Mexican flavors flourish in new grain-based foods.
Siete Family Foods, makers of grain-free Mexican-American food, has unveiled plans to introduce Grain Free Mexican Cookies next spring. In the meantime, the cookies will be available for a limited time on Siete’s newly launched online exclusive platform called Siete Small Batch. The cookies will be available in three varieties: Mexican chocolate, Mexican Wedding and Mexican shortbread.
Grain Free Mexican Chocolate Cookies are crunchy chocolate cookies made with a blend of almond and coconut flour, cocoa and a dash of cinnamon.
Grain Free Mexican Wedding Cookies are made from a blend of almond and coconut flour, pecans, powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Grain Free Mexican Shortbread Cookies, also known as hojarascas, or pan de polvo, are sweet, crunchy cookies made from a lightly sweetened blend of almond and coconut flour, pecan pieces and a dash of cinnamon.
The cookies will be the first product to appear on Siete Small Batch. According to Siete, the platform will give consumers an opportunity to try new products before they hit the broader market.
The Grain Free Mexican Cookies will be available in a resealable pouch with design inspired by papel picado — a decorative craft made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper, marking a celebration. The cookies will be available for $4.99 (4.5 oz) on sietefoods.com starting Oct. 29 while limited supplies last.
La Tortilla Factory is expanding beyond the tortilla aisle with the launch of new Authentic Mexican Side Dishes.
Packaged in microwavable pouches, the dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified. Each variety goes from pouch to plate in 90 seconds.
The Ancho Rice and Beans is a blend of rice, black beans, corn, mild Ancho chiles, bell peppers and onions. Each 1-cup serving contains 200 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
The Chipotle Brown Rice and Quinoa combines long grain brown rice, quinoa, chipotle chili pepper, fire-roasted corn and poblano peppers. Each 1-cup serving contains 200 calories, 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
The Mexican-style Black Beans are slow cooked with bell peppers, corn, onions and a blend of Mexican herbs and spices. Each ½-cup serving contains 110 calories, 6 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.
The Red Baron brand is expanding its pizza portfolio with the launch of Pizza Melts and Stuffed Crust Pizza.
Red Baron Pizza Melts feature pizza toppings sandwiched between two slices of toast. Flavors include pepperoni, four cheese and Supreme.
Red Baron Stuffed Crust Pizza features mozzarella cheese baked into the crust of rectangular pizza. Varieties include pepperoni, four cheese and meat trio.
Calise & Sons Bakery, Inc. has announced its first foray into the breakfast category with its new Brioche Style Cinnamon Chip Texas Toast. A staple throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Calise brings its signature gourmet brioche style bread to the breakfast table.
Calise Bakery Brioche Style Cinnamon Chip Texas Toast is dairy- and egg-free and comes at a suggested retail price of $4.29 for a 16-oz package (approximately 13 slices). The product is available at Stop & Shop, Big Y, Price Chopper, Target, Shaw’s, Roche Bros, Adam’s, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs, Geissler’s, Adam’s and other retailers throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Nearly 1,000 baking industry exhibitors filled the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 18.