by: Niki Mosier, Grocery Buyer
One evening in mid January, I was joined by three of our merchandisers to tackle the task of resetting the refrigerated and freezer sections of the Co-op. I have been very pleased with the response since the reset, which opened more space in both sections allowing me to fulfill more of those product requests and bring in what you have been asking for. There are some new frozen products that I am really excited about. Sunshine Burgers are made in Wisconsin; they are a delicious gluten-free, dairy-free and wheat-free meat substitute. Made from sunflower seeds, brown rice and beans, these heat and serve patties are a great source of protein. My favorite is the breakfast patty on a toasted bagel with egg and cheese. Sticking with the breakfast theme, we also have added Amy’s brand breakfast burritos and tofu scramble burritos. Lastly, I would highly recommend Quorn Naked Cutlets which are meat and soy-free. They are a great source of protein. Heat one up with some olive oil and Italian seasoning to make a great addition to any pasta dish. In the refrigerated section I am really excited about Organic Valley’s new pourable yogurts! They are available in vanilla, plain and berry flavors. These pourable yogurts (similar to kefir) are full of live cultures and are made from the same organic milk as all of the other Organic Valley dairy products. These yogurts are great on cereal or granola, or just to drink. We’re also glad to now offer Tofurky oven-roasted non-meat slices. So, come on in and check out these new things and all of our great products. Hope to see you in the Co-op soon.