March 1, 2005
Little Debbie Marshmallow Treats
Company: McKee Foods Corp., Collegedale, Tenn.
Suggested Retail: 8-bar Family Pack (6.7 oz.) for $1.29,
12-bar Big Pack, (16.8 oz.) for $2.99, 1-bar Convenience Snack (2.2 oz.) for $0.50, 1-bar Quarter Snack (1.4 oz.) for $0.25
Ingredients: Crisp rice (rice flour, sugar, whey, salt, malt, [malted barley flour, wheat flour, dextrose], yellow 5), corn syrup, sugar, dextrose, fractionated palm kernel oil, soybean oil, corn starch, water. Contains 2% or less of each of the following: Kosher gelatin, modified corn starch, salt, artificial flavors, emulsifiers (hydroxylated soy lecithin, mono- and diglycerides), whey (milk), egg whites, citric acid and sorbic acid (to retain freshness). Allergy information: Manufactured on equipment that processes products containing peanuts and other nuts.
FYI: McKee Foods Corp. launched Little Debbie Marshmallow Treats that taste just like they’re homemade. Each soft, chewy, individually wrapped treat is guaranteed fresh and gives consumers all the enjoyment of “Mom’s” marshmallow squares, minus the mess.
Pagoda Asian Sensations
Company: Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Suggested Retail: $2.89 for an 11-oz. box
Ingredients: (Southwest Style Chicken Egg Rolls): Filling: Corn, red and green peppers, onions, black beans (black beans, water), fully cooked seasoned chicken breast with rib meat (chicken breast with rib meat, water, salt, sugar, sodium acid pyrophosphate, rosemary), Monterey Jack cheese (cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), tomatoes, cabbage, whey powder, seasoning blend (salt, monosodium glutamate, food starch modified, onion powder, garlic powder, dextrose, hydrolyzed corn protein, dehydrated parsley, spice, extractive of turmeric), precooked long grain rice, cottonseed oil, modified food starch, cilantro, sugar, key lime juice concentrate, garlic, jalapeño pepper powder, guar gum, hickory grill flavor (maltodextrin, natural flavors, modified food starch, corn syrup solids, tricalcium phosphate); Crust: Enriched bleached flour ([wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid], calcium propionate [preservative]), water, enriched durum flour (wheat flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), salt, cottonseed oil, dried whole eggs, wheat gluten. Contains egg, milk, and wheat.
FYI: Experience a whole new snacking sensation with Asian-inspired snacks from Pagoda. Now consumers can munch on exotic tasting Asian Sensations — frozen snacks that go from conventional ovens or microwaves to mouth in minutes. The line has four new mouth-watering varieties — Southwest Chicken Egg Rolls, Thai Style Chicken Mini Crisps, Crab Rangoon and Pizza Mini Egg Rolls.
PowerBar Triple Threat Energy Bar
Company: PowerBar, Inc., Boise, Idaho.
Suggested Retail: $1.49 for a 1.94-oz. bar
Ingredients: (Chocolate Caramel Fusion): Chocolatey coating (sugar, fractionated palm kernel oil, alkalized cocoa, whey, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, vanilla), corn syrup, caramel (corn syrup, sugar, cream, water, fructose, palm oil, soy lecithin, salt, disodium phosphate, natural flavor, carrageenan), Trisource protein blend (whey protein isolate, calcium caseinate, soy protein isolate), Maltitol syrup, glycerin, oat fiber, soy crisps (soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, salt), peanuts, high oleic canola oil, alkalized cocoa, natural flavors, almond butter, soy lecithin, salt, peanut flour. Minerals: calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, zinc gluconate, iron (ferrous fumarate), copper gluconate. Vitamins: vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E acetate, vitamin B3 (niacin), pantothenic acid (calcium pantothenate), vitamin B6, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate), folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12. Contains: Almond, milk, peanut and soy ingredients. Made on equipment that processes wheat.
FYI: Just what active guys were looking for — an energy snack that fuels like a PowerBar and tastes like a candy bar. PowerBar’s new line of energy snack bars are available in both crispy and chocolate-caramel-layered textures. PowerBar Triple Threat bars are on the scene and ready to kick some energy bar butt with two decadent varieties — Caramel Peanut Fusion and Chocolate Caramel Fusion. Each 55-gm. bar is fortified with 16 vitamins and minerals along with a balance of carbs, protein and fiber.