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Snack Spotlight: Whisps Kicks Things Up With Its New Hot & Spicy Cheese Crisps


Made with 100% cheddar cheese, these new flaming hot & spicy chip-inspired cheese crisps bring the heat and better nutrition than the classics

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Whisps Snacks, the company that's on a mission to put real cheese back in snacking, today announced its latest chip-inspired flavor: Hot & Spicy Cheese Crisps. With artisanal cheesemakers in charge, these new, snackable cheese crisps feature 100 percent cheddar cheese exclusively made for Whisps and premium spices and flavors, creating a snack that'll have snackers' eyes watering and leave them coming back for more!

"As the CEO of a cheese company, I'm well-known for my love of cheese, but most people don't know my second favorite craving is all things spicy," said Ilana Fischer, CEO of Whisps. "This summer, we launched our first Whisps inspired by America's favorite chip flavors -- Tangy Ranch and Nacho, and after seeing the tremendous response to these new snacks, we knew we wanted to kick things up a notch. Hot & Spicy provides a cleaner, more delicious version of a flaming hot & spicy chip, and we're thrilled to partner with Target on this exclusive flavor to introduce even more shoppers to the tastiest cheese crisps on the market."

Perfect for everyday snacking, Hot & Spicy Whisps combine exclusively-aged cheddar with a serious punch of spice to create a crisp that really brings the heat. Like all Whisps, these new snacks have 10 grams of protein and only 2 grams of carbs per serving. Whisps are also an excellent source of calcium, gluten free, keto, and vegetarian friendly.

Hot & Spicy Whisps are now available exclusively at Target and Target.com (MSRP $3.99). For more information, please visit www.whisps.com.

Whisps Snacks is the cheese crisps snack company that's on a mission to bring premium, quality cheese to people nationwide. Made with 100% real cheese and select premium spices, all Whisps are baked and not fried, delivering high-quality and delicious snacking experience. For more information about Whisps, please visit www.whisps.com, Facebook.com/whispssnacks and Instagram.com/whispssnacks.


Whisps Cheese Crisps new Hot & Spicy flavor combine exclusively-aged cheddar with a serious punch of spice to create a crisp that really brings the heat

Whisps Cheese Crisps new Hot & Spicy flavor combine exclusively-aged cheddar with a serious punch of spice to create a crisp that really brings the heat




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Food Spotlight: Give Fall A New Spin with Kaukauna’s® New Cheese Ball Flavor – Rosé White Cheddar


America's favorite spreadable cheese introduces a new flavor blended with rosé wine for a fun twist to your charcuterie board

CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 100 years of spreading deliciousness, Kaukauna®—America's #1 manufacturer of cheese balls—is excited to launch its newest variety, Rosé White Cheddar. Because the best wine and cheese pairing is wine in cheese.

Kaukauna's new 10 oz. cheese ball is made with quality aged white cheddar cheese blended with a refreshing semi-sparkling rosé wine, which contains sweet notes similar to White Zinfandel. Each ball is covered in a delicious crunchy almond coating for a delightful combination of unique flavors and texture unlike any other. The new product brings cheese lovers everywhere a new way to experience their favorite flavors each and every day.

"We're excited to launch the Rosé White Cheddar flavor just in time for fall, especially since consumers have been continuing to drink rosé past summer and it has become a year-round trend," said Shelley Sternard, Senior Associate Brand Manager of Kaukauna. "Kaukauna is a great addition to any cheeseboard for every occasion. Whether displayed alongside crackers and veggies or incorporated into an appetizer, Rosé White Cheddar is perfectly compatible with classic fall flavors, and its versatility makes for a wonderful spread."

A Wisconsin tradition since 1918, Kaukauna is the nation's largest manufacturer of cheese balls, making it an entertaining staple in households across the country. The new Rosé White Cheddar flavor joins Kaukauna's existing lineup of original cheese balls, which will now be available in six year-round varieties and three seasonal flavors:

  • New! Rosé White Cheddar
  • New! White Cheddar
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Port Wine
  • Smoky Bacon
  • Parmesan Ranch
  • Pepper Jack (seasonal flavor, available starting in September)
  • Asiago (seasonal flavor, available starting in September)
  • Bacon Jalapeño (seasonal flavor, available starting in September)

Kaukauna Rosé White Cheddar Cheese Ball will be available in early September in the deli section of Kroger and is rolling out in other major retailers nationwide—including Walmart, Albertson's, Jewel and more—over the next few months, so consumers can celebrate the rosé flavor year-round. Kaukauna Rosé White Cheddar Cheese Ball will be available for the suggested retail price of $5.49-$6.99.

