Annie’s, Dave's Killer Bread, Skinnypop unveil innovation at natural and organic tradeshow.
Annie’s, a subsidiary of General Mills, is debuting a spate of new products, including organic toaster pastries in strawberry and brown sugar cinnamon varieties, and organic cinnamon cereal made with whole grains and chickpea flour.
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Pancake mix maker Birch Benders is set to debut the first-of-its-kind frozen paleo waffle as part of a new frozen waffle line. Additional varieties include homestyle, buttermilk and protein. Made in Belgium with simple ingredients and added functionality, the waffles feature a crispy exterior and fluffy interior, according to the company.
Other new products launching from Birch Benders include a blueberry pancake and waffle mix and a banana paleo pancake and waffle mix, which is sweetened with a touch of monk fruit.
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New from Epic Provisions, a subsidiary of General Mills, are Oven Baked Pork Rinds, made with pork skins raised without antibiotics. Available in chili lime and pink Himalayan and sea salt varieties, the products have 40% less fat than traditional fried pork rinds, with 70 calories per serving.
Epic’s Oven Baked Pork Rinds are part of the brand’s “nose to tail” commitment to create animal-based products that produce less waste.
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The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. is expanding its snacks portfolio with new items under the Garden of Eatin’, Sensible Portions and Terra brands. The company is unveiling two organic varieties of Sensible Portions Veggie Straws in sea salt and zesty ranch flavors. New Garden of Eatin’ Organic Corn Chips are available in sea salt yellow corn, sea salt blue corn and barbecue black bean yellow corn varieties. The latest additions to the Terra vegetable chip lineup include sweet chipotle and sweets medley.
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Purely Elizabeth is introducing a line of Grain-Free Superfood Bars and Single-Serve Vibrant Oats. The products are gluten-free, vegan and Non-GMO Project verified and are made with organic ingredients, ancient grains and superfoods.
The bars feature reishi mushroom, cashew butter, coconut oil, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, chia seeds, coconut sugar and coconut nectar. Flavors include coconut cashew, banana nut butter, peanut butter cinnamon and chocolate sea salt.
Inspired by the unicorn food trend, the Single-Serve Vibrant Oats combine a base of gluten-free oats, quinoa, amaranth, flax and chia with the vivid hues of naturally sourced colors, including turmeric, blue spirulina and pitaya. Flavors include raspberry, coconut and blueberry lemon.
“From the beginning, our goal at Purely Elizabeth has been to elevate familiar foods by combining nutrient-rich and superfood ingredients into delicious recipes,” said Elizabeth Stein, founder and chief executive officer of Purely Elizabeth. “These latest launches incorporate trend-forward ingredients in convenient, accessible products.”
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Quinn Snacks is expanding its lineup of gluten-free pretzels with the launch of maple oat twists and deli rye-style pretzel rods. The two varieties are made with Kansas-grown sorghum flour, a nutritious and naturally gluten-free ancient grain, according to the company.
As with all Quinn Snacks products, the new pretzels offer the brand’s Farm-to-Bag ingredient transparency promise. Each bag features a batch number that may be searched on the company’s web site that shares all of the ingredient details, including the farms where the ingredients were grown.
“Knowing where your food comes from is fundamental, and it’s about time snack companies open up,” said Kristy Lewis, founder and chief executive officer of Quinn Snacks.
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From Amplify Snack Brands, a subsidiary of the Hershey Co., comes SkinnyPop Puffs in cinnamon sugar and white cheddar flavors. The snack puffs are baked and made with the brand’s popcorn rather than rice, cornmeal or fillers, according to the company. SkinnyPop Puffs contain 130 calories per serving.
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Dave’s Killer Bread, a company owned by Flowers Foods, Inc., is expanding its breakfast offerings with the addition of Boomin’ Berry bagels, featuring cranberry, blueberry, blackberry and acai, with 11 grams of protein.
The introduction follows last year’s launch of three bagel varieties and a cinnamon raisin bread. All products are vegan, organic and Non-GMO Project verified.
“People love the sweetness and soft texture of berry bagels but don’t want the additives and preservatives that come along with so many of the other varieties,” said Cristina Watson, brand manager. “So we made a berry bagel for everyone, the DKB way – with clean, organic, whole grain ingredients.”
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Nutrition bar brand Bobo's is launching Toast'r, a toaster pastry featuring an oat crust and jam or nut butter filling. Gluten-free, vegan and non-G.M.O., varieties include blueberry lemon poppyseed, strawberry jam, chocolate almond butter and chocolate peanut butter.
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From Boulder Brands, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Foods, comes new frozen products featuring on-trend ingredients. Gardein Skillet Meals combine plant-based proteins with crisp vegetables, grains and pastas in flavorful sauces.
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Boulder Brands, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Foods, is introducing Evol frozen Modern Nutrition Bowls. The Balance bowl feature grilled chicken, red rice and vegetables in a basil pesto sauce. The Boost bowl features soba noodles and vegetables in a creamy cashew sauce. The Warrior bowl features seared beef, brown rice, edamame, carrots, broccoli and bell peppers in a miso ginger glaze. The Vitalize bowl features grilled chicken with grains and vegetables in a tangy Tahini and feta sauce.
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