Snyder’s of Hanover® wins two Progressive Grocer Editor’s Pick Awards

HANOVER, Pa. (August 27, 2012) – Snyder’s of Hanover® Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces and EatSmart Naturals Potato Crisps have been chosen by Progressive Grocer as Editor’s Picks. Both snacks were recognized, out of a pool of more than 300 entries, as two of the best new consumer products introduced in 2012. They will be honored as Editor’s Picks in the August print issue of Progressive Grocer as well as on the Progressive Grocer website.

Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces began hitting store shelves in January 2012 and are the seventh variety of Snyder’s of Hanover® flavored Pretzel Pieces. The sourdough hard pretzel pieces combine two of America’s favorite foods: bacon and cheese. Embracing the nation’s continued obsession with the popular meat, the new Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces incorporate a cherished traditional smokehouse flavor with the perfect touch of cheddar cheese. Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces have 30 percent less fat than traditional flavored potato chips and are available in 12 oz. bags for around $3.49.

With 65% less fat than traditional potato chips, the all-natural popped—not baked or fried —EatSmart Naturals Potato Crisps debuted in grocery stores in January 2012. Available in Original, Sea Salt & Vinegar or Mesquite BBQ varieties, the new “better-for-you” snacks are a good source of fiber with 3 grams per serving. EatSmart Naturals Potato Crisps contain 0 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat and no preservatives. The new Potato Crisps are available in 4 oz. bags for around $3.99.

“While our taste buds told us the Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces and EatSmart Naturals Potato Crisps were sure to be popular among consumers, being named an Editor’s Pick speaks volumes to the quality and taste of the products,” said Marketing Manager for Snyder’s-Lance, Bob Gould.

Each year Progressive Grocer’s Editor’s Pick issue recognizes the best new consumer products introduced in the past year. Winners are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, taste and functionality and value of the product.

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About Snyder’s of Hanover

For more than 100 years, Americans have enjoyed Snyder’s of Hanover® pretzels. With its unique sourdough heritage, Snyder’s of Hanover® pretzels today are available across the country in single-serve sizes as well as larger, 10, 12 and even 16-ounce bags perfect for sharing. Today, America’s favorite pretzel is available in a wide variety of flavors, recipes and shapes, including traditional hard pretzels, flavored pretzel bites, sticks, rods, nibblers and even gluten-free options. For more information, visit Or find Snyder’s of Hanover® on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

About Snyder’s-Lance

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., (Nasdaq-GS: LNCE) headquartered in Charlotte, NC, manufactures and markets snack foods throughout the United States and internationally. The Company’s products include pretzels, sandwich crackers, potato chips, cookies, tortilla chips, restaurant style crackers, nuts and other snacks. Snyder’s-Lance has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Arizona, Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. Products are sold under the Snyder’s of Hanover®, Lance, Krunchers!, Cape Cod, EatSmart Naturals, Jays, Grande, Tom’s, Archway, O-Ke-Doke and Stella D’oro brand names along with a number of private label and third party brands. Products are distributed widely through grocery and mass merchandisers, convenience stores, club stores, food service outlets and other channels. LNCE-G