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New and Noteworthy: Kakookies to PullClean

Created by a mom, KaKookies are grab-n-go real food cookies, made with wholesome superfood ingredients, soft-baked so that they satisfy cravings and sustain energy. A convenient snack for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and families on the go. Kakookies are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free. For more information, www.kakookies.com


Fries are sent off-premises more than any other menu item and McCain SureCrisp fries stay crispy up to 20 minutes on a plate and up to 30 minutes when delivered. To celebrate National Fry Day on July 13,  McCain is offering a free case of SureCrisp fries to foodservice operators, along with a social media toolkit with promotional ideas, social media best practices and posts that can be customized for various social channels to drive traffic during this high-volume opportunity. To download the National Fry Day toolkit and the rebate for a free case of SureCrisp fries, visit www.mccainusafoodservice.com/nationalfryday. Offer valid through June 30. 


OpenClean Technologies’ hand-sanitizing door handles easily integrate with or replace existing restroom door handles to make hand sanitization easy. Door handles are available in two versions: TurnClean and PullClean, which will encourage users to experience a “behavioral” design that places hand sanitizer in their normal pathway as they exit the restroom (in the door handle), replacing two separate actions (sanitizing and then opening a door) into one seamless movement. For more information, www.open-clean.com/products.



Kerry Foodservice’s global culinary team helps restaurateurs drive the next food revolution. Their two new ones are:

DaVinci Gourmet Habanero Syrup, 750 ml. plastic bottle, is made with pure cane sugar and spicy habanero chili flavor to add a bit of heat to beverages. Formulated to mix in beverage and culinary applications. Kosher and gluten-free.

Island Oasis Margarita Mix features a blend of lime, lemon and orange juices. Mix on the rocks or blend for craft cocktails. Made with real limes and cane sugar. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Kosher and gluten-free.  For more information, www.kerryfoodservice.com/pages.


Delivering a rich, indulgent flavor and a deep, dark color, new Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Sweet Ground Powder is a less-sweet alternative to the classic powder. Crafted from simple, non-GMO ingredients including real chocolate, cocoa and vanilla, Ghirardelli has made it easier than ever to create beverages and desserts. Available in 3-pound cans and 25-pound bulk boxes, Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Sweet Ground Powder will allow even more operators to capitalize on the 29 percent growth of dark chocolate menu mentions in the past four years. Plus, the “Made With Ghirardelli” program is an easy way to promote those signature offerings by putting the power of the Ghirardelli brand to work on menus, signage and ads that promote Ghirardelli-approved items. For more information or to receive samples, email professionalproducts@ghirardelli.com.


With the introduction of Midamar’s hand-slaughtered and nutritionally balanced chicken products, Midamar is now able to serve the important K-12 school market. Zabiha halal chicken products are available as chicken patties, popcorn chicken and chicken strips. They are fully cooked to make preparation as convenient as possible, and are made with all white meat. For more information, www.midamarhalal.com.


Wissotzky Tea Company has a new Artisan Spiced Tea collection. Each blend pairs hand-selected premium black tea leaves with market spices, herbs and other natural ingredients, packed in a pyramid teabag that allows for the perfect release of aroma and flavor.

Flavors are Salted Caramel Chai: a sweet and savory beverage redolent of warm cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, sea salt, and cardamom; 

Ginger and Turmeric: the earthy flavor of turmeric (known for its health benefits) blended with ginger root, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom;

Spiced Nana Mint: robust, flat-leaf Mediterranean mint complemented by cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, cardamom, and pepper;

Pumpkin Spiced Chai: a toasty balance of cinnamon and ginger with pumpkin pieces, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and chili.

Like all Wissotzky products, the Artisan Spiced Tea collection is kosher and non-GMO. It is available in packs of 6 per case (MSRP $4.99 per 16-serving box).

Products are distributed by KAYCO (www.kayco.com), a purveyor of kosher foods in the U.S.

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