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Market Basket | September 2010

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Indian Harvest knows wild rice and leads the world in supplying this wonderfully nutty and flavorful whole grain to foodservice. When planning catering and holiday events, consider adding Wild Rice & Smoked Salmon Fillo Tartlets to the menu mix. They're an exquisite balance of contrasting flavors, textures and colors featuring high-quality Grade A Wild Rice. A 100% whole grain, wild rice is high in protein and low in fat and it's naturally gluten-free. For culinary support and recipes call 800- 346-7032 or visit

Monin Gourmet Flavorings has launched a new Beverage Merchandising on Demand website which allows foodservice operators to create and customize professional, visually appealing point-of-purchase materials. helps operators generate and order counter cards, recipe cards, posters and table tents to help increase beverage sales. Operators can modify customizable templates, selecting from beverage categories and tailoring the copy, pricing and background. In addition, operators can select pre-made materials for specialty beverages such as cocoas, steamers, frozen drinks, lattes, lemonades, mochas and teas.

Non-Skid Versa Camtrays from Cambro provide a better grip for safer meal delivery. And operators can save over 50% each year switching from paper tray mats. Non-Skid Trays withstand temperatures up to 210°F (100°C). All trays are available in 14"×18" (36 × 46 cm) and 15" × 20" (38 × 51,5 cm) sizes. All Non-Skid Trays have a 2 Year Warranty. Call 800-833-3003, or visit

Looking for bacon with a distinct, delicious flavor? Look no further than Farmland Applewood Smoked Bacon slowly smoked over real applewood for an authentic and mild smoky flavor that makes mouths water. No liquid smoke, no MSG, no artificial ingredients - just true honest-to-goodness flavor smoked into fresh Farmland pork bellies. It comes in a sturdy, poly-lined, one piece box that helps prevent crushing, and has a guaranteed slice count. Visit for more details.

Bring more attention to your deli program with American Metalcraft's Sandwich & Wall Boards, part of the Securit line now being offered. Plain lacquered or mahogany finishes are available in both styles. Wall boards come in 3 sizes, and plain or mahogany easels are also available to fit medium or large wall boards. For double-sided options that capture attention in both directions, UV resistant sandwich boards are perfect for indoor and outdoor displays. Call 800-333-9133 or visit

Bonici pizza brand from Tyson Food Service features high-quality, versatile Bonici Chicken Breast Strips that allow operators to capitalize on the popularity of chicken pizza. Developed specifically for pizza ovens, the strips are made to withstand high heat without drying out. The savory roasted chicken flavor offers flexibility for a variety of menu applications, including pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, pastas and salads. For more, visit, or call 800-248-9766.

The Foodservice Division of Hormel Foods introduces Always Tender Oven Roasted Pork, fully cooked boneless, center-cut loins and tenderloins. Always Tender Oven Roasted Pork is prepared using a proprietary cooking process resulting in consistently tender and juicy pork eliminating any worry of overcooking. FSDs and chefs can menu dishes that are more interesting than chicken, more cost effective than beef, and have the healthy halo of turkey. Visit, for more.

Enhance your menu and cater to changing tastes by offering Kraft Dressings Made with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Available in five varieties — Lime Cilantro, Greek Vinaigrette with Feta Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette and Balsamic Vinaigrette — these dressings feature the highest quality ingredients, to deliver a rich and distinct flavor. Visit

Close to 50% of consumers queried in the 2010 Food & Health Survey of the International Food Information Council believe that food safety in the U.S. is the responsibility of foodservice/retailers. To update staff with information on egg safety and handling, the American Egg Board is offering operators a complimentary copy of its Egg Safety and Quality Poster. This laminated 11 3/4× 15-inch piece details egg safety tips such as storage, receiving, handling and preparation. To order, visit

You asked for it, you got it! Computrition's Point-of-Sale (POS) solution is here! Break away from the “traditional” cash register and process your customers' transactions with ease and full integration into Hospitality Suite products and more. Contact us today for more information (800) 222-4488 ext. 250 or email us at [email protected].

Cargill, maker of Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt, has introduced an all-purpose, natural sea salt to the foodservice market under the Diamond Crystal brand. Inspired by the cuisine of the Napa Valley, the salt is a domestically harvested sea salt sourced from the sparkling shores of the Pacific Ocean, for a pure, natural taste. The salt is available in additive-free 22 oz. rounds, in coarse and fine varieties as well as purified sea salt in 4-lb. boxes. Visit for more.

