(February 19, 2013 – Boonton, NJ): Mediterranean Snacks®, manufacturer of nutritious legume-based snacks including Baked Lentil Chips®, Lentil Crackers, and HummuZ crispz™, will be highlighting a new Gluten-Free certified, innovative mini meal product line, tapaz2go™, combining their protein-rich Lentil Crackers with hummus, along with single serve packages of other nutritious snacks at the International Restaurant and Food Service Show in New York City March 3-5 at booth number FTE2341C.
The new tapaz2go product will expand the brand further into gluten-free nutritious snacking, comprised of a single serve pouch of protein-rich Mediterranean Snacks Lentil Crackers along with a container of wholesome hummus in one convenient, portable package. As consumers increasingly believe that eating smaller meals more frequently is healthier <#_ftn1> , an option like tapaz2go, with 7+ grams of protein and fewer than 260 calories, will be an ideal choice for consumers looking for nutritious, calorically smart options when searching for a substantial on-the-go snack.
“We are very excited about our tapaz2go innovation,” said Vincent P. James, founder and CEO of The Mediterranean Snack Food Company. “There is significant research showing that protein in snacking is becoming more desirable, and tapaz2go provides a snack alternative that satisfies both the appetite and the desire for a nutritious, protein-rich mini meal. We are confident this new product line, which leverages culinary trends of legumes, tapas and hummus, will be very well-received by a wide range of consumers.”
Mediterranean Snacks tapaz2go will each include Lentil Crackers Sea Salt combined with one variety of hummus - Classic, Roasted Garlic or Red Pepper. The individual package size is 3.6oz at a suggested retail price of $2.99 and shelf life of 300 days. These new packages also provide an innovative solution for retailers that have difficulty managing perishable items, as they can be stored chilled or shelf stable at room temperature. Mediterranean Snacks tapaz2go are an ideal option for grocery and convenience stores, or delis as a grab and go choice; the no mess, no fuss built-in serving tray makes this perfect between-meal snacking for active consumers.
Mediterranean Snacks also offers a full line of single serve portion controlled packages for convenient, quick healthy snacking, many non-GMO project verified. These include:
- 0.75oz pouches of protein-rich gluten-free Lentil Crackers
- 1oz bags of fiber-rich gluten-free Baked Lentil Chips
- 1oz bags of gluten-free garbanzo-based HummuZ crispz
- 1oz bags of Veggie Medley Chips and Straws
- 1oz bags of Multi-Grain Chips.
- These portion-controlled packages are available for a suggested retail price of $.99-$1.09.
For more information about Mediterranean Snacks, visit http://www.mediterraneansnackfoods.com.