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GOURMET NEWS www.gourmetnews.com n JUNE 2016 n GOURMET NEWS 3 4 A Blue Dressed in Black from Käserei Champignon In a year in which Americans are demon- strating an intense interest in blue cheeses, it's especially interesting to find one that stands out from the rest. That's a good de- scription of Grand Noir, a Käserei Champignon cheese from southern Germany that took the Best of Class award in the blue- veined cheese category at the World Cham- pion Cheese Contest earlier this year. Grand Noir and other Käserei Champignon cheeses are imported into the United States exclu- sively by Champignon North America, Inc. This year at the Fancy Food Show, Champignon North America will also be of- fering its St. Mang Bavarian Made soft- ripened cheeses and unveiling a package re- design for St. Mang Bavarian Made Limburger Cheese in booth #2474. The St. Mang Bavarian Made line includes St. Mang Bavarian Made Soft-ripened Cheese with Garden Herbs, a variety with Mild Green Peppercorns and another with Garlic & Chives. "Our products are unique in type and flavor; our innovative cheesemakers con- tinue to refine recipes to craft new and orig- inal cheeses; and our sales team is committed to continuing retail support to drive con- sumer interest," said Flynne Wiley, Champignon North America's Director of Administration & Mar- keting. Wiley accepted the award for Grand Noir at the World Champi- onship Cheese gala held April 14 in Madi- son, Wisconsin. "We are very proud of the quality of cheeses from Käserei Champignon, and we accept this honor on behalf of the master cheese makers who have crafted Grand Noir to perfection," she said at that time. Grand Noir is made from cow milk from regional farms in southern Ger- many. Each wheel is hand-dipped in black wax and then cold-ripened. The cheese that results is distinctive in its flavor, texture and appearance as the only blue-veined cheese on the market today that's aged in black wax. "We pride ourselves in the high quality of our cheeses, our continued innovation in cheesemaking, and our support of our local community," Wiley notes today. Käserei Champignon brings specialty cheeses to peo- ple around the world, yet is still a family- owned company based in the Allgäu region of Bavaria, Germany. "We have been making specialty cheeses in Bavaria for over 100 years and we continue to use only pure cow's milk sourced from our local dairy farms." For more information, visit booth #2474 during the Summer Fancy Food Show. After the show, call 201.871.7211 or visit www.champignon-usa.com. New Organic Juices and Desserts from Stanmar International By Martin Pamensky, Executive Director International Operations Stanmar International is launching Ceres Or- ganic 100 Percent Juices and Organic Fruit Smoothies in booth #4332 at this year's Summer Fancy Food Show. From farm to the table, Ceres premium range of Organic 100 Percent Pure Fruit Juices start with the careful selection of the best organic fruits from growers around the world, which meet the highest organic farming standards to bring you "Natures Perfect Juice." From humble beginnings in the Ceres Valley, our success is firmly rooted in the fact that Mother Earth lies at the heart of what we promise. We believe that by taking care of the planet, all the goodness of Mothers Earth will be absorbed into their juices. The or- ganic juices are packed in the latest state of the art facility in North America that flash pasteurizes the juice into clear PET bottles with eight months shelf life, ensuring that Ceres Juices have a ripe, flavorful and mouth-watering taste of fresh fruit, and re- tains the essential vitamins, minerals and nu- trients to give you a boost of pure natural goodness in every drop. Try it – it just tastes better when comparing to most other organic and conventional juices that are packed in glass and/or PET using a hot fill process, which affects the taste and nutritional values of the juice. The new Ceres 100 Percent Organic Fruit Juice will be available in Mango, Guava, Peach, Pear and Berry flavors. At the same time, the company is launching Ceres Pure Organic Smoothies in a 110g (3.9 ounce) pouch as an on-the-go adult snack which contains 100 percent fruit with a smoothie texture with fruit bits. All Ceres Organic Juices and Smoothies are vegan, kosher, non-GMO, no sugar added, no preservatives, gluten-free and all-natural. The Organic Smoothies will be available in Mango, Tropical and Apple Berry flavors. Stanmar has added an Unflavored Gel Dessert to its line of Simply Delish Natural desserts to allow customers to prepare their own flavored dessert by adding fruit juice and/or fruit to the Simply Delish Unflavored dessert. The company is also releasing a line of Simply Delish Natural non-dairy instant pudding mixes sweetened with a stevia blend in Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry flavors. We're the only powdered all-natural dessert that sets with soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, etc. All of the Simply Delish Sugar-Free Natural dessert products are made with natural flavorings with no preservatives or additives. They're