CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. is adding more gluten-free products to its growing product lineup. The Charlotte-based company has rolled out new certified gluten-free snacks under the Cape Cod, Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps, Eatsmart Naturals and Lance brands, and a new gluten-free sandwich cracker is being presented to retailers this week for a spring introduction.
“As our family of brands continues to grow and reach more consumers who want healthier snack options, we’ve developed innovative, gluten-free snacks that will exceed consumer expectations in taste and quality,” said Carl E. Lee Jr., president and chief executive officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. “All of these products reflect our passion for premium, differentiated snacking.”
The new gluten-free options by Snyder’s-Lance include:
• Cape Cod gluten-free Dipping Shells. The shells feature whole grains and are available in three varieties: four bean (black, pinto, red and adzuki beans); blue corn multigrain (blue corn, chia seeds and brown rice); and ancient grain (quinoa, black sesame and amaranth).
• Pretzel Crisps gluten-free Minis in original and salted caramel.
• Eatsmart Naturals’ new sea salt and lime Dipping Chips. The chips offer a blend of potato and chickpea flavors. They are certified gluten-free, considered a good source of whole grains and are made with bioengineered-free ingredients.
Lance said later this spring it will introduce the first gluten-free sandwich cracker, marking a “major gluten-free product breakthrough.” The gluten-free peanut butter and cheddar cheese sandwich crackers combine “the great Lance taste in a bite-sized snack,” according to the company.“With improved taste and nutrition profiles, gluten-free foods are now appealing to an even wider audience, and in fact, snacks are the largest and fastest growing gluten-free food segment,” said Rod Troni, chief marketing officer, Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. “That’s why Snyder’s-Lance is committed to offering more gluten-free options to consumers who desire them because of a gluten sensitivity or just because they deem them healthier. We have proven success in gluten-free snacking and will continue to raise the bar.”