Recipe samples, Sunkist winter citrus at PMA Fresh Summit - The Packer

Recipe samples, Sunkist winter citrus at PMA Fresh Summit

10/01/2013 11:31:00 AM
Mike Hornick

Sunkist grapefruit cocktailCourtesy Sunkist GrowersSunkist Growers' grapefruit honey ginger fizz cocktail will be on offer during happy hour at PMA Fresh Summit.Sunkist Growers plans to offer recipe samples at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit as its fall and winter citrus offerings begin.

PMA Fresh Summit is Oct. 18-20 in New Orleans.

Fruit available from Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based Sunkist Growers is expected to include:

  • navel oranges from November to May;
  • cara cara navels from December to May;
  • moro oranges, also known as blood oranges, from December to mid-April; plus
  • year-round grapefruit and lemons.

Sunkist’s high-graphic lemon pouch bags will be on display at the PMA Fresh Summit new product showcase.

For trade show attendees, chef Jill Davie plans to serve two Sunkist recipes: orange chipotle pulled pork sandwiches and a bacon egg lemonaise sandwich.

Daily at the show’s afternoon happy hour, Sunkist will serve its grapefruit honey ginger fizz cocktail. The company has a grapefruit marketing campaign dubbed “Not Your Mother’s Grapefruit.”

The show lets trading partners see Sunkist’s offerings for the season, advertising and public relations manager Joan Wickham said in a news release.

For navels, Sunkist again offers holiday and Lunar New Year-themed 10-pound cartons. In Canada, Sunkist continues its retail hockey promotion. The grower-shipper partners with the Okanagan Hockey School with a consumer contest that gives children a chance to attend the school in Penticton, British Columbia. Sunkist will offer 10-pound cartons, Giro bags and 4-pound net bags touting the program.

Lil Snappers, smaller-sized fruits for children packed in 3-pound resealable pouches, a line done in collaboration with Stemilt Growers, also returns to the show.

Sunkist’s more than 35 citrus varieties include organic offerings.

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