Based on the success of its 4.5-ounce Musselman’s unsweetened Natural Apple Sauce, Knouse Foods is adding four new unsweetened flavors: Cherry, Cinnamon, Peach, and Strawberry. This line of products is among the wide variety of applesauce offerings available to foodservice operations, which also includes the differentiated 2- ounce and 6-ounce sizes, as well as the squeeze pouch and 4-ounce cups.

Musselman’s 4.5-ounce cup satisfies the minimum daily fruit requirement, which is of interest to a growing number of consumers. Plus, all flavors are gluten free, with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. According to Knouse Foods’ proprietary research of more than 300 foodservice operators, the 4.5-ounce apple sauce cup ranks most important in primary and secondary schools, and also ranked high with other non-commercial operations such as corporate dining, healthcare, and college & university. 

Its shelf-stable plastic cups eliminate the need for preparation and cleanup, allowing increased labor savings. All sizes are made with 100 percent American-grown apples picked at the peak of freshness for ultimate flavor. Explore every versatile option:

Exclusive to Musselman’s, the 2-ounce cup is ideal for healthcare and childcare, as the smaller size reduces food waste.

Squeezables (squeeze pouches) are healthier entrée side options or on-the-go snacks for kids.

The 4-ounce cup is the most popular size, available in an abundance of delicious flavors.

Also exclusive, the 6-ounce BIG CUP satisfies larger appetites and is perfect for older kids and adults.

“Our four new 4.5-ounce unsweetened flavors bring the tastes everyone loves in a convenient, labor-saving format for snacks and sides. They may be unsweetened, but they still have delicious flavor,” says Bob Fisher, vice president of marketing at Knouse. “The complexity of the foodservice industry requires any best-in-class manufacturer to offer a wide variety of product formats and flavors to meet the diverse needs of patrons. Applesauce is a better-for-you treat enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and with growing interest in health and wellness, having multiple single-serve formats makes it easy and efficient for operators to incorporate on their menus.”

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