State of the Industry: The Almighty Dips & Spreads
Today’s new dips, spreads, hummus and salsa offerings deliver intense flavor and potent pairings.
Hungry for hummus. Eat Well Enjoy Life, Alpharetta, Ga., debuted a new line of low-fat hummus containing Greek yogurt. It comes in Classic, Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Garlic, Spicy and Roasted Pine Nuts varieties in 10-, 16- and 32-ounce tubs.
Tribe Mediterranean Foods, Taunton, Mass., gives consumers “everything” they want in a hummus with the introduction of its Everything Hummus, which is whipped up using perfectly roasted sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic and onion—a modern take on the classic everything bagel.
Sabra Dipping Co., White Plains, N.Y., introduced an Asian Fusion hummus. Inspired by Asian cuisine, this hummus unites ginger and sesame flavors with rich hummus.
Salsa under fire. Sabra also presented two new additions to its line of refrigerated salsas—Roasted Garlic and Mango Peach—both made from high-quality Roma tomatoes and spices. The Mango Peach variety features chunks of fruit, while the Roasted Garlic kind is a classic for garlic lovers.
Beaverton, Ore.-based Reser’s introduced two new varieties to its Baja Café line of refrigerated salsas—Peach Mango Salsa, ripe peaches mixed with chunks of sweet mangoes,and Fire Roasted Salsa, a mix of juicy fire-roasted tomatoes, minced garlic and jalapeño chilies to provide a smoky flavor with just a kick of heat.
Spreading the wealth. Kraft Foods’ PHILADELPHIA brand now includes Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese—made with real jalapeños, adding a hint of heat to bagels, sandwiches, flatbreads and dips—and PHILADELPHIA Snack Delights—dippable, spreadable snack toppers that combine PHILADELPHIA reduced-fat cream cheese and real ingredients such as Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Cinnamon and Caramel.
Boulder, Colo.-based Boulder Brands Inc. introduced Smart Balance Blended Butter Sticks. Featuring 28% less saturated fat, these butter sticks are made with real butter, Smart Balance Oil Blend, EPA/DHA & ALA Omega-3s and a naturally-sourced ingredient that helps block the cholesterol in the butter.
No tricks for these dips. San Francisco-based La Terra Fina introduced the next phase of better-for-you refrigerated dips designed to add something special to everything from sandwiches and wraps to crackers and veggie platters. These new gluten-free dips come in Kalamata Olive & Spinach, Yellow Pepper & Lentil, Caramelized Onion, Chunky Artichoke and Jalapeño, Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan and Spicy Fiesta, which is a blend of roasted peppers and grilled vegetables with black beans.
Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods, Inc., Ward Hill, Mass., introduced new T.G.I.FRIDAY’S licensed Greek yogurt-based dips. The entire line of refrigerated dips consists of Ultimate Spinach Dip with 3 Cheeses, French Onion Dip, Jalapeño Artichoke & Cheese Dip, Loaded Baked Potato Dip, Signature BBQ Dip with Roasted Red Pepper and Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip options.
The almighty dips and spreads strike again.
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