Backyard barbecue staples are gaining new iterations.
Diestel Family Ranch is debuting Ultimate Turkey Burgers with Uncured Bacon. The frozen patties combine turkey with Pederson’s Natural Farms’ no sugar, nitrate- and nitrite-free pork bacon. Each burger contains 220 calories, 20 grams of protein and 15 grams of fat.
“While others in the industry are making non-meat protein patties, we’re doubling down on what we do best,” said Heidi Diestel, turkey farmer. “I tell everybody that Diestel Family Ranch has a blended burger now — no, it’s not part sweet potato, those are for fries. It’s pork, and it’s turkey, and damn, it’s delicious.”
Mizkan is introducing Bertolli d’Italia Sauces, inspired by Tuscan culinary traditions and technique. Made in Italy, the sauces are lightly cooked in Mediterranean olive oil.
The marinara is made with chopped tomatoes, herbs and garlic.
The creamy rosa sauce combines ricotta cheese and Grana Padano cheese with tomatoes.
The alfredo sauce blends aged Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheeses with cream and butter.
The four cheese alfredo features cream, butter and a blend of Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano, Fontal and Gorgonzola cheeses.
Amy’s Kitchen is releasing a range of new organic, plant-based soups.
The Vegan Mushroom Bisque blends organic mushrooms, leeks, Arborio rice and coconut milk.
Amy’s Vegan Butternut Squash Bisque is made with coconut milk and butternut squash.
The Organic Sweet Potato & Corn Chowder with Chipotle features sweet corn, sweet potato chunks, roasted poblano peppers and chipotle.
Amy’s East African Inspired Red Bean & Vegetable Soup is loaded with vegetables and red beans and is inspired by a Ugandan chef’s recipe that Amy’s co-founder Rachel Berliner met while traveling.
The East African Inspired Lentil & Chickpea Soup with Harissa combines chilis, cumin, coriander, lentils, chickpeas and Swiss chard.
Purely Elizabeth is adding a trio of new flavors to its granola portfolio. All three varieties are gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified.
The vanilla chocolate chip ancient grain granola is made with gluten-free oats, coconut sugar, raw virgin coconut oil, fair trade dark chocolate chunks, sunflower seeds, quinoa flakes, puffed amaranth, chia seeds, sea salt and vanilla extract. Each 1/3-cup serving contains 130 calories, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
The honey peanut butter ancient grain granola combines gluten-free oats, honey, raw virgin coconut oil, coconut sugar, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, quinoa flakes, puffed amaranth, chia seeds and sea salt. Each 1/3-cup serving contains 130 calories, 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
The grain-free apple walnut granola contains pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut sugar, cashews, dried apples, coconut flakes, cashew butter, walnuts, MCT oil, almond flour, chia seeds, cinnamon and sea salt. The granola is keto certified, paleo certified and grain-free. Each 1/3-cup serving contains 160 calories, 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
Abby’s Better is introducing its first keto-inspired nut butter, Keto Coco Pecan, and a limited-edition summer nut butter, Key Lime Cashew. Both contain no added sugars.
The Keto Coco Pecan butter consists of pecans, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, pink Himalayan salt and stevia. Each 2-tablespoon serving contains 200 calories, 21 grams of fat and 3 grams of protein.
The Key Lime Cashew butter is made from dry roasted cashews, unsweetened dried coconut, coconut oil and Key lime extract. Each two-tablespoon serving contains 170 calories, 14 grams of fat and 4 grams of protein.
“Abby’s Better has always been about providing unique nut butter flavors that don't sacrifice taste for health nor the purity of the product,” said Abby Kircher, founder and chief executive officer of Abby’s Better. “My mission behind the Keto Coco Pecan is to provide a nut butter option that not only supports consumers on a ketogenic diet, but also still delivers when it comes to experiencing an exceptional taste and consistency through the use of minimal, healthy ingredients. It’s high in fat, low in carb, and consists of only the purest ingredients. The inspiration behind the seasonal Key Lime Cashew comes from my family’s love of vacationing down in the Florida Keys.”
The Functional Chocolate Co. is adding Energy and Sleepy Chocolate Bars to its functional confectionery portfolio. The chocolate bars are made with vegan, fair trade 60% cacao from a cooperative of South American farmers. Crafted in the USA, the bars are plant-based, vegan, dairy-free, non-GMO and gluten-free.
The Sleepy Chocolate bar is a blueberry lavender flavored bar that blends chamomile, valerian, lavender, lemon balm, magnesium and melatonin.
The Energy Chocolate bar features an espresso crunch flavor and combines vitamins, taurine, L-Tyrosine, schizandra berry and green tea extract with Chocamine, a patented cocoa-based ingredient that provides sustained energy without jitters, the company said.
Alex’s Awesome Sourdough is adding to its portfolio of fermented sourdough pizza with two new pies: Plant-Based Vegan Margherita Pizza and Organic Pepperoni Pizza.
The Plant-Based Vegan Margherita Pizza is Non-GMO Project verified and topped with organic plum tomato sauce, Violife plant-based cheese and Sonoma sea salt.
The Organic Pepperoni Pizza is topped with USDA certified organic pepperoni sourced from Organic Valley, where animals are raised without GMO feed, antibiotics or artificial hormones.
“We want to expand our offerings to all health-conscious eaters so they can reap the benefits of gut-healthy foods,” said Alex Corsini, founder of Alex’s Awesome Sourdough. “As we know our consumers care about fresh and organic ingredients, so we made sure our new items aligned with their lifestyle choices.”
Nutzzo is making its first foray into savory spreads and cooking ingredients with its new NuttZo 5-Seed Tahini Fusion. The tahini-style seed butter is made with sesame, flax, sunflower, pumpkin and chia seeds and is USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified. NuttZo 5-Seed Tahini Fusion is also gluten-free and approved for paleo, keto, Whole30, vegan and kosher diets.
“During quarantine, I discovered Tahini and was so impressed by how versatile it is,” said Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi, founder and chief executive officer of NuttZo. “I began experimenting in my kitchen and decided to give it a NuttZo twist by adding a variety of seeds to build out the flavor and nutrient profile, and it was amazing. 5-Seed Tahini Fusion is a no-brainer evolution for NuttZo. We are always looking for strategic ways to expand across the grocery store.”