Specialty Food Magazine

Summer 2020

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protein meat snack Epic Bars that have bacon," says Brighter Day's Schmidt. The trend toward breakfast crossing dayparts, coupled with mobility and high protein, prompted the evolution of Spēka, a thaw-and-serve sweet and savory cottage cheese bar enrobed in chocolate. "It's the return to a traditional breakfast food with a sweet enhancement and the perfect mix of protein and fats," says co-developer Anita Batarags. Sip and Spoon to Go New-to-the-scene portable granola and smoothie bowls along with the continued popularity of fresh juices are bridging the gap between breakfast and lunch. At Brighter Day, thaw-and-serve acai bowls from Sambazon, a somewhat new item for the retailer, is quickly catching on. "So far it's doing very well," notes Schmidt, who says plant-based is the draw along with the added protein. The Sambazon Peanut Butter Power Açai Bowl has 12 grams of plant protein housed in a bowl that is made from 100 percent plant fibers. Both Kellogg and Kraft Heinz have jumped on the portable smoothie bandwagon. Kellogg's Joybol, is a shelf-stable breakfast smoothie bowl with granola that offers 10-11 grams of protein and just needs the addition of milk or water, while Fruitlove, a Kraft Heinz creation, is a ready-to-eat smoothie combo of protein, fruits, and veggies and comes with a disposable spoon. On the Vine Marketplace's Bolanger says she doesn't sell smoothie bowls and does better on the breakfast front with fresh juices. Pulp Kitchen Juice, a 4-ounce grab-and-go organic cold-pressed juice packed with fruits and veggies, is a huge seller. "No matter what they are buying, customers are definitely mindful of what they choose for breakfast and want both nutrition and something that will sustain them for a few hours," she says. Hot Cereal's Cool Side While cold, crunchy cereal stays relevant by becoming more healthful, reducing its sugar content, and offering smaller and re-sealable package sizes for on-the-go snacking, hot cereal like oats is seeing a resurgence. This is mostly thanks to its new portability factor and the overnight preparation phenomenon. According to Mintel/Spins, hot cereal sales are up 13.1 percent from 2017 at $172 million, with oats leading the charge for the category. "Oats have seen a major renaissance in the last three to five years, and at the moment, their And, with protein the draw, unconventional ways to eat eggs and meat, and even cottage cheese are intriguing customers. "On the egg front, pre- made hardboiled eggs and egg bites by Vital Farms and Organic Valley's Good to Go Free Range hardboiled eggs are fast sellers along with high- New & Notable Portable Breakfast Products Chikaraka Egg-Based Yogurt Cup. This dairy-free yogurt cup contains one whole organic pasture-raised egg, coconut cream, ripe banana, fresh pureed berries, and hints of lemon and vanilla. Ten grams of protein per serving, 6 grams or less of added sugar. The yogurt line will launch this summer with Original, Lime, Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Lemon, and Raspberry flavors. handsomebrookefarm.com Crepini, Egg Thins with Cauliflower. Can be eaten right out of the fridge, these crepes are made of eggs and cauliflower. Zero sugar and zero net carbs. Grain- and gluten-free. crepini.com Egglife Egg White Wraps. Made with cage-free eggs, these ready-to-eat gluten-, grain–, and flour-free wraps are only 30 calories and offer 5 grams of protein. Available in Original, Italian Style, Rye Style, and Southwest Style. egglifefoods.com Kodiak Cakes Power Cup Blueberries & Cream. Powered with 14 grams of protein from peas and whey, this oatmeal cup is ready in minutes and a source of sustained energy and whole grains. kodiakcakes.com Les Trois Petits Cochon Sous- Vide Egg Bite With Prosciutto & Gruyère. Made with cage-free eggs, these fully cooked egg bites can be enjoyed at room temperature and contain 10 grams of protein, 1 gram carbs, and zero sugar and are gluten- free. 3pigs.com Mush Dark Chocolate Overnight Oats. Made with plant-based Almond Mylk, rolled oats, dates, organic cacao, and sea salt, these overnight oats come with a spoon hidden under the lid for ease of eating. Ten grams of protein. eatmush.com Peckish Eggs & Fried Rice. Two ready-to-eat hardboiled eggs are paired with a 'fried rice'- inspired dip made with green onion, crispy quinoa, umami-rich tamari, and sweet carrot flakes; 160 calories and 12 grams of protein. perfectlypeckish.com Purely Elizabeth Vanilla Pecan Collagen Oat Cup. Enhanced with 3.5 grams of collagen per cup, and including squeeze pack of Nutzo nut and seed butter, this instant oatmeal is an easy portable breakfast offering 11 grams of protein. Lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. purelyelizabeth.com Slingshot Foods Rise. This yogurt drink powered by spinach, pineapple, turmeric, and ginger, has 18 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, omega 3s, and probiotics. It comes with a mix of oats, chia, and almonds that can be poured in for a dual on-the- go breakfast drink. slingshotfood.com Spēka Cottage Cheese Bars. A new and sweeter way to eat cottage cheese, these snacking breakfast bars have 8 grams of protein and are enrobed in chocolate. A balanced combination of carbs, proteins, and fats. spekabar.com Nona Lim Bone Broth, Kodiak Cakes Power Cup Blueberries & Cream (continued on p. 64) 52 SPECIALTY FOOD SPECIALTYFOOD.COM CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT

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