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Gerber introduces meals for toddlers

BY Alaric DeArment

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nestle’s Gerber division has introduced a line of mix-and-match foods for toddlers, the company said Wednesday.

Gerber Products Co. announced the introduction of Gerber Graduates 2+ Kid Selects, designed to offer toddlers ages 2 years and older a range of protein, vegetable and grain options in order to help them make nutritious choices and master skills like the use of a fork and spoon.

"When toddlers reach age 2 years, they become more independent," Nestle Infant Nutrition head of nutrition science Kathleen Reidy said. "Gerber Graduates 2+ Kid Selects offer a range of different meal combinations while allowing toddlers to join the family table and learn important feeding skills."

Foods include grilled chicken nuggets, brown rice with mixed vegetables and sweet corn with red peppers.

 

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MOM Brands adds new ready-to-eat cereals

BY Jason Owen

MINNEAPOLIS — MOM Brands today announced new additions to its brand portfolio with Spooners ready-to-eat cereals. The cereals come packaged in stand-up gusseted bags, which sit on the shelf like a box, yet contain 75% less consumer packaging waste than comparably sized bag-in-box, ready-to-eat cereals.

Each bag of Spooners contains biscuits with flavored morsels baked into the middle. The biscuits are based on the MOM Brands 12-layer biscuit recipe, and are made with whole grain wheat. Most varieties also contain triticale­, a cross between rye and wheat with higher levels of essential amino acids. The new cereal is free of artificial colors and flavors, with no hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. All varieties carry the Whole Grain Stamp from the Whole Grains Council and have at least 5 g of fiber per serving.

Spooners cereals are available in mixed berry multigrain, cinnamon multigrain, frosted multigrain and chocolate with chocolate chips.

"We’re committed to providing families with nutritious breakfast options, and we think this new line of cereal hits the sweet spot for people looking for a healthy option, with a touch of sweetness baked in," said Linda Fisher, director of corporate communications for MOM Brands. "The new Spooners cereals give families a better breakfast at a better price, and that’s something we strive to do with all of our family favorite varieties."


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New Cape Cod potato chips trim the fat again

BY Jason Owen

HYANNIS, Mass. — Snack maker Snyder Lance has introduced a new Cape Cod brand potato chip flavor to its reduced-fat line of chips: 40% Less Fat Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper.

Cape Cod’s 40% Less Fat Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper chips are made with real sea salt and a blend of peppercorns, including a slightly sweet white pepper.

Cape Cod reduced fat potato chips are kettle-cooked in 100% canola oil with no trans fat and contain no chemical additives or dehydrated potato flakes. The chips are made from fresh sliced potatoes then flash-baked and spun to remove excess oil. This method naturally reduces the fat content.

An 8-ounce bag of the new 40% Less Fat variety comes with a SRP of $3.79 and can be found at major retailers.


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