Sugar-Free Milano Cookies

Company: Pepperidge Farm Inc., Norwalk, Conn.
Introduced: October
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 4.8-oz. package
Ingredients: Unbleached enriched wheat flour (flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid], maltitol, vegetable oils (canola, palm kernel and/or palm), polydextrose, chocolate, cocoa butter, whole eggs, chocolate processed with alkali, contains 2% or less of: cornstarch, nonfat milk, egg whites, salt, milkfat, soy lecithin, natural flavors, sucralose, vanilla extract and baking soda.
FYI: Pepperidge Farm has been delighting people with delicious, premium-quality baked goods for more than 65 years. Now, that tradition continues with the creation of a new line of sugar-free Milano cookies that taste so great, you won’t believe they’re sugar free! Now everyone, including diabetics or those consumers following sugar-free diets, can have their cookies and eat them, too. Just picture rich chocolate sandwiched between two delicate cookies. Savor the experience!
Allergen and Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
Company: Enjoy Life Foods, Chicago
Introduced: September
Distribution: Midwest, Northeast
Suggested Retail: $4.99 for a 24-oz. loaf
Ingredients: (Original Sandwich Bread): Water, tapioca flour, white rice flour, rice bran, grape juice concentrate, rice starch, honey, ground flaxseed, salt, yeast, expeller-pressed safflower oil, sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, lemon juice concentrate, citrus fiber, guar gum. Vitamins and minerals: calcium, magnesium, niacin (vitamin B3), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B6, thiamin (vitamin B1), folate.
FYI: Now consumers with allergies can enjoy sandwiches again with Rye-less “Rye” and Original Sandwich bread from Enjoy Life Foods. The company has a complete line of allergen-free baked goods including goodies like cookies, bagels, snack bars and more — all free of wheat/gluten, dairy/casein, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish — the eight most common allergens affecting consumers today. Additionally, the products contain no hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, artificial flavors, preservatives or GMOs.
Fabe’s Vegan Muffins
Company: Fabe’s All Natural Bakery, San Fernando, Calif.
Introduced: September
Distribution: West Coast
Suggested Retail: $4.79-$4.99 for a 4-pack of 4-oz. muffins
Ingredients: (Oat Bran muffin): Chicory syrup, oat bran, whole grain barley flour, expeller pressed safflower oil, oats, rice starch, baking soda, non aluminum baking powder.
FYI: Vegan devotees and even mainstream dessert-lovers can sink their teeth into Fabe’s three new wheat-free Vegan Muffins. The muffins come in Oat Bran, Banana Oat Bran and Blueberry Oat Bran varieties and are not only wheat-free and high in fiber, but also cholesterol-, egg- and dairy-free. Like all Fabe’s products, the new muffins are free of sugar and artificial preservatives and baked only with natural sweeteners from fruits, plants and grains.
Hostess Donut Bites
Company: Interstate Bakeries, Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
Introduced: August
Suggested Retail: $3.49-$3.59 for a 9.4-oz. box
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour [flour, barley malt, ferrous sulfate (iron) “B” vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid)], sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (contains one of more of: soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, beef fat), water, soybean oil, nonfat milk, soy flour. Contains 2% or less of: glycerin, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), egg yolks, salt, soy lecithin, mono and diglycerides, dextrose, wheat starch, cellulose gum, tapioca dextrin, corn dextrin, guar gum, karaya gum, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, agar, locust bean gum, sodium phosphate, cornstarch, natural and artificial flavors, sorbic acid and sodium propionate and potassium sorbate (to retain freshness), caramel color, sodium caseinate, butter.
FYI: Grabbing a bite to eat just got a little sweeter with new Donut Bites from Interstate Bakeries. Each mini donut is a great-tasting, convenient snack for consumers on the go. The little treats hit shelves nationwide in September, and donut aficionados can select from snack size pouches or family packs.
Sugar-Free Sensables
Company: Tasty Baking Co., Philadelphia
Introduced: August
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $0.89 for a 11/8-oz. cake and $3.59 for a 9-oz. family pack
Ingredients: (Chocolate Chip Finger Cake): Water, partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening (soybean, cottonseed oils), eggs, bleached enriched flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate-B1, riboflavin-B2, folic acid), sugar-free chocolate chips (maltitol, chocolate liquor processed with alkali, cocoa butter, sorbitan tristearate, soy lecithin, vanilla), polydextrose, maltitol, whey protein concentrate (milk). May contain 2% or less of: food starch modified, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), skim milk, wheat gluten, cellulose gum, soy lecithin, gum arabic, salt, propylene glycol monoesters, sodium stearoyl lactylate, artificial flavor, guar gum, sodium propionate and sorbic acid (added to preserve freshness), sucralose, xanthan gum, sorbitan monostearate, mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 60. Allergen information: manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts.
FYI: Now sugar-free is tasty, thanks to the Tastykake Sensables line from Tasty Baking Co. — sugar-free and containing only 4-8 gm. of carbohydrates per serving. Six new products include individual and boxed Plain donuts, Mini Plain donuts, Chocolate Chip Soft Cookie bars, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Soft Cookie bars, Orange Finger Cakes and Chocolate Chip Finger cakes. Whether indulging in light sponge cake with the refreshing taste of orange or a soft blend of chocolate cookie and velvety chocolate chips, Sensables sweet snacking alternative takes the sugar out of snacking without scrimping on taste.
Hooters Potato Chips
Company: Hooters of America, Atlanta, Ga.
