Dessert-flavored foods are a theme in recent new product launches.
Kellogg is providing Pringles lovers with five new holiday flavors: salted caramel, white chocolate, tortilla cinnamon and sugar, pecan pie, and milk chocolate.
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Community Coffee is celebrating Mardi Gras with its new Mardi Gras King Cake coffee. This limited-time flavor, available in 12-oz bags and K-Cup pods, features vanilla and cinnamon flavors.
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J&J Snack Foods Corp. has partnered with General Mills to introduce Pillsbury Mini Pies. The portioned frozen dessert squares will be available in three varieties: apple cinnamon, S’mores and Chocolate Lava. Each package comes with four, 1.8-oz frozen mini pies and a flavored icing packet and may be ready in 15 minutes or less. The pies will be sold at retailers nationwide in frozen dessert sections, as well as in warehouse clubs.
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Campbell Soup Co. is launching a new line of Organic Kids Soups made with organic farm-grown ingredients. The soups contain no preservatives or G.M.O.s and come in three varieties: Mega Noodle, Chicken and Stars, and pasta shapes inspired By Disney’s Frozen. Each 17-oz box retails for about $3.29.
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The J.M. Smucker Co.’s Sahale Snacks brand is introducing a line of layered nut bars. The Non-GMO Project Verified bars contain no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and offer 5 to 7 grams of protein. Each bar consists of glazed nuts, fruits and spices blended with puffed grains that are layered on a cashew nut butter blend and finished with a drizzle of chocolate. The layered nut bars are available in dark chocolate peanut, salted caramel apple pecan, almond vanilla latte, and cinnamon pecan varieties. Consumers may purchase them for around $1.99 each.
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Diamond Foods’ Emerald brand is launching four new Emerald Cashew flavors: dill pickle, jalapeño, sriracha, and salt and pepper. The nuts come in 5-oz resealable pouches, snack tubes and 100-calorie packs.
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Sunbelt Bakery is adding the nostalgic holiday flavor of gingerbread cookies to its new product: Gingerbread Chewy Granola Bars. Containing 9 grams of whole grains per serving, the bars feature the festive flavors of ginger and molasses. They retail for around $2.69 per box of eight bars.
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GoodBelly is shaking up its portfolio with the release of its new GoodBelly Protein Shakes. Packed with 15 grams of plant-based protein and 40 billion live and active probiotic cultures, the shakes are available in Tropical Coconut, Green Power and Triple Berry flavors. The Tropical Coconut flavor features bananas, coconut and passionfruit. The Green Power shake offers spinach, alfalfa grass, spirulina, apples, pears and bananas. The Triple Berry variety includes strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.
“Today’s consumer seeks foods and beverages that deliver multiple solutions, so we wanted to offer a powerful protein option to satisfy those needs, packing our first multi-functional beverage with the same digestive benefits as our existing probiotic drinks, and adding a beneficial 15 grams of plant-based protein,” said Alan Murray, chief executive officer of GoodBelly. “We know consumers are busy, whether a working professional, parent or athlete, who want an easier way to get a daily dose of digestive health support, plus powerful plant-protein in a convenient on-the-go bottle.”
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Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut, Inc. is releasing a new line of Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts in three flavors: dark chocolate blueberry acai, dark chocolate blackberry goji, and dark chocolate pomegranate mango. The nuts are Non-GMO Project Verified, OU kosher, and contain no gluten, sulfites, cholesterol or artificial ingredients.
“Macadamia nuts and chocolate are a classic combination, and we were inspired by the tropical aromas and native Hawaiian island flavors to update this traditional pairing with a modern twist,” said Scott Wallace, president of Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut. “In creating these new snacks we were mindful to infuse the powerful benefits of dark chocolate plus good fats from our roasted macadamias, so consumers can still feel good about what they’re eating. Our new Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts give health and ingredient-conscious consumers a perfect sweet snack with a resealable pouch that allows them to have just a few when their sweet tooth strikes.”
Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Macadamia Nuts are available in 4.5-oz bags and retail for around $4.99.
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Rigoni di Asiago is introducing Dolcedì, a liquid sweetener made from 100% organic apples that serves as a low-glycemic alternative to sugar and other sweeteners. Containing 25% fewer calories than table sugar, Dolcedì is certified U.S.D.A. organic, non-G.M.O., gluten-free, vegan and kosher.
“Though our business is driven by tradition and our family’s heritage, we are also inspired by innovation and current healthy food trends,” said Andrea Rigoni, chief executive officer and president of Rigoni di Asiago. “Dolcedì is a wonderful marriage of old and new. We source our apples with the same organic farming practices that we have practiced for years but are processing the bounty in a new and exciting way to bring the world a great-tasting, better-for-you sweetener.”
Dolcedì is available in 12.34-oz squeezable bottles with dripless caps.
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