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Sargento’s reduced-sodium cheeses don’t sacrifice taste

BY Allison Cerra

PLYMOUTH, Wis. Sargento is cutting the salt in its cheeses.

With 25% less sodium than traditional natural cheeses, Sargento reduced-sodium varieties are full of flavor and feature the same great taste as Sargento’s traditional cheeses, the company said.

"Reducing sodium intake is a critical topic discussed by government agencies, health professionals and consumers alike," said Chris Groom, director of core marketing meal enhancers at Sargento. "When it comes to finding ways to lower sodium intake, Americans need easy, flavorful solutions. Sargento is continuing its heritage of innovation by being the first and only nation brand with reduced-sodium natural cheeses in the dairy case."

 

Sargento reduced-sodium natural cheeses are available in several varieties: mild cheddar shredded cheese, mozzarella shredded cheese, colby jack slices, provolone slices, colby jack snacks and string cheese snacks.

 

In related news, Sargento also has launched pepper jack slices and mild cheddar snacks, which now are available in stores.

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Ragu to roll out new, more nutritious sauce with classic taste

BY Allison Cerra

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Looking to give moms the taste of the Old Country without sacrificing time, Ragu has developed a new traditional pasta sauce that features two full servings of vegetables in every half cup.

Ragu’s Old World Style traditional pasta sauce will be available in stores by the end of this month, providing moms with another wholesome option for dinner without the guesswork.

"For more than 70 years, Ragu has helped moms and families feed their kids well," said Donna Barker, marketing director for Unilever, which owns the Ragu brand.  "Ragu hopes to help moms tackle dinnertime dilemmas by offering delicious and wholesome recipes — providing one more great option to help ensure their families are getting the vegetables they need and a meal they’ll love."

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Coca-Cola launches Vitaminwater Stur-D

BY Allison Cerra

WHITESTONE, N.Y. Coca-Cola has unveiled a new Vitaminwater drink, which is enhanced with vitamin D.

Vitaminwater Stur-D, a blue agave, passion fruit and citrus-flavored blend, is the first enhanced water and juice beverage to include vitamins C and D and calcium, Coca-Cola said.

"This has truly been an exciting year for the Vitaminwater trademark — from the successful launch of Vitaminwater zero to a breakthrough in industry innovation like Vitaminwater Stur-D," said Matt Kahn, SVP brand marketing. "These are true testaments to Vitaminwater’s commitment to meeting consumers’ needs and ever-evolving lifestyles."

Vitaminwater Stur-D will be available on grocery, convenience and drug store shelves for a suggested retail price of $1.49.

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