For folks looking to snack on a “Green Date,” the Rietberg, Germany-headquartered Frostkrone Food Group has just the thing.
“All of us are a little bit in love with Green Date,” said CEO Frédéric Dervieux. “We wanted to create a completely new selection of finger food and snacks for our customers. Something where the feeling of nature chimes together perfectly with snack appeal – products that the consumer looks at and then wants to take a bite of immediately.”
Vegan-, Vegetarian- and Flexitarian-friendly
The recently launched snack assortment is for consumers who wish to go meatless without following the strictures of a monotonous diet. All Green Date products are gluten-free, lactose-free and devoid of preservatives and flavor enhancers. They are not pre-fried, either.
The idea behind the concept called for ingredients that can not only be seen and tasted, but are as natural as they are flavorful. The selection of different types of carefully prepared vegetables and tubers ranges from peas, carrots, bell peppers and courgettes to sweet potatoes and kale.
Six different snack types have been developed and are available in a variety of formats including mini cakes, croquettes, balls and burgers. A choice of coated or naked versions are offered, as described below:
Curry Kiss. A fruity, Indian-style treat made of nutritious edamame beans in a paste of mango and tiger nuts combined with apples, carrots, coconut flakes and onions. Available with a crunchy coating of coriander, black onion seeds and rice flakes, the product is distributed as a burger and mini cake.
Beet Affair. This temptation, served up in burger and ball formats, features a paste of aromatic horseradish and tiger nuts in harmony with beetroot, carrot and apple coated with black pepper, parsley and chives.
Kale Crush. The hardy cabbage offering scores points as a double act with sweet potatoes and a spicy tiger nut paste. Presented in mini cake and burger form, the product is promoted as “crunchily delicious with an extra nutty aroma and a coating enhanced by poppy seeds.”
Smoky Touch – Whether it’s sizzling in a hot frying pan or baking to a golden brown in the oven, this burger delivers the full taste of kidney beans, onions, sweet corn and red pepper.
The variation on offer provides a kick courtesy of red chilli flakes in a crispy coating.
Garden Quickie – Available as balls and burgers, the recipe boasts crunchy carrots, broccoli, spinach and peas accentuated with the kick of an aromatic paste of herbs and tiger nuts. The coating consists of parsley, chives and linseeds.
Sunset Flirt – A crunchy coating powered by an herb mix of thyme, basil and onion conceals a composition of carrot, bell peppers and mushrooms in a peppers and tiger nut paste. It is available as croquettes and burgers.
Tiger nut is a common denominator in most of Frostkrone’s latest offerings. The nutritious ingredient is loaded with fiber, protein, iron, potassium, vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids.
Although it’s called “tiger nut” and tastes very similar to hazelnuts or almonds, this tiger is actually a tuber that is free of allergens, gluten and lactose.