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RC Show 2023’s new product showcase

By Food in Canada Staff   

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The RC Show 2023, one of the most most anticipated foodservice and hospitality expos in Canada, was held at Toronto’s Enercare Centre from April 10 to 12.

The show organizers share a list of new and solution-based products, goods and services from the trade show floor that provide workable solutions to some of the industry’s challenges, from supporting customers with food sensitivities to new technology supporting labour challenges.

Here are some of this year’s show finds in the consumables section.

Vertical farming company GoodLeaf Farms launches a new Fiesta blend, which is a mix of baby spinach and beet.


Califia Farms offers a new pumpkin spice oat barista blend made with real pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. It is also shelf-stable.

Santee Siouxx is an Indigenous-owned organic tea and accessory retailer from Dakota Tipi First Nation in Manitoba. Creating a product that builds community, their premium loose-leaf organic tea blends are named after the Dakota worldview in the Eastern Santee Sioux Dakota dialect, to revitalize the gift of language and culture.

Fords Gin is a collaboration between master distiller Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers and Simon Ford. The gin is a blend of nine different botanicals, including the classic combination of juniper berries and coriander seeds and the more modern additions of citrus, floral, and spicy notes. The botanicals are steeped for 15 hours before distillation to produce a fresh, floral spirit with jasmine and grapefruit notes that can be used in any gin-inspired cocktail.

Pearbucha is the second Kombucha-infused beverage released by Drink Lab. It is made with Ontario Bosc and Bartlett pears, a hint of honey crisp apples, and locally produced green tea-based Kombucha. Due to the low carbonation, the body is light and the focus is on the kombucha’s flavour elements. Similar to the typical kombucha experience, this off-dry sparkling pear cider has a hint of vinegar.

Labatt, Corona Sunbrew (non-alcoholic beer), is the most recent addition to the Corona family. This beer is enhanced with vitamin D, contains no alcohol, and has only 60 calories per bottle.

Ceder’s Drinks is an award-winning distilled non-alcoholic spirit that was created by husband-and-wife duo Craig Hutchison and Maria Sehlstrom. Inspired by the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa, it is made with classic gin botanicals, as well as 15 different botanicals, ranging from less common varieties like oak wood, rooibos, and buchu to more exotic ones.

Libra Beverages is a non-alcoholic, light, fresh, artisanal beer without alcohol and only 30 calories. It mimics craft beer in varied flavours, such as lavender sage cream ale and cherry sour.

PowerPlant Superfoods (Mushroom Coffee) is 100 per cent plant-powered. Organic legal mushrooms are blended with organic premium coffees to create “superfoods.”

Lignum Honey is a premium brand with six distinct honey varietals including logwood, Blue Mountain coffee, and the best-selling scotch bonnet pepper.

Hormel Foods introduces the Hormel Rosa Grande Pepperoni

Rowe Beef has entered into a collaboration with the University of Guelph to process their Canadian Kotta Lamb line of products. As part of this collaboration, the university is conducting bloodline testing and researching the fat index of the breed, specifically regarding its low melting point comparing it to that of wagyu beef. This partnership has evolved into a broader alliance, with the University producing complementary products such as lamb bacon, lamb pancetta, and lamb pastrami onsite.

Ardent Mills releases a new gluten-free all-purpose flour that can be used in place of regular all-purpose flour.

Be Sweet Honey Vegan Honey Substitute is 100 per cent bee friendly and organic.

Sachili is a line of delectable condiments created with a twist on the traditional flavour of chili.

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