FYI: Comfort foods are healthy with the new 100-calorie VitaBrownie from Vitalicious. It has just one-third of the calories and sugar that you’ll find in conventional brownies and is packed with 15 vitamins and minerals. What’s more, each brownie contains 6 gm. of fiber — equivalent to one cup of broccoli or nearly two apples!
DOVE Premium Cookies
Company: MasterfoodsUSA, a division of Mars Inc., Hackettstown, N.J.
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for an 8- to 15-count box of cookies
FYI: New DOVE premium cookies are decadent to the max. Each cookie is unique, dipped in silky smooth, decadent DOVE chocolate comes in two indulgent varieties: Classic Chunk and Contemporary. The Classic Chunk line includes Beyond Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Walnut Rendezvous and Chocolate Walnut Oasis flavors. The Contemporary line features Milk Chocolate Moment, Mint Chocolate Serenade and Toffee Chocolate Tango. Truly a feast for the eyes and the stomach, DOVE cookies will have consumers taking the time to savor each luscious bite.
Nabisco KidSense Fun Packs
Company: Kraft Foods Global Inc., East Hanover, N.J.
Suggested Retail: $2.69 for a 4.62-oz. box of six individual snack pouches
FYI: Nabisco’s latest better-for-you snacking innovation is sure to keep kids and parents happy. New KidSense Fun Packs come in three favorite varieties — Teddy Grahams Cubs, KraftCheese Nips Sport Crisps and Smilin’ Ritz Bits — reformulated to provide 3 gm. of whole grains and calcium. The snacks contain no artificial flavors, sweeteners or trans fat and have only 100 calories per serving.
Nature Valley Healthy Heart Granola Bars with CoroWise
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis
Suggested Retail: $2.89 for a box of five 1.4-oz. bars
FYI: Keep your ticker in tip-top shape with new Healthy Heart Granola Bars with CoroWise plant sterols from Nature Valley. Plant sterols are clinically proven to reduce cholesterol in as little as four weeks, and studies have shown that they may reduce the risk for heart disease in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Each wholesome bar contains 0.4 gm of CoroWise plant sterols and is a good source of whole grain and fiber. The bars are available in two varieties. Oatmeal Raisin features whole-grain oats and plump juicy raisins, and Honey Nut marries the flavors of honey-sweetened granola with crunchy California almonds.
Company: Nutrabella, San Mateo, Calif.
Distribution: National grocery stores, parenting boutiques and specialty retailers
FYI: Mommies-to-be have a better-for-you snack with new Bellybars from Nutrabella. While it’s not pickles and ice cream, each chewy bar is packed with protein, iron, folic acid, calcium, B6, vitamin E, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Three varieties including Mellow Oat, Berry Nutty Cravings and Baby Needs Chocolate are sure to please baby-on-boarders. Mild-flavored Mellow Oat features toasted oats, crisp rice, almonds and graham cracker pieces. Berry Nutty Cravings offers cranberries, almonds and blueberries in a chewy toasted oat base. Baby Needs Chocolate is a delicious blend of crisp toffee, real milk chocolate chunks, almonds and cocoa powder mixed with toasted oats.
FYI: New vitamin-packed Pria Complete Nutrition bars deliver a balanced blend of nutrition that is formulated just for women. The crispy-textured bar combines moderate levels of carbohydrates and protein with 5 gm. of fiber and 23 essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, folic acid and iron. Try each crispy variety: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp, Chocolate Mint Crisp and French Vanilla Crisp.
FYI: Fall in love with the hot, fresh-baked, sub-shop taste of deli sandwiches right from your microwave! New Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets Subs are convenient, hand-held sandwiches that “bake” in less than two minutes. Each sandwich is stuffed with delicious ingredients encased in a soft, chewy bakery loaf.
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