Ganeden Biotech and Agostoni Chocolate teamed up to offer Chocolate Plus Private Label. This functional snack integrates probiotics (GanedenBC30) and Italian dark chocolate. Retailers can choose Agostoni’s dark chocolate in either 70% or 60%. Stores can add the probiotic alone or the probiotic plus toasted flax seed. Sizes include a bite-sized 0.5-oz minibar or a 1.1-oz snack bar.
The Australis Food Group entered the market with its Something Good range of baking mixes. The line includes glutenand allergen-free super grain bread, cupcake, chocolate mud cake and white bread combinations. These products also are free from wheat, dairy, tree nuts, soy products, eggs, fructose and trans-fats.
Gourmè Food Company now offers Gourmè Mist oils and vinegars. Mists include organic extra virgin oil, organic canola oil, barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar + pomegranate and balsamic vinegar + raspberry. Each 3.5-oz bottle delivers a nice alternative to traditional mists on the market.
ResVez, Inc. unveils its WineTime chocolate bar, which according to the firm, delivers more resveratrol than 50 glasses of red wine. The dark chocolate bar is a blend of almonds, dates and seven super fruits, cranberry, noni, pomegranate, goji berry, açaí, mangosteen and blueberry. It also contains seven grams of fiber and two sources of Resveratrol.
Sierra Nevada Cheese Company introduces Capretta Goat Yogurts, which feature high calcium, increased protein and millions of probiotics. The yogurts, available in Rich & Creamy, Low Fat and non Fat, are free from stabilizers, starches, gums, preservatives and fillers. According to the company, local northern California farmers provide milk and cream guaranteed to be free of synthetic hormones and antibiotics.
Let Water Be Water, LLC unveils its WAT-AAH! line of sugarfree water for children ages 6˜15. Offerings include WATAAH! Power (water wi th magnesium), WAT-AAH! Brain (added electrolytes), WAT-AAH! Energy (infused with oxygen) and WAT-AAH! Body (natural spring water).
Village Tea Company introduces TEAsers, premium loose teas in a lipstick-size container. The containers are made from 100% recycled paper material and are available in five flavors : Sassy Green Tea with Açaí, Gentle Organic Lemon Ginger Green Tea, Cherry Me Bloom Rooibos Tea with Açaí, Sweet Grace vanilla Rooibos Tea and Simple Earl Grey Tea. SRP: $3.25
PC Brands, Inc. is now the maker of Instant Oatmeal with Probiotics. Two flavors are packaged for those on-the-move, Maple Brown Sugar and Strawberries & Crème. The oatmeal is patented with a strain of probiotic Ganeden BC, which has been shown to promote digestive health and boost immunity. Strawberries & Crème contains only 140 calories with five grams of protein along with three grams of sugar. The Maple Brown Sugar blend also contains 140 calories and five grams of protein, but has six grams of sugar.
Honest Tea now makes Passion Fruit Green Tea with Maqui Berry. The beverage contains zero calories per eight fl. oz., zero grams of sugar, is sweetened with stevia extract and is USDA-certified organic. Says the company, “After a lot of hard work, we’ve surprised ourselves with how delicious it tastes.” SRP: $1.79
The Apple Rush Co., Inc., beverages were redesigned with a brand new logo and packaging. The company’s newest blueberry flavored beverage will also debut. This drink is organic, made from 100% juice and contains no sugar. Blueberries are said to be chock full of flavor, nutrients and low in calories. According to the firm, the drink is “a delicious blend of sparking organic fruit juices.”