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Naturally Healthy spring 2016

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NATURALLY HEALTHY www.gourmetnews.com n MARCH 2016 n GOURMET NEWS N H 6 4 N Divine Chocolate: Owned by Cocoa Farmers, Made for Chocolate Lovers Divine Chocolate, the leading Fairtrade com- pany 44 percent owned by cocoa farmers, is looking forward to meeting colleagues and customers at Natural Products Expo West to present a premium Fairtrade holiday range and two new 3.5-ounce bar flavors. Divine's vision is a world where chocolate is cherished by everyone, including the fam- ily farmers who grow the cocoa. Divine is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. The farmers of Kuapa Kokoo get paid a Fairtrade price for their beans and receive a social premium that the cooperative invests in schools, clean drinking water, medical clinics and women's entrepreneurship projects. Plus, as owners they get a share in the profits, a say in the company and a voice in the global market- place. Together with the farmers who own Divine Chocolate, consumers ensure income and opportunities to cocoa farming families and a much sweeter future. Divine Chocolate offers a gorgeous range of chocolate bars and seasonal items made from the finest quality cocoa. Hand har- vested, shade grown, slow fermented cocoa is crafted into timeless recipes to deliver a chocolate experience that is truly divine. From rich dark chocolate to smooth milk chocolate and a creamy white chocolate with pure cocoa butter, there is something to match every chocolate lover's palate. All Divine Chocolate is traceable from bean to bar, natural, non-GMO and Fairtrade Certified. Divine is committed to including as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible in its range, and to perfecting recipes that do not use ingredients the com- pany chooses to avoid, such as palm oil. Join Divine at booth #5443 to discover holiday delights such as its classic Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar; five percent of sales of the Advent Calendar in 2016 will go towards purchasing bam- boo bicycles for children of Kuapa Kokoo farming families. Visitors to the booth will also find de- lightful After Dinner Mint Thins, Belgian Chocolate Collections, Hannukah Gelt and fabulous new stocking stuffers such as a Mini-Bar Flight in bestselling Divine flavors. Divine is also pleased to showcase two new pre- mium 3.5-ounce bars: Dark Chocolate with Toffee & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate with Pink Himalayan Salt, available September 2016. Whatever the chocolate moment – make it Divine. For more information, visit www. divinechocolate.com/us or stop by booth #5443. Classic Mom's Pasta Sauces are Organic & Non-GMO The award-winning Mom's Pasta Sauce line boasts classic, kitchen-made recipes that have garnered a loyal following for years. In- corporating only the freshest and clean in- gredients, from whole vegetables to just the right amount of herbs and spices, Mom stirs up healthful pasta sauces complete with fla- vorful goodness. With 10 traditional Italian flavors like Garlic & Basil Spaghetti Sauce and Special Marinara, there are many great, wholesome options for everyone to enjoy. The line also boasts four products that are verified to be free of genetically modified or- ganisms and two that are certified organic. The Mom's brand also includes a line of soups and a line of meal starters. The Soup line boasts three classic flavors, including Tomato Basil Soup, Bolognese Soup and Roasted Red Pepper Bisque. Mom's Tomato Basil Soup, a sofi ® award-winning finalist, has an exquisite and naturally rich flavor, as it is made with real cream and butter. Mom's Meal Starters include classic comfort-food flavors "just like Mom used to make," like Hearty Chicken Pot Pie Starter, Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Starter and Wholesome & Fresh Veggie Chili Starter. The clean ingredient profiles of all Mom's products embody the brand's focus of providing wholesome and healthful, easy-to-prepare, high-quality meals for today's on-the-go family and indi- viduals alike. Mom's is a family brand of Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods, a family- owned business lo- cated in the heart of the Texas Hill Coun- try in Fredericksburg, Texas. Fischer & Wieser, maker of the Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce ® , also manufac- tures sauces, preserves, mustards and salsas and is distributed throughout the United States, Mexico and beyond. For more information, visit www.jelly.com or stop by booth #4068. Salty Girl Paves Road for Consumer Demand for Sustainable Seafood When Salty Girl Seafood Co-founders Laura Johnson and Norah Eddy met while pursuing their graduate degrees in marine resource management at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the two would never have