Eatwhatever Now Available In Ginger, All Natural
The two-part breath freshening system Eatwhatever from Jacquii LLC now includes a ginger variety and has been reformulated to be all-natural.
The system works by first swallowing a gel cap, which includes ginger oil, and then sucking on a ginger-infused mint for stomach and mouth breath freshening. The company reports ginger also can ease nausea and inflammation, and is commonly used to treat motion sickness, upset stomach and colic.
Holding 10 gel caps and 10 mints, packs of have a SRP of $3.49 and ship six nine-ct displays per case.
Jacqui Rosshandler, president, tells Candy & Snack TODAY the original peppermint variety was reformulated to be all-natural to appeal to a wide consumer base, adding the gel caps were always all-natural, but the mints were not.
"Our main concern was taste, so the reformulation took a while," Rosshandler says. "We finally found a great, all-natural mint so we made the change."
In addition to being all-natural, both items are also gluten-free, vegan and organic, the company reports.
barkThins Adds Pumpkin Seed Variety
Non-GMO Project-verified and Fair Trade Ingredient-certified, Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seed barkThins are new from Ripple Brands Collective, LLC.
Made without artificial ingredients and colors, the chocolate wafer snacks with seed inclusions packs in 4.7-ounce reclosable gusseted bags and have a SRP range of $4.49 to $4.99. They ship four 12-ct displays per case.
Dark chocolate barkThins are also available in almond, pretzel, mint, toasted coconut almond, blueberry quinoa with agave and limited-edition peppermint pretzel varieties.
Salty, Sweet Snappers Snacks Hit Mass Market
Inspired by chocolate turtles and featuring a pretzel base, Snappers with chocolate drizzle are being introduced in three varieties to the mass market from Edward Marc Brands, Inc.
Initially a Costco Wholesale Corp. exclusive, CEO Chris Edwards tells Candy & Snack TODAY the distribution is being extended to bring a gourmet snacking item to the wider market. "We saw salty and sweet was really popular and growing, especially in chocolate," he adds.
Since debuting the product in the club channel, Edwards says the biggest challenge has been keeping up with demand. As a result, the company has increased capacity more than 20 fold in the past year and a half. "We used to produce about 240,000 pounds of chocolate annually. We’ll deliver that in the next two weeks now," he explains.
Snappers are available in original, featuring caramel and milk chocolate; Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel; and Peanut Pretzel with caramel.
All three items are available in 10-ounce bags with a SRP of $6.99 that ship in 12-ct display-ready cases, and six-ounce packs retail for $4.99 and ship 15 per case. Strictly for club retailers, dark chocolate and original varieties also come in 24-ounce standup bags with a SRP of $9.99 and ship in 350-ct pallets.
Just Born Leveraging Minions License
Limited edition Peeps and Mike and Ike products featuring Despicable Me movie characters the Minions are being introduced by Just Born, Inc.
Shaped and decorated to resemble the characters, Peeps Minions come in six-ct packs that feature comics on the back made exclusively for the items, Just Born reports. They have a SRP range of $1.29 to $1.69.
Lining up with the holiday DVD release of the latest film in the franchise, Mike & Ike Minion Mix have blue raspberry and banana flavored chewy candies. The five-ounce packs have three designs featuring the characters and a SRP range of $1.09 to $1.39.
Both items ship 12 per case.