NUWI introduces drinkable quinoa snacks
NEW YORK — NUWI Quinoa Snacks is introducing a new snack: drinkable quinoa. The snacks are non-bioengineered, gluten-free, and don’t contain refined sugar, dairy or soy. The flavors include apple, strawberry, blueberry and banana, carrot and ginger, and split peas and tomato. “This is a type of snack that people haven’t seen before,” said Gabriel Poblet Maristany, co-founder of NUWI. “People are often hesitant at first about this product because it’s unfamiliar territory. But if you stop and think about it, people drink their fruits and vegetables in smoothies and pressed juices, why not drink your grains? NUWI Quinoa Snacks has enough protein and fiber to be considered a snack because it will fill you up between meals and give you the energy you need.” The NUWI Quinoa Snacks are available at Whole Foods Market, Gristedes, Fairway and 220 independent stores in the New York metro area for a suggested retail price of $2.99 per drink.
Nate’s announces new product packaging and non-G.M.O. label
SAN FRANCISCO — Nate’s is introducing new product packaging and a non-G.M.O. status. The packaging redesign features a resealable bag. The packaging is showcased on the brand’s meatless meatballs. The meatballs are available in three flavors: classic, Italian, and mushroom. Nate’s products are available nationwide at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other supermarkets.
Cluck, Inc. debuts kale burger
NEW YORK — Cluck, Inc. is rolling out a half beef, half chicken burger with kale. "By adding kale, a commonly recognized superfood, we are offering healthier options to consumers without sacrificing the satisfaction of a tasty, juicy burger," said Steve Gold, founder and chief executive officer of Cluck, Inc. The Click ‘n Moo burgers with kale are available in packages of four for a suggested retail price of $6.99 to $7.99 per 1-lb box.
Jif introduces Jif To Go Dippers
ORRVILLE, OHIO — Jif, a business unit of The J.M. Smucker Co., is rolling out dippers. The dippers come in two varieties: creamy peanut butter with pretzels and chocolate silk peanut butter and chocolate-flavored spread with pretzels. The on-the-go snacks join the brand’s Jif To Go Line of peanut butter products, including natural creamy peanut butter spread and creamy reduced-fat peanut butter spread. Jif To Go Dippers are available at grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.39 for an individual pack and $3.79 for a pack of three.
Cinnabon debuts baking kits
ATLANTA — Cinnabon, Inc. is announcing the addition of Cinnabon baking kits. Each kit contains ingredients to create eight cinnamon rolls. The Cinnabon baking kit is available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores for a suggested retail price of $5.98.
Oscar Mayer rolls out Old World product line
MADISON, WIS. — Oscar Mayer, a business unit of Kraft Foods Group, Inc., is expanding with an Old World line. The line includes four flavors: salami, cracked black pepper salami, pepperoni, and turkey pepperoni. The sandwiches offer 8 grams of protein per serving. “There’s no doubt that Italian-style sandwiches are gaining popularity, on restaurant menus and at home,” said Tom Bick, senior director of integrated marketing and advertising at Oscar Mayer. “We want to help food fans revamp their brown-bag-lunch routines, and the Old World Style meats offers an authentic option for the whole family to enjoy.” They are available in 4-oz packages for a suggested retail price of $3.29.
So Delicious So Dairy Free launches new almond milk products
EUGENE, ORE. — So Delicious So Dairy Free is rolling out cultured almond milk creamy cups and almond milk coffee creamers. The 6-oz cultured almond milk creamy cups are available in five flavors: plain, blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. Each cup of cultured almond milk yogurt contains only 150 calories or less. The almond milk creamers are available in either French vanilla or original. So Delicious So Dairy Free products don’t contain hormones, antibiotics, eggs, or cholesterol.
Crazy Awesome Veggies releases vegetable seasonings
NORWAY, IOWA — Crazy Awesome Veggies, a business unit of Simply Organic, is introducing three vegetable seasoning blends: sesame ginger, sweet cinnamon chili, and garlic and herb. The sesame ginger flavor offers a umami flavor suited well for bell peppers, broccoli, and stir-fry. Sweet cinnamon chili pairs well with starchy vegetables such as carrots, squash, and sweet potatoes. The garlic and herb option complements all vegetables.
Halfpops adds new flavors
SEATTLE — Halfpops has introduced two new popcorn flavors: caramel and sea salt and chipotle barbeque. Caramel and sea salt features brown sugar, sea salt, sweet cream, and caramel flavor. The chipotle barbeque variety includes chipotle pepper, paprika, smoke powder, and sea salt. The new flavors join aged white cheddar and butter and ocean sea salt. The popcorn doesn’t contain G.M.O.s, preservatives, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, gluten, or nuts. Both of the new flavors have 130 calories per serving. Halfpops are available nationwide in 2-oz bags for a suggested retail price of $1.49 and 6-oz bags for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
Mars debuts Starburst sorbet bars
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars, Inc. has rolled out Starburst sorbet bars. The sorbet pop offers a strawberry fruit chew flavor with 70 calories. The Starburst sorbet bars are available at Wal-Mart and select grocery stores nationwide in 4-packs for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
TruMoo introduces TruMoo Protein Plus drink
DALLAS — TruMoo, a business unit of Dean Foods, is releasing a new protein beverage. The drink is available in both chocolate and vanilla flavors. The on-the-go beverage delivers 25 grams of protein per serving and doesn’t contain hormones or high-fructose corn syrup. TruMoo Protein Plus drinks are available nationwide in 14-oz bottles for a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $2.29.
Robinson Fresh expands with Green Giant Fresh asparagus
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. — Green Giant Fresh, a consumer brand of Robinson Fresh, is adding asparagus to the product lineup. The asparagus is packaged in bulk, tags, wraps, and poly bags for convenience. “Asparagus is one of the fastest growing fresh vegetable categories and is an essential part of our full line of Green Giant Fresh products,” said Jamie Strachan, chief executive officer of Green Giant Fresh. “Robinson Fresh’s category leadership combined with our Green Giant retail support programs will put our customers in position to consistently outpace the rest of the market.” Green Giant Fresh asparagus is available nationwide.
Weight Watches introduces salted caramel brownies
JACKSON, MICH. — Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods, which is manufactured by Dawn Food Products, is rolling out a salted caramel brownie selection. The brownie contains 90 calories and offers a value of 2 PointsPlus. The new flavor joins other varieties such as mint chocolate, triple chocolate, and peanut butter brownies among other baked goods. Weight Watchers salted caramel brownies are available nationwide for a suggested retail price beginning at $3.29.
Dannon offers Danimals Greek yogurtWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dannon, a subsidiary of Groupe Danone, is presenting Danimals SuperStars, which is a Greek yogurt for children. The Greek yogurt offers 10 grams of protein per 4-oz cup and is available in strawberry banana and mixed berry flavors. Danimals Greek is available in 4-oz packages of four.