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Winter Fancy Food Show Special Edition

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Coco Polo Slap Ya Mama Hammond's Candies SEE  PAGE 7 / VISIT BOOTH 4523 SEE  PAGE 104 / VISIT BOOTH 481 SEE  PAGE 52 / VISIT BOOTH 3819 GOURMET NEWS ® T H E B U S I N E S S N E W S P A P E R JANUARY 2014 Do Premium Pasta Sauces Mix Well with Cooked Scorpions? An interview with Dave Hirschkop, President, Dave's Gourmet Inc. GN: What types of products does your company make and what is their history? F O R n T H E G O U R M E T I N D U S T R Y SPECIAL SHOW ISSUE Robert Rothschild Farm's Successful 2013 With a record year in 2013, Robert Rothschild Farm continues to expand its business and build the brand. In 1984, the family-founded company had a humble beginning as a pick-your-own raspberry farm. Today, Robert Rothschild Farm is a recognized leader in the gourmet food industry and is celebrating 30 years of innovation. Robert Rothschild Farm's President, Jim Gordon, discusses the company, what makes it successful and what makes it unique. Brownie Brittle Reveals What's New for 2014 Interview with Sheila G. Mains, CEO and Founder of Brownie Brittle LLC GN: Why do you think Brownie Brittle™ has grown in popularity over the past year? DH: My company started out producing and still makes hot sauces, especially incendiary ones, but we primarily sell innovative high-end pasta sauces. I started making mouth-melting hot sauces to get drunks out of my former restaurant, but started marketing them because I realized that there were GN: What has contributed to the growth of Robert Rothschild Farm in 2013? SGM: Brownie Brittle is a low calorie, easily accessible and very addictive [in a good way] snack! Our customers are incredibly loyal and always willing to share the good news about our product with their friends and family. Continued on Page 124 Continued on Page 124 Continued on Page 118 Passage Foods Sauces Now Certified Gluten-Free Find Out What KettlePop Has In Store for 2014 GN: What does Passage Foods have on its plate for 2014? GN: Tell readers about KettlePop. What's your main line of business? An interview with Mark S. MacKenzie, Managing Director, Passage Foods North America An interview with Jeff Schletewitz, Principal Populator, KettlePop Dorval Offers Finest in Chocolate and Cocoa with Premium Collection MSM: The last 12 months have been non-stop for our business and we don't see that slowing down this year— all exciting and frantic for our team. In 2013, we added nine new cooking sauces, expanding our range of simmer sauces to represent authentic cuisine from more than a dozen countries around the world and teamed up with JS: At KettlePop, our main line of business is premium organic popped popcorn. Our customers tell us KettlePop is the world's best popcorn. We pioneered popping fresh kettle corn live on-site at outdoor events. Today, we capture this experience in a bag so you can enjoy it at any time from your local natural foods retailer. In 2011, Dorval launched its first item under the Dorval Premium Collection® brand: 2.64-ounce Chocolate Sticks imported from Holland. The Chocolate Sticks are available in four flavor varieties: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Mint Dark Chocolate and Caramel Milk Chocolate. As a follow-up to their initial offering, in 2012 Dorval introduced its 2.64-ounce Crispy Chocolate Thins in Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate, and the newest flavor profiles to the Collection: Milk Chocolate with Orange and Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut. The delicate, thin chocolates with Continued on Page 120 Continued on Page 118 Continued on Page 110 Partners: New Non-GMO Gluten-Free Crackers RiceSelect Introduces Three New Rice Blend Options Mokk-a European Coffee Blends Gain Converts in the U.S. Partners, A Tasteful Choice Company, maker of all-natural, non-GMO, wholesome and delicious crackers, cookies and granola, has launched its first gluten-free line, Free for All Kitchen™. Since 1992, Founder Marian Harris has taken great care to create and perfect every one of her recipes and the new gluten-free additions are no exception. "I was looking for an alternative to the gluten-free crackers in the marketplace that are heavily processed or rely on rice fillers," said Marian Harris. "Our new glutenfree crackers are made from cassava root flour and a blend Consumers are constantly looking for alternatives to the same old side dishes. RiceSelect™, producers of well-known Texmati® rice, announces the introduction of three new product options: Royal Blend® with Chia, RiceSelect Arborio with Jalapeño and RiceSelect Arborio with Mushrooms. Royal Blend with Chia is an addition to RiceSelect's already successful Royal Blend product line. It's a nutritious combination of Texmati Light Brown, whole wheat orzo and chia seeds. The chia packs a tremendous nutrition punch with twice the protein of other seeds and grains along with Are you growing weary of the fad for single varietals that dominate the U.S. coffee market? Tired of the same old over-roasted brew served at your local cafe? So was Karen Hawa Glavimans, so she started Mokk-a European Coffee to bring distinctive old-world flavors to American coffee lovers. Now in the company's fourth year, the five Mokk-a blends are making more and more headway into the top of the continental U.S. market, which has been dominated by the craze for single varietals for years. "The recipe for each coffee blend is as precise as the Continued on Page 118 Continued on Page 110 Continued on Page 120

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