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YoCrunch goes Greek

BY Allison Cerra

CHICAGO — YoCrunch has expanded its portfolio with new Greek Parfait cups of yogurt that can serve as an on-the-go breakfast or snack.

New YoCrunch Greek Parfaits combined toasted almonds with such flavors as blueberry and acai, rapsberry and acai, and pomegranate. Each flavor contains 190 calories, including the toppings, in a 6-oz. serving.

"The Greek Parfait line is a healthy treat for yogurt lovers looking for the benefits of lean proteins and antioxidants in one delicious, convenient serving," YoCrunch SVP marketing Ralph Tschantz said. "With whole pieces of fruit, unique flavors and crunchy toasted almonds, our Greek Parfaits are a far cry from a basic boring yogurt cup. We’ve put the ‘good’ back into good for you."

Suggested retail price for a 6-oz. YoCrunch Greek Parfait is $1.19 to $1.49.

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Caribou Coffee introduces Starlight, Eclipse coffees

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Caribou Coffee has broadened its portfolio with the introduction of two new coffees.

Caribou has rolled out Starlight, its lightest roast, and Eclipse, a bold, robust roast. Starlight is a well-rounded blend with hints of maple candy and ripe berries, grounded by a heavy body and notes of toasted grains and nuts. Meanwhile, Eclipse features bittersweet chocolate and cherries. featuring a finish that includes subtle spice notes reminiscent of cardamom and cloves.

"The coffee industry has largely been following the progression toward ever-lighter roast profiles as those become more popular with a large segment of coffee drinkers. But at Caribou, we recognize that focusing just on light roasts would do a disservice to our customers who enjoy a dark, robust cup of coffee," said Alfredo Martel, SVP marketing and product management. "We’re bucking the trend by developing both ends of the flavor continuum while paying constant attention to the subtle nuances of flavor and the overall coffee drinking experience. In fact, Starlight and Eclipse are the bookends of our expansive roast profile, they are Caribou’s lightest and darkest roast ever developed."

Starlight and Eclipse now are available in 1-lb. bags.

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Applegate introduces family-size package for chicken nuggets

BY Allison Cerra

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Applegate Naturals has introduced a new package size for its chicken nuggets.

The new family-size, 16-oz. package contains about 36 chicken nuggets made with farm fresh chicken that was raised humanely and never administered antibiotics, the company said.

"Kids love chicken nuggets, but parents usually try to limit them because they’ve become synonymous with unhealthy processed food," said Chris Ely, Applegate co-founder and farmer liaison. "With Applegate Naturals Family Size Chicken Nuggets, families can easily stock up on a favorite and enjoy the great taste and satisfying crunch of a chicken nugget without feeling guilty."

The suggested retail price for Applegate Naturals family size chicken nuggets is $9.99.

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