Jelly Belly introduced its new Jelly Bean Chocolate Dips. Its Cherry, Orange, Strawberry, Coconut and Raspberry jelly beans are now covered in dark chocolate. Says Jelly Belly about its new chocolate products: “It’s a taste sensation like nothing before! No flavor combination is quite as decadent as juicy fruit smothered in rich dark chocolate.” To preserve freshness, 2.1 lb cases will be packed as 12 individually-sealed 2.8 oz. bags. All Jelly Belly Chocolate Confections are Kosher Dairy certified by the Orthodox Union. For more information visit: www.jellybelly.com
Walkers Shortbread with its roots in the Highlands of Scotland has been tantalizing taste buds for the past 113 years with award winning delicacies. For 2011 the bakery introduces two intriguing new varieties of luxurious cookies that will have mouth watering appeal to chocolate lovers, Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Milk Chocolate Oatflake & Fruit Cookies. The delicious Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies combine a variety of different fine Belgian chocolates in one delectable crumbly cookie. Each cookie is liberally half-coated in velvety smooth milk chocolate and includes chunks of the finest milk, white and dark chocolate for a rich taste sensation. Each of the new varieties is presented in Tartan clad 5.3 oz cartons that contain eight cookies per box and are packed 12 per case. Walkers was founded in 1898 and is the leading brand of food exported from Scotland. The family continues to operate its original retail shop in Aberlour in the Highlands to stay in touch with its roots. Walkers has earned numerous British, Commonwealth and International awards including the Queen’s Award for Export on four occasions. Walkers offer the widest range of shortbread, traditional cookies, cakes, oatcakes and puddings to over 80 countries internationally. The company’s products contain no artificial flavorings, colorings or additives and are certified kosher OUD.
By Eda Kram
Pretzel Crisps has released its all natural White Chocolate Flavor & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps. Pretzel Crisps has dipped their all natural, thin and irresistibly crunchy Pretzel Crisps in a rich, creamy, white chocolate flavored coating and then sprinkled each one with a delicate burst of refreshing peppermint candy pieces. The perfect combination of sweet indulgence and salty crunch, Pretzel Crisps can also be eaten frozen for an extra special treat. White Chocolate Flavor & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps are certified OU dairy. For more information visit: Pretzel Crisps
New Product Showcase…by Eda Kram
The legendary Manischewitz Tam Tams have recently been made bigger and better. The improved Tam Tams have no trans fats and offer 20 percent more product for the same price. The Tam Tams are now available in 9.6 oz packaging. Flavors include: Original, Garlic, Unsalted, Onion and Everything, and now Sesame. The 9.6 oz. size is available with a suggested retail price of $3.69.The Manischewitz brand was founded in a small bakery built to make Passover matzo in 1888 by Rabbi Dov Behr Manischewitz in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1932, Rabbi Manischewitz opened a plant in Jersey City, NJ, replacing the operation in Cincinnati. This move paved the way for the introduction of new products like Tam Tam Crackers, Chicken Soup, Noodles and Gefilte Fish. For more information visit Manischewitz
New Product Showcase…by Eda Kram
Joyce Chen introduced a gluten free soy sauce, which enhances the flavor of gluten free cooking. The sauce is high quality, low in sodium, and naturally brewed over six months in the traditional Chinese way. Unlike other chemically created products, Joyce Chen uses certified organic soybeans with no wheat or gluten products, no MSG, and no artificial colors or chemical preservatives. It can help deepen the flavor of any dish, from Asian cuisine to soups and marinades. Joyce Chen is kosher pareve certified under OK Kosher supervision. For more information and to purchase visit: www.joycechenfoods.com
By Eda Kram
Garden Lites introduces a completely gluten-free, vegetarian, and waistline friendly line of frozen meals. All the products in their line are less than 200 calories and every product is frozen at its peak to create the tastiest meal possible. Garden Lites has no trans fat, no MGS, no lactose and come packed with two to four servings of vegetables in each meal. Ranging in meals from Butternut Squash Soufflé to Zucchini Marinara, none of their products are made with peanuts or tree nuts of any kind. Nor do they use any kind of nut in their factory. Garden Lites are certified Kosher by the Star-K. The products are available at Whole Foods, Duane Reade, Food Emporium and many other local supermarkets. For further information and to purchase visit: at www.garden-lites.com
New Product Showcase
by Tova Ross
A new, all-natural line of hummus has been introduced to the kosher market by Tribe, a Boston-based company that was among the first to introduce the United States to one of the Mediterranean’s most popular snacks. Called Tribe Origins Hummus, the line includes several flavors – such as Classic; Spicy Red Pepper; Tomato and Veggie, and Zesty Spice and Garlic. The hummus is creamy with hand-crafted toppings, just the way hummus devotees and purists like it. The products, free of artificial flavors, preservatives, and high-fructose corn syrup, are vegan and certified kosher by the OU. The hummus can be found in stores such as Shop Rite, Stop & Shop, and many all-natural and organic food shops. Visit Tribe Hummus for more information.
Amy’s, the all-natural and organic food company with a comprehensive line of organic and completely natural wraps, entrees, and pizzas, has branched out into the snack category, allowing those who have their cake and want to eat it too feel better about the fact that only all-natural and organic ingredients are used. Amy’s Organic Cakes, in Chocolate, Lemon Poppy Seed and Orange, is available in regular or gluten-free versions and can be found in the freezer aisle of major supermarkets. Let defrost for a couple of hours for a cool and moist treat, or heat up for a few minutes under a broiler or briefly in the microwave for a warm slice of cake that tastes freshly-baked. Made with no trans-fat and no added MSG or preservatives, and dairy and gluten-free, the cakes are certified kosher under the Ner Tamid K. For more information on product and purchase information, visit Amy’s.
Kosher consumers and anyone interested in healthier alternatives to sugary and corn syrup-filled alcoholic beverages can now sample Steve’s Sugarfree Margarita, a Ready-To-Drink (RTD) margarita which contains only 12% alcohol so it can sell in establishments with only a beer and wine license. It is certified kosher by the OK. Most RTD cocktails are very sugary, and people’s increasing concern about health and nutrition means they’re looking for alternative beverages that deliver the same flavor but with fewer additives and preservatives. Sweetened with sucralose and erythritol, this new sugar free margarita in Steve’s line of RTD cocktails is a breakthrough for cocktail consumers, especially those who keep kosher. For more information, see Steve’s Margarita or call (305) 652-2540.