KANSAS CITY — Low- and no-sugar products are trending in recent food and beverage innovation.

The Hershey Co.’s One Brands business is debuting a new Butter Pecan One Bar. Featuring a soft, buttery inside with chunks of pecans, the gluten-free protein bar contains 20 grams of protein and just 1 gram of sugar.

“Butter Pecan is an iconic and beloved flavor,” said Peter Burns, president of One Brands. “As a brand devoted to producing permissible indulgence, we knew this would be a great next addition to our dessert-inspired line. We anticipate that One Brands fans will be nuts about this flavor as they enjoy the sweet taste of ice cream any time of the day.”

Bang Energy is bolstering its energy drink portfolio with a new flavor: Radical Skadattle. The zero-calorie, zero-sugar beverage is made with the company’s Super Creatine blend and nine essential amino acid. Each 16-oz can contains 300 mg of caffeine.

Sweet Baby Ray’s is rolling out Ray’s No Sugar Added, a line of low-sugar and low-carb barbecue sauces. Containing 1 gram of sugar and 1 grab of net carbs per serving, the sauces are sweetened with allulose and come in original and hickory varieties.

“We've landed on a No Sugar Added recipe that's gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, keto-friendly — and actually worth eating,” said Tom Murphy, vice president of brand marketing for Sweet Baby Ray’s. “While other low-sugar and sugar-free sauces deliver runny texture and synthetic flavors, the Ray’s recipe was forged in the grill pits of Sweet Baby Ray’s using naturally sweet US-grown tomatoes. It’s perfect for brushing on ribs, coating on chicken or dipping tenders.”

Swerve has unveiled a new brownie mix sweetened with its namesake zero-calorie sugar replacement made with a blend of erythritol and prebiotic fiber. The grain-free, keto-friendly, non-GMO mix is made with blanched almond flour, cocoa, organic coconut flour, tapioca starch, organic coconut flour, sea salt and baking soda.

“Most folks are focused on healthy living right now, but we’re focused on something a little different: making life sweeter,” said Andress Blackwell, president and chief executive officer of Swerve. “What gets us out of bed is thinking about how we can help celebrate life in a better-for-you way. Swerve’s Brownie Mix really just screams that to us - a rich, chocolatey celebration you can feel great about eating.”

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