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SEP 2016

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76 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | September 2016 2016 Editors' Picks Food We make it easy . Call 1-800-4-Robbie or visit RobbieFlexibles.com. From snack time to mealtime... Portable packaging solutions designed for your customer's favorite foods. From snack time to mealtime... Perky Jerky Brewmaster's Pale Ale t urkey Jerky and BBQ with s eoul Beef Jerky $5.49 www.perkyjerky.com The hip, edgy attitude of Perky Jerky is matched only by the brand's ability to come up with innovative flavors. The all-natural meat snack line is already a standout for its tender texture — not to mention the guy handing out samples velcroed to his body at trade shows — but we were impressed by its latest inventive flavors, which tap trends in craft beer and Asian cuisine. Brewmaster's Pale Ale Turkey Jerky features natural hops flavor, along with pineapple juice, spices and other seasonings. BBQ with Seoul Beef Jerky is sweet and spicy, featuring soy, sesame and ginger. As a bonus, there are no preservatives, nitrites or added MSG in either variety. o reo t hins $4.19 www.oreo.com/thins You won't get thinner eating more cookies. But what if you eat thinner cookies? Hmmm … well, Oreo Thins deliver 140 calories per four cookies, versus 160 calories per three traditional Oreos. That's not really the point with cookies, though, is it? We loved the lighter, crispier texture of Thins, and were glad we could have an extra cookie per serving. Kudos again to Mondelez International for finding a new way to broaden the appeal of a legacy brand. The item is available in Original, Golden and Mint. Enjoy — always in moderation, of course.

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