The end of summer brings with it many beautiful changes: the weather starts to cool down, leaves start to fall… and we go from watching regular season baseball games to the playoffs. After a whole season (that’s more than 2,300 baseball games!) of chowing down on the same ballpark fare at stadiums across the country, who isn’t ready to try something new?
Cocktail connoisseur Jordie Ho-Shue has been involved in the operation of multiple restaurant and bar concepts in the San Francisco Bay Area, primarily concentrating on her development within well-established craft beverage programs. Possessing a strong passion for cocktail culture and education, Jordie has intimately studied and worked with a variety of artisanal spirits, but the rums of the Caribbean will always hold the key to Jordie's heart. Her latest cocktail creation is Right Near the Beach, Boy for cocktail subscription delivery company Shaker & Spoon. The box’s theme is Rums of Origin 2: Jamaica.
Peanut popularity on America’s menus is on the rise. According to Mintel data, menu items with peanuts increased 8.6% during the first quarter of 2019 compared to the previous year. Let’s dive deeper into where these increases are happening and the trends driving the change.
Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Co., partnering with the National Peanut Board, recently launched an entirely new category in the freezer section of the grocery store with the introduction of Wholly Rollies frozen protein balls.
In 2018, I had multiple nutrition counseling clients come to me, seeking refuge after trying extreme fad diets. The side effects they experienced run the gamut, but they were all negative -- severe GI distress, food preoccupation, unnecessary guilt, dramatic weight loss followed by more weight gain than lost, feelings of failure and more.
Made using real peanuts, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is as crazy as it sounds. It’s the answer of “why not” when someone asks, “why?” With its surprising sweetness, smooth finish, and obvious peanut butter flavor, this American whiskey proudly bucks convention as the black sheep of the whiskey aisle. We sat down with Brittany Yeng, co-founder of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, to find out how her husband’s obsession with peanut butter led to the first-ever peanut butter whiskey, and how it’s turning skeptics into converts and welcoming those who go against the norm.
Nutrition studies are published constantly. Whether you’re a health pro or a health-minded consumer (or both!), sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of nutrition research. One of our industry partners, The Peanut Institute (TPI) just launched a brand-new research data-base to help clear up the confusion when it comes to peanut nutrition research.
According to Mintel data, new peanut product introductions increased five percent from Q4 2017 to Q3 2018. Sixty percent of new peanut product introductions are classified as snacks, and the snack category continues to maintain growth and innovation for peanuts with a 28% increase.
Top growing package claims for new peanut product introductions over this period included ease of use, microwaveable, time/speed and functional-cardiovascular. These claims align with consumer demands for food that's convenient and supports health.
Peanut breeders are thinking small and innovating with peanuts seeds to improve the sustainability of peanut production. Developing new varieties that maximize peanuts’ already sustainable traits can help reduce the environmental impact of peanut farming, make production more cost-effective for farmers, and make peanuts one of the most sustainable crops.
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