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February 24, 2014

Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods Group brand, announced the introduction of the new P3 Portable Protein Pack, which the company designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help get them through the day.

MADISON, Wis. — Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods Group brand, announced the introduction of the new P3 Portable Protein Pack, which the company designed for active consumers looking for a snack to help get them through the day.

The company says the new protein packs are positioned to become a major item in the protein-snacking category, which has enjoyed growth thanks to consumer desires for protein-filled snacks like Greek yogurt and protein bars. The on-the-go packs are made of three brands: Oscar Mayer Selects Meats, Kraft Natural Cheeses and Planters Nuts.

January 30, 2014

The Promotion in Motion Cos. announced the launch of Welch's PB&J Snacks, which combine the tastes of peanut butter and jelly in one treat.

ALLENDALE, N.J. — The Promotion in Motion Cos., makers of Welch's Fruit Snacks, announced the launch of Welch's PB&J Snacks, which combines the tastes of peanut butter and jelly in one treat. 

The bite-sized snacks have a chewy center made with real fruit, which is surrounded by a peanut butter coating. Snackers can choose from four varieties: Concord Grape or Strawberry center and creamy or crunch peanut butter outside.

December 18, 2013

For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection.

GLENDALE, Calif. — For peanut butter cup lovers, the New Year will mark not only a fresh start but also a chance to dig into Butterfinger's newest confection. The new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, which offers a fresh spin on the classic peanut butter and chocolate combo, are now shipping to stores nationwide and will be available beginning in January.

November 20, 2013

Skeeter Snacks, an allergy-friendly food, will launch its product in 212 Walgreens locations in the New England area.

WESTPORT, Conn. — Skeeter Snacks, an allergy-friendly food, will launch its product in 212 Walgreens locations in the New England area.

Skeeter Snacks provides a variety of snack options for children and adults with tree nut and peanut allergies, and are available in six different cookie options: Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Cubed, Golden Oatmeal, Skeeter Doodle, Chocolate Chip Minis and Cinnamon Graham Minis.

October 17, 2013

Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

NEW YORK — Nestle is planning to launch a cup version of its popular Butterfinger candy bar next year, the company said.

The candy maker said it would introduce the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, calling it one of the company's biggest candy launches. In addition, for the first time it will feature one of its brands in a Super Bowl commercial.

September 10, 2013

Jif Peanut Butter announced on Tuesday a new whipped flavor innovation to add to its line of peanut butter products.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Jif Peanut Butter announced on Tuesday a new whipped flavor innovation to add to its line of peanut butter products.

Jif Whips Peanut Butter Spread is a new smooth, fluffy spread that is whipped. It's a more ideal choice for dipping snacks and still provides as much versatility in snacking and spreading peanut butter on consumer favorites, like bagels or fruits, the company stated.

August 26, 2013

Jif Peanut Butter announced the beginning of the company's 12th Annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest, and to help celebrate the new marketing promotion, the company unveiled new peanut butter spreads.

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Jif Peanut Butter announced on Monday the beginning of the company's 12th Annual Jif Most Creative Sandwich Contest, and to help celebrate the new marketing promotion, the company unveiled new peanut butter spreads.

The new peanut butter spreads include:

June 18, 2013

A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

ALBANY, Ga. — A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood-sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high-carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "second meal effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

May 28, 2013

In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

PLANO, Texas — In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

May 13, 2013

Pop-Tarts has "Gone Nutty" with the newest addition to its line of breakfast pastries launching two new varieties of peanut butter-filled items after high customer demand.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Pop-Tarts has "Gone Nutty" with the newest addition to its line of breakfast pastries launching two new varieties of peanut butter-filled items after high customer demand.

"Peanut butter has long been the most requested flavor by our fans," said Dick Podiak, director of marketing for Pop-Tarts. "We think everyone will agree it was worth the wait once they taste these delicious new varieties."

April 30, 2013

Planters Peanuts has launched a new snack mix with the aim to provide a sustaining boost of energy.

NEW YORK — Planters Peanuts has launched a new snack mix with the aim to provide a sustaining boost of energy.

New Planters NUT-rition Sustaining Energy Mix is designed to provide wholesome fuel and is a good source of protein, fiber and four vitamins and minerals, according to the company.

Planters NUT-rition is available in three varieties:

February 5, 2013

As February marks National Heart Health month, the American Heart Association (AHA) has certified two brands of Planters peanuts with its Heart-Check mark, which officially identifies heart-healthy foods.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — As February marks National Heart Health month, the American Heart Association (AHA) has certified two brands of Planters peanuts with its Heart-Check mark, which officially identifies heart-healthy foods.

