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SEP 2016

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70 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2016 2016 Editors' Picks Food Mediterra Mediterra s avory Bar with with k ale and Pumpkin Pumpkin s eeds $1.99/bar www.mediterranutrition.com This This nice, crispy bar acts as a nice, crispy bar acts as a treat for the taste buds while reat for the taste buds while incorporating trendy kale and ncorporating incorporating trendy kale and trendy kale and pumpkin pumpkin seeds into its makeup, seeds into its makeup, along along with pea crisps, amaranth, with pea crisps, amaranth, rosemary rosemary and extra-virgin olive oil. and extra-virgin olive oil. With With 6 grams of protein and only 6 grams of protein and only 140 calories per serving, the all- 40 calories per serving, the all- natural, natural, non-GMO and gluten-free non-GMO and gluten-free bars bars tap into the love affair many tap into the love affair many consumers consumers have with consuming have with consuming a Mediterranean diet. The grab- Mediterranean diet. The grab- and-go and-go treats make it easy for treats make it easy for busy busy consumers to turn to a more consumers to turn to a more healthful healthful option when staving option when staving off off mid-afternoon munchies or mid-afternoon munchies or craving craving an energy boost. an energy boost. Melt Probiotic o rganic Buttery s pread $4.99/10-ounce package www.meltorganic.com Those avoiding animal fats should enjoy Melt's organic probiotic spread, which offers a buttery, slightly sweet flavor that's easily spreadable right from the refrigerator. Boasting a "Perfect Blend" of "good" fats like virgin coconut, high-oleic sunflower and flaxseed oils, the spread is blended with highly stable probiotic GanedenBC30, which supports digestive health and a healthy immune system. Melt Probiotic is vegan-friendly, sustainably sourced, kosher pareve, Non-GMO Project Verified and made with Fair Trade ingredients. Minute r eady to s erve r ice Family Bowls $3.39 www.minuterice.com We really liked these family-size rice bowls; they make enjoying this popular side dish easier than ever. The rice is fully cooked, so consumers just need to remove the film, microwave for two minutes and serve. The BPA-free bowls provide three to four servings and make after-meal cleanup a snap. They're great as a simple side or as an ingredient for stir-fries and other recipes. We particularly liked the brown rice (the bowls also come in white). Get Your Products Off the Floor! www.masonways.com Over 80 Base Sizes Storage / Dunnage Racks Spot Merchandisers Indoor / Outdoor Units

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