Schulstad's Mini Double Chocolate Plait with Hazelnuts is made with 24 delicate layers of Danish dough and topped with toasted hazelnuts. Filled with rich dark and light Belgian chocolates, this exquisite Danish comes pre-filled, pre-proofed and bakes up beautifully in 15 minutes. To experience authentic European taste, visit

Bring the flavors of fall to life with mouthwatering Truitt Bros. Pumpkin Pie Mix. Add this savory blend to pies, shakes, smoothies, muffins and more! Perfectly seasoned with sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and allspice, the pie mix is prepared using fresh Oregon-grown pumpkin — no preservatives, not overcooked, not over processed. For more information, call 800- 547-8712 or visit

Give ethnic dishes the authentic flavor patrons crave by using Borden Magnolia Sweetened Condensed and Evaporated Milk. Ideal for ethnic menu specialties, Magnolia Sweetened Condensed Milk is perfect for the sweet Hispanic palette, while Magnolia Evaporated Milk adds depth across all dayparts, producing creamier soups, dips and specialty drinks. Visit

Alto-Shaam developed a new carvery, the CS-200, that meets today's upgraded standards for breath guards and switches. Alto-Shaam carveries are known for providing soft, gentle Halo Heat directly to the carving surface for even, controllable heating. The shelf surface is recessed to catch drippings. The fixed, double-lamp assembly provides additional heat to the product surface for greater ambient surface temperature control. The unit has an updated breath guard design that allows the user to easily remove the glass guards for easy cleaning. Visit for more.

The Rational SelfCooking Center has a 28% smaller footprint than conventional cooking equipment and a maximum rack height of 5'3” for ease of use and safer operation. Every unit has a double pane of glass on the door, which reduces the heat that can escape to the outside of the unit, lessening the likelihood of burns. The unit is only active when it is cooking food, thereby reducing the risk of burns, saving on energy and reducing the heat in the kitchen. Built-in logging and reporting features make it safer for both employees and customers by ensuring that the equipment is operated according to HACCP guidelines. Visit for details.

With Dole Chef-Ready Cuts — Mango Cubes, Pineapple Cubes, Diced Peaches, and Diced and Sliced Strawberries — chefs can change a menu standard into a menu signature. To create a proprietary salsa recipe, use the Dole Fruit Pairings Wheel to match your fruit of choice with proteins, dairy, aromatics and complementary fruits and vegetables. For more information about Chef-Ready Cuts, a chart that compares the yield and cost savings of Chef-Ready Cuts to fresh fruit, a recipe database and to order a free fruit pairings wheel, visit or call 800-723-9868.

McCain Foods Co. announces the introduction of a unique new appetizer product from Anchor. Anchor Cheese Shotz are light and crispy on the outside, and soft and creamy on the inside. They are made with real cheese and are available in two universally-appealing flavors: Mozzarella-Parmesan Cheese Shotz feature rich mozzarella and aged Parmesan cheese with a crispy Parmesan crust and Pepper Jack Cheese Shotz are made with creamy Monterey Jack cheese for just a little kick of heat. Request a free sample by visiting or by calling 800-767-7377.

Pierre Foods' Fully Cooked Burgers are flame-broiled and provide convenience, consistent portion control and easy preparation, while maintaining a fresh-off-the-grill flavor. In fact, in the 2010 Great Burger Challenge, Pierre Fully Cooked Burgers were preferred nearly 2-to-1 over burgers cooked from raw ground beef. Pierre Fully Cooked Burgers are available in a wide range of portion sizes and price points for every foodservice segment. For more information, visit

Join Otis Spunkmeyer and Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer by offering the limited edition Pink Cookie, a chocolate cookie loaded with pink candy-coated chocolate pieces. Raise awareness for the cookie and breast cancer with free table tents and wait staff stickers. Available Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2010. As part of the promotion, Otis Spunkmeyer, Inc. has donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure at least $100,000 in connection with The Pink Cookie Sales Promotion. To learn more, call 1-888-ASK-OTIS, or visit

Foodservice operators can now offer customers a way to enjoy their Seattle's Best Coffee in a reusable tumbler. These are a great way to help reduce paper waste, operating costs and encourage repeat visits. For more information, visit

With America's heightened desire to eat smart, Uncle Ben's Flavored Brown Rice is a great way to make sure customers are getting their whole grains. These new great kid-friendly mixes are a smart addition to any meal, made with 100% whole grain brown rice and natural flavors and colors. The rice is higher in fiber, lower in sodium, lower in fat with 0g trans fat and great for kids menus, schools and healthcare. For more information, call 800-432-2331 or visit

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