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Urban Accents

June 23, 2016 10:00 ET

Urban Accents Introduces Line of Spice-Infused Pumpkin and Pizza Simmer Sauces

Celebrating Its 20-Year Anniversary, the Company Builds on Over 150 Spice and Herb Blends With New Sauces

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 23, 2016) - Urban Accents, a creative culinary spice blends company that offers a gourmet meal experience from the comfort of your own home, celebrates its 20th Anniversary by adding its first line of spice-infused pumpkin and pizza simmer sauces to its established collection of over 150 dry blended products. Urban Accents will sample the new sauce line, which includes flavors like Pumpkin Tagine, Pumpkin Mole and Pumpkin Curry Simmer Sauces and Chicago Classic, Fire Roasted Arrabbiata and Manchego & Garlic DIY Pizza Sauces, at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 26-28, in New York City.

Marrying its Madras Curry, Moroccan Tagine and Mexican Mole spices with fresh ingredients and a pumpkin and tomato base, Urban Accents was inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and Mexican flavors in the creation of its Pumpkin Tagine, Pumpkin Mole and Pumpkin Curry sauces. With the addition of chicken or veggies, the sauces create a savory, easy 30-minute one-pot meal. Urban Accents' premium Pizza Sauces, including Chicago Classic, Fire Roasted Arrabbiata and Manchego & Garlic, also offer versatile flavor for homemade or ready-to-bake pizza crusts or can be paired with items like bread sticks, cheese curds or quesadilla bites as an appetizer dipping sauce.

"Urban Accents began in our basement 20 years ago, and since then we've been inventing these amazingly original spice blends and felt we could craft more complex flavors in a sauce format using the same blends as a base," said Jim Dygas, co-founder of Urban Accents. "The simmer sauces are taking our core knowledge and expertise and delivering it to the consumer in a more convenient fashion. They give us an opportunity to help the time-challenged consumer with more complete meals, with complex flavor, in just minutes. Our devotees still want to cook, stir and chop, but they need to save a few steps to be assured of a brag-worthy meal and that's exactly what the sauce line accomplishes."

Continually testing new products, trends and combinations, Dygas with co-founder & President Tom Knibbs see Urban Accents' sauce line doubling business in the next three years.

"Preorders have been overwhelmingly encouraging and it's a natural progression for the company to emerge into the sauce arena," said Knibbs. With a strong, intuitive team behind them, Knibbs and Dygas envision the company boisterously growing with customers' ever evolving palettes.

Visit Urban Accents at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City, June 26-28, at booth 3934.

About Urban Accents
Urban Accents is Your Culinary Wingman™ and has had your back in the kitchen for over 20 years. The Chicago-based company's creatively spiced seasonings and mixes promise both novices and foodies easy access to brag-worthy culinary creations. Urban Accents was founded in 1996 when Tom Knibbs unexpectedly lost his job in corporate America. Raised in a food-loving family, Tom chose to turn his attention towards developing his culinary creativity. With his partner Jim Dygas, the dynamic duo has grown the original 12 spice blends to over 150 gourmet products, each still crafted in small batches with unique ingredients. Urban Accents products can be found at select Sur la Table, Crate & Barrel, World Market, Jewel, Whole Foods or online. For more information on products or to find recipes, visit

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