Consumers are staying interested in snacks that advertise clean labels, organic ingredients and high nutritional content.
Alter Eco Foods, maker of organic chocolate products, is launching no-added-sugar organic granola featuring ingredients that support regenerative agriculture. Varieties include dark chocolate, cashew butter and cinnamon raisin.
The products are made with regeneratively-farmed oats, coconut oil, date powder and monk fruit. The packaging is made from post-consumer recycled plastic.
Schmidt Baking Co., a division of H&S Bakery, has expanded its 647 brand with the launch of 647 plain bagels.
The company’s tagline for the new bagels is “Same great taste as traditional bagels, but better for you.” Available in 6-count bags, the bagels contain 160 calories, 8 grams of protein, 1 gram of total fat, 3 grams of sugar and 20 grams of fiber per serving.
Kellogg Co. has introduced three new flavor mashups within its Nutri-Grain brand, including two new fruit and vegetable breakfast bars and soft-baked chocolate banana "Bites" geared toward children.
Available in strawberry and squash and apple and carrot varieties, the new breakfast bars are made with fruits and vegetable flavors and have 8 grams of whole grains.
Egglife Foods, Inc., maker of tortilla-style wraps based on egg whites, is introducing its first sweet flavor. Egglife Sweet Cinnamon Egg White Wraps contain no sugar with 1 gram of carbohydrates and 5 grams of protein.
The grain-free, dairy-free wraps are sweetened with monk fruit and join a lineup of savory options that include original, Southwest style, Italian style, everything bagel and rye style.
Kellogg Co. has added to its Special K portfolio with the launch of a brown sugar cinnamon variety, which provides 100% of the daily value of 10 vitamins and minerals: zinc, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin E, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin and folate. The cereal also contains 16 grams of whole grain per serving. By comparison, regular Special K cereal generally contains about 10% to 20% of the daily value of the same 10 vitamins and minerals.
Once Again Nut Butter is entering the snack category with the introduction of certified organic and gluten-free graham cracker sandwiches.
Available in peanut butter and seed butter varieties, the on-the-go, single-serve snacks are made with a blend of organic sorghum flour, organic oat flour and organic cassava flour. The sandwiches utilize Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil to stabilize the spreads and are made with sustainably sourced cane sugar, according to the company.
Opopop is expanding its line with Peel + Pour Popcorn Cups, after debuting last year with the launch of Flavor Wrapped Popcorn Kernels. The new reusable silicone microwave popping bowl contains 40 grams of popcorn and is available in four flavors: salty caramel, Like Buddahh, vanilla vanilla and lightly salted.
Mary’s Gone Crackers, a subsidiary of Kameda, USA, Inc., is expanding to include sweet snacks with the launch of Mary’s Gone Kookies — graham-style snacking cookies. The “Kookies” will be available later this quarter in honey, chocolate and cinnamon flavors.
Like other Mary’s Gone Crackers products, the Kookies are organic, gluten-free and made using non-GMO ingredients.
Kellogg Co. subsidiary Bear Naked, a granola brand that specializes in Non-GMO Project verified products, launched its new line of Crunchy Bites Feb. 1. The Crunchy Bites come in honey oat and chocolate chip flavors and are available in 6.2-oz bags. The Crunchy Bites contain fair trade chocolate chips, clean label ingredients and 3 grams of plant-based proteins per serving.
Good Source Foods is expanding its snacks line with the addition of a proprietary blend of ancient grains and high cocoa mass chocolate infused with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The new line includes three non-GMO, gluten-free and fair trade flavors: Quinoa Crunch, Hemp Hearts and Simply Seeds.
cocojune is launching a new line of plant-based overnight oats in four flavors: vanilla bean, mixed berry, dark chocolate and banana cinnamon. The new product features steel cut oats, probiotics and the company’s dairy-free yogurt.
Each serving contains about 180 calories in a 5.3-oz serving with no refined sugars, and will be gluten-free, kosher and vegan.
Nature’s Path subsidiary Envirokidz is debuting Rhino Rolls, an organic gluten-free cereal that features the endangered White Rhino. The new tiny bun-shaped cereal is made with whole oat and rice flour, sweetened with organic cane sugar and dusted with cinnamon and vanilla.
Five manufacturers and suppliers were issued patents.
New products rolled out across the company’s portfolio.