A grab-and-go lifestyle
YORK, Pa. — Lifestyle Foods’ new chilled grab-and-go line offers three lunch options and one breakfast option for consumers looking for quick, healthy meals. Meals in the soup-and-salad line — chicken noodle/Caesar salad, tomato basil/garden salad with light Italian dressing, and vegetarian vegetable/garden salad with light ranch dressing — are all less than 125 calories. The oatmeal kit comes with a fresh apple, raisins and turbinado sugar.
Products in the new line contain no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or monosodium glutamate, and in- clude natural sea salt. Distribution is available on the east and west coasts.
SmartBakes streusel cakes hit retail
IRVING, Texas — Hostess is extending its SmartBakes line with a new breakfast cake.
SmartBakes streusel cakes, available in cinnamon, raspberry and cheese with an indulgent streusel topping, are baked with 100% whole grains and have 3 g of fiber with 150 calories per serving. Each package of Hostess SmartBakes streusel cakes contains eight individually wrapped streusel cakes.
The SmartBakes line, which Hostess launched last fall, also includes such breakfast staples as muffins.
Publix to debut private-label cheese line
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix is rolling out imported and domestic private-label specialty cheeses in its deli department.
Publix customers will have the opportunity to learn about the specialty cheeses — including such varieties as asiago and Spanish manchego — now offered at stores through weekly sales ads, Publix.com and in-store promotions and presentations, the company said.
“Our customers have told us that they are interested in exploring new cheeses with unique taste and flavors,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “With 15 varieties, we have a flavor profile for every customer, from the novice to the cheese connoisseurs. Our goal is to have trained associates share their passion for cheese with their customers.”