Highline Mushrooms wins the Best New Product Award at the CPMA 2022

April 14, 2022

The Simple Sides sauté kits combine convenience and nutrition in a mealtime solution that brings out the flavour of fresh mushrooms with delicious sauce options

Leamington, ON (Thursday, April 14th, 2022) – Highline Mushrooms, Canada’s top producer of mushrooms, is proud to announce that it won the award of Best New Product for its new saute kits at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s 2022 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Montreal. The award recognizes innovative new products across the industry, and the new sauté kit stood out due to the package design, convenience, and flavour.

Simple Sides is a meal kit that includes sliced fresh mushrooms with two alternatives of sauces, Herb & Garlic and Sesame & Ginger, and the side is ready within only six minutes. Trends indicate that consumers want to spend less time in the kitchen while having fresh and sustainable food that does not compromise flavour. That is why Highline Mushrooms is offering these innovative kits that meet the needs of the consumers that need fast and flavorful sides.

We are glad the product is finally out after so much work. We made sure we were in line with the trends and the packaging and it was amazing to see the response at the CPMA. People loved the flavours.’ said Stephanie Myles, Marketing Manager of Highline Mushrooms.

Preparing the sauté kit is simple – Add some olive oil and saute the sliced mushrooms in a hot pan for 5-6 min, stir with the sauce for a few seconds, and it’s done! The star of this saute kit is the white mushrooms, packed with more than 12 vitamins and high protein content. The side does not shy away from any diet – low-calorie, low sodium, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free – the possibilities are endless.

The Best New Product Award was one of five New Produce Showcase Award categories that also included Packaging Innovation, New Technology, Snackable Product and Organic Product. 68 products were featured this year, and winners were chosen by a panel of judges from across the industry.

About Highline Mushrooms

Highline Mushrooms, founded in 1961, has grown to become the largest mushroom grower in Canada and the world’s largest grower of organic mushrooms.

Highline is a fully integrated mushroom business with four (4) facilities in Ontario and Quebec and (8) British Columbia and Alberta facilities. It serves customers from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and throughout Canada, the United States and Japan.

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