Seed

Zotes prides itself on finding new ways to impress taste buds and has a full-flavor lineup of sunflower seeds, including Bleu Cheese, TequilaLime, Spicy Nacho and many more. The product comes in 5-ounce resealable jars with convenient flip-top lids, with an SRP of $1.79 to $1.99. Grow the category without cannibalizing it with more bagged

Smooth-ie Talker

Yoplait Go-GURT, the leading kid yogurt brand, makes its Go-GURT Smoothie available nationally, following a successful introduction in 19 states earlier this year. New Yoplait Go-GURT Smoothie provides a fun way for parents to give their kids the benefits of yogurt in a great-tasting snack. Packaged in 5-ounce bottles, go-GURT Smoothie is an excellent source

Smarter Snacking

Peeled Snacks will debut its newest line, Fruit Picks and Nut Picks, 100% natural, healthy treats in portion-controlled single servings. Using only premium organic and natural fruits and nuts, Fruit Picks and Nut Picks help people meet their fruit goals as recommended by the Department of Health, without added sugar, oils, preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Satisfying Snacks

Sugar Foods Corp. launches the fifth new flavor in its Super Snax line of better-for-you snacks. Super Snax brand Blazin’ Hot Pretzel Poppers are available in both 1.5-ounce and 1-ounce bags—perfect for younger children and appetites requiring reduced serving sizes. The Super Snax line also comes in Wild Thing, lightly sweetened animal shaped cookies; Cinnamon

Earthy Jerky

Jack Link’s Beef Jerkyis giving health conscious consumers more of a good thing by introducing anew organic line of beef jerky products. Jack Link’s new Organic Beef Jerky offers consumers a flavorful and satisfying taste experience, while meeting their growing demand for organic, convenient snack foods. New flavors include: Original Organic Beef Jerky, Peppered Organic

Cookie Carnival

Otis Spunkmeyer launches its limited-time Holiday Carnival cookie dough, loaded with brightly colored red and green coated chocolate candies. Holiday Carnival cookie dough offers bakery fresh taste and appeal and preportioned cookie dough saves time and labor—no thawing, scooping or mixing. Grab attention and drive additional cookie sales all season long with free point-of-sale kits

Raising the Bar

Clif Bar Inc. has created CLIF Nectar, the entirely organic fruit and nut bar, which is minimally processed and contains just four or five ingredients. The four-flavor CLIF Nectar lineup—Dark Chocolate & Walnut, Cinnamon Pecan,Lemon, Vanilla & Cashew and Cranberry, Apricot & Almond—carriesa $1.79 SRP.  Melt-in-the-mouth moist and delicious, these bars are the essence of

Decadent Delights

Country Home Bakers, a subsidiary of J&J Snack Foods Corp., introduces its Readi-Bake 100% All Butter Gourmet cookie dough. The Readi-Bake 100% All Butter Gourmet line includes indulgent flavors like Decadent All Butter, a soft and crunchy cookie with a buttery/vanilla flavor, and Chocolate Explosion, loaded with chocolate chips and walnuts that when combined, set

Bake’n Joy Foods

Bake’n Joy Foods is expanding its line of PanFree Fresh Bakes with new Predeposited Cupcake Batters in yellow and chocolate 3-ounce cupcakes. The batters are deposited into decorative paper liners, so no muffin pans are needed; the paper pans are placed in plastic trays, 9 per layer, for easy handling and packed 36 to a

Delicious Desserts

New from Sara Lee Foodservice, Bistro Bars are an indulgent, easy-touse line of desserts. Please patrons all day with 14 sumptuous varieties, each with its own uniquely rich and satisfying profile. Bistro Bars are part of the Bistro Collection, Sara Lee’s contemporary dessert line, in convenient formats that offer maximum flexibility in portion size, shape

Decadent Delights

  Turtle Mountain announced three new delicious flavors for celebrating summer fun: Coconut Craze, Pomegranate Chip and So Very Strawberry. The three flavors are the newest addition to Turtle Mountain’s signature Purely Decadent Dairy Free Pints line. Each scrumptious flavor only contains 65% ofthe calories of comparable, super-premium dairy-based ice cream. They are also cholesterol

Sweet Dreams

C-store operators can improve their dairy selections if they choose to include New Blue Bunny Carb Freedom Yogurt to their frozen foods section. New Blue Bunny Carb Freedom Yogurt is a way for carb counters to reap the nutritional benefits of yogurt while watching their waste lines. Carb Freedom’s four flavors—Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach and Vanilla

