Falafel Republic offers ready-to-eat glutenfree falafel that is high in protein and fiber, but low in calories. Falafel can be eaten as a snack, on-thego, as an appetizer or as part of a meal. The item is available in both Traditional and Roasted Garlic flavors, and each package offers nine 1-oz. falafel balls. SRP: $5.99
Reed’s, Inc. now offers its virgil’s Root Beer in a swing-top bottle made in its Los Angele s, CA plant. According to the firm, its facility is now the only one in north America with this bottling capability.
Jovial launches the First Ever Einkorn Pasta. Einkorn is an ancient grain that is said to be highly nutritious. In fact, it is a good source of protein, dietary fiber and the B-vitamins. jovial whol e grain pasta is available in rigatoni, penne rigate, fusilli, spaghetti and linguine. SRP: $3.39–3.69 per 12- oz. box.
Surf Sweets now offers a Sweets Sour Worm Halloween Pack. Each package contains 20 individually wrapped Surf Sweets Sour Worms in a Halloweenthemed bag. The candy is organically sweetened and has a tangy, sweet taste. SRP: $4.99.
TruSweets, LLC, 65 East Palatine Rd., Ste. 123, Prospect Heights, IL 60070, www.surfsweets.com
Nature’s Select Food Group offers the Original Smart Cookies: Chocoloco, Yellow Mellow, nuts- Oat Crazy and Gimme a Beat. Each cookie is packed with vitamins, fruits and vegetables, which put s a healthy spin on the conventional treat. Cookies come in 12-oz. packages of bite-size (36 mini cookies) or regular (12 cookies).
Braswell Food Company recently acquired native South and now has several new products under its umbrella. Available are salsas (like Caribbean Cool Black Bean, Fire & Ice Tequila Mango and Fiery Sweet Peach), biscuits (like Fried Green Tomato Cornbread, vidalia Onion Cheese and White Chocolate Sweet Potato) and tortilla chips (Dixie Peach Tortilla Chips).
Green Valley Organics’ lactose-free yogurt and kefir are now available. The products are organic, certified humane, low fat, kosher, GMO and gluten free; they also contain Flourish active probiotic cultures. Several yogurt flavors are available, including plain, vanilla, blueberry, strawberry and honey.
Premier Organics now makes Artisana organic nut butters in 1.16-oz squeeze packs. The portable product is available in all nine original flavors plus one new flavor (Cashini). Says the company, “These convenient squeeze packs are ideal for kids’ lunch boxes, camping, hiking, running, going to the gym or any other activity.”
Global Beverage Enterprises Inc. has reformulated and repackaged its Mr. Q Cumber cucumber-based beverage in a 7-oz bottle. The 100% natural sparkling drink contains no sodium and has only 90 calories. Ingredients include sparkling filtered water, citric acid, cane sugar and cucumber flavor.
SRP: $1.09 (per bottle) and $26.16 (per case of 24).
Odwalla unveils Wholly Grain!, a fruit smoothie, with 32 grams of whole grains in every bottle. The product is a tropical medley that blends orange, passionfruit, pineapple and mango juices. It also is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, A, C, E and fiber. Each bottle contains two servings.