Snacks, spirals, rice and bowls dominated the United Fresh Produce Association's annual conference.
Salem, Ore.-based Truitt Family Foods is all about “Foods that make a difference,” its mission statement. The family-owned company creates and delivers products, processes and ideas that make a positive difference for human and planetary health. Its newest product is Tru Flavors, a line of single-serve, shelf-stable bean-based dressings. Varieties are: blood orange poppy seed, creamy Parmesan roasted garlic, Crimson Goddess, lemongrass ginger and Parmesan Italian vinaigrette.
The company also is debuting shelf-stable hummus with dipper snack packs. The hummus comes in traditional, seasoned and blended with Greek yogurt savory and sweet varieties. Crackers range from sea salt crackers to cinnamon crisp cookies.
Camarillo, Calif.-based Pulp Pantry uses the leftover pulp from fruits and vegetables pressed into juice to make its superfood clusters. The dairy-, egg-, gluten-, grain- and soy-free crunchy snacks are blends of pulp with other natural ingredients, such as flaxseed, coconut sugar, pumpkin seeds and sunflower kernels, along with flavors and seasonings. Varieties are: Cacao Crunch, cinnamon toast and vanilla and sea salt.
Carol Stream, Ill.-based Here is all about locally made, locally sourced and locally distributed juices, dips and salad dressings. The company is adding new flavors to its dips line, including garlic chive, spicy carrot and spinach artichoke. The most popular dip flavor—white basil bean—is now available in four-packs of single-serve containers.
“Each of our products contains Midwestern produce and supports local farmers,” said Megan Klein, president. “We make it here and distribute it only in the Midwest. Every Here product tells an honest story about its relationship to the farmers who grew the ingredients, the team members who made it and the partners who made it possible.”
Based in Grapevine, Texas, The Salad Spice Co. brings an alternative to clean eating that “spices up” salads while avoiding oils, fats and unwanted calories. “Wet It. Spice It. Eat It.” doubles as the product’s tagline and a simple way to remember the three-step process that retains flavor without all the mess. Salad Spice comes in single-serve and multi-use packages in Asian, honey mustard, Peppery garlic, ranch and sweet Greek varieties.
Innovative plant-based offerings debut.
The Specialty Food Association awarded companies best new product in a variety of categories.