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GOURMET NEWS www.gourmetnews.com n JUNE 2016 n GOURMET NEWS 2 8 Heartland Gourmet Adds Gluten-Free Mama, Cobblestone Kitchens and Coopers Best Flour to its Family of Brands In addition to its already delicious line of baked off gluten-free items, frozen doughs, gluten-free mixes and organic mixes, Heart- land Gourmet, LLC has expanded its manu- facturing line and family of brands to include a broad line of gluten-free mixes, gourmet baking mixes, gourmet cocoa and drink mixes, flour blends and pancake mixes. "We are very excited to expand our port- folio and to offer our customers a broad range of products so that they can enhance their offerings to the marketplace," says Susan Zink, Manager. "Our expansion al- lows our customers to count on us to bring them not only specialty foods to meet their dietary and nutritional needs, but foods to satisfy their cravings and taste." Its product lines allow consumers to pick up a ready to eat delicious cake or muffin in the bakery section or grab a mix from the baking, all-natural or gluten- free isle. Heartland Gourmet prides itself on manufacturing clean label, organic and gluten-free prod- ucts using only the best ingredients from reliable suppliers. Its manufacturing facil- ity is a 54,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that allows it to segregate gluten- free manufacturing from organic and gourmet manufacturing on both the frozen and dry production lines. It is SQF Level II, GFSI, (Gluten-Free Certified) and Or- ganic Certified. You can rely on Heartland Gourmet to help your cus- tomers come back again and again. The expansion of the fa- cility and the family of brands has also increased its capacity for private label, co-packing and product development. Its product develop- ment specialists have over 30 years com- bined experience. It specializes in taking products from concept to actual. For more information, call Susan at 800.735.6828, email susan@ heartlandgourmet.com or visit www .heartlandgourmet.com. Passage Foods Thailand Range Available in More Countries than Any Other Thai Range Passage to Thailand™ Simmer Sauces, Aus- tralia's No. 2 Thai cooking sauce, has been available in the U.S. since 2010. Consisting of three different all-natural sauces, each is a recipe of traditional ethnic cuisine created to deliver authentic restaurant quality flavor and made only from fresh, natural ingredients. The range consists of Pad Thai, Thai Basil and Sweet Chili and Red Thai Curry sauces. With spices sourced directly from various regions of Thailand and Southeast Asia, each product is free of gluten, MSG, preservatives and is non-GMO. "The growing ethnic diversity in our U.S. population and a resurgence in cooking driven by chef-hosted programs has grown the market for ethnic foods to a record high," noted Passage Foods' Mark MacKenzie. "The ethnic Asian food market is a $2.2 billion retail industry in the U.S. and is expected to expand an additional 20 percent over the next four years, with Indian and Thai foods showing the largest increase in consumer demand," said MacKenzie. In addi- tion, the Asian/Indian restaurant segment has seen double-digit growth for the last four years, and although retreating some recently, the number of ethnic grocery offerings expanded as more people try cooking Thai, Indian and other ethnic foods at home. As more consumers identify them- selves as 'cooking enthusiasts' and look to experiment with new flavors, they are fueling the demand for what were once exotic foods. Today's ethnic consumer is more mainstream, more affluent and younger according to Mintel International. While young adults are the most adventurous in trying global cuisines, they are also very demanding of prod- ucts that offer all-natural and healthy ingredients – a cornerstone of the entire Passage Foods product line. Passage to Thailand sauces are a part of a simple three-step meal solution that satisfies the needs of the time-starved consumer. Add the sauce to meat, seafood or veg- etables, simmer and serve over rice for a gourmet meal in less than 20 minutes. About Passage Foods Passage Foods is an affiliate of Flavour Makers Pty. Ltd., the second largest seasoning manufacturer in Australia. All Passage Foods Simmer Sauces are manu- factured in the company's ISO certified facili- ties and conform to some of the most stringent and clean product manufacturing requirements in the world. For additional product and consumer market information, call 800.860.1045, ext. 204 or visit Passage Foods online at www .passagefoods.com. DeBrand Fine Chocolates Provides Something for Every Customer DeBrand Fine Chocolates was built on a foundation of creating high quality products with the cornerstone of demanding excel- lence in every detail. For this Indiana-based chocolatier, every aspect of every product is important, from the packaging to the product inside. "We want to make sure that when a cus- tomer is giving the gift of DeBrand that they make a stunning first impression," says Owner and Founder Cathy Brand-Beere. But it's what's found inside the rich, upscale packaging that turns a wonderful first im- pression into an unforgettable, indulgent ex- perience. The Classic Collection and Truffle Collec- tion are two of DeBrand's most popular as- sortments, and for good reason. The Classic Collection consists of timeless favorites, in- cluding luscious caramel variations, pure fruit creams bursting with wonderfully intense flavors, as well as reinspired traditional selections like the Gourmet PBJ. The Truffle Collection is the perfect gift for the ultimate chocolate lover with 12 artisti- cally designed pieces that seem almost too beautiful to eat. Both collections are of- fered in bulk boxes for display cases as well as in prepackaged popular assortments in a variety of sizes and price points. From the careful design of the molds to each silky rich center, Cathy Brand-Beere's passion for gourmet chocolate is clear. "It's a love of art and creativity which is executed in the form of chocolate," Brand- Beere says. From impressive gifts to impulse items, De- Brand offers something for every customer! Visit DeBrand Fine Choco- lates in Atlanta, booth #23210 and NY NOW, booth #3485. After the shows, call 260.969.8331 or email wholesale@ debrand.com. Learn more at www.debrand.com. Sarabeth's Offers Mini Mason Jars for Award-Winning Spreadable Fruit Sarabeth's iconic 18-ounce jar has been a fa- vorite with customers for nearly 35 years. How- ever, as waistlines, refrigerators and households have slimmed down in size, so has Sarabeth's spreadable fruit jar offering. Sarabeth's now of- fers 17 flavors in a custom and iconic mini mason jar with 9 ounces of unique, award win- ning spreadable fruit. This size is welcomed by retailers such as Gelsons, Albertsons, Whole Foods, Straub's, AJ's, The Fresh Markets, Nugget and Weiss Markets to just name a few. Retailers are finding that consumers respond fa- vorably to the competitive SRP and more user friendly size. Sarabeth's 9-ounce custom jar generates more trial, offers greater flavor selec- tion on shelf and results in higher sale velocities. The average SRP is $5.49. The award winning preserves and marmalades are Made in the USA, OU Kosher and in process of Non-GMO Verification. Charlie Apt, President of Sarabeth's, believes that the brand has endless consumer appeal in categories outside jams and jellies. For exam- ple, Sarabeth's line of granola, comprised of three flavors, is increasingly popular as an al- ternative to the large commercial brands. The granola recipes were tested and proven in the Sarabeth's restaurants over the last 20 years. They are available in 12-ounce bags with a sug- gested retail of $7.95 each (Classic, Raspberry and Blueberry/Cranberry). Also the brand sells a popular hot chocolate mix in a custom 12- ounce tin. The Sarabeth's Hot Chocolate Parisi- enne retails for $12.99. Sarabeth's is introducing a new flavor in 2016 – Kashmir, a rich blend of chocolate and spices that tantalize the taste buds. The spices, which include cinnamon, car- damom and ginger to include a few, combined with the semi sweet chocolate wafers and cocoa, create a mouthwatering blend of spicy hot chocolate perfection. In addition to the granola and hot chocolate, Sarabeth's extends the line into pancake and waffle mix. Sarabeth's Perfect Pancake and Waffle Mix is made with whole wheat flower and maple sugar to offer consumers a healthier and tastier twist on the traditional pancake bat- ter. The Pancake and Waffle Mix comes in a 19- ounce sealed bag and retails for $9.99. Sarabeth's is releasing a traditional Classic Pan- cake and Waffle Mix in 2016, which will have wholesome ingredients such as buttermilk and enriched flour. The lineup of Sarabeth's spe- cialty foods also includes flavored coffees which retail for $8.99 in a 12-ounce bag. In 2015, the coffee line was enhanced with im- proved packaging and better quality Arabica coffee beans. For more information, email sales@sarabeth.com, visit www.sarabeth.com, call 800.773.7378 or stop by booth #2936.

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