5 New Products Raising Eyebrows

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It’s easy to lose track of what’s hitting shelves with so many new products emerging all the time. Every week, Convenience Store Products offers an in-depth look at some of the newest snacks, candies, beverages and food products to arrive at retailers. This week’s batch emphasizes protein-heavy products and snack bars.

Take a look … 

1. Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites

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Hormel Foods has launched its newest on-the-go snack, Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites—a line of bite-sized dried fruit coated in smooth Skippy peanut butter—in select retailers nationwide.

The fruit bites come in two varieties: strawberry-flavored dried cranberry and dried grape, both of which are available in 4-ounce resealable pouches for a suggested retail price range of $3.29 to $3.69. Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites also contain 4 grams of protein per pouch.

2. Siggi’s Simple Sides

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Icelandic yogurt producer Siggi’s has debuted its new Simple Sides, a combination of the brand’s whole-milk yogurt and snack add-ins. Varieties include Vanilla Yogurt With Dried Coconut & Cacao Nibs, Honey Yogurt With Dried Figs & Walnuts, Vanilla Yogurt With Almonds & Dried Cherries, and Plain Yogurt With Muesli & Currants.

Siggi’s Simple Sides contain about 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce serving. They are available for a suggested retail price of $1.99. 

3. Kind Kids’ Bars

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Kind Healthy Snacks has launched its new line of Kind Kids chewy granola bars, which are now available at retailers nationwide. The bars come in Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Honey Oat flavors for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per six-pack.

Kind is offering a full refund to parents whose children dislike the bars. Many of today’s parents struggle to get their kids to embrace healthy eating: More than a third of parents said that finding healthy options that their kids will eat is the most stressful thing about packing lunch, according to a survey conducted by Kind.

The bars are made with 25% less sugar than the average kids’ granola bar, the company said. They’re gluten-free, 100% whole grain and are free of artificial additives. Its core ingredients include oats, sorghum and quinoa.

4. Quest Maple Waffle Bar & Latte Protein Powder

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Quest Nutrition has introduced two new breakfast-themed products: a Maple Waffle Protein Bar and Cold Brew Coffee Latte Protein Powder, both which are available at select retailers nationwide.

The Maple Waffle Protein Bar is filled with tiny waffle chunks and a maple caramel swirl. Each bar contains 20 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar.

Quest’s Cold Brew Coffee Latte Protein Powder is made with cold-brew extract and contains 24 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar per 32-gram serving.

5. ProBar Live

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Plant-based food company ProBar has launched ProBar Live, a line of probiotic-infused snack bars, in four varieties: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Coconut Cashew and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip.

Each bar’s ingredients include various nuts, seeds and dates. The bars contain 10 grams of protein, zero grams of sugar, about 310 calories and 1 billion colony-forming units of probiotics. They’re USDA organic, gluten-free and Non-GMO Project verified.