Pillsbury Ultimate Dessert Kits
Company: The J.M. Smucker Co., Orville, Ohio
Introduced: December
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.49 for a 16.9-oz. Ultimate Dessert Kit and $2.99 for a 22.8-oz. box of Ultimate Muffins
Product Snapshot: Pillsbury introduces the ultimate baked goods experience — Ultimate Dessert Kits. Convenient and easy to make, the kits go from box to oven in just five minutes, with everything you need — cake mix, filling and topping — right in the box. Create a decadent treat for yourself or to share, with these great flavors: Cookies n’ Crème, Triple Chocolate Mousse, White Velvet Mousse, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl, Triple Chocolate, Chocolate Caramel and Strawberry n’ Crème. If breakfast is more your thing, try new Pillsbury Ultimate Muffins.
Ingredients: (Cookies ‘n Crème Ultimate Dessert): Sugar, enriched flour bleached (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cookie pieces (sugar, enriched flour [wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid]), partially hydrogenated soybean oil, cocoa processed with alkali, high-fructose corn syrup, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, soy lecithin, chocolate liquor, vanillin [artificial flavor], corn syrup, water, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean and cottonseed oil), dextrose, modified corn starch, cocoa processed with alkali, contains 2% or less of each of the following: baking powder (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), cornstarch, salt, mono- and diglycerides, propylene glycol mono- and diesters of fatty acids, natural and artificial flavors, carob powder, cellulose, pectin, artificial color, cellulose gum, polysorbate 60, potassium sorbate [preservative], xanthan gum, soy lecithin, citric acid, whey protein concentrate, sodium phosphate.
Deli Style Pretzel Crisps
Company: Snack Factory, Inc., Princeton, N.J.
Introduced: December
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for a 6-oz. pouch
Product Snapshot: Like to dip, scoop, spread or munch? Try a healthy alternative to fattening buttery crackers and potato chips with crispy, crunchy pretzel crackers from Snack Factory! The crisps come in a stay-fresh zipper pouch and are fat-free, oven-baked and made with all natural ingredients. They contain only 110 calories per serving. Try each delectable flavor — Original, Garlic and Everything. Once you try one flavor, you’ll want to chomp through all three!
Ingredients: (Everything): Wheat flour, sugar, seasoning (sesame seeds, salt, poppy seeds, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, caraway), malt syrup.

EatSmart Café Fries
Company: Snyder’s of Hanover, Hanover, Pa.
Introduced: November
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.49 for a 6-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: Now even the most health-conscious consumers can eat fries without the guilt, thanks to Snyder’s of Hanover’s newest all-natural EatSmart product — Café Fries. They are available in two flavors that imitate two classic cuisine styles — Tangy Tomato & Spices and Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt. The first goes for classic American flavor while the second brings out the tastes of English Pub-style fries. EatSmart Café Fries provide a healthy alternative to regular potato chips, with only 7 gm. of fat and 0.5 gm. of saturated fat per 1-oz. serving.
Ingredients: (Malt Vinegar & Sea Salt): Whole potato flour, potato starch, canola oil, salt, lactose (milk), vinegar powder, maltodextrin, sugar, potassium chloride, malt vinegar powder, malic acid, citric acid.
Ritz Bits Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Crackers
Company: Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill.
Introduced: November
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $4.09 for a 9.5-oz. box
Product Snapshot: New Peanut Butter and Jelly Ritz Bits from Nabisco turn a traditional American lunchtime classic into a convenient snacking sensation. Creamy peanut butter and tart grape jelly come together between two buttery Ritz crackers, sure to please the kid in everyone.
Ingredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate [Vitamin B1], riboflavin [Vitamin B2], folic acid), peanut butter (roasted peanuts, hydrogenated rapeseed, cottonseed and soybean oils, salt), soybean oil, sugar, dextrose, partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil, high-fructose corn syrup, salt, leavening (calcium phosphate, baking soda), medium chain triglycerides, soy lecithin (emulsifier), gelatin, natural and artificial flavor, artificial color (red 40, blue 1).
Herr’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods, Inc., Nottingham, Pa.
