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Pringles’ limited-edition Nashville Hot Chicken flavor adds heat

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Pringles is bringing the spice of Nashville to consumers with limited-edition potato chips.

The Battle Creek, Mich.-based company has unveiled its new Nashville Hot Chicken flavor, which is inspired by the dish that incorporates such spices as jalapeño, cayenne pepper and paprika, as ingredients.

“Americans are going crazy for Nashville Hot Chicken. If you love spicy snacks, this new flavor of Pringles is made just for you, and you don’t have to go all the way to Nashville to try it,” Kurt Simon, senior director of brand marketing for Kellogg’s U.S. Snacks division, said. “Pringles Nashville Hot Chicken Flavor tastes insanely close to the real thing.”

For additional flavor, the chips can be paired with the brand’s Screamin’ Dill Pickle flavor and Original, the company said.

“When we were creating Pringles Nashville Hot Chicken Flavor we instantly knew this would be a success. Pringles ‘hot’ flavors are some of the most fun to develop,” Becky Wolfe, product development scientist, said. “Our team sampled the different spice combinations so we could get this flavor to taste just like the real deal.”

The brand will launch the Nashville Hot Chicken flavored chips exclusively at Dollar General locations for a limited time.

“Here at Dollar General we are proud to be based in Nashville. As the city is our headquarters we are familiar with the deliciously spicy Nashville Hot Chicken trend,” Crystal Ghassemi, director of public relations at Dollar General, said. “We are truly excited to see the reception of Pringles Nashville Hot Chicken across the country.”

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Jif unveils Power Ups snack with the help of Neil Patrick Harris

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Jif is looking to help navigate the trickiness of snack time by unveiling its new creation, Power Ups — with the help of actor Neil Patrick Harris.

The snack comes in two different varieties — chewy bars and creamy clusters — that are made with peanuts, contain 6 g of protein per serving and do not contain high fructose corn syrup.

Jif’s Power Ups chewy granola bars come in creamy peanut butter, chocolate flavored, salted caramel flavored, strawberry and banana options; while the creamy clusters come in creamy peanut butter, apple cinnamon and strawberry flavors.

“We created Jif Power Ups to provide a wholesome snack choice that parents and kids can agree on for its flavor and ingredients – a delicious snack while at home and on-the-go,” Tina Floyd, senior vice president and general manager of consumer foods at J.M. Smucker, said.

Neil Patrick Harris will help the Orville, Ohio-based company launch the snack with a live-streamed comedy show titled, The Parenting Struggle Is Real…FUNNY! Harris will reenact real-life, user-submitted parenting stories with the help of other comedic parents.

“Parenting is a hilarious adventure full of plenty of struggles, especially when it comes to snack-time,” Harris said. “As the father of 7-year-old-twins, I get it. Jif peanut butter is a snack time staple in the Burtka-Harris house, and now so are Jif Power Ups – a win/win solution with a taste my kids love and the nutritional value we feel good about.”

The first installment of the series will stream on Jif’s Facebook page at 6:30 pm ET. Power Ups snacks are now available for purchase nationwide for the suggested retail price of $3.49.

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Sweet Earth Foods brings line of pizza to the freezer aisle

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Sweet Earth Foods is bringing its line of frozen pizzas, which contain four distinct flavors made with organic ingredients, to retail locations across the nation.

The Moss Landing, Calif.-based company’s products are known for containing unique crusts blended with ancient grains, carrots, rosemary, bold sauces and fresh toppings.

“We believe food should be delicious, but it should also make you feel good past the moment you’re eating it,” Kelly Swette, CEO of Sweet Earth Foods, said. “Our new pizzas are chock-full of fresh ingredients that provide exceptional taste and nutrition, with the convenience that comes in the freezer aisle. We’re making healthy and sustainable food accessible to everyone, just like it should be.”

All ingredients used in the pizzas are thoughtfully selected and contain at least 5 g of fiber per serving or 20% of the recommended daily value, due in part to such ingredients as quinoa, flax seed and chia seed, the company said.

Each pizza also is rooted in sustainability by using vegetarian protein sources and local, organic ingredients from farms near the company’s production facility in California.

The brand’s frozen pizza varieties include:

  • Veggie Lover’s, which contains cornmeal, carrot, chia crust and is topped with Brussel sprouts;
  • Protein Lover’s, which has 16 g of protein per serving and is topped with mozzarella, marinara, and its plant-based version of pepperoni — Planet Pepperoni;
  • Truffle Lover’s, which features mushroom, caramelized onions, truffle oil and Gruyere cheese; and
  • Herb Lover’s, which contains five premium cheese, lemony herb pesto sauce and a rosemary crust.

Sweet Earth Foods’ new pizza line will be available in such retailers as Target, Kroger, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Publix, Raley’s and Walmart for the suggested retail price of $6.99 – $7.99.

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