Cape Cod Potato Chips launched a “Nantucket-inspired” gourmet chip flavor in June. With Nantucket Spice, Cape Cod plays off its original old-fashioned, kettle-cooked chips’ flavor and crunch, but spices them up with a unique blend of sea salt, cracked pepper, and imported spices. The packaging is different form Cape Cod’s other bags in that it depicts a clipper ship on the front instead of the Catboat. It features a story of how the clipper ships from Nantucket used to trade exotic goods and spices in faraway ports. The company is based in Hyannis, Mass.
Carolina Soy Products recently launched Whole Harvest® healthy cooking oils. Whole Harvest Culinary Oil and Smart Fry are trans fat-free alternatives to traditional commercial cooking oils. Both are also rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and are available at prices comparable to standard mass-produced cooking oils. The company is based in Raleigh, N.C.
General Mills introduced a number of new products in June. Oatmeal Crisp™ Fruit ‘n Cereal Bars joins the company’s bar line that includes Nature Valley and Milk ‘n Cereal Bars. The new Oatmeal Crisp Bars combine golden toasted Oatmeal Crisp flakes with real fruit filling and come in Strawberry, Apple Cinnamon, and Blueberry flavors.
The Nature Valley line of bars debuted Apple Crisp Crunchy Granola Bars, which feature the flavor of apple crisp. The bars provide a 100% natural source of energy.
Betty Crocker Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix is the first walnut chocolate chip flavor in the cookie mix category. Consumers only need to add an egg and butter or oil before baking. Each package produces roughly three dozen cookies.
Bisquick Complete Honey-Butter Biscuit Mix is a flavor that is good for breakfast, snack time, or to round out a meal. The mix comes in a “just-add-water” convenient pouch and biscuits bake in 15 minutes.
Myron’s Fine Foods Inc. introduced a line of Chef Myron Becker’s micro-brewed Asian sauces and marinades in May. With six varieties that each begin with imported aged shoyu, Chef Myron’s sauces include Yakitori, Teriyaki, Ponzu, Tsukeyaki, Szechuan, and a complex Euarasian Fusion for game, pork, and beef. The sauces and marinades save time and labor costs while maintaining quality and consistency in commercial kitchens. All of Chef Myron’s products are Star-K kosher and pareve certified and are available in 64-oz jugs, 5-gal pails, and 55-gal drums. Made with natural ingredients, including sake, fresh ginger and garlic, lemon, and lime juice, the sauces and marinades are also low in sodium and preservative free and contain no MSG. The company is based in Orange, Mass.
Pop Rocks Inc. recently introduced Pop Rocks Mega Dips. Each “big-sized” unit combines the original Pop Rocks with a red brush-shaped lollipop that paints the mouth an intense shade of blue. The product is available in strawberry flavor. Pop Rocks is based in Fairfax, Va.