Aryzta Debuts Mette Munk Danish Pastries, Cuts Ribbon For New Otis Spunkmeyer Production Line

Posted On: 5/11/2019

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CHICAGO -- Aryzta is rolling out Mette Munk-branded Danish pastries in the U.S. and Canadian marketplace. The authentic line is made at the company's Odense, Denmark, facility for retail, convenience and foodservice customers.
Mette Munk pastries made with real fruit, free-range eggs, certified sustainable palm oil, real Bourbon vanilla and pure maple syrup. They come in traditional favorite varieties and exotic flavors.
"Our customers are striving to trade up their consumers to premium, authentic foods that deliver on a global taste experience," said Aryzta North America vice-president of marketing strategy Kevin Lake. "The quality and authenticity of Mette Munk aligns extremely well with marketplace insights and trends."
"We are excited about our Mette Munk Danish pastries because of their rich culture and quality ingredients sourced from all over the world," added Aryzta director of foodservice marketing Daniele Bianchini. "We keep it simple by only using real, premium ingredients to create the 'made-from-scratch' appeal that consumers crave."
Aryzta's Mette Munk brand is built on traditions dating back to the 11th century Monk's Milling. The Mette Munk bakery has three modern high-speed production lines (two pastry and one tart).
Aryzta, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is a global company with a leadership position in specialty frozen bakery. Formed from leading bakery companies around the world, its portfolio includes breads, cookies, donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, buns and pizza from brands including La Brea Bakery, Otis Spunkmeyer, Oakrun Farm Bakery and Pennant.
Separately, on April 4, Aryzta hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chaska, MN,  bakery to officially kickoff the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie line extension. With the addition of the new state-of-the-art line, the bakery's production capacity and throughput has expanded by more than 40%.
READY TO ROLL: Two dozen community dignitaries joined Aryzta officials for ribbon cutting ceremony for new Otis Spunkmeyer production line at its Chaska, MN, plant. From left are Rep. Greg Boe (R-District 47B. 313); Aryzta's Jason Senner, Robert Mina, and North America chief executive Dave Johnson; Chaska Mayor Mark Windschitl (cutting ribbon); Aryzta board member Greg Flack; and Aryzta North America chief operating officer Tyson Yu, chief financial officer John Malone and  bakery director Mark Reisinger. Also in attendance were Chaska fire and police chiefs, respectively, Tim Wiebe and Scott Knight and Jeff Fieipek, president of the Southwest Metro Chamber.