KRAFT HEINZ, OPRAH WINFREY LAUNCH LINE OF REFRIGERATED SIDES, SOUPS
The Kraft Heinz Co. and media icon Oprah Winfrey debuted O, That’s Good!, a line of four soups and four savory sides from Mealtime Stories, LLC, the joint venture between Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey. Together, Kraft Heinz and Winfrey worked with a team of chefs to develop the new refrigerated brand using real ingredients and no artificial flavors or dyes. For example, the Original Mashed Potatoes feature mashed cauliflower instead of potato, while the Broccoli Cheddar Soup dons velvety butternut squash instead of cheese. The O, That’s Good! line section will be available in select grocery stores nationwide starting in October for a suggested retail price of $4.99 (for soups) and $4.49 (for sides).
DELI MEAT SNACKS
Hormel Foods expanded its Hormel Natural Choice brand to include four new all-natural deli meat snacks, paired with cheddar or pepper jack cheese and a dark-chocolate confection. Varieties include Over-Roasted Turkey Breast, Honey Ham, Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast and Oven-Roasted Chicken. Hormel Natural Choice snacks are available in stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.50-2 for a 2-ounce pack.
Day-Lee Pride created a new line of Umami Gyoza Dumplings, available in Chicken & Leek, Chicken & Shiitake and Pork & Leek varieties. These fully cooked, heat-and-serve Umami Gyoza Dumplings can be paired with soy sauce and other sweet or savory dipping sauces for a pre-dinner appetizer or daytime snack, or tossed into a soup or served as a side for lunch or dinner. Made with high-quality, Asian-style cut chicken leg meat and premium pork with no preservatives or added MSG, the three varieties contain different blends of rich, umami ingredients like Kombu (edible kelp), Nira (Chinese Leek), soy sauce, garlic and shiitake mushrooms. Plus, these sides are easy to prepare through pan-frying, deep-frying, microwaving, steaming or adding into soups, and each 21-ounce bag contains 4 servings of gyoza at only 330 calories each and 10 grams of protein per serving.
DanoneWave expanded its Horizon Organic line to include Horizon Organic Good & Go! Snacks. Horizon Organic Good & Go! Snacks deliver 5-plus grams of protein per pack, and come in Cheddar & Pretzels, Colby & Apple Crisps and Cheddar, Raisins, Cashews & Sweetened Cranberries varieties.
FROZEN HANDHELD PIES
Mamie’s Pies’ unbaked, handheld “pocket pies” are elegantly shaped, sold frozen and are made using family recipes that hail from the owner’s New England roots. The line entails Apple, Cherry and Strawberry varieties, with Pumpkin in the fall.
Fresh Solutions Network debuted Side Delights Steamables DuoPotatoes, which contain a mix of red and yellow potatoes that are triple-washed and cook in bag in just 8 minutes.