Introduced: November
Distribution: Northeast
Suggested Retail: $0.99 for a 2.125-oz. bag and $2.89 for a 10-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: Herr Foods is known for its great-tasting hand-cooked potato chips and has added three new flavors to its popular kettle-cooked line — Boardwalk Salt & Vinegar, Buffalo Wing and Sour Cream & Onion. Each munchably delicious chip is made from nature’s finest potatoes to create a thicker, crispier snack that’s seasoned to lip-smacking perfection.
Ingredients: (Boardwalk Salt & Vinegar): Choice potatoes cooked in vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, cottonseed, soybean), lactose, sodium diacetate, salt, barley flour, citric acid, natural flavor, soybean oil and silicon dioxide added [an anticaking agent].
Quaker Breakfast Cookies
Company: The Quaker Oats Co., Chicago
Introduced: January
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.29 for a 10.1-oz. box of 6 soft cookies
Product Snapshot: For all those who have eating a healthy breakfast on their list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s something sweet to help you meet your goal. New Quaker Breakfast Cookies are made with whole grain Quaker Oats and are available in two delicious varieties — Oatmeal Raisin and Apple Cinnamon. Each soft and chewy cookie is an excellent source of calcium and iron and also provides essential nutrients and vitamins.
Ingredients: (Oatmeal Raisin): Whole grain rolled oats, high-fructose corn syrup, raisins, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oils with TBHQ and citric acid added to preserve freshness, modified wheat starch, maltodextrin, glycerin, contains 2% or less of ammonium bicarbonate, dried apple puree, calcium carbonate, egg whites, sugar, emulsifier blend (propylene glycol monoesters, diglycerides, monoglycerides, propylene glycol diesters, soy lecithin), sodium bicarbonate, dried whole eggs, salt, modified food starch, cinnamon, corn flour, malic acid, sodium alginate, calcium phosphate, Vitamin E acetate, reduced iron, niacinamide, potassium sorbate (a preservative), sodium phosphate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, Vitamin A palmitate, cyanocobalamin.
Kellogg’s Granola Munch’ems
Company: Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
Introduced: January
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.99 for a box of 6 1.05-oz. pouches
Product Snapshot: All the wholesome goodness of a granola bar is now packed into a bite-sized, crunchy crisp. New Granola Munch’ems from Kellogg will have you crunching and munching and are available in Brown Sugar & Cinnamon and Honey Oat varieties — each is a good source of whole grain.
Ingredients: (Brown Sugar & Cinnamon): Whole grain oats, sugar, vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: sunflower oil with added tocopherol for freshness, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, cottonseed oil and/or hydrogenated cottonseed oil with TBHQ and citric acid for freshness), brown sugar, modified corn starch, whole grain wheat, wheat bran, corn syrup, cinnamon, contains 2% or less of honey, natural and artificial flavor, calcium carbonate, salt, baking soda, soy lecithin, Vitamin A palmitate, niacinamide, whey, zinc oxide, reduced iron, pyridoxine hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), thiamine hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), folic acid.
Chocolate Chex Mix
Company: General Mills, Minneapolis
Introduced: December
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.99 for an 8-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: New Chocolate Chex Mix from General Mills is irresistibly good. Available in two varieties — Turtle and Peanut Butter — it combines the savory goodness of Chex with the delicious flavor of chocolate for a perfect sweet-and-salty combination. Even better, Chocolate Chex Mix offers great taste with about 45% less fat than regular potato chips.
Ingredients: (Peanut Butter): Degermed yellow corn meal, enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), candy-coated milk chocolate pieces (milk chocolate [sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, artificial and natural flavor], sugar, gum arabic, corn syrup, colored with [artificial color, yellow 6 lake, yellow 5 lake, yellow 6, blue 2 lake, red 40 lake], confectioner’s glaze [carnauba wax, beeswax, shellac]), sugar, peanut butter (roasted peanuts, sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oils (rapeseed, cottonseed and soybean), peanut oil, salt, molasses, monoglycerides and cornstarch), honey-roasted peanuts (peanuts, sugar, honey, peanut oil, salt and modified corn starch), fructose, roasted peanuts (peanuts, peanut oil, salt), vegetable oil (soybean, rice bran and/or canola). Contains 2% or less of: salt, cocoa, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, corn syrup solids, malt dextrose, barley malt extract, baking soda, distilled monoglycerides, corn starch, yellow corn flour, yeast, artificial flavor, mono and diglycerides, soy flour, almond flour. Freshness preserved by BHT and TBHQ.