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Food News: G.H. Cretors® Popped Corn Introduces Three New Obsessively Delicious™ Organic Varieties

 

 

G.H. Cretors Organic White Cheddar, Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn and Organic Salted Butter Popcorn Tempt the Taste-Makers at Natural Products Expo West and Arrive In Stores This Summer

RICHFIELD, Ohio, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More Americans are prioritizing both health and taste when reaching for snacks, according to research by Mintel, and G.H. Cretors Popped Corn has a delicious answer in three new organic varieties of its handcrafted popcorn: Organic White Cheddar, Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn and Organic Salted Butter. All three of G.H. Cretors' new varieties will be sampled for the very first time at the Natural Products Expo West, at a can't-miss G.H. Cretors pop-up tent in the entryway of the Anaheim Convention Center and at Booth #5358.

G.H. Cretors popcorn roots date back to the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, where the very first commercial popcorn maker was unveiled by Charles Cretors. Today, the passion for obsessively delicious popcorn continues. G.H. Cretors Organic White Cheddar, Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn and Organic Salted Butter popped corn are each made with high-quality, real ingredients, like premium aged cheddar cheese, at the G.H. Cretors facility in Waukegan, Illinois.

"Our three new flavors deliver the mouthwatering taste and fluffy popped kernels that G.H. Cretors is known for and add to our organic offering," said Corinne Kelly, Vice President of Marketing at Eagle Foods, makers of G.H. Cretors Popped Corn.

G.H. Cretors Organic White Cheddar, Organic Honey Butter Kettlecorn and Organic Salted Butter popcorn will be available in retailers nationwide this summer and are welcomed additions to the brand's creative and bold family of flavors. Current fan-favorites include: The Mix, a classic blend of rich, buttery caramel and cheddar cheese, Just the Cheese™ and Just the Caramel™ are for those who prefer to enjoy those flavors separately, as well as Organic Dill Pickle, Organic Chile Jalapeño White Cheddar and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All G.H. Cretors Popped Corn flavors are Certified Gluten-Free.

Fun Facts about Popcorn

  • Americans eat an estimated 17 billion quarts of popcorn every year!
  • Nearly 70% of popcorn is eaten at home.
  • Popcorn can pop up to three feet in the air!
  • Popcorn is the official snack of the State of Illinois, where G.H. Cretors is made.

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About G.H. Cretors Obsessively Delicious™ Popped Corn
G.H. Cretors Popped Corn, is crafted in Waukegan, Illinois, just north of Chicago. All G.H. Cretors popcorn varieties are made with real, high-quality ingredients, using no artificial colors and no artificial flavors. G.H. Cretors uses Non-GMO popcorn and other Non-GMO ingredients whenever possible, and only organic ingredients in its Organics line. To learn more about G.H. Cretors, visit www.ghcretors.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Industry News: i won! organics Launches New High Protein, High Fiber, Low-Net Carb Organic Protein Crackers at Natural Products Expo West 2017

 

 

Company Continues to Build its Leadership Position in Plant-Based, High Protein Snack Category

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- i won! organics today announced its plans to launch a new protein snack at Natural Products Expo West 2017, March 8 - 12 in Anaheim, CA. The new Protein Crackers, which are high in fiber, low in net carbohydrates, and high in protein, are like nothing else on the market. They come as the Company's second offering in the plant-based, high protein snack category.

"Some call it risky, I call it confidence," said Mark Samuel, Founder and CEO of i won! organics. "We know why we're on a mission to build this category: Consumers need better-for-you snack options and we're excited to continue providing that with this new protein cracker."

In May 2016, i won! organics became the first company to launch an organic, plant-based, high protein snack with its line of Protein Chips, available in Cinnamon French Toast, Sriracha, Sea Salt, BBQ and Ranch. Already sold in hundreds of independent natural grocers throughout the country, and more than 500 Vitamin Shoppe and Bed Bath & Beyond locations, i won! organics expects to be in more than one thousand US stores within the next 12 months.

"We're well positioned to be a leader in the high protein, organic, plant-based, snack category," said Aaron Younessi, Sales Director at i won! organics.

