The Hain Celestial Group has made available a new non-dairy frozen dessert, Rice Dream Bites. These bite-size nuggets are vanilla Rice Dream on the inside and rich chocolate on the outside. This decadent confection also is all natural, lactose free, gluten free, cholesterol free and contain no trans fat or refined sugars.
Two new Sunrise Cereals from Nature’s Path expand the line of whole-grain, gluten-free cereals. Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise are made from an organic blend of corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. For those who wish to avoid gluten in their diet, Sunrise Cereals provide a cereal alternative that also contains omega-3s.
As additions to its Primo Thin line of pizzas, Palermo’s Pizza unveils two new products: Primo Thin Garden and Chicken Fajita. The Garden variety offers spicy, salad like toppings on a multi-grain crust and Chicken Fajita provides a zesty Southwest flavor. Primo Thin pizzas are designed to be nutritious and low in calories while retaining great taste.
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.
Juice Creations Co. now offers ME, a line of all-natural and caffeine-free beverages in 10.5-oz. slim cans. These drinks are formulated to match drinkers’ personalities/moods. Containing only 70 calories per can, the drinks come in four flavors: vivacious (tangerine pineapple), curious (blueberry lime), uninhibited (pink grapefruit) and unavailable (dragonfruit blackberry).
New from Annie Chun’s are Organic Potstickers (SRP: $4.49/7.6 oz) and Mini Wontons (SRP: $3.99/8 oz). The potstickers come in Chicken & Vegetable or Pork & Vegetable. The bite-sized wontons come in Pork & Ginger, Chicken & Garlic and Chicken & Cilantro. Both can be made within seven minutes.