"We have a successful track record of taking consumer brands into the prepackaged, ready-to-eat space," said Steve Sklar, senior vice president of marketing for Inventure Foods. "With Vidalia Brands, we are combining powerful brand recognition with the latest in snack trends to introduce a product line that will certainly taste great, but will also feel immediately familiar to consumers."
The first product introduced will be Vidalia Sweet Onion Petals, a baked snack made with real Vidalia sweet onion puree that is extruded in the form of an onion stick. It features zero trans fats and just 130 calories per serving.
Vidalia Sweet Onion Petals will be available in 2.25oz. and 3.5oz. bags with a suggested retail price of $1.99 and $2.49, respectively. Consumers can expect to see Vidalia Sweet Onion Petals in stores and in vending machines in the first quarter of 2013.
"We're excited to bring this product to market with the help of Inventure Foods," said Sandra Bland , president of Vidalia Brands. "We look forward to introducing the great taste of Vidalia sweet onions to snack food fans across the nation."