Most recently, i won! organics partnered with Mollie Stones and Bristol Farms, two of the biggest natural grocers on the west coast, which will both have its popular Protein Chip available in the coming weeks. Additionally, i won! organics has plans to launch in Huckleberry's (Washington), H.E.B. (Texas), and Wegmans' (north-east US) by April 2017.

"We want nothing more than to have our snacks in the kitchen cabinets of every consumer around the globe," said Samuel.

In addition to feeling good about making a healthy snacking choice, consumers can also feel great about the fact that i won! organics donates a percentage of profits back to youth organizations and local communities.

The new Protein Cracker will be available at booth 8065.

About i won! organics

i won! organics is filling the void in the snack food marketplace where great tasting, plant-based, organic and non-GMO, high protein snacks simply don't exist. As more people start paying closer attention to the food they are eating and where it comes from, i won! is already way ahead of them. We use non-GMO ingredients because we want consumers to know that our natural foods haven't been altered in any way. We choose only organic ingredients because they're cleaner, they're healthier and they make us feel good. Health conscious consumers as well as fitness enthusiasts and parents want high protein products that taste good for themselves and for their families. We're here to deliver. i won! organics holds its ingredients to the highest standards and developed i won! protein chips as the first product in a future line of great snacks. For more information visit: http://iwonorganics.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Food News: PEEPS® Brand Teams Up With Katie Lee to Debut PEEPS® Delights™ at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

 

 

Iconic Marshmallow Candy Brand Attends Food Festival for the First Time Ever to Introduce New, Indulgent Product Line

 

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Just Born Quality Confections, the makers of the iconic candy brand PEEPS®, is debuting its newest and most indulgent product line at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival with the help of Food Network culinary personality, Katie Lee. To gain excitement for the new product line, PEEPS® teamed up with Katie Lee to create unique recipes featuring the new PEEPS® Delights™ to showcase and sample at the food festival.

PEEPS® Delights™ is a new line of delicious flavored marshmallow Chicks dipped in chocolate or fudge, providing a decadent taste experience. Delights™ are launching just in time for Easter and come in a range of flavors including, Coconut and Blueberry, both dipped in dark chocolate. For the first time ever, fans can also enjoy PEEPS® Filled Delights™ available only at Target in two flavors: Triple Chocolate and Vanilla Caramel Brownie. These unique and innovative Delights™ have a delicious ribbon of filling inside the Chick and are also decadently dipped in chocolate.

"PEEPS® Delights™ attract a slightly different audience than our core marshmallow product line as these more indulgent PEEPS® are meant as a treat to enjoy, rather than an Easter basket essential or in a craft," said Caitlin Servian, Assistant Brand Manager for PEEPS®. "South Beach Wine & Food Festival will be the perfect venue to debut the product line and allow us to engage with our fans directly."

Katie Lee will serve up her delicious Delights™ recipes to patrons at the food festival, including Coconut Chocolate PEEPS® Delights™ Seven-Layer Cookies. Fans will also get the chance to pose with the iconic PEEPS® Chick Mascot on the step and repeat.

For the past 20 years, PEEPS® has been named the number one sugar candy at Easter. Thanks to the innovative and creative associates at Just Born Quality Confections, the brand is gaining popularity outside of the Easter season with new products and seasonal flavors. The Delights™ line will expand into other seasons as well, providing indulgent flavor pairings for fall and winter holidays.

Fans who are unable to attend the food festival can check out Katie Lee's delicious recipes inspired by PEEPS® Delights™ by visiting marshmallowpeeps.com. For more information and to join the conversation on social media, please visit @PeepsBrand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Express your #PEEPSONALITY by sharing what your favorite PEEPS® Delights™ flavor is!

