September 2011/Prepared Foods -- The notion of an easily prepared lunch option has flourished again, as cash- and time-strapped consumers have cut back on their dining out during the mid-day meal. As such, options that have long been applied to young people’s lunches are being tried for more mature palates.

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Oscar Mayer, the company behind the child-oriented Lunchables concepts, is trying a similar concept for adults: Oscar Mayer Sandwich Combinations, boasting a deli sandwich, crackers or a snack mix, and a dessert. Varieties include Oven-roasted Turkey & Sharp Cheddar, Southwestern-style Chicken & Sharp Cheddar and Honey Ham & Swiss Cheese. The desserts are Jell-O Sugar-free Mousse Temptation or Strawberry Gelatin.pf