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Gourmet News Special Edition for 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

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GOURMET NEWS www.gourmetnews.com n JANUARY 2016 n GOURMET NEWS 1 2 4 Vintage Italia Pushes the Boundaries of Snack Innovation Innovation has always been the key to Jerry Bello's success in the specialty food industry. Bello is a pioneer in the healthy snack category, having launched many best-selling products, and his latest brain- child, Vintage Italia's Pasta Chips, is help- ing further his snack innovation success. Pasta Chips, the low-calorie, low-fat, low-cholesterol chip is single-handedly putting pasta back on the map as a baked pasta snack. In fact, Pasta Chips is the very first company to bring a baked pasta snack to the marketplace – typical of Bello's innovation in specialty food. This skinny pasta snack is light and crispy and has just 120 calories per serv- ing, 60 percent less fat than regular potato chips and 20 percent less fat than pita chips, and is kosher and GMO-free. The snack, available in signature original, as well as five other tantalizing flavors, in- cluding Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Garlic Olive Oil and Mediterranean Sea Salt, utilizes the semolina flour, an- cient grains and Italian herbs that were celebrated more than 800 years ago. In addition to continually expanding the line with new flavor innovation, Bello has continued to improve his product by making it not only a healthier 'skinny' snack, but a GMO-free one to boot. Bello truly under- stands the importance of giving healthier snackers many tempt- ing options. To that end, the newest flavor to the family, Veggie, is now available for order. This chip is infused with actual vegetables that include spinach, broccoli and kale. Bello and his team continue to push the boundaries of snack innovation and will be expanding their pasta based snack of- ferings in 2016. Stay tuned for exciting news to be announced in January at the Winter Fancy Food Show. Pasta Chips are available in-store at A&P, Chamberlin's, DuaneReade, Harris Teeter, Hyvee, King Kullen, Kings, Mari- ano's Fresh Market, Meijer, Pick'n Save, Publix, Randalls, Roche Bros., Roundy's, Safeway, Schnucks, Shaws, Sendik's Food Market, The Fresh Market, Tops Friendly Markets, Vons, Walmart, WinCo Foods and other retailers nationwide and at www.pastachips.com. For more information, visit www.pas- tachips.com or stop by booth #1786. New Size, Packaging & Whole Grain Stamp of Approval for Pereg Gourmet Visit Pereg Gourmet at the Winter Fancy Food Show booth #220 and online at www.pereg-gourmet.com. Quinoa is the one of the world's most pop- ular 'superfoods.' It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, and doesn't contain any gluten. Pereg Gourmet, a leading producer of quinoa, is showcasing its new five-ounce box of tri-color quinoa with updated packag- ing, among other products, at the Winter Fancy Food Show. Its tri-color quinoa is cur- rently available in 16-ounce bags. Pereg is pleased to have received the Whole Grain Stamp from the Whole Grains Council (wholegrainscouncil.org) for its quinoa mixes, plain quinoa, red quinoa and new tri-color quinoa (in all packaging vari- eties). The eye-catching black and gold Whole Grain Stamp makes finding true whole grains simple. Each "stamped" prod- uct guarantees consumers a great source of whole grains, making it easier to get the rec- ommended three servings or more of whole grains each day. "The demand for quinoa has risen sharply in recent years, particularly as it contains healthy, complete proteins and a fantastic, gluten-free and wheat-free alterna- tive. Due to contin- ued growth in demand for quinoa, Pereg has selected a diverse line of all natural quinoa prod- ucts that offer many choices to help con- sumers discover and enjoy their favorite quinoa dishes," says Gill Schneider, President of Pereg Gourmet. Pereg Gourmet quinoa products include quinoa mixes, plain quinoa, red quinoa and tri-color quinoa, as well as quinoa flour, quinoa pasta and quinoa pops cereal. Pereg Gourmet was established in 1906, and remains a family-owned business, based in Clifton, New Jersey. It first became known for its vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, more than 60 in all, from traditional favorites to exotics from around the culinary world. In addition to spices and quinoa products, Pereg also produces flavored basmati rice, couscous, farro, salad toppings and alterna- tive flours. All Pereg products are healthful, certified kosher, dairy and lactose-free as well as all