Food Business News - April 7, 2015 - (Page 41)

New Food Products Ciao Bella unveils two new flavors NEW YORK - Dessert lovers have two new options, as Ciao Bella is releasing new blueberry passion fruit sorbetto and chocolate Mascarpone gelato. The executive chef at Ciao Bella, Danilo Zecchini, created the new varieties based on some of his favorite flavors. The blueberry passion fruit flavor combination creates a tangy sorbetto. The chocolate Mascarpone gelato pairs sweet double cream with milk chocolate to create an indulgent dessert experience. Ciao Bella's new flavors are available in 14-oz containers for around $4.99 each and are sold exclusively at Whole Foods Markets. FBN Ready Pac introduces on-the-go organic salad IRWINDALE, CALIF. - Reaching out to busy healthconscious consumers, Ready Pac has released its new Organic Powerhouse Grains Bistro Bowl. The portable salad is 100% vegan, certified organic, and features quinoa, wheat berry, spring mix greens, carrots, red cabbage, raisins and sliced almonds. "More consumers are looking for foods that provide an array of nutritional benefits," said Tristan Simpson, chief communications officer for Ready Pac. "The Organic Powerhouse Grains Bistro Bowl has soluble fiber, nutrients and healthboosting phytochemicals. It's also low in calories, sugar and sodium, which makes it ideal to incorporate into an active lifestyle ... and also tastes great." Containing 260 calories, the Organic Powerhouse Grains Bistro Bowl retails at approximately $4.99 at Safeway locations and its affiliated banners. FBN Dunkin' Donuts new coffee Cheez-It brand debuts creamer flavors make a splash crunchy puff snack CANTON, MASS. - Three new at-home coffee creamer flavors from Dunkin' Donuts are available in the refrigerated section of retailers. The new caramel, hazelnut and vanilla flavors come in 32-oz resealable bottles. Dunkin' Donuts partnered April 7, 2015 with WhiteWave Foods in January 2014 to manufacture and distribute its line of creamers, and now the three new flavors join the current lineup of original, fat-free and Extra Extra items. "We are thrilled to partner with WhiteWave to bring coffee drinkers an extra creamy, extra flavorful line of flavored Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers for home use," said John Fassak, vice-president of new business development for Dunkin' Brands. "The expansion of Dunkin' Donuts Coffee Creamers meets an unmet consumer need for creamy and flavorful in-home coffee experiences." FBN BATTLE CREEK, MICH. - Appearing in the chip aisle for the first time, the Kellogg Co.'s Cheez-It brand is rolling out Cheez-It Crunch'd, a puff made with real cheese. The new snack is available in two varieties: cheddar cheese, and hot and spicy, which features a Tabasco flavor. "Crunch and a snack made with 100% real cheese have always been key to our cheezy devotees, and Cheez-It Crunch'd delivers both," said Mark Miller, director of marketing for Cheez-It. "We aimed to provide everything that Cheez-It fans love about the original while ramping up the crunch in a fun new way." Cheez-It Crunch'd retails at approximately $2.89 and is available in grocery stores nationwide. FBN FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 41

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Food Business News - April 7, 2015
Challenges ahead for ConAgra Foods
Shifting from weight management to wellness
Beverage Business News - Beyond milk: Dairy ingredient trends
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - India may soon rival China in growth
Health concerns, competitive headwinds slow U.S. chocolate sales growth
Innovation brewing at McCormick
Tyson Foods leveraging Hillshire innovation
Heinz, Kraft merger offers ample international opportunities
Kroger on the cutting edge
Packaged meats sales lift Smithfield earnings
Market Insight - Farmers’ planting intentions vary from expectations
Washington - Feinstein, Leahy introduce B.P.A. labeling bill
Company Profile - Panera 2.0: In pursuit of excellence
Ingredient Innovations - Anticipating egg alternative needs
Dairy solids assist with flavor development
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - U.S.D.A. March 1 soybean, corn and wheat stocks up from year ago
Ingredient Markets
Highlights from Research Chefs Association’s Culinary Expo in New Orleans
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - April 7, 2015