New Sweet Corn for Foodservice & Retail Sales



New Sweet Corn for Foodservice & Retail Sales

New Sweet Corn for Foodservice & Retail SalesColumbia Fresh Produce, located in Walla Walla, Washington, announced today that it is representing a new sweet corn with a great fresh taste for the food service industry, and retail grocers of all types.  The sweet corn, available currently in 6-inch long cobs, is pre-cooked and vacuumed packed, offering an amazingly long shelf life when kept refrigerated.

The sweet corn variety is bi-colored (mixed yellow and white kernels) offering great visual appeal and a fresh crunchy taste.  “You will not believe the taste of this corn as compared to frozen products offered today,” comments Dewight Hall, owner of Columbia Fresh.

New Sweet Corn for Foodservice & Retail Sales

The sweet corn, branded Sunbites, had an introduction at the Atlanta Food Service Expo in October of 2015 and received rave reviews.  “We cannot wait to introduce this great new product to the rest of the food service industry,” offered Rick Bella, Director of Business Development at Columbia Fresh.  “The taste of this sweet corn and the crispness of the kernels is no comparison to what the industry is using today.  I know buyers will be very interested with this great-tasting and easy-to-use product,” he added.

This sweet corn is grown in some of the richest vegetable growing regions of North America where cool nights increase the sugar content of the corn.  It offers not only a consistent size, but simple and fast warming preparation times, allowing users to prepare what is needed quickly.  Warming can be done via microwave, steam tables, boiling, or grilling.  Since the product is pre-cooked, it only needs to be brought to serving temperature and with individually vacuum sealed ears, shrink or loss of product is almost non-existent.  No shrink, no cleaning, easy, fast preparation are all welcomed features to restaurant operators.

New Sweet Corn for Foodservice & Retail Sales

The variety of uses this corn offers extends beyond a side dish or entrée complement to include appetizers and small plate menus. Columbia Fresh is excited to present this great product as an alternative to frozen or fresh product in this food category.

It is currently in distribution from Testa Produce Company, Chicago, IL, and Caito Foods, located in Indianapolis, IN.  Columbia Fresh is seeking interested distributors for this exciting product.

For additional information, contact Rick Bella at Columbia Fresh Produce.  Email: rick@columbiafresh.com or call 509-593-5100.

Columbia Fresh Produce, Inc. is a produce grower, packer, shipper and marketer of fresh produce for various segments of the fresh produce industry.  They are also the importer and distributor of Sunbites® Sweet Corn in the United States.  Learn more about them and Sunbites® at their website: www.columbiafresh.com