Just in time for the holidays, Tropical Foods, a food manufacturer specializing in raw and roasted nuts, dried fruit and snack mixes, has launched ReCharge(R), a line of naturally enhanced snack mixes.
ReCharge ingredients are enhanced with probiotics, Omega-3, pomegranate seed oil and Chia seeds. They contain antioxidants and much of the recommended daily value of vitamin B6. The low-sodium snacks contain zero grams of trans fat and cholesterol.
Tropical Foods offers three varieties of ReCharge(R) snack mixes:
-- Super Charged Cranberry Blend includes Omega-3 fortified cranberries, pomegranate infused cranberries, and probiotic dark chocolate cranberries, plus almonds, dark chocolate chunks and yogurt-dipped peanuts
-- Chia ReCharge Stix Mix features Chia Sticks mixed with cranberries, almonds, dark chocolate chunks, yogurt-covered raisins, pineapple and white chocolate drops.
-- Dark Chocolate Energy Boost includes an invigorating mix of coffee beans, probiotic cranberries, and raisins -- all coated with dark chocolate -- plus almonds, pineapple and dark chocolate chunks.
Naturally enhanced snacks are popular with consumers. A report in Food Technology finds 75 percent of shoppers link antioxidants with immunity and 65 percent connect Omega-3 with heart health. Nearly 85% of Americans link probiotics with digestive health, according to a Mintel report.
A 2009 research report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers showed that even in a weak economy people will pay a premium for products seen as preventing a health problem or offering an alternative to empty calorie snacks.
"ReCharge Naturally Enhanced Snack Mixes meet growing consumer demand for natural snacks and nutrient-rich ingredients," says Chad Hartman, Brand Manager for Tropical Foods.
All three varieties are available in 10 pound bulk and will be available soon in 5oz resealable bags. ReCharge is available in bulk bins at Ingles and Healthy Home Market locations.
About Tropical Foods
Tropical Foods specializes in premium snack mixes, raw and freshly roasted nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and hundreds of bulk and packaged candies, spices, and specialty foods. Tropical Foods has an extensive line of retail branded products, including Grabeez(R), Buffalo Nuts(R) and Christille Bay(R). The company was founded in 1977 with an original product line of 100 items, which has grown to include more than 3000 today. Privately owned, Tropical Foods is proud to be a women-owned business and is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with additional operating centers in Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Washington DC and Dallas.