Food manufacturers are innovating with chocolate in new product launches.
Hostess Brands is pairing peanut butter and chocolate in its new Hostess Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies. The snack cakes consist of chocolate cake filled with peanut butter crème filling.
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Bimbo Bakeries USA is adding to its Thomas’ Swirl Bread line with the limited-edition launch of a Blueberry Pancake variety. The bread will be available through September at a suggested retail price of $3.99.
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Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.’s Snack Factory brand is debuting Dessert Thins, a new line of lightly textured, airy biscuits in dessert flavors. Made with non-G.M.O. ingredients, Dessert Thins contain 120 calories per serving and are free from trans-fat, cholesterol, artificial colors and artificial flavors. The snacks are available in brownie, chocolate chip and lemon tart varieties.
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Schwan’s Co.’s Edwards desserts brand is introducing S’mores Crème Pie, available in multi-serve and two-pack slices. The pie features a vanilla cookie crumble crust, a layer of Hershey’s chocolate crème filling and graham-style cookie pieces and a topping of toasted marshmallow-flavored meringue and a chocolate drizzle.
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Amplify Snack Brands is expanding its SkinnyPop Popcorn line with two new ready-to-eat popcorn flavors made with cheese. New Aged White Cheddar and Pepper Jack popcorn are non-G.M.O., gluten-free, kosher and contain no artificial ingredients or flavors.
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The Little Kernel is launching new S’mores mini popcorn. Made with mini marshmallows, the popcorn offers a toasty, chocolate and marshmallow taste, the company said. S’more mini popcorn is popped with 100% pure olive oil and is gluten-free, Non GMO Project verified, dairy-free, kosher and certified whole grain.
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Farmwise, L.L.C. is introducing Cauliflower, White Bean & Onion Veggie Rings as a better-for-you alternative to traditional onion rings. Providing two servings of vegetables for every 10 rings, the Veggie Rings are made with a blend of cauliflower, navy beans and onions coated with a gluten-free breading. The rings are vegan, non-G.M.O. and free of the top eight allergens.
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