Tops Friendly Markets has added a selection of imported Italian delicacies from Italian Foods Corporation.
The products include La Piana® brand shelf-stable stuffed pastas, pesto and grilled vegetables through Haddon House Food Products, according to Francesca Lapiana-Krause, general manager. Tops, with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont, has added the 8-ounce packages of Italian Foods’ stuffed pastas in three flavors including Mezzaluna with Basil Pesto, Tortellini with Cheese, and Ravioli with Squash. The pastas are shelf stable for 15 months and have a suggested retail price of $4.99. They also are available in 1-pound boxes with a suggested retail price of $6.19 to $7.19.
Tops also is carrying 6.3 ounce jars of the La Piana Basil Pesto and La Piana Sundried Tomato Pesto, with SRPs of $7.69 and the La Piana line of grilled Italian vegetables, which includes artichokes, sundried tomatoes, and cipolline onions, Lapiana-Krause said. The grilled vegetables are available in 10-ounce jars with a suggested retail price of $8.69 to $10.99.
Italian Foods Corporation introduced white balsamic pearls at the 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show, making it easy to bring the fun–and gourmet flair–of molecular gastronomy to American tables. The new Romantica® white balsamic pearls are translucent, jelly-like spheres of white balsamic vinegar. The white pearls were added because of the interest in the black balsamic pearls Italian Foods Corporation began importing last year.
Balsamic vinegar pearls deliver small bursts of sweet-tart vinegar flavor and add visual interest to dishes ranging from cocktails to dessert. They pair especially well with salads, fish and meat courses, fruit desserts, or can serve as a pretty garnish.
A new display shipper now is available for Italian Foods Corporation’s best-selling La Piana shelf stable stuffed pastas. The shipper holds 48 of the 8-ounce packages and may be used as an end cap or stand alone display. It contains four flavors including Mezzaluna with Gorgonzola, Tortellini with Cheese, Mezzaluna with Basil Pesto, and Ravioli with Squash.
All of the stuffed pastas are imported from the Lombardy region and are shelf stable for 15 months. The pastas have been repackaged into a recyclable plastic bag featuring a matte finish and elegant design of soft grey and yellow with a clear window allowing consumers to view the pasta.
Italian Foods Corporation has introduced La Piana Romantica Rosé Condiment, a blush vinegar produced in the area surrounding Modena, Italy. Reflecting the character of the balsamic vinegar flavors for which the Modena region is known, the new Rosé Condiment has a lightly sweet note and a hint of tartness.
With a rosy color and sleek packaging, the new Rosé Condiment makes an attractive presentation at the table for a gift. It enhances a variety of dishes, and may be splashed directly on fruit or greens, blended into a vinaigrette, or used to boost the flavor of fruit based sauces and salsas for fish, chicken or pork.
Whole Foods Northeast region now is carrying three Italian Foods Corporation’s La Piana® stuffed pastas in the new 8-ounce size. Whole Foods has added Tortellini with Cheese, Mezzaluna with Basil Pesto, and Ravioli with Squash. All of the stuffed pastas are imported from the Lombardy region and are shelf stable for 15 months.
“The stuffed pastas are one of our best sellers,” Lapiana-Krause said. “The new 8-ounce package is appealing to consumers who want to cook up just the right amount with no leftovers.”