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We love to snack in the summer. Well, we love to snack year round actually. In the summer we prefer things to be as simple as possible, ideally with no oven involved. Here are five new products that we’ve been enjoying which require little or no time at all to go from package to plate.
What’s better then a biscotti? A bunch of biscotti, of course! Nonni’s, creator of the number one selling biscotti, recently introduced Biscotti Bites, a tasty little morsel perfect for summer snacking.
Biscotti Bites are now available in three decadent flavors including:
- Nonni’s Almond Dark Chocolate Biscotti Bites – A delicious treat full of real almond pieces and dipped into semi-sweet dark chocolate.
- Nonni’s Double Chocolate Salted Caramel Biscotti Bites – A joyous indulgence loaded with caramel bits, dipped and drizzled in rich milk chocolate then finished with a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Nonni’s Very Berry Almond Biscotti Bites – A decadent bite brimming with fresh nuts, sweet berries and dipped in creamy Greek yogurt.
We tried all three flavors. My favorite was the Double Chocolate Salted Caramel! The new bite-sized creations maintain Nonni’s devotion to use only the highest-quality ingredients, including real almond pieces, dark chocolate drizzles, luscious caramel bits, sweet cranberries and creamy Greek yogurt. Nonni’s Biscotti Bites are less than 40 calories per cookie, making them a smart and sweet snacking solution.
We’ve always loved popcorn in our house. It’s a timeless snack, perfect for any time of the day and at any time of year. On those hot, hazy and humid afternoons, something we love to do is stay inside in the cool air, watching tv or a movie with a bowl of popcorn. Popcorn, Indiana makes a number of different popcorn products, with something to offer everyone.
For the spice fanatics in the family, try the Sriracha popcorn, which is crafted in small batches, allowing for the ultimate crunchy, fresh taste. Red chile pepper and other tangy spices are added to the finest Midwestern corn to deliver a snack that perfectly encapsulates the beloved Sriracha smack.
For the calorie counters, dish out the FIT line, which contains 40 calories or less per cup. Guilt-free yet delicious snacking comes in the form of Sea Salt, Real Butter, Olive Oil and Parmesan and Herb.
If you’re looking for a more traditional family movie night snack, indulge in ready-to-eat Movie Theater Popcorn that comes in a microwave safe Warm-Up Bag. It’s the ultimate movie experience right in the comfort of your own home.
I’ve tried a number of Popcorn, Indiana products and was thrilled to find the Movie Theater Popcorn in my local store. It was new to me and is definitely my favorite of their products now.
You know who Red Baron is, right? I’m sure you’ve seen them in the freezer case, they make frozen pizzas. Well, they’ve just introduced something new – Red Baron Deep Dish Minis.
Red Baron® Deep Dish Minis are tiny, mini pizzas that have full-sized flavor. Each package contains two trays of four 2.5-inch pizzas. Like their larger counterparts, the Minis are made with the finest ingredients, including rich tomato sauce, loads of pepperoni and 100 percent real cheese. The pizzas are available in cheese and pepperoni.
We tried both the cheese and the pepperoni pizzas. They’re easy to make, microwave one tray for approximately 3 minutes and that’s it. I like a softer crust, something along the lines of the consistency of a breadstick. The crust on these was nice and soft. They had just the right amount of toppings and sauce for a bite sized snack.
In the mood for something cold? I love ice cold treats on a hot summer day! There’s a new one in the freezer case now – Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt.
Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt is made from all-natural ingredients and real Greek yogurt. Yasso is available in ten flavors including strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, vanilla bean, coconut, mango, sea salt caramel, mint chocolate chip, peanut butter cup, chocolate fudge, and dark chocolate raspberry.
I’ve tried two flavors so far, the strawberry and the chocolate fudge. They’re both creamy and tasty, with the strawberry being my favorite so far. With an average of 80-130 calories and little to no fat, you can cool off without heating up the guilt machine for snacking on something so yummy! Yasso is available at retailers nationwide.
I love lemonade. For me it’s definitely one of my favorite things to drink during the summer. Old Orchard’s brands recently introduced two different naturally-sweetened lemonades. The lemonade is made with real lemon juice and naturally sweetened. I tried both of these and thought they were quite tasty, and had a very similar taste to freshly made lemonade. I enjoyed both of them over ice and they were gone before I knew it. Strawberry Lemonade and Country Style Lemonade can be found in the ready-to-drink juice aisle of grocery stores nationwide in 32-ounce and 64-ounce multi-serve bottles. The lemonade is priced at $1.29 and $2.29 respectively.
To celebrate the new lemonades, Old Orchard is hosting a point-and-shoot video contest with some pretty substantial prizes (two $2,500 and 25 $100 winners). Old Orchrd is trying to identify the most ingenious method for staying cool during the hot summer months ahead. The #StayCool Summer contest seeks user-submitted videos that capture the essence of staying “cool” in exchange for prizes that range from free Old Orchard Brands fruit juice to a chance at winning one of two summer getaway vacation packages valued at $2,500. The contest, found at oldorchard.com/staycool begins today and continues through July 31, 2014.
To enter Old Orchard Brands’ #StayCool Summer contest users simply upload a short video (30 seconds or less) on the contest website (or on Facebook at facebook.com/OldOrchard) that demonstrates the ultimate method for staying “cool” – cooling off and/or keeping in style – this summer. Video entries are limited to once daily, but users can submit new videos each day for more chances to win. Videos can be uploaded directly from handset devices, so no third party video hosting is necessary. Simply point, shoot and upload your cool summer moment for a chance to win big!
Two Grand Prize winners will be selected—one by popular vote, the other by a panel of Old Orchard Brands judges. Grand Prize winners will each receive a $2,500 summer vacation getaway. The top-25 most popular entries (by vote) will receive a summer prize kit including free Old Orchard juice.