General mills goes low-carb

Filed under: New Product — Tags: — @ April 29, 2004

General Mills today announced a host of new low-carb products. Here’s the list:

* Betty Crocker Carb Monitor Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes – 16 grams of net carbs
* Betty Crocker Carb Monitor baking mixes – 35 to 45 percent lower in net carbs, and 50 percent lower in sugar than regular Betty Crocker baking mixes. Offered in Chocolate Chunk brownie mix, Walnut brownie mix, Wild Blueberry muffin mix, and Chocolate Chip cookie mix.
* Hamburger Helper Carb Monitor Cheeseburger Macaroni – 30 percent fewer net carbs per serving than regular Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni, the line’s most popular flavor for five years running.
* Momentum Bars – Each bar contains three grams of net carbs, provides 15 essential vitamins and minerals, and is an excellent source of calcium. The bars contain Splenda and will be offered in three flavors: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Double Chocolate and Chocolate Caramel Nut. Look for them in June.
* Pillsbury Carb Monitor Frozen Dinner Rolls – According to the company, it’s the first reduced-carb dinner roll. Seven grams of net carbs, and four grams of fiber per roll.
* Progresso Carb Monitor Soups With five to seven grams of net carbs per serving, the line features Chicken Vegetable, Beef Vegetable, Tuscan-Style Meatball, Chicken Cheese Enchilada Style, and Roasted Turkey Vegetable soups.

We have already mentioned two of the other products announced today–Total Protein and Yoplait Yogurt


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