Join the Conversation:
Spread some cheese, raise a glass and share your Kaukauna charcuterie creations with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @kaukaunacheese using #Kaukauna.

About Kaukauna:
The Kaukauna® Cheese Company was founded in 1918 by Hubert Fassbender as a dairy product distribution company. Today, Kaukauna is part of the Bel Brands USA family and has become the undisputed market leader of cheese balls. Manufactured by Bel Brands USA Inc., a subsidiary of Bel Group, Kaukauna Cheese Spread Cups, Cheese Balls and Cheese Logs are high-quality, delicious cheeses perfect for every occasion. Bel produces more than thirty local and international brands that are sold in more than 130 countries around the globe. In addition to Kaukauna, other USA favorites include Babybel®, The Laughing Cow® and other popular cheese spreads marketing under Merkts® and Price*s® labels. Kaukauna can be found in supermarket deli and cheese cases nationwide. For more information, please visit www.kaukaunacheese.com.




Give Fall A New Spin with Kaukauna’s® New Cheese Ball Flavor - Rosé White Cheddar

Give Fall A New Spin with Kaukauna’s® New Cheese Ball Flavor - Rosé White Cheddar




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Snack Spotlight: Tillamook Takes Snacking by Storm with Thoughtfully Crafted Snacks You’ll Crave

Snackers Everywhere are Encouraged to Join the Movement for Better Snacking and a Chance to Win Prizes

TILLAMOOK, Ore., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tillamook believes there's no need to skimp on snacking satisfaction or deliciousness. Tillamook's approach to top-quality dairy products with unforgettable flavors transcends into the world of snacking through the growth of their thoughtfully crafted Tillamook Cheeseboards  – craveable combinations of Tillamook cheese, fruit spreads and artisanal crackers – available in select markets across the country.

With unique flavor combinations including Sharp Berry Crunch and Sharp Strawberry Heat, Cheeseboards take the guesswork out of delicious and mindful snacking. And with Tillamook innovations in the last five years outweighing those of the previous fifty, it is no surprise that Cheeseboards are the first of more snacking innovations to come.

"At Tillamook, we believe in doing right by every bite, and that includes snacking," said Sibel Candemir, Vice President of Categories for Tillamook. "Tillamook Cheeseboards allow for elevated food moments that are accessible in any place, at any time. We believe all snacking moments should be satisfying and delicious… so much so that we're starting a movement. We invite you to join us and make your own Snack Pact today and never settle for subpar snacks again."

Today, the 111-year old farmer-owned dairy cooperative is launching the "Snack Pact" – a community of snackers who are tired of boring snacks – and encouraging people across the country to join for a chance to win prizes.

Here's how it works:

  • Visit www.TillamookSnackPact.com between August 12-31 to share a unique snacking pledge
  • Once joined, members are encouraged to share how they snack on social media using the hashtag #MakeASnackPact and tagging @Tillamook
  • Winners in select markets are eligible to win prizes ranging from Tillamook swag and coupons, to on-demand Tillamook product deliveries
  • 10 lucky winners will also receive a custom snacking cooler and Pendleton blanket, and the chance to have a virtual snacking consultation with snacking experts Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones, registered dietitians, BFFs and founders of the nationally-recognized podcast and food blog, Food Heaven

"We've teamed up with Tillamook to highlight satisfying snacks," explain Wendy and Jess. "Joining Tillamook's Snack Pact ensures that you'll have exclusive access to tips and tricks around how to snack like a pro, while also hearing about what's coming out from Tillamook next, like one of our favorite fulfilling snacks, Cheeseboards."

Ready for a snack worth savoring? Visit www.TillamookSnackPact.com to make a Snack Pack of your own and to view the complete promotion details and official rules. To find Tillamook Cheeseboards near you, visit www.Tillamaps.com and check local retailers such as Target, Publix, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and more.  You can also find Sharp Berry Crunch Cheeseboards on the Snack Menu on SunBasket.com. Sun Basket is a healthy meal delivery service, bringing delicious meals and snacks right to your door.

About Tillamook County Creamery Association 
Founded in 1909 as a farmer-owned cooperative, the Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) prides itself on its commitment to bringing to market the most consistent, best tasting, highest quality dairy products made in the most natural way possible. Guided by the belief that everyone deserves real food that makes them feel good every day, Tillamook has earned top awards for their cheese, ice cream, sour cream, butter, cream cheese and yogurt products made with unwavering values that never sacrifice or compromise quality for profit. The TCCA is currently made up of almost 80 farming families, primarily based in Tillamook County, Oregon. Tillamook operates production facilities in Tillamook and Boardman, Oregon and employs nearly 900 people throughout the state. The Tillamook Creamery is the largest tourist attraction on the coast of Oregon and one of the most popular in the state, attracting more than one million visitors each year. For more information on Tillamook, visit Tillamook.com.

