Blue Bunny® Carb Freedom™ Yogurt
Company: Wells’ Dairy Inc., Le Mars, Iowa.
Distribution: 31 states including the Midwest plus Arizona, Georgia, Florida, the Carolinas, New York and Washington.
Suggested Retail: 58 cents per 6-ounce cup.
Ingredients: (Vanilla Crème) Ultra-filtered skim milk, flavor base (vanilla and crème flavor with other natural flavors, food starch-modified, citric acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate as preservative, annatto for color, Yellow No. 5), cream, whey protein concentrate, gelatin, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D3, cultures.
Nutrition Information: (6 ounces) Calories 90, fat calories 30, total fat 3g, saturated fat 1.5g, cholesterol 15mg, sodium 70mg, potassium 95mg, total carbohydrate 5g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 5g, protein 9g, vitamin A 10 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 20 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV, vitamin D 25 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry.
More Details: Wells’ Dairy gives carbohydrate counters another way to reap the nutritional benefits of yogurt while watching their waistlines. This sugar-free yogurt is sweetened with Splenda-brand sweetener.
Bassetts Ice Cream
Company: Bassetts Ice Cream Co., Philadelphia.
Distribution: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Suggested Retail: $2.99 per pint.
Ingredients: (Vanilla) Cream, milk, corn syrup, nonfat milk, guar gum, xanthan gum, carrageenan, soy lecithin, vanilla, vanilla bean.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 200, fat calories 110, total fat 13g, saturated fat 8g, cholesterol 50mg, sodium 55mg, total carbohydrate 19g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 14g, protein 3g, vitamin A 10 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 4 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Butterscotch Vanilla, Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Coffee, Mint Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Swirl and Strawberry.
More Details: In a bid to expand its market, Bassetts Ice Cream Co. has rolled out eight of its most popular superpremium ice cream flavors in pints. Founded in 1861, the company purports to hold America’s oldest ice cream brand.
Sargento Cracker Snacks
Company: Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis.
Distribution: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Suggested Retail: $2.49 per 6-ounce package.
Ingredients: (Natural Colby Jack) Colby cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto [vegetable color]), Monterey Jack cheese (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes).
Nutrition Information: (4 slices) Calories 110, fat calories 80, total fat 9g, saturated fat 6g, cholesterol 25mg, sodium 190mg, total carbohydrate 1g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 0g, protein 6g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 20 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Natural Mild Cheddar & Monterey Jack and Medium Cheddar.
More Details: Sargento Cracker Snacks can double as finger foods or toppers for appetizers and are perfectly sliced to fit atop crackers to make snacking and entertaining simple. These snacks join the cheesemaker’s family of String Cheese, Twirls and Cubes.
Old Home Light Yogurt Smoothie
Company: Old Home Foods, St. Paul, Minn.
Distribution: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Suggested Retail: $1.19 per 8-ounce bottle.
Ingredients: (Mixed Berry) Nonfat yogurt (cultured pasteurized Grade A nonfat milk, polydextrose, modified corn starch, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin C [ascorbic acid], vitamin D3), water, fruit puree (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, natural flavor, water, fruit pectin, sucralose, citric acid), fruit pectin, natural flavor, citric acid, beet juice concentrate (color), potassium sorbate (preservative); contains live and active cultures including acidophilus and bifidus.
Nutrition Information: (8 ounces) Calories 90, fat calories 0, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol less than 5mg, sodium 110mg, potassium 330mg, total carbohydrate 15g, dietary fiber 4g, sugars 9g, protein 7g, vitamin A 20 percent RDV, vitamin C 30 percent RDV, calcium 30 percent RDV, iron 8 percent RDV, vitamin D 25 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Strawberry, Strawberry-Banana, Raspberry and Cherry.
More Details: Old Home Foods has added this lower-calorie version of its yogurt smoothies introduced in 2003. They’re described as “an excellent source of vitamin A, C, D and calcium” and have fewer calories than other dairy-based smoothies.
Tio Pepe’s Horchata Congelada
Company: J&J Snack Foods, Pennsauken, N.J.
Distribution: Texas.
Suggested Retail: 99 cents per 4-fluid-ounce tube.
Ingredients: Water, high fructose corn syrup, non-dairy creamer (partially hydrogenated coconut oil, corn syrup solids, mono- and diglycerides, sodium citrate, salt, dipotassium phosphate, sodium silicoaluminate, carrageenan, annatto extract and artificial flavor), artificial flavor, pectin, guar gum, calcium hydroxide, rice flour, propylene glycol alginate, titanium dioxide, phosphoric acid, caramel color, nonfat dry milk, ascorbic acid, cinnamon, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin E.
Nutrition Information: (4 fluid ounces) Calories 150, fat calories 5, total fat .5g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 0mg, total carbohydrate 36g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 34g, protein 0g, vitamin A 0 percent RDV, vitamin C 100 percent RDV, vitamin E 10 percent RDV, niacin 6 percent RDV, vitamin B6 6 percent RDV, vitamin B12 6 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
More Details: The old-world horchata drink first enjoyed by the Aztecs is now available as a frozen novelty in grab-and-go packaging. It offers the same rice, cinnamon and vanilla flavors found in the traditional Hispanic beverage.

New Product Ticker
Category Number of
Reports
Number of
SKUs
Ice Cream, Novelties and Frozen Yogurt 69 191
Cheese 63 165
Margarine, Butter and Spreads 5 11
Dairycase Foods 11 16
Yogurt and Yogurt Imitations 10 46
Milk, Non-dairy Milk and Yogurt Drinks 39 100
Total Introductions* 197 529
*Year-to-date new stock keeping units (SKUs) as of April 30, 2004.
Source: Productscan Online (www.productscan.com), Naples, N.Y.