Recent introductions include gluten-free candies, spicy popcorn and a lower-sodium sea salt blend.
Schwan’s Consumer Brands is expanding its Red Baron frozen pizza line with a fire-baked spicy pepperoni pizza topped with jalapenos and chipotle sauce and a Hawaiian-style pizza with pineapple and Canadian bacon in deep dish single-serving and classic crust varieties.
Foster Farms is introducing oven-ready chicken entrees in chile verde, roasted red pepper, Buffalo, zesty Thai and honey roasted garlic varieties. Each entree contains two 99% fat-free fresh chicken breasts with sauce in a recyclable, oven-safe tray.
Jolly Time Pop Corn is introducing microwave popcorn made with Smart Balance’s patented blend of oils. In butter and light butter varieties, the products contain zero grams of trans fat and no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
Cumberland Packing Corp. is expanding its In The Raw brand with a low-calorie monk fruit-based sweetener for baking. Monk Fruit In The Raw does not contain cane sugar, sugar alcohol or molasses. It may be used as an alternative to sugar in cooking and baking recipes.
MorningStar Farms, a Kellogg Co. brand, is launching a Mediterranean chickpea veggie burger. Packed with spinach, Roma tomatoes and Greek herbs spices, the patties contain 10 grams of protein and 70% less fat than regular ground beef.
Sneaky Chef Foods, L.L.C. is launching vegetable-based pasta sauces and a nut-free butter spread. In regular and cheesy varieties, the sauces contain tomatoes, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, sweet potatoes, belly peppers, yellow squash, celery and onions. The no-nut butter is made with golden peas and has a peanut butter flavor. The spread is 100% free of peanuts, tree nuts and soy.
The Lovely Candy Co. is launching a line of gluten-free candies, including licorice, caramels and fruit chews. Mike Nakamura, chief executive officer, developed the products for his wife, who loves licorice but discovered that traditional brands don’t meet her gluten-free needs. The candies also are bioengineered-free and certified kosher.