A roundup of offerings scheduled to be released at the now postponed show.
Flowers Foods, Inc. is bringing its Dave’s Killer Bread business into the bun category with new organic burger buns. The products are USDA certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and retail for $5.99 per 8-bun pack.
The 21 Whole Grains and Seeds Buns feature the brand’s 21 whole grains and seeds blend and feature a “hearty texture and subtle sweetness,” the company said. The buns provide 12 grams of whole grains and 6 grams of protein per serving.
The Burger Buns Done Right is the brand’s take on the classic artisan-style bun. The buns contain 8 grams of whole grains and 6 grams of protein per serving.
“Consumers are hungry for organic buns, which make up less than 1% of the category, despite significant increases in demand for organic meat and plant-based alternatives,” said Cristina Watson, brand manager for Dave’s Killer Bread. “We wanted to give people a bun packed with the flavor and nutrition they expect from Dave’s Killer Bread, that will elevate anything they pile on it. They deserve a great organic bun.”
Two new beverage lines are joining the portfolio at Bolthouse Farms, which recently was acquired by private equity firm Butterfly.
Bolthouse Farms Protein Keto beverages are ready-to-drink offerings available in dark chocolate, coconut, coffee and matcha flavors. Made with MCT oil from coconut and electrolytes from sea salt, the drinks contain 3 grams of net carbs or fewer, 15 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar per bottle.
Bolthouse Farms BOLTS are shots of juice and functional ingredients that start with a base of carrot juice and contain components like ginger, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, coffee fruit, green tea and acai. The shots come in five varieties: Immunity, Digestion, Energy, Wellness and Metabolism.
”Under new ownership and leadership, product innovation is fueling our growth once again in the form of new categories, line extensions and flavors,” said Bill Levisay, president of Bolthouse Farms Brands. ”The products we’re launching are reflective of our vision and passion for guiding a new way for people to eat and live healthier lifestyles without compromising flavor.”
Country Archer Provisions is offering new line of zero-sugar beef jerky that is made from lean, USDA inspected 100% grass-fed beef. The keto-friendly, sugar-free and soy-free jerky comes in Spicy Sesame Garlic, Mustard BBQ and Classic varieties.
“We’re always striving to elevate our offerings with fresh innovation that meets the evolving needs of better-for-you shoppers, and our new Zero Sugar line, was born from this commitment,” said Eugene Kang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Country Archer. “Keto, low-carb and low-sugar specialty diets are surging in popularity, building higher demand for recognizable ingredients and sustainable proteins.”
Lily’s Sweets is branching into white chocolate with the debut of White Chocolate Bars in original, cookies and crème, and birthday cake varieties. The bars are sourced with non-GMO ingredients and contain 2 grams of sugar per serving.
“I have always wanted to develop a white chocolate bar, so I’m thrilled to introduce three delicious varieties our fans will obsess over,” said Cynthia Tice, founder of Lily’s. “This innovation continues to fulfill my dream of bringing more no sugar added chocolate to more people.”
PepsiCo, Inc.’s Naked Juice brand is adding Plant Protein Smoothies to its beverage lineup. Featuring 18 grams of plant-based protein, the Non-GMO Project verified smoothies comes in peach mango and blueberry banana flavors. Each 15.2-oz bottle contains 330 to 340 calories.
The peach mango Plant Protein Smoothie blends apples, mangos, peach, banana and pineapple.
The blueberry banana Plant Protein Smoothie combines apples, banana, blueberries, blackberries and carrot.
Additionally, Naked is expanding its Half Naked line — which contains 50% less sugar than the leading 100% smoothie, according to the company — with two new varieties that incorporate almond milk as a key ingredient. Both are Non-GMO Project verified and contain 220 to 240 calories, 7 grams of protein and 24 to 25 grams of sugar per 15.2-oz bottle.
The mango almond Half Naked smoothie contains almond milk, mangoes, apple, orange, white grapes, lemon and banana.
