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April 2017



Gourmet International is proud to introduce Bratwurst Sauce as part of the extensive line of Hela sauces from Germany

Hela sauces are known for highest quality and unrivaled flavor. They are a most welcome addition to any barbeque and NEW Hela Bratwurst sauce is definitely no exception! Hela Brat sauce is deliciously fruity and spicy; it is the perfect complement to Bratwurst and so much more. Try it on a burger, hot dog, to dip French fries, or use generously to add zing to marinades, dips and even dressings! Hela is committed to quality and sustainability. By choosing optimal raw ingredients cultivated and prepared using environmentally friendly methods, Hela flavors your world!


March 2017




February 2017



January 2017

Gourmet International is proud to welcome an extended ORO di Parma line its portfolio of specialty foods from around the world

Gourmet International is proud to welcome an extended ORO di Parma line its portfolio of specialty foods from around the world.  
Parma tomatoes are famous for their outstanding quality and full-flavored taste. They are grown in the renowned Italian region of Parma known for its fertile ground and sunny days.  Only the best, fully ripened tomatoes are used in ORO di Parma.  They are immediately prepared upon harvest and carefully refined to make the best, freshest tasting tomato products possible. Varieties include strained tomatoes, strained tomatoes with herbs, chopped tomatoes and chopped tomatoes with basil, all packed in BPA free 14.1 oz cans.  The very finest ORO di Parma tomato paste is available in unique triple concentrated (one of the only triple concentrates available in the market) and double concentrated in hot, basil, and flavored with vegetables, to punch up the flavor in any savory dish you can dream up.  ORO di Parma is all natural, non GMO and certified Kosher.  Premium tomatoes at an everyday low price! 
Also featuring delicious new vegan gummies from J. Luehders!  While foodies with a sweet tooth seek far and wide for the latest gourmet candy to hit the shelves, J. Luehders of Germany astounds with their vegan soft candy. With three distinct varieties - exotic fruits, red berries, and fruity flowers - they’ve spanned the flavor gamut in the most delightful and playful way. Soft, delectable gummy candies are reminiscent of childhood fruit snacks, but with an indulgent panache only Luehders could actualize. Luehders has catered to all the major players with their Vegan Soft Candy. The health conscious, environmentalists, and animal lovers respectively will each find solace in this heavenly treat. Not only is the candy vegan and free from gelatin as the name implies, but it also contains no artificial colors or flavors, and is made with sustainable palm oil. Halal certified. 


July 2016


Gourmet International breaks ground on new building

As one of the fastest growing direct import & specialty foods companies in North America, Gourmet International, based in Caledonia Michigan, breaks ground on its new corporate headquarters. The move is slated for late December 2016 and will allow the company to expand and serve the US markets in a more efficient manner.  The new 125,000 sf temperature controlled facility will also allow for additional chocolate and perishable goods distribution to the already amazing assortment of specialty retail products. Gourmet International is a family owned & operated company which was founded over 45 years ago by Horst & Erika Nitzsche as Erika’s Delicatessen and Import Haus.  The retail & imported foods operation was a mainstay in the Grand Rapids area for many years.  With a keen eye from a retailer’s perspective, Gourmet International was launched in 1989 as a national specialty food import & wholesale operation. Wildly successful, Gourmet International continues to be the #1 source for retailers looking for premium quality German Foods as well as exclusive brands from Italy, Ireland, Belgium, the Netherlands and many other European countries.