5 Snack and Candy Products That Hit Shelves in June

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Another week, another batch of convenience-store products on the market. This roundup highlights new snack and candy items hitting stores now, including an interesting collection of dairy-based products.

Here’s a look at what caught Convenience Store Products' eye recently …

1. YQ by Yoplait

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General Mills' newest yogurt product, YQ by Yoplait, arrived at retailers nationwide in late June.

YQ is made with ultrafiltered milk, a type of milk that’s filtered to concentrate protein and remove sugar and lactose. After filtering, the milk is put through a churning process that ultimately creates the yogurt consistency without the tartness or chalky aftertaste of Greek-style yogurts, the company said. Other ingredients include cane sugar and natural fruit.

The yogurt comes in eight flavors: Plain, Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Lime, Mango, Peach and Coconut. Each 5.3-ounce cup contains 9 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein. It is gluten-free, 99% lactose-free and contains no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

The item has a suggested retail price of $1.49 for 5.3-ounce cups and $4.99 for 26-ounce tubs.

2. Babybel Cheese & Crackers

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Cheese snacking company Babybel has launched the newest addition to its roster. Babybel Cheese & Crackers comes in three varieties: Original with mini butter crackers, White Cheddar with mini butter crackers and Light with mini whole-grain wheat crackers. The snack is made with natural cheese and is free of artificial growth hormones and additives, the company said.

Babybel Cheese & Crackers are available in one-count and three-count packs for a SRP of $1.29 and $3.49, respectively.

3. Talenti Gelato

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Gelato manufacturer Talenti has released three limited-time-only pints in honor of its 15th anniversary. Flavors include Alphonso Mango Sorbetto, Double Dark Chocolate Gelato and Madagascan Vanilla Bean Gelato. Each flavor is available in either 14-ounce pints or 28-ounce quart containers.

4. Justin’s Almond Butter Cups

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Nut butter snack producer Justin’s has added two new treats to its line of confections. Its new Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups and Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups are available for an SRP of $2.29 per two-cup pack. They’re USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and made without artificial flavoring or additives. The treats are also Rainforest Alliance Certified and made with orangutan-friendly palm oil.

This launch follows up Justin’s Organic Mini White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which were released earlier this year.

5. Schuman Cheese

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Artisan-cheese manufacturer Schuman Cheese launched two new convenience-focused products at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York: Quick Fixes and Cheese Flights.

Quick Fixes feature various Schuman cheeses, slow-cured salami and crackers. Some of the flavor pairings include Asiago Cheese with Spicy Calabrese Salami and Artisan Crackers, Creamy Fontina Cheese with Genoa Salami and Black Pepper Artisan Crackers, and Sharp Cheddar Cheese with Soppressata Salami and Rosemary Artisan Crackers.

The Cheese Flights come in packs of 14 10-ounce trays. They feature Schuman cheese flavors such as Gruyere-style selections and Tuscan Rubbed Fontina. Each package includes beverage pairing suggestions, such as amber ales or pinot noir.