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Frontier Natural Products Co-op expanded its line of premium organic teas in March. The co-op introduced 13 new loose-leaf, premium certified organic teas, bringing its line to 21 varieties. The new flavors are Assam, Chai, Chai Green, China Black, Earl Grey, Earl Grey Green, Genmaicha, Gunpowder Green, Oolong, Raspberry-Flavored Green, Strawberry-Flavored Green, Tangerine-Flavored White, and White Peony. Like all Frontier products, the new teas are not irradiated and contain no artificial colors or flavors. Frontier is based in Norway, Iowa.
Breath-freshener and candy manufacturer Health-Tech Inc. introduced Sweet Breath Xtreme Candy Strips™ in February. The edible film product comes in three melt-in-your-mouth flavors—Strawberry Creme, Chocolate Mint, and Cinnamon Inferno. The company is based in Totowa, N.J.
Natural food products manufacturer Organic Milling Corp. introduced Back to Nature® high-protein, low-carbohydrate cereal Hi-Lo™ in March. The cereal is formulated specifically for weight loss, weight management, and healthy living. Each 100-kcal half-cup serving contains 14 g of soy protein, 12 g of carbohydrates, and less than 1 g of sugar. Five of the carbohydrate grams are derived from fiber. The company is based in San Dimas, Calif.
Quorn Foods introduced the meat-free Quorn™ Naked Chicken-style Cutlets, Beef-style Dogs, and Sausage-style Links in June. Launched just in time for the summer grilling season, the cutlet and hot dog are targeted to consumers who want a lower calorie and fat content than traditional barbeque options. Each cutlet contains 80 kcal and the hot dog contains 70 kcal. Both contain zero saturated fat. For breakfast-lovers, the sausage-style link provides a healthful alternative with only 35 kcalories/link. All products are made from mycoprotein. Quorn Foods is based in Riverside, Conn.
Tyson Foods Inc. launched a line of new deli-style products in March. Tyson Sliced Lunchmeats feature four chicken and two turkey varieties: oven-roasted, honey-roasted, smoked, and rotisserie-flavor chicken breast and oven-roasted and honey-roasted turkey breast. The products are available in both 5.5-oz boxed and 8-oz resealable packages. All products display the recognizable angled Tyson logo and feature bright red graphics consistent with the company’s new brand look, which was introduced last year. Tyson is based in Springdale, Ark.
Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America introduced Tony’s® Pouches in March. The stuffed sandwiches come in Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese, Philly Steak & Cheese, Cheesy Meat-ball, and Cheeseburger varieties. The product is targeted to “ tweens” and can be prepared in just 2.5 minutes in the microwave, making them easy for kids to prepare on their own after school or anytime. The pouches come in boxes of two with kid-friendly packaging. Schwan’s Consumer Brands North America is based in Bloomington, Minn.
Cooking products provider Source Food Technology introduced Nextra, a new 98% trans-fat-free blended shortening product, in April. The product was developed by researchers at Brandeis University who created a formulation for incorporating the ingredients from Source Food Technology’s patented process for removing cholesterol from fats and oils. The product is a blend of tallow and non-hydrogenated corn oil. A patented refinement process eliminates cholesterol from the tallow. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minn.
Unilever Bestfoods North America introduced Skippy® Squeeze Stix™ and Squeez’ It ™ squeezable peanut butter products in March. Squeeze Stix features real creamy Skippy Peanut Butter in single-serving, portable tubes for convenient, on-the-go snacking. It comes in Creamy Peanut Butter Snack and Creamy Peanut and Chocolate Snack flavors. Each box contains six 0.9-oz tubes. Squeez’ It also features real, creamy Skippy Peanut Butter in a convenient, easy-to-squeeze, multi-serving 9-oz tube that allows kids to be independent in the kitchen and create their own snacks and sandwiches. The company is based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.