Planters Lightly Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts and Planters Unsalted Dry Roasted Peanuts were the two brands certified by the AHA and will now display the AHA Heart-Check mark on its packaging.

January 4, 2013

Hormel Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

AUSTIN, Minn. — Hormel Foods announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Skippy peanut butter business from Unilever United States, of Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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. 

October 9, 2012

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews has teamed up with Little Baby's Ice Cream to debut a new ice cream flavor.

PHILADELPHIA — Goldenberg's Peanut Chews has teamed up with Little Baby's Ice Cream to debut a new ice cream flavor.

"We at Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are elated to be able to combine two Philadelphia favorites into one sweet treat," Goldenberg's Peanut Chews marketing manager Bob Zender said.

October 9, 2012

Planters NUT-rition brand has entered the peanut butter category.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Planters NUT-rition brand has entered the peanut butter category. NUT-rition peanut butter is nutrient-dense and a good source of energy, providing 6 g to 7 g of protein per serving and, depending on variety, at least five vitamins and minerals. The products have 0 g of trans fat per serving. The line — which includes Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut, Banana Granola Nut and Berry Nut flavors — is available nationwide in 12-oz. jars, with a suggested retail price of $3.49 
to $3.99.

September 21, 2012

WowButter Foods has introduced a peanut butter replacement.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — WowButter Foods has introduced a peanut butter replacement.

Bridging the gap between allergic and nonallergic consumers, WowButter is a peanut-free spread that has a taste and texture just like peanut butter, the company said. Each jar also features school lunch identification stickers to assure that peanut-free and nut-free policies at schools are being followed, as well as call out the product as a nut-free item.

WowButter is available at many major retailers across the United States and Canada.

September 5, 2012

A peanut butter brand has introduced a new product than touts one-third less sodium and sugar than its staple creamy peanut butter product.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — A peanut butter brand has introduced a new product than touts one-third less sodium and sugar than its staple creamy peanut butter product.

Skippy Natural Creamy with 1/3 less sodium and sugar is the first natural peanut butter variety available nationwide in the growing low-sodium and low-sugar segment of the peanut butter category, according to the company.

New Skippy Natural Creamy with 1/3 less sodium and sugar is available in 15-oz. jars at stores nationwide.

August 29, 2012

Planters has re-entered the peanut butter business.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — Planters has re-entered the peanut butter business.

The brand has launched new peanut butter varieties under its Planters NUT-rition line, which include such ingredients as bananas, granola, berries, raisins, cinnamon and nuts. As part of the launch, Planters has introduced a mascot for the products, named Peanut Butter Doug.

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.

August 1, 2012

"Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," goes the line from the famous baseball anthem. For some people, however, that innocuous lyric is a ticket to the hospital, or worse.

PITTSBURGH — "Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks," goes the line from the famous baseball anthem. For some people, however, that innocuous lyric is a ticket to the hospital, or worse.

September 20, 2011

A line of canned boiled peanuts has added a new product to its lineup.

EFFINGHAM, S.C. — A line of canned boiled peanuts has added a new product to its lineup.

Margaret Holmes Peanut Patch said its barbecue-flavored boiled peanuts are available in a 27-oz. can and join the brand's lineup of original and cajun flavors.

September 8, 2011

Seeds of revolution
Manitoba Harvest has introduced Hemp Hearts — shelled hemp seeds that can be sprinkled on salads, cereal and yogurt that are packed with protein and omegas.
Price: $2.99 to $14.99
ManitobaHarvest.com

June 21, 2011

Planters is bringing back its peanut butter business, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Planters is bringing back its peanut butter business, according to published reports.

The company, which recently gave its Mr. Peanut brand mascot the chance to speak — giving him the voice of Robert Downey, Jr. — will reintroduce creamy and crunch peanut butter varieties, according to a New York Times blog. To mark the return into the peanut butter category, Planters is introducing a mascot for the products who will be called Peanut Butter Doug, the Times said.

June 20, 2011

A new study recently estimated that 5.9 million children in the United States suffer from a food allergy.

NEW YORK — A new study recently estimated that 5.9 million children in the United States suffer from a food allergy.

The study, published in the July issue of Pediatrics, also found that children with a tree nut or peanut allergy tend to have the most severe reactions, with nearly 39% of children ages 18 years and younger surveyed saying they had a severe or life-threatening allergy. Additionally, more than 30% of children surveyed said they suffered from multiple food allergies.

The study was funded by the Food Allergy Initiative.