Specialty Food Magazine

JUL-AUG 2013

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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brownies & beer? candy counter Why Not ! SouthweSt brownie crunch Chocolate Twist's Beer Caramel Pretzels is the frst spicy chocolate snack in the market. it's great with a beer, a cocktail or any beverage. Once again, the brownie is reinvented! Available in 3 Spicy Flavors: Chipotle Jalapeño Chile Pepper the only 100% All nAturAl SnAck of itS kind! 120 calories per 1 oz. serving MadE iN USa kof-k dairy booth 4024 Seth GreenberG'S Authentic new york brownie crunch 212.878.6677 sales@browniecrunch.com www.browniecrunch.com During demos and samplings of its Beer & Pretzels items, Standard Market will display the component beer and pretzel brands, which the store also carries, so that customers can make the connection. "It's a trifecta of sales," Blumer says. Marcus says she intends to distribute the pretzels along with beer brittle. North Coast Brewing in Fort Bragg, Calif., sells two kinds of beer brittle in its retail outlet. Acme Beer Brittle incorporates North Coast's Acme Pale Ale, and Brother Thelonius Brittle is made with its Belgian Abbey–style ale. "The brittles are a good gift or souvenir," notes retail manager David Fouheaux. Cracked brittle pieces are also mixed in with the house-made ice cream served in North Coast's taproom. Both beer brittles are custom-made for the brewery by Anette's Chocolates of Napa Valley. Anette's was a pioneer in beer confections, says Mary Stornetta, director of sales for the Napa, Calif., company. Chocolatier Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4024 78 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE PHOTO: CHOCOLATE TWIST Seth Greenberg's NEW specialtyfood.com and owner Brent Madsen came up with his Micro Brew Beer Brittle in 1997. "We used to tease Brent by saying that he just had to create a product using his favorite beverage," Stornetta recalls. Over the years, the beer brittle has won several sofi Awards, and a Firey Beer Brittle was since added to the line. "The Beer Brittle is still one of our best sellers," she adds. Merchandising Success Stories Retailers are finding that cross-promoting beer with beer confections brings rewards. Vosges, for example, offers the Beer + Bacon Gift Box. The package features Mo's Milk Chocolate Bacon Bars and Flying Chocolate Pig (also with bacon)

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