Wholemato debuts organic agave ketchup
NEW YORK Wholemato Co. has announced the launch of its Spicy Organic Agave ketchup. The new flavor of ketchup debuted at the Natural Products Expo West trade show.
Wholemato touts its new condiment as a healthy variation on traditional ketchup. It is flavored with agave nectar, jalapeno peppers, organic tomatoes and other spices. Wholemato president and founder Jason Kessler said he created Wholemato to diversify one of America’s most purchased condiment items.
Kessler said, “Wholemato was created to fill a culinary void. Our Original Organic Agave Ketchup has received an inspiring response from retailers and customers and has proven that there is an appetite out there for even more ketchup creations.”
Wholemato Spicy Organic Agave ketchup is described as “medium”-level on the spicy heat index. It also has a touch of agave, for a sweeter flavor.
A 13-ounce glass container of Wholemato Spicy Organic Agave ketchup retails at $5.49, at retailers nationwide.
Mike and Ike’s lemonade blend candies to hit store shelves this week
BETHLEHEM, Pa. A new five-flavor assortment of Mike and Ike candies, Lemonade Blends, is coming to U.S. retailers.
Included in the Lemonade Blends mix are lemonade, lime lemonade, raspberry lemonade, strawberry lemonade and tangerine lemonade flavors. The Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends candies will be available for a limited time.
The new flavors came about after a contest held by Just Born to decide a new flavor of Mike and Ike’s candy. More than 140,000 votes were compiled online.
In conjunction with the new candy flavors, Mike and Ike’s has committed to making a minimum annual donation of $100,000 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization with a goal to cure childhood cancer.
Malt-O-Meal recalls several cereals
MINNEAPOLIS Malt-O-Meal Co., makers of popular cereals like Frosted Flakes, Golden Puffs and Honey Graham squares, announced a voluntary recall of its unsweetened Puffed Rice and unsweetened Puffed Wheat cereals, sold in the United States.
The company said Saturday that there could be possible health risks with the above mentioned cereal brand boxes with “use by” dates of APR0808 and MAR1809. During a routine safety test, Salmonella was discovered in some products. The cereal group said no illnesses have been reported to date, but these items were recalled immediately.
Chris Neugent, president of Malt-O-Meal, apologized for the recall saying the company was claiming it as a precautionary measure to protect public safety.
“It’s important that we spread the word about this situation quickly and broadly in order to remove even the slightest possibility that someone will consume something harmful,” Neugent said, “We apologize for this situation and promise to do everything to complete the recall as quickly as possible.”