Coca-Cola, Mars, General Mills and more debuted co-branded products in 2019.
Conagra Brands, Inc. partnered with the Coca-Cola Co. in November to launch new Snack Pack Fanta Gels. The collaboration marks the first co-branded partnership for both Snack Pack and Fanta.
Conagra and Coca-Cola worked together to create the new gels, testing several recipes to develop taste profiles that mirror Fanta soft drinks, according to the companies. Varieties include orange, grape and pineapple. Each of the three flavors will be available in six packs of 3.25-oz cups and will retail for $2.79.
General Mills is gearing up for a year of cereal innovation, beginning with three varieties created in tandem with The Hershey Co.
New Hershey’s Kisses cereal features chocolate-flavored cereal pieces shaped like Hershey’s Kisses chocolates. The cereal is sold in select stores and will be available nationwide in January 2020.
General Mills’ Jolly Rancher cereal contains colorful, fruit-flavored cereal pieces inspired by Jolly Rancher hard candies. The cereal pieces feature grape, cherry, green apple, watermelon and blue raspberry flavors. The cereal is currently available in select stores and will be available nationwide in March 2020.
Reese’s Puffs Big Puffs are oversized corn puffs made with Reese’s peanut butter. The cereal will be available in select stores beginning January 2020 and nationwide in March 2020.
Tyson Foods, Inc. teamed up with Tajín in June to launch a line of new products featuring Tajín's Clásico Seasoning. Combining mild chili peppers, dehydrated lime juice and sea salt, Tajín’s spice blend lends its flavor to two new Tyson brand products and three new Hillshire Farm brand offerings.
Joining the Tyson brand are Tyson Tajín Chili Lime Chicken Nuggets and Tyson Any’tizers Tajín Chili Lime Boneless Chicken Bites. Both offerings are made with no-antibiotics-ever, all-white-meat chicken and provide 13 grams of protein per serving.
Tyson's Hillshire Farm brand is debuting three new products featuring the spicy seasoning: Tajín Chili Lime Smoked Sausage with Mango, Tajín Chili Lime Lit'l Smokies and Tajín Chili Lime Smoked Sausage. All three products feature smoked sausage made with pork, chicken or turkey.
In September, Century Snacks teamed with Tajín to launch a line of Snak Club brand snacks featuring Tajín's Clásico Seasoning, which combines mild chili peppers, dehydrated lime juice and sea salt.
The Snak Club Tajín Peach Rings are sweet and spicy gummy ring candies that come in 2.5-oz, 11-oz and 5-oz bags.
The Snak Club Tajín Tropical Mix is a sweet and savory blend of peanuts, dried pineapple, dried papaya, banana chips and Tajín seasoning that comes in 2.5-oz and 4-oz packages.
The Snak Club Tajín Toasted Corn comes in 2.5-oz and 4-oz packages.
The Snak Club Tajín Peanuts provide 7 grams of protein per serving of roasted peanuts and come in 2.75-oz and 5-oz bags.
Hidden Valley Food Products Co. partnered with Duke Brands in December to launch a line of refrigerated appetizer dips and chicken salads featuring Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning blend.
The lineup includes four dips — buffalo ranch chicken, bacon cheddar ranch, Southwestern ranch bean and cheese, and ranch-seasoned spinach artichoke dip — and two chicken salads — classic ranch, and bacon, cheddar and ranch. The products may be eaten cold or hot and are safe to heat in their packaging.
Hidden Valley Ranch dips and chicken salads will be available in 2020 in the refrigerated fresh sections of grocery and club stores for a suggested retail price of $5.99 per 12-oz container.
In August, Bar-S Foods brand FUD and Tapatío Foods, L.L.C. launched a new smoked sausage product featuring the fiery flavor of Tapatío hot sauce.
Made with pork, turkey and Tapatío Salsa Picante hot sauce, the fully cooked sausages are gluten-free and contain no added M.S.G.s. The smoked sausages are available in 14-oz packages containing six links.
Product developers are taking new approaches to sweet treats