Mars launches 85-calorie Fling meringue bar
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.
Giant Eagle supermarkets’ founder Moravitz dies
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.
Shop Rite anticipates wave of shoppers for bi-annual Can Can promotion
PLAINVIEW, N.Y. Shop Rite stores are preparing their aisles for the winter Can Can Sale, a massive store-wide reduction in prices that affects any item in a can, the company said Friday.
The promotion includes everything from canned fruits and vegetables to canned soup broth, and also brand-name items such as Hormel Chili, Chef Boyardee pastas and SPAM. Shop Rite’s price for Manwich Sloppy Joe sauce is 10 cans for $7.77, reports said. With coupons, reduced rates are even lower.
Shop Rite has held their bi-annual Can Can sale every year since 1971, the chain reported.