The berry almond Half Naked smoothie features almond milk, apple, blueberries, blackberries, white grapes, lemon, banana and plum.
ADF Foods’ Nate’s Meatless brand is rolling out Swedish Meatless Meatballs. The Non-GMO Project verified, plant-based meat alternative contains 7 grams of protein, 6 grams of fat and 90 calories per serving and has no cholesterol. Each 10.5-oz package retails for $4.49.
“Our new Swedish Meatballs are nothing short of delicious, and they cater to the growing plant-based consumer crowd,” said Mike Ryan, vice president of US sales for ADF Foods. “Furthermore, they pack nutrition we know shoppers are looking for and perform well in recipes, all while being extremely convenient.”
34 Degrees is debuting Snaps, a new line of baked chickpea snacking thins made with steamed chickpea flour. The baked chickpea thins are lightly coated with seasoning and come in three varieties: Sea salt, Everything and umami. Dairy-free, nut-free and non-GMO, the crisps contain 2 grams of protein per serving. Each 3.2-oz pouch retails for $3.99.
“We wanted to create a whole new snacking experience with Snaps,” said Craig Lieberman, founder and president of 34 Degrees. “Our original entertaining line was designed to be paired with and complement other ingredients, so the herbs and spices we use are baked directly into the crisps to impart a subtle flavor that won’t overpower the pairing. However, Snaps are bursting with flavors specific for snacking. For example, Umami is a tsunami of deliciousness, including savory, sweet and spicy notes. We’re confident consumers will love Snaps by the handful whether at tailgates, barbecues or just to fulfill everyday cravings for something light, crispy and delicious.”
New from Humm Kombucha is Humm Zero, a zero-sugar, low-calorie, shelf-stable kombucha. The beverage combines plant-based sweetener with more than 2 billion probiotics and B12 vitamins.
“A lot has gone into creating Humm Zero,” said Jamie Danek, co-founder and chief executive officer of Humm Kombucha. “We’ve created something very special with Humm Zero that delivers the same signature quality, benefits and taste that our original kombucha is well-known for, while providing people with a zero-sugar, low calorie, refreshing beverage that will leave you feeling fantastic.”
Upton’s Naturals is taking on a grilling staple with its new UpDog, a 100% vegan frank. Made from wheat-gluten seitan, the UpDog is seasoned with yellow mustard seed and onion powder, coated in an algae-based coating and cured. Each frank contains 19 grams of protein and is non-GMO certified and kosher certified. The UpDog will be available in 10-oz packages of four links for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
“As popular as plant-based eating has become, the vegan hot dog category is one that still needed some help,” said Dan Staackmann, founder of Upton’s Naturals. “We’re Chicagoans, our city has a whole hot dog style named after it, and we just couldn’t settle for an adequate, mushy, meat-free alternatives to this American-food favorite anymore. The vegan hot dog needed an upgrade, and that’s just what we’ve done with UpDog.”
Pipcorn has unveiled its new Heirloom Snack Cracker line made from upcycled corn flour left over from the brand’s Heirloom Cheese Balls. Available in cheddar, sea salt, and Everything flavors, the crackers are Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free. Pipcorn Heirloom Snack Crackers are packaged in 100% recyclable boxes made of 100% recycled materials and retail for $4.79 per 4.25-oz box.
”We’re excited to expand our family of Heirloom snacks into the cracker category and continue our mission of modernizing our favorite snacks,” said Jeff Martin, co-founder of Pipcorn. ”Not only did our special heirloom corn make the best-tasting, gluten-free snack cracker, we're proud to bring the importance of sustainability and clean ingredient labeling to the cracker aisle.”
Miyoko’s Creamery is expanding its plant-based dairy alternatives with new cheddar and pepper jack cheeses made with cultured legumes and oats. Both vegan cheeses are nut-free and contain 3 grams of protein and 10% of the daily recommended amount of calcium per 1-oz serving. The cheeses taste, melt and function similar to their dairy counterparts, Miyoko’s said. Miyoko's cheddar and pepper jack cheeses are available in 1-oz slices, shredded packages and 8-oz cheese blocks.
