More than 1,400 exhibiting companies to feature latest launches at the specialty food show.
Califia Farms has announced a new line of oat beverages, including an Oat Barista Blend and Unsweetened Oatmilk. The launches build on the success of Califia Farms’ Almondmilk Barista Blends and the popularity of oat lattes in coffee shops across the country. The products are made with whole grain, gluten-free oats and are free from gums and stabilizers, according to the company.
Superdark Truffles are slated to debut from chocolate brand Alter Eco. The plant-based confections feature 80% Swiss-made cocoa and coconut oil with 3 grams of sugar per serving. Alter Eco also is adding Double Chocolate Coconut Clusters and a 90% cocoa Superdark Crisp Mint Bar.
“With plant-based diets on the rise and consumers looking for low-sugar options to satisfy their sweet cravings, we saw the perfect opportunity to launch our new Superdark Truffles,” said Mike Forbes, chief executive officer of Alter Eco. “Combined with the popularity of our best-selling truffle line and the widespread popularity of our Deepest Dark Super Blackout Bar, it was clear that uniting these two concepts would provide a revolutionary, irresistible treat. We’re excited to expand our truffle portfolio to include the new vegan option and to continue making our organic, fair trade treats and snacks accessible to as many consumers as possible.”
Bob’s Red Mill is launching a range of oat bars in five flavors: peanut butter chocolate, peanut butter jelly, peanut butter coconut, peanut butter apple spice and peanut butter banana. Each bar is free from gluten, soy, dairy and egg and contains up to 7 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar or less. Bob’s Better Bars were inspired by a family recipe created by founder Bob Moore’s wife, Charlee.
Baked bean brand Bush’s is introducing a portfolio of better-for-you snacks. Products include bean chips in chili lime, sweet mesquite and sea salt flavors; crisp-roasted chickpeas in roasted garlic, sriracha lime and cracked pepper varieties; and bean dip in original and black bean flavors.
“Our team is excited to offer this new line of snacks that help consumers add plant-based protein and fiber to their snacking repertoire,” said Ken Oakley, senior innovation manager, Bush Brothers & Co. “As the leading bean brand, it’s only natural for us to expand into new and exciting categories. We hope consumers will ‘believe in the bean’ and enjoy these new tasty snacking options.”
The latest addition to Caulipower’s lineup of cauliflower-based products is a pair of frozen, ready-to-make tortillas in original and grain-free varieties.
The tortillas are gluten-free and vegan with fewer calories, less fat and more fiber than conventional tortillas and feature cauliflower as the first ingredient. The grain-free variant contains chickpea flour.
“Caulipower’s mission is to listen to what people want,” said Gail Becker, chief executive officer and founder. “Like pizza, tortillas are beloved, versatile and a natural fit for us to create a better-for-you option. Cauliflower tortillas offer another nutritious canvas to create their favorite foods — with the same great taste as our pizzas, the health benefits of cauliflower and the time-saving benefit all of us so desperately need.”
DNX Foods is adding a new beef and bacon bar to its line of meat snacks. With 14 grams of protein and only 1 gram of carbs, the Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar fits several popular diet plans, including paleo, keto and Whole30.
“It’s difficult to find high-protein, low-carb packaged food options that aren’t made from dairy or packed with sugar alcohols,” said John Rooney, founder of DNX Foods. “Our team of nutritionists, fitness experts and culinary artisans set out to change that with DNX’s Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar. Designed with a simple recipe of purposeful and premium ingredients, plus the incredible nutritional value of grass-fed beef collagen, we’re proud to have created a keto-friendly bar that can also appeal to anyone looking for a hearty and super-healthy snack.”
A slate of new products from Hammond’s Brands, the parent company of Hammond’s Candies, includes a pair of chocolate bars and a range of cookies. New chocolate bar flavors are Coconut Cream Pie, featuring milk chocolate with coconut flakes and a creamy ganache, and Sodapop, a cola-flavored milk chocolate bar with fizzy popping candy.
Cookie flavors include lemon raspberry, salted caramel, peanut butter chocolate chip and chocolate chip. The company also is debuting licorice in Australian-style black licorice and red licorice bites varieties and sour candies in green apple and blue raspberry flavors.
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is rolling out a new triple-layer frozen treat featuring mochi dough wrapped around ice cream with a flavorful center. Varieties include chocolate sundae, chocolate peanut butter, vanilla blueberry, dulce de leche and s’mores.
“The frozen novelty category had been ripe for innovation, and My/Mo brought excitement back to the category with the creation of a handheld, portion-controlled snack platform that consumers didn’t even know they needed,” said Russell Barnett, chief marketing officer. “With this launch, we wanted to take it a step further to really ‘wow’ snack fanatics with new flavors and textures.”
New from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas are two single-origin pure vanilla extracts from Uganda and Indonesia. The products join an existing line of single-origin vanilla sourced from Madagascar, Mexico and Tahiti.
Ugandan Pure Vanilla Extract has a “bold, creamy-sweet flavor profile with notes of chocolate,” and Indonesian Pure Vanilla Extract features a “strong, upfront flavor profile with woody, smoky notes,” according to the company. The products will be available for retail and food service customers.
That’s it, a brand of fruit-based bars and bites, is launching a line of probiotic fruit bars in mango, blueberry and banana flavors. The products are shelf-stable and dairy-free, with 2 billion live active cultures per serving. Each bar contains 100 to 120 calories.
“That’s it is committed to our mission to provide healthy options for snacking, and our probiotic bars are the perfect solution for millions of households that have family members who need improved digestion and gut health, and who want an easy way to incorporate healthy snack choices into everyday life,” said Lior Lewensztain, chief executive officer of That's it Nutrition.
This Bar Saves Lives, a social mission-driven maker of nutrition bars, is releasing a new children’s bar line. In chocolate chip, strawberry and s’mores flavors, the bars contain 5 grams of sugar and 100 calories per serving and are free from nuts, dairy, soy and gluten.
The brand was built behind the purpose to fight malnutrition around the world. For each bar purchased, a packet of food is provided for a child in need, according to the company. This Bar Saves Lives products are available in major retailers nationwide including Starbucks, Target and Whole Foods Market.
Chosen Foods is expanding its portfolio of cooking oils and spreads with new infused avocado oil sprays. The lineup includes savory flavors such as garlic, chipotle, citrus pepper, chili lime ginger, lemon dill and Italian herb and sweet flavors such as spiced chai, cinnamon and gingerbread.
“With Chosen Foods’ focus of the concept that food should nourish and sustain our bodies, and while never using genetically modified ingredients, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, we have created some exciting new items and reformulations to provide the benefits of the avocado to our consumers,” said Gabriel Perez Krieb, chief executive officer of Chosen Foods. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Specialty Food Association and Winter Fancy Foods to bring our avocado-inspired products to the largest specialty food and beverage trade show on the West coast.”