(New Orleans, LA) - Hak’s, a leading manufacturer of clean ingredient sauces, condiments, and prepared foods is thrilled to debut its new line of refrigerated salad dressings at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit, Booth #5855, Oct 19-21 in New Orleans. Inspired by founder and celebrity chef Sharone Hakman, Hak’s products feature clean ingredients and great taste, thereby offering convenience without compromise. The brand currently offers a retail line of barbecue sauces, one pot cooking sauces, and shelf stable salad dressings that are available at over 12,000 retail outlets around the United States. The new salad dressing line complements the existing offering while expanding it along the refrigerated dimension.
The dressings come in 8 great tasting varieties: Balsamic, Country Italian, Olive Oil and Lemon, Honey Dijon, Greek, Spicy Thai, Sesame Ginger, and Miso. All the varieties are gluten-free, non-gmo verified, and feature a fraction of the sodium contained in leading competitors. In addition to this line, Hak’s is also showcasing its organic salad dressings at PMA. The organic line is available in the following flavors: Organic Ranch, Organic BBQ Ranch, Organic Caesar, and Organic Avocado Lime. While both lines use simple and healthier ingredients, the organic line takes the clean ingredient deck to the next level.
Packaged in single use sizes, the salad dressings are perfect for individual use in retail or food service applications, as well as for salad kits in food service. Founder and culinary innovator Chef Sharone Hakman, a veteran of MasterChef and other television shows, elaborated on the salad dressing line. “Today’s customer is looking to eat healthier, cleaner foods. As they work to improve every aspect of their diets, they’re starting to look past entrees to condiments as well. People are realizing that dressings can have a big impact, and want better options. We meet that need by providing great tasting condiments free of gmos, gluten, and other undesirable ingredients. As I like to say, chef inspired convenience without compromise!”
Hak’s invites everyone to come by booth 5855 at PMA and try the new dressings. The products will also be displayed in the On the Go section of the New Product Showcase.
Originally a financial advisor, Sharone Hakman left his career to launch Hak’s and pursue his passion in the culinary world. He successfully appeared on the first season of FOX Network’s MasterChef: a reality cooking show which sought to find America’s most promising amateur chef. He tested his creation; feeding bbq sauce-smothered steak to 500 Marines at Camp Pendleton, and satisfying America’s road warriors with gourmet bbq burgers during a truck stop challenge. When TV’s toughest food critics and chefs were blown away, with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay calling Hak’s “the most delicious BBQ Sauce EVER made…” Sharone knew it was time to share. Hak’s has since grown into a global brand consisting of BBQ sauces, cooking sauces and salad dressings. Hak’s is surpassing its competition with unique flavor profiles, clean ingredients and an elevated style. Growing quickly in just a few short years, Hak’s products are now available in over 12,000 stores across the United States, including Kroger, Target, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and many more. The company is also currently expanding into food service. You can learn more at haksbbq.com, on Facebook (@eathaks), and on Instagram (@eathaks).