The plant-based foods movement is driving snack innovation.
NextFoods is expanding its GoodBelly brand beyond the juice aisle with the introduction of the GoodBelly Probiotic Bar. Available in honey almond butter and cocoa peanut butter flavors, the gluten-free snack bars provide 1 billion probiotics per serving and require no refrigeration. The products are manufactured by General Mills and contain ingredients such as organic honey, organic coconut oil, buckwheat flour and puffed quinoa.
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Health Warrior is adding two flavors to its range of pumpkin seed bars. Made with nine ingredients or fewer, the new varieties are Dark Chocolate Peanut and Honey Sea Salt. Rich in magnesium, each bar contains 8 grams of protein and 180 calories or fewer. Other varieties include Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Spice and Honey Cracked Pepper with Turmeric.
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Enjoy Life, a subsidiary of Mondelez International, is launching a line of crispy grain and seed bars. Made with sorghum and gluten-free rolled oats, the bars are free from the top 14 food allergens and contain 4 grams of plant-based protein per serving. Flavors include banana caramel, cranberry orange, chocolate marshmallow and maple sweet potato.
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From Our Little Rebellion, the maker of PopCorners and Protein Crisps, comes a decadent twist on the traditional rice cake. Rice Rounds are fudge-dipped popped snacks made with Non-GMO Project verified and certified gluten-free ingredients. Varieties include Chocolaty Dipped Rice & Strawberry, White Chocolaty Dipped Rice & Cocoa, and Chocolaty Dipped Rice & Ancient Grains.
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Annie’s, a business unit of General Mills, is expanding its snacks selection with the launch of Organic Crispy Snack Bars in original and cocoa flavors. Positioned as a “clean” alternative to traditional crispy rice treats, the products are made with rice and quinoa crisps and contain no gelatin, high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives.
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Kite Hill has expanded its assortment of premium plant-based products with the introduction of almond milk yogurt tubes, Greek-style almond milk yogurt and drinkable almond milk yogurt. The first-of-its kind dairy-free yogurt tubes for children, Kite Hill’s range features flavors such as strawberry banana and wild berry. Kite Hill Greek Style Yogurt delivers 10 to 11 grams of almond protein per serving and is available in blueberry, black cherry, mango, peach, strawberry, vanilla and plain unsweetened varieties. New Kite Hill Almond Milk Drinkable Yogurt varieties include plain unsweetened, vanilla, mango and summer berry. Each serving contains 6 to 7 grams of protein, plus live probiotic cultures.
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New from protein bar maker NuGo Nutrition is a line of NuGo Protein Cookies. Flavors include peanut butter chocolate, double chocolate, oatmeal raisin and dark chocolate chip. The cookies are vegan and gluten-free with 16 grams of protein and 10 to 12 grams of fiber.
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Alter Eco, a producer of chocolate bars, chocolate truffles and heirloom grains, is introducing Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters. The vegan, paleo-friendly snacks combine toasted coconut and organic dark chocolate. Varieties include original, seeds and salt, and cherry and almond butter.
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Züpa Noma, a brand of bottled soups, is adding two new flavors to its lineup: Pumpkin Cinnamon Sage and Cauliflower Cashew. Like all of the brand’s ready-to-drink soup varieties, the newest offerings are organic, vegan and gluten-free with four servings of vegetables.
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