This week in Food News!
From Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte to pumpkin cookies, fall means it’s time for the pumpkin craze to begin. A new
infographic from Nielsen is showing us just how popular it is! The most popular pumpkin products include pie filling, cream, coffee, baking mixes, baked bread, pumpkin flavored dog food (yes dog food!) yogurt, ice cream, fresh desserts and milk. Nielsen reports that
pumpkin products accounted for $361 million in sales in the last year alone, having grown 79 percent since 2011. Interestingly, however, actual fresh pumpkin sales have been declining over the past few years. http://newhope360.com/flavorings/let-pumpkin-flavored-craze-begin
Move Over Coffee, It’s Time for Caffeinated Peanut Butter!
A company in Massachusetts has decided it’s time peanut butter had an extra buzz. The company, Steem has created a peanut butter that will give you the equivalent of two cups of coffee in two tablespoons, using only a handful of ingredients. Steem is hoping that you'll replace that second cup of coffee with just a few scoops of its peanut butter. Ingredients include peanut oil, salt, peanuts, and agave nectar, with a green-coffee extract mixed in for the caffeine. And not surprisingly, it’s not recommended for children! http://www.today.com/food/buzz-caffeine-peanut-butter-could-it-replace-your-morning-coffee-t47246