natural, with no additives or preservatives. Many are also certified whole grains, gluten-free and non-GMO. Consumers can visit www.pereg-spices.com for additional information and recipes. Fol- low Pereg on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peregourmet and Twitter @pereggourmet. Learn more at booth #220. White Coffee Aids Fundación Amigos del Café Efforts with Honduran BioCup White Coffee Corporation introduces a new BioCup ® product – Organic Honduras Breakfast Blend – a delicious medium roast that features coffee sourced from entrepre- neurs and cooperatives affiliated with Fun- dación Amigos del Café (Friends of Coffee Foundation), a non-profit organization based in Honduras. The foundation's mission is to improve the standard of living of the coffee families living in the western part of Hon- duras. White Coffee provides monetary assis- tance to the Friends of Coffee Foundation to support its focused initiatives in Honduras, including social integration, education, health, food security, economic development and good environmental practices. The 10-count Organic Honduras Breakfast Blend boxes are available nationwide. They are compatible with 2.0 brewing systems and are biodegradable, compostable and certified organic by Quality Assurance International. "We are hon- ored to be active in the communi- ties we serve and source, either by donating our time or resources," says Jonathan White, Executive Vice Presi- dent of White Coffee Corporation. "White Coffee is proud to partner with this forward thinking foundation and enthusiastically monitor its progress." In the past, White Coffee has successfully partnered with other non-profit organiza- tions, including City Harvest, Emeril La- gasse Foundation, The Relief Boutique and local food pantries in the Long Island City area, as well as coffee sourcing communities all over the world. About White Coffee Corporation White Coffee Corporation is based in Long Island City, New York, and is a third- generation, certified woman-owned business in operation since 1939. As a core part of its coffee offerings, White Coffee is proud of its collaboration with prominent licensed brands. For more information, go to www.whitecof- fee.com, call 800.221.0140 or stop by booth #3905. Blue Bay Crab's Beach House Buzz on Shelves Now Blue Crab Bay Co. is abuzz with big news: Beach House Buzz ® has hit the shelves! This gourmet snack mix from the Virginia com- pany known worldwide for its peanut prod- ucts features two flavors of super-extra-large Virginia peanuts – sea-salted and spicy honey-toasted; cashews; dried cranberries; pretzel balls; oat bran sesame sticks; and the piece de resistance, dark-chocolate-covered espresso beans. Blue Crab Bay, which regularly garners praise for its delightful, coastal-inspired packaging, has chosen to adorn this tasty mix – an ideal holiday or corporate gift – with a label showcasing colorful beach cottages in- spired by those of the mid-Atlantic, the re- gion the company calls home. Beach House Buzz joins an extensive lineup of snacks: Sea Salt Nuts; Crab House Nuts ® , gourmet Virginia peanuts with Chesa- peake Bay Seasoning; Crab House Crunch™, gourmet peanut squares with Chesapeake Bay Seasoning; Sandbaggers ® Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Peanuts; Skip- jacks ® Spicy Honey Roasted Peanuts; Bar- nacles ® Spicy Snack Mix; and Surf Doggies ® Spicy Honey Mustard Peanuts. The purveyor of classic coastal cuisine is in its 30th year. In 1985, Blue Crab Bay Founder Pamela Barefoot sat down at her rural kitchen table to create herb blends for clam and crab dip. Since that historic day, her company has safely navigated the perils facing small businesses on Virginia's rural Eastern Shore. The specialty foods producer has come back from a fire in the start-up months, weathered recessions and success- fully reached beyond its remote location to a larger market seeking high-quality specialty foods and crab stoneware. Its environment is the source and inspira- tion for many of its products, including its clam-juice infused Bloody Mary mixer, Sting Ray ® . Blue Crab Bay, operating under the corporate um- brella of Bay Be- yond Inc., offers a variety of gourmet items for entertain- ing, including mix- ers, seafood dip kits, party dip blends and other seasonings and condiments, along with imported stoneware decorated with a blue crab that was designed by an Eastern Shore artist. Retailers can visit www.baybeyond.net for more information. Contact the company at 800.221.2722, ext. 3 or sales@baybeyond. net. Stop by booth #411 at the show to learn more.

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