Specialty Food Magazine

MAR 2012

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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SOUP SO GOOD... MORE VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN SNACKS Alexian Pâté: vegan terrines in Earthy Mushroom, Tomato- Basil and Curry and Bell Pepper flavors. alexianpate.com Almondina/YZ Enterprises: all-natural, thin, crunchy cookies loaded with toasted almonds. almondina.com Bequet Confections: 10 varieties of caramels including 2011 sofi Finalist, Butterscotch. bequetconfections.com Deep River Snacks: flavored kettle-cooked potato chips, multigrain tortilla chips, baked fries and white cheddar popcorn. deepriversnacks.com Flamous Brands: USDA-organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, vegan and kosher falafel chips. falafelchips.com Just Tomatoes: freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits and vegetables. justtomatoes.com La Panzanella: rustic flatbread and artisan crackers. lapanzanella.com Les Trois Petits Cochons: vegan terrine made with vegetables, tofu and soy milk. 3pigs.com Mary's Gone Crackers: crackers made with brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds and sesame seeds, plus Sticks & Twigs, pretzel-like snacks and cookies. marysgonecrackers.com Mrs. May's Naturals: bite-size vegan snacks made with nuts, seeds and fruits. mrsmays.com Oogies: gourmet popcorn in eight flavors. oogiesnacks.com Polka Dot Bake Shop: five flavors of crackers made with sweet potatoes. polkadotbakeshop.com Rubschlager Baking: whole- grain toasted mini chips and bread. rubschlagerbaking.com Venus Wafers: lavash flatbreads and flavored snack crackers. venuswafers.com Of the new products Fertig has sampled, Justin's Nut Butters, Boulder, Colo., are among her favorite. "They come in 1-ounce packets in flavors like Hazelnut and Chocolate Almond Butter, and I take them hiking," she says. "They make a great snack spread on bananas or apples." Finding a Niche and a Market Justin's Nut Butters came from founder Justin Gold's own need for protein-rich vegan options. "Back in 2002 I was doing a lot of moun- tain biking and running and eating so much peanut and almond but- ter I got bored with it," says Gold. A vegan in need of protein to keep up his stamina, Gold began making his own variations of nut butters in his food processor at home. He found a following by selling jars at farmers markets and stores in the Boulder area. In 2006 he went into Little Italy Wedding Soup (shown) Serve 6-12 ™ YOU'LL CALL IT DINNER! No Added Salt, Preservatives or MSG 15 Gluten Free Varieties 100% NATURAL HEARTY MEALS frontiersoups.com 800.253.0550 Waukegan, Illinois INSPIRED HEALTHFUL VERIFIED Introducing our new line of third-party verifi ed Non-GMO and Vegan water crackers. ORIGINAL CRACKED PEPPERCORN BASIL & ROASTED PEPPER OLIVE OIL & SEA SALT TOASTED SESAME The sophisticated fl avors, all natural ingredients, and distinctive hexagon shape of Mariner's new water crackers enhance any dining experience. Q Q Non-GMO verifi ed Vegan verifi ed Q Q Saturated and trans fat free Five delicious fl avors Better-for-you snack crackers www.venuswafers.com MARCH 2012 33 Visit us at Expo West, booth #3467. MARK FERRI

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