Low-carb Galaxy Dream Cakes
Company: Galaxy Desserts, San Rafael, Calif.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.99 for a 3.6-oz. cake
Ingredients: (Low-Carb Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake) Cream cheese, whole eggs,maltitol, sour cream, cookie crumb, butter, egg yolks, sugar-free milk chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon.
FYI: New low-carb cakes from Galaxy Desserts include rich and creamy cheesecakes and mousse cakes that are great for dieters. Besides the Low-Carb Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, other items in the low-carb line include a Milk Chocolate Mousse cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse cake and European style Cheesecake.
Low-Carb Donuts
Company: Nutrilicious Natural Bakery, Countryside, Ill.
Introduced: June
Distribution: Select health food retailers
Suggested Retail: $1.49 for an individually wrapped 2-oz. donut
Ingredients: (Chocolate) Maltitol, canola oil, wheat flour, almonds, oat fiber, soybean, cellulose, walnuts, wheat starch, cocoa powder, cocoa powder replacer, natural flavors, palm fruit oil, soy flour, cultured wheat flour, salt, baking soda, agar, nutmeg, barley flour, beta carotene, soy lecithin.
FYI: Now low-carbers can add donuts to their diet regime, thanks to Nutrilicious. The first full-sized low-carb donut weighs in with only 4 gm. of net carbs and comes in two tantalizing flavors – Old Fashion Plain and Old Fashion Chocolate. Get ready for a satisfying afternoon snack or delicious breakfast without the guilt!
Red Baron Classic Pizzas and Scrambles
Company: Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America, Minneapolis.
Introduced: August
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $4.89 for a 12-in. pizza, $2.99 for deep-dish minis
Ingredients: (Deep Dish Singles – Ham Mini Scrambles) Crust: Enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid), water, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean oil with natural flavor and beta carotene), yeast, dried whey, soybean oil, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, mono and diglycerides), salt, sugar, dough conditioner (wheat starch, L-cysteine hydrochloride, ammonium sulfate), ascorbic acid. Toppings: Water, cooked scrambled egg product (whole eggs, skim milk, soybean oil, modified food starch, salt, xanthan gum, liquid pepper extract, citric acid, natural and artificial butter flavor [clarified butter oil, lipolyzed butter oil, artificial flavor, annatto (color)]), fully cooked ham with natural juices, smoked (cured with water, salt, dextrose, sodium phosphate, sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite), Cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, enzymes, annatto), low moisture part-skim mozzarella cheese (cultured pasteurized part skim milk, salt, enzymes), sequoia cheese flavor (a dehydrated blend of cheeses [granular and blue (milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes)], whey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, whey protein concentrate, lactose, maltodextrin, salt, sodium phosphate, citric acid, lactic acid, yellow 5, yellow 6), modified food starch, dehydrated butter powder (butter, nonfat milk solids, sodium caseinate, BHT [anti-oxidant]), whey powder, corn starch, tomato puree (water, tomato paste), American cheese flavor (a dehydrated blend of cheeses [semisoft and Cheddar (milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes)], maltodextrin, natural and artificial flavors, salt, food starch, modified partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, sodium phosphate, butter, calcium phosphate, lactic acid), gum (carrageenan, maltodextrin), salt, spice, dehydrated onion, garlic. Contains egg, milk, soy, and wheat.
FYI: Red Baron is upping the anti with two new frozen pizzas and deep dish breakfast mini offerings. The 12-in. Classic Pepperoni & Mushroom pizza is a consumer favorite that comes loaded with robust tomato sauce piled high with tender mushrooms and spicy pepperoni. The Classic 4-Meat 12-in. pizza has a flaky crust and is topped with zesty pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage and crumbled hamburger and ham. New Deep Dish Mini Singles-Mini Scrambles offer convenient hot breakfast options and come filled with delicious ingredients like scrambled eggs, mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses and bacon or ham. Easy-to-bake for kids and adults alike, these items make great finger foods for brunch or snacks.
Sweet Abandon Personal Cakes
Company: Benchmark Foods, LLC, Los Angeles, Calif.
Introduced: June
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $9.96-$9.99 for a 6-pack of 2-oz. individually wrapped cakes
Ingredients: (Banana Pecan) Banana, bake mix (isolated soy protein, vital wheat gluten, enriched flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid]), fructose, low fat buttermilk, egg, canola oil, pecans, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, salt.
FYI: Appealing to a broad range of consumers, Sweet Abandon Personal Cakes were originally created for diabetics and the carb-conscious. But with tempting flavors like Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, Banana Pecan and Carrot Walnut, everyone is eating them! Each cake is sweetened with crystalline fructose instead of refined or artificial sweeteners and contains no hydrogenated fat or trans fatty acids. Packaging shows the total carbohydrate intake for each cake and three of the four flavors can be used as one bread exchange for diabetic diets. The cakes have 8 gm. of protein, 30% fat calories, 1.2 mg. of iron, 4% calcium and many vitamins. Enjoy as an after-dinner dessert, mid-day snack, or even as a breakfast alternative.
CLIF Builders
Company: Clif Bar Inc., Berkeley, Calif.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.89 for a 2.4-oz. bar
Ingredients: (Chocolate) Soy protein isolate, chicory syrup, organic brown rice syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, fractionated palm kernel oil, organic rolled oats, cocoa, unsweetened chocolate, organic soy protein concentrate, vegetable glycerine, natural flavors, organic dry roasted almonds, rice starch, cocoa butter, organic sunflower oil, inulin, organic milled flaxseed, oat fiber, soy lecithin, salt.
