Slideshow: New products from Halo Top, Pacific Foods, Chef's Cut

by Rebekah Schouten
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KANSAS CITY — Food and beverage manufacturers are packing protein into new products, from desserts and duck broth to beverages and baking mixes.

Protein pairs with dessert in Halo Top Creamery’s new seasonal ice cream flavor: Gingerbread House. With 360 calories and 20 grams of protein per pint, the flavor features a vanilla icing swirl and pieces of gingerbread cookies.

Pekin duck is the star of two new protein-packed bone broth varieties from Pacific Foods: Organic Duck and Organic Poultry, a special chicken, turkey and duck blend. The shelf-stable offerings contain 7 grams of protein per serving and are made with humanely raised animal proteins and certified organic ingredients.

For the protein-seeking snacker, Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co. is introducing Protein Snack Packs, which pair jerky with natural cheese that has been dehydrated using a proprietary drying process to create a crunchy cheese crisp. The snack packs are shelf-stable, gluten-free, nitrite-free and available in two combinations: Real Steak Jerky — Original Recipe & Cheddar Cheese and Real Turkey Jerky — Teriyaki & Pepper Jack Cheese.

Bart Silvestro, Chef's Cut
Bart Silvestro, c.e.o. of Chef’s Cut

“People who love high-protein, low-fat snacks will love our new Protein Snack Packs,” said Bart Silvestro, chief executive officer of Chef’s Cut. “The portable cups offer a new way to enjoy our jerky with innovative variety in texture and flavor. Our chef-managed team took traditional sandwich and charcuterie pairings of beef and cheddar and turkey and pepper jack and made it into something that’s not only portable, but better-for-you, too.”

Kodiak Cakes is launching new Protein-Packed Cornbread Mix made with non-G.M.O. ingredients and whole grains. Each serving contains 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. Additionally, the company is introducing its Power Bake line of muffin mixes, containing 15 grams of protein per serving, in blueberry lemon and double dark chocolate varieties.

Plant protein is the star of the new line of beverages from Après. Made with 13 grams of organic plant protein from pea, chia, cacao and hemp plus virgin coconut oil and coconut water, the drinks are non-G.M.O., vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. Après is available in three varieties: mint cacao, sea salt chocolate and chai spiced vanilla.

Old Wisconsin Sausage, Inc. is offering a new portfolio of protein-heavy meat snacks featuring four product lines: Natural Cut snack bites, Big Smokey sticks, Snack Bites and Premium Summer Sausage.

Providing 20 grams of protein, One Brands is adding a new peanut butter chocolate cake flavor to its One Bars line. The protein bar contains just 1 gram of sugar.

Peter Burns, One Brands
Peter Burns, c.e.o. of One Brands

“As a leader in the protein industry, One continues to innovate by providing the finest taste and texture in the category,” said Peter Burns, chief executive officer of One Brands. “Through our ongoing research, we recognized One consumers are looking for peanut butter and chocolate flavored snacks, post-workout treats, and desserts, so we delivered.  Like all our products, the best part about One Bars is that we provide 20 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar per serving — there is no need to feel guilty afterward as you would with a traditional candy bar and you do not have to sacrifice on taste.”

No Cow, formerly known as D’s Naturals, is launching a new line of high-protein cookies and adding two new flavors to its protein bar line.

New No Cow Cookies contain at least 12 grams of plant-based protein per cookies with only 1 gram of sugar. The dairy-free cookies come in four flavors: peanut butter, chocolate chip, double chocolate and snickerdoodle. New carrot cake and chunky peanut butter No Cows Bars contain at least 20 grams of dairy-free protein per bar with only 1 gram of sugar.

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