dreamed they'd be launching a company the day they graduated. The pair, who became fast friends over a shared love of the ocean and fisheries, developed the idea for their sustainable, traceable seafood company while studying fisheries in the Galapagos Is- lands. It was here that Co-founder Johnson says, "We saw an opportunity for a market- based incentive to solve an environmental problem. That's what we wanted to do. We wanted to be the missing link on the path to- ward sustainability for fisheries." As fish lovers, the masters at Salty Girl quickly became the go-to resource for con- sumers wanting more information on buying and cooking seafood. Consumers were con- stantly asking the duo for help on how to find and prepare sustainable seafood at home. As active, health-conscious young women, the two were motivated to develop a product line that made choosing and preparing seafood easy. Applying their love of cooking seafood, they developed a line of pre-marinated filets with healthy, simple recipes. And so their re- tail line, all sustainably sourced and fully traceable back to where and how the fish was caught, was born. Almost two years since they graduated, Johnson and Eddy have grown their young brand to an internationally recognized name in sustainable seafood, winning the prestigious 2015 Fish 2.0 competition and re- ceiving attention from Forbes, NPR and The Huffington Post. Today the brand remains true to its early tenets of sustainability and traceability. The company was founded out of a love of the ocean and the belief that serving sustainable, traceable seafood should be simple, and fun. In the world of seafood, sustainability and traceability go hand-in-hand. At its core, knowing where seafood was caught and how it was harvested is the best way to ensure that it was sourced responsibly. Salty Girl Seafood provides easy to understand trace- ability information on each package. For a team of environmental scientists, sustainability isn't just buzz- word, but a cornerstone of the company and the reason for in- centivizing sustainable practices in fisheries around the world. "We are always seeking to iden- tify fisheries where Salty Girl can act as a market-based incen- tive," Eddy says, "where we have an active role in improving fisheries' sustainability." As a millennial-owned seafood company in the Natural Food category, Salty Girl is changing the way Americans think about — and buy — seafood. The Salty Girl line is currently offered from San Diego to San Francisco, and select states on the East Coast, with new stores offering the line weekly. For more information, visit booth #8038. California Label Products Inc. a Leading Supplier of Label and Tag Products California Label Products Inc. began oper- ations in 1998 as a joint venture between 25-year apparel industry veteran Gary Garfield and West Coast packaging supply leader California Supply Inc., which was founded in 1970. Combining Garfield's knowledge of labels with California Sup- ply's longstanding position in the packaging supply industry, California Label Products (CLP) quickly became a leading supplier of label and tag products. CLP offers many items that allow hard- line manufacturers to communicate brand- ing and product information, including full color stickers, hangtags and backer cards. It has an in-house art and design team that ex- cels in brand image creativity and finding cost-effective solutions for every budget. Its entire production team is dedicated to prod- uct quality and color management. It supplies in-plant printing systems, in- cluding one-color thermal from Zebra, Datamax and Printronix as well as full- color, high-speed inkjet printing systems. The Afinia L-801 inkjet printer has an 8.5- inch print width, photo-quality 1600 DPI resolution, and can print at 60 feet/min. Its high-capacity ink tanks hold 1.25 liters of total ink for large runs while its easy access doors provide for fast, simple media and ink replacement. For even more in-plant capability, the Afinia DLP-2000 takes the L-801's out- standing printing power and adds both die cutting and laminating stations. The Roto- Metrics cylinder accepts flexible dies up to 12 inches in length allowing for fast, accu- rate die cutting of any shape. Both of these models allow manufacturers of all types to produce high-quality, full color product la- bels on demand, all without pay- ing for a single plate. It also spe- cializes in items for softline man- ufacturers, such as printed fabric labels, woven labels and heat transfer labels. Re- garding natural products, CLP's eco- friendly or "green" initiatives include offering natural-fiber-based label and tag materials such as cotton, hemp, recycled papers and polyesters, and lastly both soy- and water-based inks. For more information, visit www. californialabel.com or stop by booth #230.

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