COLLEGEDALE, Tenn. — McKee Foods has revealed that its Little Debbie Zebra Mini Donuts will be released on shelves nationwide this week.
“We’ve been looking forward to this product launch for a long time, and it’s rewarding for us to finally see it on store shelves,” said Erica Harrison, Little Debbie product manager. “We know Zebra Mini Donuts are going to be just as loved by consumers as they are by those who made them happen.”
Zebra Mini Donuts are yellow cake doughnuts covered in vanilla frosting and finished with fudge stripes. They are packaged in a grab-and-go resealable bag and have a suggested retail price of $2.19.
“When you go into a doughnut shop in your neighborhood, you expect to see a wide variety of choices. Some of the ones that always stand out are the donuts with stripes,” said Hannah Stoker, food scientist at McKee Foods. “The Little Debbie brand knows a thing or two about stripes, so it only made sense to develop Zebra Mini Donuts.”
Little Debbie Zebra Mini Donuts join Fudge Round Mini Donuts and Strawberry Shortcake Mini Donuts in a line-up of doughnuts inspired by the brand’s treats. Little Debbie also offers Powdered, Frosted and Glazed Mini Donuts.
Collegedale, Tenn.-based McKee Foods Corp. was founded in the 1920s by O.D. McKee, who began selling 5-cent snack cakes from the back of his car. Today, the family-owned company employs more than 6,250 people in Collegedale; Gentry, Ark.; Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Kingman, Ariz. With annual sales of about $1.4 billion, the company’s products include Little Debbie baked goods, Drake’s cakes, Sunbelt Bakery snacks and Fieldstone Bakery food products.
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