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Wawona Mangos

Beat the Summer Heat with Cool Mango Treats

When the summer heat hits hard that’s where frozen mango desserts come in handy. We’ve rounded up several desserts from sherbet to popsicles to help you beat the heat! Use Wawona’s delicious frozen mangos to create these amazing treats for your customers!

Grilled Mango with Balsamic Caramel & Vanilla Ice Cream

If you haven’t already tried grilled mango on your menu, maybe adding ice cream will entice you! When placed on the grill, the sugars in mango caramelizes adding a delicious depth to the flavor. A scoop of ice cream and warm balsamic caramel glaze drizzled on top is just a bonus!

 Mango & Raspberry Sour Cream Sorbet

Fresh juicy mangos, raspberries, light sour cream, and little sugar goes into a food processor and the rest is taken care of by your freezer. What’s so great about this no-fuss recipe is that it doesn’t require churning, and the sour cream really helps boost the fat content to keep the texture smooth and satisfying to the tastebuds.

Mango Berry Pops

Mangos mixed with berries is one of the best summer combos! And better yet, Wawona has all of the ingredients to help you make these delicious treats.

Click below to learn about more “cool” options for your operation!

https://www.mango.org/blog-beat-the-summer-heat-with-cool-mango-treats/

The State of Frozen Food Industry in 2022

The State of Frozen Food Industry in 2022

During the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) AFFI-CON 2022, nearly 500 companies and more than 1,100 attendees gathered in Dallas, Texas to meet one-on-one and discuss current and future business opportunities. The data is clear – frozen food has been a pandemic powerhouse and growth already outpaced total food and beverages in the three years preceding the pandemic.

Supply Chain

2021 data indicate strong results in light of the supply chain challenges. As Lyons Wyatt put it, “we cannot sell what we do not have.” In-stock rates progressively worsened as 2021 went on. February 2021 was the high-water mark, with an in-stock position of 91.4%. November was the category’s lowest in-stock position, at 85.8%. “This means the resulting assortment has to work harder to achieve the same sales levels. With levels such as these, it is important to optimize product allocation, leverage the information to assess competitive risk and understand the potential loss of core buyers,” Lyons Wyatt explained.

Inflation

Inflation was one of the biggest stories affecting food retailing in 2021 and frozen food was no exception, though the experience was different than for other categories in the food and beverage sector. Frozen food had a 3.6% increase in the price per unit, which was far below the average across all foods and beverages, at more than 6.0%. This inflationary difference means that dollar sales for frozen did not experience the same sales bump as some of the other departments across the store, where inflation may have reached the high single-digit or even double-digit territory.

Frozen Fruit

Mixed fruit items stood out as sales winners, a trend that is expected to continue in 2022. Frozen fruit also found pockets of growth in a number of sustainability-related claims, with above-average growth for recyclable and water conservation.

“Fruit has a distinct opportunity for continued growth,” said Lyons Wyatt. “Make the section easier to shop, with a good assortment and innovation in packaging and size. Entry price points and smaller bag options can be ideal to engage with smaller households and those with less freezer capacity.”

 

Click here to learn more about the outlooks on the frozen food industry for the future!

Trends Influencing Frozen Fruit Market

Frozen fruits can retain their quality over long storage periods. Freezing is a method of long-term preservation for fruits. The main advantage of preservation by freezing is the extended availability of frozen fruits during the off-season. Additionally, frozen fruits can be transported to remote markets that could not be accessed with fresh products.

Compared with ordinary fruit, frozen fruits retain the majority of their nutrients after the freezing process, although fruits may experience a loss of vitamin C. As the same time, fruits that we select to freeze here at Wawona are ripe and ready to eat, which are in the state of the highest nutritional value.

The increasing use of Frozen Fruit In Direct Consumption, Processing Consumption and other industries is driving the growth of the Frozen Fruit market across the globe. Expect to see a continued rise in frozen fruit popularity. Allow us at Wawona to assist you in your frozen fruit endeavors!

Get Creative with Wawona’s Custom Blends

Peaches remain one of the top fruits for adults and children alike. We’re proud to be one of the leading frozen fruit distributors in the country.

Do you need peaches for your peach cobbler or the ever popular smoothies? Read on to learn about our frozen fruit bulk offerings.

Peaches in Your Menu

Peaches are a staple food for some of the best dishes around. Try the following this year:

Related: Looking Ahead: The Future of Frozen Fruit

Our Custom Blends

Frozen peaches bulk options are one of our many specialties. We provide fresh, juicy frozen fruit year-round with box-to-box consistency. 

Stock up on frozen school food or summer staples with Wawona custom blends. Contact us today for our scheduling and availability. 

Looking Ahead: The Future of Frozen Fruit

Frozen fruits are enriched with vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, antioxidants, and other nutrients. They are used in various food cuisines for adding nutritional content and flavor. Owing to busy and hectic lifestyles, there is a noticeable increase in the consumption of these ready-to-eat food products and beverages since the past few years. Moreover, rising disposable income and improving economic conditions are encouraging consumers in developed and developing countries to spend on packaged food, including snacks and bakery products, which further propels the demand for frozen fruits.

