Recent launches include Pacific Foods organic beans, Kashi cereal and Whole Fruit frozen Greek yogurt and sorbet swirl.
The Coca-Cola Co. is introducing Powerade Zero Drops in three varieties: Mountain Berry Blast, fruit punch and orange. Each variety is available in a 3-oz squeezable bottle and makes approximately 24, 8-oz servings.
Biosilo Foods, Inc. is adding Veggie Poppers to its snack offerings. In lemon-kale and spinach-cranberry varieties, the bite-size clusters of grains, nuts, fruit and vegetables contain no trans fats, genetically modified ingredients or artificial ingredients or flavors. Veggie Poppers are gluten- and dairy-free.
Chuck E. Cheese’s Yogurt Squeezes contain 70 calories and are available in strawberry, blueberry, melon berry and cotton candy flavors.
Mars Chocolate North America, a division of Mars, Inc., is expanding its Combos line of baked snacks with a seven-layer dip variety. The product features flavors of cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, tomato, refried beans, onion and jalapeno packed into a tortilla shell.
Hitting freezer cases in July are Simply Baked frozen French fries from Dee Amoré, a Mr. Dee’s, Inc. brand. Crinkle-cut Pacific Northwest Russet potatoes are baked with a sprinkle of sea salt and contain less than 1 gram of fat and 90 calories per serving.
Dutch Farms, a Midwest dairy company, is launching its Deli Reserve line of cheese in grab-and-go packs and bulk varieties. Deli Reserve 8-oz resealable shingle packs include aged, premium gouda, provolone, baby swiss, New York extra sharp, deluxe American and muenster cheeses. Behind the counter, bulk options include preservative-free muenster, brick, Colby, pepper jack, mild cheddar, mozzarella and provolone.
Hiland Dairy Foods is debuting iced coffee in mocha, caramel and vanilla flavors. Packaged in half-gallon cartons, each variety contains 130 calories and 1.5 grams of fat per serving.
Pepper jack cheese and mushroom and swiss join the lineup of smoked-cooked sausage varieties from Johnsonville Sausage, L.L.C. Available through Labor Day in select grocery stores, the gluten-free sausages contain premium cuts of pork and no fillers.
Kashi has introduced GoLean Vanilla Graham Clusters, a new cereal that features 11 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber. Kashi GoLean Vanilla Graham Clusters contains a blend of naturally sweetened fiber twigs with graham flavor, soy protein squares, Kashi 7 Whole Grain honey puffs and crunchy oat clusters with vanilla.
General Mills, Inc. has expanded its Nature Valley line with Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares and Protein Granola.In peanut butter and cinnamon brown sugar varieties, Soft-Baked Oatmeal Squares are made with 100% natural whole grain oats and are soft-baked. Protein Granola is made with natural ingredients, and each serving contains 10 grams of protein and at least 23 grams of whole grain.
Organic soda maker Oogave is launching a diet soda line called LOCA in select markets. Sweetened with agave nectar and stevia, 10-calorie LOCA is available in cola, root beer and ginger ale flavors.
Pacific Foods is launching organic, slow-cooked beans in BPA-free cartons. Varieties include refried pinto beans, refried black beans with green chiles and baked beans with pork, as well as vegetarian varieties of refried pinto beans, refried black beans and baked beans.
The Asiago Caesar Chicken Club sandwich and Cinnasnacks are the latest limited-time offerings from Sonic Drive-In. The sandwich contains grilled or crispy chicken on a whole-grain ciabatta bun with tangy Asiago cheese, Caesar dressing, crispy bacon, tomatoes and lettuce. Cinnasnacks are bite-sized inside-out cinnamon rolls in 3- or 5-count sizes with cream cheese frosting for dipping.
South Beach Diet is unveiling two high-protein bars and a snack bar. With 16 grams of protein, South Beach ProteinFit bars feature a Greek yogurt coating and are available in vanilla caramel and honey peanut varieties. The South Beach Diet chocolate caramel nut snack bar has 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 100 calories. The products contain no artificial flavors or sweeteners.
J&J Snack Foods is unveiling Whole Fruit brand frozen Greek yogurt swirled with sorbet in raspberry, strawberry and mango flavors. Packaged in resealable, individual portions, each serving contains 100 calories, 4 grams of protein and probiotics.