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Frito-Lay turns up the heat with tapatio spice snacks

BY Jason Owen

PLANO, Texas — PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division is launching two new snack chips flavored with tapatio, a spicy sauce made with a combination of red chili peppers, spices and a hint of garlic.

New Lay’s Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips and Cheetos Tapatio flavored snacks join the existing line of tapatio flavored chips: Ruffles Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips and Doritos Tapatio flavored tortilla chips.

"We know that many of our consumers are already pairing their favorite hot sauce with their favorite Frito-Lay snacks," said Ram Krishnan, vice president, marketing, Frito-Lay North America . "Whether consumers are relaxing at home with Lay’s potato chips or hanging out with the family having fun with Cheetos snacks, we’re excited to offer two hot new ways to enjoy great snacking."

Tapatio hot sauce was first introduced to consumers in the early 1970s. Founder Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr. began by making batches of hot sauce from his family home and personally delivering bottles of the finished product to local Los Angeles markets.

"Tapatio hot sauce and Frito-Lay have a shared passion for bringing great tasting, high-quality products to our consumers," said Jose-Luis Saavedra, Sr. , founder, Tapatio Hot Sauce. "This partnership allows us to continue to bring our famous hot sauce to new customers, while providing a fun way for our existing fans to experience their favorite hot sauce flavors."

New Lay’s Tapatio Limon flavored potato chips are available in 2.875 oz. bags for $1.49, 7 oz. bags for $2.99 and 9.5 oz. bags for $4.29. New Cheetos Tapatio flavored snacks are available in 1.125 oz. bags for $.50, 3.75 oz. bags for $1.49 and 9.5 oz. bags for $3.49.


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Hood heats up summer indulgence with Greek frozen yogurt line

BY Jason Owen

LYNNFIELD, Mass. — Hood, a New England dairy brand, has entered the fast-growing Greek yogurt market with the introduction of four new Greek frozen yogurts, the company announced today.

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt combines lowfat frozen yogurt with ingredients such as raspberry swirls, granola crunch and chocolate chips, and are hitting store shelves just in time for the warm weather months.

Made with live and active cultures, each serving of Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt contains five grams of protein.

“Greek Frozen Yogurt is an exciting addition to the Hood family of frozen dairy products,” said Sarah Barow, Hood spokesperson. “With the popularity of Greek yogurt continuing to grow, we think consumers will be eager to try this refreshing new frozen treat. Hood’s rich and creamy Greek Frozen Yogurt offers delicious lowfat flavors that are high in protein, giving New Englanders a smarter way to indulge.”

Available in quart size containers, Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is available in four different flavors:

  • Blueberry – blueberry lowfat Greek frozen yogurt;

  • Double Chocolate Chip – chocolate lowfat Greek frozen yogurt with chocolate chips;

  • Honey Vanilla – honey vanilla lowfat Greek frozen yogurt; and

  • Raspberry Granola – vanilla lowfat Greek frozen yogurt with raspberry swirl and granola crunch

“Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is ideal for consumers looking for a better-for-you treat, without sacrificing taste,” said Elizabeth M. Ward, M.S., R.D. and the Hood Answer Mom. “The five grams of protein in each serving make Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt a smarter indulgence for today’s health-conscious consumer. It also is a great base ingredient for smoothies, as well as many other delicious recipes.”

Hood Greek Frozen Yogurt is available at major grocery stores across New England.


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GMA Science Forum to include former Canadian WTO ambassador, CBS White House correspondent

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — Global perspectives on scientific, regulatory and technical developments in product safety, health and well-being will be the feature as hundreds of experts from the consumer packaged goods industry meet Wednesday at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum.

The GMA said Wednesday that the forum had attracted at least 450 attendees who will hear from more than 70 speakers on how to advance the consumer packaged goods industry’s product safety, health and well-being mission. The conference, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C., will include manufacturer CEOs, chief science officers, vice presidents of research and development and representatives from allied trade groups in the United States and abroad.

"Consumers expect industry and government to work together to provide the world with the safest possible products," GMA president and CEO Pamela Bailey said. "The GMA Science Forum is the flagship event for this type of public-private collaboration, bringing the CPG scientific community, government and academia together at the intersection of sound science and responsible policy."

The forum will feature former Canadian ambassador to the World Trade Organization John Weekes, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner of foods Michael Taylor, CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and others.

 

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