Ultimate Superfoods introduces Ojio proteinpacked, raw, organic hemp seeds. The protein is very digestible, and the seeds offer eight essential amino acids including omega-6 and omega-3. They contain antioxidants, fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin A. One tablespoon contains 31% of the DRI of iron and five grams of fiber.
Clif Bar & Company presents energy shots in gel form. There are four flavors, each containing different amounts of caffeine. The Chocolate flavor and Razz flavor packets each contain no caffeine. The Strawberry flavored gel contains 25 mg of caffeine per serving, and the Mocha flavor contains 50 mg of caffeine per serving.
Blair’s Sauces & Snacks offers a new line of Death Jars salsa. There are two types of Death Salsa: medium and XXX Hot. There also is a Qu so Cheese Dip, which Blair’s says is “deathalicious.” The products join an already extensive collection of sauces and snacks that promise to satisfy the consumers’ mouths with spices.
Honey Stinger, manufacturer of honey-based nutritional products, introduces a new flavor to join its expansive collection of protein bars, energy bars and gel packets. The new bar is designed specifically for athletes to consume after a workout in order to rebuild muscle. The bar contains 10 grams of protein in whey protein isolate form, and it is made with 100% organic honey. SRP: $1.89
This year, Kettle Brand is rolling out two new 100-calorie packs to add to its collection of baked potato chips. The Sea Salt & Vinegar and Aged Whi te Cheddar 100 calorie packs contain i ron, protein and potassium, and are low in fat and saturated fat. Kettle Brand uses only natural seasonings, oils and non-GMO ingredients.
Catalyst Gourmet offers Gourmet Finishing Sugars, blends made from Catalyst Tea Enhancers and turbinado cane sugar. The all-natural, gluten-free, artisan blends are also suitable for baking and grilling. There are currently four blends: Enchanting Chai, Sensational Saffron, Gourmet Ginger, and Fennel Fusion. They are available in 6.5-oz tins, as well as in bulk and food service sizes.
Gold Mine Natural Food Company makes available its Ohsawa Organic Gluten-Free Tamari in a 5-oz. bottle. The smaller variety is particularly beneficial for those wanting to use the product at the dinner table, and for those who stock epicurean gifts, create specialty baskets and cross-merchandise it with other foods.
SRP: $5.95 per 5-oz. bottle.
The Manhattan Chili Co. now has eight varieties of chili available for retail: poultry (High Plains Turkey and Ginger Chicken), beef (Numero Uno, Chain Gang and Choral Society) and vegan (Red Lentil, Totally Vegetable and 4 Bean Butternut Squash). The line of chili is all natural, contains no preservatives and is minimally processed.
Farmland Dairies now offers Skim Plus Fiber, which is fortified with probiotic fiber, and Skim Plus Omega-3 with CoQ10, which is fortified with Omega-3 fatty acids and CoQ10. Skim Plus Fiber delivers 2.5 grams of fiber per serving. And, just one serving of Skim Plus Omega-3 with CoQ10 contains 55 milligrams of EPA and DHA, along with milligrams of CoQ10.
Mom Made Foods’ newest selections include three Munchies: Turkey, Sausage, Tomato Sauce and Cheese in a Crust; Chicken, Beans, Rice and Cheese in a Crust; and Baked Apple Pie pockets. One meal flavor is new, too: Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs and Sauce Meal. Mom Made flash freezes foods to preserve nutrients, flavor, color and natural texture. This product also contains no trans-fats, no preservatives and no artificial colors.