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3 Musketeers is releasing a new Coconut flavored bar. This new variety is a coconut flavored nougat covered with chocolate.
- bonnie : “Where’s the coconut?” I wondered one bite of this new candy. It’s no Mound or Bounty candy bar, instead just a 3 Musketeers with added artificial coconut flavor - indiscernible, I might add. Follow @BonnieBOTB
Details: $4.99 per 7-ounce bag Availability: Nationally available at The Fresh Market stores and online at http://sarasnacker.com/shop/
Sara Snacker recently added S’mores to their line of cookies. Made with crushed graham cracker, sweet marshmallows, and chocolate chips, these cookies are found nationally at The Fresh Market stores. These ingredients are all natural and Kosher certified.
Varieties: Strawberry, Peach, Mixed Berries, Cherry Details: $2.79 per package of four 4-ounce cups Availability: Nationally available
Activia Harvest Picks are the new addition to the Activia yogurt line. Harvest Picks come in four flavors Strawberry, Peach, Mixed Berries, Cherry and contain real fruit pieces. Each 4 ounce cup contains 2.5 grams of saturated fat of 3.5 grams of total fat, and 110 calories.
Details: $3.99 per 6.5-ounce bag Availability: Available at select natural foods stores and mainstream grocery stores, as well as online at www.amazon.com Categories: Snacks
Made by hand in cooper kettles, Chicago Mix popped corn is the new product from G. H Cretors made with all natural ingredients that are kosher certified, gluten free and GMO free. Carmel corn, cheese and a mushroom variety popping corn are mixed together to form this new blend. Available online at amazon.com or in select natural food stores and mainstream grocery stores.
- bonnie: This is an interesting mixture of sweet and salty that disappeared whenever I served it. Follow @BonnieBOTB
Varieties: Original, Reduced Fat, Hint of Salt, BIG! Details: $3.69 per 9- to 10-ounce box Availability: Nationally available
Wheat Thins introduced a whole grain line with four varieties, Original, Hint of Salt, Reduced fat, and BIG!. These crackers have 140 calories, have 2 grams fiber and 21 grams of whole grains per 10 to 16-cracker serving.
Varieties: BARE Blueberry Acai Details: One single-serve bars is 1.76-oz, OU-certified Kosher Dairy for $1.69. Availability: Nationally where ever nutritional bars are sold
Balance Bar Company launched Balance Bar BARE Blueberry Acai sweetened with all natural organic agave and brown rice syrup, contains 15 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 7 grams of whole grains. It has 200 calories, 19 vitamins and minerals, and is an excellent source of antioxidants.
Blueberry Acai, like all BARE flavors, adheres to Balance Bar’s 40/30/30 nutritional model (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein, and 30% from dietary fat)/
Varieties: Cherry,Blue Raspberry, Green Apple, Watermelon Details: $1.00 for a 1.55-ounce bag, $2.19 for a 6.5-ounce bag, and $2.99 for a 13-ounce bag Availability: nationwide at mass grocery, drug, and convince stores
The Jolly Rancher brand is introducing a new candy, Jolly Rancher Crunch ‘N Chew with a hard shell with a chewy center. New Crunch ‘N Chew includes four flavors in various sizes that can be found nationwide at mass grocery, drug, and convince stores.
Varieties: Strawberry, Peach, French Vanilla, Cherry Details: $0.90 per 6-ounce cup Availability: Nationally available Categories: Snacks, The Fridge
Yoplait introduced a lactose-free yogurt in four flavors for the millions who are lactose intolerant. This new products gives people the chance to experience yogurt without the lactose intolerant outcomes.
Details: $2.99 per 7.2oz bag Availability: Available in the deli section of supermarkets and select specialty retailers nationwide
Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps are low fat, low calorie, flat-baked pretzel crackers available in the deli section of supermarkets nationwide . The new Chipotle Cheddar flavor joins Buffalo Wing, as part of the new Bold & Spicy line, placing a bold spin on the cheese and cracker combination by pairing the unique smoky flavor of chipotle peppers, robust cheddar cheese and zesty spices with crunchy Pretzel Crisps
Details: $0.99 to $1.29 per 1-7/8-ounce bag Categories: Lightly Salted, Jalapeno, Sweet Onion, Mesquite BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, Salt & Pepper, and Spicy Dill Pickle.
