Baked Classics™ Named “Best Snack Food in the Western Hemisphere” Classic Foods, Inc. Wins Prestigious Award Third Year in A Row At American Food & Beverage Show 2004

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Classic Foods, Inc. North American manufacturer of snack foods, for the third year in a row, received the coveted “Best Snack Food of the Western Hemisphere” award for its Baked Classics™ Potato Crisps snack.

Presented by the Americas Food and Beverage Show, December 1, 2004 at the World Trade Center Miami, the award was accepted by Roya Rohani, Vice President of Marketing for Classic Foods. “It’s just such a great honor to be recognized so quickly for a product that was just introduced this year. The Baked Classics brand has been well received by consumers and is doing phenomenally well at the retail level.”

The reception and "Best Snackfood in the Western Hemisphere" awards are for a wide range of food categories. The World Trade Center Miami and a panel of distinguished judges were comprised of executives from various sectors, such as restaurants, media, catering and hotel management.

Baked Classics are potato crisps that come in two scrumptious flavors: Sour Cream & Onion and Mesquite Barbeque. The unique recipe begins with specially selected potatoes that go through a secret baking process. The result is a one-of-a-kind taste and texture crafted to perfection. The snack is available in a large 1 oz. and small .5 oz school size for retail and vending.

The Americas Food & Beverage tradeshow and conference is the largest food and beverage exhibition in the Western Hemisphere. More than $1.4 trillion is spent annually on food and beverage purchases in the Americas and export sales are expected to double by 2007. Miami serves as a sales and distribution center for food and beverage products going to these markets. Some 32% of U.S. food product exports to the Caribbean and Latin America flow out of Florida ports. The tradeshow attracts more than 600 exhibitors representing 47 countries in the Americas.

Classic Foods, Inc. is a family owned manufacturer of top quality branded snack foods distributed throughout the United States and Canada. Brands include Kettle Classics™ Potato Chips, Stoned Classics™ Tortilla Chips, Baked Classics™ Potato Crisps, Kids Klassics™ snack pack and California Classics™, school snacks. Classic Foods products are available in traditional food-service outlets, institutional locations, and national food chains. For more information visit http://www.kettleclassics.com

“Baked Classics, They Only Taste Fattening.”™

Press Contact:

Army Nix, ERGO WORLDWIDE

armyn@ergoworldwide.com / 800-574-8122

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