CONTACT: Liz Conant, Liz.Conant@fleishman.com or Bridget Ryan, TCCA, BRyan@tillamook.com


Tillamook Cheeseboards are craveable combinations of Tillamook cheese, fruit spreads and artisanal crackers.

Tillamook Cheeseboards are craveable combinations of Tillamook cheese, fruit spreads and artisanal crackers.


Tillamook Cheeseboards come in unique flavor combinations including Sharp Berry Crunch and Sharp Strawberry Heat.

Tillamook Cheeseboards come in unique flavor combinations including Sharp Berry Crunch and Sharp Strawberry Heat.


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Dairy Spotlight: Eatlean Protein Cheese



Can be used for grating, slicing, snacking or whatever you choose... Comes with a handy resealable zip to seal in all that cheesy goodness and keep your block fresh.

With a naturally strong Cheddar flavour, this remarkable cheese is ideal as a high protein snack or as a super tasty and healthier cooking ingredient than regular store bought cheese.


Ingredients: Pasteurised Cow's Milk, Salt





About the company

We believe in bringing you a completely natural cheese that is high in protein, low in fat and big on taste, helping you create delicious low calorie meals, or achieve your personalised diet plans.

Eatlean Protein cheese is handmade using 100% British cows milk by expert cheesemakers on our dairy farm in Cheshire, and it's bursting with benefits for your new leaner healthier lifestyle. Read More



Company: Eatlean
Brand: Eatlean
Origin: UK
Category: Cheese
Claims: High in Protein, Low in Fat, Low in Carbs and 100% Natural
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: from £4.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Stockists





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Food Spotlight: Daiya Mozzarella Cutting Board Shreds



Mozzarella Cutting Board Shreds

Artisan excellence. That’s the driving force behind our new Cutting Board Collection. Deliciously dairy-free and 100% plant-based, Cutting Board Mozzarella Style Shreds give cheese lovers the very finest in taste and texture. Better pizzas, better pastas, better I’ll-have-seconds-please. A classic melt every time.






Filtered Water, Tapioca Starch, Coconut Oil, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed: Canola and/or Safflower Oil, Potato Protein Isolate, Vegan Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Lactic Acid (Vegan), Whole Algal Flour, Konjac Gum, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract.



About the company

Cheese is a flavorful beacon for food lovers. And we want you to enjoy your savory love affair with cheese, and all your favorite dairy products, to the absolute fullest. Our promise is simple: to give you the delicious joy of dairy, without any compromise. Read More



Company: Daiya Foods
Brand: Daiya Foods
Slogan: deliciously dairy-free
Origin: Canada
Category: Cheese
Packaging: 7.1 oz (200g)
Claims: Dairy Free. Gluten Free. Zero Trans Fat
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Product Finder
Website: daiyafoods.com





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Food Spotlight: Borden® Cheese Unveils Protein-Packed Snack Bar Line Just in Time for Fall



National Survey Unveils 65 Percent of Parents Believe Nutritious Snacks a Necessity for Lunchtime Success

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With kids across the country back in school, families are easing into fall schedules and reestablishing back to school routines, which means parents are back on lunch packing duty. According to a recent survey conducted by Borden® Cheese, two out of three parents pack lunches for their kids, and more than 65 percent of these parents believe nutritious snacks are a must-have lunch box item.

Just in time for back to school, Borden® Cheese announces an all-new line of snack bars, packed with everything a student needs to take on the school year. Available in popular flavors of Mild Cheddar, Colby Jack, Pepper Jack and Gouda, these convenient, easy-to-open snack bars make it easy to create a protein-packed lunch.

"Combining convenience and nutrition, Borden® Cheese Snack Bars make packing a healthy lunch your child will actually eat easier," said Flavia Panza, Senior Director of Marketing, Dairy Farmers of America. "Because Borden® Cheese believes good snacks should be good for you, each Borden® Cheese Snack Bar packs 5g of protein at only 80 calories or less per serving."

The survey also found that 50 percent of parents identify time and convenience as the primary challenges to offering healthy, nutritious lunches and after-school snacks for their children. Luckily, each individually-wrapped Borden® Cheese Snack Bar contains five grams of protein and is a good source of calcium, making them full of wholesome goodness that parents can feel good about. Sold in resealable packs of 10, these new snack bars are perfect for lunches and snacking.

