Top brands seek to sate the appetite for organic with their new organic snack, beverage and dessert launches.
GoMacro’s new Thrive bars contain ingredients selected to target specific systems in the body: neurological, cardiovascular and digestive. Each flavor caters to a different system. Blueberry Lavender Thrive bars — designed for neurological health — enhance cognitive reasoning and reduce stress. The Curry Apricot bar — engineered for cardiovascular health — provides a heart-healthy snack. The Ginger Lemon variety — made for digestive health — cleanses the digestive system with crystallized ginger and lemon peel. The organic, non-bioengineered, kosher, gluten-free and vegan bars offer 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein and 180 calories.
Whole Foods Market and ITO EN (North America) INC. have teamed up to launch an unsweetened matcha tea line called Matcha Love. The teas, brewed with 100% organic matcha and whole green tea leaves, will be available in traditional, ginger and vanilla flavors. Naturally zero calories with no artificial colors or additives, Matcha Love teas will come in 16.9-oz bottles and cost around $2.29 to $2.49.
Navitas Naturals is launching three new varieties of Coconut Chips: caramel, cacao and chili lime. Made by toasting coconut slices at low temperatures, the snacks are certified organic, gluten-free and non-bioengineered. The Caramel Coconut Chips combine organic coconut, sea salt and organic coconut sugar. The Cacao Coconut Chips marry organic coconut, organic cacao powder, organic vanilla extract, organic cocoa powder, organic coconut nectar and sea salt. The Chili Lime Coconut Chips blend organic coconut with organic spices, organic lemon and lime seasoning, and sea salt. Navitas Naturals Coconut Chips are available in 2-oz bags for around $3.49.
Combos is straying from its typical savory combinations to bring new Sweet & Salty Combos to the snack aisle. Available in two flavors — Sweet & Salty Caramel Crème Pretzel and Sweet & Salty Vanilla Frosting Pretzel — the new Combos come in 6-oz bags for around $2.29.
Premium sauces and brownie flavored squares and bars are joining Ghirardelli’s premium chocolate product lineup.The premium sauces are available in chocolate and caramel flavors and retail for $4.99 each. Ghirardelli also is releasing Milk and Sea Salt Brownie squares and Milk Chocolate Caramel Brownie, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie, and Milk Chocolate Brownie bars.
Ritz, a Mondelēz International brand, is releasing limited edition Big Ritz, crackers nearly twice the size of the originals. The company said it created the supersized snack for consumers who want to pile on toppings to create personalized snacks like Ritz pizzas or tostadas. The crackers are 2.5 inches in diameter and contain 80 calories per 3-cracker serving.
Inspired by current flavor trends, McCormick has unveiled a new line of Grill Mates Steakhouse Burgers Sauce Mix-Ins. The 2.83-oz packets contain enough sauce to flavor four burgers. Retailing for around $1.99, the mix-ins come in four flavors: Montreal Steak, Brown Sugar Bourbon, Sweet Mesquite and Caramelized Onion, and Roasted Garlic and Sautéed Onion. The sauce mix-ins line is part of McCormick’s spring lineup of 21 new products, including seasonings, marinades, sea salt grinders and chili peppers.
Balance Bar is taking its nutrition portfolio from bars to bites with the debut of its new Balance Bites. The snacks, available in chocolate and peanut butter flavors, are designed for on-the-go snacking. The crunchy snack bites provide 13 grams of protein and 190 calories per single-serve pouch and are gluten-free and non-bioengineered. Balance Bites retail for around $1.79 per bag and will be available nationwide in late spring.
A limited edition Beer Battered Onion Ring Dip is joining Heluva Good!’s line of dips. The new variety blends fried sweet yellow onions with lager and sour cream and is available in a 12-oz container for around $2.19.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery has introduced new gluten-free Garlic Toast, made with garlic and Parmesan, and Cheesy Toast, made with melted cheddar and Gouda cheeses. Made with Rudi’s gluten-free sandwich bread, the toast is non-bioengineered, kosher, and free of soy, nuts and high-fructose corn syrup. The toast is available in four-slice boxes and offers 5 grams of fiber per slice.
Canyon Bakehouse is adding Plain Bagels, Everything Bagels and Brownie Bites to its gluten-free lineup. The certified gluten-free products are made with 100% whole grains and contain no dairy, soy, nuts, artificial additives or G.M.O.s. The bagels and brownie bites retail for around $5.49 to $6.49 and are available nationwide.