A sampling of the latest new consumer products includes soothing beverages, winning beers, Asian ingredients and layered dips
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ViVa Beverages and its Canadian distributor, Hilary’s Salesmaster Inc. and GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc. will sub-distribute Marley’s Mellow Mood and Marley’s One-Drop RTD Coffee in Canada. Marley’s Mellow Mood is a new line of 100 per cent natural, caffeine-free ready-to-drink cold teas and sodas. The beverages are formulated with a blend of chamomile, valerian root, passionflower, melatonin, rose hips and lemon balm, and are designed to reduce stress and relieve tension. Marley’s Mellow Mood has a suggested retail price of $2.49 and is available in two varieties: lightly carbonated sodas in Berry and Citrus flavours, and ready-to-drink teas in Green Tea with Honey and Black Tea with Raspberry, Passion Fruit and Peach flavours. The sodas come in 355-mL aluminum cans and the teas come in 473-mL glass bottles. The beverages are available at national food retailers, including Loblaw’s, Metro, Sobeys and Walmart.
Toronto’s Amsterdam Brewing Company, an independent craft brewer, has released a limited batch of the Toronto Beer Week Homebrew Competition winning beer called The Nightman Cometh Black IPA. Jeremy Skorochid from Waterloo, Ont. is the brewer behind the beverage. Brewed with Chinook and citra hops, The Nightman Cometh Black IPA has a roasty malt character up front balanced by a citrus aroma and hop bitterness. The beer is dry hopped with vast quantities of citra hops and comes in a 8.6 per cent ABV. The brew is available at the Amsterdam Brewery Retail Store.
Easy as pie
Tenderflake is making pie baking that much easier with its new Easy Pie! Pie kits. Consumers only need to add the fresh or frozen fruit and bake the pie for 30 minutes. Easy Pie! Is available in two varieties: Easy Pie! Double Crust Pie Kit and the Easy Pie! Crumble Topping Pie Kit. The double crust kit includes one six-inch pie shell, one pie top and one spice mix, and the crumble topping includes one six-inch pie shell, one crumble topping mix and one spice mix. The kits are ideal for serving two to four people. They’re available at major supermarkets across the country.
A good cuppa
Red Rocket Tea Company has introduced its Red Rocket Tea, a breakfast blend made with leaves from the mountains of Ceylon and packaged in a retro tin. Red Rocket comes in a 72-bag tin and is now in major grocery store chains across Canada. With each tin sold, proceeds will go to Nyota, a grassroots organization in rural Kenya that provides a nurturing home and learning environment for children who have lost their parents to AIDS or other tragedies.
Summer Fresh Salads has launched two new products: Layered Dip Kits available in Mexican and Mediterranean. The Mexican Layered Dip Kit includes Spicy Mexican Bean Dip, Guacamole and a Spicy Sour Cream, which consumers can garnish with shredded cheese, fresh jalapeños and fire-roasted corn. The Mediterranean Layered Dip Kit includes Hummus, Bruschetta and a Greek Feta Dip, which consumers can garnish with crumbled feta cheese and sliced Kalamata olives. Consumers can use the layered dips for entertaining, as a snack or to create a single-serve indulgence.
Marley\'s Mellow Mood caffeine-free, ready-to-drink cold teas and sodas. The drink is from distributors GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc. and Hilary\'s Salesmaster Inc.
The Nightman Cometh Black IPA is a brew from Toronto\'s Amsterdam Brewing Company.
Tenderflake\'s new Easy Pie! Pie Kits with crust, pie top and spice mix.
Layered Dip Kits in Mexican and Mediterranean flavours from Summer Fresh Salads.
Organic Meadow Egg Nog from Organic Meadow Inc.
Evian Natural Spring Water unveils its latest limited edition bottle design from André Courrèges.
Two-Bite Pancake Bites from Give & Go Prepared Foods Corp.
Reunion Island Coffee launches its limited edition Holiday Blend for the festive season.
AB World Foods International launches Asian stir-fry mixes, cooking sauces and pastes.