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Gardein launches single serve bowls, breakfast saus’age patties

BY DSN STAFF

For those looking to incorporate meatless meals into their routines, Gardein has a few new launches to help.

The Boulder, Colo.-based company, which is part of the Boulder Brands portfolio, is introducing consumers to its new single serve bowls, which provide a plant-based meal that also is certified vegan and made with non-GMO ingredients.

Gardein’s single serve bowls come in four varieties, including:

  • The Italian saus’age and pasta bowl, which contains cavatappi pasta, the brand’s meatless sausage and a marinara sauce;
  • The chick’n fajita bowl, which features Gardein’s meatless chick’n, red and green bell peppers, black beans, caramelized onions, corn, a bed of rice and a zesty sauce;
  • The orange beefless bowl, which contains the brand’s beefless strips, red bell peppers, cauliflower, water chestnuts, edamame over rice and a sweet and spicy orange sauce; and
  • The teriyaki chick’n bowl, which is made with meatless chick’n, broccoli, red bell peppers, carrots over rice and a teriyaki sauce.

“Gardein makes food for everyone and every diet — vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian and anything in between,” Clint Mickel, director of marketing at Boulder Brands, said. “Regardless of your reason for going meatless, Gardein wants to make sure you don’t miss out on a single thing, and we are excited to expand our product offering with high-quality, great-tasting single serve bowls that offer the same great texture and taste as real meat.”

In addition to the bowls, Gardein also is unveiling its new breakfast saus’age patties, which are obviously meatless, contain 6 g of plant-based protein and contain 75% less fat than regular pork sausage, the company said.

All items are currently available in select grocers and will expand to major supermarkets within the nation in the coming months.

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M&M’s packs on the scares with Halloween campaign

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Fans of M&M’s can get in the Halloween spirit with the brand’s newest campaign for the holiday — it’s first in 11 years.

In a new 15 second spot titled “Ghosted”, which was created by BBDO New York, Red and Yellow depart the aftermath of a Halloween party seemingly unscathed. Red shares how pleased he is to have made it through another holiday without being eaten and Yellow agrees but looks slightly ghostlier than his friend. At the end of the spot, consumers see that Yellow did not survive and floats away with a bite taken out of his back, the company said.

“M&M’S are synonymous with Halloween and for years we’ve heard from our fans how much they enjoy our Halloween commercials. This year, we wanted to create a new spot to continue that excitement around the holiday and surprise our fans in a colorful new way that brings humor to one of the scariest nights of the year by sharing a comedic, M&M’S take on the classic ghost story,” Allison Miazga-Bedrick, senior brand director of the M&M’S Brand, said. “We hope our fans enjoy this new commercial as much as they enjoy M&M’S on Halloween.”

In addition to a new commercial, the Hackettstown, N.J.-based company created new Halloween-themed print ads that will run throughout the spooky season.

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Muuna’s cottage cheese joins growing pumpkin trend

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Fall means only one thing these days — everything is pumpkin flavored.

Muuna, a brand focused on changing the way consumers think about cottage cheese, is embracing the season by unveiling its new pumpkin and spice flavored product.

Containing a blend of real pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice seasoning, the product channels the flavors of a pumpkin cheesecake, the company said.

“There is a large demand for pumpkin spice product, and we are thrilled to debut a Pumpkin & Spice first in the cottage cheese category,” Gerard Meyer, CEO of Muuna said.

Each pack of Muuna’s pumpkin and spice cottage cheese contains 8 g of sugar, 17 g of protein, probiotics and potassium, the company said.

The product is currently hitting select retailers throughout the nation. To find a location selling Muuna’s products, shoppers can use a store locator featured on the company’s website.

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