keyboard_arrow_upGreen banana flour for a healthy lifestyle
keyboard_arrow_downGreen banana flour for a healthy lifestyle

Green Banana Flour is gluten- and wheat-free, and possesses a variety of properties that assist in promoting a healthy lifestyle by incorporating this into a nutritious diet.

keyboard_arrow_upFry’s enters clean label sector with Crafted range
keyboard_arrow_downFry’s enters clean label sector with Crafted range

South Africa’s leading creator of plant-based meat alternatives, The Fry Family Food Co. has launched a new clean label range, Crafted, made from 100 per cent natural ingredients and fresh herbs and spices. The range includes four meat-free food products that are an ideal, everyday meal or snack option for flexitarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike.

keyboard_arrow_upProbiotics and bran flake combined is an international first for nutrition
keyboard_arrow_downProbiotics and bran flake combined is an international first for nutrition

Futurelife Smart Fibre 2in1 is the world’s first high protein bran flake to combine cereal and live probiotics.

keyboard_arrow_upRange of Woolworths juices cold off the press
keyboard_arrow_downRange of Woolworths juices cold off the press

Whether you’re on a ‘juice cleanse’ or just really into the trend, Woolworths’ new range of high pressure processed (HPP) cold-pressed juices and smoothies makes it easy to get your fresh fix every day.

keyboard_arrow_upThe next best thing since sliced bread
keyboard_arrow_downThe next best thing since sliced bread

Futurelife recently announced a new entrant into the everyday premium and everyday plus bread segments, with the launch of Futurelife Smart Bread. This range has now also entered the 2016 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upCauliflower rice all the rage
keyboard_arrow_downCauliflower rice all the rage

Woolworths has launched an innovative product for the carb-conscious consumer.

keyboard_arrow_upSlow cooking at Woolworths
keyboard_arrow_downSlow cooking at Woolworths

Another range of products competing in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition is Woolworths’ Italian-inspired ready-to-cook ETC Slow Cooked meals.

keyboard_arrow_upMaiden release cheddar
keyboard_arrow_downMaiden release cheddar

Waterkloof Estate has extended its award-winning Healey’s Slow Matured Cheddar family with the release of its long-awaited cheddar.

keyboard_arrow_upParty time made easy with Woolworths
keyboard_arrow_downParty time made easy with Woolworths

Seasonal Entertaining: Cheese is a range of party cheese solutions from Woolworths. Convenient Canape kits are included in the collection and consist of individually packed multi-seed biscuits, four-month matured white cheddar cheese and caramelised onion marmalade.

keyboard_arrow_upNew and improved vegan foods
keyboard_arrow_downNew and improved vegan foods

A year ago Fry’s Family Foods, a market leader in vegan foods, launched its Authentically Durban range, a new vegan foodie experience created exclusively in association with Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s first MasterChef.

keyboard_arrow_upSmartBars, new Zero smart food
keyboard_arrow_downSmartBars, new Zero smart food

Futurelife introduces its new crunchy, high energy SmartBars in three flavours and its Futurelife Zero, a low GI, high protein meal with no added sugar.

keyboard_arrow_up2014 New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_down2014 New Product Competition

Entries are now open for the 2014 Food Review New Product Competition (NPC). Entry forms are now available here.

keyboard_arrow_upNew Product Competition 2012/2013 concludes
keyboard_arrow_downNew Product Competition 2012/2013 concludes

At the New Product Competition awards evening held at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza in Johannesburg, JC Le Roux Le Domaine Non Alcoholic took the top prize as overall winner for 2013. Its team wins the opportunity to attend SIAL 2014, one of the world’s most prominent food and beverage trade shows, taking place from 19 to 23 October in Paris, France.

keyboard_arrow_upA slice of the new product pie
keyboard_arrow_downA slice of the new product pie

On Friday 2 August the Food Review team gathered at the South African Chefs Association (SACA) at UJ’s Bunting Campus to welcome the panel for the New Product Competition judging day. The competition is sponsored by Symrise, global supplier of functional ingredients (among other products), in association with SACA which prepared the various products for serving. 

keyboard_arrow_upItalian made easy
keyboard_arrow_downItalian made easy

Imagine cooking a gastronomic-inspired Italian meal in the time it usually takes to boil an egg? Leading local Pasta manufacturer, FG La Pasta introduces its new ‘heat-and-eat pasta’, Izi’talian, to this year’s New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upBest of both in one oil
keyboard_arrow_downBest of both in one oil

Entry in this year’s New Product Competition, Southern Oil’s Extra Virgin Olive and Canola Oil is a blend that features the health benefits of canola oil, as well as the subtle taste of extra virgin olive oil. Low in saturated fats, high in omega 3, and containing omega 6, the oil’s endorsed by both CANSA and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

keyboard_arrow_upDairy farm enters top two cheeses
keyboard_arrow_downDairy farm enters top two cheeses

