WN Foods Summer BBQs

In this cold winter, we can’t help but miss summer, especially because of our special WN Foods tradition: summer BBQs!

Every month between June and September, the WN Foods family comes together to throw a BBQ where EVERYONE is invited. The party space is decked out in colorful flowers and decorations, food is grilled fresh, and people mingle happily. Sometimes there are even food trucks, live music, and lion dancers!

One of the best parts of this BBQ traditions is the raffle. At each BBQ, everyone draws a raffle ticket in hopes of winning various prizes. These prizes range from small things like bags of rice and gift cards to big things like video game consoles and cameras. Even if you don’t win anything, it’s always fun to participate in the suspense and celebration!

Although we feel like a family year-round, events like these really help us learn about each other and strengthen our bonds. Do you have any traditions like these in your life? Let us know in the comments!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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WN Foods 2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights

Can you believe it’s already 2018? Time flies! We are so eager to see what this year has in store for us. But before we get too excited, let’s take a moment to remember a few of our favorite moments from 2017.

Launching Our New Website

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Our website got a major makeover! The new version introduced not only a more streamlined design, but also an online shop where you can order all your favorite Double Hi sauces.

A+ BRC Rating

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Thanks to our hardworking QA team, we had an A+ BRC rating in 2017. We’re infinitely grateful that they work so diligently to keep us and our customers safe!

Welcoming Jon & Peter

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In 2017, we had the pleasure of welcoming two new members to our happy family: Jon (sales manager) and Peter (director of operations). Thanks for joining us, and here’s to many more years of success together!

75th Anniversary Celebrations

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We celebrated WN Foods’ 75th anniversary with a series of fun BBQs. Every month in the summer, we were surrounded by fresh food, great conversation, and good friends new and old. We hope all our guests enjoyed these parties as much as we did!

How was your 2017? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Dumplings: The Universal Language Of Food

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At their base, dumplings are just dough wrapped around a filling, yet every region of the world has its own unique version of them. Why are they loved by so many around the globe? Is it because they’re easy to make? Is it because they keep you warm in winter? Or is it simply because they’re downright delicious? Whatever the reason, dumplings are the universal language of the food world, and we want to be fluent. Let’s educate ourselves on a few different variations!

Europe

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Among European dumplings, the potato is king. Whether it’s pierogi from Poland, gnocchi from Italy, or kroppkakor from Sweden, almost all of them feature dough with a mashed potato filling along with meat or cheese. Not that we’re complaining; after all, if you want something hot and hearty, it’s hard to go wrong with potatoes.

Africa

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Dumplings from Africa don’t always include a filling, but they’re still sure to fill you up. Madombi from Botswana and banku and kenkey from Ghana are all doughy dumplings made from flour or cornmeal, often served with fragrant soup, sauce, or meat. We don’t know about you, but we’re absolutely fascinated by all the different flavor combinations you could create with these dumplings.

South America

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South America is all about meaty dumplings. Coxinhas, empanadas, and papas rellenas are all dough pockets filled to the brim with juicy chicken, pork, and beef. These dumplings are massively popular from Brazil to Argentina to Colombia, and it’s not hard to see why. Just looking at those photos is enough to work up an appetite!

Oceania

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Oceania’s dumplings are pretty different, but trust us when we say that they’re all delicious. Hawaii loves manapua (steamed buns), Tonga loves faikakai (coconut caramel dumplings), and New Zealand loves boil up (doughy dumplings with vegetables in pork stock). They all have exquisite taste, don’t you think?

Asia

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Asia is so crazy about dumplings that almost every Asian country has its own type of dumpling. We can’t fit all of them in here, so we chose a few of our favorites: xiao long bao (soup dumplings) from China, samosas (fried potato dumplings) from India, and gyoza (potstickers) from Japan. That last one tastes pretty great dipped in our Double Hi Potsticker Sauce, just so you know!

We’ve expanded our dumpling vocabulary, and now it’s time to try them in real life. Which one will you eat first? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

5 Food Trends For 2018

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One of the things we love most about being in the food industry is that it’s always evolving. Every year, we get to watch the way consumer tastes change and expand. Let’s see what foodie experts predict will be popular in 2018!

Alternative Milks

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Because many consumers are switching to plant-based diets, alternative milks are set to be a major player in this year’s food scene. This includes more popular plant-based milks such as almond milk and coconut milk, but also lesser-known alternatives like hemp milk and flax milk.

Authentic Ethnic Cuisine

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In 2017, consumers started cautiously venturing into ethnic foods. In 2018, they’ve fully embraced it and now they want the real deal, including authentic spices and condiments. Middle Eastern and Filipino foods will be especially trendy in restaurants.

Vegetable Carb Substitutes

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Americans are always looking for ways to reduce carbs, and thanks to machines like the spiralizer, they’re beginning to do this by eating vegetable noodles instead of traditional pasta. There are already some very impressive recipes available for this trend.

Fermented Foods

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Fermented foods used to be scary to the average person, but not anymore. Fermented ingredients like tempeh, kefir, and kimchi are predicted to be a 2018 “superfood”, especially among health food enthusiasts and consumers conscious of their gut health.

Sustainable Seafood

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Seafood never really goes out of style, but this year, sustainable seafood is in the spotlight. Consumers want to enjoy the fruits of the ocean, but they also want to make sure we’re preserving its valuable resources.

Are you excited to try any of these 2018 food trends? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

You don’t have to eat meat to enjoy WN Foods products!

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This one is for our vegetarian friends looking for ways to use our Double Hi sauces. We’ve got you covered! These recipes can be used as-is or modified to include your favorite veggies and plant-based proteins. The possibilities are endless. Let’s get started!

Vegetable Egg Rolls (from Curious Cuisiniere)

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The aroma drifting from your oven as you bake these vegetable egg rolls will enchant you. As you dip the egg rolls in our Double Hi Sweet & Sour Sauce, the tangy taste and smooth texture will delight you. This is a perfect vegetarian family meal, packed to the brim with flavor!

Thai Stir-Fried Noodles (from The Spruce)

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Savory, citrus, and spice all come together in one pan to form a symphony of deliciously complex flavors. This dish is sure to entertain your tastebuds. Try it with our Double Hi Soy Sauce!

Vegetarian Potstickers (from Genius Kitchen)

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Is there anything better than biting into a warm, steaming dumpling on a cold day? These vegetarian potstickers are just as juicy and satisfying as their meaty counterparts, and they’re even better when dipped in our Double Hi Potsticker Sauce!

Spicy Green Beans (from Allrecipes)

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Getting bored of your regular side dishes? Kick them up a notch! Try these green beans with our Double Hi Chinese Mustard Sauce. Your guests will thank you, and your sinuses will be cleared!

Ready to try these recipes? Let us know if you enjoyed them in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.