Company: Brazi Bites
Introduced: Debuting March 2019; in stores May 2019
Suggested Retail Price: $5.99
Product Snapshot: Brazi Bites, a U.S. brand known for producing authentic, naturally gluten-free Brazilian cheese bread, will introduce Empanadas to the frozen food aisle as they kick-off the extension of the brand into other bite-sized formats of popular Latin foods at the popular trade show, Booth #5397. Brazi Bites will also debut a new variety for their beloved Brazilian Cheese Bread, Cinnamon Churro.
Brazi Bites continues to play an active role in revolutionizing how consumers view the frozen section of their grocery store through their approachable bite-sized snacks made for American tastes and inspired by authentic Latin American foods. In a true bringing together of tradition and modern, better-for-you approaches that is the signature of the brand, Brazi Bites carefully selects all of their ingredients with a focus on quality above all, including working closely with Brazilian suppliers to source their special blend of tapioca flour to create the perfect gluten-free crust for the Brazilian Cheese Bread and Empanadas lines.
“At Brazi Bites, our goal is to introduce foods that are true Latin American staples to American homes via the frozen food aisle so we can make them healthier and convenient for everyone,” said Junea Rocha, co-founder of Brazi Bites. “Our new Brazi Bites Empanadas and Cinnamon Churro flavor recipes are based on the many ways this beloved food is enjoyed throughout Latin America, using only the finest, hand-picked ingredients. We are thrilled to debut an extension of our brand and a new sweet flavor at the show, giving everyone a sneak peek of what's to come as we continue to evolve in the category.”
New Brazi Bites products available for sampling at Expo West include:
- Brazi Bites Empanadas: These crispy, golden-brown pastry turnovers—similar to the company's Brazilian cheese bread product offering— are made with simple and clean ingredients. Available in four approachable, high-protein flavors - Black Bean & Cheddar, Chickpea Veggie, Chicken & Cheese, and Beef & Bean - Brazi Bites Empanadas maintain the company's standards for deliciously gluten-free and grain-free products without using gums, additives, soy, sugar, flavors or preservatives.
- Brazi Bites Cinnamon Churro Brazilian Cheese Bread: A twist on the wildly popular Latin American treat, these bite-sized eats add a sweet component to Brazi Bites' popular line-up of authentic Brazilian cheese breads. Naturally gluten-free and made with only high-quality, simple ingredients, the new Cinnamon Churro recipe was crafted in collaboration with well-known gluten-free pastry chef, and four-time Food Network Cupcake War Champion, Kyra Bussanich.