Expo West Booth #8903
Come and discover L’Epicurien’s
all natural arƟsianal creaƟons,
imported by The French Farm.
Back by popular demand, our Cabernet Wine Biscuits
pair the finest Cabernet with fresh cracked pepper
corns. A great companion to wine tastings or a
delicious counterpart to salads, soups and fruit.
Baked & distributed by J&M Foods, Inc.
800.264.2278 • www.janis-melanie.com
No Sugar Added
Last year, the U. S. government recommended that Americans limit their intake of added sugar to less than 10%
of daily calories. It marked the first time a specific limit
was advised. If sugar alternatives such as Just Date Syrup,
which offers a low-glycemic and vegan way to sweeten
coffee and tea, and the multitude of products labeled “no
sugar added” at the show are an indication, it seems consumers and suppliers are taking heed.
San Francisco’s Organic Pantry Co., which seeks to
“replace heavily processed, sugar-laden packaged products with simple, nutrient-packed food,” presented its
certified organic Flaxseed Crackers in Turmeric, Rosemary and Sunflower Seeds.
New England Natural Bakers of Greenfield, Mass.,
debuted new packaging for its line of six organic, non-GMO, kosher-certified granolas. Two of the granolas
have no added sugar, including Organic Gluten Free
Unsweetened Berry Coconut Granola and Organic Gluten Free Unsweetened Strawberry Granola, its best-seller.
Sensational Deli Snacking
High-quality cheese and meats in an array of convenient
snack packaging were another top trend at the show. “Gro-
cers are doing a lot more grab-and-go in foodservice areas,
and they’re seeing more traffic in the deli,” said Abby
Despins, senior PR and digital marketing manager for
Emmi Roth USA in Fitchburg, Wis. “We’ve been seeing a
lot of growth in the specialty cheese snack category as well.”
To catch these on-the-move shoppers, Emmi has intro-
duced a new line of snack cheeses. The round, puck-size
cheeses, available in Creamy Cheddar, Creamy Gouda
and Creamy Whole Milk Mozzarella, are 70 calories each
and come in peggable packaging for easy deli display.
Green Bay, Wis.-based BelGioioso Cheese Inc. fea-
tured all-natural, rBST-free cheese snacks in three
varieties. The line started with fresh mozzarella and
has been extended to include fontina and Parmesan.
The quarter-ounce cut Parmesan snack is 80 calories
and naturally packed with 7 grams of
protein, while the same size Fontina
snack package contains 5 grams of
protein and 70 calories.
Arla Foods of Basking
Ridge, N.J., presented a
host of convenient cheese
snacking options, including
new snack packs in three
varieties (Gouda, Havarti
and Medium Cheddar). Each 6-ounce
eight Snack Cheese
Emmi Roth’s new
Cheese serves as a
bold, spicy snack.