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OCG Daily June 3 2013 IDDBA

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O C G S h o w D a i l y 4 5 M o n d a y, J u n e 3 , 2 0 1 3 Van Oriental Food, Inc (Cont'd from p. 1) parents, Van and Kim Nguyen who came to America with less than $100 in their pockets. Now, 27 years later, we have built a successful busi- ness on hard work and old fashioned values that is on its second generation of leadership. OCGSD: What would you say makes your company unique? TM: Our total company commitment to quality and consistency has created a culture where everyone strives to do their best. My dad always says that we make millions of egg rolls but our cus- tomers eat them one at time. Every person is part of the family and works hard to accomplish our mission of making every bite the best one. OCGSD: Are you introducing any new products? TM: Yes. We are preparing to roll out a line of handheld snacks and appe- tizers, including snack size egg rolls and spring rolls. We see this category as one of the hottest trends in our industry. Come by our booth and we would love to discuss specifics with you. OCGSD: Who are your target end-users? TM: VAN Oriental Food is the national recognized provider of deli egg rolls. The savory, fresh egg rolls are offered in a convenient Grab & Go retail package. VAN provides innovation through food service items, custom formulations, co- packing and private label opportunities. In the current market, the need for quali- ty and convenient hand held items has continued to grow. Customers look to VAN Oriental Food for successful solu- tions; shouldn't you too? OCGSD: What was the most signifi- cant event affecting your company in the past year? TM: We are proud to have completed our annual GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) re-certification, which is a direct reflection of our commitment to the highest quality and food safety. The state of the art plant was val- idated and recognized against an interna- tional standard and was found to be top notch. For more information visit www .vaneggrolls.com, call 214-630-0333 or email sales.global@vanfoods.com ―or just stop by booth 5860 at the Dairy-Deli-Bake Show in Orlando, Fla. Klondike Cheese Co (Cont'd from p. 1) LB: Klondike Cheese Company is a family-owned business that is operated by the third and fourth generations of the Buholzer family. Ron, Dave and Steve Buholzer are the owners and all three are certified Wisconsin Master Cheese Makers in Feta Cheese. Traditional Greek-style feta is Klondike's main line of cheese. Klondike produces feta in pails, vacu- um-packed loaves, and pre-crumbled forms in various sizes. Klondike pro- duces feta under the Odyssey ® brand and also packs private label. In addition to Odyssey Feta Cheese, we ventured on a new Odyssey producing Greek yogurt starting this year. This creamy thick and tasty Greek yogurt will be available in foodservice, industrial and retail under the Odyssey brand and private label. We are confident that the same high quality standards and care will be carried over into our Greek yogurt. OCGSD: What makes your company unique? LB: We have a commitment to making great cheese, and truly have the knowl- edge and abilities to make the best feta cheese out there. Even now our fourth generation cheesemakers are in the process to apply to the Master Cheesemaker program that is only avail- able in the state of Wisconsin. We have consistently placed every year in cheese competitions. Receiving first place in the 2013 World Cheese Competition has been a great feeling and confirms that we stand for great tasting quality cheeses. By diversifying into Greek yogurt we can encompass the Mediterranean cuisine which will make us unique to some cus- tomers. It is that family tradition and ded- ication that sets our products apart from other companies that may not have the same values. OCGSD: Are you introducing any new products this year? LB: Our latest excitement is of course the Odyssey Greek yogurt that is current- ly available. We have a 0 percent and 2 percent and 10 percent Plain. Flavors available are Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach, Black Cherry, and Vanilla. With all the added health bene- fits of two times the protein and low fat you can go wrong with using our Greek yogurt as a sour cream or mayonnaise substitute. We also have mastered an amazing tasting Fat Free Feta that is superior in the market place. Because of its great flavor we are able expand our market into more health conscious con- sumers, and they don't have to sacrifice the flavor. OCGSD: Where is your current product emphasis? LB: The launch of our Greek yogurt has been the main focus, but from there we will be exploring Greek yogurt dips and spreads. Exploring new avenues and recipes to include Greek yogurt as an ingredient, but also you can eat by itself with some fresh fruit. We are also seeing tremendous growth in our crumbled feta products across all categories. In order to keep up with increasing demand, we have installed more packaging