Ready-to-drink beverage innovation making a splash at retail.
Nestle’s Coffee-Mate brand is adding ready-to-drink cold brew coffee to its natural bliss line. Available in sweet cream and mocha varieties, the non-G.M.O. coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans, nonfat milk, cane sugar, heavy cream, natural flavor and baking soda. The mocha flavor also contains sea salt and cocoa.
The Kraft Heinz Co.
The Kraft Heinz Co.’s Kool-Aid brand is introducing Kool-Aid Sparklers, a new carbonated juice drink in cherry, grape, orange and tropical punch flavors. Packaged in sleek cans, Kool-Aid Sparklers contain 11 grams of sugar per 7.5-oz serving.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group is expanding its Canada Dry brand with two new varieties: Ginger Ale and Lemonade and Ginger Ale and Orangeade. The beverages combine Canada Dry’s signature ginger ale with either lemonade or orange juice made with fruit juice.
BOS Iced Tea, a South Africa premium iced tea brand, is debuting stateside with a line of five organic ready-to-drink iced teas made with rooibos. The beverages are U.S.D.A.-certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and vegan friendly. Flavors include lemon, peach, berry, green rooibos and yuzu, and lime and ginger.
Pillars Yogurt is adding mango and coconut flavors to its line of drinkable Greek yogurts. Containing 100 calories, 18 grams of protein and 5 grams of sugar per serving, the non-G.M.O. yogurts are sourced from grass-fed cows.
The Simply Good Foods Co.
The Simply Good Foods Co.’s Atkins brand is introducing Atkins Plus Protein & Fiber Shakes. Featuring 30 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar, the shakes are available in vanilla and milk chocolate varieties.
Noosa Yoghurt is launching a line of 2-in-1 yogurts, featuring side-by-side flavors in one container. Flavor combinations include strawberry and banana; coconut and pineapple; raspberry and blueberry; caramel and apple; and blueberry and lemon.
Bare Snacks’ new limited-time offering is Bare Fruit Medley, a combination of baked banana, pineapple and strawberry chips. The snack is Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free.
The Kellogg Co.
The Kellogg Co.’s new Wild Berry Froot Loops are the first new flavor for the brand in 10 years. The cereal features a new, sweet and fruity berry taste, along with a new shape — a purple star.
Chiquita Brands, L.L.C.
Chiquita Brands, L.L.C.’s Fresh Express brand is introducing Sauté Kits, featuring blends of vegetables, sauces and toppings to create hot vegetable dishes in fewer than three minutes. The kits come in four varieties.
The Lemon Garlic Spinach Sauté Kit combines baby spinach, baby kale, red cabbage, carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, pea pods, garlic, crispy onions and lemon garlic sauce.
The Bacon & Cider Greens Sauté Kit features baby kale, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, baby bok choy, bacon pieces, crispy onions, honey roasted soy nuts and an apple cider vinaigrette sauce.
The Teriyaki Bok Choy Sauté Kit is a blend of baby kale, green cabbage, carrots, broccoli, baby bok choy, pea pods, red cabbage, garlic and teriyaki sauce.
The Tuscan Kale with Genovese Pesto Sauté Kit includes kale, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, herb seasoned chickpeas, lentils, shredded parmesan cheese and lemon pesto vinaigrette sauce.
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA is expanding its Entenmann’s Little Bites line with a new Vanilla Naturally Flavored variety. The mini muffins are packaged in pre-portioned 190-calorie pouches.
The Cholula Food Co.
The Cholula Food Co. is introducing Cholula Sweet Habanero hot sauce, featuring a combination of habanero pepper, pineapple, garlic and spices.
Nestle S.A.’s Nestle Toll House brand is launching Simply Delicious Morsels, free from eight food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. Available in semi-sweet and 67% dark chocolate varieties, the baking morsels are made with only three ingredients: cocoa butter, cane sugar and chocolate.
Nui Foods, L.L.C.
Nui Foods L.L.C. is launching a line of gluten-free, ketogenic diet-friendly cookies. Sweetened with erythritol and monk fruit extract, the cookies are made with grass-fed butter, coconut oil, MCT oil and a blend of almond and coconut flours. The cookies, which contain 6 grams of protein and 1 to 2 grams of sugar, are available in four varieties: peanut butter, snickerdoodle, chocolate chip and double chocolate.
Nichols Farms’ new nut mix, Nic’s Mix, features almonds and salted pistachio kernels. The snack mix is gluten-free and packaged in 8-oz bags.
Fruit Bliss is adding Soft & Juicy Tart Cherries to its line of organic dried fruit. The certified gluten-free, U.S.D.A organic and Non-GMO Project verified cherries are sundried then rehydrated to create a product that is “juicier and softer than traditional dried fruit,” Fruit Bliss said.