Diamond to offer Emerald nuts in 100-calorie packs

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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SAN FRANCISCO — Diamond Foods, Inc. has announced it will offer Emerald snack nuts in 100-calorie packs beginning in January. Four different varieties will be offered in the 100-calorie format — cocoa roast almonds, natural walnuts and almonds, Emerald natural almonds, and Emerald dry roasted almonds.

"The trend in the snack aisle is towards 100 calorie-packs, and in January Emerald will offer nutritionally dense products in a controlled calorie format," said Andrew Burke, senior vice-president of marketing for Diamond Foods. "Those looking to improve their eating habits without sacrificing taste will find unique combinations of nuts and flavors."

Each pack will have about 0.6 oz of Emerald nuts. The product will be sold in boxes of seven for a suggested retail price of $3.69.

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