February, 2014

Made With Honey Snack Wraps Win Award Monday, February 24th, 2014


The votes are in, and 48% of voters have named Tumaro’s Low-in-Carb Wraps the Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s Best Product of 2013.

Tumaro’s, based out of Providence, R.I., produces a line of low-carb, low-fat wraps, and honey is featured in the majority of the product line. The made with honey wrap varieties include whole wheat, honey wheat, oat with flax, ancient grain, and 9-grain and chia.

Tumaro’s was originally based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and founded in the early 1990s. Today, the company has grown into a leading brand in the flavored tortilla food category.

Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery magazine reviewed new products at the end of last year, and selected their top 10 items based on originality, packaging and taste. Finalists were posted on the company’s website, and readers were encouraged to vote for their favorites.

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General Mills announced plans to launch more than 50 new products in the snack, protein-rich breakfast and globally-inspired convenience meal categories.

Aiming to provide consumers with “quality, taste, health, convenience and value,” General Mills has developed snacking products infused with flavor, including honey.

“Consumers have unwavering high standards for food,” said Peter Erickson, General Mills senior vice president of Innovation, Technology and Quality, “They want more. More flavor, more fun, more nutrition.”

Organic Cascadian Farm’s Protein Chewy Bars and Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits are two of the company’s new products that contain honey.

Organic Cascadian Farm Protein Chewy Bars come in Honey Roasted Nut and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip flavors, with each bar containing 9 grams of protein.

Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits, available in honey and blueberry varieties, offer 26 grams of whole grain, 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving.

Other new snacking additions expand on General Mills’ product lines that already feature honey. Graham Crunch, a new product from Cascadian Farm, broadens the cereal line that includes Honey Nut O’s, which contains whole-grain oats flavored with sweet honey and almonds.

Nature Valley’s Protein Crunch Granola started offering a Cranberry Almond variety to complement the Oats n’ Honey and Oats n’ Dark Chocolate flavors. The Oats n’ Honey version has whole grain oats and 10 grams of protein per serving.

These new products aim to capitalize on the consumer trend of better-for-you foods with all-natural ingredients. This trend also is prominent in beverages and candy markets, as customers want food with functional benefits.

To find out more about these products, visit General Mills page at http://www.blog.generalmills.com/2014/01/new-products-hit-shelves/.

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Ruffles Ultimate Tangy Honey Mustard Flavored Potato Chips

These Tangy Honey Mustard Chips from Ruffles, a Frito-Lay company, include honey, potatoes, vegetable oil and onion powder.

Each serving of about 10 chips contains one gram of dietary fiber, two grams of protein and 10% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C.

Frito-Lay began in the early 1930s as two separate companies, The Frito Company and H.W. Lay & Company. The two merged in 1961 and merged with Pepsi-Cola Company in 1965. The Ruffles potato chips brand has helped Frito-Lay became the largest globally distributed snack food company in the world.

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