Issue link: http://magazine.progressivegrocer.com/i/723369
62 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2016 2016 Editors' Picks Food Hershey's and r eese's Muffins $5.99/4-pack www.csmbakerysolutions.com CSM Bakery Solutions continues to have success with its co-branding initiatives, mating its baked goods prowess with beloved consumer brands. The company was inspired House Foods Marinated t ofu c utlet - t eriyaki Flavor $3.49/6-ounce package www.house-foods.com Tofu often gets a bad rap, with consumers complaining of bland and rubbery options. But with more consumers today choosing meat alternatives to add to their dishes, it's no wonder that more manufacturers are flexing their R&D muscle to make innovative products that kill this stereotype. House Foods has sought to do the same with its Marinated Tofu Cutlets, which contain 14 grams of protein per serving while offering such unique varieties as Teriyaki, Asian BBQ, Chipotle and Spicy Garlic. Made with organic tofu, the cutlets are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and kosher. Our taste testers tried the Teriyaki variety cold on a salad, to which it gave a sweet, tangy zip. They found the product tasty and firm, not soggy or rubbery like some tofu brands. While they didn't try it in a hot dish, they said it could work well chopped in a stir-fry. by its partnership with The Hershey Co. to create these decadent muffins. The Hershey's Gourmet Chocolate Filled Muffins, jammed with fudge and topped with chocolate icing and chips, are a chocoholic's dream. We were really taken with the Reese's muffins, however, laden as they were with peanut butter filling, icing and cups, although we indulged strictly in moderation, of course. Both varieties of muffins come in convenient 4-packs.