New Made With Honey Products Hit Store Shelves July 24th, 2015

New Made With Honey Products Hit Store Shelves

Diamond Foods, Inc. is launching a line of Emerald Nuts seasoned cashews and three new flavors of Kettle Brand chips.

Kettle Brand chips are made with delicious blends of natural seasonings and cooked in pure, healthy oils, according to the company. There are over 28 flavors of chips.

The Kettle Brand Carolina Barbeque chips are smoky sweet and packed with tangy flavors. The sweet honey, mustard, vinegar and brown sugar combination make for a delicious snack.

Thank God It’s Fridays! It’s Time for a Snack.
The TGI Fridays snack line, with its restaurant-inspired creations, recently expanded with a new line of snacks featuring nuts, pretzels, crackers and seeds.

“We’ve demonstrated remarkable consistency in our ability to develop successful new products under the TGI Fridays banner, and we’ve often pushed the envelope of bold flavors in the process,” said Steve Sklar, senior vice president and general manager for Inventure Foods, Inc.

“These mixes are no exception—in fact, we believe they perfectly hit the intersection of salty, sweet and spicy.”

The Sweet and Spicy Happy Hour Snack Mix combines butter toffee peanuts, wasabi peas, pecans, cashews, rice crackers, pretzels and honey to provide the best blend of sweet and savory.

Hornitos revolutionizes the tequila experience
Hornitos Tequila recently released a sweet addition to its line. Hornitos Spiced Honey serves up a clean tequila flavor with a touch of honey, rich vanilla and a lingering spice finish. The warm notes of honey paired with a unique spice blend provide the perfect balance to the citrusy, peppery and earthy notes found in tequila.

“The unique sweet and heat flavor combination sets Hornitos Spiced Honey apart and makes Hornitos Tequila the first major player to debut a honey tequila product,” said Gary Ross, Senior Brand Director of Tequila at Beam Suntory. “The special spice and honey blend is sure to appeal to tequila fans and those seeking an introduction to the spirit.”

Blue Isle Launches Greek Yogurt Line
Karoun Dairies Inc., Sun Valley, Calif., added a new line of yogurts to its Blue Isle brand. The Blue Isle Mediterranean Greek Yogurts come in four honey varieties—honey, honey coconut, honey blueberry and honey vanilla. These delicious, made with honey filled yogurts are a convenient snack.

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Traditional Flavors Making a Comeback July 24th, 2015

Traditional flavors such as nuts, honey and salt are new trending flavors and ingredients for premium chocolate and confections.

“[Millennials] appear aligned and focused on a strong belief system that centers on labeling transparency and consumer trust for only clean-labeled ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ foods,” explains Blue Pacific Flavors’ CEO Donald Wilkes.

With Millenials craving natural sweeteners, Firmenich has designated honey as its 2015 flavor of the year. Check out these Made With Honey candy products.

Honey Peanut Popcorn & Hammond’s Candies

Hammond’s Candies is introducing new, all-natural popcorn in a honey-peanut variety. Honey Peanut Popcorn is a rich take on a classic, making it a quick and appealing on-the-go snack.

Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits & Post Foods

Made with 100% whole grain, these breakfast biscuits provide long-lasting energy along with the unmistakable crunch and honey sweet taste of the classic breakfast cereal.

Honibe Honey Gummies & Island Abbey Foods

Island Abbey Foods, Charlottetown, Pa., is expanding into the vitamin, mineral and supplement category with the launch of the world’s first honey gummies. The gummies combine honey and natural colors, with each gummy coated in beeswax.

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Rising Demand for Exotic Dishes July 24th, 2015

American consumers are showing a greater interest in global cuisines and foreign flavors. This trend is expanding into ethnically flavored beverages, sauces, seasonings, snacks and sweets.

“When we look across our consumer data, we have a very clear-cut group of consumers who are very interested in those even more exotic flavors and getting even more adventurous,” said Jenny Zegler, global trends analyst for Mintel, during a presentation at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting.

Although Italian and Hispanic cuisines are still the most popular choices for consumers, Greek, Thai, Indian, Korean, Peruvian and African cuisines are six emerging sources of international flavor inspiration.

African ingredients star in Kroger’s Simple Truth Baobab Coconut Granola. This sweet breakfast treat combines oats, coconut, almonds and honey.

Kashi Greek Tzatziki Frozen Pizza is a Greek-flavored grocery staple that is enhanced with spinach, artichokes, tomatoes, feta, mozzarella cheese and a touch of honey.

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