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Snacking has always been a part of daily life. People say they snack to treat themselves, give themselves a break or provide self-care such as relieving stress or weight control. So, you might ask, is there anything different about today\u2019s snacking habits? Why yes there is. Snacks have changed and expanded, and more than ever […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Let\u2019s Eat Out Tonight\u2026At Home<\/a>\n
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Why is the meal kit (or prepared food kit) industry experiencing such explosive growth? Why are so many companies entering this market with growing success? The lifestyle of today\u2019s consumer make meal kits a natural. Of course convenience is a big factor. And, even if the meal is a little pricier it is completely justified […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Big Flavor, Small Package<\/a>\n
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Let\u2019s be honest. The ho hum condiment choices of yesteryear are now pretty much pass\u00e9. Gone are the days of limited offerings. Today\u2019s consumers want it all: they want big FLAVOR, they want BOLD choices, and they want NEW tastes to satisfy their increasingly discriminating cravings.\u00a0 But that\u2019s not all. They also want their add-ons […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Candy Hearts with Sayings<\/a>\n
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Coming soon are the days of candy hearts with sayings. You know the ones we mean. The little pastel heart-shaped candies that spell out \u201cBe Mine\u201d and \u201cFriends 4ever\u201d. The ones grade school kids shyly exchange in February. But, while those candy hearts might be enough to satisfy the sweet tooth of an eight-year-old, most […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Your Slice of the Pumpkin Spice Pie<\/a>\n
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Have you secretly been waiting for \u201cit\u201d for months? As summer rounded the corner into Autumn, the smell of \u201cit\u201d wafts through the air as assuredly as the Autumn leaves that seem to usher it in. \u201cIt,\u201d of course, is pumpkin time! Oh yeah. It\u2019s not just children who delight in harvest time each year […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Lemon Aid for the Lemon Shortage<\/a>\n
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It\u2019s not very sweet news for lemon lovers out there. In fact, the news is rather sour. With the increase in\u00a0hot temperatures this past spring, California is suffering a major drop in lemon production. What makes matters worse is that lighter-than-anticipated imports aren\u2019t making up the difference from the shortage. Unfortunately, operators can expect that […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n More Cheese Please<\/a>\n
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Americans have a long-standing love affair with cheese. Whether you go for Gouda or Gruyere, there are over 1,800 cheeses to choose from. So, it\u2019s no surprise, we eat 23 pounds of the delicious, ooey-gooey stuff each year[1]. People often say, \u201cextra cheese please\u201d on a variety of their favorites, from baked potatoes to pizza […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Simple Choice In Coffee Creamers<\/a>\n
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It\u2019s hard not to be enamored with complexity in our modern high-tech society. We tend to equate complicated with sophisticated, and perhaps just plain better. Of course, not everybody feels that way. The happy cows of Lakeland Dairies, a cooperative of 3,200 family farms based in Ireland live an exceptionally simple life and couldn\u2019t be […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Pizza’s Finest Hour<\/a>\n
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It\u2019s 6:00PM and your regulars are running late from work…again. They need to feed their family and want to be sure that their hard-earned money will be well spent.\u00a0They\u2019re looking for something that will please everyone, has fresh ingredients and can fill their family\u2019s bellies fast. They need pizza! After all, out of all the […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Fit For a Queen<\/a>\n
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Most of us have favorite dishes we order when we dine out. Let\u2019s face it, there are just certain foods that have extra special appeal and when the craving comes upon us\u2026well, we just have to satisfy it. It\u2019s somewhat surprising that very often those foods are, in themselves, rather ordinary. Perhaps you might go […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Fly Off the Shelf Dessert<\/a>\n
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Sometimes when we think about offering seasonal items, thoughts of pumpkin spice in the fall and peppermint in the winter come to mind. But, if we expand to include the fads or \u201cseasons\u201d of pop culture, there are some opportunities to gain incremental traffic and create some buzz on social media by tapping into the […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Must Try Thai<\/a>\n
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Red Thai Curry just might be one of the best things that ever happened to Jasmine rice. Its aromatic blend of spicy peppers and sweet coconut milk make it a sauce that has a complexity of flavor that is balanced and craveable. Most often served as a thick soup made with bite-sized chicken, beef, pork, […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Hop On the Gravy Train<\/a>\n
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What do Thai Peanut Satay, Guinness Beef Stew and the yummiest mashed potatoes you\u2019ve ever tasted have in common? Gravy. Traditionally, gravy is made from meat drippings that occur naturally during the cooking process and then get mixed with thickening agents like flour or cornstarch. But, depending on the usage, additional ingredients like roasted vegetables, […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>

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\n Squeeze the Day<\/a>\n
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Most of us in the Foodservice Industry say it\u2019s a small world. At one time or another we will cross paths, swap a story or two and then continue doing what we do best – create meal experiences designed to wow our customers. It can have its tough moments, though. Sometimes the hours are long […]<\/p>\n <\/div>\n <\/div>\n<\/div>