Summer snacks are light and salty.
Female-founded hard kombucha brand Luna Bay Booch released its Adventure Booch pack, which features its three regionally distributed flavors into one pack.
The flavors include grapefruit jalapeño, which is inspired by the southwest, watermelon sea salt, which is inspired by the coast, and huckleberry basil, which is inspired by the mountains.
Luna Bay’s kombucha featured probiotics, and is vegan, low-sugar, gluten-free, plant-based and is fermented to 6% ABV.
Utz Brands, Inc. introduced a limited-edition line of potato chips in partnership with Mike’s Hot Honey. The chips feature a “sweet, salty crunch that finishes with a kick of heat,” according to the company.
Planters, a brand of Hormel Foods Corp., released three new takes on its classic nuts. The additions include cinnamon brown sugar cashews, dill pickle cashews and rosemary and sea salt cashews.
The Kraft Heinz Co. is bringing IHOP-branded coffee to grocery store shelves nationwide. Made with 100% premium arabica beans, the coffee collaboration comes in three roasts: signature blend, Buttery Syrup, and pancake-flavored Chocolate Chocolate Chip. All three roasts are sold in K-Cup pods and bagged grounds formats that are expected to retail at $7.99.
“Given Kraft Heinz's heritage with iconic coffee brands, we’re thrilled to leverage our longstanding category experience to create a premium coffee product available in bags and K-Cup pods,” said Kaitlin Roe, director of marketing at Kraft Heinz. “This partnership allows us to combine our scale and capabilities with the power of a fan favorite brand like IHOP to reach new consumers in the market.”
Ready-to-eat popcorn brand Popcornopolis expanded its portfolio with its new “Nearly Naked” collection.
In updated packaging, the line features three flavors: perfectly salted, white cheddar and jalapeño lime.
Mondelēz International, Inc.’s Sour Patch Kids brand launched a line inspired by lemonade for the summer season.
The Lemonade Fest pack features four flavors, including lemonade, strawberry lemonade, blue raspberry lemonade and cherry lime lemonade.
“With Lemonade Fest, we’ve created a fun and refreshing candy that perfectly captures the ultimate essence of sour-then-sweet, in a way that only Sour Patch Kids can,” said Grace Howard, brand manager, innovation, Mondelez International. “We know our Gen Z fans will love the bright, lemonade-inspired flavors.”
Perfect Snacks launched its Perfect Bar Layers, which are available in a crispy peanut butter and berry layers variety and a crispy peanut butter and chocolate layers variety.
Jellybean brand Jelly Belly added a boba milk tea-inspired collection. The collection features flavors like mango milk tea, taro milk tea, matcha milk tea, strawberry milk team and Thai milk tea.
The 2023 show saw indulgent treats expand in snacking occasions.
Sauces, dressings and seasonings land on shelves.