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Home Pride Update LII – Roman Meal and Tastykake

It has been more than a year since I last posted a Home Pride Update post. Since there has been some recent news about Flowers Foods who now own the Home Pride Bread brand I thought I would share it tonight.

Roman Meal Bread, Sandwich, Toast , Home Pride Replacement, Flowers FoodsEarlier this year Flowers Foods acquired the North American trademark rights for Roman Meal bread and buns. The Roman Meal company retained the rights for Hawaii, Guam and Asia.

Flowers Foods had partnered with Roman Meal for more than 40 years and had been one of seven baking companies who distributed their bread. Now Flowers Foods will administer the licensing for the other six baking companies.

I also looked at the latest territory map for Flowers Foods and it has not changed much in the last year. The only change was some additional territory in Ohio and Indiana and also a very small part of Michigan.

Tastykake, Mini Donuts, Cinnamon Donuts, White Donuts, Snack Cakes, Flowers FoodsHere in California we are starting to see more Tastykake products as Flowers Foods increases their distribution.

I decided to pick up some of the Mini Donuts. I picked up a small package of Powdered Sugar mini donuts and a larger one of Cinnamon.

Tastykake mini donuts, Powdered Sugar Donuts, Six Pack, DonutsI took the package of six donuts to work and had them for a snack earlier this year. Of course they were a bit messy, but what you expect with powdered sugar donuts. They did taste really good.

Tastykake donuts, snack cakes, Flowers Foods, Cinnamon donutsThe cinnamon donuts looked really good when I opened the package.

Cinnamon Mini Donuts, Tastykake, Flowers Foods, Snack CakeThey are also very delicious and I grab one or two now and then for a snack. They have a nice consistency and the coating is not as messy as the powdered sugar ones.

I am looking forward to trying more of the Tastykake products.


Home Pride Update LI – Coming Soon to Chicago

More than three months has passed since my last Home Pride Update post, but since there is big news about Home Pride Bread I decided it was time for an update.

Today Flowers Foods issued a press release announcing that they have entered into an exclusive license agreement with Aunt Millie’s Bakeries to produce and market Home Pride Bread and Wonder Bread.

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and will distribute the breads in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana.

Home Pride Wheat - Butter Top Bread - Flowers Foods - Home Pride is Back - Wheat Bread - Chicago - Milwaukee - Aunt Millie's BakeriesChicago and Milwaukee will soon have Home Pride Bread back on their shelves. The press release and articles that I saw did not give an expected date, but I am sure that it will happen soon.

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is also a distributor for Hostess Snack Cakes in their market area, so they will be distributing a large share of the former Hostess products.

Flowers Foods Territory - February 2014 - Aunt Millie's Bakeries - Home Pride Bread - Bread Distribution - Chicago

February 2014 – http://www.flowersfoods.com

Here is a map from Flowers Foods website that shows their Market Territory in February. If you compare the map with the one I posted back in November, you can see that there have been some small changes.

There is now a bakery open in Henderson, Nevada and there have been small expansions to their territory in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

I am not sure how they will portray the partnership with Aunt Millie’s on the map. The Home Pride Bread lovers of Chicagoland will probably just want to see the bread on the shelves.

Home Pride Bread - Buttertop Wheat - Bread on the Shelf - Return of Home Pride - Chicago - Milwaukee - Aunt Millie'sIt will be interesting to see what happens to this territory in the future, will Flowers Foods license additional brands to Aunt Millie’s Bakeries?

I am sure that Flowers Foods will eventually want to expand into Chicago with the rest of their product line.

For those of you in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, you wait will soon be over.