Food Business News - February 12, 2013 - (Page 42)

New Food Products Kellogg unveils frozen products BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — The Kellogg Co. is rolling out new frozen selections under its Special K, Eggo and MorningStar Farms brands. Special K flatbread breakfast sandwiches contain between 180 and 240 calories and are available in three varieties: sausage, egg and cheese; ham, egg and pepper jack cheese; and egg with vegetables and pepper jack cheese. Special K Red Berry waffles are low in fat and a good source of fiber. Eggo Drizzlers home-style waffles are packaged with blueberry or strawberry topping packets. The toppings contain less sugar than traditional syrup. MorningStar Farms Mediterranean Chickpea vegetarian burgers contain 110 calories and are made with chickpeas, garlic, red onion and spinach. The Special K breakfast sandwiches are available in stores nationwide. The other products will arrive during the first quarter. FBN Chipotle expands shredded tofu test SAN FRANCISCO — The Chipotle Mexican Grill is expanding its test market for a new menu item called Sofritas to seven Bay Area stores. Sofritas are a vegetarian menu option that features shredded tofu, chipotle chilis, roasted poblanos and a blend of spices. 42 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® The Hodo Soy Beanery, Oakland, Calif., a processor of tofu and yuba, supplies the shredded tofu to Chipotle. “We are changing the way people think about and eat fast food,” said Steve Ells, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Chipotle. “Sofritas is a very different menu item not just for Chipotle, but for any fast food or fast causal restaurant. It was really conceived with vegetarians and vegans in mind, but it’s so delicious that we believe it will have a broad appeal on taste alone.” Sofritas will be available in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads and may be combined with other ingredients, including white or brown cilantro-lime rice, pinto beans or vegetarian black beans, salsas and guacamole, and cheese or sour cream. Chipotle had tested another vegetarian menu item, Garden Blend, but was never fully satisfied with it and instead began developing Sofritas, the company said. Depending on results in the Bay Area, Chipotle said, it may look to expand the test to other markets in the coming months. FBN Honey Bunches of Oats goes Greek PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Post Foods, L.L.C., is unveiling a Honey Bunches of Oats cereal made with Greek yogurt. The cereal includes whole grain flakes and crunchy granola clusters coated with Greekstyle yogurt. “In recent years, Greek yogurt has become a breakfast favorite,” said Mark Izzo, vice-president of research, development and innovations at Post Foods. “We channeled the innovation that made Honey Bunches of Oats great — combining favorites — to create two unique granolas that unite both the sweet taste of honey and slightly tangy taste of Greek yogurt.” Honey Bunches of Oats Greek Honey Crunch contains 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving. FBN Carrington Farms debuts flax chia blend ORADELL, N.J. — Carrington Farms is introducing a readyto-eat blend of flax and chia seeds. The company bills the product as a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein with a subtle nutty flavor. The flax chia blend may be added to cereal, oatmeal, yogurt, salads and casseroles or used as an egg replacement in meatloaf and hamburger recipes. Carrington Farms also sells coconut oil and single-serving flax seeds packs. The flax chia blend is available in grocery stores for a suggested retail price of $7.99 for a 12-oz pouch. FBN February 12, 2013

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Food Business News - February 12, 2013
China problems may challenge Yum! Brands in 2013
Tyson Foods sees chicken demand rising
Kellogg frozen foods business on the fast track
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Editorial - Starbucks is redefining brand loyalty
General Mills settles Yo-Plus lawsuit
Green Mountain Coffee sees single-serve pack sales rise 21% in first quarter
Soren Schroder named next c.e.o. of Bunge Ltd
New Mexico legislature blocks bioengineering labeling bill
Pork prices may be volatile in 2013
Kraft Foods fills newly-created marketing post
Hershey has big plans in nuts and fruits
American Licorice Co. to expand in Indiana
Unilever to close spreads plant in Atlanta
Greek yogurt may be going to school
Frito-Lay to launch Taco Bell-inspired Doritos
Kellogg income rises on cost-savings, Pringles acquisition
China problems may challenge Yum! Brands in 2013
Juice, baking business come into focus for Starbucks
New product pipelines pump up protein
Washington - 'Smart snack' guidelines get favorable reviews
Market Insight - Per capita calories rise on added fats
Beverage Trends - Oat beverages offer benefits beyond the bowl
Ingredient Innovations - Fiber boosts for whole grain items
Harvard’s approval of 10:1 ratio draws critiques
Beverage Business News - Nothing to see here
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Open outcry trading of hard red winter wheat futures to shift to Chicago
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - February 12, 2013