Elevated Jerky

  Trail Steaks Premium Jerkey Co. is raising the barin the meat snack industry by introducing a new and improved product. Using only the finest cuts of beef, turkey, buffalo, elk and venison, Trail Steaks has created 45 varieties of premium and gourmet products. These delectable meat snacks are marketed in multiple package sizes. Each

Redefining ‘Chipped Beef’

OhBoy! Oberto Beef Jerky Crisps are a first-of-its-kind snack designed to bridge between beef jerky and traditional snack chips—providing the best of both. Oh Boy! Oberto Jerky Crisps combine the great taste of seasoned, oven-roasted lean beef snacks with the thin crispy, crunchy texture of a traditional snack chip. The 2.2-ounce package, available in delicious

Tasty Treats

McKee Foods gives a new way to enjoy muffins when you’re on the go with Little Debbie Snack Muffins in Banana Nut and Blueberry varieties. These twin wrapped muffins are made with real fruit and deliver great taste in a format that is perfect for today’s busy lifestyles. They are sold in single-serve packs containing

Cookie Crumbles

Yogurt Raisin Sensation cookie dough, the newest addition to Otis Spunkmeyer’s Sweet Discovery line, contains zero trans fat and is loaded with the wholesome goodness of oatmeal and yogurt-covered raisins. Yogurt and dried fruit sales are on the rise. When consumers see “yogurt,” they think healthy. And when they taste the new Yogurt Raisin Sensation

Cookie Crumbles

Combine passion for chocolate with the premium reputation of Otis Spunkmeyer and its newest flavors in the Sweet Discovery cookie dough line—Chocolate Obsession and Double Chocolate Brownie. Made with rich and distinctive Barry Callebaut chocolate, both flavors have a dark chocolate cookie dough base. Chocolate Obsession is loaded with 70% cacao chocolate chunks for a

Pricing, Promotions Key for Salty Snacks

When the American Public Health Association highlighted a December 2009 study on candy, snack and sweetened beverage availability in non-food retailers, it was worried about obesity. Convenience store retailers are only worried about thin margins. The Tulane University researchers found snack food in 41% of all stores whose primary merchandise was not food. Candy was

Feel the Squeeze

Made with real fruit to retain all of the fiber and nutrients nature intended, Jolly Llama Real Whole Fruit Sorbet Squeezups are a convenient, great-tasting frozen treat. The family-friendly Sorbet Squeezups are all-natural, gluten-free, dairy-free and fat-free, and are sweetened with pure cane sugar and fortified with vitamins A and C, as well as fiber.

Breakfast of Champions Bar

General Mills brings the iconic 85-year-old Breakfast of Champions brand to the bar category with the introduction of Wheaties FUEL energy bars. Developed specifically for c-stores and co-created with five of today’s elite athletes and a leading sports nutritionist, each 2.26-ounce bar delivers 15 grams protein and 100% of the daily value of five B

Pemmican Donates Jerky

Marfood USA Inc. has donated more than $25,000 in Pemmican Beef Jerky to Feeding America member, Gleaners Community Food Bank in Taylor, Mich. On April 1, to launch the new www.pemmican.com Web site Marfood USA gave away a free bag of Pemmican Beef Jerky every minute to consumers and donated five bags per minute to

Maintain A Thriving Candy Aisle

Mars Chocolate North America has launched a new Web site exclusively for convenience store operators. Mars24seven.com is a resource center with everything c-store operators need to create, enhance and maintain a successful candy aisle and to help drive overall store sales. With the click of a mouse, c-store operators have all the information in front

Raising the Bar on Snack Sales

Energy bars are most often associated with top athletes and endurance sports. But as consumers have found themselves pressed for time—and energy—the category has morphed into an array of tasty, low-cost products that provide a quick meal solution across multiple dayparts. More importantly, the category has evolved to include a multitude of variations from healthy

Salty Foods Under Fire

Public health experts from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday to force food makers to gradually decrease the amount of sodium in products. The 1.5 teaspoons of sodium Americans consumer daily-most of which comes from processed foods-is more than double the amount they require for positive health

Tools of the Trade

Busy consumers continue watching their wallets, but one thing hasn’t changed. They want great tasting meals and snacks—and they want them fast. In spite of today’s economic angst, opportunities abound for providing time-crunched consumers with foods on the run. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 69% of adults surveyed said purchasing

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