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Favorite Fall Activities

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It’s easy to see why Fall is many peoples favorite season. The cooler weather, the football games, and the beautiful foliage beckon you outdoors. You might find yourself more active than ever! We are always looking for the perfect snack for these activities and Grabeez® is an all-star option. Grabeez® is a re-sealable cup that is offered in twelve varieties of nuts, snack mixes and candies. Designed to provide healthier snacking options in on-the-go portable packaging, Grabeez® is the perfect choice to bring along on your adventures this Fall. We’ve listed some of our favorite fall activities and hot spots, along with a recommended Grabeez flavor. Each activity is based in one of Tropical Foods’ six locations:

  • Atlanta, GA
    Atlanta has some beautiful parks downtown, such as Piedmont Park, that are perfect spots to enjoy the fall beauty. If you’re looking to get out of the city for the day, head out about an hour north of Atlanta to the small town of Ellijay, on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Ellijay is known as the  “Apple Capitol of Georgia,” and there are plenty of apple orchards to choose from. RECOMMENDED GRABEEZ®: Banana Split
  • Charlotte, NC
    In addition to being the home of the Tropical Foods headquarters, Charlotte also houses the U.S. National Whitewater Center. One of the most unique outdoor facilities, the USNWC’s 500+ acres offer a wide variety of outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels. Although whitewater rafting is closed after the summer, you can still enjoy flatwater kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes courses, a canopy tour, and mountain biking on the 25+ mile trail system. For those less adventurous, enjoy the views from the on-site restaurant and bar. You can even pick up Grabeez in the gift shop. RECOMMENDED GRABEEZ®: Diet Delight

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Coffee’s Best Friend Recipe

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RECIPE NAME
Coffee’s Best Friend

CHEF
Johnson & Wales Freshman Bridget McQuaige

PREPARATION TIME
10 minutes

COOKING TIME
40 minutes

SERVING SIZE
16 muffins
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The Packaging Makes the Difference

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There are a lot of different things that contribute to peoples’ snack choices. Even before taste, packaging is often one of the biggest deciding factors when purchasing snacks. Good packaging is eye-catching and displays what the product inside looks like. Packaging should be convenient and work with the customer’s busy lifestyle. Tropical Foods packaging is designed so that customers can clearly see what the snack looks like and entices people to taste. Packaging is created with ease in mind and each option is specially designed to that target customer. Some of our most popular packaging includes:

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Grabeez®
Grabeez® is a re-sealable cup that is offered in twelve varieties of nuts, snack mixes and candies. Designed to provide healthier snacking options in on-the-go portable packaging, Grabeez® is a popular choice for school lunches, afternoon snacks, and weekend trips. Grabeez® offers a complete line of grab-and-go products with bold flavors such as Buffalo Nuts®, Mexicali Fire™, and Wasabi Explosion. The snack cups also feature popular selections such as snack mixes Diet Delight®, Fantastix, Sunburst™, Banana Split and candies Mini Yogurt Pretzels, Mini Chocolate Pretzels, Sour Neon Worms and Fruit Slices, and Gummy Bears.

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Mofongo Con Camarones Recipe

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RECIPE NAME

Mofongo con Camarones

CHEF
Johnson & Wales Freshman Andrea Defillo

PREPARATION TIME
30 minutes

COOKING TIME
20 minutes

SERVING SIZE
4

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Snacking Healthier : The Rise of the Natural Snack Options

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The natural food revolution of the past few decades has changed a lot about what we eat, where we buy and how we think about our food.  In case you weren’t sure what constitutes a natural food, they are free of preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, and chemicals. Consumers are seeking out healthier snack foods and it’s imperative that you offer more of what the market wants. Stores are seeing growth by replacing the traditional chocolate snacks by the register with healthier nuts and snack mixes. Retailers are also seeing the creation of healthy snack displays within the produce section and other fresh food items. Customers are seeking healthy items in the outside aisles of the grocery store versus being lost in the snack aisle. Consider these retail tips when displaying Tropical’s all-natural snack mixes in your store.

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