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March 8, 2013

Odwalla Bars for Kids come in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Kick, Strawberry Score and Banana Dunk.

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — Odwalla this week announced new food bars designed specifically for kids made with whole grains and fruits, the company said.

Odwalla Bars for Kids come in three flavors: Chocolate Chip Kick, Strawberry Score and Banana Dunk. Each flavor contains 11 to 12 g of organic whole-grains, equal to about 25% of the whole grains needs as recommended by the Whole Grains Council. Each bar also contains 130 to 140 calories, and is a good source of fiber and calcium.

February 20, 2013

ThinkThin announced its Crunch bars are getting a makeover with a new design and the addition of a coconut chocolate dipped mixed nuts flavor.

LOS ANGELES — ThinkThin on Tuesday announced its Crunch bars are getting a makeover with a new design and the addition of a coconut chocolate dipped mixed nuts flavor. 

“What sets the thinkThin brand apart from competitors is our ingredients,” stated Lizanne Falsetto, CEO ThinkThin. “The new … bar delivers on our promise of providing nourishing, nutritious, great tasting food and our new Crunch packaging is a natural progression of showcasing our brand message in a clear, visually appealing way.” 

February 5, 2013

CVS/pharmacy is touting its stores as a "one-stop shop" for Valentine's Day shopping.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is touting its stores as a "one-stop shop" for Valentine's Day shopping.

The retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday that stores had stocked up on items like cards and candy, including chocolates from companies like Hershey's, Lindt, Dove, Ferrero Rocher, Ghirardelli, Godiva and others.

January 29, 2013

Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes on Tuesday announced the introduction of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Milkshake to its line of single-serve refrigerated products.

LYNNFIELD, Mass. — Hershey's Milk & Milkshakes on Tuesday announced the introduction of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Milkshake to its line of single-serve refrigerated products.

Along with the other flavors, the new dark chocolate milkshake will be available in 12-oz. single-serve, plastic bottles at retailers beginning in March 2013.

January 28, 2013

ThinkThin last week launched its ThinkThin Divine nutritional bar featuring chocolate and coconut.

LOS ANGELES — ThinkThin last week launched its ThinkThin Divine nutritional bar featuring chocolate and coconut. 

 "ThinkThin Divine redefines the nutrition bar category," suggested Lizanne Falsetto, CEO ThinkThin. "With ThinkThin nutrition bars, it's never a choice between meeting your health needs and satisfying your sweet tooth. The new Divine line proves that natural, better-for-you ingredients can actually taste good — allowing chocolate-lovers to manage nutrition in a surprisingly delicious way."

January 14, 2013

The maker of Peeps marshmallow candies is introducing a new flavor for Valentine's Day.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The maker of Peeps marshmallow candies is introducing a new flavor for Valentine's Day.

Just Born said Monday that it would introduce Peeps Cherry-Flavored Marshmallow Dripped & Drizzled in Chocolate, in three-count packages with deep-red accents.

"Our chocolate-dipped peeps have been a phenomenal success, and the new Peeps Cherry-Flavored Marshmallow Dipped & Drizzled in Chocolate will definitely excite our fans," Peeps senior brand manager Mark Hoffman said.

 

January 14, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America launched a new integrated marketing campaign for M&M's Brands called 'Better With M.' The campaign will feature a 30-second commercial to air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America launched a new integrated marketing campaign for M&M's Brands called 'Better With M.' The campaign will feature a 30-second commercial to air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII.

January 9, 2013

General Mills is introducing a new cereal that it said has more fiber than any chocolate cereal.

MINNEAPOLIS — General Mills is introducing a new cereal that it said has more fiber than any chocolate cereal.

The company announced the introduction of Fiber One 80 Calories Chocolate Squares, which will hit the shelves later this month while hiring Lisa Lillien, a dietary expert and author of the book "Hungry Girl" to help market the cereal.

December 7, 2012

Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Admit it, you have a favorite M&M's color, and you'll defend that "melts in your mouth, not in your hands" color with robust vigor. M&M'S has a rich, "colorful" history dating back more than 70 years. Fans were never given the chance to choose specific color combinations for mass-produced packages — until now. Mars Chocolate North America announced new limited edition 8-oz.

November 13, 2012

Quest Nutrition on Tuesday launched Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups, a high-protein chocolate candy with 20 g of protein per serving.

LOS ANGELES — Quest Nutrition on Tuesday launched Quest Cravings Peanut Butter Cups, a high-protein chocolate candy with 20 g of protein per serving. 

The peanut butter cups are made with non-Dutch processed 100% chocolate rich in amino acids, containing no soy, trans fats or sugar. Suggested retail price is $27.99 for a box of 12 packages, with two cups per package.

In September, Quest Nutrition introduced the Cravings line exclusively to Facebook fans. 

November 5, 2012

Mars Chocolate has unveiled its Easter 2013 lineup.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Mars Chocolate has unveiled its Easter 2013 lineup. The new items this spring will include Snickers Peanut Butter Squared minis, Dove Silky Smooth white chocolate eggs, Twix minis-filled eggs, M&M’s milk chocolate fun size filled gift box, 
Snickers Eggs 2-To-Go, Snickers Peanut Butter Eggs 2-To-Go and Dove Silky Smooth white chocolate bunny. The new Easter products carry a suggested retail price range of 60 cents to $3.99.


