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Snack Spotlight: Boulder Canyon® Takes Traditional BBQ Potato Chips To New, Tastier Level With Introduction Of Mesquite Barbeque Coconut Oil Variety



PHOENIX, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods®, the nation's fastest-growing, minimally-processed kettle chip brand1, continues to redefine the snack food aisle by reimagining classic flavors using high quality, clean food ingredients.  The latest is an up-to-date take on the traditional barbeque potato chip flavor called Coconut Oil Mesquite Barbeque™, made with premium potatoes that are kettle-cooked in small batches using better-for-you coconut oil.  The result is an extra crunchy, less oily snack experience that features up to 30 percent less fat than traditional potato chips and far fewer ingredients.

Boulder Canyon Coconut Oil Mesquite Barbeque chips arrive in stores nationwide this month with a suggested retail price of $3.49 per 5.25-ounce bag.  The tasty chips feature a perfect balance of sweet and smoky flavors with just a hint of coconut and a subtle mesquite finish.

The new Mesquite Barbeque joins Boulder's existing line of potato chips kettle-cooked in coconut oil, including Pineapple Habanero™ and Sea Salt varieties.  In addition, Boulder offers a wide selection of snacks cooked in better-for-you olive, avocado, rice bran and sunflower oils.

"One of the foundational elements of the Boulder brand is the use of premium and unique oils in our small batch, kettle-cooking process," said Steve Sklar, senior vice president marketing for Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods. "We introduced a line of chips cooked in olive oil four years ago, and that opened up an entirely different palette of flavors for us.  We built on that success with avocado, rice bran and coconut varieties, and it's remarkable to see how well they've been received by consumers. We expect fans of traditional BBQ flavors will fall in love with these Mesquite Barbeque chips."

Cooked in 100 percent coconut oil, the Mesquite Barbeque kettle-cooked chips are gluten-free, Kosher-certified, Non-GMO and contain no trans fats or cholesterol.

Boulder Canyon continues to push the boundaries of traditional snack foods with a belief that real food ingredients taste better than processed foods ever could.

Boulder Canyon® Foods is a member of the Inventure Foods (NASDAQ: SNAK) family of Intensely Different™ specialty brands. The Company's better-for-you and indulgent food brands include Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods®, Jamba®, Seattle's Best Coffee®, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Fridays®, Nathan's Famous®, Vidalia Brands® , Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins®, Willamette Valley Fruit Company™, Fresh Frozen™ and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure Foods, please visit www.inventurefoods.com.

1. According to IRI US Foods week ending 12/25/16

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SOURCE Inventure Foods, Inc.

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Snack Spotlight: EPIC Texas BBQ Pork Rinds




A wholesome version of an iconic American snack food, our pork skins are created using traditional methods inspired by our grandparent’s generation. A blend of organic, non-GMO, pastured, and antibiotic free pork combined with simple seasonings are the foundation for this simple, yet nourishing approach to creating enchanting food that is both time tested and trusted by consumers.


What is a rind? A rind is a fried pork skin taken from either the belly or back of a hog. This skin is softer in texture and has more subcutaneous fat when compared to the shoulder. As a result, when cooked, these parts of the hog have a fluffy texture and are often considered “porkier” than pork “cracklings”. Additionally, pork rinds have very little meat cooked into the product. The end result is the perfect lightweight snack that melts in your mouth.


The Whole Animal Project: In efforts to honor the brilliant animals EPIC Provisions sources, our traditional cooking oil allows us to use more of the whole animal. This “nose to tail” commitment creates more nourishing food from spectacular creatures and produces less waste. Eat EPIC.
















About the Company

Oddly enough, the roots of EPIC were planted shortly after Katie and I became vegetarians. We wrongly believed that a “clean diet” was plant based and in order to replenish our bodies after hard workouts, we consumed large amounts of soy and other highly processed proteins.

To compound the stress we were putting on our systems, we followed the advice of sports nutrition “experts” and prescribed to a diet that was high in carbohydrates and low in fat. As a result, we were making ourselves unintentionally sick with gastrointestinal distress and a myriad of inflammatory ailments.

Not knowing what to do, we decided to go vegan and when things got worse, we decided to follow a raw food diet.



Company: EPIC
Brand: Texas BBQ Pork Rinds
Origin: USA
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 2.5 oz.
Claims: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, Low Carb
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 4-pack $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://epicbar.com/





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Industry News: Heinz Partners with Top Pitmasters to Launch Five New Great-Tasting BBQ Sauces



PITTSBURGH, Pa. & CHICAGO, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a successful launch into yellow mustard last year, Heinz is once again heating up the grilling season by launching into another new category: BBQ! Heinz just released five new, great-tasting BBQ sauces, created in partnership with five of America’s top pitmasters. Heinz BBQ sauces are a collection of authentic regional sauces that taste even better than they look. Heinz worked with five Pitmaster Partners and used only 100% natural, locally-inspired ingredients and recipes to craft each delicious BBQ sauce - Kansas City Sweet & Smoky, Memphis Sweet & Spicy, Texas Bold & Spicy, Carolina Tangy Vinegar, and Heinz Classic Sweet & Thick – each with flavor as distinct as the regional barbecue taste it represents.

