No gluten is proving to be no problem as companies turn to functional formulations.
Vegan and gluten-free cookie dough brand Deux debuted its seasonal pumpkin spice flavor.
Made with flavors like pumpkin, maple syrup and chocolate chunks, the gluten-free dough is formulated with functional ingredients, including reishi and ginseng for a mood boost, according to the company. The cookie dough may either be eaten straight from the jar or baked in the oven for pumpkin spice cookies.
Trupo Treats launched its vegan and gluten-free Mylk Chocolate wafer bars, a better-for-you chocolate bar alternative, according to the company.
Available in three varieties including chocolate, chocolate hazelnut and chocolate peanut butter, the gluten-free and vegan bars are also Rainforest Alliance Certified, Non-GMO Project verified and OU kosher.
Plant-based food manufacturer Daiya Foods is adding frozen flatbread pizzas to its product line of non-dairy cheeses and desserts.
The allergen-friendly flatbreads are available in three flavors, including mushroom, caramelized onion and fig; meatless Italian sausage style crumbles; roasted pepper and kale; and tomato, sunflower seed pesto and arugula.
Each flatbread comes on a gluten-free crust topped with Daiya’s dairy-free Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds. Daiya’s flatbread pizzas are now available at retailers in the United States and Canada, including Stop & Shop, Giant, Price Chopper and Whole Foods.
Biena Snacks has unveiled Tasty Thins, a line of crisps formulated with chickpeas, carrots, sweet potatoes and peas. Flavors include Hawaiian barbecue, Tuscan herb and sea salt.
Plant-based cookie brand Love + Chew has partnered with upcycled food company Renewal Mill to launch a new peanut butter chip cookie.
Renewal Mill converts the leftover pulp from plant milk production into nutritious, gluten-free flours. The cookie is baked with Renewal Mill’s upcycled oat milk flour. Additional ingredients include peanut butter, chickpea flour and almond flour. A serving has 10 grams of fiber and 10 grams of plant protein.
Canyon Bakehouse LLC, a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, Inc., has introduced gluten-free Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. The frozen rolls are formulated with whole grains and are free from gluten, dairy, nuts, sesame and soy.
Each roll has 2 grams of protein and no trans or saturated fats. Canyon Bakehouse describes the rolls as “slightly sweet with a soft, pillowy texture.”
Female-founded startup Lupii launched a line of boxed pasta, featuring lupini beans.
Pasta shapes include elbow, penne and rotini. The recipes include sweet lupini flour, chickpea flour and tapioca. A serving has 17 grams of net carbohydrates, 14 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber, while chickpea pasta has 27 grams of net carbohydrates, 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving.
King Arthur Baking Co. has launched a collection of keto-friendly baking mixes as well as a gluten-free pizza dough flour.
The keto mixes, which are made using non-GMO certified ingredients, are available in a yellow cake mix, chocolate cake mix, all-purpose muffin mix and pizza crust mix. Each mix has 2 grams or less of net carbs per serving and no added sugar.
A clean label food company founded in India is making its debut in the United States. Better-for-you crackers, cookies and biscotti from The Greater Goods Snacking Co. are available direct-to-consumer and are set to launch on Amazon and in select retailers.
Greater Goods will introduce three product lines, all featuring almond flour-based, grain-free and vegan ingredients. Its cracker line will be available in tangy tomato and basil, caramelized onion and sea salt varieties, while its cookie line includes cinnamon snickerdoodle, chocolate chip and chai spice flavors. The cookies and crackers will be available for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
Nightfood Holdings, Inc., a company focused on developing pre-bedtime snacks, launched a sleep-friendly cookie line in July. The first flavor to debut was Prime-Time chocolate chip. Other flavors to be added later include cherry, oat and snickerdoodle flavors.
The cookie line is gluten-free and nut-free, made with an oat flour base because of oats’ natural richness in melatonin, according to the company. To achieve a lower glycemic index, the cookies are sweetened with date syrup and contain 40% less sugar, 40% less fat and 20% fewer calories than other cookie brands.
Maker of “good mood superfood” snack bars Mindright is launching a line of nootropic-infused popped chips. The snacks feature the brand’s signature brain-boosting formula and are available in chili lime, cinnamon churro and turmeric ranch varieties.
The chips deliver a crunchy, crispy texture and are grain-free, gluten-free and low in sugar. They are vegan friendly and made without preservatives, artificial colors, dyes or flavorings.
The Real Good Food Co. Inc., a health- and wellness-focused frozen food company, debuted Real Good Crispy Tots. Available in select Walmart stores and online, the frozen tots offer a high-protein and low-carb take on a classic comfort food, according to the company.
Recent menu additions focus on relaunches of fan favorites.
Seasonal launches lean into sweet and spiced flavors.