Industry News | April 15, 2013

Mediterranean Snacks Unveils Mini Meal Line at NRA Show

Mediterranean Snacks, manufacturer of nutritious legume-based snacks like Baked Lentil Chips, Lentil Crackers, and HummuZ crispz, announces that they will be introducing a convenient new Gluten-Free certified, innovative mini meal product line, tapaz2go, combining their protein-rich Lentil Crackers with hummus, at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, Illinois, May 18-21 at booth number 9338. 

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, an option like tapaz2go, with 7 grams of protein 250 calories or less, will be an ideal choice for consumers looking for nutritious, calorically smart options when desiring a substantial on-the-go snack.
 
“We are very excited about our tapaz2go innovation,” says 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 demand for a nutritious, protein-rich mini meal. We are confident this 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 3.6 oz. at a suggested retail price of $2.99 - $3.49, with 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 for active consumers as between meal snacking. 
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