A Closer Look at… Healthy Fruit Pops Give students a sweet treat you can feel good about with Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Pops from Chloe’s Soft Service Fruit Co. Made from just three ingredients—fruit, filtered water and organic cane sugar—these pops have a thick consistency with an intense fruit flavor. Each fruit pop has just 60 calories and is free of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They’re also gluten- and dairy-free. They contain between 13 to 15 grams of sugar, depending on the variety, and come in eight flavors: Banana, Strawberry, Mango, Raspberry, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, Tangerine and Blood Orange. The pops are made from Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit mix, which also is available to K-12 school foodservice operations. The mix comes in 14 different flavors (some are rotated seasonally) with less than 90 calories per 3.5-oz. serving. For more information about how to order Soft Serve Fruit Pops or the Soft Serve Fruit mix, e-mail email@example.com or visit the website at www.chloesfruit.com. Think Rationally With the purchase of any RATIONAL cooking appliance, school nutrition operators can take advantage of a free service package, RATIONAL ServicePlus, for as long as the site features any RATIONAL appliance. The service is intended to help operators continually improve daily kitchen routines, with onsite training on equipment, as well as one-day “Academy RATIONAL” seminars on menus, prep and kitchen efficiency. A free membership in ClubRATIONAL allows users to access cooking research, software updates, recipe exchanges and expert tips. Find out more at www.rational-online.us or call (888) 320-7874. Savvy Seasoning Make your school meal a fiesta with Jennie-O Turkey Store’s Taco Seasoned Ground Turkey. This fully cooked product can punch up the flavor of your tacos, burritos, nachos and taco salads, as well as non-ethnic items, such as pizza or loaded hot dogs. Simply heat in a steamer, or boil in the bag, and serve. For more information, call (800) 328-1756 or visit www.jennieofoodservice.com. Cheering for Chicken The K-12 line of chicken products from NatureRaised Farms is 100% all-natural and made from chicken raised on an all-vegetarian diet with no antibiotics. Available products include Unbreaded Dark Meat Strips, Grilled Breast Filets and Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Nuggets. All products are fully cooked, offering heat-and-serve convenience. To learn more about NatureRaised Farms products for schools, visit www.natureraisedfarms.com or call (855) 600-9706. All in Time The digital timers and electronic controls now available for Globe Food Equipment Company’s line of planetary mixers allow operators to multi-task and are designed to improve product consistency. Replacing mechanical switches, the digital timers include features like Last-Batch Recall, which remembers the last timer input, saving operator time when running multiple batches of the same recipe. Find out more by visiting www.globefoodequip.com or by calling (800) 347-5423. SOUPerb Service Looking to elevate your soup sales? Vollrath’s Soup Service Solutions include soup warmers, merchandisers, utensils, serving lines, soup kiosks, soup bowls, cookware and more. Specific products that may be of interest to school nutrition operators include the Half Round Soup Merchandiser, Twin Well Soup Merchandiser, Self-serve Dispensers and Wear-Ever® Classic Select® Heavy Duty Aluminum Sauce Pots. For more information, visit www.vollrath.com or call (800) 624-2051. Bringing the Snax Ready Pac has added Fruit, Cheese & Flatbread Crackers as an all-in-one, portion-controlled grab ‘n’ go snack option to its Ready Snax® line. Also new from the company are Ready Snax Snack Bags with sliced apples and baby carrots and updated packaging. New labels feature expanded nutrient information. To learn more, visit www.readypac.com or call (800) 800-7822. Fire up the Grill McCormick for Chefs has expanded its line of Grill Mates® Seasoning Blends to include three new flavors: Barbecue, Hamburger and Mesquite seasonings. These new flavors join the five existing varieties: Montreal Chicken®, Montreal Steak®, Reduced Sodium Montreal Steak®, Seafood and Vegetable. The product line contains no artificial flavors. For additional information about Grill Mates Seasoning Blends and menu ideas, visit www.mccormickforchefs.com. Fruit Frenzy Add a new dimension of convenience to your operation with Dole Chef-Ready Fruit Purées from Dole Packaged Foods, LLC. Shelf-stable and ready to pour, the fruit purées do not contain high-fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients or flavors. The three varieties—Mango, Pineapple and Raspberry—come in recyclable cartons with resealable twist caps. Visit www.dolefoodservice.com or call (800) 723-9868 for details. Eco-Meals E S Foods has announced it has transitioned its Thaw and Serve Breakfast BREAKS from box packaging to an eco-friendly pouch to reduce waste. The new pouches for Thaw and Serve are transparent, with meal components visible to students. Among the menu items included in the Thaw and Serve Breakfast BREAKS pouches are blueberry muffins, banana muffins, applesauce, raisins, apple juice and yogurt. For more information, visit www.esfoods.com or call (516) 682-5494. An Apple a Day Knouse Foods has expanded its line of Musselman’s® Single-Serve Apple Sauces to include three new convenient sizes: 2-, 4.5- and 6-oz. packages. The classic 4-oz. cup remains available. Available flavors in the product line include Unsweetened, Original and Cinnamon. For additional information about single-serve applesauce benefits, flavors and menu ideas, visit www.knousefoodservice.com/singleserve or call (717) 677-8181. Talk Turkey As a result of increased customer demand, Butterball Foodservice has introduced 4-oz. turkey breast filets. Each filet is low in fat, calories and sodium, while free from trans fat and MSG. The filets are packed in an easy-peel film and can be cooked from frozen with no thawing needed. For more product details or menu inspiration, visit www.butterballfoodservice.com/e-z-menu-ideas or call (866) 613-2251. Get Wheat the Program As part of its Kids First line, Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods offers Whole Wheat Tortillas, which are made with 75% whole-grain flour and come in 6-, 8- and 10-in. sizes. Also available are 10-in. Whole Grain Wraps in flavors such as Honey Wheat, Tomato Basil and Cheesy Jalapeño, as well as Whole Grain White Corn Tortillas. To learn more, visit www.donpancho.com/foodservice.html or call (503) 370-9710.
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