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Industry News: Lilly’s Foods Leading in Sustainable Packaging Initiative


Hummus and Salsa Brand Touts 100% Recyclable Packaging & Leads Category Overall

Portland, Oregon (March 27th, 2019) – Lilly’s Foods, an Oregon-based company leading the hummus and salsa categories with its non-GMO, small batch recipes, touts 100% recyclable packaging, including tub and label. In efforts to the brand’s commitment to increasing sustainability overall, Lilly’s made the move to enlist in recyclable materials as its commitment to the health and well-being of consumers, families and our planet. Since their beginning, the brand has enlisted a handmade, craft process, including using non-GMO and organic chickpeas, an industry leading initiative as well. Lilly’s is also well-regarded for the brand’s commitment to using whole foods, rather than blended ingredients, to make fresh hummus and salsa products – such as real olive oil, pure organic sesame tahini and other clean, simple ingredients. Consumers can find Lilly’s hummus products in retail dairy cases nationwide.

According to recent Nielsen data, 60% of North American consumers are concerned about sustainability in packaging waste. Lilly’s understands that their core, environmentally-conscious consumers value sustainable packaging practices and line up to meet their needs. As a brand committed to organic, non-GMO, flavorful hummus, the packaging transition was a clear next step.

“Lilly’s Foods has always valued sustainability on par with organic ingredients and flavorful varieties,” shares Lilly’s Foods Founder Lilly Miscoe. “By offering 100% recyclable packaging, we are fulfilling our mission of offering foods that are delicious, good for you and good for our earth, as well. We care a great deal about nourishing the lives of our consumers, overall – earth, body and soul.”

Lilly’s Foods has made its mission about more than superior hummus. A focus on environmental sustainability, organic ingredients and ethical sourcing has helped to steer each decision on the brand’s part. From retail store shelves to foodservice partnerships, Lilly’s strives to offer consumers products that brings more than better tasting food to the table. Lilly’s strives to offer quality ingredients to those looking for a better way to feed the ones they love. Lilly’s newest packaging initiative will continue to promote the quality that Lilly’s stands behind.


About Lilly’s Foods
Lilly’s Foods prides itself on using clean, honest ingredients and a traditional kettle-cooking process. Reduction of pre-packaged ingredients through cooking their own beans, and roasting fresh vegetables in-house is a part of their mission of environmental sustainability. Lilly’s Foods is naturally gluten-free, and some varieties are also tahini-free (for those with allergies to sesame). Lilly’s is also Non-GMO Project Verified, KOF-K Kosher Certified and vegan.









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Food Spotlight: The Vine Fresh Salsa



Flavorful is much more than spicy. With hand-stripped parsley, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice from the base of a Sicilian volcano, this USDA certified organic Salsa doesn't hide behind the heat, but rather balances just the right amount of punch with an array of flavors to create a fresh salsa that will enliven your dinner and appetizers.



About The Vine

At The Vine, healthy eating meets uncompromised flavor, because eating organic should never be a tradeoff. Since before The Vine even officially existed, we’ve pursued a path that will lead us to building resources that can grow our communities. Our first partner, The Scientista Foundation, uses The Vine’s profits to support our sisters and daughters studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We believe that the contributions that women can make to these fields are limitless, and that we should support them in their endeavors to expand our minds. As The Vine continues to grow, we will continue to support additional organizations that are as committed to the health of our society as we are.



Company: The Vine
Brand: The Vine
Origin: USA
Category: Salsa
Packaging: 3 x 16oz Jar
Claims: USDA certified organic
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $19.99 (3 Pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online





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Snack Spotlight: Jackson’s Honest Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips



Our USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Salsa Fresca tortilla chips use corn grown by farmers who care about the shared resources of our land and water but also want to protect and preserve the genetic heritage of heritage corn varieties by exclusively using Non-GMO Project Verified Blue corn. And just like the ancient Mayans, we stone grind our Blue Corn using volcanic rock so that the masa retains its hearty feel and flavor.

We had to invent a proprietary low-and-slow cooking method to produce the world's first coconut oil potato chip: well, we had to do the same for making the world's first organic coconut oil Salsa Fresca tortilla chip.

This low and slow cooking process unlocks the taste and nutrition in the Blue Corn. When combined with our zesty Salsa Fresca spice blend - organic jalapeno, cilantro, chili, and tomato - the blue corn and coconut oil shine like no other tortilla chips you've ever had.



Organic Blue Corn, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Tomato Powder, Salt, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Tapioca Maltodextrin, Organic Jalapeño Powder, Organic Chili Pepper, Organic Cilantro, Citric Acid, Organic Vinegar, Yeast Extract, Organic Rice Maltodextrin, Organic Paprika Extract, Organic Spices, Lemon Oil, Organic Rice Concentrate

The Original Coconut Oil Chip®



About Jackson's Honest

Small independent consumer brands focused on delivering nutrient density in simple, convenient and approachable ways will have the opportunity to disrupt huge segments of the food chain and disintermediate the established brands whose businesses are optimized for profitability rather than innovation.

