Recent launches tap into niche approaches to eating.
4505 Meats has partnered with Whisps to create a low-carb snack mix. 4505 Cheese-Charrones Snack Mix combines bite-size pieces of pork chicharrones and cracklins with Whisps Cheese Crisps, made from 100% cheddar. The products are gluten-free and keto-friendly, with zero total carbohydrates per serving.
Diamond of California is launching a line of snacking walnuts in eight flavors: hot honey, Himalayan pink salt, teriyaki and wasabi, salted dark chocolate, hickory smoked bacon, chile lime, cinnamon churro and sweet maple. The walnuts are roasted, seasoned and packaged in resealable pouches. The company pioneered a process that eliminates the naturally occurring surface oils and tannins that contribute to a bitter flavor.
New from Dream Pretzels are Protein Pressels, a baked snack formulated with red lentils, white beans and green peas. Flavors include barbecue and sea salt. Featuring the taste of traditional pretzels with a light and crispy texture, Protein Pressels provide 5 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving.
Beverage brand Koia is launching a new line of ready-to-drink products featuring adaptogens and oat milk, plus a blend of brown rice, pea and chickpea protein, potassium and MCT oil. Koia Thrive is available in three varieties: Miracle Matcha, with matcha powder, spirulina and moringa; Chill Chocolate, with ashwagandha extract and l-theanine; and Golden Turmeric, which has turmeric powder, ground ginger and black pepper.
LonoLife is launching noodle soups made with egg noodles and beef or chicken bone broth. Packaged for on-the-go consumption, the soups contain 20 grams of protein per serving.
Magic Spoon, maker of grain-free breakfast cereal, is introducing two summer flavors: strawberry and peaches and cream. Featuring fruit pieces, the seasonal varieties contain 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of net carbs and 1 gram of sugar.
Once Again Nut Butter is introducing cashew butter with lemon, which combines organic dry-roasted cashews, sunflower oil, a touch of sugar and lemon powder. The product has a shortbread cookie taste and creamy texture, according to the company, with 5 grams of plant-based protein per serving.
Ready-to-eat frozen acai bowls are launching from Sambazon in three varieties, including acai berry blend, acai strawberry banana blend, and acai, peanut butter, banana and protein blend. Packaged in 100% plant-fiber containers, the products are organic, vegan and fair trade.
SmartSweets is expanding its portfolio of reduced-sugar candy with the launch of Sourmelon Bites. Each serving has 100 calories and 3 grams of sugar. The product contains no sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners or added sugar and are gluten-free, plant-based and non-GMO, according to the company.
Meat snack maker Wenzel’s Farm is introducing the bacon cheddar snack stick, blending a smoky beef flavor with cheddar cheese and bacon. The product is described as a combination of two Midwestern favorites in “a better-for-you, protein-packed snack stick.”