Private dairy farm La Mont produces Royal Ashton cheese and La Mont Halloumi. The first is a Maasdam-type cheese with a sweet, nutty flavour; while the halloumi is a semi-hard cheese available plain or infused with mint. Both are free from preservatives and made from cow’s milk.

keyboard_arrow_upTriple-threat from leading dairy company
keyboard_arrow_downTriple-threat from leading dairy company

Fair Cape Dairies entered three products: Barney Milkshake, a healthy milk for kids, with no additives; custard yoghurt, available in a six-pack; and Grape Mist Juice into the Symrise | SA FOOD REVIEW New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upA sweet and sticky entry
keyboard_arrow_downA sweet and sticky entry

Sweet Temptations, well-known for its handmade soft toffees in wrappings, recently launched a decadent toffee spread – a first for South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upStreamdrinks competes for New Product Competition win
keyboard_arrow_downStreamdrinks competes for New Product Competition win

NPC 2010 winners, Streamdrinks has entered its entire range of healthy mineral-water based beverages, which are all a unique blend of natural plant extracts, nutrients and vitamins.

keyboard_arrow_upFresh apple juice bids for New Product Competition win
keyboard_arrow_downFresh apple juice bids for New Product Competition win

Sir Juice is that deliciously indulgent fruit juice you can find at many of South Africa’s favourite restaurants, hotels and coffee shops. Chances are you’ve already tasted, and enjoyed, a glass of Sir Juice without even knowing it. The company has been around for over 20 years and is now independently owned.

keyboard_arrow_upA first for the SA yoghurt industry
keyboard_arrow_downA first for the SA yoghurt industry

Parmalat entered their Presto White Chocolate Flavoured Yoghurt in this year’s New Product Competition. The yoghurt is the first on the market in this flavour, and also low-fat and Halaal. 

keyboard_arrow_upRhodes enters third product into New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_downRhodes enters third product into New Product Competition

Rhodes Very Cherry is a canned fruit cocktail mix made from choice grade diced peaches and pears, with a generous scoop of red cherries. It comes in cherry-flavoured syrup, which contains less sugar than other syrups, and is preservative free. It is ideal as an addition to desserts, cakes, trifles, and sweet treats. The product also comes with an ‘easy-open’ lid.

keyboard_arrow_upRed Fig Jam from Rhodes in the New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_downRed Fig Jam from Rhodes in the New Product Competition

A first for South Africa, Rhodes recently launched Red Fig Jam, available in a 450g can with an ‘easy-open’ pull tab. All jam cans from Rhodes now have a protective inner coating and can be kept open in the fridge.

keyboard_arrow_upRhodes enters baked beans into New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_downRhodes enters baked beans into New Product Competition

Rhodes has given baked beans in a can a twist by adding a braai sauce – a spicy mix of onions and green peppers. The product is ready to decant and eat as a salad. Rhodes Baked Beans in Braai Sauce is available in a 400g can with an ‘easy-open’ lid.

keyboard_arrow_upGourmet Africa enters range into New Product Competition
keyboard_arrow_downGourmet Africa enters range into New Product Competition

Gourmet Africa, a registered trade mark of Burchells Foods, recently launched a comprehensive range of authentic traditional African dishes, featuring sauces, soups, and spice pastes, among others.

keyboard_arrow_upLatest entry into New Product Competition is Ella’s Kitchen
keyboard_arrow_downLatest entry into New Product Competition is Ella’s Kitchen

Ella’s Kitchen, a range of 100 per cent organic baby food, recently entered the New Product Competition.  The products include breakfasts and meals – in bright, colourful, and squeezy packs’, handy to use at home, and ideal for out and about – for babies from six months. The smoothies are fruit snacks that fit into lunchboxes, and come in four different flavours.

keyboard_arrow_upClover enters New Product Competition with cheese slices
keyboard_arrow_downClover enters New Product Competition with cheese slices

Another entry into the 2013 New Product Competition is a Clover product: Individually Wrapped Cheese Slices. Senior brand manager Sherian King comments: ‘Consumer trends show that today people place a high value on convenience, and our new slices offer exactly that. There is no need for cutting, giving consumers the convenience they need and value for money.’ 

keyboard_arrow_upAre you the next leader in innovation?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you the next leader in innovation?

The 2013 Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition is well underway with entries coming in fast. Innovation drives the food industry now more than ever – it drives company growth and longevity by mirroring market trends, providing added value and boosting consumption. If you believe your product is ground-breaking, then you can’t afford not to parade it among its peers in the upcoming Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition (NPC). And luckily, there’s still time to enter as the deadline has been extended until 17 May 2013.

keyboard_arrow_upPopular crystal salt flakes used worldwide
keyboard_arrow_downPopular crystal salt flakes used worldwide

Falksalt is an exclusive crystal flake salt from Sweden, and has produced and traded salt for more than 180 years. It is a popular choice among many gourmet chefs around the world.