Rocky Road and Pecan Turtle Hit Store Shelves in March
ASHLAND, Ohio, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archway Bakeries Co., part of the Snyder's-Lance, Inc. family of brands, baked up two new cookie varieties in response to requests from Facebook fans and consumers. The new Rocky Road and Pecan Turtle cookies, which will begin hitting store shelves in March, will be sold in 9 and 9.25 ounce trays, respectively, and retail around $3.19.
The previously retired Rocky Road is a soft chocolate cookie filled with semi-sweet chocolate pieces, crunchy walnuts and marshmallow bits. This classic recipe was brought back by popular demand following a 2011 Archway® cookie promotion which asked Facebook fans to vote for a returning cookie favorite. Fans also suggest serving this favorite warm and with a side scoop of ice cream.
Pecan Turtle is a new sweet and savory combination made up of milk chocolate chunks, caramel pieces and pecans, all baked into a soft, chewy cookie. Inspired by the popular candy, the new variety was the top-rated flavor in consumer concept tests. These classic soft cookies will be a new family favorite and taste great with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea.
"At Archway, we pride ourselves on making cookies that taste, look and smell like what a cookie should be," said Archway Brand Manager, Holly Patterson. "We are so excited to reintroduce Rocky Road and to share our delicious new Pecan Turtle cookie, which we are sure is going to be a new family favorite."
For several decades Archway has shared in traditions of families and friends across America. The great-tasting, freshly-baked Archway® cookies are available in more than 25 soft and crispy varieties. The origins of Archway date back to 1936 when a husband and wife team began baking soft oatmeal cookies in their Michigan garage. Since that time, Archway® cookies have been enjoyed as part of family traditions and moments shared between friends.
Snyder's-Lance, Inc., (Nasdaq-GS: LNCE) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The Company's products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder's-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Products are sold under the Snyder's of Hanover, Lance, Krunchers!, Cape Cod, EatSmart Naturals, Jays, Grande, Tom's, Archway, O-Ke-Doke and Stella D'oro brand names along with a number of private label and third party brands. Products are distributed widely through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. LNCE-G
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