November 16, 2016

Knouse Foodservice Introduces Four Pure Cane Sugar Product Lines Under the Musselman's® and Lucky Leaf® Brands

Industry Demand Drives Opportunity to Reformulate Apple Butter, Apple Sauce, Apple Juice and Fruit Filling Product Lines 


According to Knouse Foods’ proprietary research of more than 300 foodservice professionals, 30% of operators aim to purchase foods that contain pure cane sugar.1 A recent study by Technomic also reveals that more than half of consumers say they want greater menu transparency.2 


As part of its commitment to offering better-for-you options for culinary professionals’ menus, Knouse Foodservice is launching four new product lines, under the Musselman’s® and Lucky Leaf® brands, made with pure cane sugar. Now available, the reformulated product lines are: Musselman’s® Premium Apple Butter, Musselman’s® Premium Blend Apple Sauce, Musselman’s® Premium Apple Juice and Lucky Leaf® Premium Fruit Fillings. All four products lines contain no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and are free of GMOs, fat, gluten and dairy.


Formats Available 

Recipe Ideas 

Musselman's® Premium Apple Butter

2.25 oz.
120 oz. 

Apple Butter Bacon Wrapped Shrimp: A sweet-and-spicy glaze highlights this easy-to-make appetizer. Serve them hot, right on their skewers.

Musselman's® Premium Blend Apple Sauce

108 oz. 

Acorn Squash Sausage Bake: Fall squash are stuffed with sausage, onion, raisins and crumbs to make a savory dish.

Musselman's® Premium Apple Juice

64 oz.
128 oz. 

Caraway Pork and Apples: This charcuterie special is sure to please the heartiest appetites with its tangy, sweet and bold flavor. Served over noodles with a mustard garnish.

Lucky Leaf® Premium Fruit Fillings

116 oz.
Pail (9.5 lb.) 

Apple Cheesecake Bars with Sea Salt Caramel Sauce: This take on cheesecake brings practicality to the table in the form of a creamy bar made with apple fruit filling and finished with a sea-salted caramel sauce to serve.


Todd Michael, Director of Sales for Foodservice at Knouse, said, “Consumers are seeking more choices that are free from artificial ingredients and GMOs. To meet this demand, operators are offering cleaner menu items and becoming more engaged with foods that contain pure cane sugar. At Knouse Foods, we are dedicated to supporting chefs and operators with these new quality, patron-pleasing products they can feel good about serving.”


Knouse Foods is offering $2.50 and $3.00 per-case rebates on Musselman’s® Premium Blend Apple Sauce and Premium Apple Butter, as well as Lucky Leaf® Premium Fruit Fillings orders until Dec. 31, 2016.


For more menu ideas and product information, visit Knouse Foods Premium Products.


1 Knouse Foods Proprietary Foodservice Research, Datassential Omnibus (July 2016)
2 “Consumer Connect 2015: Attitudes Toward Additives” Technomic