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74 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2016 2016 Editors' Picks Food Noosa Noosa Blackberry Blackberry Noosa Blackberry s errano Yoghurt errano Yoghurt $2.49 Noosa is an ongoing favorite at PG , and it's really got a winner with a variety that's right on top of current flavor trends. Sweet-and-savory yogurts are in, and Noosa is there with Blackberry Serrano, a unique combination of sweet, tart and spice with a thick, velvety texture. The creamy Australian-style yogurt provides a wonderful counterpoint to the kick of sweet heat from the blend of blackberries and serrano chilies. Originally an exclusive to the Colorado market, the item is now available nationwide. o pen Prairie Natural Pork SRP varies As many consumers are reducing their consumption of meat in favor of alternative proteins, suppliers like Tyson are responding with products that answer the likewise trending calls for simplicity, clean labels and animal welfare. Open Prairie offers pork that's raised naturally, with no added hormones or antibiotics, featuring cuts that are minimally processed, with no artificial ingredients. The pork comes from pigs that are fed an all-vegetarian diet, except for milk. The huge tenderloin shared with this entry cooked up wonderfully on a gas grill, turning out moist, tender and delicious with moderate seasoning. Consumers looking for natural meat options should enjoy this product, available to grocers for their self- and full-service cases. o reo c innamon Bun $4.49 We're sure many consumers feel that there's no way to improve on the tried-and-true favorite that is the Oreo sandwich cookie. Those looking for a little spice with their creamy crunch, however, should enjoy Oreo Cinnamon Bun, which combines a cinnamon-flavored cookie with cinnamon bun-flavored crème. Will this replace the traditional Oreo as anyone's favorite? Maybe, although not among our tasters. But we still thought it was a great twist on a classic. Specialties: We created the Editors' Choice Award winner Better4U Bread Bowls and we'll make a private label winner for you. Discuss your private label needs with Amy Lotker (Owner) [email protected] Take a Bow! • USDA Certifi ed Organic • Ancient Grains • Sprouted Grains • Whole Grains • Certifi ed Gluten Free

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