1.Aunt Millie’s Healthy Goodness Whole Grain White Bread
Company: Perfection Bakeries, Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Suggested Retail: $2.59 for a 20-oz. loaf
Product Snapshot: Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain White Bread is the latest addition to its Healthy Goodness line. The bread is a 60/40 blend — 60% whole grain flour and 40% white flour — and allows white bread consumers to incorporate whole grain nutrition into their diets. Included is the Whole Grains Council’s official Whole Grain Stamp, so consumers know they’re getting an excellent source of whole grains. Since it’s soft and tasty like white bread, Aunt Millie’s is sure to please even picky white bread consumers.
Ingredients: Water, whole grain wheat flour, enriched flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamine hydrochloride (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folic acid], yeast, high-fructose corn syrup, gluten, soybean oil, corn starch, contains 2% or less of the following: whey, salt, corn flour, calcium carbonate, monoglycerides, soy flour, datem, yeast nutrients (calcium sulfate, monocalcium phosphate, ammonium sulfate), vinegar, calcium propionate (a mold inhibitor), natural flavor.
2.Whole-Grain Chips Ahoy!
Company: Kraft Foods, North American Snacks Division, East Hanover, N.J.
Suggested Retail: $3.39 for a 1-lb. bag
Product Snapshot: Nabisco Whole-Grain Chips Ahoy! cookies are now better for you — without losing any of that sweet, chocolaty taste consumers love. Better yet, each tasty three-cookie serving provides 13 gm. of whole grains, 25% of the minimum daily amount recommended by nutritionists.
Ingredients: Whole grain wheat flour, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin — an emulsifier), sugar, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, high-fructose corn syrup, leavening (baking soda, ammonium phosphate), salt, whey (from milk), natural and artificial color, caramel color.
3.Cheese Nips Chips
Company: Kraft Foods, East Hanover, N.J.
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 9-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: People everywhere are turning orange, thanks to new Cheese Nips Chips exploding with intense cheese flavor. Craving a crunchy, cheesy, crispy snack? Each variety, including Bold Cheddar, Cheddar and Nacho, packs the delicious flavor of Cheese Nips crackers into a totally snackable, leave-your-fingers-orange tasty chip.
Ingredients: (Cheese Nips Bold Cheddar Chips): Enriched flour [wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), folic acid], soybean oil, modified potato starch, Cheddar cheese (made from cultured milk, salt and enzymes), cornstarch, salt, whey, maltodextrin, buttermilk, monoglycerides, autolyzed yeast extract, leavening (baking soda, yeast), monosodium glutamate (flavor enhancer), artificial color (includes yellow 5, yellow 6), paprika, whey protein concentrate, lactose, sour cream (made from cultured cream, skim milk), natural and artificial flavor, lactic and citric and acetic acids, disodium phosphate, sodium caseinate, malted barley flour, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), nonfat milk solids.
4.Shearer’s Sweet Wasabi Mustard Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Shearer’s Foods, Brewster, Ohio
Distribution: Regional (Ohio and surrounding states)
Suggested Retail: $0.99-$2.99 for a 2.75-oz. or 9-oz. bag of Sweet Wasabi Mustard or Buffalo Wing Bleu Cheese, and $1.99 for a 7-oz. bag of Wavy Ketchup and Fries.
Product Snapshot: Experience a mouth-watering, tongue-tingling taste sensation with three new potato chip flavors — Sweet Wasabi Mustard Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Wavy Ketchup and Fries Potato Chips and Buffalo Wing Bleu Cheese Kettle Cooked Potato Chips — from Shearer’s. Each chip is infused with delicious flavors such as wasabi with a generous squeeze of mustard, the sweet and salty flavors of your favorite drive-thru fries and the bold bistro-inspired tastes of crumbled bleu cheese and spicy wings. All of the flavors are kosher and trans fat free too!
Ingredients: (Sweet Wasabi Mustard): Potatoes: Vegetable oil (contains one of more of the following: Peanut, canola or cottonseed oil), sugar, mustard powder (vinegar, mustard seed, citric acid, tartaric acid, turmeric, spices, maltodextrin, modified food starch), wheat flour, salt, soy sauce (soybeans, salt, maltodextrin), mustard and horseradish powder (modified corn starch, coconut oil, extractives of mustard and horseradish), monosodium glutamate, sodium bicarbonate, extract of turmeric, citric acid and natural flavor.
