Company: Flowers Foods Bakeries Group, Thomasville, Ga.
Website: www.flowersfoods.com
Introduced: February
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: 99 cents to $1.19 for a two-pack, 3.5-oz. box; $2.99 to $3.19 for a six-pack, 10.5-oz. box
Product Snapshot: Blue Bird’s new crème-filled Chocolate Bells are a bell-shaped dessert that consists of moist chocolate cake covered in a chocolaty coating of Hershey’s cocoa.
Ingredients: Dark confectionery coating (sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils [palm kernel, coconut, palm], cocoa [processed with alkali], whey powder [milk], palm kernel oil, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], salt, vanillin [an artificial flavoring], natural and artificial flavoring), corn syrup, water, high-fructose corn syrup, enriched bleached and unbleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic aid), sugar, eggs, soybean oil, cocoa (processed with alkali). Contains 2% or less of the following: modified corn starch, palm oil, dextrose, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), corn starch, mono- and diglycerides, salt, methylcellulose, datem, sodium stearoyl lactylate, polysorbate 60, soy lecithin, cellulose gum, lactic acid, sorbitan monostearate, artificial flavors, citric acid, xanthan gum, caramel color, preserved with potassium sorbate, sodium propionate and sodium benzoate.