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Industry News: Expresco ProSticks Brings On-The-Go Chicken Skewers to 7-Eleven Convenience Stores

 

 

Expresco, A Leader in the Value-Added Meat Category, Expands High-Quality Protein Options in Convenience Stores throughout Canada

Montreal, QC, Canada (October 31, 2017) – ProSticks, the latest creation from Expresco Foods, has announced its continued expanded distribution into two convenience stores across Canada. Now, 7-Eleven stores will carry these portable chicken skewers with dipping sauce and redefine convenient protein snacking. Beginning this November, busy shoppers will be provided this grilled to perfection, grab-and-go product, packed with 21 grams of protein for their convenience. Giving consumers a taste of a brand not previously offered at 7-Eleven, shoppers will now be to able to try ProSticks’ variety of chicken skewers at an SRP of $2.99 for each 115 g package.

“It’s exciting to begin each new partnership,” shared Michael Delli Colli, Marketing Manager at Expresco Foods. “7-Eleven is a leader in the convenience market world, and we know our products are in good hands. High-protein convenience store shoppers are actively looking for ways to bring functionality to their on-the-go snacks, and with 21 grams of protein, ProSticks are the perfect way to do so. Nothing else quite comes close.”

The snack food industry is growing at a double-digit rate, and the trend is expected to continue – with protein being the most sought after ingredient. Snacks packed with protein offer a wide range of benefits aimed at fueling the everyday active lifestyle. Furthermore, according to NutraIngredients, “Functional foods and drinks are becoming more widely accepted as a part of every day life.”

In that light, ProSticks delivers a nutritious, satisfying and savory snack that is free of preservatives. Street food-inspired skewer flavors and sauce pairings include: Mediterranean with Sweet Teriyaki sauce, Sweet Sriracha with Sriracha sauce and Chipotle with Chipotle BBQ sauce.

 

About Expresco Foods
For over 30 years, Expresco Foods has been committed to creating top quality, portion controlled, value-added convenient meal and snack solutions. Expresco’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit has guided the development of fully cooked grilled protein products, frozen and fresh for foodservice, retail and deli across North America. Visit www.exprescoprosticks.com for more information.

 

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Drink News: FLOW NATURALLY ALKALINE SPRING WATER AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME NATIONWIDE

 

 

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 19, 2017) - Flow, a naturally alkaline spring water brand from Canada, is now available at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. This exciting partnership brings Flow to wellness and eco-minded customers across the United States for the first time.

“Working with Whole Foods Market is a natural fit, as we are both on a mission to provide customers with premium, healthful additions to their everyday lives”, said Nicholas Reichenbach, Founder and CEO of Flow. “With the highest quality naturally alkaline spring water in North America in an eco-friendly Tetra Pak, Flow focuses on the wellbeing of both our bodies and the Earth, and we are thrilled to share our values with Whole Foods Market customers.”

“We are excited to roll out Flow in Whole Foods Market stores nationally as part of our robust beverage lineup,” said Jillian Shimskey, Global Grocery Category Manager for Whole Foods Market. “The artesian single-source alkaline water brand has established itself as an innovator in the beverage industry and is closely aligned with our core mission and values. We are always eager to work with brands like Flow who share our passion for the practice and advancement of environmental stewardship.”

Since its beginnings, Flow has focused on providing 100 percent naturally alkaline spring water, mindfully sourced in Southwestern Ontario from the founder’s family-owned spring to consumers across North America. The water comes straight from the source, packed with essential minerals which provide electrolytes and an alkaline pH of 8.1. And it comes in a 100% recyclable, 70% sustainable paperboard Tetra Pak container with a sugarcane-derived plastic lid. Better for you water and better for you packaging.

Flow is available in 500 mL ($1.49) and 1 L ($2.29) varieties, as well as in multipacks of 6x500 mL ($7.49) and 6x1 L ($12.99). For more information and retail listings, visit flowwater.com. You can also find Flow on social media; @FlowWater on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook.com/FlowH2O.