November 1, 2012

Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Complete in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. — Abbott on Tuesday announced the launch of Ensure Complete in chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Ensure Complete shakes feature Abbott’s proprietary ingredient, Revigor, a source of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, an amino-acid metabolite, and 13 grams of protein to help protect, preserve and promote muscle health. Revigor, in combination with protein, can help rebuild muscle by helping to stabilize muscle cells and slow protein breakdown while promoting the production of new muscle tissue, the company stated. 

October 31, 2012

Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced Monday the national launch of its new Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies.

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced Monday the national launch of its new Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies.

The indulgent yet nutritious snack combines rich cocoa and creamy almond butter with dark chocolate chips, crunchy almonds and Kashi's signature seven whole grains to create a soft-baked, natural cookie.

October 24, 2012

Clif Bar doesn't think energy chews should always have to be simply fruit-flavored. In a first for the predominantly fruit-flavored category, the company has introduced its Chocolate Cherry flavor to its Clif Shot Blocks line of energy chews for performance athletes.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Clif Bar doesn't think energy chews should always have to be simply fruit-flavored. In a first for the predominantly fruit-flavored category, the company has introduced its Chocolate Cherry flavor to its Clif Shot Blocks line of energy chews for performance athletes.

October 23, 2012

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula has joined the World Cocoa Foundation in support of efforts to provide economic, social and environmental development in cocoa-growing communities.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula has joined the World Cocoa Foundation in support of efforts to provide economic, social and environmental development in cocoa-growing communities.

October 10, 2012

Mars Chocolate is gearing up for the launch of new candies that are "unwrapped, pop-'em-in-your-mouth, bite-sized cubes."

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is gearing up for the launch of new candies that are "unwrapped, pop-'em-in-your-mouth, bite-sized cubes."

New Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites are "a convenient and easier-to-eat format," Mars Chocolate said.

Kosher-certified and available at stores nationwide in May 2013, Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites will be available in 2.83-oz. bags for a suggested retail price of $1.49 each. Snickers Bites and Milky Way Bites also will be available in 8-oz. and 7-oz. bags, respectively, for $2.99 each.

October 8, 2012

Mars Chocolate already may have unveiled its lineup of new treats for Halloween, Valentine's Day, as well as the winter holiday season, but the company announced that it is adding new items to its Easter 2013 lineup.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate already may have unveiled its lineup of new treats for Halloween, Valentine's Day, as well as the winter holiday season, but the company announced that it is adding new items to its Easter 2013 lineup.

The new Easter 2013 lineup includes:

  • Snickers Peanut Butter Squared minis;

September 18, 2012

Candy is a sweet spot for drug retailers. The drug channel is outperforming food and mass in total category dollar sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association.

Candy is a sweet spot for drug retailers. The drug channel is outperforming food and mass in total category dollar sales, according to data from the National Confectioners Association. “Total category dollars are up 2.6%, while drug is up 3.3%,” said Jenn Ellek, a spokeswoman for NCA. “Drug stores do a great job with promotion, in-store display and multiple points of interruption.”

September 6, 2012

Mars Chocolate North America is ready for some football.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America is ready for some football.

The chocolate maker said it has launched its Snickers limited-edition NFL Minis, a 40-oz. pack of Snickers Minis that are adorned with wrappers featuring all 32 National Football League team logos.

August 27, 2012

Q.bel Foods has introduced its whole grain chocolate wafer bars.

NYACK, New York — Q.bel Foods has introduced its whole grain chocolate wafer bars.

Q.bel whole grain crispy chocolate wafers, which will launch next month, are available in five flavors, including: Double Dark 70% Cacao, Minty Mint 70% Cacao, Silky Dark 55% Cacao, Peanut Buttery 36% Cacao and Simply Milk 36% Cacao.

Q.bel whole grain crispy chocolate wafers have a suggested retail of $1.29 to $1.49 each.

August 20, 2012

The Philadelphia chocolate-and-peanut bar that started as a World War I ration is back — even though it didn't really go anywhere. Candy company Just Born announced that it has overhauled its Peanut Chews' brand image to better reflect its roots.

The Philadelphia chocolate-and-peanut bar that started as a World War I ration is back — even though it didn't really go anywhere. Candy company Just Born announced that it has overhauled its Peanut Chews' brand image to better reflect its roots.

July 16, 2012

Mars Chocolate is extending its classic Milky Way franchise further into the ice cream category with new Milky Way chocolate ice cream bars.

Mars Chocolate is extending its classic Milky Way franchise further into the ice cream category with new Milky Way chocolate ice cream bars. The bars are made with chocolate ice cream, a layer of caramel and are covered with a smooth milk chocolate coating to deliver the classic Milky Way bar taste.


July 12, 2012

Zico has expanded its coconut water line.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Zico has expanded its coconut water line.

Zico said that its chocolate-flavored coconut water now is available in a 1-liter tetra package. The chocolate flavor currently is available in a 14-oz. size. Zico Natural will continue to be offered in the family-friendly 1-liter size, as well as the 11-oz. cartons. Additionally, Zico is available in five delicious flavors packaged in convenient 14-oz. resealable and recyclable on-the-go bottles.

July 5, 2012

Emerging biotech company Theodent has received the Red Dot International design award for the innovative product design of its “chocolate toothpaste.”

NEW ORLEANS — Emerging biotech company Theodent has received the Red Dot International design award for the innovative product design of its “chocolate toothpaste.”

June 24, 2012

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.