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Jolly Time Pop Corn introduces healthier Smart Balance options

BY Jason Owen

SIOUX FALLS, Iowa — Jolly Time Pop Corn announced this week two new varieties of microwavable popcorn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, according to the company.

Jolly Time Butter and Butter Light made with the Smart Balance blend offer health-conscious consumers zero grams of trans fat naturally and absolutely no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils. The Smart Balance blend contains a blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fats. When used as part of the Smart Balance Food Plan — a recommended diet with no more than 30% of calories from total fat, no more than 10% of calories from other fat and low levels of cholesterol — this blend of fats can support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.

"Smart Balance is an extremely popular and visible brand that’s known for offering heart healthier alternatives," said Garrett Smith, president of Jolly Time Pop Corn. "Consumers across the country trust the Smart Balance name, and we are proud to offer popcorn lovers these new additions to the Jolly Time lineup."

"Millions of U.S. consumers are looking for new ways to eliminate trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, and hydrogenated oils from their diets," said Amy Fischl, a registered dietitian at the University of Chicago Medical Center. "Jolly Time Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance blend gives health-conscious consumers a better snacking alternative."

Jolly Time Pop Corn is a gluten-free snack and is a good dietary source of whole grains.

New Jolly Time Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance patented blend of oils is now available at select U.S. retailers in three-pack boxes (SRP $2.69) and individual trial bags (SRP 50¢ or 2/$1.00).


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Evol Foods markets products through Target

BY Alaric DeArment

BOULDER, Colo. — Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

The Boulder, Colo.-based packaged-food maker said it would promote the products by offering discounts, which started Sunday and will run through June 15, allowing customers to purchase two frozen entree bowls for $7 and two frozen burritos for $4.

"Our partnership with Target marks an exciting time for Evol Foods as we expand and grow," COO Phil Anson said. "We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share our love of food with the Target community and provide shoppers with real food that is not only all-natural and healthy, but convenient and, perhaps most important, delicious."

 

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Morning sickness pill launched

BY Alaric DeArment

ROSEMONT, Pa. — Drug maker Duchesnay USA has launched a new treatment for morning sickness, the company said Tuesday.

The drug maker, which focuses on products for pregnant women, announced the launch of Diclegis (doxylamine succinate 10 mg; pyridoxine hydrochloride [vitamin B6] 10 mg) for morning sickness, known medically as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, or NVP. According to research, 70-85% of pregnant women experience morning sickness, which despite its name can last throughout the day. The drug received Food and Drug Administration approval last month.

"We believe Diclegis will become an important treatment for healthcare professionals caring for pregnant women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy," Duchesnay USA CEO Gilbert Godin said. "The product’s safety profile and its proven clinical effectiveness make it a convenient and innovative treatment for women who are seeking effective NVP symptom relief."

 

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