Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

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product roundup Beanitos White Bean Chips. Is it possible to boost energy, build lean muscle and maintain a strong immune system simply by snacking? Beanitos aims to give it a try. The company makes its chips from U.S.-farmed whole beans, which are loaded with protein, one of the building blocks that lead to such benefits. The chips pack four grams of protein into every serving, plus they're high in fiber and complex carbohydrates. Beanitos' worthy claims include: corn-free, certified gluten-free, cholesterol-free, all-natural, certified low-glycemic, vegan and non-GMO. White Bean Chip is the newest variety, available in nacho and restaurant-style with a touch of sea salt. beanitos.com The Daily Crave Veggie Chips. In less than a year, these wholesome chips (and their buddies, Veggie Sticks) have made their way into stores throughout the country, from independent natural grocery shops to large chains like Safeway and CVS. Though the concept of veggie chips isn't new, their packaging and design are one-of-a-kind. Designed to look like a newspaper, with the name The Daily Crave as a title, headlines like "Breaking News: Veggie Chips," and story riffs about chiploving bank bandits and mountaineers, the bag stands out from the crowd, which doesn't hurt when trying to get customers' attention. Another packaging bonus: nitrogen flushing and thicker film extends shelf life by two months. thedailycrave.com Enjoy Life Foods Plentils. Cheese and sour cream lovers with sensitivities or allergies to dairy products can rejoice. These shoppers can have their chip and eat it too. Plentils now come in three flavors—margherita pizza, garlic and parmesan, and dill and sour cream—that are all dairy-free. Crunchy and flavorful, these lentil chips are free from eight common food allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish). Also available in light sea salt, they're the newest addition to Enjoy Life's allergy-friendly and gluten-free line of cookies, bars and cereals. plentils.com Gourmet Basics Pop Rings. From the company that introduced the world to all-natural Smart Fries comes a new twist on chips: Pop Rings. These circular snackers give taste buds a pop of fun with the natural flavor of sweet Maui onions. Light and crunchy, the rings are air-popped instead of fried or baked, which means less 104 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com oil and fat. Because of their low fat and sugar content, as well as healthy attributes including no trans fats, all-natural ingredients, no saturated fat, no cholesterol and no MSG, Pop Rings are SK12 compliant, which means they meet all the new government regulations to be served in public schools. gourmetbasics.com Late July Organic Multigrain Tortilla Chips. With a name like Late July, it's no surprise this company's newest chips conjure the tastes of summertime. The only certified organic lime tortilla chip, the new SubLime flavor has the taste of fresh-squeezed lime. Another new flavor, Red Hot Mojo, has a kick of heat thanks to real organic California jalapeños, crushed organic red chile peppers and a hint of garlic. The chips are whole grain, certified organic and perfect for a picnic, barbecue or the beach. They're also great for summer camp; in fact, 10 percent of Late July's profits go to the American Camp Association to help provide summer camp scholarships to kids in need. latejuly.com Mediterranean Snack Foods Baked Lentil Chips. With notes of garlic, basil and hot chiles, these new fiery tomato baked lentil chips, which debuted just a few months ago, add kick to a simple snack. Taste buds looking for chips with a punch will find plenty to delight in, thanks to a dimension of heat from chile and other spices. The new variety boasts all the benefits of the original protein-rich lentil chip: lowfat, gluten-free, all-natural, a good source of fiber and non-GMO verified. Skip the dip, sauce or cheese to give it pizzazz; it's all right there in the chip. mediterraneansnackfoods.com Plocky's Hummus Chips in 100-Calorie Bags. These crunchy munchies are Mediterranean through and through. Made with real hummus and olive oil, they're a slice right out of the increasingly popular Mediterranean diet. Now they're available in 100-calorie, 1-ounce bags, which makes them an ideal component to an on-the-go meal or just a quick snack for adults or children. Available in original and roasted red pepper, these chips are a gluten-free and health-conscious alternative to mainstream chips. plockys.com

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