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Cheddar Buds®


Cheddar Buds®: Instant Sauce Mix

Cheddar Buds® is an instant cheese sauce mix that is made with real cheese. Cheddar Buds® delivers the true flavor of cheddar cheese in a convenient “just add water” sauce mix. Low in fat, calories and cholesterol, Cheddar Buds® is a perfect addition to healthy meals. Convenient and easy to use, Cheddar Buds® saves on food preparation time, making it more economical than canned, frozen or made-from-scratch cheese sauces.

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Convenient Cheddar


Cheddar Buds® mixes easily with tap water to produce a great-tasting sauce for pastas, vegetables and more. It’s also a beneficial food service product that makes a delicious dipping sauce or topping. When used in its original powder form, Cheddar Buds® serves as a flavoring agent in recipes. It also stands up to prolonged warming and can be reheated without compromising product integrity.

Saucy Savings


Highly concentrated, each two-pound packet of Cheddar Buds® makes over a half gallon of sauce. Cheddar Buds® granules requires no refrigeration and is easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs.

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Saucy Savings


Highly concentrated, each two-pound packet of Cheddar Buds® makes over a half gallon of sauce. Cheddar Buds® granules requires no refrigeration and is easy to store, saving on valuable storage space and costs.


Ingredient Statement:

Modified Food Starch, Maltodextrin, Whey Solids, Natural Cheese Flavor *, Salt, Organic Sunflower Oil, Non Fat Dry Milk, Butter, Natural Flavor *, Buttermilk Solids, Yeast Extract, Organic Rice Starch, Natural Butter Flavor *, Annatto (for color), Turmeric (For Color), Guar Gum. Contains Milk. Gluten Free
*Natural Flavor complies with 21 CFR 101.22 (a) (3)


Cheddar Buds® Packaging:

Cheddar Buds® Case Pack (Product #49002)

  • Pack size: 8/2 lb. (net weight 16 lbs.)
  • Case dimensions: 16½″ x 14″ x 8½″
  • Case weight: 18 lbs.
  • Case cube: 1.14
  • Pallet configuration: 54 cases per pallet (9x6)


Bid Specifications:

Cheddar Buds® Proposed Bid Specifications

  • Cheddar Flavor granules that are shelf-stable and require no additional cooking
  • Two pounds of Cheddar Buds is equal to over a half gallon of sauce reconstituted
  • Must be able to use in a reconstituted or dry form
  • Must be 1gm fat per serving, cholesterol-free, and contain no artificial ingredients
  • Cheddar Buds® or equal
  • Must be gluten-free, non-GMO, Kosher and Halal certified
  • Packed 8/2-lb. pouches



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