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.

Empire mayo
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.


Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    I’m a big believer in the artisanal food market as well. Question….where do you get these products? Direct or wait till they enter the ‘local selection’ at Whole Foods?I’m interested in marketplaces that are springing up to recommend, discover and buy artisanal goods online or buy online with local delivery? Any you find interesting and want to recommend?

    1. Gotham Gal

      the chocolates have yet to hit the store, you can buy the popcorn online and the mayo too.honestly these products come in my box and i get the privelege of meeting the entrepreneurs first-hand.

    2. leeschneider

      It’s certainly hard work to get food into the “local” section at Whole Foods.  My brother-in-law has a beef jerky company out of Brooklyn (with the meat from Vermont) and it took him a good 6 months, maybe more, before getting on the shelves of Whole Foods in NY and NJ.  Serious Q & A and research on their part.  They’re working on expanding to the Boston area Whole Foods as well, and it’s a very thorough process.  Joanne, the themes here seems to be fresh, chemical-free, interesting spins on some stale products.  Cool.  Going to check out Quinn as a snack for my pregnant wife.

      1. Gotham Gal

        yep…that is the theme. healthy, good products where we actually knows what goes into them.what a concept.

  2. William Mougayar

    I would disagree because I don’t like processed foods, period. It’s still popcorn, cookies and mayo, 3 foods that aren’t part of a healthy diet, and ones that should be consumed in moderation anyways.Don’t they have preservatives? That alone would disqualify them from my pantry. I think the US/Canada needs less processed foods, and our diets need more natural, organic, local, wholesome foods.

    1. Gotham Gal

      pretty sure no preservatives here.

    2. AMT Editorial Staff

      william, popcorn really can be healthy. See my reply above or simply this blog we posted just yesterday: http://athleticmindedtravel

  3. rebeccastees

    Cute blog at Quinn Popcorn, too.

  4. AMT Editorial Staff

    Perfect timing!! We will check out Quinn ASAP. We just posted yesterday about popcorn and how healthy it can be as a crunchy snack. We compared it to both Cheerios and Kix. Have you tried Trader Joe’s no guilt popcorn? Certainly not as gourmet as Quinn, but super sensible. Here’s the blog post:http://athleticmindedtravel

    1. Gotham Gal

      nice. i love popcorn and generally make it at home but being able to toss a bag in the microwave and know there are no chemicals in it is an added bonus.

  5. AMT Editorial Staff

    Aha, our memory is good. We saw a mention of Quinn in the WSJ this week — the article about the SEC changes in promoting a stock/soliciting cash for the business. The founders were quoted and pictured. Right away, we thought, we know this product…Gotham Gal. Yep. Love their flavor selection…