Iconic American Breakfast Staple, Cream of Wheat, Celebrates 120 Years of
Sweet and Savory Success
To Celebrate Anniversary, the Cream of Wheat Family Launches Three New
PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- November 6, 2013
In celebration of its 120^th anniversary, hot cereal favorite Cream of Wheat
announces the launch of Cream of Wheat Maple Brown Sugar Stovetop,
CreamofWheat Instant Bananas & Cream and Cream of Rice Instant hot cereals.
Since making its debut at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Cream of Wheat has
become America’s No. 1 hot wheat cereal, continually expanding its family of
product offerings to meet consumer demand and flavor trends. The three new
additions further demonstrate the brand’s leadership as a hot breakfast cereal
and as a staple on pantry shelves.
A Historic Look at an American Classic
Just four short years after debuting at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the
demand for Cream of Wheat exceeded production capacity, driving the business
to a larger factory in Minneapolis where the company was renamed The Cream of
Wheat Co. The brand continued to grow in popularity and demand, and in 1967,
with the introduction of the first countertop microwave oven, Cream of Wheat
instant varieties became possible. The brand changed hands several times
throughout the years before B&G Foods purchased Cream of Wheat in 2007. Thanks
to innovative research and development, and a reinvigorated spirit, new
product and flavor offerings have hit the market on a continuing basis,
including CreamofWheat Cinnabon^® and CreamofWheat Chocolate hot cereals.
“One hundred and twenty years is a momentous milestone for any brand, and
Cream of Wheat can attribute its staying power to fulfilling the consumer need
for eating a wholesome and delicious breakfast or snack year after year,” said
David L. Wenner, President and Chief Executive Officer of B&GFoods. “As we
look to grow the brand, we always strive to preserve the tradition of
CreamofWheat as an indispensable pantry item while offering fans new ways to
enjoy the product.”
Expanding Product Flavors and Offerings
The Cream of Wheat brand’s best-selling instant hot cereal flavor, Maple Brown
Sugar, is now available as the brand’s first flavored hot cereal in the
stovetop category featuring maple and brown sugar flavors to melt away cold
mornings. It is an excellent source of iron, calcium and vitamin D and is
ready in just 2 ½ minutes.
The newest addition to the Cream of Wheat family, Instant Bananas & Cream,
combines the wholesome flavor of sun-ripened bananas with the warmth and
goodness of CreamofWheat. Cream of Wheat Instant Bananas & Cream is
naturally flavored, an excellent source of Vitamin D, calcium, and iron and
provides six essential vitamins. Enjoyed alone or with sweet or savory mix-in
such as raisins, nuts or peanut butter, the hearty dish is an even better way
to start or end your day. Adding to its instant cereal assortment, the Cream
of Rice family of products has introduced an instant gluten-free offering.
Cream of Wheat Maple Brown Sugar Stovetop is available at major grocers
throughout the United States for a suggested retail price of $4.19 for select
28oz boxes. Cream of Rice hot cereal products are proud sponsors of the Celiac
Disease Foundation and are available at major grocers throughout the United
States for a suggested retail price of $2.49 for Cream of Rice Stovetop and
$4.19 for CreamofRice Instant. CreamofWheat Bananas & Cream flavored
instant hot cereal is available at major grocers throughout the United States
for a suggested retail price of $4.19. For more information, please visit
www.creamofwheat.com and www.facebook.com/CreamofWheat.
About Cream of Wheat
Introduced in 1893, Cream of Wheat is among the leading brands, and one of the
most trusted and widely recognized brands, of hot cereals sold in the United
States. Cream of Wheat is available in Original 10-minute, 2 ½ minute and
one-minute stovetop versions, and also in instant packets of Original and
other flavors, including Cinnabon^® and Maple Brown Sugar. A whole grain
version of Original 2 ½ minute Cream of Wheat was introduced by B&G Foods in
2008. In 2009, B&G Foods introduced a “HealthyGrain” version of instant Cream
of Wheat, which provides consumers with an excellent source of fiber and a
good source of protein. During 2010, pursuant to a licensing agreement,
B&GFoods introduced Cream of Wheat Cinnabon^®. Cream of Wheat and Cream of
Rice, a rice-based hot cereal, are distributed nationally and in various
retail and food service channels.
About B&G Foods, Inc.
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and
distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable foods
across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany,
NewJersey, B&GFoods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands,
includingAc’cent,B&G,B&M,Baker’sJoy,Brer Rabbit,Cream of Rice,Cream of
Wheat,Devonsheer,Don Pepino,Emeril’s,Grandma’sMolasses,JJFlats,Joan of
Arc,Las Palmas,Maple Grove
Tings,Ortega,Pirate’s Booty,Polaner,Red Devil,Regina,Rickland Orchards,
B&GFoods also sells and distributes two branded household
Cinnabon® is a trademark of Cinnabon, Inc. used under license by B&G Foods.
Cream of Wheat:
B&G Foods, Inc.
Mari Mariluoto, 973-630-6480
Anna Brown, 646-428-0609
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