Canterbury

Canterbury Naturals continues its commitment to all-natural products that are bursting with flavor with its 2011 collection of beverage mixes, flatbreads, breakfast items, desserts, and artisan soups.

The collection delivers modern comfort food, with some twists, and a healthy, economical foundation for easy-to-make, flavorful foods cooked at home. New packaging reflects its place in the kitchen yearround, beyond its seasonal and holiday popularity.

Cuddle up to Canterbury Naturals’ decadent line of premium hot chocolates. Always all-natural, these indulgent gourmet beverages feature ethically sourced cocoa and the finest specialty ingredients. Using time-honored, traditional methods, the hot chocolate is produced in small batches to achieve an irresistibly rich, smooth flavor experience. Why not drink dessert for a change?

The Canterbury Naturals hot chocolate line features the following new flavors in 10 oz canisters (approximately 10 servings per container):

• Double Chocolate Hot Chocolate: Made for the chocolate connoisseur. A double delight of two premium cocoas, creating velvety smoothness in one of the richest hot chocolate experiences possible.

• Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate: The best of both worlds, sweet and savory, come together in this delicious cocoa. This mouth-watering winner combines the buttery bounty of caramel with just a hint of natural sea salt to create a unique flavor profile.

• Marshmallow Swirl Hot Chocolate: The flavor that started it all. Who wouldn’t love to come home to the singular pleasure of hot chocolate sprinkled with hand-crafted, all-natural, mini marshmallows? A spin on this classic combination raises the bar. A grown up taste for the kid in you.

• Chocolate Mint Hot Chocolate: The soothing warmth of this cocoa offers the perfect balance of mint and chocolate richness.

In addition to the new cocoas, the 2011 Canterbury Naturals line adds a Traditional Cornbread Dressing Mix, which is an organic, herb-seasoned dressing, perfect for a festive holiday dinner. Soup and breakfast mixes remain at the core of the line, with such popular items as Roasted Garlic Potato Corn Chowder, Rustic Fireside Tortilla Soup, On the Bayou Jambalaya Soup, and Classic Crepe Mix.

Canterbury Naturals products contain no trans fats, hydrogenated oils, artificial additives, preservatives or colorings. Canterbury Naturals is also committed to green business practices, with 100% recycled and 100% recyclable paperboard packaging, local and sustainable sourcing efforts, and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Conifer also reduced packaging by 60% on the soup line, which is completely free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), in addition to being all natural or organic.

“We’re continuing to expand our line to provide the busy, discerning home cook with options for adding their own creativity to our products,” said Harry Forsberg, vice president of sales and marketing. “With the addition of just a few simple ingredients, from fresh herbs to vegetables, fruits or nuts, anyone can make a delicious meal that’s healthy, warm and a good value. This delivers on our company mission of making real food for a good life.”

The Canterbury Naturals line is distributed by DPI, DPI East, UNFI West, UNFI East, JC Wright, Kehe, Unified Market Centre, Tree of Life, Haddon House, and Davidson.

Conifer Specialties, Inc. produces Canterbury Naturals. Conifer markets a diverse range of premium products from its headquarters in Woodinville, WA, and has been celebrating the agricultural richness of the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years through its wide array of specialty foods. Conifer produces and markets under the brand names of Canterbury Naturals and Fisher Scones, as well as under private label. Find out more about Conifer Specialties at http://www.conifer-inc.com.