Jolly Time healthy pop
Company: Jolly Time American Pop Corn Co., Sioux City, Iowa
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.19 for a 3-pack containing 3-oz. bags and $4.19 for a 6-pack containing 3-oz. packages
Ingredients: Popcorn, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, natural and artificial flavors, sucralose (Splenda brand), soy lecithin, annatto for coloring, yellow 5 lake, yellow 6 lake, blue 2 lake.
FYI: Jolly Time introduces a “smart snack” with its Healthy Pop Caramel Apple 94% Fat Free microwave popcorn. This product targets health- and weight-conscious consumers who want something with great flavor for their sweet tooth. Healthy Pop combines the refreshing flavors of crisp, green apple slices smothered in creamy, luscious, gooey caramel. Each serving boasts wholesome snacking qualities — sweetened with Splenda and having just 110 calories, 2 gm. of fat, 0 gm. of saturated fat and 6 gm. of fiber. Now snacking can be delicious and fun!
Amy’s Samosa Wraps
Company: Amy’s, Sonoma County, Calif.
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.79 for box of two
Ingredients: (Vegan) Organic potatoes, organic wheat and whole wheat flours, organic peas, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, nigari [magnesium chloride, a natural firming agent]), filtered water, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt, spices, organic garlic, mango powder, organic tumeric. Contains wheat and soy.
FYI: Amy’s, the nation’s top-selling brand of natural and organic vegetarian convenience foods has introduced its new Samosa Wraps as an addition to its line of Indian meals. The new snacks are made with lightly spiced organic potatoes, peas and tofu wrapped in a wheat tortilla and baked. For an authentic, flavorful snack with a touch of the exotic, try Amy’s — completely vegan and free of genetically-modified organisms.
Nutri-Grain Chewy Granola Bars and Bites
Company: Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Introduced: April
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for an 8-count package of bars and 6- or 8-count packages of bites
Ingredients: (Honey Oat & Raisin) Granola (rolled whole oats, crisp rice [rice, sugar, salt, high fructose corn syrup, malt flavoring], high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, rolled whole wheat), raisins, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean, cottonseed and palm kernel oil), sugar, fructose, corn syrup solids, glycerin, high fructose corn syrup, honey, dextrose, natural and artificial flavor, salt, fractionated coconut oil, soy lecithin, nonfat dry milk, niacinamide, reduced iron, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium pantothenate, thamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1) and folic acid.
FYI: New for snackers with a sweet tooth and an eye for healthful eating are Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Granola Bars and Chewy Bites. These convenient, easy-to-eat snacks come in four, lip-smacking varieties — Honey Oat & Raisin and Chocolatey Chunk for the bars and Chocolatey Chip and Caramel Nut Crunch for the bites. No matter if you’re in the mood for something bite-sized or something a little bigger, these granola snacks will keep you going.
Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Soaked Sunflower Seeds
Company: Thanasi Foods, Boulder, Colo.
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.29 for a 5.5-oz. bag and $0.89 for a 2.25-oz. bag
Ingredients: Sunflower seeds, salt, sunflower oil, genuine Jim Beam bourbon, sugar, tomato powder, molasses powder, raisin powder, tamarino powder, modified corn starch, natural mesquite, citric acid, caramel color, spice, extract of paprika, maltodextrin, triacetin, propylene glycol.
FYI: New from Thanasi Foods are Jim Beam Original Kentucky Bourbon Soaked Sunflower Seeds. What a mouthful! This new premium snack is the first of its kind to combine the kick of the world’s number one bourbon with the nutty flavor of in-shell, U.S.-grown sunflower seeds. Seeds are soaked in Jim Beam prior to roasting, giving them a slightly sweet and smoky taste. A teetotaler? Not to worry — the bourbon only provides great flavor, so there is virtually no remaining alcohol after roasting. Yeehaw!
Company: Chuck D’s LLC, Chevy Chase, Md.
Introduced: February
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.29 to $1.99 for a 2-oz. box
Ingredients: Flour, sugar, vegetable shortening (contains one or more of the following: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, and/or cottonseed oil), corn syrup, salt leavenings (sodium bicarbonate), artificial flavors, soy lecithin.
FYI: New LikeUms Vanilla cookies from Chuck D’s are shaped like caricatures of six Hollywood movie stars. The limited edition first series of LikeUms features Nicole Kidman, Jack Nicholson, Rene Zellweger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Halle Berry and Jackie Chan. The cookies will be available at movie theaters, video rental chains and theme parks, as well as in department stores and convenience stores.
Masuya Rice Sembei Snacks
Company: Masuya USA, Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
Introduced: February
Distribution: Select retailers
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 4-oz. bag
Ingredients: (Tamari) All-natural U.S. grown rice, expeller pressed high-oleic safflower oil, organic wheat free tamari soy-sauce (water, soybeans, sea salt, alcohol), unbleached cane sugar, maltodextrin from tapioca, extract of brewer’s yeast, miso (soybeans, water, rice, sea salt, alcohol), sesame oil, soy lecithin, natural tocopherols (vitamin E from soybeans [added to preserve freshness]), extract of rosemary.
FYI: Produced from 100%-U.S.-grown rice, new Masuya Rice Sembei Snacks are wheat-free, gluten-free and all-natural products. Baked, not fried, they have 50% less fat than potato chips, tortilla chips and popcorn and have a light, airy texture and delicate crunch. They are available in Tamari, Original, Sun-Dried Tomato & Cheese and Dijon Mustard varieties.
