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PETITS fours

Kroger launches
restaurant concept
The Kroger Co. and its culinary development
team have introduced a new restaurant concept, Kitchen 1883, which offers "a fresh take
on new American comfort food," the company said.
"With Kitchen 1883, our goal is to create a gathering place that offers a genuinely
delicious place to relax and experience our
food," said Daniel Hammer, vice-president of
culinary development and new business for
Kroger. "The restaurant will feature a madefrom-scratch menu, hand-crafted cocktails
and a community-centered atmosphere."
Named for the year that Barney Kroger
opened his first grocery store in Cincinnati,

Kitchen 1883
opened in
Union, Ky. The
restaurant operates daily offering
lunch and dinner
along with brunch
on Saturdays and
Sundays.
Kroger has been experimenting with different avenues for growth
lately, including seating areas in its store
where customers may grab lunch and prepared meal kits in the Cincinnati area under
the Prep+Pared name.

Conceptual drawing
of Kroger Co.'s
Kitchen 1883
Photo by: Kroger Co.

Conagra Brands
teams up with Taco Bell
Coming next year from Conagra Brands, Inc.
and Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum!
Brands, Inc., is a new variety of sunflower
seeds inspired by the Mexican fast-food
chain. BIGS Taco Bell Taco Supreme Seeds
are slated to hit retail shelves in the first half
of 2018.
Conagra Brands added the BIGS brand
to its portfolio with the acquisition of Thanasi
Foods, LLC earlier this year. The new flavor
joins such varieties as Tapatío Chile Limón,
Vlasic Dill Pickle, Bacon Salt Sizzlin' Bacon,

Hidden Valley Ranch,
Stubb's Bar-B-Q and Old
Bay Seasoned.
"The BIGS sunflower seed brand
really leverages some incredible brand partnerships," said Erik Havlick, vice-president of
sales for Thanasi Foods and co-founder of
Duke's and BIGS. "These are iconic brands
that carry with them a tremendous amount
of consumer brand equity, and in our case, a
fantastic way of validating flavor and expanding awareness of the category."

BIGS Taco Bell Taco
Supreme Seeds
combines fireroasted sunflower
seeds with spicy
taco flavor and a
signature crunch.
Photo by: Taco Bell

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Culinology - December 2017

Culinology - December 2017
TABLE of contents
PRESIDENT’S letter - Change is the constant
Emerging Trends - Tapping into MOCKTAIL MANIA
HEMP heating up
INGREDIENT trends - The complexity of formulating with yogurt
MENU trends - Healthy indulgences
MEMBER profile - The spice girl
A regional voice in Culinology
EXPERT voices - INNOVATION pressures near boiling point
INDUSTRY NEWS
PETITS fours - THE NEW PLEASURE PARADIGM
NEWS bites
AD index
Culinology - December 2017 - Culinology - December 2017
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Culinology - December 2017 - 2
Culinology - December 2017 - TABLE of contents
Culinology - December 2017 - PRESIDENT’S letter - Change is the constant
Culinology - December 2017 - 5
Culinology - December 2017 - Emerging Trends - Tapping into MOCKTAIL MANIA
Culinology - December 2017 - 7
Culinology - December 2017 - HEMP heating up
Culinology - December 2017 - 9
Culinology - December 2017 - INGREDIENT trends - The complexity of formulating with yogurt
Culinology - December 2017 - 11
Culinology - December 2017 - 12
Culinology - December 2017 - 13
Culinology - December 2017 - 14
Culinology - December 2017 - 15
Culinology - December 2017 - 16
Culinology - December 2017 - MENU trends - Healthy indulgences
Culinology - December 2017 - 18
Culinology - December 2017 - 19
Culinology - December 2017 - 20
Culinology - December 2017 - 21
Culinology - December 2017 - 22
Culinology - December 2017 - 23
Culinology - December 2017 - MEMBER profile - The spice girl
Culinology - December 2017 - 25
Culinology - December 2017 - 26
Culinology - December 2017 - A regional voice in Culinology
Culinology - December 2017 - 28
Culinology - December 2017 - 29
Culinology - December 2017 - 30
Culinology - December 2017 - EXPERT voices - INNOVATION pressures near boiling point
Culinology - December 2017 - 32
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Culinology - December 2017 - INDUSTRY NEWS
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Culinology - December 2017 - PETITS fours - THE NEW PLEASURE PARADIGM
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Culinology - December 2017 - NEWS bites
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