The entire line of Borden® Cheese products, including snack-time-ready string cheese, chunks and the all-new snack bars, is available at major grocery stores and independent retailers across the country.

About Borden® Cheese: Borden® Cheese is licensed by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a cooperative of dairy farmers who share the belief that before cheese can be great, it has to be good. DFA's members, which represent 8,000 family dairy farms across the United States, work hard to make a cheese that truly belongs on American dinner tables. That means ensuring that love is always an ingredient in every delicious ounce of Borden® Cheese. For more information about our products and where to purchase Borden® Cheese, visit BordenCheese.com, Facebook.com/BordenCheeseUSA or Instagram.com/borden_cheese.

About the Survey: The survey was conducted by Ipsos eNation from August 22-28, 2017 to a nationally representative sample of more than 1,000 parents in the United States.


Borden® Cheese Snack Bar Line (PRNewsfoto/Borden® Cheese)

Borden® Cheese Snack Bar Line (PRNewsfoto/Borden® Cheese)



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Food Spotlight: Cole’s Quality Foods Introduces Innovative Stuffed Bread Snack Called Middles™,



GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading frozen bread manufacturer and the original inventor of frozen garlic bread, Cole's Quality Foods, Inc., innovates the frozen food category yet again with the introduction of Middles™, a stuffed bread that combines delicious, decadent, savory, salty and sweet flavors into one revolutionary snack concept.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8139251-coles-frozen-bread-middles/

Middles become available later this month in the freezer section at grocery, club, supermarket and convenience stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 10.8-ounce box.  Each box contains eight tasty bread bites.

Inspired by the much-celebrated combination of bread and cheese, Middles advances the concept by featuring the soft "middle" section of popular bakery staples, including bagel, Italian and pretzel breads. They are then stuffed with savory and sweet centers, including cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and beer cheese varieties. The result is an outrageously delicious heat-and-serve stuffed bread snack that can be made in either microwave or conventional ovens in just seven to nine minutes.

Middles (www.tastymiddles.com) are available in six different varieties, including:

  • Plain Bread stuffed with 5 Cheese
  • Plain Bread stuffed with Mac And Cheese
  • Plain Bread stuffed with Plain Cream Cheese
  • French Toast Bagel stuffed with Sweet Cream Cheese
  • Everything Bagel stuffed with Plain Cream Cheese
  • Pretzel Bread stuffed with Beer Cheese

"We are bakers at our core, but food innovators at heart," said Bruce Kratt, President of Cole's Quality Foods, Inc. "Applying nearly 75 years of bakery experience, we developed what is ultimately a trendsetting snack concept. The Middles themselves are exceptional, but so too is the packaging and the way we're bringing them to market with character animations and a true sense of personality.  It's fun, it's different and we believe Middles will be a remarkable snacking experience for consumers of all ages to enjoy."

About Cole's Quality Foods
Tasteful since 1943, Cole's Quality Foods is a leader and innovator of frozen bakery products. In 1972, Cole's invented the first frozen garlic bread. Today, the family-owned company produces a complete line of frozen bread products sold in grocery, club, mass merchandise and supermarket stores across the United States. For more information, visit www.coles.com.










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Snack Spotlight: Horizon Organic Cheese Sandwich Crackers



Enjoy the goodness of organic at snack time! Horizon® Sandwich Crackers are stuffed with organic cheese for a tasty combo that no kid can resist.


Organic Wheat Flour, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cheddar Cheese (Cultured Pasteurized Organic Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Salt, Organic Buttermilk, Calcium Carbonate, Organic Malt Extract, Disodium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Organic Natural Flavor, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Annatto (For Color), Enzymes. Contains: Wheat, Milk and Soy. May Contain Peanuts. Produced in a facility that also processes tree nuts.





About Horizon

At Horizon, we work hard to make a difference for families, for farming communities and for the environment. But we’re not in it alone. Since our beginnings, we’ve teamed up with organizations that share our values, lending support where we can help—and learning all we can along the way. Read More



Company: Horizon Organic
Brand: Horizon Organic
Origin: USA
Category: Snack
Packaging: 7.5oz (213g)
Claims: Organic. 3g protein. 15% calcium.
Variants: View Product Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Locator





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Industry News: Minerva Dairy releases a new flavor-infused butter… Cinnamon Honey!


