Biscuits for Breakfast

Popular in Europe for decades, breakfast biscuits are being introduced to Americans by Kraft Foods, East Hanover, N.J., through its launch of belVita Breakfast Biscuits under the Nabisco brand. The lightly sweet, whole grain crunchy product is designed to provide nutritious sustained energy for the entire morning. The products can be found in the cookie/cracker aisle at supermarkets nationwide.

The sustained energy release results from a combination of carefully selected ingredients and a special baking process that helps preserve the integrity of the grain so that the carbohydrates are slowly released in the body. Each individual package of four crunchy biscuits is portioned for breakfast, has 18–20 g of whole grains/ serving, and is a good source of fiber and four B vitamins. Additionally, belVita biscuits do not contain high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavors or sweeteners. Varieties include Blueberry, Golden Oat, and Apple Cinnamon.

Whisky in a Resealable Can

Designed for outdoor uses such as sporting events, tailgating and poolside parties, boating, and camping, Scottish Spirits whisky in a can fromScottish Spirits Imports, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., comes with a resealable latex cap (patent pending) to keep the product fresh and allow multiple uses after opening. The Scotch whisky is made from select grains that offer a rich honey/ vanilla, apples, and pears flavor with a hint of peat and smoke. Scottish Spirits is distilled and matured in Scotland for a minimum of three years in oak casks. The product contains 40% alcohol by volume and is 80 proof. It is packaged in a 100% recyclable, 12-oz aluminum can with a special liner to enhance product quality. Each can carries a suggested retail price of $5.00 and can serve eight 1.5-oz shots.

Crisp Seafood from a Skillet

Many consumers are perplexed about cooking seafood. Gorton’s, Gloucester, Mass., hopes to mitigate this confusion with its rollout of Skillet Crisp Tilapia Fillets. The product goes from the freezer to the frying pan to the table in about 18–25 min. The product is available in two flavors: Garlic & Herb Seasonings and Classic Seasonings with Lemon. These new fillets are lightly coated, offering 25% less calories, fat, and sodium than traditional battered fillets.

Skillet Crisp Tilapia was created to be cooked in the skillet, as opposed to in the oven, which speeds up preparation time. This convenience, combined with the unique, crispy texture, makes Skillet Crisp Tilapia an ideal way to get more seafood into consumers’ diets. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that consumers eat seafood twice a week because of the health benefits associated with this lean protein.

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