The same Equal® brand product found in the famous blue packets is now available in bulk for back-of-the-house foodservice applications. The 6-pound Bulk Equal® boxes are convenient for bakery products, dressing and marinades. Equal® measures like sugar, browns like sugar and bakes like sugar, without the calories. For more information, call 888-658-1948.
Kraft Foodservice offers a new, tastier Ritz Cracker for vending. The new Ritz cracker has more buttery flavor added to the dough to enhance the melt-in-your-mouth taste. Made from the finest American wheat, the new Ritz crackers are milled just right for an even flakier texture and baked to perfection for that great golden appearance. Perfect for everything from salads to catering to recipes, the new Ritz crackers are available in single-serve packs, bulk packs and crushed pieces. Contact a Kraft Vending & OCS representative for details.
The new Diet Pepsi® MAX is the only diet carbonated soft drink specifically designed to deliver the benefit of mind and body invigoration with ginseng, higher levels of caffeine, and the crisp, effervescence of cola flavor. For more information, visit www.dietpepsi.com.
FLAVIA® releases the new Creation 400TM Drinks Station for workplace environments of 25 people or more. This stylish drinks station was specifically designed to fit under cabinets and occupy minimal counter space and uses the patented FLAVIA filterpack technology to deliver a premium quality drink each time it is used. The LCD screen and on-screen graphic features were designed for hassle-free use of the Creation 400.
Besides expanding its line of drinks stations, FLAVIA introduces three new choices to its Wellbeing line of drinks. African Red Bush, Peppermint CoolTM and White Tea and Orange join the existing five Wellbeing drinks. For more information and an online demonstration of the system and the patented filterpack technology, visit www.myflavia.com.
Pepsico, through Frito-Lay, introduces a number of new snacks. The LAY’S® Kettle Cooked Maui Onion and Sweet Chili Sour Cream potato chips are cooked in 100 percent pure sunflower oil. FRITOS® Tangy Roasted Corn Flavored Corn Chips are a savory blend of roasted corn, Mexican spices and a twist of lime. CHEETOS® Jalapeno Cheddar Snacks offer a DANGEROUSLY CHEESY® taste experience with a kick of Jalapeno. The DORITOS® Taco Tortilla Chips include zesty spices and cheesy overtones. For more information, visit www.fritolay.com.
The Inventure Group is rolling out new graphics, new flavors and longer shelf life packaging on all of its brands. Poore Brothers® new Sweet Maui Onion, Boulder Canyon Natural Foods new Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper and Bob’s Texas Style all have a new look and 6-month shelf life for all 1- and 1.5-ounce vend size bags. To find out more call 623-932-6200 or visit www.poorebrothers.com.
MyGourmet™ Products brings a wide selection of individually packaged tuna with crackers. Available in tuna salad, rosemary and sun-dried tomato, capers and onions, medium spicy and celery and relish, all packs include a serving of tuna, crackers, a napkin and spoon. New flavors including salmon salad spread and shrimp salad spread will be available in September. Using a smaller species of Tuna (skipjack), MyGourmet Products are lower in methyl mercury levels, high in protein, Omega3s and contain no MSG. Visit www.mygourmetproducts.com.
Kellogg’s® shoots for a better-for-you snack with Crunchy Blends™ Low Fat Granola with Raisins snacks packs. With an increase in people looking for healthier snacks, Crunchy Blends is a portable choice in a 1.5-ounce single-serve package. Made with 22 grams of whole grain, zero grams trans fat, two grams of total fat, 160 calories, nine vitamins and minerals, and three grams of fiber per serving, Kellogg’s® Crunchy Blends™ Low Fat Granola with Raisins is an ideal snack for any consumer looking for a more wholesome choice than current alternatives. For details on Crunchy Blends™ Low Fat Granola with Raisins, contact a Kellogg’s regional manager or broker or call 877-511-5777.
New 7-ounce mixed fruit variety broadens DOLE® fruit bowls® line to vending. Shelf-stable, and easy to store, stock and merchandise, new Mixed Fruit and other popular DOLE Fruit Bowls offer customers single-portion, ready to enjoy packaging that includes a fork for convenience. Nutritious, appealing and versatile, DOLE Fruit Bowls encourage repeat purchases, attract health conscious customers and drive sales. For more information, contact a Dole sales representative at 800-723-9868 or visit www.dolefoodservice.com.
Herr’s unveils a baked snack alternative: the pita chip. Boasting a thicker, crunchier build than its potato chip predecessor, the pita chip is made from authentic pita bread and the finest quality oils, unbleached flours and flavorful ingredients. Herr’s Pita Chips are baked, not fried, to crispy perfection and then showered with seasoning for a low-fat snack alternative with no cholesterol or trans fat. Flavors include Sea Salt, Garlic Parmesan and Apple Cinnamon and will be available in vending sizes Aug. 16, 2007. For more information, visit www.herrs.com.
Kraft Vending and OCS Introduces Triscuit Minis – mini size crackers with mega taste. New Triscuit Minis have the same great flavor, quality ingredients and familiar woven texture in a mini size. Available in a 1.75-ounce bag, Triscuit Minis are the snack cracker for consumers looking for better-for-you products. In addition, Triscuit Minis are sugar-free, low in saturated fat, have no cholesterol, are a good source of dietary fiber, have zero grams trans fat per serving, are made with 100 percent whole grain and have 15 percent of the daily value for iron, as well as being a three-grain bread equivalent. The package features both the Heart Health symbol and Sensible Snacking symbol. For more information contact a Kraft Vending & OCS representative.
Sugar Foods’ SuperSnax, a wholesome line of delicious snacks in fun flavors that meets new school nutritional standards, are new and improved. The entire snack line is now made with whole grains, has no hydrogenated oils (zero grams trans fat) and no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or MSG. In addition, each snack in the SuperSnax line meets the following nutritional guidelines:
- Less than 30 percent calories from fat;
- Less than 10 percent calories from saturated fat;
- Less than 35 percent added sugar by weight;
- Meets one or two bread servings (depending on bag size) for USDA child nutrition programs, such as school lunch or after school snacks.
The snack line offers a selection of Pretzel Poppers in bold flavors like Zesty Pizza, Blazin’ Hot, Cool Ranch and Cheezy Nacho, in addition to two sweet snack options: Cinnamon Toast Bites and new Chocolate Chip Cookie Minis. Each snack is available in a 1.5- and 0.75-ounce serving size. Cookie Minis are available only in 1-ounce servings. For information, visit www.supersnax.com.
Kar’s offers three new healthy snacks for school accounts. The Kar’s Sunflower Kernels snack now comes in a peanut-free variety. Kar’s also introduces two 1.50-ounce trail mix varieties which fit into candy slots. For more information, visit www.karsnuts.com.