After not having a show since 2019, the energy was high at IDDBA 2022—the number of new products even higher. WGB scoped the show floor to find the latest in dairy, deli, bakery, foodservice and more. What follows is just a snapshot of some of the new products fit for retail.
Ferndale, Mich.-based Lantana, maker of nontraditional, non-chickpea hummus, showcased its new Dill Pickle flavor. Sold in a 10-ounce container, it is described as “tangy vinegar mixed with dill and topped with crunchy dill pickles.” Other flavors available include Cauliflower, Sriracha Carrot, Black Bean and Dark Chocolate.
Cleveland-based Whoa Dough, maker of vegan plant-based cookie dough bars, featured its new Brownie Batter flavor. The bars are free from gluten, dairy, egg, soy and artificial flavors. They can be enjoyed either on-the-go or added to desserts, a company spokesperson said.
Ward Hill, Mass.-based Brekki showcased new Dark Chocolate and Cold Brew Coffee flavors of its ready-to-eat Overnight Oats. Made with ancient grains and free from gluten, soy and dairy, the oats also come in flavors such as Strawberries, Blueberries and Vanilla Cinnamon. A company representative said they will add H-E-B to its retail roster when it launches at the retailer later this year.
Norwegian-based bakery Sigdal is launching a new keto line of Crispbread and Crackers. Both products contain 6 grams of protein and 76% seeds, as well as no added sugar. Flavors include Sea Salt, Rosemary and Everything.
Madison, Wis.-based Taste Republic showcased new plant-based cheese ravioli and sausage ravioli pasta. All of their pastas are gluten-free, and the cheese ravioli is also vegan.
Pittsburgh-based Fifth Season featured its Avocado Ranch Salad Kit. Launched in 2020, their greens are pesticide-free, non-GMO and sustainably grown. Other kits include Caesar Shakeup, Crunchy Sesame and Mediterranean Hummus.
Paolo Rovagnati, which has U.S. headquarters in New York and produces sliced deli meats, is introducing packaged Salami Sticks in three flavors: Classic Mild, With Smoke Flavoring and Hot & Spicy. Each flavor has 19 grams of protein per serving and comes in 2-ounce packs that must be refrigerated after opening.
Baked goods company Mr. Kipling is a U.K.-based company that is launching in the U.S. It offers six-packs of individually packed caked slices that the company said can be added to lunchboxes (kids and adults) for a small treat. Available flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon and Salted Caramel.