Over the course of the next two decades, the food chain’s de-commodification will re-align the basic tenants of what food brands stand for, how they operate, and what they deliver to their most important stakeholder: consumers.

These sets of companies, of which Jackson’s Honest is one, will reorient the food chain around nutrient density, bringing sustainability back to one of the largest and most important industries in the world.



Company: Jackson's Honest
Brand: Salsa Fresca Tortilla Chips
Origin: US
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 283g
Claims: Made with coconut oil, organic and NON-GMO.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: 9-pack $26.96
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator



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Food Spotlight: Salpica Chipotle Garlic Salsa



Move over and let the big dog eat! Unleash the smoke, heat and sweet with this go-to salsa for  easy snackage and late-night eggs.



INGREDIENTS: Roasted fresh tomato, tomato (tomato, tomato juice, calcium chloride and citric acid), filtered water, fresh onion, roasted garlic, chipotle chile, tomato paste, fresh cilantro, salt, citric acid.

No gluten ingredients used. Refrigerate after purchase for optimal flavor.



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About the company

Salpica Nuevo Tex-Mex Salsas & Dips feature cranked up, intense fire-roasted flavors and fresh ingredients. Handmade in the heart of Texas, these are the full-throttle salsas we love to pile on at our local taquerías.

Made from fresh fire-roasted tomatoes and tomatillos, Salpica Salsas and Dips will remind you of the bold flavors found at uber-hip taco trucks and downhome barbecue joints.

Salpica Salsas and Dips start the party. The kind of party that kicks off its shoes and wades into the surf with an ice-cold beer.



Company: Salpica
Brand:  Chipotle Garlic Salsa
Slogan:  All Natural Nuevo Tex-Mex
Origin: US
Category: Snacks
Packaging: 454g
Claims: Medium level heat, gluten free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: $4.95
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.salpica.com/



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Food Spotlight: Blackberry Patch Medium Blueberry Salsa



Our blueberry salsa is great with tortilla chips or as a side to chicken or fish.



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Ingredients: Diced tomatoes, blueberries, pure cane sugar, onion, tomato paste, jalapeno peppers, vinegar, citric acid, garlic, salt, spices, natural flavour.




About the company:

Founded by farmers in 1988, Blackberry Patch harvested local fruits and used time-honored Southern techniques to make jams, jellies and syrups. The company’s goal then was the same as it is now: to make handmade, small batch, high-quality, goods using real fruits and family recipes. In 1999, Randy Harvey and Harry T. Jones, a pair of entrepreneurs with more than 40 years of combined business and food industry experience, acquired Blackberry Patch and began expanding the product assortment, as well as pursuing wider distribution.

Today, as a result of their efforts, Blackberry Patch products are sold across the country in leading department stores, specialty food stores, resorts, mail order catalogs, and through our all-new online shop.



Company: Blackberry Patch
Brand: Medium Blueberry Syrup
Slogan: Hand made in small batches.
Origin: US
Category: Salsa
Packaging: 18oz
Claims: All natural
Variants: View product range here
Price: $6.99
Where to Buy: US, Buy Online
Website: https://www.blackberrypatch.com/




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Company Spotlight: Winking Girl Salsa



Who doesn't love being winked at? Let's be honest - a friendly, smiling face throws a wink your way and BOOM! You're caught off guard, you smirk to yourself and feel pretty darn good, right?!
Combine that fantastic feeling with tangy, green tomatillos, kick in your pants spice along with a few other high quality ingredients and that my friends, is Winking Girl Salsa.

Winking Girl Salsa's authentic taste was created in my kitchen over ten years ago and quickly became a hit at every gathering I attended, leaving other salsas green with envy! I started selling my green, tomatillo-based salsas at local Farmer's Markets, then a few retailers started carrying it and giddy up, Winking Girl Salsa is now rockin' the shelves in over 2,000 retailers nationwide!

Friends, family and fans agree that in addition to being a tortilla chip's BFF, the citrusy sweetness of tomatillos, blended with the perfect mix of spices makes this salsa a secret weapon in the kitchen. Go on - add some sweet heat to your BBQ pork, brighten your grilled fish or whip up your own Daringly Delicious Dip.


About the Company
The boldest all-natural green tomatillo salsa on the block. Winking Girl Salsa combines zesty party-in-your-mouth taste with just the right amount of spiciness. Available nationwide at over 1500 grocers and natural foods stores.




Company: Winking Girl Foods
Brand:  Winking Girl Foods
Slogan:  Winking Girl Foods
Origin:  US
Category:  Condiments
Packaging: 456g
Claims: High quality ingredients
Variants:  View product range here
Price:  $6.19 each
Where to Buy:  US, Buy OnlineStore Locator
Website: http://www.winkinggirl.com/





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Food Spotlight: Skout Raw Pumpkin Seeds – Jalapeño Salsa



Raw pumpkin seeds are truly a superfood! Among the many benefits, they are high in protein, zinc, iron, magnesium and omega-3s. By sourcing living seeds, we preserve their inherent nutrients and enzymes, providing your body with healthy fuel

-Certified Organic
-Gluten Free
-10g Protein Per Serving
-Naturally Occurring Nutrients
-Omega 3's
-Certified Kosher
-Dairy & Soy Free





ALLERGENS: Good manufacturing practices are used to segregate ingredients in a facility that processes other products, which may contain peanuts, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), milk, soy and/or eggs.









