A SHOWCASE OF NEW PRODUCTS, IDEAS & MANUFACTURER NEWS
Smucker's offers a full line of distinctive portion-control products and the opportunity to add comfort and value to any foodservice operation by displaying America's most trusted brand of jams, jellies and preserves. Customers will appreciate seeing the brand they trust for their own families on tabletops and buffet lines. For details, visit www.smuckerfoodservice.com.
The new Dole Fruit Cost Savings Calculator is a both an online and handheld tool created to showcase the savings operators can realize using all natural Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit. Taking into account the cost factors for using fresh fruit — (under or over) ripeness, employee labor/prep time, usable fruit yield — operators select a fruit variety, enter their own costs, calculate the cost per pound of usable fruit, and then determine their cost savings using 100% usable frozen fruit. To use the online calculator, or to order a free, handheld slide rule version, visit www.dolefoodservice.com, or call 800-723-9868.
Desserts are some of the most profitable menu items, and tempting mini desserts allow customers a few satisfying bites without overindulging. Because customers say a brand name positively influences their choice of menu items, MARS Foodservices offers chopped and mini candies perfect for mini dessert concepts on the menu in some of the most popular varieties — M&M'S, Snickers and Twix brands. To learn more about the profitability of branded desserts or on-trend recipes, call 1-800-432-2331 or visit www.MARSFoodservices.com.
Cargill, maker of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, has introduced an all-purpose, natural sea salt to the foodservice market under the Diamond Crystal brand. Diamond Crystal Sea Salt is a domestically harvested sea salt sourced from the shores of the Pacific Ocean for a pure, natural taste that helps bring out the true flavors of choice ingredients. Available in additive-free 22 oz. rounds in coarse and fine varieties or purified sea salt in 4-lb. boxes. Visit www.diamondcrystalsalt.com, for more.
Made from top-shelf ingredients, Farmland Gold Medal Smoked Sausage is BIG on flavor. The new sausage is made from only USDA-inspected cuts of pork and beef, which give it a rich taste and delicious, even texture. It's also smoked, offering a delectable, authentic smokehouse flavor. The sausage measures up at a whopping eight inches, so your average bun can barely contain it, making for an eye-catching plate presentation. Visit www.farmlandfoodservice.com for more details.
Lamb Weston is your source for crowd-pleasing mashed potatoes this winter. You can earn up to a $500 rebate just by purchasing Lamb's Supreme Mashed Potatoes, available in eleven flavors, including Russet, Yukon Gold, Redskin, and Sweet Potatoes. Visit www.lambweston.com for on-trend recipes like Mediterranean Roasted Vegetable Mashed Potatoes and Latin Mashed Sweet Potatoes. For details call 800-766-7783. Offer good until May 31, 2011.
Always in season, Truitt Bros. Tru Flavors D'Anjou Pears grant you the true-to-the-orchard flavor of fresh-picked pears, conveniently ripened, sliced and ready to serve. Grown in the heart of the Columbia River Region, sun-ripened in family orchards and gently harvested with care for the environment, the pears are pasteurized to maintain crispness and are packed in re-sealable shelf-stable jars. For more information, call 800-547-8712 or visit www.truittbros.com.
Warm up customers with the cozy pumpkin flavor they love. Starbucks fall marketing program allows operators to offer Pumpkin Latte — for the first time in foodservice accounts — with eye catching, easy-to-use marketing support. To learn more, contact your Starbucks representative.
New Otis Spunkmeyer Pumpkin Spice Supreme Muffins capture the classic flavors of fall with a new twist. They're packed with real pumpkin and hints of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, and then topped with sweet praline pumpkin seeds. Boost breakfast menus by bundling the Pumpkin Spice Supreme Muffin with hot seasonal beverages. Free downloadable point-of-sale materials are offered through Dec. 31, 2010. To learn more, call 1-888-ASK-OTIS or visit www.spunkmeyer.com.
Equal, a trusted brand for more than 25 years, is introducing the Smart Pack, which contains all three leading zero calorie sweetener categories in one box: Equal Classic Blue (250 ct.), new Equal Yellow (500 ct.) and new Equal Pink (250 ct.). This Equal Smart Pack was created to meet all the zero calorie sweetener needs of food service operators — one convenient box at a very competitive price that delivers high-quality products with the taste their patrons expect. Visit www.equalpurevia.com or call 888-658-1948 for more.
Kraft Foodservice is now offering Crystal Light in a new Bag-in-Box liquid concentrate format that is more sustainable and more profitable than bottled beverages. For more information, visit kraftfoodservice.com/BIB.
Tyson K12 offers new menu-ready chicken and beef products to help foodservice directors maximize their commodity entitlement dollars. The fully cooked products reduce prep time and food-safety concerns. An efficient ordering process — which now allows beef and chicken commodities to be bundled in one order — helps ensure timely delivery. Visit www.TysonK12.com or call 800-248-9766 for details.
Looking for a tool to improve patient safety, track patient trays and monitor production flow? Tray InMotion, Computrition's integrated and easy-to-use application, enables your staff to efficiently manage the entire patient meal delivery process. A simple tool that utilizes barcode scanners to collect tray status information, Tray InMotion promotes patient safety and satisfaction by ensuring that the right meals are delivered in a timely manner to the right patient. Call 800-222-4488 ext. 250, for more.