CHICAGO, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pork rinds haven't changed much throughout the years -- until today, with the introduction of Baked! Pork Rinds by Evans Food Group, the world's largest pork rind snack manufacturer. New Baked! Pork Rinds have half the fat per serving of their fried counterparts and have all the great taste of the originals. "Consumers today are extremely health conscious yet demand great tasting snacks," said Alan Sussna, president and CEO of Evans Food Group. "Baked! Pork Rinds allow consumers to continue to enjoy the great taste of pork rinds and maintain healthy lifestyles." With 11 grams of protein and zero carbohydrates per serving, Baked! Pork Rinds make a great snack for those following healthy lifestyles. In addition, Baked! Pork Rinds contain only 2 grams of total fat and zero trans fat. Trans fats are considered by doctors to be among the worst types of fats because they raise the LDL (or bad cholesterol) while lowering the HDL (or good cholesterol). Baked! Pork Rinds will be offered under the Mac's brand at a retail price of $0.89 - $0.99 for a 1.7-oz. bag and $1.19 - $1.39 for a 2.5-oz. bag and are priced to compete with other low fat, low-carb, high protein and better-for- you snack offerings. "Baked! Pork Rinds breathe new life into a snack food category that really hasn't changed much over the past 50 years," Sussna said. "This new category of better-for-you products opens up new markets for Evans Food Group and its private label distributors." The introduction of Baked! Pork Rinds follows a long tradition of product development and innovation by Evans Food Group. The company's strong brand portfolio reflects the diversity of the marketplace and includes its Mac's label, the No. 2 brand in the United States; Chac's, a specialty brand with flavors that appeal to Caribbean Hispanics; Rap Snacks, targeting urban youth; and La Tonita, with packaging and flavors for Mexican consumers. About Evans Food Group Founded in the 1940's in Chicago, Illinois, Evans Food Group Ltd. is the world's largest pork rind snack manufacturer. In 1985, the company was acquired by brothers Alejandro and Carlos Silva, and their friend Jose Garza. Since then, the company has grown to approximately 400 employees, nearly $100 million in sales and has become the largest Hispanic-owned business in Chicago. With manufacturing facilities in Texas, Ohio, California, Mexico and Denmark, Evans Food Group has become an international snack food powerhouse. Evans Food Group is No. 3 in the Hispanic Business 500 and No. 56 in Inc. Magazine's Inner City 100 list. For more information, visit http://www.evansfood.com.
SOURCE Evans Food Group Ltd.