Secaucus, NJ…In a few days, a panel of judges, many representing major retail establishments, will crown some of the winners of the coveted New Products Competition at Kosherfest. The judges will pick the best new products in a variety of categories. But even before the winners are announced, it is already clear that many of the new products will concentrate on the health and well-being of customers. In what began as a token presence at Kosherfest has turned into a significant trend as more and more gluten-free products debut in the kosher market. This year, the products will include granola, chocolate chip cookies, meats, and rice cakes. This year, new and unusual flavors will appear in all kinds of products, from ready-to-make mushroom quinoa (Pereg-Gourmet.com) to cherry-infused challah (challywood.net). Other products that fit this pattern include Stivlis All Natural Sweetner, California Delight No Sugar Added Sweet and Sour Sauce, Action Nutrition Whey Protein Bars and energy bars, Tribeca Oven all natural, small batch artisan bakers-ciabattas, focaccias, baguettes & batards, MimicCreme Healthy Top Whipping Cream (lactose, cholesterol and gluten-free), Louie’s Original Salsa and Pepper Relish ( gluten free), and all natural Miracle Noodles low calorie angel hair, fettuccini, orzo, linguini and rice, in liquid filled pouches.
October 25, 2011