Gorditas, which were unveiled in May, are handmade soft flatbread “taco shells” that can be used for making stuffed taco sandwiches, filled with meat, cheese, salsa or sour cream. Kontos, a Paterson, New Jersey-based manufacturer and distributor of traditional artisan breads and Mediterranean specialty foods, is set up in booth 1707 at IDDBA.
Like most of Kontos’ flatbreads, Gorditas contain no trans fats, are 100 percent vegetarian, Certified Kosher-Pareve (Pas Yisroel) and Halal. They come packed 6/10–19.70 oz. to a case, and they require minimal reheating for added flexibility. Gorditas literally mean “chubby” in Spanish and describe a sandwich stuffed with meat, cheese or other fillings.
Kontos also is featuring its Pre-Grilled Cocktail Flatbreads, Pre-Grilled, Mini Oval Flatbreads, Pocket-Less Pita and Gluten-Free Wraps at the show in addition to specialty products like All-Natural, French-Style Crepes, International Pastry Puffs (also known as Loukoumades or Zeppole), Greek Yogurt, Imported Feta Cheese, Dolmades, Hummus and Tzatziki dips.
“Great bread and fresh ingredients are the starting point for every delicious sandwich made,” said Steve Kontos, president and owner of Kontos Foods. “This is exactly why the IDDBA audience—from wholesale buyers, to retail chains, to small- and medium-sized restaurants and delis, appreciate our artisan bread. Consumers have a growing appetite for products like ours that have fresh, wholesome ingredients. This is a fantastic venue for us to network with these buyers and expand our share of market.”
Kontos sells its products to retailers and foodservice establishments across North America and several other countries. Its bread and Fillo products are made in the U.S.