Here are some action photos:
Here are some action photos:
What do bakers want: Formulas and new Ideas!
We met hundreds of bakers from North America and abroad! Let us watch as these concept start to appear all over the world!
Viva IBIE. See you in four years!
Mission accomplished! The excitement continues and wait until you see the stream of new blueberry-containing products coming out of Colombia!
View the entire spot on the US Embassy Facebook page.
ဘာေတြခ်က္ျပဳတ္ေနပါလိမ့္။ စားဖိုမွူးအေက်ာ္အေမာ္ Syi Lwin နဲ႔ အေမရိကန္သံ႐ုံး စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးဌာန အရာရွိတို႔ရဲ့ လုံးဝအေမရိကန္စတိုင္လ္ ဘလူးဘယ္ရီဌာပနာမုန႔္လုပ္တဲ့ “Syi Lwin and Embassy Food” အစားအေသာက္ ခ်က္ျပဳတ္တဲ့အစီအစဥ္ကို ၾကည့္ရွုအားေပးပါဦး။ စားေကာင္းမယ့္ပုံပဲေနာ္… အစားအေသာက္နဲ႔ ရိုးရာအစဥ္အလာလိုဟာမ်ိဳးေတြ မၽွေဝတာေလာက္ဘယ္အရာမွ လူေတြကိုမနီးစပ္နိုင္ ေစပါဘူးေနာ္။What’s cooking? Watch “Syi Lwin and Embassy Food” cooking segment with celebrity Chef Syi Lwin and the U.S. Embassy’s Agricultural Affairs Officer baking an all-American blueberry cobbler. Yum! Nothing brings us together like food and sharing our traditions.
Posted by U.S. Embassy Rangoon on Thursday, September 5, 2019
This is a great concept for foodservice operators who want to show a commitment to “Real Fruit!”
First time USHBC exhibited at the Food Ingredients South America Exposition (FISA) it was a bit lonely at the blueberry booth. This is the largest gathering of food processors in the Southern Hemisphere. We spent a lot of time explaining that a blueberry is a real berry compared to the purple palm kernel that is popular for making Acai pulp! This year, it was “Take a number” at the blueberry booth. We made more than 150 great contacts and leads. You may say — don’t they purchase their blueberry supplies from South American producers. Sure, they do. But, for the attendees of FISA, a blueberry is an ingredient. It must match exact formats and specifications.
Frozen blueberries are in demand. Not just any frozen blueberries, but the type we grow in North America with high brix and soft skins. They are perfect for making jams and jellies and sauces. Brazil is a leading sugar producing country and consumers like sweet foods! Our Latin America Rep, Katia Miura produced prototypes of chocolates with sweet blueberry fillings. Really sweet and flavorful and demonstrated the desirable characteristics of US frozen blueberries!
Ingredient Solutions. Check out any Brazilian store and you will find rows of foil pouches of health mixes. These include chia, flaxseed, quinoa and aloe. Mix them up for a healthy start to the day. Blueberry flakes and powders are in demand for these concoctions and the market continues to grow. Another area of growth is in pet foods–Brazilian companies want real 100 percent pure powders.
Dried Blueberries. Sweetened dried blueberries are sought for snack mixes, cereals bars and confectionery. The sweeter the better.
See you next year in Sao Paulo!
Punch these cities and provinces into the Wikipedia and see where USA fresh blueberries are promoted this season:
Success! Fresh Blueberries are new to Vietnam. The promotion is designed to get consumers to taste the wonderful fresh blueberries! Each week, sales are brisk and stores sell out quickly. Already we are seeing big jumps in sales in stores after promotions and sampling.
Where can these be used. My first guess was of course — fruitcakes. I checked the MINTEL Global New Products Database (GNPD). I found 150 fruit cakes and about half in North America. Almost all include glace cherries. No blueberries to be found. Except for our friends in Trinidad and Tobago who produce a wonderful product with dried blueberries.
To a pastry chef the plump glace blueberry can be used as a cake decorating or topping. This may a bit far out, but glace blueberries could be used in bar drinks as a garnish like maraschino.
So far, I have found two suppliers in North America. If you are interested send blueberry guy a note and I will point you in the right direction:
Check out Diamond Bakery at: https://www.diamondbakery.com/