Emerald Forest Sugar, Inc. has switched the source of its xylitol-based products to U.S. domestic hardwood birch trees. Based on retailer and consumer requests, the company made the switch to sustainable xylitol harvesting and manufacturing practices. Its products range from single-serve xylitol packets to xylitol gum and mints. Xylitol contains far fewer calories than sugar, for which it is an equal exchange substitute.
Ohgave! brand agave nectar “takes agave to a whole new (lower) level,” says the company. Tested by the Glycemic Index Laboratory to have a low GI of 17, the Ohgave! Light and Amber blue agave varieties combine “culinary flair, superior taste and great health benefits.” New to the line is Ohgave! RAW agave nectar, which is said to have a great taste.
Tree of Life’s Soy Wonder soy spread now offers brighter packaging and a new taste for this peanut butter alternative known for its nutty taste and nutritional ingredients. Soy Wonder is peanut, dairy, wheat, gluten, and cholesterol free. It is similar in taste and texture to peanut butter, and is available in creamy and crunchy varieties.
New from Eden Foods are three types of brown rice mochi, a traditional Japanese food that “is thought to rejuvenate a person's physical vitality, health and strength,” says the company. Eden Brown Rice Mochi is JAS certified and is pounded into cakes that can be baked or fried.
John Masters Organics presents its new and improved Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor. Added to the formulation are silver linden bud extract, cupuaçu seed butter, Fagus sylvatica bud extract and kelp extract. According to the company, the product will restore strength, infuse youthful vitality and create gorgeous silkiness in damaged hair.
Nawgan Products has introduced a berry-flavored functional beverage that supports memory with four key ingredients: Cognizin citicoline (from Kyowa Hakko USA), vitamin E, lycopene and alpha glyceryl phosphoryl choline. This all-natural functional beverage comes in a non-caffeinated and a naturally caffeinated variety.
Kettle Foods is adding the new Fully Loaded Baked Potato flavor to its line of potato chips. Inspired by the Kettle brand’s Create-a-Chip Challenge, where customers submitted new flavor ideas, the chips satisfy the demand for something savory. Kettle chips are a vegetarian, all-natural snack option, containing no trans-fats, artificial flavors or preservatives.
SRP: $3.99 (9 oz.).
Stonyfield Farm introduces Oikos Organic, its new strawberry Greek yogurt with fruit-on-the bottom, containing 0% fat. The product is certified organic; is an excellent source of protein; and includes five live active cultures. SRP: $1.99 per 5.3 oz. cup, $4.49 per 16 oz. tub and $4.99 per 4 oz. multi-pack.
New crispy, crunchy All-Natural Baked Fries are now available from Snikiddy. Flavors include: Original, Cheddar Cheese, Parmesan Garlic and Classic Ketchup. They are available in Sharing Packs, which contain four to five servings. All Snikiddy Snacks are gluten and wheat free, and are made without hydrogenated oils or high-fructose corn syrup.
Morini Brands offers its Bahama Rice Burger with Risofu, a rice-based meat alternative that is free of cholesterol, gluten and trans-fats. These non-soy products all are free of the top food allergens and are available in several new varieties: Grand Beach Rice Burger, Swingin’ Italian Rice Sausage and Tuscany Italian Rice Meatballs. Products are certified Vegan.