Seasonal launches feature citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
Utz Brands, Inc. is launching a pair of limited-time-only potato chip offerings. The company partnered with Grillo’s Pickles to develop classic dill pickle flavored potato chips.
“I would eat Utz potato chips and a Grillo’s spear while selling pickles out of our pickle cart in Boston; so having two of the best snacks available collaborate, is a dream come true,” said Eddie Andre, director of brand experience for Grillo’s Pickles. “The thing about Grillo’s and Utz is that you can't just have one — they’re way too good. I know when Grillo’s fans and pickle lovers alike try this potato chip, they’re going to go wild for it, and I have no doubt Utz fans will, too.”
New Utz rippled potato chips feature the brand’s cheddar cheese balls seasoning.
“We’re excited to partner with Grillo’s while also leveraging our own Utz Cheese Balls in a unique and different way,” said Mark Schreiber, executive vice president of sales and chief customer officer of Utz Brands. “Both of these new items are crispy, crunchy and delicious.”
Morinaga America, Inc. is introducing HI-CHEW Infrusions Orchard Mix, chewy candies infused with “pockets of flavor.” Offerings include blood orange, peach and strawberry.
“While staying true to our fruit-forward affinity and adding in the bursts of flavor, Infrusions provides the perfect blend of chewiness and juiciness we’ve been aiming to achieve through our continued innovation," said Teruhiro Kawabe, president and chief executive officer of Morinaga America.
Food tech startup Tomorrow Farms has partnered with Perfect Day to introduce Bored Cow, a brand of animal-free dairy milk. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate and strawberry with a fourth launching this summer. Perfect Day uses precision fermentation to produce dairy ingredients without animals.
“We started Tomorrow Farms with a belief that there’s a better way to make our favorite foods,” said Ben Berman, chief executive officer of Tomorrow Farms. “That’s why we’re so happy to be partnering with Perfect Day to bring animal-free dairy milk right to consumers in their homes. We believe the Bored Cow brand will be synonymous with this exciting new category, offering an alternative to cow’s milk and plant-based milks that doesn’t compromise on taste, nutrition, texture and, most importantly, the future of our planet.”
GoMacro, a brand of organic, plant-based nutrition bars, is introducing a salted caramel and chocolate chip protein bar and a cinnamon roll children’s snack bar. The products, which are gluten-free and soy-free, vegan and kosher, were inspired by recipes from the kitchen of the brand’s mother-daughter founders, according to the company.
“We’re always listening to our customers and creating new products that fit their needs,” said Jola Sonkin, co-founder and chief executive officer of GoMacro. “These delicious new flavors are made with the wholesome ingredients and certifications GoMacro customers have come to trust. They’re the perfect treat for MacroBar fans of all ages.”
Icelandic skyr yogurt brand siggi’s is bringing back a popular flavor, orange ginger, for a limited time. The strained nonfat yogurt has 15 grams of protein per serving.
McCormick & Co. has partnered with actor and vegan foodie Tabitha Brown to launch a salt-free, Caribbean-inspired seasoning blend. McCormick Sunshine Seasoning by Tabitha Brown includes Caribbean spices and herbs, allspice, thyme, turmeric, cayenne pepper, mango and pineapple.
“Cooking with sunshine is about bringing joy and love to the dishes you make for you and your loved ones,” Ms. Brown said. “I am so excited to bring positive energy to even more homes with the second release of the McCormick Sunshine Seasoning by Tabitha Brown. It’s the perfect addition to any summertime dish, whether you are a vegan or non-vegan, because that’s your business.”
Uglies Kettle Chips, a brand owned by Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Inc., is introducing Uglies Sweets. The product is made using imperfect sweet potatoes that are kettle cooked in small batches and lightly salted.
Functional beverage brand Poppi is introducing a new summertime flavor, cherry limeade, created in response to a survey of its consumers. The carbonated soft drink is formulated with raw, unfiltered apple cider and fruit juice to promote digestion, immunity and other health benefits.
The Real Good Food Co. is debuting crispy chicken shell tacos at Walmart stores nationwide. The tacos are gluten-free, grain-free and made with chicken and cheese. Varieties include seasoned beef with cheddar, pulled chicken with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and shredded chicken with Cacique Oaxaca and cotija cheeses topped with Cacique avocado tomatillo salsa.
“These tacos are the result of our collaboration with Walmart where we challenged ourselves to create an item that is craveable and new to the world,” said Bryan Freeman, executive chairman of The Real Good Food Co. “A grain-free, low-carb chicken shell taco was not an easy product design, and I am proud of our talented, dedicated team that worked hard to make this possible. Unlike other food options on shelves today that are made with processed grains and loaded with carbohydrates, our nutritious tacos have a limited amount of carbs and are loaded with protein. Through our expansion with Walmart, we are able to make nutritious food more accessible throughout the US, and in turn, improve the lives of Walmart Shoppers looking for healthier options in the frozen food aisle.”
Deux, a brand of enhanced, plant-based, gluten-free cookie dough, is adding a cinnamon roll-flavored cookie dough to its lineup. The new offering has a sweet cinnamon swirl and white chocolate chips that become icing when baked. The product is formulated with almond butter and oat flour, and enhanced with vitamin B12 to deliver an energy and metabolism boost, according to the company.
Low-sugar beverage brand Swoon has collaborated with Chamberlain Coffee to create a ready-to-drink matcha lemonade made with organic monk fruit and ceremonial-grade organic matcha.
Limited-time offerings launching from Waterloo Sparkling Water include a new passion fruit flavor and a returning summer berry flavor. All Waterloo sparkling waters are free of calories, sugar and sweeteners.
“An island vacation with relaxing, tropical vibes was our inspiration,” Adam Price, senior vice president of operations and flavor development lead, said of the passion fruit formulation. “Over the course of 10 months, we meticulously crafted our flavor, full of fresh-ripe, true-to-fruit and zingy-tart notes. Once we dialed in the earthy notes, we arrived at a bright, layered and complex tropical flavor with a fruity aroma — perfectly balanced and refreshing to drink wherever you are.”
Sunwink is debuting its digestion lemon sparkling tonic, developed with clinical herbalists. The beverage is formulated with dandelion, lemon balm and chicory and contains no artificial sweeteners.
“Everyday health for all has always been a pillar of Sunwink’s mission,” said Eliza Ganesh, chief executive officer and co-founder of Sunwink. “Nearly 70% of the immune system is found in the gut, and 73% of women experience regular digestive issues. The importance of gut health is more crucial than ever. We crafted this new functional tonic to aid in restoring the gut to help people feel balanced in a tasty way.”
Conagra Brands, Inc. and General Mills, Inc. have teamed up to create Swiss Miss Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnamilk hot drink mix. The product features the cereal brand’s signature cinnamon sugar flavor and marshmallows.
“We know the Cinnamilk left at the bottom of a cereal bowl is one of our fans’ favorite parts about the product,” said Astrid Perez Martin, senior brand manager for Cinnamon Toast Crunch at General Mills. “This is why we’re delighted to partner with Swiss Miss to create a delicious new beverage that gives our fans a unique way to experience the unmistakable Cinnadust flavored milk during new parts of their day.”
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced the return of Mtn Dew Typhoon, a tropical punch-flavored soft drink that has not been available in over a decade, according to the company. The beverage will be sold online at store.mountaindew.com for a limited time.
Dole Packaged Foods released Dole Boosted Blends Berry Spark, a functional fruit smoothie blending berries, banana, acai and flax with no added sugar.
Recent menu additions focus on relaunches of fan favorites.
Seasonal launches lean into sweet and spiced flavors.