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24 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Winter 2015 PERISHABLES Pizza Crusts and Flatbreads FGF Brands created Stonefire Authentic Flatbreads Artisan Pizza Crust and Flatbreads. Baked at high heat in a stone oven, the line includes three varieties: Italian Artisan, Italian Artisan Thin Crust, and a rectangular Artisan Flatbread. The crusts and flatbreads are fully baked and made without artificial preservatives and colors, additives, trans fat and hydrogenated oils. FGF Brands Toronto Matcha Tea Starbucks' Evolution Fresh introduced two new flavors: Organic Citrus Matcha and Organic Coconut Matcha. Evolution Fresh juices are cold-pressed using high-pressure processing, and the new varieties combine matcha with cold- pressed green juice and coconut water in a 15.2-oz. bottle. Organic Coconut Matcha and and Organic Coconut Matcha are both a good source of potassium, vitamins A and K and contain 70 calories per 8-oz. serving. Starbucks Corp. Seattle Marinated Tofu Vitasoy USA enhanced its existing line of organic, marinated, fully cooked and ready-to-eat Nasoya TofuBaked with a Chipotle flavor. Joining Teriyaki and Sesame Ginger varieties, Chipotle TofuBaked pleases the palates of those craving a touch of heat with a mix of smoky and spicy seasonings. Chipotle TofuBaked offers 32 grams of protein per 8-oz. package. Chipotle TofuBaked can be eaten heated or cold. Like all Nasoya tofu products, Chipotle TofuBaked is gluten free, USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Vitasoy USA Inc. Ayer, Mass. Seasoned Ribs Smithfield launched a line of Smithfield Dry Seasoned Ribs. Pre-seasoned in bold and spicy Southwest-style peppercorn, the BBQ ribs will be ready in less than two hours. In addition to Southwest Style Peppercorn, Smithfield also added these Dry Seasoned Ribs: Sweet and Spicy Memphis BBQ Seasoned, Sweet and Tangy Carolina BBQ Seasoned, and Sweet and Smoky Kansas BBQ City Seasoned. Smithfield Foods Smithfield, Va. Organic Dressings Litehouse Foods refreshed its bottle design and launched two new varieties in its Organic Dressings and Vinaigrettes line. The new look features the certifications that consumers are seeking: USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten-Free Certified. The new flavors, Rosemary Balsamic and Ginger with Honey, join the Litehouse Organics family, which retail for $5.99. Litehouse Foods Inc. Sandpoint, Idaho Bacon Cheese Michael Foods' Crystal Farms brand released Bacon Cheddar cheese food. Featuring bacon and creamy white cheddar as ingredients, the product is great for snacking, cooking, grilling or topping off a sandwich. The cheese is suitable for melting and available in chunks or slices. Crystal Farms Bacon Cheddar is available in the dairy aisle of the grocery store. Michael Foods Inc. Lake Mills, Wis. European Style Butter Land O'Lakes added to its line of dairy products with the launch of Land O'Lakes European Style Butter. The product is a super-premium butter made with sweet cream. It has a higher fat content than traditional butters (82 percent, rather than 80 percent), giving it a rich, indulgent flavor and an extra- creamy texture. Land O'Lakes European Style Butter is available either salted or unsalted, in half-pound boxes, with two 4-oz. sticks per box, each individually wrapped in a FlavorProtect Wrapper. Land O'Lakes Inc. Arden Hills, Minn. Microwavable Potatoes Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. introduced 12-oz. Microwave-Ready Russet Potatoes. Available year-round, Alsum Farms & Produce's Fast & Fresh! Potatoes are a package of fresh baby russet potatoes that are triple-washed and ready to cook. Consumers can take these fresh potatoes from the microwave to their plate in five minutes or less. The steamer packaging capitalizes on the trust and expertise of the farmer, Larry Alsum, as well as protects the potatoes from light to prevent greening when on the store shelf or in the home cooks pantry. Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. Friesland, Wis.

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