Food Business News - July 15, 2014 - (Page 12)

Protein, gluten-free products coming from General Mills MINNEAPOLIS - The latest spate of launches from General Mills, Inc. home in on five major consumer trends: gluten-free, protein, bold flavors, whole grains and indulgence. Among more than 150 new products rolling out this summer are Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal, Larabar Renola grainfree granola and nacho cheese Old El Paso taco shells. "Everything we do starts with the consumer in mind, and in fiscal 2015 we're applying this consumer first mindset across our portfolio," said Ken Powell, chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills. "Through a deep understanding of our consumers - what foods they like, where they shop and how they like to cook - we are rapidly addressing their needs with products that offer relevant health news, increased convenience, superior taste and product quality." Protein With more than half of consumers seeking to add more protein to their diets, acw cording to General Mills, new d snacks and cereal with added protein are set to debut. e Cheerios Protein, the d brand's first protein-fortified 12 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® variety, combines the cereal with crunchy granola clusters and includes 11 grams of protein with milk. Yoplait is expanding its Greek yogurt lineup with lemon meringue, key lime, peaches and cream, honey, piña colada, caffe mocha, and caramel varieties. Five new flavors are debuting in the Yoplait Greek 100 lineup: raspberry, pineapple, mango, blackberry pie and Boston cream pie. Under the Cascadian Farm banner comes new protein granola, made with pea protein and containing 10 grams of protein per serving. The products include organic whole grain and crisp rice with coconut flakes and dark chocolate or dried apples with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. Nature Valley is adding a pair of flavors to its protein granola line with peanut butter and peanut butter and dark chocolate. Each variety contains 10 grams of protein per serving. Bold flavors General Mills is leveraging global flavor trends in convenient meals and snack products, including Old El Paso Nacho Cheese Taco Shells and Taco Kit, inspired by a popular quick-service restaurant trend. Old El Paso also is introducing frozen burrito bowls in two varieties: carne asada steak and honey chipotle chicken. From Progresso comes a new chili, made with such ingredients as chicken or beef, thick cuts of vegetables, herbs and spices. Packaged in two-serving pouches, varieties include Southwest Style Chicken Chili with Beans and Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans. A new snack product called Chex Mix Xtreme includes such on-trend flavors as habanero lime and sweet and spicy sriracha. Available exclusively in convenience stores, new snack chips from the Totino's brand of frozen pizzas feature a light and crispy texture and include two pizza flavors: pepperoni and cheese. In the frozen aisle, Totino's is extending its Bold line with new pizza rolls in spicy taco and barbecue chicken varieties. Gluten-free General Mills is expandin ing its gluten-free offerings w with Betty Crocker Gluten F Free Pizza Crust and Chex G Gluten Free Oatmeal in m maple brown sugar, apple c cinnamon and original flav vors. From the company's n natural and organic divis sion, Larabar is introducin ing Renola, the first nationa ally distributed, grain-free g granola in cinnamon nut, c cocoa coconut, and berry flavors; and Food Should T Taste Good is adding brown ri rice crackers made with se sesame and flax seeds, quino noa and amaranth and availabl able in sea salt, roasted red pepper, tomato and basil varieties. Whole grains General Mills is boosting whole grains in such products as side dishes and snacks. Suddenly Grain Salad, a new line of Suddenly S l d includes Salad, i l d more th 27 than grams of grain blends such as brown rice, wild rice and quinoa, paired with Tuscan, Southwest or Mediterranean dressings. New varieties of Green Giant Steamers combine brown rice or barley and frozen vegetables and such sauces as Parmesan asiago, rosemary and teriyaki. From Nature Valley comes a new line of chewy granola bars for Hispanic consumers. In mango strawberry and strawberry apple flavors, Fruteria blends fruit pieces and chewy oats in a 100-calorie snack bar. Indulgence Sweet treats on tap from General Mills include Fiber One Streusel bars in strawberry and blueberry varieties; Fiber One Soft-Baked Cookies in double chocolate, chocolate chunk, and oatmeal raisin flavors; Pillsbury Melts July 15, 2014

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Food Business News - July 15, 2014
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Bumper corn, soybean crops on the way
Dairy Business News - Managing the mouthfeel of dairy products
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Web Contents
Editorial - Food as medicine trend gaining momentum
Bob Evans trying to capitalize on chicken
Protein, gluten-free products coming from General Mills
Mars accelerating health and wellness strategy
Path cleared for Tyson to acquire Hillshire Brands
Nestle sells Juicy Juice business to private equity firm
Five profiles for protein-rich product development
Hormel adding muscle to its Specialty Foods business
Major C.P.G. manufacturers having trouble getting noticed
CVS launches better-for-you snack line
Kroger makes move to bolster e-commerce presence
Raising the bar on sports nutrition
Making insects inviting to eat
What’s for dinner?
The case for insects
Washington - 'Nano' ingredients
Health and Wellness - Cost, ‘cleanliness’ and flavor innovation
Ingredient Innovations - Masking protein’s undesirable flavors
Highlights and Photos from I.F.T. 2014
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Spring wheat production forecast 6% higher than in 2013
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - July 15, 2014