The market is abuzz with coffee and creamer innovation.
The global coffee alliance between Nestle SA and Starbucks Corp. has produced two new retail pumpkin spice products.
Inspired by the Pumpkin Spice Latte made in Starbucks cafes, the new Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Non-Dairy Creamer is made with a blend of almond milk, oat milk, coconut oil and pea protein plus pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. The vegan creamer contains 30 calories, 5 grams of sugar and 1 gram of fat per 1-tablespoon serving and retails for $4.99 per 28-oz bottles.
The new Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Concentrate features cold-steeped 100% arabica coffee blend with hints of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. The medium-roast flavored coffee concentrate contains 15 calories per 2/4-cup, requires only the addition of water and retails for $9.99 per 32-oz bottle.
Super Coffee is launching a limited-edition fall line of maple pumpkin flavored ready-to-drink coffee, coffee pods and plant-based creamer. The products contain no added sugars, feature a blend of maple pumpkin, protein, antioxidants and MCT oil and are sweetened with monk fruit.
Made with Colombian coffee, Super Coffee’s ready-to-drink maple pumpkin offering contains 80 calories and provides 10 grams of protein and 200 mg of caffeine per 12-oz bottle.
Super Coffee maple pumpkin pods are enhanced with L-Theanine, contain 200 mg of caffeine per brew cup and come in boxes of 10.
Made with pea protein, the plant-based maple pumpkin Super Creamer is dairy-free and contains 5 calories and no sugar per serving.
Tony’s Coffee Brew Bags are new single-serve, nitrogen-flushed, ready-to-brew certified organic and fair trade coffee. The bags simply require steeping in hot water for 4 to 6 minutes. The tea bag-inspired offerings come in two blends: 50th Anniversary Blend, which is a citrusy light-medium roast, and Upland, a chocolatey medium roast.
Each box of Tony’s Coffee Brew Bags contains five single-serve, 15-gram bags that make an 8-oz cup of coffee. The bags are packaged in a compostable pouch and 100% recycled box.
“Customers increasingly want coffee that is both sustainable and convenient, without sacrificing flavor,” said David Yake, director of sales and sustainability at Tony’s Coffee. “While I love tinkering with different brewing gear, I also appreciate an easy, satisfying cup of coffee while camping or on a road trip. People will love the simplicity of our Brew Bags, plus they are eco-friendly.”
Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters is unveiling four limited-edition coffee flavors for fall.
The Sea Salt Toffee Crunch coffee combines toffee and hazelnut flavors.
The Pumpkin Caramel coffee offers a subtle pumpkin flavor with a caramel blend.
The Doe Eyes coffee combines Southern Pecan Cream and Highlander Grogg flavors with a taste of butterscotch and a hint of nuts.
The Rack Attack blends Berres Brother’s De-foginator and House Blend and features a mix of roasted beans from Nicaragua, Guatemala and Brazil. The coffee features notes of caramel and chocolate and is the company’s take on a Black and Tan.
“We wanted these flavors to encompass all the activities synonymous with fall — from hunting, to pumpkin carving, to getting cozy around a fireplace,” said Pete Berres, owner and founder of Berres Brothers.
Frankford Candy has partnered with Post Holdings, Inc. to turn Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereals into bite-size candies. Fruity Pebbles Bites are half-inch balls of white candy mixed with Fruity Pebbles cereal pieces. Cocoa Pebbles Bites are half-inch balls of cocoa-flavored milk chocolate mixed with Cocoa Pebbles cereal pieces.
Packaged in 10-oz boxes designed to resemble their respective cereal boxes, Pebbles Bites are available exclusively at Five Below stores nationwide.
“Consumers are looking for products that offer them a way to keep sweet treats on hand but in smaller sizes that allow them to indulge in moderation,” said Molly Jacobson, director of business development at Frankford Candy. “We developed our new Pebbles Bites to give fans another way to enjoy their favorite cereal in a bite-sized candy form that is ideal for a quick snack or treat.”
Ferrara, a related company of the Ferrero Group, is putting an autumn spin on a classic Keebler cookie with new limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Fudge Stripes cookies. Made with spiced cookies and a vanilla fudge drizzle, the treats contain 140 calories and 10 grams of sugar per two-cookie serving.
“We’re thrilled to welcome fall with the launch of Keebler Pumpkin Spice Fudge Stripes cookies and bring a favorite seasonal flavor to our Keebler Fudge Stripes cookie portfolio,” said Kristin Flood, senior brand manager of seasonal cookies at Ferrara. “The cookies have a wonderful pumpkin pie taste that says the fall season has arrived.”
CJ Foods’ Bibigo brand is introducing GOTCHU, a Korean hot sauce made with gochujang. The sauce features sundried, fermented chilis, hot pepper paste, vinegar tomato, salt, garlic puree, spices, molasses, red jalapeño puree and paprika. GOTCHU sauce comes in classic and extra spicy varieties.
“Bibigo is all about sharing authentic Korean flavors and making it easy for people to be able to enjoy them anytime,” said Soyoung Paik, chief marketing officer at CJ Foods. “Summer is a time we all covet, but sometimes it feels like it goes by too quickly. At Bibigo, we want consumers to enjoy every lasting moment of summer with their favorite food fare, which is why we feel it’s the perfect time to launch our signature GOTCHU Korean hot sauce. Whether you’re adding a dash to fried rice or veggies or serving up grilled chicken, GOTCHU makes it easy for people to incorporate the unique, Korean flavor they crave more often and more easily.”
Rowdy Energy is releasing two new energy drink flavors: blue raspberry and grape. Both flavors feature 160 mg of caffeine from green tea and nootropic L-Theanine.
The blue raspberry beverage is keto-friendly and contains 5 calories and no sugar.
The grape flavor contains 80 calories and 60% less sugar than traditional energy drinks, according to the company.