Bright Purple Splash Combines Visual and Nutritional Punch
Edmonton, AB (Thursday, January 28, 2016) – The Little Potato Company is introducing a delicious, all new, proprietary Creamer varietal across Canada, in limited supply from their very first harvest.
The introduction of an exclusive new varietal from The Little Potato Company is a rare and celebratory occurrence. Chilean Splash, a bold new Creamer features a silky cream-colored skin with splashes of bright purple, a luscious texture and delicious flavour. This limited release specialty Creamer is available in distinctive violet 1.5 lb gusset bags, in select produce sections across Canada for a short time until the first release sells out.
“Chilean Splash was originally bred in the rugged and fertile steppes of the Chilean Andes where potatoes were first discovered about 8,000 years ago. We’re thrilled to delight Creamer lovers with this rich, lively and complex Creamer, after years of skillful cultivation and refinement to complement our climate and palates,” said Angela Santiago, CEO and Co-founder of The Little Potato Company. “This is our boldest Creamer yet, and embodies both the authentic culture and history of its native lands, and our commitment to feeding the world, better.”
Very few of the thousands of potato varieties that The Little Potato Company cultivates and assesses meet the team’s extraordinary standards for a new Creamer. In the 20 years since its founding, The Little Potato Company has selected and introduced only a handful of proprietary new varietals. Their team of passionate potato professionals painstakingly choose a new varietal for its taste, visual appeal, amenability to local climates and soils, and ability to stay consistently delicious from harvest to plate throughout the year.
Potatoes are the most frequently eaten vegetable in both Canada and the U.S. With their small size, convenience, versatility and hefty nutritional benefits, Creamer potatoes are popular with chefs and home cooks; kids and adults alike.
Creamers are naturally fat, gluten and cholesterol free and only ~90 calories per serving. Their thin skins add to both their nutritional wallop and convenience because they don’t need to be washed or peeled, which preserves all the vitamins and minerals that may be discarded with larger potatoes. In fact, one serving of Creamers delivers more potassium than a banana, and they also deliver Vitamin C and dietary fiber, antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals.
About The Little Potato Company:
The Little Potato Company passionately focuses only on little Creamer potatoes. Creamers are highly nutritious, fully mature and naturally delicious small specialty potatoes coveted by foodies and chefs alike. Their exclusive and colorful Creamer varieties are available in produce sections across Canada and the U.S., where 2.2 million servings will be enjoyed this year alone. These popular little Creamers are sold pre-washed and can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. They’re also available in convenient Oven|Grill and Microwave Ready packs combining Creamers, tasty seasoning mix and specialty trays for even easier preparation and a delicious dining experience.
The Little Potato Company believes in feeding the world, better. This extends beyond their focus on creating specialty Creamers to helping parents and kids cook together through their “Little Chef” program at LittlePotatoes.com/LittleChefs. They also support Food Banks across the country to help at-risk families access healthy food, and other food and family-based community programs. The family-owned company celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016.