Minneapolis, Minn. (October 17, 2017) — AlpineAire, a pioneer and leader in the freeze-dried food marketplace for over 30 years, earned the prestigious Editors’ Choice award from Backpacker Magazine for its Classic Guacamole—confirming AlpineAire’s commitment to freeze-dried innovation.
“This guacamole is rich and balanced enough to put the finishing touch on burritos, and light enough to throw in a daypack,” said Eli Bernstein, gear editor for Backpacker Magazine. “It has a combination of taste, texture, and spice that’s hard to find in any instant dip,” said Bernstein.
AlpineAire is committed to choosing quality ingredients and production partners. The carefully chosen partners offer the controlled seasonality of Hass avocados and fresh batch production—making this first-to-market product possible. AlpineAire’s Classic Guacamole provides a snack option for travelers, thru-hikers, and food enthusiasts. An ideal trail, office or road trip snack, the pouch requires only a few tablespoons of cold water and a stir before it’s ready to eat.
“Our long-standing core consumers are thru-hikers and backpackers that rely on healthy, sustainable and accessible foods,” said Tim Pratt, general manager of AlpineAire. “Earning an editors’ choice award from Backpacker Magazine brings all of our hard work and dedication full circle.”
The handcrafted Classic Guacamole offers simple and traditional ingredients including freeze-dried avocado, onion, Serrano pepper, tomato, red pepper, coriander, lime powder and salt. “It’s about the merits of flavors and textures,” said Pratt.
The award-winner is a pillar in the AlpineAire Snack Line, which debuted to consumers in 2017. The lineup maintains AlpineAire’s nutritional values, keeping quality and nutrition in the forefront with zero additives and preservatives for healthy and sustainable enjoyment.
The AlpineAire Snack Line is entirely gluten-free with vegan and vegetarian options available.
The Katadyn Group
The KATADYN GROUP is a global corporate group specialized in the area of self-sufficient nutrition and drinking water supply. Its brands include Katadyn, Trek’n Eat, AlpineAire Foods, Optimus, Pharmavoyage, Micropur, Certisil, Aquafides, SteriPEN and Spectra. With this broad brand portfolio, the group provides products and solutions for the outdoor and marine industries as well as for industrial and municipal needs. Its diverse product palette ranges from freeze-dried specialty meals and outdoor cooking gear to mobile and land-based water desalination systems and specialized disinfection systems for the industry. Indeed, humanitarian aid organizations and the military for years have been regular customers of the Swiss group of companies. With headquarters in Kemptthal (Zurich), the KATADYN GROUP employs about 200 people at its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the United States.