Spring cookie and confectionary launches explored better-for-you trends.
Dewey’s Bakery has added its seventh variety to its thin and crispy cookie line: Key lime.
The Key lime cookies are made with cold-pressed Key lime oil and a dash of pure cane sugar to achieve what Dewey’s describes as “a perfect balance of sweet and tart.” The cookies do not contain any artificial ingredients, preservatives or synthetic colors.
Sweet and snacks manufacturer Dewey’s Bakery is debuting grab-and-go cookie pouches featuring mini versions of the company’s thin and crispy cookies.
The mini cookies are available in Meyer lemon and brownie crisp varieties.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is bringing back its Entenmann’s Little Bites Chocolate Party Cake Muffins for a limited time. The bite-size snack cakes contain cocoa and rainbow sprinkles.
Little Bites Chocolate Party Cake Muffins have no high-fructose corn syrup and are kosher certified. They will be available through July.
Organic chocolate brand Chocxo has launched its Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups in more than 150 Costco locations in the United States.
The coconut cups, which initially launched in March, join the company’s existing line of dark chocolate treats, including covered almonds, keto snaps and almond and peanut butter cups. Chocxo’s cups are formulated with sustainably sourced cocoa beans, organic coconut and white chocolate to create a low-sugar, 80-calorie treat.
The Hershey Co. is getting in on the plant-based trend and launching milk-free alternatives for its Hershey’s and Reese’s brands.
Made with dairy alternatives such as oats, Reese’s Plant Based Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey’s Plant Based Extra Creamy with Almonds and Sea Salt bar offer a similar melt-in-the-mouth experience to their traditional counterparts while satisfying changing consumer needs.
Hostess Brands, Inc. introduced Kazbars, its first breakthrough innovation of the year, at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton.
Described by the company as a “first-of-its-kind candy-bar-inspired innovation within the snack cakes market,” Hostess Kazbars combines layers of soft chocolate cake, crème, candy crunch and caramel or smooth chocolate fudge. The bars are covered in a rich chocolate-flavored coating and topped with a drizzle.
Mondelez International, Inc.’s Oreo brand is expanding its frozen treat portfolio with the permanent addition of Mint Oreo ice cream. The frozen treat features a mint ice cream base blended with pieces of Oreo cookies.
Oreo first introduced its Oreo Frozen Treats line last year with the launch of Oreo ice cream, Oreo ice cream cones, Oreo ice cream sandwiches and Oreo ice cream bars.
Pepperidge Farm has unveiled its new Charleston birthday cookies.
The soft baked cookies are filled with white chocolate chips, colorful sprinkles and cage-free eggs.
Branching out from its seed and granola based offerings, better-for-you snack brand SeedWise is launching a line of soft baked cookies.
The cookies are formulated with seed flour, creating a gluten-free, low-sugar snack with 1 gram of net carbs and 4 grams of protein per serving. SeedWise’s cookies are launching in flavors like chocolate chip, birthday cake and double chocolate.
Signature Wafer & Chocolate Co. is partnering with Hormel subsidiary Skippy Peanut Butter to launch Skippy Peanut Butter Wafer Bars.
The wafer bars are available in three varieties, including Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread and Chocolate Fudge Wafer Bars, Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Wafer Bars and Skippy Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Coated Wafer Bars. All three flavors contain 6 grams of protein per serving.
Mondelez International, Inc. cookie brand Tate’s Bake Shop has added its newest limited-edition variety: salted caramel chocolate chip.
The cookies feature a “decadent salty caramel twist and sprinkled in chocolate chips,” according to Tate’s.
Sweet baked goods company Voortman Cookies, a subsidiary of Hostess Brands, Inc., is adding Zero Sugar Mini Wafers in chocolate and vanilla flavors to its mini cookie line.
The sugar-free snacks will join Sugar Free Mini Iced Oatmeal and Sugar Free Mini Vanilla Shortbread as the first mini wafer varieties. The company already offers full-sized sugar-free chocolate and vanilla wafers.
Partake Foods has expanded its line of gluten-free and vegan snacks with the launch of its Classic Graham Crackers.
Designed as a lunchbox inclusion, on-the-go snack or s’mores foundation, the crackers are free from the top nine food allergens. The graham crackers are packaged in 18-count, 6.75-oz boxes expected to retail at $5.49.
McKee Foods will launch Big Pack Cookies and Creme Brownies as part of its Little Debbie brand of bakery products and confectionery sweets.
The company said the large, individually-wrapped brownies come in cartons of 12 and are topped with white icing and chocolate cookie crumbs.
Variety of seasonal flavors from different brands are now available.