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Mars launches 85-calorie Fling meringue bar

BY Jenna Duncan

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. Mars Snackfood US unveiled its new Fling chocolate-covered meringue fingers Tuesday, reports said.

At under 85 calories per chocolate-covered finger, the bars are being billed as “guilt-free.” They come in three different varieties: dark chocolate, hazelnut and milk chocolate. 

“Every woman desires a moment of the day just for herself, to let inhibitions go and to indulge in what she fancies,” Thomas Pinnau, VP of Indulgence at Mars said in a statement. “Fling is more than just a premium, low calorie candy treat.  It’s about embracing what we all love about chocolate while liberating ourselves from the guilt of indulging in what we desire.”

Mars is promoting Fling bars with the tagline “naughty but not that naughty.” Fling bars are now available in grocery, drug, mass merchandise, convenience and specialty store in California only. The suggested retail price is $0.79 per single pack (two fingers, similar to a Kit Kat chocolate bar) and $3.39 per carton of 10.

More information on Fling chocolate-meringue fingers can be found at consumers can visit www.flingchocolate.com.

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Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies

BY Michael Johnsen

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. Stanley Moravitz, 86, who helped found the Giant Eagle supermarket chain, passed away Jan. 11 at his Pittsburgh-area home the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The AP reported that Moravitz, who still had an office at Giant Eagle, died of cancer.

His funeral is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

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Ferrero U.S.A. goes green

BY Anna Mcgrath

SOMERSET, N.J. Ferrero U.S.A. announced new environmental friendly packaging for their line of Tic Tac mints.

New packaging, new slogans, “Please Recycle” and “Be Green,” and a recent partnership with Earth911 mark Ferrero’s extensive efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

“The Tic Tac brand is dedicated to implementing responsible practices across its operations that are respectful of the environment,” said Tic Tac brand manager Jim Morris.  “We encourage consumers to incorporate ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ activities into their daily lives, and to that end have printed a call-to-action on our packages asking consumers to be green and please recycle the packaging after they have enjoyed their mints.”

The transition will reduce the company’s annual greenhouse emissions by 44%, energy levels will decrease by 34% and plastic use will be cut by 296 tons per year.

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