Friday Food News

fat-water-bulletproof-coffeeBULLETPROOF DEBUTS FAT WATER LINE
Via BeverageDaily.com, BevNet.com and Quartz

Really?  Is this truly “wetter water” that boosts energy, enhances brain performance and promotes weight loss? Those are the claims made by creator Dave Asprey. With the help of a $9 million investment from Trinity Ventures, Bulletproof has rolled out a three-SKU line of FATwater beverages. The drinks are a blend of water with particles of oil (medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil) modeled off of the brand’s popular Bulletproof Coffee.

ALTERNATIVE CHIPS SCOOP OUT THEIR OWN NICHE IN SNACK AISLE
Via BakeryAndSnacks.com

Chips made from root vegetables and other plant products are rising in popularity, but the snacks will not threaten the existence of potato and tortilla chips, Plocky’s Fine Snacks CEO Paul Cipolla said. Food industry experts agree that trendy ingredients such as hummus and seaweed will be incorporated into more traditional chips rather than replacing them.

AMAZON TO ENTER DRIVE-THRU GROCERY MARKET
Via The Verge and American City Business Journals/San Jose, Calif.

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a drive-thru grocery concept in California, where customers would be able to place orders online and pick them up at the facility at a chosen time. Sources said an Amazon subsidiary has already acquired a Sunnyvale, Calif., site that would include a 11,600-square-foot warehouse and eight car stalls. “We are seeing the emergence of the next generation of the food distribution system,” Brick Meets Click Chief Architect Bill Bishop said.


WENDY’S ROLLS OUT ANTIBIOTIC-FREE CHICKEN IN TEST MARKETS
Via CNBC and The Wall Street Journal

Wendy’s is beginning a test this week of antibiotic-free chicken in four markets. The current company policy already bans the use of chicken that has antibiotics “medically important to humans for the sole purpose of growth promotion.”

NESTLE IS REFRESHING FROZEN BRANDS
Via FoodBusinessNews.net

Nestle is planning to refresh its frozen brands by focusing on simpler ingredients and global flavors, according to prepared foods division president Jeff Hamilton. In addition to its ongoing efforts to remove artificial flavors and colors from many of its products, the company has added a Fit Kitchen line of healthy entrees geared toward men, a Marketplace line featuring Asian and Mexican flavors and repositioned its Lean Cuisine brand to highlight “new health” rather than weight loss.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TRICKLE DOWN IN EVENTS LIKE THE CHEF SHUFFLE
Via Eater

During the “chef shuffle” hosted earlier this month by Gelinaz!, chefs from all over the world had the chance to cook in another restaurant. While most of the chefs did not have a chance to talk with their counterpart in the swap, the experience provided an opportunity to work with an entirely different crew of line chefs, pastry chefs and servers, offering a learning opportunity for both the guest chef and the restaurant’s staff.

 

Image: Fat Water Courtesy of Bulletproof

 

 

 

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