 

About Flow

Flow is a brand on the forefront of the sustainable water movement, providing naturally alkaline Canadian spring water while maintaining responsible business practices including sustainability, healthful qualities and social good. Founded in 2015, Flow is mindfully sourced from the founder’s family-owned artesian spring in South Bruce County, Ontario. It’s a Canadian source remains virtually untouched by man or machine. Flow is uniquely packaged in a Tetra Pak® paper carton made from 70 percent renewable resources. Due to its unique origins, Flow’s water is packed with naturally occurring electrolytes, essential minerals, and an alkaline pH of 8.1. Welcome to water as it was meant to be. Pure. Authentic. Never plastic. Flow is available in over 5,000 retailers across Canada and is now available  in over 2000 locations across the US through such retailers as Whole Foods, Safeway, Bristol Farms, Earth Fare, Central Market, Jewel Osco, Gelson’s, and Kowalski’s. For more information, visit www.flowwater.com; find @FlowWater on Instagram and Twitter and on Facebook.com/FlowH20.

 

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Supplement Spotlight: OGX Body Management Line Adds FENIX XT™ and FENIX DX™

 

XT Energy and DX Detox Expands OGX to a Nutritional Support System

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ORGANO™ -- formerly known as Organo Gold, at the forefront of healthier lifestyle trends, today announced that two key additions to its highly popular OGX Body Management program line – FENIX XT™ Advanced Energy Drink Mix and FENIX DX™ Advanced Detox Support – are now available directly from organogold.com in Canada and the U.S. and through the Organo Independent Distributor network.

The OGX Body Management program line debuted in September 2016 with the OGX FENIX™ Nutritional Shake Mix and quickly became the fastest selling product family in Company history.  The addition of the XT and DX creates an integrated system to provide support for optimal nutrition, energy and detoxification support to help achieve one's personal body management goals.  Organo's popular supplement products - Organic Ganoderma Lucidum, Ganoderma Lucidum Mycelium, and Organic Spore Powder complete the OGX system.

FENIX-XT is a refreshing mango peach-flavored powered energy drink mix that can be added to water or other beverages for a beneficial pick me up. XT can help support energy, stamina, focus, and has beneficial antioxidants. It is lower sugar, caffeine and taurine than other energy drinks, avoiding the 'crash' or 'jitters' often associated with energy drink use. This product can be used prior to a workout to help with energy, and contains Rhodiola, which is used by Olympic athletes to support stamina and endurance. A complete list of ingredients is available here.

FENIX-DX is a delicious pink lemonade-flavored dietary supplement drink mix that can help to gently support the body's natural daily detoxification process and the immune system. Organo Daily DX assists the digestive system and regularity with soothing herbs such as aloe and licorice. Chamomile is included to help fight stress. Vitamin C is added to help defend the immune system. Daily DX is caffeine-free, and can be used daily in support of health. The body's detoxification process is more complex than often realized. A more complex explanation of how DX works with the digestive system and other body system, along with a complete list of ingredients is available here.

"We founded this company with a mission to offer unique nutritional benefits in everyday products," stated Bernardo Chua, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ORGANO.  "It's this support of balance in daily life that has always been a guiding principle for ORGANO.  Now we are supporting the growing number of adults worldwide who work to attain and manage a robust activity level.  OGX is more than a product line -- it is a complete system of products working together synergistically to help individuals to nutritionally and metabolically support active and fit lifestyles."

"True to the ORGANO mission, the OGX product system goes beyond weight management and supports each body's internal systems to maximize nutrient benefits," added ORGANO co-Founder Shane Morand.

"OGX is now the gold standard in body management and support of active living," stated Holton Buggs, ORGANO Chief Visionary Officer.  "Our Premium products create a system of physical support, as well as digital support via our dedicated, interactive Facebook community - X4Ever.  X4Ever offers people a layer of emotional support so that they can share their experiences and assist others with their active lifestyle journey."

