Progressive Grocer - September 2017 - 34
Chelan Fresh Rockit Apple
This blush-colored fruit's small size makes it a perfect
on-the-go snack. The apples, which are sweet and
crunchy, are packaged in 3-, 4- and 5-count tubes that
offer an ideal way to move produce to convenience
areas like the front end or foodservice, and the
packaging provides a longer shelf life. The Rockit apple
originated in New Zealand in 2010, but now is grown
by Chelan Fresh and Borton Fruit in Washington state,
which allows for a year-round supply.
Non-GMO Project Verified
Clover Sonoma pledged to
convert its conventional fluid milk
products to Non-GMO Project
Verified by the end of 2018, and its inaugural half-gallons are now available
- the first produced in California on a large scale. That's not the only first
from this pioneering dairy, which was the first west of the Mississippi to
eliminate synthetic hormones, one of the first to support organics, and the
first in the United States to become American Humane Certified.
Organic Honey Butter
Since our tasters love G.H.
Cretors, they were glad to try
a unique-sounding twist on
traditional kettle corn. G.H.
Cretors Organic Honey Butter
Kettlecorn is sweet and salty,
two of our favorite flavors.
However, the added twist of
honey butter instead of plain
sugar makes it an even more
delectably fluffy treat. The fact
that the popcorn is organic
left our tasters who tend to
be concerned about artificial
ingredients resting easy.
Nondairy alternatives continue
to grow in popularity among
folks seeking more plantbased products, even in
their sweets. These bite-size
caramels, made without dairy
or gluten, are organic, nonGMO and kosher, and come in
two flavors: Sea Salt and Vanilla. Our vegan taster called them the best nondairy
caramels she's ever tasted, and appreciated that they're not coated with an
unnatural shiny glaze like other dairy-free candies she's encountered.
Crafted by Cinnabon Swirl Bundt Cake
The folks at CSM Bakery Solutions continue to find ways to leverage popular consumer
brands to inject more excitement into the in-store bakery. One of the company's latest
products is the Crafted by Cinnabon Swirl Bundt Cake, an indulgent cinnamon cake with
cream cheese frosting, drizzled with Cinnabon-brand cinnamon glaze and topped with
white chocolate curls. This retail-ready product features prominent Cinnabon branding to
attract shoppers looking to enjoy those popular flavors at home or for new occasions.
| Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2017