Rylee’s Snacks is a CT-based line of kettle chips that allows chip lovers to snack for a good cause.
Rylee’s Kettle Chips are carefully selected and produced in small batches using all natural ingredients. The chips are gluten free, cholesterol free, trans fat free, made without MSG and kosher certified. A portion of the proceeds from all sales are donated to the Foundation for Children with Microcephaly (a neurological disorder that affects over 2 percent of all children, causing their head circumference to develop smaller than normal. The disorder affects twice as many children as autism.)
Varieties: Original Vanilla Almond, Cranberry Delight, French Vanilla Almond, Raisin Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple, Maple Pecan, Wild Blueberry Details: $4.99 Availability: National Categories: Snacks
Nature’s Hand is an all-natural, good-for-you-granola for your whole family.
The newest product features fewer, simple, natural ingredients with an evolving flavor profile and a pleasant aftertaste. Nature’s Hand only uses premium, all-natural ingredients – no artificial colors or flavors; no preservatives; no sodium and no trans fats.
Nature’s Hand comes in six granola blends – Vanilla Almond, Cranberry Delight, Wild Blueberry, Raisin Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple and Maple Pecan. The granola makes a nutritious breakfast, especially paired with yogurt, a convenient on-the-go snacking and an addition to cookies, pie crusts and smoothies.
What it is: Dark chocolate and peppermint pretzel crisps Details: $2.99 per 4-oz. bag Availability: Time-limited availability through holidays, in the deli section of supermarkets and select specialty retailers nationwide Categories: Snacks
Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Pretzel Crisps are a new holiday treat, part snack and part candy. The pretzel crisps are dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint pieces with 120 calories and 5 grams of fat per serving.
What it is: Dried cherries Details: $2.99 per 6-ounce resealable pouch Availability: Supermarkets nationwide
Sun-Maid introduced antioxidant-rich Tart Cherries. The antioxidant anthocyanin comes has been shown to reduce inflammation, which may play a role in reducing the some risk factors associated with heart disease.
What it is: A 100% certified organic cookie Varieties: plain (Original Woobiedoodle) and filled (Cinnamon-Vanilla, Cocoa-Ganache, Caramel-Brulee) Details: plain $12/ dozen, filled $15/ dozen, 8-cookie sampler $10; 12-cookie sampler $15
Availability: Only at www.woobiescookies.com Categories: Snacks
Woobie’s cookies are made with 100% certified organic and Fair Trade ingredients from environmentally conscious producers. Includes the plain Original Woobiedoodle and filled Cinnamon-Vanilla, Cocoa-Ganache , and Caramel-Brulee varieties.
What it is: Preservative Free, Organic Granola products Varieties: Karma Krunch Granola, Karma Krunch Pancake Mix, Karma Krunch Muffin Mix, Karma Krunch Cookie Mix Details: $9.50 per product Availability: Available online at www.brynnandamie.com Categories: The Pantry
Good Karma Foods is a growing company started by two friends on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. All Good Karma foods are preservative free, and the baking mixes are made with King Arthur 100% certified organic whole wheat flour. Because the flour is so finely milled, it enables Good Karma Foods to create a lighter product than typical whole wheat recipes. The granola includes flax, sesame and sunflower seeds, raisins, cranberries and apricots, almonds and walnuts, and oats, of course! In addition, Good Karma Foods uses pure maple syrup, instead of honey, making karma krunch less sweet and toastier tasting. All the baking mixes contain karma krunch, so all the healthy goodies are in the bag – just add wet ingredients. Good Karma strives to use only the best ingredients, and don’t skimp on the good stuff!
What it is: All-natural sandwich crackers Details: Six twin packs per box Availability: Walmart and major grocery retailers
Lance Cracker Creations are all-natural cream cheese-filled sandwich crackers with vegetables, herbs and cheese baked right into the cracker. They have 5 grams of whole grain per 160-calorie serving and no trans fats, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup.