The demand for frozen fruit is going to continue to increase for years to come. At Wawona Frozen Foods, we have an extensive product line of various types of frozen fruit, available for your operation’s convenience. From our Signature Sliced Peaches, to Fruit Cups, and a whole line of Organic products, we have something for every company.

Contact us today to get ahead of the future with our delicious frozen fruit!

Improve your Sustainability by Eating Fruit!

The globalization and mass distribution of fruit worldwide allows us to enjoy a large variety of produce at any time of the year. Eating more seasonal fruit has become an increasingly popular message to improve the sustainability of our diets.

Fruit is an important part of a healthy and sustainable diet. They provide essential vitaminsminerals and dietary fibre, and tend to have a lower environmental impact than animal-based foods.

The overall picture that emerges from research, is that the fruit and vegetables with the lowest GHG emissions are those that are grown outside during their natural season without much use of additional energy and consumed in the same country or region.

Wawona Frozen Foods picks their fruits at peak ripeness to ensure the highest amount of nutritional content. Make sure to choose Wawona for all of your frozen fruit solutions — we are the answer to high quality products and sustainability!

Utilizing Pre-Cut and Frozen Fruit!

At Wawona Frozen Foods, we know one of the most valuable resources in a professional kitchen is time and that time lost to prepping food means money lost for your business. Our pre-cut fruit saves you time, money, and labor, so you can focus on the far more important task of serving your customers quality food without added hassle.

Our Fruit

Unlike canning which requires very firm fruit, flash freezing allows Wawona to pick fruit at peak maturity levels, resulting in greater control over product-specific criteria, such as ideal firmness, appearance and brix content. Wawona is proud to be the premium supplier of peaches in the U.S. as the highly nutritious fruit is a good source of Vitamins B & C, calcium, potassium and antioxidants.

Our Customers

Located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, Wawona Frozen Foods specializes in growing and processing the highest quality fresh frozen fruit products for food manufacturers, foodservice distributors, restaurants and resorts, supermarkets and schools.

Do you want to save time and money in your kitchen? Then order pre-cut fruit from Wawona Frozen Foods! We offer pre-cut/diced fruits for peaches, strawberries, pears, pineapple, mango, blueberries, and even mixed fruit or custom blends. Learn more today!

Ways to Use Wawona’s Peaches

During this winter, wouldn’t your customers enjoy the taste of summer? Our delicious peaches are fresher than fresh. We flash freeze them to seal in that sweet flavor, natural colors, texture, and nutrients. 

Our firm peaches can be used in a variety of dishes:

  • Peach and Raspberry Crumble. Your customers will love the combination of peaches and raspberries.  
  • Peach Cobbler. This traditional dessert is filled with gooey, sweet peaches and topped with sweet, crispy crumbs. 
  • Peachy-Orange Arugula Salad. This salad includes raw and grilled peaches with fresh greens for your plant-based customers. 

These and other dishes will be popular with your customers. 

Related: Peach Cobbler Cookies!

Are you looking for the highest quality in frozen fruit? We grow and process fruit the way it should be. Contact Wawona Frozen Foods to learn more.

Flavorful Winter Fruit Fillings!

Flavorful fruit fillings can take your desserts and baked goods to the next level. Not only can fruit fillings enhance the flavor of your dish, but it also provides a contrast in color and texture, turning a regular sweet into an exceptional experience for your guests. Add a layer of flavor with these fun fillings!

Fruit fillings are perfect for desserts that want to showcase a fresh, delicious flavor. Try these fruits that we can provide to enhance your next cake, cupcake or other dessert dish:

  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberry
  • Mango
  • Mixed Fruit

It doesn’t matter the type of operation that you provide; the key to keep your guests coming back is a satisfying menu. Improve your menu & get in touch with Wawona Frozen Foods—your trusted supplier of all things frozen fruit!

Enjoy Wawona’s Baked Goods with Fruit!

A delicious baked good with ripe fruit can be a delightful treat during the winter season. Baked goods don’t have to be limited to pies or cakes. Wawona offers several delectable goodies that will satisfy your customers. 

Wawona’s Baked Goods Are an Exceptional Choice!

If you are searching for a fabulous dessert for your menu, look no further than a Texas Peach Cobbler. Cobblers are a Southern classic, and Wawona offers their unique take on this dish. The flavors melt together with the flaky crust and ripe peaches for a beautiful way to end a meal. 

Want a fruit turn-over to include with your dessert offerings? Try the Fruit-A-Roos from Wawona! These turn-overs are available in apple or peach. Once you take a bite, it will be like eating a whole slice of pie. 

Related: Peach Cobbler Cookies! 

Enjoy the Exclusive Jewels and Gems

Wawona offers gluten-free options with their Gems. These unique creations feature rice flour wrapped in your choice of fruit, including juicy peaches, apples, or mixed berries. All you have to do is bake and serve in your cafe or restaurant. 

Jewels are another exclusive creation from Wawona. These baked goods have delicate crusts that envelop the delicious peaches or pecans.

Do you need to add some fruit-based baked goods for your restaurant or catering service? Wawona Frozen Foods has a wide selection of products featuring delicious fruit!

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