Ready-to-Serve Fruit Solutions Save Time and Labor Costs Behind the Bar and in the Kitchen
July 22, 2019 – Salem, Ore. – Oregon Fruit Products has added new flavors to its Fruit In Hand foodservice line and will showcase them at the Produce Marketing Association Show in Monterey, Calif., July 26-27, 2019 at booth #204. On deck for sampling are dishes and drinks that highlight the wide array of Oregon Fruit foodservice offerings, from popular American fruits to super fruits to exotic tropicals.
Fruit In Hand Velvet
Consisting of real fruit blended to a perfectly smooth consistency, the new Fruit In Hand Harvest Apple Velvet, Tropical Velvet, Cranberry Velvet, and Pomegranate Velvet are ready to mix into beverages, swirl into sauces or dressings, or straight from the bottle as a topping. At the PMA show, the Oregon Fruit team will be sampling a Blackberry Lavender Lemonade, Pomegranate Sparkler, Cranberry Orange Sunrise, and Tropical Coconut Cooler using the Fruit In Hand Velvets as mocktail mixers.
“We’re seeing a lot of interest from operators who want to tap into the trend of serving lower-ABV drinks and mocktails with fruit as the primary flavor profile,” says Becky Westby, director of foodservice and ingredient sales at Oregon Fruit. “High-antioxidant fruits like pomegranate and cranberry are particularly of interest, as more consumers look to get the most nutritional impact from their food and beverages. It would take a significant amount of time and effort for foodservice and bar staff to prep this kind of puree and achieve a level of consistency from drink to drink, so Fruit In Hand saves them valuable time and labor costs.”
Fruit In Hand Compote
Launched in 2018, Oregon Fruit compotes are thick and delicious fruit toppings with large pieces of fruit, ideal for layering or topping a variety of breakfast and dessert dishes or elevating savory proteins. The company has released Cherry, Strawberry, and Blueberry flavors in 2019, joining current offerings of Tropical, Peach, and Mixed Berry.
PMA attendees will have the opportunity to sample a multitude of Fruit In Hand compotes and velvets at the company’s “Decadence Dessert bar”, featuring:
- Mini Waffles with Cheesecake and Compotes
- Cherry Mudslides
- Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
- Tequila Key Lime Pie Shooters
- Panna Cotta with Pomegranate and Pistachios
- Cherry Mudslides
- Shortbread tarts with Blackberry Lime Pastry Cream
About Fruit In Hand Compotes
Fruit In Hand Compotes are made by hand-selecting fresh fruit picked at the peak of ripeness. They are processed to maintain the vivid flavor and color of the fruit and lightly sweetened with cane sugar to enhance the fruits’ natural sugars. The compotes contain no artificial flavors or colors, and no high fructose corn syrup. They are certified Kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free and non-GMO. One-gallon pails ship frozen and have a 10-day shelf life under refrigeration after thawing.
About Fruit In Hand Velvets
Fruit In Hand Velvet is made by pureeing fresh fruit picked at the peak of ripeness. It is manufactured using a cold process to maintain the vivid flavor and color of the fruit and lightly sweetened with cane sugar to enhance the fruits’ natural sugars. It contains no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup and has less sugar per serving than fruit syrup or jam. It is certified Kosher, gluten-free and is non-GMO. Fruit In Hand Velvet ships frozen in 35 fl. oz. bottles, defrosts within hours under refrigeration, and stays fresh for up to two weeks.
Oregon Fruit Products LLC
Founded in 1935, Oregon Fruit Products offers a complete line of canned, frozen and shelf-stable premium fruit for consumers, foodservice operators and ingredient sales. The company is located in Salem, Oregon and can be found on the web at www.oregonfruit.com.