July 1, 2006
LU Prince Sandwich Crèmes
Company: Great Brands of Europe, Inc., White Plains, N.Y.
Suggested Retail: $1.19 for a 6.24-oz. package
Product Snapshot: LU Biscuits, the United States’ No. 1 premium imported biscuit brand, has introduced new LU Prince Sandwich Crèmes, made with rich cocoa crème filling layered between two crisp and generously sized vanilla flavored biscuits. Earlier this year, LU unveiled its first two sandwich cookies: LU Chocolate Mint Crèmes, a crisp cocoa sandwich cookie filled with mint crème and half-dipped in a rich chocolate coating; and LU Ginger Lemon Crèmes, two spicy ginger biscuits with a tart-yet-sweet lemon crème filling.
Ingredients: Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil shortening (contains one or more of the following: palm oil, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, palm kernel oil), low-fat cocoa, eggs, glucose syrup, lactose and milk proteins, salt, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, ammonium bicarbonate), artificial vanilla flavor, soy lecithin: an emulsifier.
Herr’s Russet Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Company: Herr Foods, Nottingham, Pa.
Distribution: Regional to Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Suggested Retail: 2.125-oz. and 9-oz. bags for $0.99 and $2.89, respectively
Product Snapshot: For those consumers who search the crinkled corners of a bag of chips, looking for bittersweet, dark-colored gems, Herr Foods introduces Russet Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. Herr’s selects the finest russet potatoes — chosen for their uniform color after chilling — that have been cooled to temperatures between 46° and 48°F degrees. To create the old-fashioned, kettle-cooked style, the potatoes are then fried in small batches with pure vegetable oil. The result is a thicker, crispier chip.
Ingredients: Choice Russet Potatoes cooked in vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: corn, cottonseed, soybean), with salt added. No preservatives added.
Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Buns
Company: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Fort Worth, Texas.
Suggested Retail: $1.99 for an 11-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: Bimbo recently released three new bun varieties to meet growing consumer demand for smaller package counts and healthier eating choices, especially whole grain and multigrain options. Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat, Oatnut and Seven Grain Premium Buns are trans fat-free.
Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, water, high-fructose corn syrup, wheatgluten, yeast, wheat bran, soybean oil, cracked wheat, honey, salt monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, calcium sulfate, calcium propionate (preservative), ascorbic acid (dough conditioner), soy lecithin, azodicarbonamide.
Wonder Made With Whole Grain Wheat
Company: Interstate Bakeries Corp., Kansas City, Mo.
Suggested Retail: $2.85 for a 20-oz. loaf
Product Snapshot: Wonder is expanding its menu of whole grain options for health-conscious consumers with two new wheat breads — Wonder Made With Whole Grain Wheat and Wonder Made With Whole Grain Honey Wheat. Both are uniquely formulated to provide more whole grain nutrition than most “soft” wheat breads and offer a mild wheat taste and soft texture many consumers prefer. Wonder Made With Whole Grain Wheat provides 16 gm. of whole grains per serving, and Wonder Made With Whole Grain Honey Wheat provides 8 gm. of whole grains per serving. Both new breads are good sources of fiber, calcium, folic acid and Vitamin D.
Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, water, enriched wheat flour [flour, barley malt, ferrous sulfate (iron), “B” Vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid)], high-fructose corn syrup or sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, wheat bran, contains 2% or less of: cottonseed fiber, soybean oil, calcium sulfate, salt, soy flour, vinegar, cornstarch, wheat starch, dough conditioners (sodium stearoyl lactylate, dicalcium phosphate, calcium dioxide, datem, mono and diglycerides, and/or ethoxylated mono and diglycerides), yeast nutrients (ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, ammonium chloride, and/or monocalcium phosphate), enrichment [Vitamin E acetate, ferrous sulfate (iron), zinc oxide, calcium sulfate, niacin, Vitamin D, pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6), folic acid, thiamine mononitrate (B1) and Vitamin B12], enzymes, calcium propionate (to retain freshness), whey, soy lecithin.