KANSAS CITY — Ease is the essence of several new product launches. Food and beverage companies are introducing innovations that provide premium flavors in a pinch, streamline consumers’ meal prep, or just make it easier to take their favorite foods on the go.

Providing cafe-quality coffee without the coffee shop line, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is launching Green Mountain Coffee Coffehouse, a collection of cafe-inspired beverages that feature a K-Cup pod and froth packet. The drinks are made with Fair Trade Certified coffee, sugar, skim milk, cream and sea salt and contain no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors or preservatives . The Coffeehouse pods are available in cappuccino, salted caramel macchiato, and vanilla latte flavors.

Cutting down meal prep time, Crush Cubes is introducing a lineup of flash-frozen, individually-sealed herbs, butters, sauce and seasonings. Made in the United States with locally sourced ingredients, the cubes contain no artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. The cubes are gluten-free, hormone-free, and are available in garlic, basil, cilantro, ginger, parsley, dill, epazote, shallots, garlic and herb butter, maple butter, pesto, teriyaki, and chicken varieties.

J&J Snack Foods Corp. has made its popular Oreo Churros portable and poppable with its new Crème Filled Oreo Churros and Oreo Churros Crème Filled Bites. Made from Oreo cookie pieces stuffed with crème filling, the treats were created so consumers could enjoy the churros on-the-go without needing a dipping sauce.

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