FYI: New soft and crunchy CLIF Builders bars have 20 gm. of protein, 23 vitamins and minerals and great taste. For athletes and non-athletes alike, the new bars are available nationwide in July and come in Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Cookies ’n Cream varieties. For work, gym, or play, the bars pack away easily for a nutritious, wholesome energy boost on-the-go.
Honey Wheat Pretzels
Company: Herr Foods Inc., Nottingham, Pa.
Introduced: June
Distribution: Boston, Virginia, Ohio
Suggested Retail: $2.19 for a 10-oz. bag
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour [wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid], whole wheat flour, cane sugar, honey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, salt, yeast, soy flour, calcium sulfate, diammonium phosphate, calcium peroxide, dicalcium phosphate, neotame and soda.
FYI: Herr’s new pretzels are packing a little something extra, combining the classic taste of Herr’s pretzels and the sweet goodness of Dutch Gold Honey to create a unique and wholesome product, Herr’s Honey Wheat Pretzels. Hearty whole-wheat flour is sweetened with ribbons of delicious golden honey and baked to a light, crispy finish. With only 2 gm. of fat per serving, this is a perfect sweet and savory snack.
SnackWize Cookies
Company: 2 Sweet Kidz, Greensburg, Pa.
Introduced: June
Distribution: Specialty grocers, Health Centers, Coffee Shops, Fundraising Programs, Gift basket companies
Suggested Retail: $1.75 for an individually wrapped 2-oz. cookie
Ingredients: (Peanut Butter) Rolled oats, organic oat flour, organic whole wheat flour, apple butter, egg whites, beet sugar, cane molasses, wheat bran, soy protein isolate, soy nuts, peanut butter, dicalcium phosphate, ferric ortho-phosphate, niacinamide, vitamin A palmitate, cornstarch, sodium bicarbonate, calcium acid phosphate, sodium aluminum sulfate and pure vanilla. May contain traces of peanuts or nuts.
FYI: A nutritious organic cookie that kids like? That’s right. New SnackWize cookies are packed with vitamins, minerals, 8-9 gm. of protein and are dairy free. Available in three delicious varieties – Low-Fat Oatmeal Raisin, Double Chocolate Chip & Cranberry and Peanut Butter, these cookies are a great-tasting crowd pleaser and convenient snack alternative for kids on the go. Each of these “cookies with a purpose” fulfills 20% of the daily requirement for calcium, iron and vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin and 15% of the daily value of fiber.
Roasted Red Pepper with Goat Cheese Kettle Potato Chips
Company: Kettle Foods, Salem, Ore.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.79-$2.19 for a 5-oz. bag
Ingredients: Select Russet potatoes, expeller pressed high monounsaturated safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt, natural Romano and goat cheese flavor [maltodextrin (from corn), sweet cream solids, natural flavor, salt, citric acid, Romano cheese (cultured pasteurized part skim cow’s milk, enzymes), goat cheese (cultured pasteurized goat milk, salt, enzymes), whey], nonfat milk, dehydrated red bell pepper, tomato powder, onion powder, garlic powder, natural Cheddar cheese flavor [maltodextrin (from corn), sweet cream solids], chili pepper, citric acid, parsley.
FYI: An unexpected pairing that tastes delicious! Inspired by gourmet food trends, the roasted red pepper and goat cheese flavor combines the sweet taste of red peppers and savory goat cheese. These chips are all about strong and complex taste for flavor connoisseurs!
Spider-Man Spidey-Berry Pop-Tarts
Company: Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 22-oz. 12-count box
Ingredients: Berry filling (corn syrup, dextrose, high-fructose corn syrup, crackermeal, water, modified wheat starch, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural wild berry flavor, dried strawberries, dried apples, dried pears, citric acid, xanthan gum, caramel color, soy lecithin, red #40, blue #2, yellow #6), enriched wheat flour, sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, corn syrup, water, dextrose, salt, high-fructose corn syrup, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), red #40 lake, gelatin, blue #2 lake, blue #1 lake, niacinamide, reduced iron, yellow #6 lake, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1) and folic acid.
FYI: New Spider-Man Pop-Tarts have arrived just in time for the web-slinger’s return to the screen. Each toaster pastry features a red crust with Spidey-berry (wild berry) fruit filling, topped with blue web-like frosting. Glow in the dark wrappers add a sense of adventure to breakfast along with “laser-beam” shooting Spidey-Signal Wristbands that are available in specially marked boxes. New Spider-Man Toasted Oat Cereal is also available.
Suzie’s Carbflat Crackers
Company: Good Groceries, Co., Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.49 for 4.5-oz. package
Ingredients: (Sesame) Wheat gluten, unbleached, unbromated enriched wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron, thiamin, riboflavin), corn starch, oat fiber, isolated soy protein, non-hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, sesame flour, sesame seeds, yeast.
FYI: Available in Sesame and Multiseed, new Carbflat crackers are baked, all-natural, contain no hydrogenated oil and have only 5 gm. of net carbs per serving.
Walkers Shortbread Animal Shapes
Company: Walkers, Aberlour-on-Spey, Scotland
Introduced: June
Distribution: International
Suggested Retail: $3.99 for a 6.2-oz. box of 12 cookies
Ingredients: Wheat flour, 32% butter, sugar, salt.
FYI: Marching directly from the heart of the Scottish Highlands to your table are delightful teddy bear, Highland cow, Scottie dog and sheep-shaped shortbread cookies from Walkers. Each buttery cookie is baked with the finest natural ingredients, contains no artificial flavorings, colorings or additives and every sweet-faced animal is Kosher-certified.