Raw Snacks Tout Health
In response to parents’ desires of keeping themselves and their kids energized and at a healthy weight, Brad’s Raw Foods, Pipersville, Pa., has rolled out Brad’s Raw Chips. The products are made with dehydrated vegetables and seeds that provide a balanced, raw snack while still pleasing the taste buds. The chips contain complete proteins and fats from good sources (e.g.,sunflower seeds and olive oil) and are gluten-free. Brad’s Raw Sweet Potato Chips combine sweet potatoes, carrots, sprouted buckwheat groats, flax seeds, maple syrup, and nutmeg to create a snack that is reminiscent of a gingersnap cookie.
Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale Chips are created by rubbing a dressing of ground cashews, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, Himalayan sea salt, and lemon juice into the leaves and then dehydrating them at a temperature below 115° F. This process conserves the valuable enzymes needed for digestion and helps to retain the nutritional value of the kale.
Soup Goes Gourmet
Maker of traditional white & red label condensed soups, Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., has moved into the premium soup category with its new line of Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style soups. Campbell chefs combined distinctive ingredients like Asiago cheese, Baby Bella mushrooms, and white beans to create the new soups. Varieties include Tuscan-Style Chicken and White Bean Soup with Asiago Cheese, Thyme & Rosemary; Tomato and Sweet Basil Bisque with Fresh Cream & Ground Red Pepper; Burgundy Beef Stew with Baby Bella Mushrooms, Roasted Garlic & Rosemary; Portobello Mushroom and Madeira Bisque with Shallots, Thyme & Sage; and Southwest-Style Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Sweet Corn. Campbell’s Slow Kettle Style soups are packaged in a clear plastic tub, which allows consumers to see the ingredients. The products carry a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 15.5-oz container, which resembles a crock or bowl.
Breakfast in a Bag
For those in need of a quick breakfast but are tired of toast, bagel, or ready-to-eat cereal, General Mills, Minneapolis, Minn., and its Pillsbury group have launched Pillsbury Egg Scrambles and Grands! Biscuit Sandwiches. These frozen breakfast dishes are designed to bring weekend favorites to the weekday breakfast table for a quick and satisfying start to the day. The Egg Scrambles can be microwaved in its flexible packaging (bag) in 6 min or less, while the Biscuit Sandwiches can be microwaved for 2 ½ min. Each product comes in three flavors, including Sausage & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches, Bacon & Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches, Ham & Veggies Biscuit Sandwiches, Bacon & Veggies Egg Scrambles, Sausage & Veggies Egg Scrambles, and Sausage & Egg Scrambles. Each Egg Scrambles package contains one serving and each Pillsbury Grands! Biscuit Sandwich package contains two sandwiches. Available throughout the U.S., both products carry a suggested retail price of $2.89.