Hershey’s takes chocolate to next level
HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey is offering fans a new way to enjoy its iconic chocolate candies.
New Hershey’s Drops, available in milk chocolate and cookies ‘n creme flavors, are delicious bite-sized drops without the candy shell. Chocolate lovers now can enjoy on-the-go snacking without the mess, the company said.
Hershey’s Drops will be sold nationwide in 8-oz. resealable, stand-up pouches. Also available are milk chocolate Hershey’s Drops in king-size 2.1-oz. packs.
Thomas’ Bagel Thins teams up with celebrity nutritionist
HORSHAM, Pa. — Thomas’ Bagel Thins has teamed up with celebrity nutritionist Keri Glassman to promote healthy choices in 2011 and beyond.
As part of the partnership, Glassman has created morning makeover tips and four original recipes, one for each Bagel Thins bagel variety, to help consumers find weight-loss success this new year. The tips and recipes also can be accessed at ThomasBagels.com.
“We’re excited to be working with Keri,” said Eileen Gonthier, Thomas’ brand manager. “She shares Thomas’ attitude for an approachably wholesome lifestyle and knows that taste can’t be sacrificed for nutrition. They need to go hand-in-hand to ensure long-lasting wellness.”
Thomas’ Bagel Thins bagels are available in 100% whole wheat, everything, plain and cinnamon raisin varieties. Every variety is low in fat and a good source of fiber, and the 100% whole wheat flavor offers 21 g of whole grains per serving, according to the brand.
R.W. Knudsen Family sweetens beverages with Truvia
WAYZATA, Minn. — R.W. Knudsen Family has rolled out new drinks that cut back on calories but not on flavor.
The beverage maker announced this week that its new light juices line, available in blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate varieties, is sweetened with zero-calorie sweetener Truvia. The drinks, R.W. Knudsen Family said, have 45% less calories than other superfruit blends.
What’s more, the company said, its Recharge line of products now includes Recharge sports drink mixes, which also are naturally sweetened with Truvia. R.W. Knudsen Family said the sports drink mixes deliver essential electrolytes and optimal vitamins, without the added sugar.
The R.W. Knudsen Family light juices and Recharge lines now are available nationwide at Whole Foods and other natural food retailers for a suggested retail price of $3.49 and $3.99, respectively.