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Bama’s reformulated apple pie for McDonald’s restaurants includes a grid plate, larger apple pieces, and less juice. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World
McDonald’s Holiday Pies will be packed by employees of the Bama Companies, 2745 E. 11th St., on Monday. The food maker worked with McDonald’s to reformulate the dessert.
Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies, said on Monday of the new cakes: “The taste of the apple comes out twice as good.” MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World
Newly formulated McDonald’s apple pies will be packaged at Bama Companies in Tulsa on Monday. The Tulsa Food Maker produces more than 2 million cakes a day. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World
McDonald’s Holiday Pies will be packaged at Bama Companies in Tulsa on Monday. Bama is the exclusive cake supplier for all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World
Bama Companies Inc. puts a lot of batter into the batter.
The Tulsa Food Maker is the exclusive cake supplier to all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States and produces more than 2 million cakes per day.
On Monday, Bama presented its more than 50-year partnership with the fast food mega-chain by inviting local media to find out about the company’s newly formulated pastry production.
Working with McDonald’s, Bama has removed artificial colors, preservatives and high fructose syrups from the cakes. Officially reissued in May, they now include a lattice top – instead of an entire top with slits – plus larger apple pieces and less juice or slurry, said Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama.
“We worked with our apple suppliers in Michigan and Washington state to develop a premium apple,” she said during an interview at his plant at 2745 E. 11th St. “Our other product was apple slices and some smaller ones Cut pieces. These are all large pieces of apple.
“It’s mostly apples, sugar, and cinnamon with a small amount of liquid added. The apple’s taste comes out twice as good as it does. “
Bama has three manufacturing facilities in Tulsa and employs more than 800 people. The workers also produce seasonal cakes like holiday, strawberry and cream, cherry and cream, and pumpkin.