vegan, kosher, non-GMO, parev, fat- free, sugar-free and lactose- free. All of the Stanmar Interna- tional 100 Percent Pure Fruit Juices and Sim- ply Delish products are distributed nationally in the U.S. They're currently available in Whole Foods Markets and in independent natural and specialty food stores across the country. For more information, visit Stanmar Inter- national in booth #4332 at the Summer Fancy Food Show. After the show, call 800.905.1116 or visit www.ceresjuices.com or www.simplydelish.net. chocolate because of the bitter taste. The company brings the perfect balance between the chocolate and berries to temper the bitter- ness, so even people who do not like 72 per- cent chocolate love it. Good Health Cocoa is creating its own cat- egory of chocolates. There are five varieties to choose from: Super Antioxidant, Lasting Energy, Digestion, Heart and Passion. In its Super Antioxidant, the company in- corporates tart cherries, cocoa nibs and acai berry to the chocolate to create a flavor that helps support the body's defense system. The Lasting Energy contains real blueber- ries, goji berries and ginseng to help support energy and stamina. This will not make you nervous like drinking coffee and energy drinks, but will keep you energized for hours. The Digestion variety is designed for peo- ple with weak digestive systems. The com- pany adds coconut and almonds, along with ginkgo biloba to help support the digestive system. Doctors have recommended dark choco- late for years, so the company took this knowledge and added Hawthorn to its Heart chocolate to create a product that helps to support the cardiovascular system. Guys, do you have a stash of little blue pills? You should try Passion. The company uses orange, ginger, maca and passion flower, which are beneficial for both men and women. Don't take it late at night though, or you will stay up. Eat it during the day for a couple of days and men, you will have a smile on your face for sure. The chocolates are available in bite-size squares in colorful gable boxes or bars in a point-of-purchase display. All of the ingredi- ents are non-GMO, making this the perfect product for the natural and specialty food channels. If you are passing through Denver, come tour the 15,000 square-foot chocolate fac- tory. You are sure to love it! Now you can enjoy your chocolate and the health benefits it provides! For more information, visit booth #5666. After the show go online to www.goodhealth cocoa.com and www.centennialbrands.com, or call 303.708.0300. Contact Sharon Adams, President, Centennial Brands at 303.909.3107 and sharona@centennial brands.com or Patti Shepard, Vice President, Centennial Brands at 303.708.0300 and pattis@centennialbrands.com. Good Health Cocoa (Cont'd. from p. 1) Funky Chunky Debuts New Look Funky Chunky ® LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its new packaging and re- branding efforts. "We have a new look to better communi- cate our premium positioning and our gour- met, artisan, hand-crafted confections. The theme was 'little black dress,' meaning it is simply elegant and yet perfect for many oc- casions. Our new upscale packaging better reflects the artisan crafted quality we put into all of our products," says Jeff Skogen, Direc- tor of Sales and Marketing. A little more about the product: It's all about the craving! It creates each flavor with natural ingredients, such as creamy real but- ter, fresh brown sugar, premium nuts like roasted almonds, cashews and pecans, non- GMO popcorn and crunchy perfectly salted pretzels. Then it adds the signature drizzle with the likes of sea salt caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and/or white chocolate depending on the variety and item. Funky Chunky offers many convenient packaging options as well. Let's start with the stand up bags. It has two sizes: a two- ounce small bag and a five-ounce large bag. There are also canisters: an eight-ounce mini canister and 19-ounce tall canisters. It also offers some limited time offer products and varieties. It offers a Sweetheart Mix for Valentines timing and other "special" occasions. During the fall and Thanksgiving time, it has its new Pumpkin Cream Cheese, and during the Holiday Season, it offers its popular Peppermint Bark Popcorn with choco- laty drizzle. About Funky Chunky LLC Funky Chunky specializes in gourmet pop- corn and pretzel drizzled gourmet snacks. For more than 20 years, Funky Chunky has been carefully hand-crafted in small batches. The attention to freshness and artisan flavor combinations means it will always be quality and always remembered. Its headquarters and showroom are at 7452 W. 78th St., Edina, Minn., 55439. More information is available by calling 952.938.6663 or on- line through its website at www.funkychunkyinc.com. Funky Chunky is available at fine retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Balducci's, Henri Bendel, Cost Plus World Market, By- erly's & Lunds, Kowalski's Market and hun- dreds of specialty retail shops nationally. For more information, call 952.938.6663, visit www.funkychunkyinc.com or stop by booth #4200.

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