What it is: Natural snack chips with no preservatives Varieties: Tostitos Hint of Jalapeno, Tostitos Hint of Pepper Jack, SunChips Jalapeno Jack Details: $3.79 to $3.99 per 10.5- to 13-oz bag Availability: Available in supermarkets nationwide Categories: Snacks
Frito-Lay has promised to find replacements for artificial colors, flavor and preservatives as well as the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) in more than six dozen of their snack products by the end of 2011. Frito-Lay snacks still will contain yeast extract, which naturally contains glutamic acid and its salts, just like MSG. It’s the “flavor enhancer” used in “all-natural” products.
Frito-Lay Natural Snack Chips are available in a variety of flavors such as Tostitos Hint of Jalapeno, Tostitos Hint of Pepper Jack and SunChips Jalapeno Jack.
What it is: On-The-Go, Nut & Granola mix Varieties: Berry Nut Blend, Breakfast Nut Blend, S'mores Blend Details: $3.49 per box of 5 pouches Availability: National grocery retail stores: Walmart, Krogers, Safeway, Price Chopper, SuperValu, etc. Categories: Snacks
Introducing Emerald Nuts Breakfast on the go! Nut and Granola Mix — a first in the convenience breakfast aisle.
This blend of Emerald nuts, dried fruit and crunchy granola is available in three mixes: Berry Nut Blend, Breakfast Nut Blend and S’mores Nut Blend. The nutrient-rich walnuts and almonds featured in all blends are grown in California. Emerald Breakfast on the Go! is packaged in boxes of five 200 calories or less per pouch.
What it is: Protein-packed energy bar Varieties: Green Tea, Chocolate Details: $145.99 for 4-12 count boxes Availability: Online, Weight Loss Centers and on the company website Categories: Snacks
Smart for Life Protein bars provide a balanced amino acid blend from many sources helping to keep hunger under control. There is no food coloring or preservatives. Gluten free. One bar is only 180 calories and 18g of protein. The bars have limited availability. Find them online and at the company website.
What it is: Low-calorie SnackWell's snacks Varieties: Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, White Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, Fudge Creme Brownie Bites Rich Vanilla Creme Brownie Bites Details: $3.19 per package Availability: Available nationwide Categories: Snacks
SnackWell’s is introducing new portion-controlled treats that have between 100 and 150 calories per pack, offering women more snacking choices. The new varieties are: Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, White Fudge Drizzled Caramel Popcorn, Fudge Creme Brownie Bites Rich Vanilla Creme Brownie Bites.
What it is: The original Oreo with an extra layer of creme and covered in chocolate Varieties: Golden Oreo Fudge Cremes, Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge Cremes, Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes Details: $4.19 per pack Availability: Available nationwide Categories: Snacks
Thin, crispy Oreo cookies topped with Oreo creme and covered in chocolate are the newest members of the Oreo Fudge Creme family, which already includes Oreo Fudge Cremes and Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes.
What it is: A "thinner" version of the original Fig Newton Varieties: Cranberry Citrus Oat, Blueberry Brown Sugar, Fig & Honey, Chocolate Raspberry Details: $3.99 per pack Availability: Available nationwide in grocery and convenience stores Categories: Snacks
Newtons Fruit Thins are a cookie in a thin, crispy cookie made with fruit and whole grains, with eight grams whole grains per serving. These Thins are available nationwide in four varieties: Cranberry Citrus Oat, Blueberry Brown Sugar, Fig & Honey, Chocolate Raspberry.
What it is: Reduced-calorie string cheese with smoky flavor Details: $3.99 per package of 12 Availability: Currently available nationwide in retailers such as Kroger, A&P and Giant Categories: Snacks
The new smoked flavor variety of the Weight Watchers Light String Cheese is for on-the-go, calorie-conscious cheese aficionados. Each string cheese stick is only 50 calories, 6 g protein, has a PointsPlus value of 1 per serving and offers 15 percent of the recommended daily amount of calcium.