IN THE AISLES By Richard Turcsik
With its distinctive fillets packed in glass jars,
discerning tuna consumers have known
that Tonnino tuna is a step above other
brands for years. Now the company is putting that same superior quality in a tin with
its 100-percent yellowfin tuna that is wild
caught in the eastern Pacific.
“Our tuna is 100 percent solid pack, packed
in pure olive oil or spring water,” says Adriana
Aguilar, brand manager, for Costa Rica-based
Tonnino. “It is actually the same quality that
we have in the jar, but it is in the solid pack.”
Antonio Esquivel Carrillo, Tonnino’s coun-
try manager, adds, “Consumers, retailers and
chefs alike, all love the unique, exquisite taste
that Tonnino tuna offers. We have noticed a
rise in health consciousness in consumers
that are always on-the-go, and we knew it
was the right time to introduce the Tonnino
tinned tuna cans.”
Tonnino tuna uses Trace Register’s
Traceability Plus ( TR+) system to track its
product, Aguilar says. With a smartphone or
handheld device, consumers and buyers can
trace the origins and processing path taken
by an individual can or jar of tuna.
“Our tuna is packed in pure olive oil with
sea salt and is very low in mercury, with less
than 0.5 ppm,” Aguilar says. “The taste is so
much different than the other tunas on the
Tonnino’s unique stackable can has a pull-
top on the bottom, or can be opened with a
can opener on the top.
A 4.94-ounce can has a suggested retail
price of $3.49.
For more information, visit tonnino.com.
CONCENTRATING ON BROTH
Officials at Kitchen Accomplice do not believe all broths are created equal. That is why their
More Than Gourmet line of authentic, culinary grade stocks, broths and sauces has
been favored by many chefs for 25 years.
With the introduction of the Kitchen Accomplice line of concentrated broths, home cooks
can see what the fuss is about. Available in Beef Broth, Chicken Broth, Veggie Broth, Organic
Beef Bone Broth and Organic Chicken Bone Broth, the line is made from bones that have been
simmered for hours, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, chemicals or MSG.
Another advantage, according to company officials, is that Kitchen Accomplice is concentrated and will stay fresh in the refrigerator for six months after opening. A 12-ounce squeeze
bottle makes the equivalent of seven quart cartons of broth and has a suggested retail price of
$4.99-$5.99. The organic bone broths have a suggested retail price of $6.99.
“We’re offering the first true innovation in the stock and broth aisle where consumers have
historically found cans on one end and cubes on the other,” says Brad Sacks, founder and CEO
of More Than Gourmet, based in Akron, Ohio. “We wanted to offer broths that would make
life easier and more delicious for the consumer. We’re bringing them products for everyday
cooking that are made from quality ingredients, and are significantly lower in sodium than the
national leading brand. We are also excited to offer broths with a longer shelf life once they are
opened. Most broths expire within three to five days of opening, but ours is concentrated and
packaged in a way that keeps it fresh in the fridge for six months after opening,” he says.
For more information, visit kitchenaccomplice.com.
Red Bull has expanded its popular Editions line with
two sugar-free offerings: Red Bull Purple Edition
Sugarfree and Red Bull Lime Edition Sugarfree, with
the tastes of açaí berry and limeade, respectively. In
addition, Red Bull Green Edition, in kiwi lime flavor, has
returned as a full-time offering.
According to officials of Santa Monica, Calif.-based
Red Bull, the line offers a delicious taste option for every
palate whether new to the energy drink category, or currently enjoying Red Bull while working,
studying, traveling, working out or just juggling the demands of everyday life.
Packaged in 8.4-fluid ounce cans, they have a suggested retail price of two for $5.33.
For more information, visit energydrink-us.redbull.com.