Founded in 2008 as Organo Gold, ORGANO is dedicated to bringing the benefits of the earth's nutritional riches to people throughout the world via its premium products that can be used daily to help to achieve a more energetic and healthier lifestyle.  A cornerstone of this approach is the infusing of ORGANO products with the anti-oxidant-rich Ganoderma mushroom (also referred to as Reishi) - so that individuals can enjoy nutrient-enhanced beverages and meals without any extra effort or ingredients.   ORGANO offers its complete line of products through its Independent Distributor network and to consumers through its retail and Preferred Customer programs in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Learn more about ORGANO at: http://www.organogold.com

About ORGANO

Founded in 2008 with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, and formerly known as Organo Gold, ORGANO brings the treasures of the earth to the people of the world by offering a variety of premium everyday products including coffees, teas, nutraceuticals and personal care items. ORGANO offers its suite of products through its Independent Distributor network and to consumers through its retail and Preferred Customer programs. The company currently operates in 51 countries on six continents and is privately held. For more information about ORGANO, visit our website at www.organogold.com.

 

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Kid Snack Spotlight: Simply Protein Kids Bar – Chocolate Brownie

 

 

SimplyProtein Kids Chocolate Brownie bars are the secret weapon of every parent whose children have a sweet tooth. These indulgent bars are drenched in creamy, sweet chocolate yet manage to display the best possible nutritionals for every child. Each bar has 2 grams of sugar and 70 calories, and is certified peanut-free so don’t fear if your child decides to pass them around at lunch!

 

✔ Vegan
✔ Peanut-Free
✔ Gluten-Free
✔ Low Carb
✔ Kosher

 

Ingredients: Soy Protein Crisps (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Salt), Chicory Root Fiber, Brown Rice, Brown Rice Syrup, Vegetable Glycerin, Inulin, Millet, Organic Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chunk (Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Unsweetened Chocolate, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla), Sunflower Oil, Dutch-Processed Cocoa, Agar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Natural Flavor, Salt. Contains Soy. May Contain Sesame Seeds.

 

 

About the company

Wellness Foods is a female founded and managed company that was started in 2002 by Cathy Richards. Cathy created the Simply Bar because she couldn't find a filling and nutritious snack that didn't upset her stomach. Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease since she was twelve, Cathy struggled to find a satisfying snack. “Our mission is to make healthy snacks for busy people,” says Cathy. Read More

 

 

Company: Wellness Foods
Brand: SimplyProtein
Slogan: Lower sugar snacks your kids will love
Origin: Canada
Category: Snack
Packaging: 5 x 0.7oz (20g)
Claims: Gluten Free. Vegan. School Safe
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $5.99
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Websitesimplyprotein.com

 

 

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Beer Spotlight: Unibroue adds a new elderberry-flavoured ale to its Éphémère family

 

CHAMBLY, QC, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Quebec's top craft brewer Unibroue is adding a brand-new flavour to its family of seasonal ales with the launch of Éphémère Sureau (Elderberry). The new Éphémère will gradually be available as of May 1st in 12 oz. six packs and Sommelier Selection variety packs at retailers across the United States, as well as on tap in selected bars and restaurants. Like its other seasonal flavors, Éphémère Elderberry will only be available for a limited time.

Éphémère Elderberry is a Belgian style fruit-wheat ale brewed using a balanced blend of elderberry fruit and flowers. "This is the first time we're using both the fruit and flower in making an Éphémère beer," explains Jerry Vietz, Unibroue's Master Brewer. "The elderberry flower's aroma is a perfect complement to the fruit's rich, delicious flavour." In fact, its berry flavours, subtle floral notes and hints of tropical fruit evoke Muscat grapes' notable bouquet from the very first sip.

Elderberries' deep purplish-blue color and unique flavour resemble that of blueberries and blackberries. There is nothing sour about this fruit as its French name, "sureau", might lead some to believe! It is used in countless recipes, and its aromatic flower adds notes to many refined drinks and cocktails. Moreover, elderberries are an increasingly popular choice in dish recipes due to their high antioxidant levels and subtle flavours. Moreover, North America's First Nations tribes, who made use of the berries, flowers, bark and roots, also prized their medicinal properties.

