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Getting the ‘skinny’ on candy

BY Allison Cerra

GLENDALE, Calif. — Skinny Cow is introducing new sweet treats.

The company, known for its low-fat ice cream products, has made its foray into candy with new Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters, bite-sized treats drenched in caramel and covered in either milk chocolate or dark chocolate; and Skinny Cow Heavenly Crisp candy bars, delicate wafers layered with either chocolate or peanut butter filling and covered in a chocolate coating. Each candy contains 110 to 120 calories in each serving.

All four Skinny Cow candy flavors currently are available nationwide with a suggested retail price of 99 cents for single candy bars and $4.29 for take-home boxes.

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Jack Link’s Beef Jerky supports Hulu Plus launch on Xbox Live

BY Allison Cerra

MINONG, Wis. — To celebrate the launch of Hulu Plus on Xbox Live, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky will offer all Xbox Live members one free week of Hulu Plus services.

The beef jerky brand said that its branded Hulu Plus channel instantly delivers current-season episodes of such top shows as “Modern Family,” “30 Rock” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in high definition, as well as full back-seasons of favorites and hundreds of movies from The Criterion Collection, for $7.99 per month with limited advertising.

“Xbox Live and Hulu Plus fans are all about sharing fun times with good friends, much like Jack Link’s jerky enthusiasts. We like to be where people are having a good time, and this exciting launch is no exception,” said Jeff LeFever, director of marketing at Jack Link’s Beef Jerky. "We’re excited to make a free week of Hulu Plus service available to the Xbox Live community.”

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SnackWell’s returns to store shelves with new look, products

BY Allison Cerra

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — SnackWell’s has overhauled its line of products for women with new portioned, indulgent snacks.

The brand, which is owned by Kraft Foods, said the latest SnackWell’s treats will range from 100 to 150 calories per pack. The products, along with such classic SnackWell’s treats as devil’s food cookie cakes and creme sandwich cookies, will feature new and modern packaging.

The new SnackWell’s products made their debut nationwide in mid-April with a suggested retail price of $3.19 per box; each box features five individually portioned packs.

The line includes four new indulgent, portion-controlled products:

  • Fudge-drizzled caramel popcorn;

  • White fudge-drizzled caramel popcorn;

  • Fudge creme brownie bites; and

  • Rich vanilla creme brownie bites.

What’s more, several 100-calorie packs sold under the Nabisco brand also will be part of the SnackWell’s family, including:

  • Fudge Petites — fudge;

  • Fudge Petites — mint fudge;

  • Fudge-drizzled chocolate chip cookies; and

  • Fudge-drizzled double chocolate chip cookies.

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