Introduced: August
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $0.65 for a 1-oz. bag and $0.95 for a 1.5-oz. bag
Ingredients: (Dill Pickle chips): Potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, cottonseed or sunflower oil), salt, maltodextrin, spice, modified corn starch, onion, monosodium glutamate, natural and artificial flavor, citric acid, garlic, gum Arabic, polysorbate 80, extractives of tumeric, BHT and BHA (as preservatives).
FYI: Hooters fans have another reason to salivate with new Hooters potato chips. Capturing signature Hooters flavors in its Hot Wing and Hot Wing with Ranch and Dill Pickle varieties, these chips are hot, hot, hot! Now snackers can enjoy Hooters, anytime, anywhere, with convenient snack sizes and tasty flavors. Previously available only in vending machines, Hooters chips are sweeping the nation due to overwhelming consumer response. Turn up the heat with these hot and spicy chips, and sorry guys, waitress not included.
Sargento Cheese Dips
Company: Sargento Foods, Inc., Plymouth, Wis.
Introduced: August
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.29 for a 3-oz. package and $1.49 for a 3.75-oz. package
Ingredients: (Cheddar dip and tortilla chips): Whole grain corn, vegetable oil [canola and/or corn and/or sunflower and/or partially hydrogenated (canola and/or soybean) oil], Cheddar and other natural cheeses (milk, cheese culture, salt enzymes, annatto), water, whey, maltodextrin, sodium phosphate, contains 2% or less of: corn syrup solids, salt, lactic acid, gelatin, sorbic acid (preservative), apo-carotenal (color), guar gum, xanthan gum.
FYI: Dip into excitement with new Sargento Cheese Dips! These portable, single-serving snacks are perfect for time-pressed cheese enthusiasts. Each package comes with real Cheddar cheese dip, plus three varieties of crunchy dippers — mini tortilla chips, pretzel twists or Ranch flavored bagel chips. Whether you dip or dunk, these cheesy, crunchy snacks are sure to get your taste buds hopping.
PowerBar CarbSelect Bars
Company: PowerBar Inc., Berkeley, Calif.
Introduced: September
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.89-$1.99 for Pria bars, $2.39-$2.49 for ProteinPlus bars
Ingredients: (Pria Chocolate Mocha Crisp) Chocolatey coating (maltitol, fractionated palm kernel oil, cocoa, polydextrose, sodium caseinate, monoglycerides, soy lecithin, vanilla, sucralose), soy crisps (soy protein isolate, tapioca starch, salt), maltitol syrup, inulin, roasted soybeans, peanuts, glycerin, alkalized cocoa, natural flavors, almond butter, soy protein isolate, instant coffee, salt, xanthan gum, caffeine, sucralose, minerals: calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, ferrous fumarate, zinc oxide, copper gluconate, manganese sulfate, chromium chloride, sodium selenite, potassium iodide, sodium molybdate, vitamins: vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E acetate, pantothenic acid (calcium pantothenate), vitamin B3 (niacinamide), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin B1 (thiamine mononitrate), folic acid, biotin, vitamin K1, vitamin B12. Contains milk, nut, peanut and soy ingredients. Made on equipment that also processes wheat.
FYI: The PowerBar Pria CarbSelect line of carb-control nutritional snack bars for women expanded its line with two new crispy flavors — Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp and Chocolate Mocha Crisp. Each bar has 2 gm. of impact carbs, 130 calories and offers decadent taste. The vitamin-packed treats are crispy and chewy with a peanut butter or mocha flavored center covered in a rich chocolatey coating. Also new are PowerBar ProteinPlus CarbSelect bars for carb-conscious men. These great-tasting, high protein snack bars come in Peanut Caramel and Chocolate Caramel Crunch varieties, featuring creamy caramel and crunchy peanuts enrobed in a rich, chocolatey coating. Each bar is packed with 20 to 22 gm. of high-quality protein and 2 gm. of impact carbs.
Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Soaked Beef Jerky
Company: Thanasi Foods LLC, Boulder, Colo.
Introduced: October
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $6.49 for a 3.65-oz. package
Ingredients: Beef, water, brown sugar, salt, genuine Jim Beam Bourbon, hydrolyzed soy protein, dried soy sauce (soybeans, wheat, salt).
FYI: Make way for a flavor invasion with Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon Soaked Beef Jerky! Jim Beam provides the primary flavor component resulting in premium taste and tender meat. Unlike other beef jerky products out there, Thanasi only uses select whole-muscle, 100% U.S.A.-made jerky. The beef is smoked then dried after being soaked in Jim Beam. The curing process leaves virtually no alcohol, but saturates the jerky with the unmistakable flavor of the world’s No. 1 bourbon. So go ahead and snack on some at work, it won’t leave you stumbling around the office. Better yet, this top-notch jerky delivers just 2 gm. of carbs per one-ounce serving, with 13 gm. of protein to boot, so chow down without guilt on this incredibly unforgettable snack.
Snyder of Berlin White Cheddar Premium Popcorn
Company: Snyder of Berlin, Berlin, Pa.
Introduced: October
Distribution: East Coast
Suggested Retail: $1.99 for a 5.5-oz. bag
Ingredients: Popcorn, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: partially hydrogenated [soybean and/or cottonseed], peanut, soybean, cottonseed, corn and/or sunflower oil), Cheddar cheese (pasteurized milk, salt, culture, enzymes), salt, whey, buttermilk, butter (cream, water, salt), lactic acid, artificial flavor, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate.
FYI: Snyder of Berlin Premium White Popcorn is becoming a new favorite among serious snackers. Popped with specially grown, premium white kernel popcorn, this crunchy, tender snack has a sweeter corn flavor and fluffy texture. The tangy white Cheddar flavor will have you happily licking your fingers while reaching for more!  
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 thamine 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 cornstarch, 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.