Convenience is king in recent product innovation.
The Kraft Heinz Co. is expanding its Just Crack an Egg breakfast scramble bowls with three new varieties. Featuring Oscar Mayer meat, Kraft cheese, Ore-Ida potatoes and diced vegetables, each cup requires the addition of one egg.
Varieties include veggie scramble, which has broccoli, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, red peppers, sharp white cheddar cheese and mild cheddar cheese; Southwest-style scramble that features chorizo, Monterey jack cheese, potatoes, tomatoes, green and red bell peppers, onions and jalapeño peppers; and a protein scramble that includes uncured bacon, pork sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.
The Coca-Cola Co.’s Simply Beverages brand is launching a line of chilled, ready-to-drink Simply Smoothie Fruit Smoothies in three varieties: strawberry banana, mango pineapple and orchard berry. Each shake-and-sip smoothie contains between 130 and 140 calories per 8-oz serving and is available in multi-serve 32-oz bottles and single-serve 11.5-oz bottles.
Conagra Brands, Inc. is introducing two Reddi-wip products for coffee lovers.
Reddi-wip Nitro Creamer may be used in both cold and hot coffee beverages, adding sweetness and creaminess and infusing coffee with a “rich, velvety texture,” according to the company.
Reddi-wip Sweet Foam adds a sweet foam layer to a beverage and may be used with a creamer to increase sweetness in lattes and macchiatos.
Bonduelle is launching Heat & Eat Harvest Bowls, featuring a blend of vegetables, meats, grains and simmer sauces packaged in microwavable bowls. Each bowl has 13 to 19 grams of protein and 280 to 410 calories.
The chipotle chicken, veggie and rice bowl contains poblano peppers and corn, black beans, chicken, a chipotle simmer sauce, sour cream drizzle and a blend of kale, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and radicchio.
The basil pesto turkey, veggie and fettuccine bowl features seasoned turkey meatballs, red peppers, fettucine pasta, baby spinach, kale, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, radicchio, Parmesan cheese and a basil pesto simmer sauce.
The Moroccan-inspired chicken, veggie and grains bowl includes kale, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, radicchio, freekeh, farro, Khorasan wheat, chicken, chickpeas, green olives, red peppers and a harissa simmer sauce.
The Korean-inspired beef, veggie and rice bowl has seasoned beef, edamame, carrots, cabbage, baby spinach, brown rice and gochujang simmer sauce.
Kellogg Co.’s Pop-Tarts brand is adding two cupcake-inspired flavors: frosted chocolate cupcake and frosted confetti cupcake. The toaster pastries contain 380 calories per serving.
Beyond Better Foods, L.L.C., maker of Enlightened frozen desserts, is introducing the Bakeshop Collection of seasonal ice cream pints. Available for a limited time, the products contain 100 calories or fewer per serving and contain more protein and less sugar than traditional ice cream, according to the company.
The Triple Berry Cobbler pint combines strawberry and blueberry ice cream with a tart raspberry swirl and flaky biscuit crumbles. Lemon Meringue Pie features a light marshmallow meringue ice cream with a lemon custard swirl and buttery pie pieces.
Five new meal kits are joining the HelloFresh retail lineup.
The Creamy Tomato Penne kit features penne pasta tossed with vegetables and a creamy, lemon-spiked tomato sauce all topped with toasted panko and a sprinkle of lemon zest.
The Truffle Steak kit contains steaks drizzle with truffle-flecked pan sauce accompanied by mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts.
The Honey Sriracha Chicken kit includes seared chicken breasts covered in honey sriracha pan sauce served alongside lime rice and sesame-studded green beans.
The Meatloaf Balsamico kit features meatloaf in a tangy, balsamic-spiked glaze with mashed potatoes and roasted green beans.
The Teriyaki Beef Taco kit contains teriyaki beef topped with pineapple salsa, pickled onion and lime crema in flour tortillas.
Bel Brands USA is offering a new twist on its classic dairy snack. New Babybel Mini Rolls come in peelable spiral shapes packed in portable pouches. Each roll contains 45 calories and 5 grams of protein.
Prairie Farms Dairy is debuting a new line of premium small batch ice cream made with milk and cream sourced from the company's family-owned local dairy farms. Blended in small batches and made with simple ingredients, the ice cream comes in 25 flavors. New flavors developed for the small batch lineup include Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Brown Butter Maple, Caramel Praline Pecan, Cherry Chocolate Funk, Chocolate Malted Milkshake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Cinnamon Bun, Double Dark Chocolate, Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake, Let's Dough Crazy, Peanut Butter & Banana and Sea Salt Caramel. Limited-edition varieties will include Peppermint, Pina Colada and Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Prairie Farms small batch ice cream will also be available in traditional varieties including Belgian Chocolate, Black Walnut, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, French Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, Moose Tracks, Rocky Road, Spumoni, Vanilla and Vanilla Bean.
Kidfresh is kicking off the summer season with new mozzarella sticks, cheese burritos and a new line of waffles.
Kidfresh Mozzarella Sticks are made with mozzarella cheese, whole wheat flour and hidden chickpea flour. The snacks deliver 8 grams of whole grains and 9 grams of protein per serving.
Kidfresh Cheese Burritos contain 10 grams of protein per serving and are made with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and hidden butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
Kidfresh Waffles provide 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of whole grains per serving. Made with butternut squash, the waffles are available in three varieties: homestyle, blueberry and chocolate chip.
New on the tea scene, Avocado Leaf Tea L.L.C. is launching its flagship product: Avocado Leaf Tea. Made with avocado leaves hand-picked in Temecula, Calif., the teas will debut in five flavor profiles: natural, chamomile, black, lemon and peach.
Tampico Beverages is breaking into the sugar-free category with new Tampico ZERO. Containing zero grams of sugar and 100% of the F.D.A.-recommended daily serving of vitamin C, Tampico ZERO comes in two varieties: Mango Punch, featuring flavors of mango, orange and tangerine, and Citrus Punch, featuring flavors of lime, orange and tangerine.
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