About Just Born Quality Confections:
Just Born Quality Confections is a third-generation family-owned company that has grown into the 9th largest candy company in the U.S. Just Born is the maker of some of America's most beloved and iconic brands – PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG'S® PEANUT CHEWS®. In 1923, the founder, Sam Born, opened a small candy-making and retail store in Brooklyn, New York, where he marketed the freshness of his daily-made candy with a sign that declared, "Just Born." Together with Born's brothers-in-law, Irv and Jack Shaffer, the company thrived in spite of the economic depression of the 1930s and, in 1932, moved its operations to Bethlehem, PA, which is still home to their iconic candy brands. All Just Born candies are proudly made in the U.S.A. For more information, please visit www.justborn.com and see the breadth of candy and high-quality branded items at www.peepsandcompany.com. Follow us: facebook.com/JustBornInc, twitter.com/JustBornInc.

About the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival
The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world's most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is produced by Florida International University and Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, with the support of the Miami Beach Visitors & Convention Authority and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Festival, visit sobefest.com or call 877-762-3933. For more information about Florida International University visit fiu.edu, for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management visit hospitality.fiu.edu and for more information about Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits visit southernglazers.com.

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Skin Care Spotlight: Peach & Lily Launches Skincare Brand

 

 

First Product--A Sheet Mask Collection--Bows Nationwide

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean beauty destination, Peach & Lily, launches its own skincare brand—Peach & Lily—with a collection of three "must have" sheet masks. Founder, Alicia Yoon launched online retail site Peachandlily.com in 2012 to bring premium Korean beauty products to U.S. consumers. Alicia has also been tapped to curate special Korean beauty collections for many U.S. retailers, including Macy's, Sephora, QVC, Anthropologie, and Target.

The Peach & Lily Sheet Mask Collection includes three targeted masks that address top skin concerns as voiced by Yoon's customers. "We listen very closely to what our customers want and are very engaged with their needs. The launch of our own Peach & Lily brand sheet masks is in response to our skin-savvy customers' wish list – gentle, yet potent formulations, packed with super skin friendly ingredients designed to deliver glowing results.  These are the ultimate dream sheet masks and we can't wait to share them," said Yoon.

 

The Peach & Lily Sheet Masks are created with a silky cellulose material derived from cottonseed fibers so they are comfortable, breathable, lightweight and thin.  The material provides each mask with a high absorption level so it can hold and deliver active ingredients effectively. The masks are formulated without many of the irritating ingredients typically found in beauty products, such as synthetic fragrances and dye, alcohol, parabens, sulfates. The masks are sold individually for $6 or as a set of 3 for $15.

Peach & Lily's inaugural product introduction bows this week at 50 Macy's stores nationwide and on Macys.com, as well as on Peachandlily.com. Yoon and Macy's first partnered last year to open Peach & Lily shop-in-shops at 2 Macy's locations, one in Flushing, New York and one in Arcadia, CA .

"We are pleased to announce that Macy's will carry the Sheet Mask Collection from Peach & Lily at 50 locations as well as macys.com," said Richard Zappala, Omni Buyer, Impulse Skincare for Macy's. "These masks will be a great addition to our assortment while bringing our customers the best in Korean skincare innovation."

THE PEACH & LILY SHEET MASK COLLECTION

  • GOOD SKIN DAY: drench + nourish
    Delivers hydration deep within the skin, vital minerals and vitamins, a blast of antioxidants and skin brightening ingredients for a radiant glow and the ultimate good skin day.
    Suggested Retail:  $6.00
  • RESET BUTTON: soothe + restore
    This mask calms irritated, angry skin so you can start afresh. Potent ingredients combat inflammation to gently and effectively calm skin while strengthening its natural barrier, resulting in calmer skin with a more even tone and a glow from within.
    Suggested Retail:  $6.00
  • CHUBBY CHEEKS: lift + plum
    Combat gravity with shots of skin-firming power ingredients! This mask contains collagen-boosting ingredients and a powerful dose of nourishment to help firm, plump, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
    Suggested Retail:  $6.00
  • SHEET MASK SET:  A collection featuring all three masks
    Suggested Retail:  $15.00

About Peach & Lily
Peach & Lily, the number one beauty retailer in the rapidly growing Korean beauty space in the United States, is credited with bringing many Korean beauty trends stateside and making them more widely available in the United States. The site, founded by entrepreneur, Alicia Yoon, defines the way consumers discover, access, and shop for the best beauty products coming out of Asia. Peach & Lily functions as a portal for Asian beauty by editing the vast selection of products available in Korea, then offering only the best-in-breed skincare and color cosmetics.

