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BC Hot House President Colin Chapdelaine Talks Proprietary Sweet Gems Tomato Medley Pack

BC Hot House President Colin Chapdelaine Talks Proprietary Sweet Gems Tomato Medley Pack

SOUTH SURREY, B.C. - When it comes to snacking, you cannot find a better locale at retail, or a wider range of healthy delicious options, than what you find in the fresh produce department–at least in my opinion. One of those growing areas in snacking is at the intersection of greenhouse tomatoes and flavor innovation

Bringing the “wow” experience to the consumer, as BC Hot House President Colin Chapdelaine calls it, the company’s Sweet Gems Tomato Medley pack is growing in popularity and availability.

Colin Chapdelaine, President, BC Hot House“The snacking segment continues to grow in the greenhouse category. We offer a range of great tasting, snackable products like our Sweet Gems,” Colin shares with me, adding that at BC Hot House the company is focused on providing retail partners with innovative products that keep customers coming back again and again. “Too often, the focus is on yield and not on flavor.  We focus on flavor first! Retailers want versatility and diversity in their tomato spread, and we are looking to respond to that desire and need.”

BC Hot House Sweet Gems Medley

Sweet Gems are bright and colorful, with a range of flavors, shapes, and textures for the consumer palate. Extensive trials are completed for each variety and are hand-selected for multiple characteristics.

The BC Hot House team has a vision to provide an incredible eating experience while bringing “BIG TASTE,” to consumers. Colin hopes that this company tagline will help the team raise the bar on flavor, while communicating BC Hot House’s commitment to the consumer and its retail partners.

BC Hot House Sweet Gems Medley

“Demand across the board has motivated us to continue increasing acreage to meet the consumer’s desire for these unique offerings,” Colin adds. “Each tomato grows well, holds up well, and travels well for a better overall product. Whether tomato-lovers use this great snacking pack as an on the go healthy eating option, or tossed on a salad or in a sauce—we are aiming to please with the possibilities of this program and our passion as a boutique greenhouse produce company.”

Grown in Vancouver, British Columbia from April through November, Sweet Gems are available in a pint/551ml clamshell to retailers across Western Canada and the U.S.

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