About the Company
Skout Organic® was created and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, considered by many to be one of the best outdoor recreation areas in the world. Our mission is to provide great tasting, healthy, organic foods to sustain those who embrace adventure and actively pursue the outdoors.

Skout Organic® Trailbars were born in Portland, Oregon, made with a carefully chosen handful of organic ingredients.





Company: Skout Natural Foods
Brand: Skout
Slogan: To Find by Seeking, Searching or Exploring
Location: USA
Category: Bars
Packaging: 2.5oz (70g)
Claims: Organic
Varieties: View Range Here
Price: $4.49 USD
Where to BuyBuy Online











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Food Spotlight: Slawsa Comes to the South East




Cramerton, NC (November 3, 2014) Slawsa, a producer of a condiment that crosses slaw and salsa, announces its expansion into more than 220 Harris Teeter stores throughout the South Eastern United States, in states that include North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Growing consumer demands for a tasty and healthy alternative to traditional condiments is motivating grocers to offer this new alternative to traditional condiments. Slawsa Original, Spicy, Garlic and Spicy Garlic flavors will be shelved at Harris Teeters stores beginning November 14.

Slawsa is leading the condiment category with a unique mix of slaw and salsa that is all-natural, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, low in sodium, kosher and vegan certified, and only 15 calories per serving. While it contains other vegetables, mustard and vinegar, the mustard and vinegar are balanced, allowing it to be used in various ways. The versatile condiment can be used as a topper for hot dogs and hamburgers, served as a dip or side, or added to recipes such as meatloaf, grilled cheese, baked potatoes and more.

“We’re thrilled to continue offering consumers a unique way to put flavor and excitement into their recipes from our versatile condiment,” says Julia Busha, Founder and CEO of Slawsa. “Our product reinvents consumer interest in condiments as Slawsa has revolutionized the industry and we’re happy consumers in more locations can enjoy Slawsa.”

Derived from an old family recipe that almost never made it to market, Busha brought life to the world of condiments with new, crisp and cool Slawsa in Original, Spicy, Garlic and Spicy Garlic flavors.

Busha, an emerging entrepreneur, within a mere two years after launch gained Slawsa placement in the relish aisle in over 6,000 stores in the US and Canada with rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.




About Slawsa
Slawsa is a delicious cross between coleslaw and salsa, a cabbage based-relish that is a healthier option to other toppers, more versatile and a must-have for your pre-game tailgate, backyard grilling and barbecue, or to spice up your mid-week family recipes. Slawsa is all-natural, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, low in sodium, kosher and vegan certified. Slawsa is available in over 6,000 grocery stores across the US and Canada. Visit Slawsa’s store locator to find the nearest retailer.








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Food Spotlight: La Esquina Salsa

Situated in NYC's vibrant Nolita district and most recently in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn, La Esquina offers an innovative rendition on tasty Mexican inspired street food. Housed in the former Wythe Diner space, Café de La Esquina's original iconic building is a landmark within the Williamsburg neighborhood and dates back to 1952. The space features refurbished original aspects as well as new, unique elements combined to create a casual, and transporting atmosphere of New York meets Guadalajara. La Esquina, meaning "the Corner," became a hub of interest for restaurant-exploring New Yorkers, when rumors came that there was actually a second restaurant hidden below street level. Hidden behind a door marked "No Admittance" and "Employee’s Only," brave souls would find themselves faced with a maître d’, who would guide them through a rabbit warren of halls and stairwells to a secluded restaurant and bar. Sometimes called "the Vault," this speakeasy-style bar featured fresh, vibrant cooking and over 100 varieties of premium tequila. Clearly, La Esquina was out to turn some heads.

So when La Esquina released their new line of salsas, we were thrilled to try them. Just like the restaurant, these salsas make a lasting impression. La Esquina Salsas create the most distinct flavor anywhere, combining ripe tomatoes, hot Arbol chili peppers, and tart green tomatillos blended together with smooth, sweet slow-cooked onions and hot Serrano chili peppers. Sure to satiate any salsa craving, enjoy it with chips, tacos, or any meat dish.



Company: La Esquina
Brand: La Esquina
Origin: USA
Category: Sauces
Packaging: 11.5oz
Claims: Natural
Variants: Roja, Roja Hot, Black Bean Dip
Price: $7.99
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: esquinanyc.com








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Food Spotlight: Muchacha Salsa




Little Girls Dream Big
Embracing her Latin culture and the love for her mother's cooking, Evelyn Rivera was inspired to create Muchacha Salsa. Evelyn's flare for adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that is the recipe that gives Muchacha Salsa its authentic taste, which will have you coming back for more!


Company: Ensembles Inc
Brand: Muchacha Salsa
Category: Sauces
Origin: USA
Packaging: 16oz jar
Variants: Mild, Medium, Hot
Price: $4.99
Where to Buy: Store Locator
Website: muchacha.biz


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