 

 

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Skin Care Spotlight: BladeButter™ Introduces New Products

 

 

TRINITY, Fla., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of its flagship product, RazorBooster, BladeButter™ (http://www.bladebutterbrand.com/) announces the launch of two new offerings: ShaveJelly and DragonsEdge. According to founder and owner Matt Green, BladeButter™ is quickly growing into a one-stop shop everything shaving.

ShaveJelly is a safer, gentler alternative to typical shaving creams and gels, while DragonsEdge is a line of 4- and 6-blade razors that are built with quality and durability in mind. Moreover, BladeButter™ continues to make its products more affordable than the elite brands with their Madison Avenue marketing campaigns.

"Say goodbye to harmful, poor quality shaving creams and say hello to ShaveJelly," says Green, "a superior product in every way. ShaveJelly incorporates the same nano-filtration technology that makes RazorBooster so exceptional. The non-greasy and non-foaming formula is nearly 90% organic, whereas most off-the-shelf shaving creams are full of harsh chemicals. ShaveJelly rinses clean and leaves skin smooth. It's great for sensitive skin, as it contains skin-repairing ingredients like great tea and vitamin E."

Complementing both RazorBooster and ShaveJelly, DragonsEdge razors are designed to outperform the expensive name brands, and they don't require a subscription. The ergonomic handle features a 90-degree pivoting head, which ensures the blades ride every facial contour perfectly. Nano-honed blades provide top-shelf quality and durability, while the open channel design makes quick work of rinsing the blades after every shave.

As with many innovations, BladeButter™'s RazorBooster micro lubricant didn't start out as a shaving product. Instead, Green was working on a solution to a protein bar wrapper problem when he developed a unique oil using a forced-filtration technique. While this oil didn't fix the wrapper issue, he knew instinctively that it was a solution to something. That "something" revealed itself when he ran out of shaving gel and decided to soak his razor in the oil as an experiment. The resulting close, clean shave was the first official use of RazorBooster.

BladeButter™ has been building momentum since going live in late 2012. The company has nurtured a loyal customer base thanks to its combination of personalized service and superior products. Every purchase is backed by a 100% money back guarantee.

In the media, BladeButter™ has earned more than a little buzz. The brand has been featured in Thrillist, The Gloss, the Tampa Tribune, the Wall Street Journal and MarketWatch. Most impressively, RazorBooster from BladeButter™ appeared on a Good Housekeeping list of top 5 gifts for dad. "There we were at #3 alongside international brands like Panasonic, Aveeno, American Crew and CeraVe," says Green. "The launch of ShaveJelly and DragonsEdge will help us capitalize on our success and take even better care of our customers."

About BladeButter

Launched in 2012, BladeButter™ is an online business specializing in shaving products that are safe, innovative and affordable.

 

 

 

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Food News: Iconic Jell-O Brand Breaks The Mold With Launch Of New Jell-O Simply Good Product Line

 

 

 

Kids Inspire Unfiltered and #DelightfullyHonest New Product and Campaign

 

PR Newswire, CHICAGO, October 5, 2016
Inspired by kids and their unfiltered honesty, the iconic Jell-O brand is introducing a new product line to the family: Jell-O Simply Good. Jell-O Simply Good pudding mixes are made with real ingredients like banana, cocoa and vanilla bean and the gelatin mixes are flavored with real fruit juices. Jell-O Simply Good contains no artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives.

“Jell-O Simply Good was inspired by real kids who surprised us with their honest, unprompted feedback about artificial ingredients,” said Nicole Kulwicki, Head of Marketing for Jell-O. “Our goal with the new line is to provide a choice for parents and kids who are looking for products with simpler ingredients. What we’re most excited about is that we’re still delivering the delicious and fun, colorful flavors that have made Jell-O a part of families’ memories for generations.”

Since kids inspired Jell-O Simply Good, the brand invited them to try the new product. Their candid, unscripted reactions are the basis for the Jell-O Simply Good campaign. Dubbed ‘Delightfully Honest,’ the campaign features video of real kids providing unfiltered, surprising and sometimes hilarious reactions to a variety of topics including their impression of Jell-O Simply Good.