”We’re at a pivotal moment in the plant-based movement, where we need to start appealing more to flexitarians by creating products that give them the taste satisfaction of the dairy cheeses they are used to,” said Miyoko Schinner, founder and chief executive officer of Miyoko’s Creamery. ”These new cheeses we’re launching have a taste and price that make them competitive with traditional dairy and will help us cross that chasm to reach omnivores.”
Real Food from the Ground Up is introducing two new butternut squash-based product lines.
Butternut Squash Tortilla Chips are lightly salted and seasoned with “an array of spices to enhance the butternut flavor,” the company said. Available in sea salt, the chips retail for $3.99 per 4.5-oz bag.
Butternut Squash Stalks are a puffed snack available in sea salt and cinnamon flavors. The stalks retail for $3.99 per 4-oz bag.
”Extending butternut squash to tortilla chips and puffed snacks, or as we call them ’Stalks,’ was a natural addition to our plant-based snack offerings,” said Aaron Greenwald, president of Real Food from the Ground Up. ”Our consumers and trade partners asked for more veggies, and we are giving it to them – eating right doesn’t need to be full of tradeoffs.”
SkinnyDipped is expanding beyond almonds with the launch of SkinnyDipped Cashews in dark chocolate cocoa and dark chocolate salted caramel varieties. Featuring non-GMO ingredients, the gluten-free snacks are made with ethically sourced chocolate and retail for $4.99 per 3.5-oz pouch.
“Expanding our portfolio beyond almonds opens new doors for us in terms of developing delicious and creative flavor combinations, as well as reaching new consumers,” said Breezy Griffith, co-founder and chief executive officer of SkinnyDipped. “We’re humbled to have had such success with our line of almonds and are eager to share SkinnyDipped Cashews with nut-lovers across the country.”
New from Tolerant is a line of legume-rice alternatives. The Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf, which comes in Spanish-Style Paella, Asian Ginger, Wild Mushroom, and Smoky Peruvian-Style varieties, provides 7 to 8 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein per serving. Each 6-oz package makes 3.5 servings and retails for $4.99.
“There’s nothing like our Organic Riced Red Lentil Pilaf on the market,” said Niloo Mirani, director of marketing for Tolerant. “We created a better-for-you product that boasts more protein and fiber (vs. regular rice) featuring global flavors. In developing this product line, it was important the product was easy to prepare, so time-starved consumers can enjoy it without sacrificing flavor and with health paramount. We are thrilled to launch this delicious, wholesome and convenient rice pilaf alternative.”
New from Once Again Nut Butter Collective, Inc. is Sunflower Hemp Butter, made with organically grown and dry roasted sunflower seeds, organic hemp oil and a bit of sugar and salt. Certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified, the hemp butter provides 5 grams of protein per serving and is gluten-free, vegan, kosher and free of trans fat. The sunflower hemp butter is packaged in 16-oz recycled glass jars for a suggested retail price of $6.49.
“Hemp oil is shaking up the food industry as a new way to add functional nutrition to products, and we’re on board,” said Gael J. B. Orr, marketing communications and PR manager for Once Again Nut Butter. “This on-trend ingredient complements our organic sunflower seeds beautifully, both in taste and its phenomenal health benefits.”
One Degree Organic Foods is launching eight new products, all of which are certified glyphosate residue free, organic and non-GMO.
The brand is expanding its hot cereal offerings with a new line of instant oatmeal pouches. Made with formulas featuring sprouted oats and sweetened with lower glycemic index coconut sugar, the oatmeal comes in Quinoa Hemp, Super Seeds, vanilla pecan and apple cinnamon varieties.
New Grain Free Clusters are gluten-free granolas containing superfoods such as flax seeds, chia seeds, ginger, coconut oil and walnuts. The clusters come in maple almond and ginger cacao flavors.