5.George Weston X-treme Bread
Company: George Weston Bakeries, Inc., Horsham, Pa.
Distribution: Regional (Northeast, Southeast and Midwest)
Suggested Retail: $2.39 for a 1-lb., 4-oz. loaf
Product Snapshot: Moms and kids will look at bread in a whole new light with George Weston’s new kid-friendly X-treme Bread. The bread combines the soft texture kids love with the nutrition moms want, and provides a better-for-you alternative to traditional bread. Available in two varieties — White and Wheat — each two-slice serving is an excellent source of calcium, a good source of fiber, and is packed with nine important vitamins and minerals, including folic acid and iron.
Ingredients: (Wheat): Whole wheat flour, enriched wheat flour, riboflavin, water, high-fructose corn syrup, yeast, wheat gluten, inulin, soybean oil, salt, nutrient blend, monocalcium phosphate, monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium propionate, calcium sulfate, soy lecithin, soy flour.
6.Peanut Butter & Chocolate Poppycock
Company: Lincoln Snacks, a division of Ubiquity Brands, Lincoln, Neb.
Suggested Retail: $2.50-$6.00 for a 5-oz. box, 8.5-oz. stand-up bag, 9.5-oz. canister, or 21-oz. canister.
Product Snapshot: Crunch into Poppycock’s new duo of incredible tastes — Reese’s peanut butter glazed popcorn clusters drizzled with rich Hershey’s Milk Chocolate — rolled up in one indulgent, munchable snack. There are no trans fats either, making this snack truly delectable. Try Poppycock’s newest addition: Just the Nuts! Belgian Dark Chocolate trans fat-free snacks, with sweet and savory clusters of cashews, almonds and peanuts drizzled with chocolate — sure to keep your sweet tooth happy.
Ingredients: (Peanut Butter & Chocolate Poppycock): Hershey’s milk chocolate, Reese’s peanut butter chips, popcorn, butter and brown sugar.
7.Martin’s Cheese Waffle Sandwiches
Company: Martin’s Potato Chips, Thomasville, Pa.
Distribution: Regional (central Pa., Md., Va., West Va., NJ and NY)
Suggested Retail: $1.99 for a 5-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: More cheese please! Martin’s Potato Chips introduces a new wave in snacking. Meant for serious cheese lovers, the cheese and cracker-like snacks combine the rich taste of Cheddar cheese sandwiched between two thin, crunchy waffle crisps.
Ingredients: Enriched wheat flour [flour, malted barley, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), folic acid], coconut oil, whey, corn starch, cheese blend [granular and blue (cultured milk, salt, enzymes), whey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, whey protein concentrate, lactose, maltodextrin, sodium phosphate, citric acid, lactic acid, yellow #5, yellow #6], salt, less than 2% of dextrose, corn flour, soy lecithin, calcium and sodium caseinate (milk derived), buttermilk, leavening (ammonium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate).
8.Kettle Brand Bakes
Company: Kettle Foods, Salem, Ore.
Introduced: Coming early 2006
Distribution: National in supermarkets and natural food stores
Suggested Retail: $2.99-$3.29 for a 4-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: After careful crafting for a full year, this winter, Kettle Foods will debut its new collection of better-for-you baked potato chips: Kettle brand Bakes. Available in three finger-licking varieties — Aged White Cheddar, Hickory Honey Barbeque and Lightly Salted — the all-natural chips are heavy on flavor but light on fat and calories. In fact, the chips have 65% less fat than regular potato chips, and an individual serving is only 125 calories with 3 gm of fat. Plus, there are no trans fats, cholesterol or MSG. Snack your heart out!
Ingredients: (Aged White Cheddar): Select Russet potatoes, expeller-pressed high monounsaturated safflower and/or sunflower oil, Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses (pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), sweet whey, salt, cultured buttermilk, maltodextrin, evaporated cane juice, onion powder, lactic acid, cultured whey, natural flavors (butter, blue and Cheddar cheeses), yeast extract, garlic powder, citric acid.