The launch of Heinz’s new BBQ Sauces is supported by a new campaign, “Pitmasters, not Spokespeople,” which features the Heinz Pitmaster Partners: Joe and Mike Pearce (Kansas City), Dan Brown (Memphis), Robert Sierra (Texas) and Sam Jones (Carolina). As part of the campaign, the TV commercial showcases the delicious new BBQ sauces alongside the real pitmasters who partnered with Heinz on each of them. In a funny, blooper-reel style spot, we see that while these pitmasters are masters at perfecting delicious-tasting, authentic BBQ sauces, they may not be masters of being traditional “spokespeople.” Heinz tapped DAVID Miami for the campaign. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S2ikMRT5xc&feature=youtu.be)

“As interest in BBQ continues to grow across the country, people are becoming more aware that different regions have different styles of sauce, but we know that a lot of consumers are reluctant to try a sauce from a brand they don’t know and trust,” said Jessica Ryan, Director of Marketing at The Kraft Heinz Company. “Our new line of BBQ sauces will make it easier for people to explore these flavors, because they combine the BBQ expertise and passion of top pitmasters with the trust and experience of Heinz.”

New Heinz BBQ Sauces include:

Kansas City Style Sweet & Smoky BBQ Sauce: Rooted in generations of barbeque tradition, great Kansas City style barbeque is a perfect balance of thick, sweet and tangy. Heinz teamed up with Kansas City natives and award-winning Pitmasters, Joe and Mike Pearce, to craft a Kansas City style sauce that is a mouthwatering blend of that sweet and smoky deliciousness that the region is known for.

Memphis Style Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce: From the birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll, the tradition of Memphis barbeque is rich and sweet with a pop of spice. To create a truly great Memphis style barbeque sauce, Heinz teamed up with Dan Brown of Memphis’ own Leonard’s PIT Barbeque — a barbeque institution since 1922. With sweet brown sugar and the flavors of the region’s traditional dry rubs, this is a sweet and spicy sauce that’s sure to be a favorite.

Texas Style Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce: In Texas, there’s nothing shy about barbeque, and a great Texas style sauce means bold flavors and big personality. That’s why Heinz teamed up with Robert Sierra, Pitmaster of the Texas State Grand Champion S&S Pit Crew competition BBQ team from San Marcos, Texas. This sauce captures the very best of Texas barbeque — combining spices like cumin and chili powder for a sauce that’s bold and flavorful with just the right kick.

Carolina Vinegar Style Tangy BBQ Sauce: Real Carolina barbeque is all about the deep-rooted traditions of whole-hog barbeque slow cooked over wood coals. Heinz teamed up with third-generation pitmaster Sam Jones, of the legendary Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, North Carolina to craft a true Carolina style sauce that blends the distinctive tang of apple cider with the just right bit of sweet and spice to make it the perfect addition to your favorite pulled pork.

Classic Sweet & Thick BBQ Sauce: The traditions of barbeque in America run deep - and a great sauce can make all the difference. That’s why the Heinz Barbeque team has traveled the country and done our homework with some of the nation’s top Pitmasters to bring you a sauce that captures the real flavors of American barbeque. This sauce is a true classic -sweet, thick, deliciously balanced, 100% natural, and sure to please!

All five of the New Heinz BBQ sauces come in Heinz’s iconic, upside-down squeezable bottle and are available at major retailers nationwide in 20oz bottles with a suggested retail price of $2.49. Heinz also offers a “Pitmaster Collection” Sampler 4-Pack that features 11oz sampler bottles of the Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and Carolina sauces.

For more information and to Meet the Masters, visit www.HeinzBBQ.com. #HeinzBBQ #MadeWithTheMasters.


The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ:KHC) is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft, Heinz, ABC, Capri Sun, Classico, Jell-O, Kool-Aid, Lunchables, Maxwell House, Ore-Ida, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia, Planters, Plasmon, Quero, Weight Watchers, Smart Ones and Velveeta. The Kraft Heinz Company is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company. For more information, visit www.kraftheinzcompany.com









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Snack Spotlight: Three Jerks Filet Mignon Memphis BBQ Jerky – Spicy & Savory



Superlative BBQ made unique for jerky. Using a quintessentially Memphis style blend of natural spices, we created a dry rub that starts off sweet. But beware, just when the seasoning happily layers your taste buds, the cayenne kicks you in the back of the mouth! With sweet heat, the meat is rubbed by hand with an array of seasonings, transporting you to the south. Treat yo self! We may be jerks, but this southern gentleman jerky is a little fiery, yet refined.

