New product launches: Seaweed snacks, mango peach salsa and more!

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Columbus Foods launches ‘Farm to Fork Naturals’



HAYWARD, CALIF. — Columbus Foods has introduced its Farm to Fork Naturals line in response to consumer demand for minimally processed, pre-sliced meats. The line features seven products — three deli meat and four salame varieties — that are minimally processed.

Deli varieties include oven roasted turkey breast, honey roasted turkey breast and smoked turkey breast. Farm to Fork Salame is available in uncured fennel salame, uncured Genoa salame, uncured Italian Dry salame and uncured Sopressata salame.

The deli products are processed using high pressure processing for safety. The deli meats have a suggested retail price of $5.99 per 6-oz package and the salame has a suggested retail price of $4.99 per 4-oz package.

Seaweed snack line extended



COMMERCE, CALIF. — Annie Chun’s, a Pan-Asian food brand, has added two new roasted seaweed snack flavors to its product line: brown sugar and sea salt and cracked pepper and herbs. The company said the crispy, low-calorie snacks are ideal for families.

“It’s because of the enormous success of our original Roasted Seaweed Snacks that we felt the time was right to add additional unique, bold flavors to the line to satisfy a broad range of consumer tastes,” said Darlene Young, senior brand manager for Annie Chun’s. “We also know that Americans are constantly seeking healthy, tasty school lunch or study break snack options, so we are especially pleased to be able to offer customers these conveniently packaged treats that offer the ideal snacking solution.”

The new flavors have a suggested retail price of $1.99 for a 0.35-oz package.

Greek Gods adds two citrus flavors



MELVILLE, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group’s Greek Gods Greek-style Yogurt brand has added two flavors to its product line. The flavors include honey orange and honey lemon.

“We are excited about the addition of two new citrus flavored items to our 24-oz selection,” said Basel Nassar, chief operating officer of the Hain Refrigerated Foods business unit. “They combine all that customers enjoy about The Greek Gods Greek-Style Yogurt with a refreshing blast of citrus flavor.”

Sabra extends salsa line

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Sabra Dipping Co. has added two flavors to its line of refrigerated salsas: roasted garlic and mango peach.

The mango peach variety features chunks of fruit that complement the flavors of the tomatoes and onions while the roasted garlic product adds a new dimension to the classic dip, according to the company.

The new products join the company’s product portfolio that features hummus, salsas, guacamoles and Greek yogurt vegetable dips.

Quaker renames snack to Quaker Popped



CHICAGO — The Quaker Oats Co., a division of PepsiCo, Inc., has renamed Quaker Quakes to Quaker Popped.

“Quaker has been providing families with wholesome breakfasts and snacks for more than a century, and as we continue to do so, we want to ensure that our products are easily recognizable for the families we serve,” said Justin Lambeth, chief marketing officer for Quaker Foods North America. “We renamed our classic snack as Quaker Popped because it better represents the way the product is made, as they are literally popped to crispy perfection.”

The products have a new logo and color scheme and come in 14 flavors, including cheddar cheese, caramel corn and apple cinnamon as well as new flavors chipotle cheddar and sweet and salty mix.

The products have a suggested retail price of $2 for a 3-oz bag.

AriZona Beverages extends Arnold Palmer Half & Half line



WOODBURY, N.Y. — AriZona Beverages in partnership with Arnold Palmer has extended the Arnold Palmer Half & Half line with the introduction of a strawberry and tea variety. The new beverage is available in 23-oz cans and has a suggested retail price of 99c.

The Arnold Palmer Half & Half line features tea and lemonade blends. Other varieties in the line include green tea, iced tea, sweet tea and Lite.

Abbott adds to Ensure portfolio with Complete



ABBOTT PARK, ILL. — Abbott is extending its Ensure line with the introduction of Ensure Complete, beverages that target four health functions: muscle, the heart, immune system and bone support.

The new beverages are available in two flavors, chocolate and vanilla, and feature Abbott’s proprietary ingredient Revigor, a source of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, an amino-acid metabolite, and 13 grams of protein. Ensure Complete also has omega-3 fatty acids, prebiotics, antioxidants, calcium and vitamin D.

The new product is available nationwide and has a suggested retail price of $9.99 for a package of 4 8-oz bottles.

Kashi debuts chocolate almond butter cookie



LA JOLLA, CALIF. — Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company that is owned by the Kellogg Co., has introduced Kashi chocolate almond butter cookies. The cookies combine cocoa and almond butter blended with dark chocolate chips, almonds and Kashi’s signature combination of seven whole grains.

“For people looking for a delicious treat with nutrition they can feel great about, our Chocolate Almond Butter Cookie is a delicious option that fulfills any cookie craving,” said Keegan Sheridan, natural food and lifestyle expert at Kashi. “Our version of pure cookie bliss combines wholesome ingredients and creamy chocolate, while also providing a good source of fiber and a variety of whole grains.”

Each cookie provides 10 grams of whole grains, 4 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein per serving. In addition to chocolate almond butter, Kashi’s soft-baked cookies are available in oatmeal dark chocolate, Happy Trail Mix and oatmeal raisin flax.

The cookies are now available at grocers and natural food retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.29.

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