Popular flavor combinations coming in untraditional styles.
Through a collaboration with Revive Superfoods, Jamba launched smoothie kits, which are available for purchase through direct-to-consumer outlets.
The ready-to-blend pre-packaged smoothies are available in two flavors: tropical strawberry and apple matcha. To make the smoothie, consumers must add a liquid of choice, then blend.
PepsiCo, Inc. debuted a s’mores-inspired collection of cola beverages. The s’mores-themed collection features three flavors: toasty marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate. The beverages are packaged into individual 7.5-oz cans, to easily mix and match to create the perfect s’more, according to the company.
Chef Camilla Marcus’ plant-based pantry brand West-Bourne released its gluten-free baking set, which includes baking mixes for pancakes and waffles, muffins and pie crusts.
West-Bourne’s baking mixes are all plant-based and gluten-free, and are made with regeneratively farmed buckwheat and oat, according to the company.
The House Pancake and Waffle Mix is formulated with a blend of buckwheat flour and earthy oats, an alternative to whole grain wheat. The company is introducing its muffin mix, formulated with buckwheat, earthy oats, cassava and chia seeds, as well as its pie crust mix, which is also gluten-free and formulated from a blend of sorghum, oats and quinoa.
White Castle launched Castle Bites, a bite-size version of its sliders. The Castle Bites may be found in the freezer aisle and are made with beef and onions, all wrapped in a crust.
Healthy frozen food brand The Real Good Food Co. added a line of Asian-inspired entrees. The new entrees added include orange chicken, General Tso’s chicken and sweet and sour chicken.
The lightly breaded chicken uses ingredients like chickpea flour and egg whites and contains 25 grams of protein per serving.
RIND Snacks debuted Dark Cocoa Sea Salt Coconut Crisps, made with just four ingredients.
The crisps are made from dried coconut, coconut sugar, dark cocoa powder and sea salt.
“Our new Dark Cocoa Sea Salt Coconut Crisps embody all the qualities consumers crave in a snack: sweet, salty, simple and sustainable,” said Matt Weiss, founder and chief executive officer at RIND. “It represents our first foray into clean and wholesome seasonings and it’s the first in our line of single-serve snack bags, making RIND an even more convenient and ‘a-peel-ing’ option for on-the-go snacking.”
Quick-service chicken restaurant Zaxby’s has partnered with Alabama-based popsicle brand Frios to launch sauce-flavored popsicles.
The ‘Saucesicles’ are available in Zaxby’s signature Zax Sauce and Tongue Torch varieties. The Zax Sauce is sweet and tangy, flavored with spices, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce, while the Tongue Torch is flavored with tomato, as well as garlic, paprika, turmeric and lime.
“Saucesicles were created for our most loyal fans that can’t get enough of our signature sauces,” said Patrick Schwing, chief marketing and strategy officer at Zaxby’s. “The collaboration with Frios is built on flavor, bringing together two iconic Southern brands.”
NaFrosting is launching coffee frosting, a dairy-free and gluten-free alternative to cream and sugar.
The coffee frosting is formulated with a blend of raw honey, organic coconut oil and organic cacao.
Meat-alternative company Jack & Annie’s is launching three frozen products made from jackfruit.
The new products being added to the company’s portfolio include Crispy Jack Patties, Buffalo Jack Patties and Crispy Gluten-Free Jack Tenders.
“Our fans continue to ask for more chicken options, and we’re excited to meet their needs with these three new additions,” said Annie Ryu, chief executive officer and founder of Jack & Annie’s. “By using jackfruit as our No. 1 ingredient, we’re able to make foods that not only satisfy like meat, but that also are a good source of fiber and protein, lower in fat and calories than meat products, and simpler and less processed compared to other meat alternatives.”
Cold-crafted hummus brand Ithaca Hummus launched Ithaca Squeeze, hummus that comes in a squeezable pouch.
The hummus is available in three varieties: plain, beet and red pepper, which come in 3-oz pouches which contain five grams of fiber and 7 to 8 grams of plant protein.
“As a parent myself, I know the challenge of providing kids with nutritious foods they’ll actually want to eat,” said Chris Kirby, founder and chief executive officer of Ithaca Hummus. “We found that 1 in 4 parents are concerned their kids aren’t getting enough protein, so we took this notion head on when creating Ithaca Squeeze, while also prioritizing the bold, delicious flavor Ithaca is known for.”
Utz Brands, Inc.’s better-for-you potato chip brand Boulder Canyon launched Boulder Canyon Boulder Batch Yellowbird Habanero kettle-style potato chips in partnership with Yellowbird Foods.
“We’re very excited to work with Boulder Canyon; it’s a great fit,” said Erin Link, co-founder and creative director for Yellowbird. “Our sauces are made from simple ingredients but have complex flavors and varying heat levels. This habanero kettle chip combination is packed with flavor and offers a fiery, feel-good sensation we know spicy-food lovers will appreciate.”
PepsiCo Inc.'s Tostitos brand debuted two seasonal products: Tostitos Cheesy Enchilada Dip and Tostitos Toppers.
Made to be the perfect tailgate snack, the cheesy enchilada dip has a zesty flavor that can be eaten on its own or over a plate of nachos, according to the company. The Tostitos Toppers are available in three flavors, including fiesta ranch, avaocado lime and fire roasted red chili pepper.
Functional beverage company Recess is expanding its magnesium-infused Mood collection with three new flavors.
The added flavors include rasperry lemon, lime citrus and grapefruit tangerine. They are available in an 8-pack for a suggested retail price of $28.99.
Sweet holiday treats are back on shelves.
With October over, holiday-inspired items are officially making their return to menus.