Paterson, New Jersey – Kontos Foods, Inc., a U.S.- based manufacturer and distributor of traditional artisan breads and Mediterranean specialty foods, announced its new product: Toasted Tidbits™ — aka Toasted Pita Bits. Toasted Tidbits™, which first unveiled at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show last month, make the perfect low-calorie snack and are ideal for dips, soup, snacks, and salads! Toasted Tidbits™ are cut from Kontos’ signature GYRO Bread, and then toasted for a great-tasting, crunchy snack. Toasted Tidbits™ are packaged in 4 oz., re-sealable pouches for added freshness, locking in the fresh-baked taste and crispy texture. Each package contains four servings, with 103 calories per serving. The product contains no trans fat and is 100% vegetarian. It is also Kosher Pas Yisroel-certified, and Halal certified.
“Toasted Tidbits™ are a natural evolution for us,” said Steve Kontos, president of Kontos Foods. “We make over 60 varieties of flatbreads so a crunchy snack made from our delicious GYRO Bread was the obvious next step. Not only do they pair well with soups, salads and dips, but they’re also great to eat straight out of the bag.”
In the last decade the snack industry has grown about 10 percent annually, according to market researcher the Nielsen Co., which indicates on-the-go and healthy snack categories are two of the biggest drivers. “Kontos Foods has introduced several products over the last few years to appeal to on-the-go eaters, including our popular Pre-Grilled Mini Cocktail Flatbread,” said Warren Stoll, marketing director at Kontos Foods. “Toasted Tidbits™ are the ultimate convenience—grab a bag along with your favorite hummus dip to bring to a cocktail party. They’re fast and delicious.”
For retail outlets Toasted Tidbits™ will be sold in a convenient store-ready shipper holding 36 packages with an attractive point-of-sale display card. The portable display offers grocery stores the flexibility to move where customers find it most appealing. “When we started thinking about how consumers might shop for Toasted Tidbits™ a light bulb went off,” said Donna Appy, Kontos Foods sales regional manager. “This product might do better next to a salad and soup station than in the bread aisle and we wanted to make sure retailers had the flexibility to position it to maximize sales.” Toasted Tidbits™ are also available in a 9 lb. bulk foodservice size.
Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and several other countries. Find Kontos on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Kontosfoods and follow the company on Twitter @KontosFoods.
About Kontos Foods
Founded in 1987, Kontos Foods, Inc. is a Paterson, New Jersey-based provider of artisan breads and traditional Mediterranean foods for restaurants, hotels, food service, retail specialty stores and supermarkets worldwide. The family-owned company specializes in hand-stretched flatbreads, including the Kontos Pocket-Less Pita®, Fillo dough, pastries, olives, gyro meats, and Greek yogurts, as well as over 60 varieties of multi-ethnic flatbreads. Kontos Foods has over 275 employees and was founded by Evripides (Evris) Kontos and his son Steve, who together bring over 100 years’ experience in the premium food industry. The company’s bread and Fillo products are Made in the USA. Visit http://www.kontos.com or call (973) 278-2800.