Tired of spreading plain butter on your bagel or English muffin? An outfit called Twisted Foods is happy to bring you Twisted Butter — tubs of a spreadable blend of butter and canola oil in six varieties: chives and parsley; cinnamon, honey and brown sugar; blueberry, honey and lemon zest; bacon, Dijon mustard and green onion; cilantro and lime; and Portobello mushroom with Boursin cheese. Retails for about $2.99.

Betty Crocker has added muffin mixes based on General Mills breakfast cereals: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese’s Puffs and Cocoa Puffs. At one store, where the other Betty Crocker muffin mixes (banana nut, etc.) are $2.69, the new ones are $2.99.

By Al Sicherman Star Tribune (Minneapolis)