Éphémère Elderberry features a slightly cloudy and seductively reddish color with purplish hues, topped by a creamy pink head. Its medium bubbles and sustained effervescence make it a fun and refreshing choice when unwinding after a busy summer day.

"Éphémère Elderberry's explosion of berry flavours and subtle floral notes make for a wide variety of pairings," confirms Sylvain Bouchard, beer sommelier at the brewery. "This delicious beer goes very well with pork loin, grilled chicken, as well as fish and seafood dishes, and adds a refreshing touch to rosette sausages. It also pairs well with goat, Brie and Camembert cheeses."

About Unibroue
Created in 1991, Unibroue is the leading craft brewery in Québec and among the foremost craft breweries in North America. Headquartered in Chambly, Québec, Canada, it brews more than 15 beer brands and has won over 305 international medals since its inception. Unibroue has carved out a special niche in the beer world with top quality products. It made history by becoming the first North American beer maker to use a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries-old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe—particularly in Belgium. For more information about Unibroue and it's Belgian style refermented ales, please visit www.unibroue.com.

 

Éphémère Sureau (Elderberry) (CNW Group/Unibroue)

Éphémère Sureau (Elderberry) (CNW Group/Unibroue)

 

 

 

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Food Spotlight: FODY Low FODMAP Lemon & Herb Seasoning

 

 

A zesty combination of rosemary, thyme, sage and lemon that brightens the flavor of seafood and meat. This spice blend is formulated without onion, garlic, gluten, and lactose. Spice it up, the Low FODMAP way!

 

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It is estimated that between 10-15% of the global population live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). At FODY Food Co., we believe that nothing should hinder your freedom – especially not food. This is why we set out to take the stress and guess work out of eating and grocery shopping. Through our delicious low FODMAP products, we provide people a much needed relief from their IBS symptoms. Read More

 

 

Company: FODY Food Co.
Brand: FODY Food
Slogan: Low FODMAP
Origin: Canada
Category: Condiment
Packaging: 4.02oz (114g)
Claims: Low FODMAP Certified. Gluten Free. GARLIC & ONION FREE
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $7.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitefodyfoods.com

 

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Food Spotlight: FODY Low FODMAP Steak Spice Blend

 

 

Sprinkle this savory blend of sea salt and spices liberally over your favorite cut of meat, and fire up the grill! This spice blend is formulated without onion, garlic, gluten, and lactose. Spice it up, the Low FODMAP way!

 

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It is estimated that between 10-15% of the global population live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). At FODY Food Co., we believe that nothing should hinder your freedom – especially not food. This is why we set out to take the stress and guess work out of eating and grocery shopping. Through our delicious low FODMAP products, we provide people a much needed relief from their IBS symptoms. Read More

 

 

Company: FODY Food Co.
Brand: FODY Food
Slogan: Low FODMAP
Origin: Canada
Category: Condiment
Packaging: 3.88oz (110g)
Claims: Low FODMAP Certified. Gluten Free. GARLIC & ONION FREE
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $7.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitefodyfoods.com

 

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Food Spotlight: FODY Low FODMAP Taco Seasoning

 

 

Spice up Taco Night with this bold blend of chili pepper, paprika and spices. This spice blend is formulated without onion, garlic, gluten, and lactose. Spice it up, the Low FODMAP way!

 

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It is estimated that between 10-15% of the global population live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). At FODY Food Co., we believe that nothing should hinder your freedom – especially not food. This is why we set out to take the stress and guess work out of eating and grocery shopping. Through our delicious low FODMAP products, we provide people a much needed relief from their IBS symptoms. Read More

 

 

Company: FODY Food Co.
Brand: FODY Food
Slogan: Low FODMAP
Origin: Canada
Category: Condiment
Packaging: 4.02oz (114g)
Claims: Low FODMAP Certified. GARLIC & ONION FREE
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $7.99 USD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitefodyfoods.com

 

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Drink Spotlight: Blu Dot Protein Tea

 

Our Mission is to provide you with a healthy drink that is all natural and stacked full of Protein, Fibre and Antioxidants!  Blu-Dot Protein Tea is a unique line of clear green teas that is packed full of goodness.

