Olives. One of the few charcuterie board accoutrements that sings just as deliciously on its own as when it’s paired with meat, cheese, and bread. Or at least that’s the Deli Market News team’s opinion. And with FOODMatch once again expanding its Divina brand, adding new deli innovations to the gourmet olive line, we’re betting that soon even the most hesitant of consumers will be singing a similar tune.
This month, Divina introduced six new deli grab-and-go innovations, infusing a host of new flavors and convenience to its popular line. According to a press release, the small cups contain 4 oz to 8 oz of fresh, antipasti ingredients, including the following:
Marinated Feta & Greek Mix
A classic combination of Greek olives and Feta are the foundation for this tantalizing and protein-packed mix. A perfect on-the-go snack (they are packed without brine or oil), or mix tossed into a cold pasta salad with slices of salami.
Feta, Sundried Tomato & Olive Mix
Simple, social, and shareable—this protein-packed medley (crafted without brine) is a great on-the-go vegetarian snack. Divina also suggests home chefs toss it with couscous and a light lemon vinaigrette.
Hot & Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Cheese
These cheese-stuffed ruby-red peppers will steal the show at consumers' next happy hour or brunch. For a big wow, Divina suggests serving them as a garnish for a Bloody Mary.
Macedonian Peppers Stuffed with Cheese
Macedonian peppers are known for bringing the heat—and crunch—and these don't disappoint. Stuffed with a mild, creamy cheese, the flavor is balanced and bright. This product is extremely snackable and even a great addition to any Bloody Mary.
Gigandes Beans in Vinaigrette
This product contains buttery, creamy, giant white beans marinated in a zesty and lively pepper and herb vinaigrette and makes for a great source of vegetarian protein and fiber.
Mediterranean Marinated Chickpeas
Packed with protein, these chickpeas pay homage to classic spices of the Mediterranean: dill, garlic, cumin, and more. These beans are the perfect addition when tossed with grains, served with grilled meat, or tossed in a chopped salad with tomato, cucumber, and Feta crumbles.
Already a favorite at the foodservice level, the line’s latest additions will also only continue to add restaurant-level value to any home chef consumers. The products are available in Whole Foods and regular grocery stores nationwide.
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