5th Generation Dairy Introduces New Variety to Line of Flavor-Infused Amish Roll Butter

Minerva Dairy Expands Signature Line of Amish Roll Butter to Include Cinnamon Honey


MINERVA, OH (January 11, 2017) – Minerva Dairy, America's oldest family-owned cheese and butter dairy, is proud to announce the launch of a new addition to their line of flavor-infused butters. The line currently features Minerva Dairy’s acclaimed Amish Roll Butter in such varieties as Smoked Maplewood, Garlic Herb, Seasonal Pumpkin Spice and Maple Syrup at an SRP of $6.99 for 8 oz. The latest to be added to this collection is the brand’s Cinnamon Honey Amish Roll butter. With 84 percent butterfat dairy from local, pasture-raised cows, this hand-wrapped roll butter will be available nationwide early 2017.

Minerva Dairy’s chef-inspired flavor-infused product line allow consumers to elevate their home cooking with the help of the expertly crafted butter for which Minerva Dairy is known. The newest addition, Cinnamon Honey, provides home chefs with a simple way to infuse their favorite recipes with a culinary butter like none other. Mixing the subtly spicy flavor of cinnamon with natural sweetness derived from honey, this butter adds a layer of dimension to any dish.

“We’re proud to continue the expansion of our Amish Roll Butter line to offer this new flavor. As a fifth generation-owned and run business, excellence marks all that we do, from our traditional products to the innovative,” shares Adam Mueller, CEO at Minerva Dairy and fifth generation family member. “The tradition of quality that has made Minerva Dairy a leader is evident in all we do, and the addition of Cinnamon Honey Amish Roll Butter to our line of flavor-infused Amish Roll Butter is no exception.”

Honoring the time-tested process that gives Amish Roll Butter its rich flavor and supreme quality, this new butter variety will continue to hold the high standards that define Minerva Dairy’s current products. The Cinnamon Honey flavor, as with all of Minerva Dairy’s butters, will be small-batched churned, rBST free, antibiotic-free, vegetarian and gluten free with 84% butterfat.


About Minerva Dairy
Minerva Dairy is America’s oldest family-owned dairy, producing traditionally made cheese and butter from pasture-raised cows. Honoring the time-tested process that gives Amish Roll Butter its rich flavor and supreme quality, each butter variety produced by Minerva Dairy is made with the highest standards front of mind. All of our butter is small-batched churned, rBST free, antibiotic-free, vegetarian and gluten free with 84 percent butterfat – just the way it has been since 1894. This specialty product allows avid home chefs to elevate their cooking with the help of the expertly crafted butter for which Minerva Dairy is known. We rely on local, pasture-raised cows to provide only the freshest dairy for our 84 percent butterfat butter.



















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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Mac & Son – Mac & Cheese made better




Mac & Son is a store-bought Mac & Cheese that rivals homemade. We use an authentic Mac & Cheese recipe with a béchamel (white sauce) base. Just, add your own milk, butter & heat to make a rich, creamy sauce – just like homemade. No cornstarch. No artificial thickeners. No oil-based products. We use better cheese, a better sauce with a real roux & better ridged pasta . We even include a crouton-crumble topping to add a pleasant crunch.

Mac & Son is Mac & Cheese made better.



I came-up with the idea for Mac & Son while I was making a typical store-bought Mac & Cheese for my young son.

I looked at what I was making and asked myself…

Why does Mac & Cheese from a package look & taste so much less appealing than the Mac & Cheese I can make from scratch or order from restaurant?

After looking at the ingredients list & doing a little research, the answer was apparent…there’s no recipe. There's nothing in the mix that will create a proper sauce. It’s just a box of industrial ingredients, no matter what brand you use.

Our approach is different. We start with an authentic recipe for great Mac & Cheese and found a way to make it easy to store & prepare at home.



We are starting with three deluxe flavors:

  • Classic Cheddar with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping
  • Parmesan Cream with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping
  • White Cheddar with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping



In the near future we are looking at adding a variety of other chef inspired flavors like:

  • Swiss & Mushroom with Garlic & Butter Crouton Topping
  • Cheddar, Onion & Bacon with Sea-Salt & Butter Crouton Topping
  • Swiss & French Onion with Garlic & Butter Crouton Topping
  • And more…

If you’d like to experience a better Mac & Cheese – please pledge for Mac & Son and we’ll happily send you a sample of what we can do. The money you pledge will help us scale-up our production with a more automated packaging system.

Thanks for your support
Chris McMurray
Mac & Son


Risks and challenges

Our main focus for improvement is production scale. We are already producing small batches out of a well equipped commercial startup kitchen in Brooklyn. We have finished our recipe & secured access to top quality ingredients suppliers. We also have commitments to sell from some great retailers in New York, including a few notable cheese stores.


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