Sargento Foods has released a range of snack pots combining cheese with ingredients such as walnut oat granola, quinoa clusters or maple pumpkin seeds.
Called Sunrise Balanced Breaks, the range has been introduced by Sargento as it aims to innovate its portfolio to meet consumer demand for morning snacks.
Four varieties have gone on sale in the US: natural double cheddar cheese, vanilla blueberry quinoa clusters and blueberry juice-infused dried cranberries; colby-jack natural cheese, coconut clusters with seed medley and dried cranberries; natural medium cheddar cheese, raisins and maple pumpkin seeds; and monterey jack natural cheese, walnut oat granola with dark chocolate and golden raisins.
The products contain between 6g and 7g of protein and between 10% and 15% of the recommended daily amount of calcium.
“Mornings can be hectic and consumers are looking for ways to start their day on track with a morning snack that delivers convenience in a delicious way,” said Stephanie Meyer, senior marketing manager of Sargento Foods.
“Sunrise Balanced Breaks offer a unique balance of ingredients, flavours and textures to start your day on the right track.”
Headquartered in Wisconsin, Sargento Foods manufactures a range of shredded, sliced and snack cheese products, as well as ingredients and sauces. The firm has 2,300 employees and net sales of $1.4 billion.
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