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Spicing Up the Season with Some Sweet Pumpkin Treats

For the past several years, the popularity of pumpkin flavors has significantly grown, and Rich’s has been adding to our own pumpkin-flavored portfolio over the last year.  Our In-Store Bakery and Deli Team has added a number of new pumpkin-inspired offerings, a few of which we have highlighted below.

Why pumpkin? In 2015, 37 percent of consumers in the U.S. purchased a pumpkin-flavored product. In fact, pumpkin products accounted for $361 million in sales in the last year alone, which equals a growth of 79 percent since 2011! One more notable statistic is that 19 percent of restaurant menus in the Northeast feature at least one pumpkin item.

Pumpkin Spice Bettercreme

Rich’s Bettercreme line has expanded to offer a deliciously sweet and creamy pumpkin spice whipped icing with a pumpkin flake particulate, which is made of real pumpkin that delivers an extra burst of flavor.

Our versatile Pumpkin Spice Bettercreme is perfect for decorating delicious dessert cakes, filling a delicious donut and topping off the Rich’s Allen Pumpkin cupcake.  For unique hybrids explore adding different flavors to the mix in parfaits, holiday trifle desserts or even consider mixing the Pumpkin Spice Bettercreme and Cream Cheese Bettercreme together for a unique topping for your uniced desserts.

Our Specialty Pumpkin Sweet Middles

The Our Specialty Sweet Middles are a customer favorite, and Rich’s continues to expand the flavor offerings by adding Pumpkin Sweet Middles to the lineup! These delicious, high-quality dessert features pumpkin spice cookies made with real pumpkin puree and sweetened with ginger, korintji cinnamon, allspice and real vanilla flavor and filled with real cinnamon cream cheese icing.

This on-trend, bite-sized dessert has no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, and no high fructose corn syrup. Additionally, Sweet Middles are produced in a nut-free facility so even more sweet-treat lovers can enjoy them. Sweet Middles come in packs of 6 and 12, which make them perfect for either snacking throughout the week or for entertaining purposes.

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Cheesecake continues to be a popular dessert, and with endless flavor possibilities, one of Rich’s latest cheesecake flavor combinations is Pumpkin Praline. The spiced pumpkin cheesecake sits on a ginger graham crust, surrounded by creamy New York style cheesecake, topped with pecan pralines and a crisscross of creamy white drizzle.

The cheesecake is made with real Libby’s pumpkin and comes in 12 pre-cut slices, which makes it easy to sell as a whole cheesecake or as part of a slice program.

To learn more about all of Rich’s In-store Bakery and Deli pumpkin-flavored offerings, contact your Rich’s sales representative.