Progressive Grocer Product

Fall 2014

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2 0 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Fall 2014 Center Store Mac and cheese It's not easy to find options that kids love and parents feel good about. Pirate's Booty Mac & Cheese, available in four varieties, is made with organic wheat pasta and real cheese. It contains no artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and has zero trans fat per serving. Additionally, it is a good source of calcium (10 percent of the daily value) and protein (9 grams -10 grams). A box retails between $1.79 and $2.19. Pirate's Booty Sea Cliff, N.Y. piratebrands.com Forest-friendly honey Natural American Foods launched a U.S.-made, Grade A, Smokey the Bear branded honey. Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, a portion of the proceeds from every sale of Smokey the Bear honey goes to support educational efforts on wildfire prevention (support- smokey.com). In addition, the new line supports American beekeepers by sourcing honey directly from U.S. hives. The Smokey the Bear line features three different flavors and sizes. Flavors include Extra Light Amber, Multi Floral, and Hearty Amber. Natural American Foods Onsted, Mich. naturalamericanfoods.com Sweet additions Hershey launches Ice Breakers New Cool Blasts Chews; Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters; and Reese's Spreads. Ice Breakers New Cool Blasts Chews are a quickly dissolving chew, available in a 0.8-oz. slide pack in spearmint and peppermint for a suggested retail price of $1.99. Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters are clusters of crispy multigrain and soft fruit-flavored centers with sweetened cranberry bits, covered in dark chocolate. Clusters are 2.-5-oz. and and 5-oz. bags for $2.29 and $3.89. Reese's Spreads combine chocolate and peanut butter in a 13-oz. jar for $3.89. The Hershey Co. Hershey, Pa. thehersheycompany.com Traditional sauces Bongiovi Brand released Marinara, Garden Style, and Arrabbiata sauces. The tradition of the Bongiovi sauce began with Great Grandma Bongiovi, whose recipes and tradition have since been passed down for generations. The all-natural, gluten-free sauces contain fresh vegetables and spices with no preservatives. A portion of the proceeds of the sauces are donated to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Bongiovi Brand Valley Village, Calif. bongiovibrand.com Internationally inspired sauces Sky Valley Foods has unveiled 11 new sauces including a Koji marinade, Mole, Enchilada, Taco, Verde, Hot Sauce, Korean BBQ, Thai Peanut, Plum, Miso and Sweet Chili. Each sauce comes in 19-oz. squeeze bottles for a suggested retail price of $5.99-$6.99. In addition, Sky Valley's new line of Organicville Miso can be a mari- nade for grilling or as a stir-fry sauce, salad dressing and soup. Certified or- ganic, gluten-free and vegan, Organicville Miso comes in White, Red, Saikyo, and Brown Rice flavors in 10.6-oz. containers for a suggested retail price of $5.99. Sky Valley Foods Yanceyville, N.C. Skyvalleyfoods.com Canned vegetable- based proteins Atlantic Natural Foods is a leading U.S. producer of canned alternative vegetable-based protein products. The company introduced Caroline's Fishless Tuna products to the U.S. market earlier this year. All Caroline's products are made with renewable plant proteins derived from soy and wheat and soon- to-be-other plant proteins. They are also kosher and halal certified and GMO-free. Caroline's products are available in the Southeast at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Smith's, Ingles and independent natural food stores as well as Amazon.com. Atlantic Natural Foods Nashville, N.C. atlanticnaturalfoods.com Ciabatta thins Ozery Bakery, best known for its Morning Rounds Breakfast breads, has released a line of pre-sliced Soft Ciabatta Thins. Available in a Multi Grain and Chia flavor in addition to a Sour Dough variety, Ozery's new sandwich breads are Non- GMO certified, vegan, low-fat, and cholesterol- and preservative-free. Ozery Soft Ciabatta Thins are available at natural and specialty food stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.69 for each 16.9-oz. package. Ozery Bakery Toronto us.ozerybakeryinc.com Bar baking mix Last year, Among Friends launched a line of clean-label baking mixes. This year, it added Gerry's Any Kind of Jam Jam Bar Mix, an oatmeal cookie bar mix, to which home users add the jam of their choice, such as strawberry and apricot. A few minutes of prep for the mix and streusel topping, followed by a half-hour in the oven, produce a treat with 13 grams of whole grains per serving. The product is certified by the Whole Grains Council and the Non GMO Project. The mix retails for $5.99. Among Friends LLC Ann Arbor, Mich. amongfriendsbakingmixes.com

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