New products emphasize balancing taste and nutrition.
Nutritional Growth Solutions, Ltd. launched Healthy Heights KidzProtein and KidzProtein Vegan shakes.
The nutritional shakes come in dairy and plant-based formulations. The KidzProtein is available in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry varieties, and the KidzProtein Vegan is available in chocolate and vanilla.
KidzProtein and KidzProtein Vegan provide 10 grams of protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. They contain a blend of micro and macro-nutrients which are said to support childhood growth and development, according to the company.
Snack company Eat the Change debuted Cosmic Carrot Chews, its first-to-market children’s vegetable snack.
The vegetable-based snack will be available in three varieties: sour cherry berry, orange mango and apple cinnamon. Made with four ingredients, the product will feature carrots and fruit juice. Each pouch will contain 60 calories and one serving of carrots.
The Cosmic Carrot Chews are available nationwide through stores including Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic, MOM’s Organic Market, Erewhon and Hy-Vee. They are also available direct-to-consumer through eatthechange.com and carry a suggested retail price of $4.49 for one package.
Sprout Organics has partnered with popular children’s show “CoComelon” to release a line of organic snacks for both babies and toddlers.
The products will include baby food pouches for children ages 6 months and up and will be available in two flavors. The first flavor will be called yes, yes veggies and features organic peas, pears, apples, bananas, green beans, kiwi and broccoli; the second flavor will be apple oatmeal raisin with cinnamon.
Other products from the collaboration are Pumpkin Butter and Jelly Wafflez, Broccoli Curlz and White Cheddar Curlz.
The Sprout Organics and CoComelon products will be available at Walmart in April. They also will be available direct-to-consumer on the Sprout Organics website and on Amazon for suggested retail prices ranging from $1.99 to $4.29.
Featuring fruit blended with non-fat yogurt, Outshine’s smoothie pouches are available in blueberry pear, peach raspberry, strawberry coconut and pear vanilla varieties. They come in grab-and-go pouches and contain less than 10 grams of total sugar, no added sugar, no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and non-GMO ingredients.
Outshine fruit and yogurt smoothie pouches are in the applesauce section of retailers — including Food Lion, select Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, King Soopers, Smith’s, QFC, Mariano’s, Roundy’s, Dillons, Fry’s, Fred Meyer, and Ralphs and select Safeway Albertsons — for a suggested retail price of $4.49. They also are available online through Amazon.
General Mills launched Big G instant oatmeal varieties in the flavors of Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Trix and Cocoa Puffs.
Each oatmeal comes with a topping: marshmallows for Lucky Charms, “cinnadust” topping for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a multi-colored crunchy topping for Trix and a chocolate-flavored crunchy topping for Cocoa Puffs.
Children’s snack brand Bitsy’s is introducing Bitsy’s Swish, a line of hydration and immunity drink mixes.
The products are sweetened with organic stevia and monk fruit and are fortified with vitamin C, zinc and electrolytes. Flavors include blue raspberry, pink lemonade, fruit punch and cotton candy.
Bitsy’s Swish is available for $4.98 per six-count box at more than 3,500 Walmart stores nationwide.
Nature’s Path subsidiary Envirokidz is debuting Rhino Rolls, an organic gluten-free cereal.
The tiny new bun-shaped cereal is made with whole oat and rice flour, sweetened with organic cane sugar and dusted with cinnamon and vanilla.
Created for on-the-go snacking, Pebbles Shake Ups! combine several Post cereals and come in two varieties. Cocoa Explosion is a mix of cocoa Pebbles, chocolate Honeycomb cereal and marshmallow bits that contains 100 calories and 13 grams of total sugars per serving. Sweet & Salty is a mashup of birthday cake Pebbles, Waffle Crisp cereal and salted pretzel bits that contains 110 calories and 9 grams of total sugars per serving.
Also launching from Post is Marshmallow Cocoa Pebbles, which adds cocoa marshmallows to the chocolatey crispy rice cereal. The new breakfast offering contains 160 calories and 170 grams of total sugars per serving.
Little Spoon debuted its Babyblend Transition Meals, which are textured, chunky meals with whole pieces of food for children making the transition to finger foods.
Recipes for the transition meals include flavors such as barley vegetable minestrone and ancient grain banana cream pie.
Beech-Nut introduced Mini Waffles with Hidden Veggies for children 12 months and older.
The mini waffle snack come in a crisp form and are made with vegetables in every bite, according to the company. They are available in two varieties: butternut berry and pumpkin, apple and cinnamon.
Recent menu additions focus on relaunches of fan favorites.
Seasonal launches lean into sweet and spiced flavors.