I am always thrilled to learn when my favorite specialty food companies launch a new food or beverage product. I am pleased to share four new favorites from some of my pantry staples. These were exhibited and or launched at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in Manhattan.
Nocciolata has been the only hazelnut and cocoa spread in my pantry closet since I first discovered Rigoni di Asiago in 2012. The Nocciolata Dairy Free spread recently won the prestigious sofi™ Award: Best New Product, Nut/Seed Butter Category. A well deserved award as I could not help but dive my spoon right in and eat from the jar (a practice I am reluctant to ever admit!) Nocciolata contains far less sugar than other chocolate-hazelnut spreads and is free from hydrogenated fats. Nocciolata Dairy Free contains no milk and is certified vegan. Made with cold-pressed sunflower oil, Nocciolata is non-GMO, gluten-free, palm oil free, and organic.
Social Media: @NocciolataUSA
Brownie Brittle has two new Gluten Free flavors: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt and Chocolate Chip. Both have the same great brownie flavor and crunch as the original but made with gluten free ingredients. I could eat this crispy brownie squares like potato chips. The Founder is a true genius and is always whipping up new products. The company has also created Brownie Brittle Bites and a new product called Cookie Bites. Brownie Brittle Bites are Sheila G’s original Brownie Brittle enrobed in chocolate and the Cookie Bites are chocolate chip cookie dough coated in chocolate. Truly irresistible!
Social Media: @browniebrittle
Purchase via their website or find a retail partner near you. Crown Maple is sold at Whole Foods and Bristol Farms.
Social Media: @crownmaple
One of my favorite on-the-go snacks and the best chip to incorporate into recipes, Vintage Italia recently unveiled their new Pasta Bow Ties. Made with real semolina flour, four flavors include Meatball Parm, Honey Butter, Smooth Cheddar, and Creamy Ranch. 120 calories per serving and non-GMO, these were so crunchy and addictive, as you could see, the Smooth Cheddar did not even make it to the photo. My daughter and I devoured the bag within a day, and began within minutes of arriving at our doorstep.
Social Media: @eatpastasnacks
If you attended the Fancy Food Show, I would love to hear your favorites as well!