In addition to the unscripted campaign, Jell-O Simply Good is celebrating kids’-delightful-honesty further by inviting parents nationwide to join the conversation and share their kids’ unfiltered moments with #DelightfullyHonest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jell-O Simply Good gelatin mixes are flavored with real fruit juice and come in four flavors:

  • Strawberry
  • Mixed Berry
  • Orange-Tangerine
  • Pineapple-Orange

Jell-O Simply Good pudding mixes are made with the good stuff like real vanilla bean, cocoa and banana and come in four flavors:

  • Vanilla Bean
  • Chocolate
  • Banana
  • Chocolate Caramel

Additionally, the Jell-O culinary team has already been busy finding new and delicious ways to enjoy Jell-O Simply Good gelatins and puddings, including Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowls, Orange Tangerine Greek Yogurt Bites, “Banana Split” Pudding and Vanilla Almond Crunch Pudding.

These recipes are made with ingredients like fresh fruit, yogurt and granola and are easy and fun for parents to make with their kids.

Available nationwide, all flavors are now on shelves in the baking aisle of major retail stores at a suggested retail price of $1.59. To learn more about Jell-O Simply Good, the #DelightfullyHonest campaign or creative recipes to incorporate Jell-O Simply Good into your family, please visit JelloSimplyGood.com.

About The Kraft Heinz Company
The Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KHC) is 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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Industry News: New Comer Parla Pasta Now Available in Publix

 

 

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Things are heating up in the frozen food aisles.  Just months after launching Parla Pasta in Harris Teeter and The Fresh Market, Drake's Fresh Pasta Co. can now be found in the frozen aisle at Publix.  Parla Oval Cheese Ravioli, Spinach Florentine Ravioli and Portabella Mushroom Ravioli is now available in all of their more than one thousand stores across the south. Lowes Foods will launch Parla as early as the end of this summer.

"There is serious scrutiny when bringing in a new brand to any grocery chain, and we're overwhelmed by the response to our consumer launch," said Rick Drake, president and co-founder of Drake's Fresh Pasta Co.  "Adding Publix, Lowes Foods and Ingles to our list of retailers is a testament to our artisan preparation and 100 percent real ingredients that make our pasta so popular."

Drake's has been crafting premium frozen-filled pasta for the commercial restaurant trade for decades before launching its own brand, Parla.  Partnering with food marketing experts at Concentric in Charlotte, they developed branding, packaging and a go-to-market strategy that has produced quick success for the family-owned and operated food company.

"We take great pride in the production of each small batch – from hand chopping fresh ingredients to selecting the premium drum wheat flour that brings homemade taste to consumers' kitchens," said Drake.  "As we continue to grow, our family is committed to staying true to the extreme measures we take to bring this quality to our customers."

Parla Pastas are produced in state-of-the-art, SQF Level 2 certified manufacturing facility that is HACCP compliant and USDA approved.

About Drake's Fresh Pasta Co.:
Drake's Fresh Pasta Co., based in High Point, N.C. and maker of NEW Parla Pasta, has been using 100% real ingredients to produce premium pasta for over 30 years. They employ around 40 people, some who have been with the company for 20 years. Founded by husband and wife, Rick and Simone Drake, in High Point, N.C., this family-owned and operated business focuses on producing exceptional, handcrafted Italian style pasta. Its latest brand, Parla Pasta, offers ravioli varieties, like Portabella Mushroom and Chicken & Spinach, as well as tortellini and manicotti. Parla Pasta is currently sold in the frozen section of Publix, Harris Teeter, The Fresh Market, and soon to be in Lowes Foods. For additional information, please visit parlapasta.com and drakesfreshpasta.com.

 

 

Parla Pasta is heating up the frozen food aisle in Publix.  Coming soon to Lowe's Foods. (PRNewsFoto/Drake's Fresh Pasta Co.)

