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New Snacks POPPED CORN Chicago Mix popped corn from G.H. Cretors, Chicago, IL, combines caramel and cheese corn in the same bag. Made with all-natural ingredients and free from GMOs, the popcorn is made without artificial colors and flavors or preservatives. The caramel corn is made by hand in copper kettles, and the cheese corn contains real cheddar cheese that is melted in special kettles and gently mixed with the locally grown, airpopped corn. A 6.5-oz bag retails for $3.99. SWEET POTATO CHIPS Food Should Taste Good, Needham Heights, MA, enters the potato chip category with Kettle Cooked Sweet Potato Chips. Made with a combination of a small-batch kettle-cooked process, reducedfat centrifuge and all-natural flavor profiles, the sweet potato chips contain 25% less fat than other sweet potato chips on the market. Sold in 4.5-oz bags for $3.49, the chips appear in major grocery stores nationwide in Original, Salt & Pepper, Barbeque and Salt & Vinegar varieties. PLANTAIN CHIPS Turbana, Coral Gables, FL, offers plantain chips as an alternative to potato chips. Made with all-natural ingredients and free from trans fats, GMOs, cholesterol, preservatives and additives, the chips contain 30% less fat than potato chips, according to the company. The plantain chips — available in chili, chililime, lime, sweet, garlic and lightly salted — retail for 79¢ per 1.05-oz bag. CHIPS AND CHEESE CURLS Mike-sell’s Snack Food Co., Dayton, OH, introduced five new 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 curls items have a suggested retail price ranging from 99¢ to $2, while the kettle-cooked chips have a recommended price of $3.19. 32 Snack World February 2012 PUFFED WHEAT SNACKS Rudolph Foods, Lima, OH, relaunches Chile and Lime Chicharinas for the vending categor y. Available in vending machines across the country, the snacks are available in a 7/8-oz package with bright, bold colors to catch the buyer’s attention. The puffedwheat snack has a 120-day shelf life. The company plans to expand its vending distribution to include its Southern Recipe, Pepe’s El Original and Lee’s Pig Skins brands. CRINKLE FRIES Already having found success with its Burger King and T.G.I. Friday’s branded snacks, Inventure Foods, Phoenix, AZ, teams up with Nathan’s Famous to create Crunchy Crinkle Fries in three varieties — Cheddar Cheese, Chili Cheese and Honey Mustard — to embody the restaurant’s crinkle-cut French fries. Now available nationwide, Nathan’s Famous Crunchy Crinkle Fries retail in 2-oz bags for $1.79 and 3.5-oz packages for $2.19. The company also plans to launch a Nathan’s Famous crinkle-cut potato chip later this year in 1.25-oz single-serve bags priced from 99¢ to $1.29.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Snack World - February 2012

Snack World - February 2012
Letter from SFA - 75 Years...Growth, Innovation, Progress
Supplier’s Corner - Time for Change
Calendar of Events
75th Anniversary - The Birth of the Industry
75 Years and Counting
75th Anniversary - An Association is Born
75th Anniversary - A Glance at the Future
Government Affairs - Transportation Rules Roll
Meeting with members of Congress
Acrylamide Update - Strategies for Reduction
SNAXPO 75 - Building Knowledge Blocks
SNAXPO 75 - Exhibitor List
New Snacks
Products & Services
Ad Index

Snack World - February 2012