lines that will help us get through the summer's busy season. To learn more about Klondike Cheese Company's fine products, call 608-325- 3021, visit www.klondikecheese.com or stop by booth 4431. Gordo's (Cont'd from p. 1) freshness, flavor and high quality man- ufacturing technology. We believe there is no substitute for quality or freshness. The people in our organiza- tion is inspired and has the passion to succeed. The culture that we developed is performance-driven with great accountability; that's why we continue to grow. OCGSD: Tell our readers about your products. KC: We manufacture Gordo's® Cheese Dip: the authentic Mexican restaurant-style cheese dip. It's made with real cheese and natural ingredi- ents. Our tagline "The Real Taste Of Old Mexico" is a true testament to the six unique flavors we produce: Original, Mild, Hot, Cheese 'n Salsa, Chipotle and the newest Yellow Queso. And, it comes in 16-ounce, safe microwaveable containers. Gordo's has become a household name for par- ties and snacking. OCGSD: What distinguishes your prod- uct from the competition? KC: The quality, freshness, flavor and packaging. Our square containers are memorable and distinctive. OCGSD: What is your outlook in gener- al for your product line? KC: We are very optimistic; our product line is ahead of the curve with more con- sumers looking to increase natural prod- ucts in their diets. While some people prefer to dip with chips, the health-con- scious consumer prefers dipping with fresh fruits or veggies. We're very focused on consumer needs and are always looking for opportunities to expand our lineup. OCGSD: How about your distribution? KC: We distribute our products through major retailers nationwide, we have availability gaps in some areas, but are working very hard to fill the holes in the distribution system. OCGSD: How can our readers find out more about your company? KC: They can visit our website gor- doscheesedip.com, or call Allen Lydick at 919-676-6920, or Call us direct at 404- 366-4442. For more information, visit booth 1366, go online to www.gordoscheesedip.com or call 404-366-4442. Dancing Deer Baking Company (Cont'd from p. 1) "better for you," all-natural 100 per- cent whole grain brownies and cook- ies. These six whole grain treats include rich Peanut Butter & Jelly Squares, earthy Fruit & Nut Squares, flavor-bursting Cranberry Orange with White Chocolate Cookies, and amaz- ingly-dense Chocolate Chunk Brownies, to name a few. "We were inspired to incorporate whole grains into our award-winning gourmet baked treats because of the wonderful flavor and richness they add," said Jennifer Shelley, Master Baker at Dancing Deer Baking Company. "There is scientific evi- dence that every whole grain in your diet helps. We have perfected the art of including whole grains, while deliver- ing the same outstanding taste Dancing Deer products have been known for by consumers for over 19 years." Capitalizing on two additional hot trends, Dancing Deer plans to unveil a line of five thin and crispy cookies made from all non-GMO ingredients. Consumers are more conscious than ever of the quality and origin of the foods they eat, and sweet treats are no exception. An interest in non-GMO products is beginning to gain real momentum, particularly among dedi- cated natural products consumers who are actively seeking out non-GMO labels. Aside from this "better for you" positioning, these great tasting crisp and light cookies melt in your mouth. Fabulous flavors have long been a signature trait of Dancing Deer, and these cookies do not disappoint. Launching this summer, the Thin & Crispy Collection includes: Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Macadamia, Ginger Spice, Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee, and Sweet Lemon Burst. Eight .75-ounce cookies are packed in a square stackable plastic tub for easy merchandising, and carry 45-60 days shelf life after thaw. In addition to the whole grain and non-GMO initiatives at Dancing Deer, test kitchen development continues on best in class gluten-free cookies and brownies, also expected to launch this summer. When it comes to great tast- ing all-natural cookies and brownies with better for you benefits, Dancing Deer Baking Company simply delivers at the highest level. Dancing Deer Baking Company is a company of people who are passion- ate about food, nature, aesthetics and community. Since 1994, the company has been known for its delicious tast- ing all-natural brownies, cookies, cakes and baking mixes, which are sold in specialty, natural food and grocery stores nationwide. Dancing Deer has won many national awards for its distinctive products and innova- tive business practices, was one of the first 25 Massachusetts companies to be certified as a Sustainable Business Leader, and in 2012 became one of Massachusetts' first Benefit Corporations. Visit Dancing Deer at booth 1340 at Dairy-Deli-Bake 2013 or contact the company at 888-699-3337 x501 or via email at Wholesale@DancingDeer.com for more information.

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