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Gluten-free toaster pastries
Under its Eco-Planet brand, Eco-Heaven, Los Angeles, CA, launches gluten-free Frosted Toaster Pastries in Blueberry, Strawberry, and Brown Sugar and Cinnamon varieties. Made with real fruit where applicable, the pastries include brown and white rice flour, sorghum, millet, amaranth, quinoa, cornstarch, buckwheat and flax. The company also recently redesigned the packaging for its gluten-free hot cereal and organic cookie lines.

Natural protein bars
Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars from General Mills, Minneapolis, MN, contain 10 g protein from all-natural sources plus 5 g fiber and 6 g sugar per 190-Cal bar. Protein sources include roasted peanuts, almonds and soy protein isolate. Available in two flavors — Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Peanut, and Almond and Dark Chocolate — the bars retail for $3.89 per 5-pack box.

Traditional mandelbroyt Chips and cheese curls
Mike-sell’s Snack Food Co., Dayton, OH, introduces five snacks: Blazin’ Hot Crunchin’ Cheese Curls, Cheese Crunchin’ Cheese Curls, Blazin’ Hot Corn Chips, Barbecue Corn Chips and Smoky Mountain Barbecue Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips. The corn chip and cheese curl items have a suggested retail price ranging from 99¢ to $2, while the kettle-cooked chips have a recommended price of $3.19. Mandelbroyt from Papa Ben’s Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA, is a traditional Eastern European cookie available in five flavors: Original Family Recipe, Lemon Blueberry with Poppy Seeds, Minty Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Espresso Bean, and Spicy Chipotle with Ginger and Dark Chocolate. Kosherand pareve-certified and made with allnatural ingredients, the cookies sell in 8-oz packages for $6.99.

Thaw-and-serve muffins Filled snack cakes
Hostess Brands, Irving, TX, puts a spin on its iconic Twinkie snack cakes with a Chocolate Creme variety, which was launched for Valentine’s Day. After a successful limited-edition run of the Chocolate Creme Twinkies, the company decided to reintroduce the new flavor on a permanent basis. A 10-pack retails for $4.29. Otis Spunkmeyer, San Leandro, CA, targets upscale food service establishments for its thaw-and-serve Supreme Muffins. Featuring abundant crowns covered with streusels and other premium toppings, the muffins are served in tulip-style cups that create a distinctive look. The muffins are available in five flavors: Blueberry Crumb Cake, Decadent Chocolate Chunk, Triple Berry Whole Grain, Banana Bread and Apple Cinnamon Pecan.


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