• Whey Protein – MOO! Happy cow approved!
• Natural Sweeteners – SWEET! We use a combination of natural stevia and organic cane sugar but just 6 grams per bottle!
• Fibre – LOADED! Five grams per bottle. More than an apple!
• Green Tea – YOUTH! We call green tea the “liquid fountain of youth!”

What is Protein Tea?

Made with Organic Green Tea; Blu-Dot Protein Teas contain only the finest all natural organic ingredients and are deliciously mildly sweetened. Blu-Dot Protein Tea – Empowerment in liquid form!

 

How is it Sweetened?

    • Stevia and Organic Cane Sugar Sweetened
    • Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea (90 Calories – 6g of sugar
    • Blueberry Acai Green Tea (90 Calories – 6g of sugar)
    • Apple Pear Green Tea (90 Calories – 6g of sugar)
    • Orange Pineapple Green Tea (90 Calories – 6g of sugar)

 

What kind of protein do we use?

We use New Zealand whey protein that comes from cattle that are free to graze all year round in lush green pastures. Talk about an ideal setting for the production of natural whey and high quality dairy products. No chemicals, no hormones, no antibiotics, and no creepy sounding genetically modified organisms. Did we mention no hyper-immunizations or injected pathogens? Happy cows – Naturally Empowered Whey Protein!

 
Their Story
The name Blu-Dot was chosen to represent our planet and to symbolize the clean, clear, natural and eco-friendly aspects of our products and packaging. We believe in the benefits of social responsibility and giving back to the communities in which we operate. We personally live these values everyday and believe that we have something truly unique to offer the consumer. Our mission is to provide consumers with healthy, all natural and organic ready-to-drink functional beverages for everyday use in support of a healthy lifestyle.
 

 

 

 

Company: Blu Dot
Brand: Blu Dot
Origin: Canada
Category: Tea
Packaging: 473ml
Claims: 10g of Protein, 5g of fiber, 90 calories
Variants: View product range here
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: www.bludotbeverages.com

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Wise Bites Oat & Quinoa Fudge BAR

 

 

Oat & Quinoa Fudge BAR (SUPER Cookie BAR) - Case Only

Do you love the idea of conveniently packaged healthy snacks; then Chocolate lovers, get the delicious combo of oatmeal and fudge in a supercharged little bar that packs a nutritious punch of protein, fibre, and minerals!  10 conveniently packaged bars per carton!

 

Ingrédients: flocons d'avoine, farine tout usage Wise Bites (farines d’avoine, quinoa, sorgho, tapioca et gomme de xanthane), pâte de dattes (dattes, eau, acide citrique), brisures de chocolat (jus de canne évaporé, liqueur de chocolat naturelle, beurre de cacao), huile égétale (tournesol), sucre de canne, eau, isolat de protéines de riz brun, vanille pure, sirop d’érable,lok (jus de raisin, sirop de riz, carotte fibre), bicarbonate de soude, cannelle, sel, épices romarin.

 

 

About Wise Bites

Wise Bites is a baker and distributor of delicious, healthy food products based in Richmond, B.C. We aim to make it easy for people to change poor food habits and lead healthier lives. While our products are safe for those with the eleven most common allergies and sensitivities, our made-over versions of classics like the chocolate-chip cookie are designed to help everyone satisfy their cravings for a snack or dessert without negatively impacting their health.

 

 

Company: Wise Bites
Brand: Wise Bites
Origin: Canada
Category: Snack Bar
Packaging: 250g
Claims: Gluten Free. Vegan.
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $107.90 (Case Only)
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Retailers
Websitewise-bites.com

 

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