Our Filet Mignon "Jerkologists" are handcrafting the finest beef jerky on a daily basis. This artisanal processes creates Three Jerks Jerky quality.




About the company

We are friends, occasional jerks and passionate foodies. Above all else, we love beef jerky.  Yearning for the highest quality, purest and most delicious jerky, we set out to craft the finest meat snack ever created. We’ve spent countless hours experimenting with various cuts of meat and different flavors in pursuit of this holy grail of a snack. The result is an aristocrat amongst plebeians—filet mignon, dazzling flavors and only real ingredients (no nitrates, no gluten, no preservatives) create incomparable beef jerky. To insist that our beef jerky is delectable would be putting it modestly.



Company:  Three Jerks
Brand:  Filet Mignon Memphis BBQ Jerky - Spicy & Savory
Origin: US
Category:  Snacks
Packaging:  57g each
Claims:  Gluten-free, nitrate-free and 100% filet mignon.
Variants: View Range Here
Price:  3-pack $11.99
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website:  http://www.threejerksjerky.com/



  • Filet Mignon Memphis BBQ Jerky - Spicy & Savory



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Snack Spotlight: Just Nuts BBQ Bandit Spicy Bar


This American bandit is the taste of summer in the US, and that taste back in smoked salt, cayenne pepper and all spice. That is peppery and spicy with a dark edge. If you love long summer evenings, Long Island Ice Tea and smoky, sticky and spicy ribs: this is your huckleberry, babe.


Positive Energy
There are so many times when you could use some extra positive energy. Devastated after your 10km running or ready for the long walk in the woods. We make tasty snacks right so that you get the positive energy that you need.


Real energy that comes from nuts, seeds, dried fruit, honey and spices. Positive because we are 100% organic, 0% use nonsense, are gluten-free, high in fiber and a good source of protein. Read more about the positive energy in our snacks


Peanuts *, pumpkin seeds *, honey *, almonds *, cashew nuts *, spice mix * (paprika *, salt, black pepper *, smoked salt, tomato *, ginger *, garlic *, oregano *, parsley *, allspice *, cayenne pepper * , cumin *, bird's eye chilli *) * Organically. Bold ingredients are an allergen. May contain traces of other nuts.

About the Company
We are justnuts. We regularly found ourselves in front of the candy machine. A bit peckish, but we could never find anything that was actually good for us. So we started to make own treats. Treats that do you good. Read More


Company: Just Nuts
Brand: Just Nuts
Slogan: The Positive Energy Snack
Origin: Netherlands
Category: Bars
Packaging: 35g bar
Claims: 100% Organic, Gluten Free, High Fiber, Good Source of Protein
Variants: View Range Here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to buy: Direct on Website
Website: justnuts.nl















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Snack Spotlight: Snack Out Loud Smoky Chipotle BBQ Crunchy Bean Snack




It starts out a bit sweet, then the smoke rolls over your tongue and leaves you with a slight chipotle kick we are famous for here in the Southwest. How can you get so much flavor in one bite? It’s magic in your mouth. So go ahead. Give in. It’s BBQ bliss with a side of smoky paprika.

Gluten Free
Nut Free
All Natural




About the Company:
We were tired of having to choose between what we want to eat & what we know we should eat.
So we created a snack that we can love without the guilt, a snack that leaves us satisfied for hours & does a body good. Read More





Company: Snack Out Loud
Brand: Snack Out Loud
Slogan: Smile More. Eat Well. Bean Happy
Origin: USA
Category: Snack
Packaging: 1.2 oz (35 g)
Claims: Gluten Free, All Natural
Variants: Jalapeno Cheddar, Lightly Salted, Ranch, Smoky Chipotle
Price: $15.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: snackoutloud.com







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Recipe Spotlight: Celebrate National BBQ Month with 2 Gingers Whiskey




If you're looking for stress-free entertaining solutions, 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey offers 2 cocktail recipes for National BBQ Month that are simple to make and contain ingredients you probably already have at home:






2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey
Ginger Ale
Lemon Wedge
Lime Wedge


Before guests arrive, slice lemons and limes and garnish collins glasses. As they arrive, fill pint glasses with ice and add 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey and ginger ale for a refreshing BIG GINGER® in less than 30 seconds.





Cherry Rickey
2 GINGERS® Cherry Rickey
1.5 part 2 GINGERS® Whiskey
Juice from 1/4 lemon, freshly squeezed
1 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
Lemon-lime soda or soda water


Combine all non-carbonated ingredients in a shaker and add ice. Shake and strain into a Collins glass. Then, fill the Collins glass with new ice and top with lemon-lime soda or soda water. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry and a round of lemon.





