Store Brands

NOV 2016

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New Product Concepts 1 8 2 Store Brands / November 2016 / ALL PRODUCTS LISTED NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BRANDING. Toasted coconut chips Loco Brands introduced a line of premium Thai coconut chips in Origi- nal, Salt & Vinegar, Sweet Thai Chili and Chocolate flavors. The products are 100 percent natural and GMO-free. The company describes its clean-label Nudie coconut snack products with the tagline "as nature intended." Alcohol-infused cakes Rum Sisters introduced alcohol-infused cakes in several varieties. The Keel Over is made with signature dark rum. The Bushwacker is made with coconut rum and chocolate. The Big O, meanwhile, combines a proprietary cake recipe with Irish whiskey and cream, while the Drunken Monkey is described as "eating banana bread with a bourbon kick." Island Time incorporates the flavor of crushed pineapple, shredded coconut and coconut rum. And the Twisted Sista features Kahlua and dark chocolate. The Keel Over and the Twisted Sista come in gluten-free varieties. The cakes are available in three sizes –– large, small and petite. Filet mignon–inspired dog treats EuroCan Pet Products is debuting a filet mignon- inspired treat for dogs that contains just two all-natural ingredients, chondroitin and glucosamine, which are part of normal cartilage. These ingredients promote bone and joint health. Low-sodium soy sauce San-J International now offers Tamari Lite 50% Less Sodium Gluten Free Soy Sauce, said to be ideal for home chefs trying to reduce their families' salt intake without compromising taste. Tamari Lite is brewed for up to six months with 100 percent soy and no wheat. The product is recommended for dipping and as a condiment, as well as an ingredient in stir fry dishes and marinades for poultry, meat, seafood, vegetables and tofu. Three-ingredient strawberry syrup Blackberry Patch added 3 Ingredient Strawberry Syrup to its line of "fruit forward" artisan products. The syrup combines fresh strawberries, cane sugar and a little bit of lemon juice. The 3 Ingredient line also includes Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Peach flavors, as well as seasonal offerings such as Pumpkin Spice and Apple Butter. The company recommends that the syrups be used as a glaze or marinade on grilled chicken or pork, as an addition to barbecue sauce, as a base for fruity salad dressings, as a cocktail or "mocktail" ingredient, and as an addition to smoothies, milkshakes, ice cream, yogurt and oatmeal. Pistachio, cranberry snack bites Setton International Foods introduced Pistachio Chewy Bites, which combine nutrient-rich pistachios (most of which are grown by Setton Farms in California) with moist antioxidant-containing cranberries. The snacks, which come individually wrapped, are vegan and kosher, as well as gluten- and GMO-free. The product is available in either a six-pack or 16-pack. Sustainable coffee products Westrock Coffee Co. offers single-serve coffee cups, as well as ground and whole- bean bagged coffee, green coffee and roasted coffee. Touting its commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, the company says it works with farmers in Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia to improve their yields and working conditions, as well as the quality of the coffee beans they produce.

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