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April 1, 2014

ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

RINGOES, N.J. — ThinSlim Foods, a specialty baker, is unveiling a new category of healthy baked goods, snacks and desserts. Consumers will be able to enjoy the products, which range from brownies to cheese pizza, with a guilt-free mentality, the company said.

March 13, 2014

Kind Healthy Snacks announced the release of Strong & Kind, the brand's first snack line and movement bent on changing the way people view strength and kindness.

NEW YORK — Kind Healthy Snacks announced the release of Strong & Kind, the brand's first snack line and movement bent on changing the way people view strength and kindness. Strong & Kind packs 10 g of natural protein and ingredients like whole almonds, seeds and legumes. Consumers will be able to pick from five flavors: Honey Smoked BBQ, Honey Mustard, Roasted Jalapeño, Hickory Smoked and Thai Sweet Chili.

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.

February 7, 2014

Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins, a new line of baked snacks that combines a pretzel flavor with a thin, crispy texture.

PLANO, TX — Stacy's Snacks, a Frito-Lay North America brand, introduced Stacy's Pretzel Thins, a new line of baked snacks that combines a pretzel flavor with a thin, crispy texture.  

Consumers can choose from two flavors: Simply Naked and Honey Dijon, both of which are now available in the deli sections of grocers nationwide.

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.

January 28, 2014

Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products.

HANOVER, Pa. — Snyder's of Hanover is adding Korn Krunchers, a new line of baked and seasoned corn snacks, to its lineup of products. The snack is offered in three flavors: Korn Krunchers Barbeque, Korn Krunchers Nacho Grande and Korn Krunchers Hot Chili Lime.

January 8, 2014

While snacking has become increasingly popular among Americans, often even replacing regular meals, many companies also have been developing salty snack foods that are healthier, according to a new study.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — While snacking has become increasingly popular among Americans, often even replacing regular meals, many companies also have been developing salty snack foods that are healthier, according to a new study.

In a report titled "Salty Snacks in the U.S.," market research firm Packaged Facts found that 50 million consumers who often snack between meals consider salted snacks their favorite, while 90% of households reporting eating salty snacks in the past 30 days.

January 6, 2014

South Beach Diet unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor.

NEW YORK — South Beach Diet on Monday unveiled a new addition to its family of nutritious and convenient snacks — the South Beach Diet 100 Calorie Smoothie in chocolate truffle flavor. 

The new smoothie contains 6 grams of protein and fiber and has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or sugar alcohols.

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 2, 2013

DSN visited the Baltimore Convention Center last week to check out the Natural Products Expo East. DSN reviews its top 10 new products from the show.

BALTIMORE — DSN visited the Baltimore Convention Center last week to check out the Natural Products Expo East. DSN reviews its top 10 new products from the show. 

The products identified below all have curb appeal, meaning they look like they'd fit in on a mass merchant's shelf and may serve a niche customer base that's shopping food, drug and mass outlets but not buying these specialty items, necessarily. 

August 9, 2013

Kind Healthy Snacks launched into a new category of snacks with Kind Healthy Grains bars, a line of chewy and crunchy granola bars made from five super grains mixed with ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, and more.

NEW YORK — Kind Healthy Snacks today launched into a new category of snacks with Kind Healthy Grains bars, a line of chewy and crunchy granola bars made from five super grains mixed with ingredients like pumpkin seeds, toasted coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, and more. Each Kind Healthy Grains bar packs one full serving of 100% whole grains – a key source of fiber and protein – which help to keep you fuller, longer.

August 8, 2013

Natural and organic snacks are no longer on the periphery. The products have moved front and center as consumers look for healthier, more satiating options when they snack.

Natural and organic snacks are no longer on the periphery. The products have moved front and center as consumers look for healthier, more satiating options when they snack.

"Consumers, particularly millennials, are looking for higher-quality snacks and are renewing their interest in natural foods," said Shelley Balanko, an analyst at Hartman Group. Natural, she said, means fresh, less-processed foods with a recognized ingredient list. "Consumers want more from their snacks. They want nutritionally-dense foods that are satiating," she said.

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.

June 6, 2013

Inventure Foods Inc. introduced two new baked snacks under its licensed partnership with TGI Fridays, the company announced.

PHOENIX — Inventure Foods Inc. introduced two new baked snacks under its licensed partnership with TGI Fridays, the company announced today. Extreme Heat Crunchy Fries and Jalapeno Poppers Snack Sticks add to the line of snacks inspired by the bar and casual dining restaurant menu.

