Slideshow: New products from Horizon, Clif, Boulder Canyon
by Maggie Young
Horizon rolls out new sandwich and graham cracker offerings
BROOMFIELD, COLO. — Horizon is offering new sandwich crackers and snack grahams. The cracker varieties are available in both organic and made with organic options. The organic option contains at least 95% certified organic ingredients, while the made with organic products contain at least 70% certified organic ingredients. The organic snack additions include cheddar crackers and peanut butter sandwich crackers. Products made with organic ingredients include original and cheddar crackers as well as honey, cinnamon, and chocolate snack grahams. All Horizon snacks are made without high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. The snack offerings are available in grocery stores nationwide.
Duff Goldman launches cake-in-a-jar
LOS ANGELES — Duff Goldman is introducing a cake-in-a-jar creation. The product includes layers of buttercream cake packed in mason jars. The cake varieties include vanilla topped with vanilla buttercream, chocolate with chocolate buttercream and chocolate chips, and marble with chocolate and vanilla buttercream. Customers also may mix and match flavors to their liking. "The concept of my Cake-In-A-Jar is simple — I took some of my most beloved cake flavors and packaged them into a jar. I knew there had to be an easier way to eat a delicious slice of cake if you are on the go,” said Duff Goldman, founder of Duff’s Cakemix. “The bakery is such an integral part of Duff’s Cakemix and I wanted to share some of my cake creations with customers nationwide.” Duff’s cake-in-a-jar is available to purchase in the Los Angeles bakery for $5 per 8-oz jar and $8 per 16-oz jar. The cake jars also may be shipped in packages of two, four, and six jars starting at $14.
Old Dutch Food releases Double Dutch Thick Ripple Appetizers
CALGARY, ALTA. — Old Dutch Foods is debuting Double Dutch Thick Ripple Appetizers potato chip variations, including bacon cheeseburger sliders, buffalo wing and blue cheese dip, calamari and tzatziki sauce, and onion. “Our chip experts saw a thicker ripple cut chip delivering double the crunch, a key attribute of Double Dutch Thick Ripple Appetizers potato chips,” said Alice Daszkowski, brand manager for Old Dutch Foods.
YoCrunch and Kellogg’s partner to create cereal bowl
NAUGATUCK, CONN. — YoCrunch, a business unit of Danone, and The Kellogg Co. are teaming up to produce the YoCrunch Cereal Bowl. The cereal bowl provides a serving of Kellogg’s cereal such as Frosted Flakes, with YoCrunch yogurt. “We are especially proud of this new partnership with Kellogg’s and this breakthrough offering for the yogurt aisle,” said Steve Platt, chief marketing officer for YoCrunch. “By creating an all-in-one food, we can drive usage occasions for both yogurt and cereal. This powerful brand partnership and unique new design will drive further growth for our customers by expanding both categories.” The YoCrunch Cereal Bowl is available nationwide in 4.7-oz containers.
Annie’s rolls out snack and mini meal kits
BERKELEY, CALIF. — Annie’s is set to debut a lineup of snack and mini meal kits. The kits contain no artificial flavors, synthetic colors, or preservatives. The snack kits are offered in three varieties: almond butter and crackers, hummus and crackers; and gluten-free. The mini meal kits include three varieties: white cheddar macaroni and cheese, real aged cheddar macaroni and cheese, and gluten-free rice pasta and cheddar. Each snack and meal kit offers 6 to 10 grams of protein, 3 to 6 grams of fiber, and one serving of fruit. The kits are available exclusively at Target for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per kit.
Clif Bar & Company debuts crafted bar
TORONTO — Clif Bar & Company is announcing the release of Clif MOJO fruit and nut and dark chocolate bar offerings. Bars are made with at least 70% organic ingredients and are gluten-free. In addition, the crafted bars have no trans fat, partially hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, or synthetic preservatives. The 200-calories-or-less bars include coconut almond peanut, dark chocolate almond sea salt, and dark chocolate cherry almond. The new MOJO bars are available at retailers across Canada for a suggested retail price of $1.99.
Cape Cod launches new cheese-flavored chips
HYANNIS, MASS. — Cape Cod Potato Chips is releasing new cheese snacks, including buffalo cheddar waffle cut and 40% less fat aged white cheddar and sour cream. All chips are gluten- and preservative-free and kettle-cooked in canola oil. Cape Cod chips are sold for a suggested retail price of $3.79 and are available at retailers nationwide.
Boulder Canyon announces new chip innovation
PHOENIX — Boulder Canyon Foods is stepping up the health profile of chips with ancient grains, a whole grain snack chip. Ancient grains chips include grains and seeds such as quinoa, chia, millet, brown teff, sorghum and amaranth. In addition, they are seasoned with red pepper, cumin and sea salt and cooked in sunflower and safflower oils. Ancient grains chips offer 10 whole grains and don’t contain genetically modified organisms, cholesterol, or trans fats. The new chip variety is offered in a sea salt flavor. “Quinoa is on-trend these days, but truthfully it has been celebrated for centuries for its nutritional benefits,” said Steve Sklar, senior vice-president/general manager for Inventure Foods, Inc. “When formulating the recipe for Ancient Grains, we sought out ingredients that, when combined, offered a rare combination of taste and nutritional value. We believe snack food fans will rave about this new snack experience.” The chips are available in grocery stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49-$3.99 per 5.5-oz. bag.
Mary’s Gone Crackers introduces Everything Pretzels
GRIDLEY, CALIF. — Mary’s Gone Crackers is announcing the release of Everything Pretzels. The pretzels contain brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet, flax, sesame, poppy seeds and chia as well as flavors such as onion, garlic, sea salt and herbs. In addition, the pretzels are organic, gluten free, non-G.M.O., soy free and vegan. Everything Pretzels join other flavors, including sea salt, chipotle tomato and curry. The new pretzel variety is sold nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99 per 7.5-oz bag.
Purely Elizabeth debuts ancient grain granola at Target
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Purely Elizabeth is announcing that ancient grain granola will now be available at Target stores nationwide. Purely Elizabeth’s granola is available in original, pumpkin fig and cranberry pecan. The granola is baked by hands in small batches with certified, organic, gluten-free oats and ancient grains and seeds, including Salba chia seeds, puffed amaranth, hemp seeds and quinoa flakes. In addition the granola is made with organic coconut sugar and organic virgin coconut oil.