Little Debbie Petites

July 2, 2010
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Company: McKee Foods, Collegedale, Tenn.
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Introduced: February
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.79 for a six-count, 5.71-oz. box
Product Snapshot: Little Debbie Petites are the newest snack cake offering to a lineup of tasty sweets. Perfect for portion-control snackers, Petites come in Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet varieties. Additionally, the Strawberry option is topped with butter cream frosting, the Yellow Cake kind is smeared with Butter Cream icing and the Spice kind is covered in cream cheese frosting and is only available September through December
Ingredients (Yellow Cake): Sugar, enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [Vitamin B1], riboflavin [Vitamin B2], folic acid), water, corn syrup, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil with TBHQ to preserve flavor, cream cheese powder (cream cheese [cream, milk, non-fat milk, whey, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes], whey, silicon dioxide, natural flavor, tocopherols and scorbyl palmitate [to help protect flavor]), non-fat dry milk, egg whites, eggs, emulsifiers (mono- and digylcerides, sorbitan monostearate, polysorbate 60, propylene glycol monostearate, soy lecithin), corn starch, salt, natural and artificial flavors, modified corn starch, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), sorbic acid (to retain freshness), colors (turmeric, annatto extract). Contains: wheat, milk, eggs, soy.

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