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GOURMET NEWS www.gourmetnews.com n JUNE 2016 n GOURMET NEWS 1 5 8 profile that ends with a "suckerpunch," if you will. The Spicy Garlic Originals and the latest addition, The Bread N' BET- TER, each use 15 different spices that have retailers jumping aboard the Sucker- Punch bandwagon. This multiple category company also has introduced the Spicy Ghost Pepper Bloody Mary Mix. Company Founder David van Alphen proves that the Bloody Mary Mix is "all in the pickle" – since it purees the pickles to serve as a natural preservative and cre- ate the rich Bloody Mary Mix. The deli- cious end result proves that a clean label can produce an amazing taste with no ad- ditives or preservatives. Based out of the Chicago area, this quickly-growing brand is hitting both coasts with a punch with the help from its national distribution network and the fresh flavors delivered by the company's prod- ucts. For more information, visit www.sucker punchgourmet.com or stop by booth #4267. SuckerPunch (Cont'd. from p. 1) conventional pantry staples. These three product families consist of 45 SKUs that en- compass a wide variety of beans, rice, grains, oats, peas, seeds and lentils. Many of the Dunya Harvest products are certified or- ganic, gluten-free, free from added sugar, sodium-free and certified kosher. They come from Canada's leading manu- facturer of healthy, organic, specialty and ethnic pantry staples. This family-owned and operated company has been bringing retail- ers the foods of the world since 1974. The Shah Trading Company team works directly with its network of growers and producers around the world to deliver its customers au- thentic pantry staples from regions such as Asia, South America, the Mediterranean and Africa. With production and warehouse space in Toronto, Montreal and New Jersey, Shah offers rapid delivery, personal service and up-to-date certifications such as SQF. The Shah team prides itself in its deep un- derstanding of the growing specialty food in- dustry and regularly serves as a valued resource of category and cultural information to its customers, said Sanjeev Shah, the com- pany's Vice President of Business Develop- ment. "The Dunya Harvest line of products resonates primarily with health-conscious shoppers, such as Millennials and moms," he said. "Customers in the USA receive orders direct from Shah's New Jersey distribution center and are supported with consumer-fac- ing public relations support around key sell- ing seasons and relevant global holidays, like Diwali, to drive localized shopper demand and educate shoppers on the ease and bene- fits of incorporating our products into their healthy diets." The Dunya Harvest product line was de- signed to support retailers interested in ex- panding their product assortment to appeal more to today's health-conscious consumer who's also eager to experience authentic eth- nic cuisine from around the world. "We have a lot of retailers tell us that our products are not only growing their healthy pantry category, but are also helpful in at- tracting more natural food shoppers into their stores," Shah said. "We created the new Dunya Harvest brand out of the insight that retailers want to grow this area of their busi- ness, and because of our extensive experi- ence in this category, we are well-positioned to empower them do that. Our high-quality products, paired with competitive price, eye- catching packaging, in-house manufacturing and production, and our deep knowledge of the category make our brand a winning choice." The Toronto, Canada-based company re- cently opened a new facility to operate its own canning plant. In addition to its branded line of Dunya Harvest products, the com- pany also offers co-packing and private label packing. For more information, visit booth #1554 dur- ing the Summer Fancy Food Show. After the show, call Sanjeev Shah at 416.292.6927, email sanj@shahtrading.com, visit www.dunyaharvest.com or check out the company's social media: @DunyaHarvest on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Shah Trading (Cont'd. from p. 1) grown, harvested, manufactured, packed and served. We know how the tastes and favorites vary in any given local market. GN: What does your product lineup look like? AS: Our product line focuses and special- izes on olives. We have 65 olive varieties from seven different countries and multi- ple regions in those countries on our prod- uct list. We also make marinated mixes with our olives and vegetables. GN: What would you say is your com- pany's strength? AS: Our undivided concentration, effort and attention are given to deliver this one product in the best way possible. We have a simple philosophy of serving our cus- tomers with outstanding quality products at the best possible prices. GN: What makes you stand out in this market? AS: We can create our customers' desired product that suits their market needs best. This may be anything from the preferred olives in their area to the favored herbs and/or the de- sired brine of their customer base. We can work with our customers to establish their olive line that will be the "best seller." GN: Who are your