SEA OF MEDITERRANEAN
Best known for its hummus and snack boxes, Wild Garden has expanded with a line of
Taste of the Mediterranean shelf-stable Mediterranean Quick Marinades and Heat
and Serve Pilafs.
The three all-natural marinades and three pilafs are made with over 13 Eastern
Mediterranean spices and oils. Unlike other marinades that require an overnight soaking,
Taste of the Mediterranean fully marinates proteins, including beef, poultry, lamb or seafood, in just 10 minutes, while the heat and serve pilafs take just 90 seconds in the microwave or a skillet, say officials for the Chicago-based company.
Taste of the Mediterranean Marinades consist of: Shawarma, a blend of cardamom,
cumin and herbs; Persian, a blend of spices and herbs with notes of garlic, sumac and fennel; and Turkish, a Turkish kabob recipe with an exotic blend of tomatoes, cumin and garlic. All are packaged in 6-ounce pouches and have a suggested retail price of $2.50-$2.99.
Packaged in 8.8-ounce pouches with a suggested retail of $2.50-$2.99, Taste of the
Mediterranean Heat and Serve Pilafs are available in Bulgur, hearty bulgur wheat cooked
in tomato sauce and Mediterranean herbs; Couscous, a traditional Mediterranean dish
known as Maftoul, made with pearled couscous and chickpeas in a zesty tomato sauce;
and Rice and Lentils, a savory Mediterranean dish known as Mujadara, made with Basmati
rice, tender lentils and caramelized onions.
“We believe the world is connected through food,” says Nezar Ziad, a partner in Wild
Garden. “We want to be able to share some of the finest cuisines ranging from simple
grains with delicious flavors to complete meals with our new marinades and pilafs.”
For more information, visit wildgarden.com.
WHEYING IN ON THE
Farm Rich has added Breaded Cheddar Cheese
Curds to its product line up.
Made with 100 percent authentic Wisconsin
cheese curds sourced from the award-winning
LaGrander’s Hillside Dairy, the lightly breaded curds
feature the seal of approval by the Wisconsin Milk
Packaged in 16-ounce boxes with a suggested
retail price of between $4.99-$6.99, Farm Rich
Breaded Cheddar Cheese Curds are merchandised
in the frozen food aisle and can be prepared at home
in a traditional oven, toaster oven or deep fryer in
under 10 minutes, say officials from the St. Simons
Island, Ga.-based company. They are initially available in the Midwest and Southeast, with national
expansion plans underway.
“Wisconsin Cheese Curds have had a following of passionate fans for generations, and the love
for cheese curds has been spreading far beyond
America’s Dairyland,” says Shannon Gilreath, director of marketing for Farm Rich, a division of Buffalo,
N. Y.-based Rich Products Corp. “We’ve seen rapid
growth in the number of restaurants adding cheese
curds to their menus. Since Farm Rich is widely
known for our restaurant-quality appetizers, we
wanted to capitalize on the cheese curds popularity
by introducing them at retail and giving consumers
the best-tasting, best-quality authentic cheese curd
experience available in grocery.”
For more information, visit farmrich.com.