One Degree is adding Sprouted Cacao Flakes and Sprouted Vanilla Puffs to its lineup of cold cereals. The gluten-free offerings are made with a sprouted oat and rice base.
”Transparency is at the heart of everything we do at One Degree,” said Stan Smith, founder of One Degree Organic Foods. “We’re excited to be expanding our product lines and continue to give our customers the ability to meet the farmers behind each ingredient. The new products were developed with evolving consumer preferences in mind, from new formats to bold flavors, and we can’t wait for everyone to get a taste.”
Orgain, Inc. is unveiling 13 new products.
New Organic Sport Energy and Recovery Powders are formulated with organic plant-based ingredients. The pre-workout powder contains antioxidants and adaptogens in a Berry Blast flavor, while the post workout powder is a detoxifying, adaptogenic powder in a lemonade flavor.
The Organic Sport Plant-Based Protein Powder, available in chocolate and vanilla flavors, is packed with 30 grams of plant-based protein and functional food-based ingredients.
The Organic Plant-Based Protein Pancake and Waffle Mix contains 10 grams of organic plant-based protein per serving and contains no dairy or soy. The mix is available in whole wheat and classic gluten-free varieties.
The Collagen Zero Waters are lightly sweetened with stevia and monk fruit extract and contain 10 grams of collagen and zero sugar. Free from GMOs, dairy and soy ingredients, the beverages come in four fruit flavors: strawberry lemonade, watermelon lime, blood orange and black raspberry.
The new Collagen Zero Protein Powder contains zero sugar and 20 grams of type I and III collagen sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows. Made without soy, gluten or dairy ingredients, the powder comes in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
The Collagen Zero Protein Shake is ready-to-drink beverage with zero sugar and 20 grams of type I and II collagen. Containing no soy, gluten or dairy ingredients, the shake is available in chocolate and vanilla varieties.
New Organic Simple Protein Powder contains 20 grams of plant-based protein and 4 grams of organic fiber from peas, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds and chia. The USDA certified organic powder comes in chocolate nut and vanilla nut flavors.
The Organic Plant-Based Kids Protein Shake is made with 9 grams of pea protein, 25 vitamins and minerals, and a blend of organic fruits and vegetables. The shake is available in chocolate and vanilla varieties.
The new 20g Protein Plant-Based Shake is a ready-to-drink shake made with 20 grams of pea protein and 10 fruit and vegetable superfoods. Each shake contains 150 calories and 1 gram of sugar.
“An important step in new product development for us is to listen to what our consumers are telling us and deliver new products that will make it easy for them to maintain and/or improve their wellbeing throughout their busy days,” said Andrew Abraham, Ph.D., founder of Orgain. “Our extensive new portfolio of products allows us to be present amidst their active lives with convenient, nutritious options that provide functional benefits.”
The Good Bean is rolling out new Chocolate Covered Chickpeas in dark chocolate, milk chocolate and mocha chocolate varieties. The snacks start with roasted whole chickpeas that are then enrobed in chocolate and finished with a crispy candy shell. Featuring 3 grams of protein and 130 calories per serving, all three flavors are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified and made with Fair Trade chocolate. The Good Bean Chocolate Covered Chickpeas retail for $4.50 per 3.5-oz bag.
“I am truly excited about diving into the confection arena with our chocolate covered chickpeas,” said Sarah Wallace, founder and chief executive officer of The Good Bean. “At The Good Bean, I believe in sourcing the best possible ingredients and living mindfully, but I also believe in decadent indulgence. I knew if I was going to take on the challenge of launching a chocolate chickpea confection, it couldn’t be mediocre; it needed to hold up against premium candy and confections in terms of taste, and this really does. I think people will be surprised and delighted at how incredibly delicious and unforgettable this product is."
The show took place Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas.
A spotlight on the most recent food entrepreneurs making their ways to market.