Some new consumer products…
I have seen a handful of new food companies over the last couple of weeks. I see them and always wonder, is this going to be in every pantry one day? Not so sure what the answer is but they are all work checking out.
The first one is Quinn Popcorn. I am a huge popcorn girl. I am pretty sure that in high school I lived on popcorn, twizzlers and big red gum. What I like about this product is a bunch of things. First and foremost, it is healthy. Most microwave popcorn is full of chemicals that you shouldn't be consuming particularly when you are pregnant. Hence, the name of this product is called Quinn, after the husband and wife behind the products first child. Her doctor told her to stop eating all the microwave popcorn she was consuming when she got pregnant because it wasn't good for her. This product takes good. I also like the different flavors that are little more "gourmet" such as Parmesan and Rosemary, Maple Syrup and Sea Salt, Lemon and Sea Salt. They are currently selling to Whole Foods in the Boston area and on Amazon.
The second company is Cisse. Chocolate runs through every product. It is also healthy and not full of any chemicals. Delicious baking mixes to make chocolate chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chocolate chip muffins, chocolate cake and chocolate chocolate chip brownies. They also are selling individual and boxed hot chocolate mixes. Easy to make and tastes like you made them from scratch. Well, you basically did but the dry ingredients just come pre-measured in a beautiful box from Cisse.
Last is Empire Mayonaisse. There has been a bunch of buzz around Empire Mayonaisse. The product line is deep as they continue to try new flavors each week. The packaging is great and the taste is unique. Really good on anything with the flavoring that can take your dish or sandwich to a new level. Not sure how big the audience is here but you can buy them at their store in Brooklyn, online or out at Smorgasburg on the weekends.
I admit, I definitely like opening up my pantry and seeing all the latest food products that are popping up all over the place. There is a groundswell for new products that contain traceable elements in their products so that you know you are eating something that hasn't been pumped up with chemicals to insure a longer shelf life. Healthier products made from local passionate foodies.