Specialty Food Magazine

Winter 2019

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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changer," observes Kara Nielsen, vice president, trends and market- ing, CCD Innovation, Oakland, Calif. Global f lavor houses like Synergy use proprietary 'sweetness enhancers'—what f lavor chemists and senior food technologist Janice Bryl and Margaret Walther, respectively, describe as "natural f lavors that round out the backend of the stevia and complement the sweetness profile." Other ingredient suppliers like Cargill have launched EverSweet, a zero-calorie sweetener made with Reb M and Reb D, compounds found in less than one percent of the stevia leaf. EverSweet is produced via fermentation while isolating and process- ing the compounds with baker's yeast to create, according to Cargill, an "improved sweetness quality without bitterness or licorice after- tastes associated with stevia leaf extracts at high use levels." "Reb D and Reb M will have a cleaner taste and less bitter profile, notes both Bryl and Walther. "But, will be more expensive." category spotlight Nicole Potenza Denis is a contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine. PRODUCTS ChocZero Keto Bark. The company uses zero-calorie, low-carb monk fruit to create its sugar-free chocolate. ChocZero is a gluten-free, soy-free, and sugar-alcohol– free company. choczero.com Date Lady California Date Syrup. Made with dates grown in the California Coachella desert, this syrup has notes of butterscotch and is organic, vegan, non-GMO, gluten- and dairy-free, and kosher. ilovedatelady.com 4th & Heart Chocti Chocolate Ghee Spread. Crafted from 70 percent cacao, dates, and the company's premium grass-fed Madagascar Vanilla Bean ghee, this nut-free, lactose-free spread is sweetened with date syrup and contains healthy diet essentials such as iron, fiber, and omega fatty acids. Original, Passionfruit, and Coffee Guarana. fourthandheart.com Evolution Fresh Organic Banana Complete Probiotic Smoothie. This plant-based coconut milk smoothie is sweetened with fruit purees and organic dates. evolutionfresh.com Good Food For Good Ketchup. Sweetened by dates, this ketchup has only 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon and is organic. goodfoodforgood.ca Halvah Heaven. Made in small batches, this tahini candy is calcium rich and sweetened with organic tapioca syrup. Vegan, gluten-, and nut-free. Available in seven flavors including maple that is also maple-syrup–sweetened. halvahheaven.com Lakanto Chocolate Syrup. Sweetened with organic monk fruit and erythritol, this syrup ranks zero on the glycemic index. With 2-net carbs, it is keto, vegan, gluten-, and dairy-free, and plant-based. lakanto.com Salviana Raw Maguey Sap. This organic, gluten-free, vegan, low-gylcemic, and non-GMO product not only provides consumers a healthy, chemical-free sweetener, but is also an excellent source of pre- and probiotics aiding in healthy gut functions. salviana.com Sans Sucre Sugar Free Baking Mixes. Made in small batches, these mixes—which include Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Classic Blondie Brownie, Milk Chocolate Brownie, and Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake—get their sweetness from stevia extract. sanssucre.com Vermont Village Apple Cider Vinegar Sipping Shots. Sweetened with organic honey, these healthful shots are a combination of organic and raw apple cider vinegar, and a fruit or root, with no water, processed sugars, or additives. Available in Blueberries & Honey, Cranberries & Honey, Ginger & Honey, and Turmeric & Honey. vermontvillage.com Vermont Village Apple Cider Vinegar Sipping Shots. 70 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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