Edmonton, Canada - April 22, 2013
Kinnikinnick Foods, North America’s leading manufacturer of gluten free baked goods and snacks, is launching a new lineup of plain, cinnamon raisin and blueberry bagels to complement their already popular soft bread and bun product lines. The new bagels offer a soft chewy texture, better nutritional values, the only blueberry flavor in the gluten free market, vibrant new packaging and now also vegan.
While many gluten free bagels are dense and less than palatable, Kinnikinnick’s new soft bagels are traditionally made by boiling first then baking to ensure a chewy outer crust with a nice soft inside.
Kinnikinnick’s new soft bagel formulations were developed to offer consumers the most appealing combination of taste and texture currently available in the gluten free category. In addition to being gluten free, Kinnikinnick’s new soft bagels are also dairy free, nut free, certified OU Kosher, and vegan making it ideal for those with special dietary needs.
In addition to the traditional chewy texture, Kinnikinnick’s new soft bagels are made with no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors; are fortified with five essential nutrients; contains at least seven grams of fiber per serving; zero cholesterol; and lower calories making it one of the most nutritionally sound gluten free bagels on the market today.
The soft bagels just recently became available at select natural and mainstream grocery stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and are also available for purchase via www.kinnikinnick.com. The line’s new compelling package features a vegan logo, a gluten free certification logo that indicates the product is tested and contains less than 5ppm of gluten, and highlights a smart phone scan code enabling consumers to immediately access information while in the store. The SRP is $5.99 per package of bagels.
Kinnikinnick Foods’ President and CEO Jerry Bigam shared, “A gluten-intolerant family ourselves, we understand the importance of having allergy-friendly alternatives to foods that are a staple of the mainstream diets we grew up with. We’ve created these soft bagels to offer the soft chewy texture that has made bagels a breakfast favorite for decades. Simply toast, top with your favorite cream cheese and enjoy!”
Kinnikinnick Foods runs the largest, dedicated gluten, dairy and nut free bakery in North America. For more information, please visit www.kinnikinnick.com. You can also find Kinnikinnick on Facebookand Twitter.