April New & Noteworthy
Tossware’s patented detachable stem on wine glasses offers users the option of serving wine in a stem or stemless glass for out of restaurant experiences (i.e. catering off site). The drinkware is designed to be convenient, sustainable and as upscale as possible. Self-proclaimed drinkware aficionado, Tossware spends the time for research, design, and development so that each shape meets the expectations of elegance, function and ease. For more information: www.tossware.com
To capitalize on the trend of fruit fusions, which grew on menus by 9.5 percent in one year, Knouse Foods has introduced a new line of Musselman’s Apple Butter Fusions—Salted Caramel, Sriracha, Creamy Horseradish, Mango Habanero, Dijon Mustard and Asian. All are trans-fat free and contain no high-fructose corn syrup, plus several are also clean label, gluten-free and vegan. Apple butter is a healthier alternative to condiments, oils, butters and sugars. There’s no prep work needed, and the convenient, squeezable plastic bottles are shelf stable. Operators interested in trying Apple Butter Fusions can request free samples of two flavors at www.knousefoodservice.com.
Hawaij—pronounced ha-WHY-idge—is an ancient spice mixture found in every Yemenite’s household, and incorporated into everything from coffee and desserts to stews and condiments. There are two distinct varieties of hawaij, each with its own flavor profile. One is traditionally used in coffees and the other to season soups. Yemeni immigrants brought these blends to Israel, and today hawaij (alternately spelled hawaj, hawaij, hawayji, or hawayej) is a staple of Israeli cuisine. Pereg Natural Foods a leading producer of premium, all-natural spices and spice blends, offers the spice in two versions, both having health claims as well as flavor. For more info: www.pereg-gourmet.com
Simplot’s new and improved Traditional Tater Gems feature zero fillers and binders, and no artificial flavors or colors. Just real potato flavor in a crunchy shape that performs consistently. Also available with reduced sodium. For more info: www.simplotfoods.com
Flowers Bakeries’ Ancient Grain Bun is made from a rich grain blend, with 7 grams of protein. It’s versatile for any entrée—breakfast, lunch or dinner. Buns are baked for the best flavor, texture and crumb, then frozen to lock in “just baked” freshness, the standard by which all great bread is measured. With frozen bread, restaurants can stock a wide variety of products to differentiate your menu. For more info: flowersfoodservice.com