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SNACK FEST: What’s Hitting your Grocery Store Shelves

We have come to love this time of year because so many amazing and delicious snacks are hitting store for the first time. We’ve been waiting for months for several of these addictive and good-for-you snacks to make their way to our supermarket. While some made their presence known before others, you should have no problem delighting in these products at your grocery store. Thanks once again to Food Fete, we’ve added great snacks to our shopping list from Naturebox, Niman Ranch, Farm Rich, Addie’s Fine Foods, and Alouette Cheese.

NATUREBOX

Want healthy and amazingly delicious snacks delivered to you on a monthly subscription basis? Sign up for NatureBox now! Technically, this isn’t hitting your grocery stores but it’ll still hit your pantry. Any food brand that offers over 100 wholesome, crave-worthy snacking options, delivers it right to your door each month, and creates the deliciousness that is Jalapenos Cashews is a must. You begin with a FREE Trial box (yes FREE), which includes 5 of their most-loved snacks, pre-selected and delivered right to you, then you customize your NatureBox from their assortment of 100+ deliciously wholesome options. It’s that simple. The NatureBox membership starts at $19.95 per month and includes 5 full-snack bags of your choosing. we highly recommend the aforementioned Jalapeno Cashews, Guacamole Bites, Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Italian Bistro Pretzels, Teriyaki Beef Jerky, Mini Belgian Waffles…..Mini. Belgian. Waffles!!!! What more can you ask for?

NIMAN RANCH PULLED PORK

Is there anything more delicious than a succulent Pulled pork sandwich? The juicy sauce dripping down your chin as you take that first bite. Your taste-buds rejoicing in the delectable flavors that instantly take you to foodie heaven. If you’re looking for a company that offers great meat products while respecting the land, look n further. Niman Ranch finest tasting all-natural meat in the world because they adhere to the strictest protocols when raising their animals. They offer a complete line of fresh beef, pork, lamb and cage-free eggs as well as a variety of smoked and prepared items. Their livestock are never-given hormones or antibiotics, they are fed a 100% vegetarian diet, and are 100% traceable from farm to plate. Their products are all-natural, Gluten, and MSG-Free. At Food Fete, we had a chance to try their Pulled Pork, and fell in love instantly. Whether you go for the Original, Smokey Chipotle, or Hoisin Soy, you won’t be disappointed.

FARM RICH

Although we’ve also photographed the old favorite Mozzeralla Sticks, we’ll be highlighting the newest launch, Farm Rich Pepperoni Pizzeria Bites, on a cold day while blogging away or editing photos, these were our best friend and main arsenal against the hunger pangs we got during “No time to eat” week, better known as fashion week. Forget Pizza snacks that you’ve seen before, these bites of sunshine boasts 100% REAL mozzarella cheese, wrapped in a pizzeria style crust for that authentic pepperoni pizza flavor. Yours to enjoy in mere minutes, you’ll find yourself stocking up on box after box.

ADDIE’S FINE FOODS

Oh me, oh my, I do love pie (stolen from the 1996 John Travolta movie, Michael) but it’s just so appropriate when talking about the mouthwatering pies from Addie’s. We’re not usually huge on sweets (we take candy in small doses) but pastry is another story. We do so love our pastry, and these small mounds of heavenly goodness will fully satisfy the desert lover in you. Addie’s Fine Foods takes fruits and vegetables and turn them into healthy pleasures, that not only taste amazing, but can be delivered fresh, right to your door. With decadent flavors like Sweet Potato Cheesecake, Lemon Icebox Pie, and Butternut Squash Cheesecake, you’ll forget that they’re healthy.

ALOUETTE CHEESE SPREADS

Our go-to for cheese spreads doesn’t disappoint when it comes to flavors. Alouette Cheese tantalizes our taste-buds (they’re sure to do the same to yours) with their latest launches. Did and top anything you desire with the array of savory spreads:

Alouette Toasted Everything with Sea Salt – the classic taste of an everything bagel with a touch of sea salt to be used any time of the day.

Alouette Zesty Ginger & Spring Onion – a combination of the distinctive flavors of zesty ginger and savory green onion with a touch of garlic creating a unique and artful blend.

Alouette New York Cheddar – a blend of mild cheddar with sour cream and chives for a smooth, yet complex, flavor profile.

Alouette Brown Ale Cheddar – the distinctive, warm flavor of Brown Ale with a distinguishing chocolate after-taste that perfectly complements cheddar.

Spread the Joy w/ Alouette Holiday Cheese Spreads

The thing we always look forward to during the fall and holiday season are the delicious flavors. As the season gets cooler, we’re really looking forward to diving right into the amazing soft cheese spreads from Alouette Cheese. We’re already fans of their Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Bean Soft Spreadable Cheeses, featured directly below (both of which launched last year), and we can’t wait to indulge in their new holiday 2014 launches – Alouette Brie Fondue and Alouette Cranberry Apple Spice.

Alouette Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Soft Spreadable Cheeses

The Pumpkin Spice Soft Spreadable Cheese boasts an intense flavor of nutmeg and cinnamon with a smooth and creamy texture that are perfect for frosting cakes and cookies, topping pancakes or adding a taste of the season to a traditional cracker. We love enjoying this sweet spread with salty snacks like pretzels, popcorn, and while the delectable Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Soft Spreadable Cheese is a quick and convenient way to wow your guests the classic and delicious flavor of cheesecake. It’s perfect for dipping fruits, frosting on cakes or cookies, or spreading on graham crackers.

Alouette Brie Fondue (launching holiday 2014)

A creamy blend of Brie, white wine reduction and spice that comes in a ready-to-heat, ready-to-eat container that is you can fully enjoy after only 4 minutes in the microwave. Dip chunks of french bread or apples for a delicious snack or as quick hors d’ oeuvres for party guests.

Alouette Cranberry Apple Spice Soft Spreadable Cheese (launching holiday 2014)

Celebrate the season with the flavors that exemplifies the holidays. Get ready for a flavorful blend of whole cranberries, apples and cinnamon for a twist on the holiday classic flavor that is perfect for spreading on a bagel or crackers.

Keep an eye out for these delicious soft cheese spreads from Alouette very soon.