For more information on 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey, which sells at a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a 750ml bottle, please visit www.2GINGERSwhiskey.com, like usfacebook.com/2GINGERS or follow @2GINGERSwhiskey.





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Snack Spotlight: inSpiral Crispy Incan BBQ Kale Chips



inSpiral continue to innovate, creating contemporary flavour fusions, combining gourmet taste with nutritional research and excellence. The new more-ish flavour is suffused with both the zing of the South American Inca* berry alongside aromatic, smoky spices. An evocative sensory experience, and one that you can have on the run, or in your lunch box...

- gently air-dried green kale leaves
- coated with a smoky paprika and cashew nut sauce
with an added Inca berry zing

100% Natural / Organic / Vegan / Raw / Low G.I. / Paleo
Gluten Free / Soya Free / Non GMO / Trans Fat Free



Incan BBQ Flavour
The aromatic smell of smoky spices infused with berry zest evokes the feeling of pausing to watch the sun set over a lost civilisation, from the peak of an ancient mountain range. If embarking on the Inca Trail, packets of these in a backpack would be essential, comparably when trekking through the urban jungle, inSpiral Incan BBQ kale chips provide a sustaining and nourishing snack.



curly kale*(38%), cashew nuts* (tree nuts) (38%), apple cider vinegar*, flax seeds*, nutritional yeast, garlic powder*, smoked paprika*(3%), palmyra blossom nectar*, himalayan crystal salt, Inca berries*(1%), cayenne pepper*.





Inca berries
Palmyra blossom nectar - is a low G.I. natural, unrefined sweetener. Unusually it contains vitamin B12 as well as other minerals.
Apple cider vinegar is known to aid digestion.

Allergens: May contain traces of mustard.
Storage: Store airtight and consume within 2 days of opening (packed in a modified atmosphere).



What is a Kale Chip?

Healthy and Delicious
UK farm-fresh and organically grown, the raw green curly kale leaves are coated in a flavorsome nut or seed sauce for added plant-based protein and healthy fats, both promoting satiety.

Fun Dose of Leafy Greens
Most health conscious people want to increase the quantities of green leafy vegetables in their diet, inSpiral kale chips provide a fun and easy way to do this.

Air-Dried at Low Temperatures
inSpiral’s crispy air-dried kale chips are a healthy and delicious alternative to deep-fried potato crisps. Combining only natural and organic ingredients, they are gently dehydrated using only low heat. This is particularly important for retaining the nutritional value of the kale chips, particularly the good fats and vitamin E.

91% of the ingredients are raw (processed below 48°C). The finished product is then air-dried at 45°C or below for around 16 hrs.

Award Winning
Kale chips are a winner of both the Great Taste Awards and the Free From Food Awards.






Company: inSpiral
Brand: inSpiral
Slogan: Visionary Raw Nutrition & More
Origin: UK
Category: Healthy Snacks
Claims: Organic, Raw, Vegan, Non GMO
Packaging: 30g
Price: Coming Soon
Where to BuyBuy Online
Website:  inspiralled.net, inspiral.co










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Snack Spotlight: The Daily Crave Veggie Skinniez


A tasty alternative.

With more people following a vegan lifestyle you may think it's difficult to find snack foods that fit the bill. Fortunately, there's a good variety of vegan snack foods available at your local supermarkets that are just as delicious as the non-vegan ones. Products like veggie chips, veggie sticks, pretzels, etc. give the crunch we all love and the tastes we crave. So even if you're not a vegan, give these items a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised and maybe even a little healthier.




100% All Natural
Give in to your Cravings
Everyone loves to snack! Snacking can help keep you satisfied between meals. When choosing a snack, try to pick ones with all natural ingredients & snack away!

100% All Natural
100% Vegan
No Artificial Ingredients
No Dairy
No Artificial flavors
No Artificial coloring
No Hydrogenated Fats
Perfect for Dipping



Company: The Daily Crave
Brand:  The Daily Crave
Origin: USA
Category:  Snacks
Packaging: 6oz
Claims: 100% All Natural, Vegan
Variants: BBQ, Chili Lime
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: thedailycrave.com


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Packaging Spotight: ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue Identity



Designed by
Karnes Coffee Design
Richmond, VA USA



ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue Identity : ZZQ is a Richmond, VA-based barbeque catering service with it’s roots in Central Texas slow-smoked meats. The logo takes inspiration from vintage cattle brands and the clients’ own Modernist architectural influences. For the applications, we use various textures such as letterpress, inked stamps, kraft papers and metal as accents to create an authentic and budget-friendly system.




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