LOS ANGELES — Outstanding Foods is launching Outstanding Cheese Balls, a line of plant-based puffs that are high in protein.
The new dairy-free snack was developed by Dave Anderson, former executive chef at Beyond Meat. A serving has 4 grams of protein and 20 vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, B12, B6 and vitamins D, E and A. Varieties include cheddar, bacon cheddar, jalapeño cheddar and garlic parmesan.
The soy-free, trans fat-free, gluten-free and non-GMO puffs are available in full-size 3-oz bags retailing for $4.49 and snack-size 1.25-oz bags retailing for $2.49.
“We are thrilled to introduce our Outstanding Cheese Balls as the first dairy-free cheese balls on the market,” said Bill Glaser, chief executive officer and co-founder of Outstanding Foods. “Cheese balls are a nostalgic snack most of us grew up on, but for so many who avoid dairy for a variety of reasons, our Outstanding Cheese Balls will bring back those smile-filled memories with the great taste everyone loves and the nutrition we all need.”Outstanding Foods also announced it will unveil a new logo and new packaging for its Outstanding Pig Out Crunchies (formerly known as Pig Out Pigless Pork Rinds) and its Outstanding Puffs. The new packaging has a clean and colorful look, according to the company.