Endulge Carb-Controlled Cookies
Company: Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Introduced: August
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.99 for a package of 16 cookies
Ingredients: (Chocolate Mint covered cookies) Maltitol, palm oil, palm kernel oil, polydextrose, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cocoa (processed with alkali), isomalt, soy protein isolate, corn starch, resistant corn or wheat starch, contains 2% or less of: soy flour, wheat gluten, corn flour, soy lecithin, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), salt, natural and artificial flavors and sucralose (Splenda brand).
FYI: American consumers are making wiser dietary choices these days, and Atkins Nutritionals is providing a new snack option — new controlled-carbohydrate cookies from its Endulge line. The new cookies have a flavored center and are covered in chocolate. With four varieties to choose from, including Chocolate Caramel, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Raspberry, eating smart will be easy. The cookies have no added sugars or trans fats and have only 4 to 5 gm. of net carbs per serving.
Macabee Kosher Low Carb and Homestyle Waffles
Company: Macabee Foods, West Nyack, N.Y.
Introduced: August
Distribution: New York, California, Florida
Suggested Retail: $2.49 for an 8-count box of Homestyle waffles and $2.99 for an 8-count box of Low Carb waffles
Ingredients: (Homestyle Waffles) Water, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), expeller pressed canola and/or soybean oil, low fat soy flour, soy fiber, egg whites, organic evaporated cane juice, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), soy protein, soy lecithin, natural flavor, caramel color, guar gum, sea salt.
FYI: New from Macabee are Low Carb and Homestyle waffles.  All waffles are Kosher-parve, lactose-free, pas yisroel and yoshan. Delicious for breakfast or dessert, this new product will have waffle lovers in heaven.
Miss Meringue Fat-Free and Low-fat Cookies
Company: Jacques Gourmet, San Marcos, Calif.
Introduced: June
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 3.5-oz. bag and $0.99 for a single serving bag
Ingredients: (Coconut) Sugar, egg whites, shredded coconut.
FYI: Miss Meringue cookies from Jacques Gourmet offer traditional French flavor without the fat. With four new varieties — French Vanilla, Chocolate Delight, Chocolate Chip and Toasted Coconut — these sweet little cookies are becoming a consumer favorite. The light meringue cookies are a delicious alternative to higher-fat cookies and desserts and are world-renowned for their sweet taste and light, crispy texture. Each serving has about 80 calories and all cookies are Kosher-parve. Whether you eat them crumbled on top of ice cream or as a side to fresh fruit, this French sensation is truly a delectable treat.
Authentic 1960s Organic Granola Bars
Company: Nature’s Path Foods U.S.A., Blaine, Wash.
Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.29-$3.69 for a 5-count box
Ingredients: (Apricot ’N Nut) Organic rolled oats, organic brown rice flour, partially polished organic brown rice syrup, organic dried apricots, organic diced roasted hazelnuts, organic invert cane syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, organic expeller-pressed canola oil and/or organic soybean oil, organic dried coconut, organic acacia gums, organic barley malt extract, organic honey, sea salt, natural flavor, organic molasses, rice extract. May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, or soy.
FYI: New 1960s-style organic granola bars from Nature’s Path taste great and are a healthful snack. The natural and organic food revolution began in the ’60s, and Nature’s Path is keeping it alive with its all-natural products. The granola now tastes better than ever and comes in a convenient hand-held version that contains no trans fat and is low in sodium, a good source of fiber and a great vegetable source of Omega-3s. Each bar is made with organic oats combined with organic fruits, nuts and seeds. There are four tasty varieties to choose from — Apricot ’n Nut, Cranberry Soy, Pumpkin FlaxPlus and HempPlus.
Pop-Secret Crispy Glazed Premium Popcorn
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis.
Introduced: June
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.69 for a 2-bag package, $4.29 for a 4-bag package
(Caramel) Popcorn, isomalt, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, salt, butter (cream, milk, salt), natural and artificial flavor, soy lecithin, color (yellow 5 and 6 lake, blue 2 lake), sucralose, freshness preserved by propyl gallate.
FYI: Popping onto the scene is new Pop-Secret Crispy Glazed Premium Popcorn. Two delicious flavors, Caramel and Kettle Corn pop up with a light, crispy glaze reminiscent of county fairs or gourmet shops. The unique coating does not require extra preparation steps or leave fingers sticky. Consumer-friendly instructions are detailed on each box. Join the popcorn revolution and enjoy each mouthwatering, easy-to-make, crispy, glazed kernel.
Bob Evans Brunch Bowls
Company: Bob Evans, Columbus, Ohio
Introduced: June
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.29-$3.69 for a 10-oz. portion
Ingredients: (Apple Cinnamon French toast) Bread (Enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, barley malt, niacin, iron thamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), water. contains 2% or less of the following: yeast, salt, corn flour, sugar, calcium propionate (a preservative) tumeric, soybean oil, paprika, dough conditioner (datem) natural flavors), whole eggs, water, sugar, artificial vanilla (water, propylene glycol, vanillin, ethyl vanillin, alcohol and caramel color). Jonathan apples (apples, ascorbic and citric acid (added to preserve freshness) salt), water, cream cheese (pasteurized milk and cream, cheese cultures, salt, carob bean gum, guar gum) sugar, brown sugar, butter (sweet cream, salt, annatto color), modified corn starch, reconstituted lemon juice (water, concentrated lemon juice), cinnamon.
FYI: Bob Evans is making mornings sweet with two additions to its Brunch Bowls line — Stuffed French Toast with Mixed Berries and Cream Cheese and Stuffed French Toast with Apples and Cream Cheese. These convenient bowls are a one-step breakfast, lunch or dinner and go from the microwave to the table in minutes. Make mealtime extraordinary with each creamy bite of French toast, cream cheese, chunky cinnamon-covered apples or saucy berries.