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B&G Foods, Inc. (BGS - Snapshot Report) has recently launched a new macaroni and cheese product called Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese. This is the first item added to the meal section under the company’s Pirate brand. The Pirate brand has been offering snacks since 1987 and is known for nutritious and tasty snacks.

Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese comes in four varieties namely Shells & Cheese Aged White Cheddar (shell shaped pasta), Mac & Cheese Aged White Cheddar (traditional elbow pasta), Mac & Cheese Mild Cheddar (traditional elbow pasta) and Anchors & Cheese Aged White Cheddar (pirate-themed shaped pasta).

The new products include the goodness of organic wheat pasta and real cheese and are devoid of any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese is rich in calcium and protein and does not contain trans-fat.

The introduction of the new varieties is consistent with the brand’s tradition of offering nutritious packaged food. With the increasing number of health conscious consumers, there is a high demand for nutritious packaged food options that provide the convenience of packaged food without compromising on health. The company’s continuous effort to introduce new products in the fast growing food categories bodes well for long-term growth.

B&G Foods carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Investors interested in the food industry can also consider stocks like BRF S.A. (BRFS - Snapshot Report), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN - Analyst Report) and Aramark (ARMK - Snapshot Report). While BRF S.A sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), The Hain Celestial Group and Aramark carry a Zacks Rank #2.

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