KANSAS CITY — Companies continue to debut their seasonal launches, with many highlighting sweet and spiced flavors.
Ice cream company Van Leeuwen is adding new flavors to Walmart locations nationwide. One of the new flavors — Mexican hot chocolate — is formulated with a mix of chocolate ice cream, marshmallows and fudge swirls, as well as Tapatío Hot Sauce.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Van Leeuwen on their refreshing take on the classic Mexican Hot Chocolate flavor,” said Luis Saavedra, chief executive officer of Tapatío. “We love how Van Leeuwen is ‘spicing’ up the ice cream game and it feels like a match made in dairy heaven.”
Other companies focusing on sweet and spiced flavors include Copper Cow Coffee, a Vietnamese coffee maker. The company launched its seasonal take on a pumpkin spice latte, which includes pumpkin spice Vietnamese coffee pour-over filters and single-serve sweetened condensed milk creamers. Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg have been added to the coffee, which give it a nutty and rich flavor, according to the company.
Enlightened also has released its better-for-you seasonal items, which includes a pecan pie-flavored ice cream, made with pecan, flaky pie crust pieces and a honey-flavored swirl and a pumpkin cheesecake flavor, featuring chunks of cheesecake.