Natural gluten-free dessert snack company, Hail Merry LLC, wins the National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2013 FABI Award for Innovation. An independent panel of experts selected Hail Merry’s Chocolate Miracle TartÔ Mini for their taste and high marketability to satisfy consumer lifestyle trends, including gluten free, vegan and raw diets with perfect portion control. According to the NRA, gluten-free cuisine will continue to be the hottest trend in restaurant menus for 2013. A recent survey by consumer research firm, NPD, reports 30% of Americans are interested in avoiding or cutting down on gluten in their diet. In addition, with the number of diagnosed Celiac cases rising beyond three million in just America alone, the need for certified, cross-contamination free menus is a paramount necessity for the industry, and one that is proving to be a profitable niche.
Hail Merry CEO/Partner and 2011 Women’s Foodservice Forum Entrepreneur of the Year, Sarah Palisi Chapin, “The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America estimates a 10-14% increase in yearly profits for restaurants offering a gluten-free menu. Hail Merry's experienced team is committed to sourcing the highest quality natural ingredients and delivering the freshest, most convenient products safely thereby eliminating the guesswork and risk of serving gluten-free for food service operators. Omni Hotels & Resorts found Hail Merry Snacks to be ideal for all healthy travelers participating in its Select Guest frequent traveler program, regardless of gluten-intolerance. Hail Merry Snacks are especially appealing for their great taste and being on trend.”
Founded in 2008, Hail Merry LLC is America's best selling refrigerated dessert company in the natural channels. The privately held company offers desserts and snacks that provide operators not only an easy way to meet special diet requests, such as gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher, but also great tasting products made from pure, mostly organic Non-GMO ingredients for all customers with discriminating taste and demands. The full product line includes Miracle Tarts™, Macaroons, Grawnola, Seasoned Nuts and Seeds.
In addition to winning the 2013 FABI Award, the women-led manufacturer won the 2013 Sherbrooke Award for Excellence in Innovation at The Natural Products Expo West. In 2011, VegNews Magazine awarded the Miracle Tart ™ Chocolate Raw Almond Butter Best New Vegan Product at The Natural Products Expo West. In 2010, Hail Merry won Best of Expo Award at The Natural Products Expo West. Hail Merry has been featured on The O'Reilly Factor, Good Morning America and is available on Virgin Airlines, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Google's Micro Kitchens, Whole Foods Market, and many other regional grocery chains.
About the Product
Hail Merry’s Miracle Tart ™ - Chocolate Minis (.81 oz each) are unique because they are filled with a heavenly chocolate ganache made with organic extra virgin coconut oil (instead of heavy cream), Fair Trade dark cocoa, and sweetened with organic maple syrup. The crust is made with natural raw almond flour and a hint of sea salt. The product is never baked and is free of any grains, soy, corn and dairy. These mini tarts are also great for customers who are looking for portion control.
The award winning tarts are also available in a 3.5 oz size in six flavors for variety and long lasting customer appeal: Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Raw Almond butter, Coconut Vanilla Crème, Meyer Lemon and Persian Lime. Operators will enjoy the convenience, quality, consistency and versatility of both the mini and the 3.5 oz ounce tarts, which are certified gluten-free to the highest standards in the industry at less than 5 parts per million.
Hail Merry will be sampling the Miracle Tart ™ and Mini tarts along with Macaroons and Grawnola at the NRA 2013 Show in Chicago May 18 - 22. Booth #9345.
If you would like more information about Hail Merry LLC, or to schedule an interview with any of the partners please call 214 207-7984 or email Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org