yumbutter has three new nut butter flavors. Superfood Cashew Butter includes chia, hemp seeds and yumbuttergoji berries; Chocolate Espresso Peanut Spread includes cacoa, vanilla and cinnamon; and Plant Protein Almond Butter includes probiotic cultures for digestive support. The pouches are also multi-use and resealable.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

Fermented

Chances are you have fermented products on your shelves, and for good reason, people want them. According to Packaged Facts, 53% of consumers are looking for bold flavors in food and 20% are seeking out international food.

Dietary Guidelines

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans on Jan. 7.

Campbell Soup

Camden, NJ—The New York Times reported yesterday that Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to disclose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its products. Other than its soups, the company is also the maker of brands such as Pepperidge Farms, Prego, Plum Organics and V8. The labeling changes are expected to take 12–18 months.

Paleo

For two years running, Paleo has topped Google’s most searched list for diets (1, 2) and it has frequently been boosted into the public eye by celebrity followers like golfer Phil Mickelson (3), and more recently, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush (4). With an estimated three million individuals who follow the Paleo diet (5), this passionate community of consumers and food companies is growing—the number of Paleo-positioned products rose by 178% in 2014 (5)—and doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

oj, orange juice, organic orange juice

Uncle Matt’s Organic now offers Organic Orange Turmeric and Reduced-Calorie Orange Coconut juices. Each 8-oz serving contains GanedenBC30 probiotics (over one billion CFUs) to support digestive and immune health. MegaFood’s organic Hawaiian turmeric is Uncle Matt’s turmeric source.

Muffins, Jaceycakes, FlapJackedNew from JaceyCakes, LLC are FlapJacked Mighty Muffins. Varieties include Maple Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Apple and double Chocolate. Containing 20 grams of protein and 220 calories in each serving, these four varieties also incorporate Ganeden BC30 probiotics. To prepare, shoppers need to add water and microwave for 30 seconds.

teaonic, herbal tea tonic, herbal tea, organic tea

Teaonic is a line of eight herbal tea tonics that are organic, unsweetened and microbrewed in Los Angeles. The tonics combine wholesome herbs, roots, leaves, barks, flowers and spices. Varieties include I Love My Brain, I Love My Liver, I Love My Gut and I Love My Skin.