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Bars. The cheeses have no added hormones, artificial
flavors or preservatives.
Laval, France-based Lactalis debuted the first organic
Rondele Gourmet Spreadable Cheese in the spreadable
category. The organic Rondele is available in Garden
Vegetable and Garlic and Herb. Lactalis also featured
three varieties of Marinated Feta Cubes for easy snacking
straight from the jar—just add toothpicks.
Volpi Foods of St. Louis showcased its Roltini Singles
and Roltini Snacks in Mozzarella & Pepperoni, Mozzarella
& Spicy Salame and Mozzarella & Prosciutto Ham. These
natural snacks are nitrate-free and handcrafted from specialty meats and cheeses.
On-the-go drinkable nutrition is gaining momentum
as the trend in beverage meals blooms. Fawen Ready-To-Drink Soup is the first and only shelf-stable, ready-to-drink organic soup, which is also vegan, gluten-free,
non-GMO and kosher. Offering a drinkable snack or light
meal, Fawen is available in three varieties.
Bonafide Provisions of Carlsbad, Calif., has reinvented
juice with organic vegetable and bone broth elixirs that offer
consumers a way to drink their veggies to the tune of 6 to 11
grams of protein and fewer than 110 calories per serving.
Tio Gazpacho presented its RTD line of portable chilled
soups. Through a partnership with restaurateur and chef
Jose Andres, Tio Gazpacho drinkable soups are available
in six all-natural varieties.
“This year, there are three big trends that are helping to
drive our sales: the expansion of plant milks beyond soy and
almond, the revolution in the dairy creamer category, and
the cold-brew coffee revolution,” said Greg Steltenpohl,
CEO of Califia Farms in Los Angeles. “Underneath all three
are sustainability and transparency in the supply chain,
which are becoming more important to the consumer.”
Califia sampled its clearly on-trend Cold Brew Coffee
with its line of Better Half Creamers made from coconut
cream and almond milk.
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