A Little Something Sweet
Regardless of diet—gluten-free, keto, vegan, Kosher—everyone craves something with a touch of sweetness from time to time. From lightly sweetened beverages to desserts for the health-conscious, a growing number of recent product introductions are aimed at satisfying the consumer’s sweet tooth while also catering to a broad range of dietary preferences. These six new products exemplify the trend.
Organic Coconut Bytes
Myracle Kitchen has expanded its product offerings with the launch of Organic Coconut Bytes. The plant-based snacks will be available in three varieties: Chocolate, Caramel and Original. Made with a small number of ingredients, the sweets are free of cane sugar, flavorings and preservatives. In addition to being certified vegan, Myracle Kitchen Organic Coconut Bytes are organic, non-GMO and made in a 100% carbon-neutral facility.
Espresso and Cream
Community Coffee has announced two limited-edition flavors of the company's Espresso and Cream canned beverage: Strawberries & Chocolate and Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Espresso and Cream is a canned drink made with Signature Blend Community Coffee and lightly sweetened with rich cream. The new flavors will accompany the rest of the Espresso and Cream line available from retailers and online. A three-pack of Espresso and Cream has an SRP of $7.49.
Yogurt Smoothies and Creams
Lala has launched three flavors of dessert yogurt smoothies and two flavors of fruit and crema desserts inspired by authentic Mexican sweets. The new dairy products will be sold in retailers under the brand’s Postres Auténticos line. Lala’s yogurt smoothies come in Fresas con Crema (strawberries and cream), Tres Leches Cake and Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) flavors. The fruit and crema desserts come in Fresas con Crema and Duraznos con Crema (peaches and crema) flavors.
Allergen-Free Cookie Dough
Raised Gluten Free, a woman-owned producer of allergen-free foods, has announced a line of cookie dough safe for consumers with food restrictions. Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie Dough are made in small batches in a certified gluten-free bakery with ingredients such as brown rice flour and a soy-free buttery spread. Raised Gluten Free’s Cookie Dough is 100% vegan and gluten-free. Both flavors are free of dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, and peanuts, as well as Kosher Pareve and non-GMO-verified. A 14-ounce container of the allergen-friendly cookie dough has an SRP of $6.99-$7.99.
Keto Protein Bar
Think! has expanded its Keto Protein Bar line with the introduction of two new flavors: Chocolate Mousse Pie and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough. The new low-carb protein bars contain 180 calories or fewer per serving. Each bar has 10 grams of protein and 0 grams of sugar per serving.
Seasonal Soda 4-Packs
Hank’s Gourmet Beverages has introduced new four-packs for two of its limited-edition craft soda seasonal flavors. Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple Cream are hitting markets across the country. The newly designed four-packs feature colorful fruit photography on the carton’s main panels. The new packaging also highlights that the products are gluten- and caffeine-free.