Brands highlight organic ingredients in recent launches.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is bringing back its Entenmann’s Little Bites S’mores muffins for a limited time. The muffins are made with graham flour and milk chocolate.
“We are thrilled to bring back Little Bites S’mores muffins as a campfire staple for snacking on-the-go, so make sure to grab them while supplies last,” said Moira Flood, senior brand manager for Little Bites Snacks.
Siete Family Foods, a maker of Mexican-American snacks and pantry staples, has added canned refried beans. The products are vegan and include organic pinto or black beans, avocado oil, sea salt, organic paprika and organic onion powder.
“As a better-for-you Mexican-American food brand, we strive to bring delicious heritage-inspired products to the grocery shelves,” said Miguel Garza, co-founder and chief executive officer. “We are excited to introduce a staple product such as beans with better ingredients and amazing flavor. Mexican-American food staples will continue to be an area of focus for the business as we look to bring simple, real, and better-for-you food ingredients to products and categories where we feel we have an opportunity to serve our customers.”
Ruby, a brand of organic hibiscus beverages, is launching a collection of canned sparkling waters featuring ethically sourced flowers and no artificial additives or added sweeteners. Flavors include hibiscus unsweetened, hibiscus blood orange and hibiscus concord grape.
“Sparkling Ruby has one of the cleanest labels in the soda and sparkling industry, using only organic hibiscus and organic fruit juices,” said Noah Wunsch, founder of Ruby. “No artificial additives, acidifiers or sweeteners. It’s a thirst-quenching bubbly beverage that counteracts tart with effervescence to create delightful flavor.”
Frozen food company Veggies Made Great is introducing stuffed cauliflower bites in four flavors, including margherita, spinach and ricotta, roasted vegetable and four-cheese blend, and mushroom and onion with Swiss cheese. The appetizers are gluten-free, high in protein and low in calories, according to the company.
Candy maker Perfetti Van Melle has partnered with Bulla Dairy Foods to develop a frozen novelty inspired by the Chupa Chups lollipop brand. The sundae cone contains strawberry and vanilla ice cream with a strawberry sauce swirl and crushed candy.
Nestle has teamed with Kellogg Co. to launch Carnation Breakfast Essentials Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats flavored nutritional drink. Each serving has 10 grams of protein and key nutrients for immune support, including vitamins C and D, according to the company.
Sanpellegrino, the Italian sparkling drinks brand, has reformulated its lineup. Each beverage is made with seven ingredients and no artificial colors or sweeteners. New packaging accompanies the refreshed recipes.
“We have refreshed the Sanpellegrino Italian Sparkling Drinks portfolio to a deliver premium beverage option for consumers made with ingredients from natural origins,” said Thomas Conquet, marketing director for S.Pellegrino. “Still offering the iconic taste from Mediterranean citrus fruits, the simplified formula and modernized packaging design ensure this line of sparkling drinks is cohesive with our other stylish and sleek products in the S.Pellegrino family.”
Bolthouse Farms is launching new, reformulated yogurt-based dressings with a “richer, creamier flavor” and “cleaner ingredients,” according to the company.
“Bolthouse Farms believes in the power of delicious, healthier eating,” said Amy Shoemaker, marketing director at Bolthouse Farms. “Our newly reformulated, creamy dressings include more buttermilk, ranch flavor and blue cheese crumbles, as well as thicker pourability. With cleaner ingredients and a yogurt base for fewer calories, the reformulated dressings allow our consumers to lead a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing the joy of yummy meals.”
Snow Days, the brand of organic, grain-free pizza bites, is launching limited-edition taco pizza bites, inspired by Taco Bell’s cult-favorite Mexican pizza offering. The frozen appetizer features cheese, sausage, beans and taco sauce. The brand’s crust is formulated with cassava flour.
Recent menu additions focus on relaunches of fan favorites.
Seasonal launches lean into sweet and spiced flavors.