WGB's editors taste and test a sampling of new items, from olive oil to yogurt bars.
Gaea Planet Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gaea Planet Extra Virgin Olive Oil is an organic extra virgin olive oil that is all about sustainability and the protection of the earth. The olives used are handpicked and crushed within three hours of harvesting, and each bottle is nitrogen capped to ensure freshness. The oil is organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and certified carbon neutral.
Izze Sparkling Lemonade
Izze’s new Sparkling Lemonade is perfect for summertime sipping. Available in Original Lemonade and Blackberry Lemonade flavors, these sparkling refreshers are made with 70% fruit juice and a splash of sparkling water, with no added sugar. The beverages come in 8.4-ounce cans and 12-ounce glass bottles.
Pacific Foods Organic Reduced Sugar Oat Original
The latest plant-based beverage from Pacific Foods, Organic Reduced Sugar Oat Original offers a silky texture and mild flavor. This new beverage has the same creamy consistency as Pacific’s Organic Original and Vanilla Oat flavors, but with 80% less sugar. Each serving contains only 3 grams of sugar derived from the natural sweetness of oats.
SmartSweets Sweet Chews
SmartSweets’ Sweet Chews are evidence of the low-sugar candy maker’s mission to “Kick Sugar, Keep Candy.” The plant-based chewy candy has only 3 grams of sugar per 1.6-ounce bag. Each bag of individually wrapped candies features three flavors: mango, strawberry and watermelon.
Yasso Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars
What better way to introduce consumers to the benefits of Greek yogurt than with frozen bars dipped in chocolate? Yasso Dipped Greek Yogurt Bars also have a crisped quinoa cover. At only 140 calories, the bars are available in four varieties: mint chocolate crunch, peanut butter chocolate crunch, sea salt caramel chocolate crunch and vanilla chocolate crunch. After sampling them all, consumers will be hard pressed to name a favorite.