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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).

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).

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,

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.

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.

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

Let’s Do…Organic (a division of Edward & Sons Trading Co. Inc.) now offers Fancy Waffle Bowls. These certified- organic, scrumptiously edible bowls have a caramelized flavor to complement desserts like ice cream, sorbet and fresh fruit. Each bowl is just 45 calories and contains no trans-fats, hydrogenated oils or cholesterol. Boxes contain eight bowls a piece.

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