customers and what are your plans for the future? AS: Our customers are gourmet market chains, supermarkets and distributors. We would like to expand nationwide and we welcome brokers and distributors who will contribute to our growth. For more information, visit www.valesco foods.com or stop by booth #4325. Valesco (Cont'd. from p. 1) The new organic flavors include Ginger Liqueur, Spiced Rum, Vanilla Vodka and Wheat Whiskey. "Stop by for a taste and a warm Texas welcome," said President and Founder Lecia Duke, "and learn about the connection of these first-of-a kind chocolates with the economic survival of the Huichol In- dians." Quintessential Chocolates, according to Duke, "follows a business philosophy that confers a benefit on those who make our prod- ucts and who enjoy them. This means high quality ingredients that are nutritional, sus- tainable and fit into the overall responsibility of improving our community and our world." Duke emphasized that the Certified Or- ganic liquid center chocolates "were devel- oped to respond to a custom request, and not only demonstrate that a small business could do something no other company in this indus- try has done, but to also demonstrate through taste that these products represent an exciting array of new flavor profiles. You should be prepared for an unforgettably indulgent taste sensation." Duke's career began in architecture and graphic design. Her transition to chocolates included instruction under fabled Swiss chocolatiér Art Obeholzer. Founded in 1984, Quintessential Chocolates remains the only chocolatiér in America to use the centuries- old process known as Liqueur Praliné. Located in the lovely town of Fredericks- burg, deep in the heart of the beloved Texas Hill Country, Quintessential Chocolates wel- comes visitors from around the world who come to experience the hand-crafted liquid center chocolates. For more information, stop by booth #5119 for samples, visit www.liquidchocolates.com or call 800.842.3382. Quintessential Chocolates (Cont'd. from p. 1) Bissinger's name." This combination of flavors does not dis- appoint and has long-lasting appeal for all ages. You can taste the difference that comes from handcrafting caramels in the traditional way, stirred in copper kettles. The glaze per- fectly surrounds these perfect pecans for a de- lightful crunch, and then each mammoth half is drenched in 38 percent milk chocolate – oh the chocolate! It's what Bissinger's is best known for, a chocolate-lover's pure choco- late, sourced from Côte d'Ivoire, where the beans produce the most pure chocolate flavor. This newest addition to the regal family is now presented in a beautiful newly designed packaging, with lovely water color and ele- gant framing that makes these delights a work of art, both inside the package and out – and worthy of a king. For more information, go to www.bissingers.com or stop by booth #4558. Bissinger's (Cont'd. from p. 4) lines. Both lines feature Sanders' popular Milk and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. The Three Piece Collection also introduces Milk Chocolate Espresso with Dark Drizzle Caramels while the Mini Bites are also offered in a new Peanut Butter Caramel flavor. Following a commitment to clean labels and original recipes, these caramels are all made with no artificial ad- ditives, partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats. The 3.75-ounce resealable Mini Bites packages are now available to ship with a suggested retail price of $3.99. The 1.5- ounce Three Piece Collection packages are now available to ship in attractive displayers and have a suggested retail price of $1.50. When it comes to fine pastries, the classic Almond Tea Ring has been a favorite for decades, and it's now back for a limited time only. Packaged in a vintage box, the Sanders Almond Tea Ring is a delicious flaky pastry perfect to enjoy with coffee, or at brunches and dinner parties. This item will be available to ship September through December 2016 with a suggested retail price of $7.99. Need a seasonal item to grab shoppers' at- tention this year? The adorable and indul- gent new Elf Bites have tons of flavor packed into each bite-sized piece. Choose holiday themed packages containing 3.75 ounces of Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel or Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pattie. $4.99 is the suggested retail price. Sanders Candy has been a supplier of premier gourmet confections including baked goods, gourmet dessert toppings, super premium ice cream and fine choco- lates for more than 140 years. Its well main- tained modern factory is operated under ISO 9001 quality standards, is SQF Level 3 Food Safety Registered and HACCP Cer- tified. In addition to its new offerings, it is proud to be America's first Gourmet Dessert Topping brand, the original creators of America's fun cake, the Bumpy Cake™ and pioneers of the Sea Salt Caramel phe- nomena that continues to take the choco- lates category by storm. For more information, stop by booth #1774, call 800.682.2760 or visit www.sanders candy.com. Sanders Candy (Cont'd. from p. 1)

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