Tropical Foods provides healthy nuts, snack mixes and snack bars that are ideal for those searching for a quick snack. As we all know, it’s no longer a secret, the world is getting healthier. Statistics show that we are eating healthier now than we did ten years ago. We are all finally starting to listen to the growing concerns of consuming unnatural and over processed foods. We are cringing at the thought of feeding our families genetically modified crops and foods with chemicals in it that we cannot pronounce.
This long overdue health kick is causing us to make our food choices with our wellness in mind. We are reaching for fresh fruits, whole grains, healthy snack bars and fewer ingredients and we are ditching the sugars, the MSGs and sodium. And, our bodies are thanking us. The obvious benefits to eating healthy snack mixes, nuts and snack bars can include increased energy levels, higher metabolism, stronger immune system and a longer lifespan.
When you go on a road trip, it’s inevitable that you will get the munchies along the way at one point or another. Whether you are packing snacks to take with you or you are heading into the gas station, there are always healthy options for you to grab.
There is no reason for you to go in and grab a candy bar and a bottle of soda when there are healthy and tasty options, including snack mixes, raw nuts, dried fruit and energy bars.
One of the best ideas I have seen in a while. Our customer sells the water for $1.09 per glass.
They mix dried fruit, fresh fruit, ice and water to make (what I am told) a very tasty and refreshing drink.
From left to right:
- Dried Mango and Fresh Cantaloupe
- Dried Pineapple and Fresh Oranges
- Dried Kiwi and Fresh Strawberries
On October 9th 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Banana Split® Cake, was created by Ellen Simmons.
3 oz. all-purpose flour
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 oz. (3 sticks) butter, cut into slices
3 oz. powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
BANANA WHIP TOPPING
1 cup Tropical Food’s Banana Split®
4 cups heavy cream
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour and salt together. Butter muffin tins, or spray with non-stick spray. In a double boiler, gently melt chocolate chips and butter together. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together. Allow the chocolate and butter mixture to cool. Add the egg and sugar mixture to it, then whisk in flour. Fill buttered muffin tins with mixture and place into oven. When sides of cake settle (7-10 minutes), remove from oven and leave to cool before removing from tins.
BANANA WHIP TOPPING
Add cream, sugar and vanilla extract into mixer and whip on second speed until fluffy. Fold Tropical Food’s Banana Split® into the whipped cream. Top cakes with banana whip topping once they are completely cooled
On October 9th 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Buffalo Nuts® Wings, was created by Bella Bartha.
¼ cup Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts®, chopped
Oil for frying
5 chicken wings
1 tbsp. butter
1 garlic clove, finely minced
¼ cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. Mirin
3 tbsp. Sriracha
1 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp. and 2 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 cup water
¼ head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Heat oil for frying.* In a medium sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat and sauté the garlic. Add soy sauce, Mirin, 2 tbsp. Sriracha, fish sauce, sweet chili sauce, ginger and 1 tbsp. sesame oil; stir until all ingredients are incorporated. Add Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts® and water. Reduce until the sauce is at desired consistency. While sauce is reducing, fry the chicken wings until crisp and to 165 degrees. Mix together mayonnaise, 2 tsp. sesame oil, and 1 tbsp. Sriracha. Toss wings in Buffalo Nuts® sauce. Place on chopped iceberg lettuce and drizzle with mayonnaise sauce.
*Alternatively, the wings can be baked at 400 degrees until crispy.