Krispy Kreme announces fruit Danish addition
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. is launching new Danishes to the lineup. The Danishes are available in two varieties: apple and raspberry. The individually wrapped Danish treats are at grocery stores available nationwide, but not in Krispy Kreme donut shops.
Garden Lites releases Bakes
JAMAICA, N.Y. — Garden Lites is rolling out a new frozen aisle addition called Garden Lites Bakes. The first flavor in the line is cheddar broccoli. Bakes contain 250 calories. Garden Lites Bakes are available nationwide in single-serve packages for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
Quest launches protein powder
LOS ANGELES — Quest Nutrition is announcing the introduction of a new protein powder line. The protein powder is an applicable ingredient for everything from cookies to coconut shrimp. Quest protein powder has 21 to 23 grams of protein per serving and is a blend of whey isolate, micellar casein, and milk protein. It is gluten-free and contains 2 grams of sugar or less per serving. Flavors include vanilla milkshake, chocolate milkshake, strawberries and cream, peanut butter, and multipurpose mix.
Al fresco introduces fully cooked chicken patties
CHELSEA, MASS. — Al fresco natural is releasing a line of fully cooked chicken patties. The patties will be available in flavors such as roasted pepper and Asiago, spinach and feta, and charbroiled with sea salt. The patties contain 50% less fat than traditional beef patties. In addition, they are gluten-free and free from artificial ingredients. Al fresco fully cooked chicken patties will be available in early 2015.
Einstein Bros. and Noah’s debut gourmet chicken sandwiches
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Einstein Bros. and Noah’s New York Bagels are partnering to expand lunch offerings. The new menu addition includes Bavarian chicken sandwiches and Napa Valley chicken sandwiches. “These sandwiches feature a new white meat chicken fillet, fresh-baked rolls made from our signature bagel dough, and gourmet toppings that create a truly unique eating experience,” said Glenn Lunde, chief concept officer for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. The Bavarian chicken sandwich includes a whole chicken breast fillet, beer cheese spread, Applewood bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, honey mustard, and a pretzel roll. The Napa Valley chicken sandwich is made with a whole chicken breast fillet, melted Brie cheese, sweet fig jam, red onion, arugula, garlic aioli, and a fresh-baked potato roll.
Plum Organics releases Plum Vida adult snacks
EMERYVILLE, CALIF. — Plum Organics is debuting Plum Vida, which is a blend of fruits and vegetables available in a pouch. The pouch may be consumed at room temperature or chilled. It contains ingredients such as ginger, mint, kale and beets. The 5-oz pouches offer 3 grams of fiber and 70 to 90 calories per serving. Plum Vida comes in three varieties: cherry berry beet ginger, pear kale spinach celery, and pineapple carrot min. Plum Vida products are available at Target stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per pouch and $6.99 per four-pack.
Chicken of the Sea announces salmon pouches
SAN DIEGO — Chicken of the Sea is releasing a new line of flavored salmon pouches. The flavor selections include lemon pepper, barbecue and sweet and spicy. Each 2.5-oz pouch includes wild-caught Chicken of the Sea pink salmon. “The pouches make it easy to transform routine lunchtime salads, sandwiches and rice bowls into any number of inspired midday creations. The culinary possibilities are endless,” said Erin Mrozek, director of brand marketing.
Grimmway Farms introduces organic juice
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. — Grimmway Farms is announcing the addition of a new line of organic juices called TRUE. TRUE offers six varieties: greens, banana berry, wild berry, mango, blue and carrot. Grimmway Farms juices are available in single-serve 12-oz bottles and multi-serve 28-oz bottles.
Eat Well Embrace Life rolls out beet and carrot hummus
ALPHARETTA, GA. — Eat Well Embrace Life is launching two new hummus offerings. The offerings include sriracha carrot with sunflower seed and apricot topping and beet with a pickled beet topping. Eat Well Embrace Life uses a variety of beans such as black, white and edamame. The hummus flavors are available at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.49 per 10-oz hummus and $1.99 per 2.85-oz hummus.
Conscious Foods and Nature’s Best introduce SugaVida
LONDON — Conscious Foods is announcing a distribution deal with Nature’s Best for SugaVida. SugaVida is an organic sweetener with a low glycemic index. The new product offers an alternative to processed sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, stevia, agave and synthetic sweeteners. SugaVida is available in 8.8-oz containers for a suggested retail price of $13.95
Artisan Bistro rolls out breakfast line
IRVINE, CALIF. — Artisan Bistro is debuting a new breakfast line. All of the breakfast entrees are gluten-free with vegetarian and turkey options. Beyond breakfast meals are made with cage-free egg whites and at least 70% organic ingredients. Each meal is between 160 to 200 calories and packs in 9 to 15 grams of protein per serving. Breakfast options include potatoes and egg, Italian-style hash and egg, huevos rancheros verde, Mediterranean breakfast stack, and veggie chorizo huevos rancheros. Artisan Bistro meals are available nationwide.
Kellogg introduces new cereal offerings
BATTLE CREEK, MICH. — Kellogg is rolling out new cereal offerings. The new selection includes Special K Protein Cinnamon Brown Sugar Crunch, Special K Gluten Free, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran with Cranberries, Kashi Sprouted Grains Multi-Grain, and Froot Loops Bloopers. In addition, Bear Naked Granola is offering two new flavors: sea salt caramel apple and coconut almond curry. The new product offerings will be available at grocery stores nationwide.
Mezzetta rolls out Everything Spreads
SAN FRANCISCO — Mezzetta is launching an everything spread product line. Varieties include garlic and parmesan, sun-dried tomato and basil, olive, garlic and parmesan, and hot chili pepper.