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Cream of Wheat brand expands with Cinnabon variety

BY Allison Cerra

PARSIPPANY, N.J. B&G Foods’ Cream of Wheat brand is getting sweeter with a new instant hot cereal.

New Cream of Wheat Cinnabon instant hot cereal is a combination of the convenience and high nutritional content of cream of wheat with the unmistakable crave appeal and aroma of Cinnabon’s cinnamon rolls. Each box of Cream of Wheat Cinnabon instant hot cereal includes 10 35-g instant packets. Each packet, equal to one serving, has 100 calories, 0 g of fat and is an excellent source of vitamin D, calcium and iron.

The launch of the new instant hot cereal will be supported through a host of strategic marketing programs.

 

"Cinnabon’s partnership with Cream of Wheat is a perfect example of our strategy to align our brand with companies that create delicious, innovative products, that, in turn, add value to both brands’ equities, as well as for consumers," said David Wenner, president and CEO of B&G Foods.

 

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Indie Candy keeps Halloween treats natural, allergen-free

BY Allison Cerra

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Parents looking to take the fright out of shopping for Halloween candy can look no further than Indie Candy, a maker of all-natural, allergen-free candy.

 

All of Indie Candy’s products are created in a facility free of wheat/gluten, casein/dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish, soy and eggs, the company said. Indie Candy offers such Halloween candy as:

  • Jack O Lanterns gummi candy (in key lime orange and mango flavors);
  • Fall Leaves gummi candy (key lime orange and mango flavors);
  • Jack O Lantern hard candy lollipops (orange flavor);
  • Frankenstein hard candy lollipops (key lime flavor);
  • Boo Ghost hard candy lollipops (pineapple flavor);
  • Jack O Lantern dark chocolate lollipops; and
  • Bats dark chocolate lollipops.

 

 

Indie Candy’s Halloween candy will be available until Oct. 31.

 

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Olivari offers consumers Mediterranean flavor

BY Allison Cerra

ROME, N.Y. A new brand of Mediterranean olive oil that features a pop-up pourer has hit store shelves.

Olivari premium olive oils are ideal for cooking, offering a subtle, fruity aroma and fresh flavor that reflects the authentic Mediterranean diet and provides a perfect substitute for butter, margarine, cooking fats and high-calorie dressings.

 

"So many people think of olive oil as a commodity item, but Olivari mediterranean olive oil offers more for consumers," said Eryn Balch, marketing manager for Olivari. "Our exclusive pop-up pour spout makes it easier to use and enjoy. Its authentic Mediterranean roots encourage enjoying the simple things in life — good food, good friends and good times."

 

Olivari olive oils are available in a 17-oz. bottle for $5.99.

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