Best Selling Bar Snack Mixes

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Interested in what snacks sell best at bars and breweries? Here’s our list of our best selling snack mixes. As expected, salty always pairs well with beer.


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Pecan Tree Facts

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


The United States produces 80% of the world’s pecans.

Because of this, it’s widely considered one of the most valuable nuts in North America since it grows here naturally and worldwide demand has been growing in recent years.

Some interesting facts about pecans:

  • It takes 12 years for a pecan tree to mature. When grown in ideal conditions, it can live and stay productive for over 200 years.
  • Pecan wood is often utilized for the manufacturing of furniture, paneling and flooring.
  • The city of Albany, Georgia boasts of having more than 600,000 pecan trees, earning it the title of “Pecan Capital of the U.S.”
  • Pecans are related to walnuts but are much sweeter in flavor. Because of their oily composition though, pecans can become rancid very quickly in warm temperatures and high humidity. Shelled pecans are best kept inside a glass container in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.
  • The fats found in pecans are classified as monounsaturated and are recommended for the maintenance of a healthy heart. The nuts are also rich in Vitamin E and the mineral zinc. Pecans actually provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for zinc and one ounce of pecans provides 10% of the recommended daily fiber intake.
  • Pecans are so popular in Texas that the pecan tree was declared its state tree in 1919. Butter pecan, a popular ice cream flavor, is a Texas invention.
  • Pecan trees usually range in height from 70 to 100 feet, but some trees grow as tall as 150 feet or higher. Native pecan trees – those over 150 years old – have trunks more than three feet in diameter.
  • Before a shelled pecan is ready to be sold, it must first be cleaned, sized, sterilized, cracked and finally, shelled.
  • The name “pecan” is a Native American word that was used to describe nuts requiring a stone to crack.
  • About 78 pecans are used in the average pecan pie.

Request A Catalog to see a full listing of all of our pecan offerings,



New Snacks Spotlight

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


We’ve added some new products to our offerings! With a focus on healthy and grab & go snacks, these two featured new items are much in-demand.

Pressed by Kind™ bars
Pressed by Kind™ bars are full of the simplest ingredients with only fruit & chia or only fruit & veggies pressed into each bar. They have no sugar added and 2 servings of fruit. They’re also a good source of fiber and a quick, convenient way to add fruit to your daily routine.

Available in:
Pineapple, Coconut, Chia – 12/1.2oz
Pineapple, Banana, Kale, Spinach – 12/1.2oz
Mango, Apple, Chia – 12/1.2oz
Cherry, Apple, Chia – 12/1.2oz
Apricot, Pear, Carrot, Beet – 12/1.2oz

CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bars
The athletes and foodies in the Clif kitchen have crafted a whole new kind of energy bar. CLIF Nut Butter Filled Energy Bar brings together two great energy foods – a delicious, creamy nut butter inside an organic energy bar – to deliver sustained energy.

Available in:
Chocolate Peanut Nut Butter Filled – 12/1.76oz
Peanut Butter Nut Butter Filled – 12/1.76oz
Coconut Almond Nut Butter Filled – 12/1.76oz

Download the full new product flyer

Contact your sales rep to purchase these new products


Best-Selling Snack Bags

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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Tropical Foods snack bags are one of our most popular items that are a perfect fit for many of our industry partners. They are available in a large variety of snack mixes, nuts, and candy. The smaller packaging is perfect for an afternoon snack and easy to throw in your purse or briefcase. Tropical’s current top 10 selling snack bags are:

  1. Hi Energy™, 12/3.5 oz bags
  2. Almonds, Whole Raw, 12/3.0 oz bags
  3. Cashews, Whole Roasted Salted, 12/2.5 oz bags
  4. Pistachios, Natural 12/2.5 oz bags
  5. Deluxe Mixed Nuts, Roasted Salted, 12/3 oz bags
  6. Mixed Nuts w/Peanuts Roasted Salted, 12/3 oz bags
  7. California Mix™, 12/3.5 oz bags
  8. Sunburst™, 12/3.5 oz bags
  9. Chocolate Peanuts, 12/4 oz bags
  10. Gummy Bears, 12/4 oz bags
  11. Diet Delight®, 12/3.5 oz bags
  12. Berry Good™, 12/3 oz bags
  13. Yogurt Pretzels, 12/2.5 oz bags

The Raw Food Movement

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016



The raw food movement has gained momentum over the past few years as consumers are seeking out pure, fresh foods that promote a healthier lifestyle. With health issues plaguing our country, many people have transformed their lives by adopting a raw food lifestyle.

Consumers are less inclined to view raw as associated with a brand but more about the ultimate freshness of the food.  Raw and living foods include all types of unprocessed, uncooked and usually organic foods such as raw vegetables and fruits, sprouted seeds, nuts, legumes and grains, and sometimes fish, eggs, meat, and raw dairy products. It’s believed that certain enzymes are present in the raw and uncooked foods that help in the digestion process, and that cooking destroys these enzymes. On trend with other dietary needs, many raw foods also tend to be vegan and gluten-free with minimal added sugars, fats and salt. (more…)