May 30, 2013

South Beach Diet today unveiled new additions to its lineup of snacks and smoothies.

NEW YORK — South Beach Diet today unveiled new additions to its lineup of snacks and smoothies.

South Beach Diet ProteinFit Bars and a South Beach Diet Snack Bar join the snack lineup. South Beach Diet ProteinFit bars come with 16 grams of protein and are available in two flavors — Vanilla Caramel and Honey Peanut — both with a Greek yogurt coating. The new South Beach Diet Chocolate Caramel Nut Snack Bar contains six grams of protein and only 100 calories. South Beach Diet products have no artificial flavors or sweeteners; they are in stores now.

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 21, 2013

Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

BOULDER, Colo. — Evol Foods is marketing its line of natural and organic frozen meals and snacks through Target stores around the country, the company said Tuesday.

The Boulder, Colo.-based packaged-food maker said it would promote the products by offering discounts, which started Sunday and will run through June 15, allowing customers to purchase two frozen entree bowls for $7 and two frozen burritos for $4.

May 14, 2013

The typical American eats more than 1,000 snack-oriented convenience foods throughout the year, and kids and teens are the heaviest users of this assortment of snacks, which includes fresh fruit, sweets and savory snacks, according to a recent study by The NPD Group, a global information company.

CHICAGO — The typical American eats more than 1,000 snack-oriented convenience foods throughout the year, and kids and teens are the heaviest users of this assortment of snacks, which includes fresh fruit, sweets and savory snacks, according to a recent study by The NPD Group, a global information company.

The study also found women eat on average 3.1 snack-oriented convenience foods a day compared to the 2.7 snacks men eat a day.

May 10, 2013

Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

CINCINNATI — Kids in child care are not meeting their daily nutritional needs with the snacks they tend to eat, according to a new study.

May 1, 2013

Zak Designs has announced a new GoPak container designed to make packing lunches easy and without the worry of messy spills.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Zak Designs has announced a new GoPak container designed to make packing lunches easy and without the worry of messy spills.

April 23, 2013

Luna, maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, today introduced Luna Carrot Cake, the newest offering in the line of snacks with select essential nutrients for women.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Luna, maker of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, today introduced Luna Carrot Cake, the newest offering in the line of snacks with select essential nutrients for women. Luna Carrot Cake is a cinnamon-spiced bar with carrots, walnuts, white soy chips and sweet raisins drizzled with vanilla icing.

April 21, 2013

Consumers are snacking more than ever, but they aren't necessarily reaching for a bag of chips and a can of soda.

Consumers are snacking more than ever, but they aren't necessarily reaching for a bag of chips and a can of soda.

"To consumers, a snack can be anything," said Lynn Dornblaser, director of innovation and insight at Mintel. "In fact, when we ask people in the United States what snacks they consume, their top five responses are fresh fruit, cheese, cereal, ice cream and yogurt. As you can see, healthy choices dominate." Chocolate, she said, comes in sixth.

March 8, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana has announced a new flavor to add to its line of FIT popcorn snacks: FIT Real Butter.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — Popcorn, Indiana has announced a new flavor to add to its line of FIT popcorn snacks: FIT Real Butter.

FIT Real Butter received certification from the American Heart Association and earned the Heart-Check mark, meeting the organization¹s requirements for heart-healthy foods as part of an overall healthy diet.

March 4, 2013

Cheetos is mixing things up with its new Cheetos Mix-Ups snack mixes, which combine four Cheetos snack flavors in various shapes in one shareable bag. The brand, part of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, also announced that its spokescat, Chester Cheetah, has joined Twitter as @ChesterCheetah and is asking fans to tweet their opinions of the new snack.

PLANO, Texas — Cheetos is mixing things up with its new Cheetos Mix-Ups snack mixes, which combine four Cheetos snack flavors in various shapes in one shareable bag. The brand, part of PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, also announced that its spokescat, Chester Cheetah, has joined Twitter as @ChesterCheetah and is asking fans to tweet their opinions of the new snack.

March 4, 2013

Stonyfield recently launched two drinkable yogurts just for kids, each made with real organic fruit and vegetable purees: Strawbana and Very Berry.

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Stonyfield recently launched two drinkable yogurts just for kids, each made with real organic fruit and vegetable purees: Strawbana and Very Berry.