When a snacking tomato earns the respect of top chefs from around the world, you know it’s something special. Cloud 9® Bite-Sized Fruity Tomatoes from Pure Flavor® are a Tiny Taste of Heaven® that clearly has people talking, from professionals to at-home chefs.
The new premium snacking product is riding high on praise from two esteemed international culinary organizations known for their high standards and strict standards.
Following their launch earlier this year, Cloud 9® Tomatoes were named a 2021 Winner of the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award. 200 jury members including head-Sommeliers and Chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants evaluated the greenhouse grown tomatoes in a blind sensory test that resulted in a total score of 84.3%.
That prestigious honor was closely followed by the ChefsBest® Excellence Award where a panel of certified Master Tasters® comprised of independent, professional chefs judged Cloud 9® Tomatoes using Sensory Attribute Quality Analysis.
Both awards are a recognition of the culinary quality of Cloud 9® Tomatoes, but it isn’t until you see these super sweet tomatoes in action that you get a real taste of the impact they’re having on menus across North America.
To demonstrate the versatility of these unique, bite-sized tomatoes, ten chefs created ten different recipes that explore a wide range of styles and cuisines. While each recipe sets itself apart with a distinct set of flavor combinations, the vibrant, fruity flavor of Cloud 9® Tomatoes is the highlight.
From Chef Ashley Blanton’s rustic Roasted Tomato Farro Salad, to Chef Austin Yancey’s gourmet Sesame Crusted Tuna, and to Chef Duane Ward’s Moroccan-inspired Sweet Shakshuka, the ten recipes run the full gamut of flavor, providing inspiration to consumers who want to discover a world of flavor from their own kitchens.
Chef LaShaunte Wade, who’s Tomatoes Confit recipe pairs the signature Cloud 9® fruity sweetness with savory herbs, praised the new product saying, “These are hands down the freshest and sweetest grape tomatoes I have ever had. They are my new favorite! My #1 go-to for all my salads and any dish that requires a great tasting tomato.”
According to Chris Veillon, Chief Marketing Officer at Pure Flavor®, consumers are reacting to the new snacking product with equal enthusiasm.
“The chefs have spoken,” said Veillon, “but the real test is always going to be with consumers. Across North America, the response from consumers has been overwhelming and it’s clear that there’s a strong desire for a premium snacking tomato that offers unique flavor like Cloud 9® Tomatoes.”
That unique flavor can be enjoyed as an on-the-go snack and in savory dinner recipes, making these tomatoes the perfect product for millennial foodies to keep on the kitchen counter.
The new snacking tomatoes have become somewhat of a star on social media with content creators sharing recipes like Tuscan Tomato Couscous and Tomato Tarte Tartin with Cloud 9® Tomatoes.
Veillon added that consistency from pack to pack is an important reason why Cloud 9® Tomatoes satisfy professional chefs and regular consumers alike.
“Whether you’re snacking by the pool or grilling dinner at a backyard party, consistent quality is a key purchasing factor. With Cloud 9® Tomatoes, our family of growers careful evaluate and hand-select every tomato. Only the best make it in the pack – that’s the Cloud 9® Standard,” said Veillon. “In every season, every region, and every pack, consumers can be confident that they’re getting that unmistakable fruity flavor.”
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