Sara Lee Made With Whole Grain White Buns
Company: Sara Lee Food & Beverage, Downers Grove, Ill.
Introduced: April
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.29-$2.49 12-oz. packages.
Product Snapshot: Just in time for grilling season, Sara Lee has launched Made With Whole Grain White Hot Dog Buns and White Hamburger Buns. The new buns are made with a blend of enriched white flour and special “white” whole-wheat flour that gives the buns the taste, look and texture of traditional white bread buns, but with the added nutrition benefits of whole grain.
Ingredients: (Hamburger Buns): Enriched bleached flour [wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), folic acid], whole wheat flour, water, yeast, high-fructose corn syrup, wheat gluten. Contains 2% or less of each of the following: vegetable oil (soybean and/or cottonseed oils), salt, butter (cream, salt), calcium sulfate, calcium propionate (preservative), distilled vinegar, guar gum, dough conditioners (may contain one or more of the following: mono- and diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, enzymes, ascorbic acid, axodicarbonamide), yeast nutrients (monocalcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, ammonium sulfate), corn flour, colored with (turmeric extract, paprika, beta-carotene), natural flavors, Vitamin D3, glycerol monooleate, polysorbate 60, corn starch, soy lecithin, soy flour, sesame seeds.

Banana Créme-Filled Twinkies
Company: Interstate Bakeries Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $3.49- $3.59 for 15-oz. family packs.
Product Snapshot: Hostess Twinkies will be returning to their original banana créme filling for a limited time only for the King Kong DVD release. Twinkies were originally filled with banana crème until a banana shortage during World War II caused the bakers to switch to vanilla créme. The limited edition banana créme-filled Twinkies will be available in King Kong-themed packaging.
Ingredients: Enriched bleached wheat flour [flour, reduced iron, “B” vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid)], water, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (contains one or more of: soybean, cottonseed or canola oil, beef fat), whole eggs, dextrose. Contains 2% or less of: banana puree, modified corn starch, glucose, mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 60, soy lecithin, leavenings (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), sweet dairy whey, soy protein isolate, calcium and sodium caseinate, corn flour, corn dextrin, salt, cornstarch, cellulose gum, sodium stearoyl lactylate, soybean oil, natural and artificial flavors, sorbic acid (to retain freshness), FD & C yellow 5 and 6, red 40.

Roman Meal 100% Whole Grain Snack Bars
Company: Roman Meal Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Introduced: March
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $1.59 for 2-oz. bar.
Product Snapshot: Roman Meal Co. has launched a line of 100% Whole Grain Snack Bars that are all natural and contain 5 gm. of fiber per bar. The snack bars are available in three flavors: Apple-Cinnamon, Cranberry-Walnut and Oatmeal-Raisin. All have 200 calories or less and are made without refined sugars, corn syrup, trans-fat or chemical vitamin additives for all lifestyles, snacking occasions and whole grain diets.
Ingredients: (Apple-Cinnamon):  Whole wheat flour, raisin puree, whole grain oats, dried unsulfured apples, date puree, apple juice concentrate, brown rice syrup, wheat bran, whole grain rye, whole grain barley, corn bran, plum puree, sunflower oil, natural flavors, non-GMO soy lecithin, baking soda, salt, citric acid, whey (milk), cinnamon.

Herr’s Philly Cheese Steak Flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods, Inc., Nottingham, Pa.
Introduced: March
Distribution: Regional in 10 northeastern states.
Suggested Retail: $.99 for 2.125-oz. bags.
Product Snapshot: Herr’s Philly Cheese Steak flavored Kettle Cooked Potato Chips pay tribute to the iconic sandwich and the city in which Herr’s potato chips are top sellers. The crunchy chips are sprinkled with just the right amount of hearty beef flavor, kickin’ onions and tangy cheese to replicate the taste of Philly cheese steak sandwiches.
Ingredients: Choice potatoes cooked in vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, cottonseed, soybean), seasoning: buttermilk powder, maltodextrin, monosodium glutamate, salt, hydrolyzed corn/soy/wheat protein, dried butter (cream, salt), autolyzed yeast extract, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, onion powder, dextrose, sugar, nonfat dry milk, garlic powder, dried Worcestershire sauce (vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, salt, caramel color, garlic powder, sugar, spices, tamarind, natural flavor, sulfating agents), disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate, dried vinegar, caramel color, lactic acid, natural flavors, annatto extract, and less than 2% silicon dioxide (to prevent caking).