Leftovers: Truff brings the heat to Hidden Valley Ranch; Stacy’s Pairs Its Pita Chips With Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints

Leftovers is our look at some of the product ideas that are popping up everywhere. Some are intriguing, some seem incredible, and some are the kind of ideas we never dreamed of. We can’t write about everything we receive, so here are some leftovers from our inboxes.

Truffle spice up Hidden Valley Ranch

Both ranch dressing and hot sauce can go with just about anything. And now they are mixed in one bottle.

Spicy Truffle Ranch – a combination of Hidden Valley Ranch and truffle The Original Black Truffle Hot Sauce is the newest condiment mashup on the internet. This is the first time that either iconic sauce has been mixed with another for a product.

“Hidden Valley Ranch is always looking to provide our fans with new and unexpected ways to experience the flavor of the ranch they love,” said Deb Crandall, Marketing Director of Hidden Valley Ranch, said in a press release. “TRUFFLE is the perfect partner, with their unique and elevated hot sauce unlike any other.

Hidden Valley Ranch is billed as the original ranch dressing, created in the late 1940s as the signature sauce of a California ranch and purchased by Clorox in 1972. For the past 50 years, the dressing has been used for a variety of dips and packaged chicken salads. It’s also often a seasoning, marinade, or cooking ingredient for everything from casserole to eggnog.

Truffle is a premium hot sauce that is a relative newcomer to the condiment category. This launched in 2017 as the logical next step for a pair of young entrepreneurs who had built a large Instagram account with the handle @sauce – by making hot sauce. The spicy truffle sauce, which is a favorite of Oprah Winfreytook off both on store shelves but also in RSQ collaborations. Taco Bell introduced some limited menu items including Truffle last year, and Noodles & Company had a limited number Truff Mac Bowl last November.

Truffle co-founder Nick Ajlouni said in a statement that the company is always open to customer suggestions, and some have been “very vocal” about wanting a truffle ranch.

This mashup is not available in stores – or anywhere yet, for that matter. A limited number of bottles will go on sale online at 11 a.m. on August 30. Consumers interested in trying Spicy Truffle Ranch can join the online waitlist and will then receive an email when the sauce is officially released. goes up for sale.

The flavor of the sauce is described in a release as featuring “the spice of red peppers, umami the depth of black truffles and the tangy smoothness of ranch dressing. Considering ranch dressing is a common dip to tone down the spiciness of buffalo wings, this sauce may not be truffle the spiciest. But given the two brands’ dedicated fans, it’s sure to be hot.

Megane Poinsky

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Do you want to buy Girl Scout Pita Chips?

Along with supporting their local Girl Scouts chapter by ordering boxes of cookies, Thin Mints fans can now also get their fix in a new snack.

Stacy’s Pita Chips has announced a limited edition version of its Girl Scout Thin Mints Inspired Pita Thins Chips cookies, created through a licensing partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA.

Stacy’s, a women-founded brand owned by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America snacks division, also uses the Girl Scout collaboration to spread a message of female empowerment. The brand said it is pledging to donate $50,000 to Girl Scouts of the USA. His Stacy’s Rise Projecta women-founded business investment program, has invested more than $450,000 in grants since its inception in 2017.

“We’re always looking to make everyday moments more meaningful, whether through impactful actions for our community or unexpected and delicious new flavors,” said Rhasheda Boyd, Frito-Lay’s vice president of marketing. partnership that we are delighted to share with our fans.

Stacy’s continues to expand its pita chips, usually paired with savory spreads like hummus, into the dessert realm. The brand has launched other sweet varieties, including Cinnamon sugar and Simply Cocoa.

The Girl Scouts of the USA has licensed their popular cookie flavors to several food products over the years. In 2013, Nestlé launched a range of Coffee-mate creams inspired by Thin Mints and Samoas. General Mills also used both flavors for limited edition cereals in 2016, and Unilever for its Breyer’s ice cream in 2018. Last year, Thin Mints appeared as a flavor for Keebler ice cream cones.

Thin mints are the the most popular flavor of Girl Scout Cookies nationwide, followed by Samoas (also known as Caramel deLites) and Peanut Butter Patties (also known as Tagalongs). The flavor is so popular that Girl Scouts of the United States announced the launch of a new variety this year, Raspberry Rally. The youth organization called it the “sister cookie” of Thin Mints.

Chris Casey

Century Pacific Group, unMeat, plant-based

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Spam, spam, spam, spam. Plant-based spam!

Despite its much maligned reputation, spam remains as popular as ever and now another herbal offering is taking aim at the staple.

Plant protein brand no MEAT now sells in the United States a canned supply it’s no-GMO with 30% fewer calories and 60% less sodium than its meat-based predecessor.

“Canned meat is a popular snack in households around the world, whether you’re an American family that loves classic canned cooked pork or an Asian household that creates musubi with pressed meat”, Gregory BanzonChief Operating Officer of Century Pacific Group, the parent company of no MEATsaid in a statement.

No Meat isn’t the first company to introduce a plant-based copy of pork-based Spam sold by Hormel Foods. Last year, Hong Kong-based OmniFoods introduced OmniPork in the United States, while the South Korean distribution giant Shinsegae recently announced its own offer.

A concoction of pork with ham, salt, water, potato starch, sugar and sodium nitrate, spam sale reached an all-time high for the seventh consecutive year in 2021, according to Hormel. The jump prompted the company to increase its capacity to support future growth.

Spam, the weight of ridicule from British comedy troupe Monty Python, dates back to 1937 at the height of the Great Depression, when it was hailed as canned “miracle meat”.

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Freeda S. Scott