What’s new on shelf: Cereal created by kids for kids, Raspberry Bellini potato chips and boozy biscuits
Garden of Life has launched a line of gluten-free, whole-food snack bars called GōL – pronounced ‘goal’ – for on-the-go, health-conscious consumers.
The bars are made with USDA-certified organic whole milk protein to offer 12g of protein per bar and contain between 220-230 calories per serving.
Available in flour flavors – Chocolate Coconut, Blueberry, Chocolate Sea Salt and Maple Sea Salt – flavored with natural ingredients such as organic blueberries, organic cashews, organic coconuts and pink Himalayan salt.
The GōL Bars – also Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Certified Gluten-Free – are part of Garden of Life’s 333 product lineup that is available in US retailers nationwide and online.
Iconic biscuits has launched a range of Boozy Biccies, including Belfast Bolts, a malty beer-flavoured biscuit, Prosecco Knights and Vodka Bites.
According to the Northern Ireland biscuit producer, it uses a ‘secret’ cold fusion process so the alcohol is not cooked out in the manufacturing process, making them a strictly adults-only treat.
The new brand is backed by a social media campaign across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with plans for in-store tasting events across Northern Ireland.
A box of Boozy Biccies – which contains 1.6% of alcohol – has a RRP of £2.99 ($3.83).
Running on Dunkin’
Dunkin' Donut has introduced five new snacks for its Dunkin’ Run menu aimed at take-out customers.
The items include Donut Fries, donut strips that mimic the look of French fries, Chicken Tenders with a waffle-like coating, Ham and Cheese Roll-ups using flour tortillas, Pretzel Bites served with a spicy brown mustard and a gluten-free Fudge Brownie, all priced at $2 per item.
It is also bringing back its popular S’mores Donut.
The new snack selections are ‘to make running on Dunkin’ even better,’ said the company.
Tyrrells has expanded its potato chips range in the UK with the launch of a Raspberry Bellini variant, which the brand describes as its ‘most experimental flavor to date.’
The flavor of the pink-coloured snacks is a combination of sweet raspberries and sparkling prosecco.
The limited-edition flavor will launch exclusively in Tesco from October, at a RRP of £2.19 ($2.80) for a 150g bag.
Earlier this year, Tyrells further expanded its snack range with the launch of prawn cocktail crisps flavored with brandy.
Fruit to go
Food to go brand Urban Eat has unveiled a new selection of fruit snack pots and boxes to cater for the growing demand for healthy options to eat while on the move.
Produced by Adelie Foods, the four new pots include Pineapple Pot, Melon & Grape Pot, Apple, Grape & Cheese Snack Box and Apple, Grape, Dairylea Strip Cheese & Mini Cheddars Snack Box.
All the Urban Eat pots provide one portion of a consumer’s ‘five a day’.
The snack pots will be part of the expanded Urban Eat range that includes five new vegan sandwiches and wraps as well as a new range of breakfast hot eats, toasties and paninis.
Available across convenience and foodservice in the UK at a RRP between £1.49 ($1.90) and £1.99 ($2.55).
Healthy never tasted so naughty
Nibble Brownie Bites, the second healthy snack launched by Nibble Protein, have been designed to appeal to those who want that super healthy, low sugar, protein packed snacks but with the taste of a naughty treat.
Each Nibble Brownie Bite contains just 1g of sugar, but packed with 18% plant-protein and fiber.
Made with low GI, nutrient-rich dried plum purée, the brownies are also gluten free and vegan and come in three flavors, including Choc Orange (with 72% dark chocolate chips), Mint Choco (with cacao nibs) and Choc Walnut (with walnut pieces).
Available in the UK in Harrods and Harvey Nicols, as well as online and through Ocado and Amazon, for a RRP of £1.59 ($2.03).
Nibble was recently selected as one of 10 food start-ups in all of Europe to participate in PepsiCo’s Nutrition Greenhouse Program.
For kids by kids
Kellogg’s Kashi recently launched Kashi by Kids, a line of organic cereals co-created by children.
The cereal giant worked with a group of kids aged between 12 and 17 – called the Kashi Crew – to develop the breakfast cereal, which comes in shapes such as swirls and filled pillows, and includes Berry Crumble, Honey Cinnamon and Cocoa Crisp flavors.
As part of the launch, the cereal is collaborating with Edible Schoolyard NYC to bring nutrition education to kids and their families.
Muffins that meet the criteria
Kara, the foodservice specialists of the Finsbury Food Group, has responded to the recent Public Health England (PHE) sugar guidelines by redeveloping its range of Tulip Muffins to contain 20% less sugar to meet the 2020 guidelines.
With pressure now mounting on foodservice manufacturers, Kara is proud to be at the forefront of the movement with its redeveloped range.
In addition to the redeveloped recipes within the existing range, including Triple Chocolate, Blueberry, and Lemon and White Chocolate, Kara will release a new flavor later this year.
The protein kind
Kind – the UK’s fastest growing healthy snack bar brand – has entered the sports nutrition market with the introduction of brand new Protein bars.
The bars contains 12g of plant protein per 50g bar, and are available in three variants: Crunchy Peanut Butter, Double Dark Chocolate and Toasted Caramel Nut.
The gluten-free bars contain heart healthy fats, are lower in sugar and high in fiber.
The range will launch into over 400 Sainsbury’s stores on September 16 and will roll out across over 2,000 stores by the end of the year – at a RRP of £1.69 ($2.16).