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Drink Spotlight: Villager Goods To Launch Coconut Water This Fall

 
Athletes Invest in Health & Wellness Startup To Spark a Movement: Paul Rodriguez, Alana Blanchard, Eric Koston, Coco Ho, Keith Malloy, Taj Burrow, Pat Moore, Laura Enever, Mikey DeTemple, Andrew Reynolds, Monyca Eleogram, Dane Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas, Patrick Gudauskas, Guy Mariano, Jed Anderson, Jett Schilling, Kenny Anderson, Koa Smith, Mason Ho, Mikey Taylor, Nate Tyler, Nick Lavecchia, Atiba Jefferson, Taylor Knox and Jack Freestone
 

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Villager Goods coconut water will launch this Fall 2016 as the first athlete-owned start up dedicated to inspiring the world's youth to live healthy positive lives in harmony with nature. The twenty-six top action sports "Villagers" have signed on as investor-ambassadors to show their commitment to living positive, healthy lifestyles that set an example to younger generations as well as their contemporaries.  Villager Goods will introduce three coconut water flavors - original, pineapple and chocolate - delivering a premium organic, not-from-concentrate product priced in line with mainstream non-organic competitors.

"As a brand and as individuals, we want to use our power of influence for something good," says Ryan Kingman, President of Villager.  "Our goal is to build a global community that inspires individuals to lead a healthier lifestyle."

Villager Goods plans to introduce additional organic food, beverage and consumer goods products in the future. The company will also establish Villager Good, which will represent the brand's cause related hub and focus on supporting initiatives that are important to the Villagers and our brand.

What our Villagers are saying...

"I wanted to be involved with Villager because I love skateboarding and coconut water is great for hydration which helps me have longer skate sessions. I also love the people involved and I think what we are doing is so positive and healthy for everyone!"
- Paul Rodriguez, Skateboarder

"I am honored to join a crew of likeminded athletes who back something that actually nurtures and replenishes our bodies. Day in and day out hydration is what we really need and I'm stoked to be a Villager."
- Coco Ho, Surfer

"It's easy to get stuck in the status quo. I'm happy to step aside and be a part of a meaningful brand that makes healthy products. It's a much better representation of what I actually buy and consume."
- Pat Moore, Snowboarder

"It's exciting to be able to have the opportunity to help create Villager. It's vital to replenish the nutrients I lose when I sweat and coconut water is one of the best options to do just that. Recovery is important to me because it keeps me doing what I love, which is skateboarding."
- Eric Koston, Skateboarder

"At a time when caffeinated energy drinks are the norm I'm so stoked to be a part of something healthy and tasty that I can share with my family."
- Keith Malloy, Surfer

Villager will be available online at www.villagergoods.com and at premiere retail locations nationwide.

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Villager Goods is a global community of adventurers that inspires future generations to live healthy lives in harmony with nature, through education and empowerment. We create products that taste good, feel good and are made from the world's simplest ingredients.  Please visit us at www.villagergoods.com and follow @villagergoods on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.

 

 

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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.

ABOUT THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

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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Food Spotlight: Tommy’s Superfoods

 

 
Founded in Austin in early 2015 by Tommy Williams, Tommy’s Superfoods is a leading producer of premiere flash frozen superfoods committed to sustainability and bringing gourmet cuisine to the frozen food aisle. Made with all-natural ingredients and offering non-GMO verified options, Tommy’s Superfoods flash freezes their superfoods to lock in freshness at their nutritional peak of ripeness. Tommy’s Superfoods provides a delicious medley of flavors while still maintaining low sodium, low calories and no cholesterol. All of their blends are gluten free and are a great source of antioxidants and essential nutrients. To learn more, visit www.tommyssuperfoods.com.

 

 

 

Brand: Tommy’s Superfoods
Slogan: farm fresh, flash frozen, fork friendly
Origin: USA
Category: Frozen Foods
Packaging: 3lbs or 10 oz.
Varieties: Natural Greens with Uncured Bacon, Cauliflower and Green Beans, Root Fusion, Asparagus with Uncured Bacon, Super Greens, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Brussels Sprouts, Fiesta Quinoa
Where to Buy: http://tommyssuperfoods.com/where-to-find/
Website: www.tommyssuperfoods.com

 

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