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Kaldi® Spices up Summer Fancy Food Show with Authentic New Blends and Rubs


June 29, 2015
By Business Wire News

LORTON, Va.

Kaldes Brothers Trading Company, producers of Kaldi award-winning Greek extra virgin olive oils and clean cooking sauces, will unveil its new line of authentic spice blends and rubs in New York today at the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show.

Available in three- and five-packs of individually wrapped, single-use servings for maximum freshness, Kaldi spice blends and rubs boast simple, clean ingredients with no added sugar or salt, and are the perfect complement to grilled meats and roasted vegetables.

The newest product introduction comes on the heels of three years of consecutive growth for Kaldi, increased support from KeHe Distributors — one of North America’s leading retail distributors of specialty, natural and organic products — and is well-timed with American consumers’ increased demand for Mediterranean food products.

“Consumer trends toward clean labels and clean eating continue to grow,” says Kaldi Co-Founder Peter Kaldes. “The increase of Kaldi products on grocery shelves is evidence that retailers recognize that trend, and are meeting their customers’ hunger for accessible, delicious Greek products.”

Family-owned Kaldi combines traditional Greek recipes with fresh ingredients to please cooks of any skill level. Whether home chefs are looking for a one-pot Greek meal that simply requires an added protein or a base from which to build a more sophisticated Greek recipe, Kaldi extra virgin olive oils, clean cooking sauces and authentic spice blends and rubs meet that demand.

Now available in Albertson’s, HEB, Meijer, Whole Foods Market and specialty food stores across the country, Kaldi products can also be purchased online via the brand’s web site. Kaldi product families include:

  • Kaldi Authentic Spice Blends and Rubs: Available just in time for summer grilling, the Skordato (Garlic, Rosemary & Black Pepper), Kefte (Mint, Cumin & Parsley) and Lemonato (Rosemary, Paprika & Lemon) varieties each retail for a suggested $4.99.
  • Kaldi Extra Virgin Olive Oils: Made from rare Adramytiani and Kolovi olives and available in certified USDA organic and non-organic varieties, Kaldi EVOOs retail at a suggested price of $15.99 and $13.99 respectively for 17 ounces.
  • Kaldi Clean Cooking Sauces: Based on Kaldes family recipes, Kaldi Plaki (Bell Peppers, Celery & Balsamic Vinegar), Portokali (Blood Orange, Black Olives & Ginger), Saganaki (Anise, Black Olives & Capers) and Stifado (Red Wine, Onions & Allspice) cooking sauces are available in 16-ounces sizes at a suggested retail price of $7.99.

About Kaldi
Produced by Kaldes Bros. Trading Company, Kaldi’s unique line of award-winning olive oils, clean cooking sauces and authentic spice blends and rubs are available at more than 500 retailers nationwide. From island to kitchen, Kaldi promises an authentic Greek experience with every taste. Visit the brand online at kalditastes.com, and connect with Kaldi on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact for Kaldi:
Angela Deeney, 651-789-1277
Kohnstamm Communications
Angela@kohnstamm.com