A SHOWCASE OF NEW PRODUCTS, IDEAS & MANUFACTURER NEWS
Schwan's Food Service, Inc. introduces a new line of products that meet the stringent Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) guidelines, as well as the USDA's newly proposed school meal guidelines. Tony's Ultimate Cheese and Reduced Fat Pepperoni Flatbreads have a 51% whole grain crust, less than 600 milligrams of sodium, less than 30% of total calories from fat, less than 10% of total calories from saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 5 grams of fiber, ¼ cup of vegetables, and 21 grams of protein for less than 400 calories per serving. For more, call 877-302-7426 or visit www.schwansfoodservice.com.
Foodservice operators can now sign up online for the DOLE Straight From The Source newsletter to receive it in their email inbox. Each issue of Dole Straight From The Source is packed with useful features on foodservice trends and menu planning (plus an innovative, fruit-forward recipe), as well as live links to informative updates on Dole Foodservice Products and promotions. Visit www.dolefoodservice.com or call 800-723-9868.
Iskream Inc. and Truvia brand announce the introduction of Iskream, the first line of low-fat, naturally sweetened ice creams from the newly established, hand-crafted gourmet ice cream brand. The new Iskream brand was inspired by the food ingredient innovation, Truvia rebiana, a natural, zero-calorie great tasting sweetener produced by Cargill. Available in Berry Good, Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla flavors. For more information, visit iskream.com
Add tropical elements to your specialty beverages with Monin Gourmet Flavorings Fruit Purée offerings, including Mango, Wildberry, Banana and Passion Fruit. All purées are made with high quality fruit that is flash pasteurized to preserve its flavor, color and texture. All are highly concentrated and require no thawing or refrigeration, making them a convenient choice for bar and restaurant operators with limited storage and cooler space. Call 800-966-5225 or visit www.monin.com for more.
Signature Breads unveiled a new brand identity today as part of its 5th anniversary celebration. The new identity focuses on handcrafted, artisan-style breads while presenting a fresh, modern look. At the core of Signature's revitalized identity is a new logo with a contemporary typeface and a graphic that embodies sliced bread and shafts of wheat. At the same time, they've expanded the product family with all-natural recipes, lowered sodium breads, and custom creations. Visit signaturebreads.com for more.
Kellogg's Healthcare Program helps hospital operators tap into the profit potential of trusted brands with built-in incremental rebate offers that make menuing Kellogg's cereals easy and affordable. The Advantage Rebate allows operators to earn up to $250 with a minimum purchase of 20 cases of participating individual box or bowl pack products. The Distinction Rebate and Bonus offers $5 off per case (up to $250) plus $150 for putting the Kellogg's brand name with cereals on your menu — a total value of $400. With the Elite Rebate and Bonus, operators earn $500 plus a free display merchandiser for using Kellogg's cereals on menus. The promotion runs through September 30, 2011. Visit www.KelloggsFoodAwayFromHome.com for participating products, rules and guidelines.
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.
Server Products new countertop organizer will keep condiment areas clean and mess-free helping operators eliminate waste and improve efficiency. The PPO-3 is a top load, large capacity organizer with two dividers forming three compartments. Portion packs channel to the front, continually replenishing the supply. The attractive brushed stainless steel finish helps reduce visibility of fingerprints. Visit www.pc-organizers.com or call 800-558-8722 for details.
Crab continues to be a very popular center-of-plate choice for stuffing seafood, chicken and vegetables and Phillips Foods Crab Mix Blends provide chefs with a labor saving way to incorporate profit-building crab into a wide range of menu choices. The blends contain premium-quality Phillips crab meat, breadcrumbs, seasonings and sauce. Available in two popular, on-trend flavors: classic Maryland-Style Crab Style Blend and Baja-Style Crab Mix Blend enhanced with chopped red and green peppers. Call 888-234-CRAB or visit www.phillipsfoodservice.com.
Add a little jubilation to your next smoothie, milk shake, or special meal with the rich touch of Truitt Bros. Cherries Jubilee, featuring dark sweet cherries infused with the essence of Cognac and cherry brandy. Cherries Jubilee provides a wealth of easy-to-execute dessert possibilities — use in smoothies and milk shakes, over ice cream and cheesecake, as a filling for crepes and pastries, or mix with warmed Grand Marnier and brandy for flaming specialties. Also great atop crisp waffles at breakfast, in fruit salads at lunch, and beside country-grilled ham at dinner. Call 800- 547-8712, or visit www.truittbros.com for more.
Now available in bulk dry format, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese offers operators a convenient new way to serve the top-selling retail brand that 95% of consumers know at a cost of about 40% less than premade frozen mac & cheese. Perfect for high-volume operations, one case of easy-to-prepare bulk dry Kraft Macaroni & Cheese makes eight half-hotel pans. For more information and recipe ideas, visit kraftfoodservice.com/kmcbulk.
American Pride Seafoods introduces Blackened Seafood created in partnership with Chef Paul Prudhomme. This premium line is authentic blackened seafood made easy for both foodservice and retail. Completely pre-seasoned, featuring today's most popular species such as tuna, salmon and flaky white fish. Blackened Seafood is ready to cook from frozen in minutes on a flat grill, skillet or in the oven. Visit www.americanprideseafoods.com for more information.
Building on the strength of the Litehouse 50 year old retail brand name, Litehouse foodservice announces the retirement of their Chadalee Farms brand, and the launch of their new Classic, Signature, Premium dressings and sauces. From the Premium — fresh, culinary alternatives to the Classic — value and convenience, the new launch offers solutions for every foodservice operator. Visit www.litehousefoodservice.com for details.
You asked for it, you got it! Computrition's Point-of-Sale (POS) solution is here! Break away from the “traditional” cash register and process your customers' transactions with ease and full integration into Hospitality Suite products. The comprehensive, PCI-compliant and cost-effective POS solution streamlines the entire financial transaction process and offers countless payment method options. Call 800-222-4488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The availability of many convenient formats makes frozen blueberries an excellent choice for sauces, fillings, toppings, and preserves. Frozen formats can be used in many of the same ways as fresh: pastries, quick breads, pies and muffins. This versatile ingredient for sweet as well as savory foods and dishes can be paired with meats or added to sides, used to create vibrant-colored soups, sparkling condiments, molded salads, and chilled puddings. Visit www.blueberry.org.
The Complete Heat System from Cambro has been recognized for its value, productivity, and efficiency by the NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and awarded the Kitchen Innovations 2011 Award. The Camduction Complete Heat System is designed to perform consistently under the most demanding conditions of foodservice. To ensure sustainability, Camduction Bases and Pellets are made of a composite material and are water-tight to withstand years of washing and heavy use. Visit www.cambro.com or call 800-854-7631 for details.
Whether your customers are looking for classic comforts or global adventures Kettle Cuisine's two new, on-trend varieties will please the most discerning palettes. Yankee Bean & Bacon Soup and Indian Lentil Stew join Kettle Cuisine's line of premium quality, all natural soups and make great additions to any soup rotation. Call 800-969-SOUP (7687) or visit www.kettlecuisine.com.
With two premium products at the peak of their highly anticipated seasons, the California Avocado Commission and the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association are teaming up fresh avocados and Copper River Salmon in an initiative to enhance foodservice operator's summer menu possibilities. An ideal match for summer's lighter palate, chefs can pair these renowned regional specialties in a myriad of preparations. For recipes and sourcing, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice and www.copperriversalmon.org/food-service.php.