Nature’s own Special Mornings 100% Whole Grain Breakfast Bread
Company: Flowers Foods Bakeries Group, LLC, Thomasville, Ga.
Introduced: April
Distribution: Southeast, Southwest and Mid-Atlantic states
Suggested Retail: $2.49 to $2.69 for a 20-oz. loaf
Ingredients: (Cinnamon): Whole wheat flour, water, yeast, sugar, wheat gluten, vegetable oil (soybean oil and palm oil), contains 2% or less of each of the following: Salt, cinnamon, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl, lactylate, calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate, monoglycerides, ethoxylated mono and diglycerides, calcium peroxide, datem), cultured whey (milk), vinegar, natural cinnamon flavor, soy flour, soy lecithin, calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, yeast food (ammonium sulfate). Bromate free.
FYI: Now weight-conscious consumers and those just looking for a delicious way to get their morning started can enjoy new Special Mornings Breakfast Bread from Nature’s Own. Each variety — Cinnamon, Maple French Toast and Cranberry Raisin — contains 100% whole wheat. Simply eating two slices of Special Mornings Breakfast Bread provides consumers with half of the daily recommended servings of whole grains needed to keep the body healthy and lean.
Ritz Dinosaur Crackers
Company: Nabisco, Parsippany, NJ
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.39 for a 12.5-oz. box
Ingredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), folic acid), soybean oil, sugar, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, high fructose corn syrup, leavening (calcium phosphate, baking soda), salt, soy lecithin (emulsifier), natural flavor, defatted wheat germ.
FYI: Dinosaur crackers from Ritz are stomping onto the snack scene in four kid-pleasing shapes, including Pterodactyl, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. Each crunchy serving has no trans fat and 25% less fat overall than other similar snack crackers. Snackers of all ages will enjoy these prehistoric shapes, combined with the buttery, savory taste of Ritz crackers.
Planters NUT-rition Heart-Healthy Snack Mix
Company: Kraft Foods North America, East Hanover, N.J.
Introduced: February
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $5.49 for a 9.75-10.25-oz. can
Ingredients: (Heart-Healthy Mix): Peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, hazelnuts (filberts), peanut and/or cottonseed oil, salt.
FYI: Nuts and nutrition go hand in hand with new Planters Nut-rition — a line of lightly salted snack nuts developed to meet nutrition and wellness needs. The four varieties offered are Lightly Salted Heart-Healthy Mix, Lightly Salted Almonds, Reduced Sodium Smoked Almonds and Lightly Salted Cashews, and Almonds and Macadamia Mix (perfect for South Beach dieters). Nuts are a great source of protein, rich in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, contain health-boosting Vitamin E and fiber. Best of all, they taste great!
Gripz Cheez-It Mighty Tiny Baked Snack Crackers
Company: Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.50 for an 8.1-oz. box of nine Rip ’n’ Tip Packs
Ingredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), vegetable oil (canola, cottonseed, sunflower and/or partially hydrogenated soybean with TBHQ added for freshness), skim milk cheese, (skim milk, whey protein, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes, annatto extract for color), white Cheddar cheese (milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), salt, contains 2% or less of paprika, natural flavor, yeast, onion, red pepper, yellow #5, celery seed, annatto color, paprika oleoresin for color, yellow #6, soy lecithin. Contains wheat, milk and soy ingredients.
FYI: Hungry? Grip it and rip it with new Cheez-It Mighty Tiny Baked Crackers. Each rip ’n’ tip pack is crammed with tons of zesty, tangy, teeny-tiny Cheez-It crackers exploding with savory cheese flavor. It’s the perfect snack in a perfect pack sure to keep snackers’ mouths full and their tummies happy. For those munchers with a sweet tooth, there’s Chips Deluxe Mighty Tiny Chocolate Chip Cookies, bursting with real chocolate chips and crunchy cookie flavor.
Cape Cod Reduced-Fat Fresh Garden Herb Chips
Company: Cape Cod Potato Chips, Hyannis, Mass.
Introduced: February
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for an 8.5-oz. bag
Ingredients: Potatoes, vegetable oil (contains one of more of the following: canola oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, sunflower oil), dairy whey, salt, corn syrup solids, maltodextrin, sugar, spices, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, spice extract. Contains milk.
FYI: Potato chip lovers have a good reason to be health-conscious with Cape Cod’s first ever, reduced-fat, flavored potato chip: Fresh Garden Herb. The kettle-cooked chip, made with trans fat-free oils, marries the flavors of thyme, sage and basil, resulting in a robust, finger-licking good chip. With the same great taste and distinctive crunch of its other chips, Cape Cod brings the best of both worlds to the consumer — a zesty, guilt-free snack that offers less fat and fewer calories than regular chips.
Keebler Club Crackers Snack Sticks
Company: Kellogg Sales Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.99 for a 12-oz. box
Ingredients: (Honey Wheat): Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), vegetable oil (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil with TBHQ for freshness), sugar, stone ground whole wheat flour, whole wheat, high fructose corn syrup, salt, honey, modified corn starch, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), malt flavor, corn syrup, natural flavors. Contains wheat ingredients.
FYI: With new Snack Sticks from Keebler, the snacking possibilities are endless! Each wavy stick is perfect for dips and spreads and comes in two delicious varieties — Original and Honey Wheat. Stack them with peanut butter, swirl them in soup, or even munch them right out of the box. No matter what your snacking style, this cracker is sure to fit right in.
Fabe’s All Natural Vegan Mini Macaroons and Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Company: Fabe’s All Natural Bakery, San Fernando, Calif.
Introduced: February
Distribution: National health food markets
Suggested Retail: $6.09-$6.25 for an 8-oz. package of mini macaroons and $5.69 for a 10-oz. package of mini chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients: Organic coconut, organic white grape juice, organic rice syrup, organic potato.
FYI: Want something bite-sized and healthy? How about Fabe’s Organic Mini Macaroons? This sweet, coconutty treat has been reformulated to be organic, vegan, gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and cholesterol-free. Each moist, chewy macaroon is bursting with good-for-you flavor — pop them in your mouth by the handful! Fabe’s also introduced new mini chocolate chip cookies — sink your teeth into each chocolatey, soft bite and drive your taste buds wild! All of Fabe’s cookies are vegan and 100% natural.