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Brookside Adds Chocolate & Fruit Clusters

Crunchy Clusters, fruit-flavored centers coated in dark chocolate with crisp rice, toasted oats and graham cracker inclusions, have been added to the Brookside brand, reports The Hershey Co.

Available in Berry Medley, which features a blend of raspberry, blueberry and cranberry flavors, the crunchy chocolate pieces come in 2.5-, five- and 15-ounce reclosable pouches with SRPs of $2.59, $4.19 and $10.69, respectively.

The 2.5-ounce packs ship in eight 10-ct cases, while five-ounce pouches ship 12 per case and 15-ounce varieties come in nine-ct cases.

Starburst Variety Added To Juicy Fruit Family

The Juicy Fruit line is being extended with cherry and strawberry Starburst-flavored gums, according to Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

The sugarfree gums come in packs featuring the logos of both Wrigley brands.

Single-serve 15-stick packs have a SRP of $1.19 and ship 12, 10-ct trays per case, while three-ct multipacks with a SRP of $2.69 and ship in 20-ct cases.

Bowties, Puffed Pretzels Now In Snyder’s Of Hanover Line

Two types of Bowties flat pretzel pieces, and three varieties of puffed snack Pretzel Poppers are debuting from Snyder’s of Hanover.

With a crisp, salty shell and hollow core, Pretzel Popper nuggets align with consumer trends for lighter, puffy salty snacks, which are growing five times faster than other product types in the snack sector, according to the company. They are available in original, which packs in 12-ounce bags, and cinnamon sugar and Three Cheese varieties in 10-ounce packs.

Bowties are designed for dips and spreads and come in original, Everything and Parmesan Garlic. Snyder’s-Lance reports that each serving has two grams of fat and 110 calories.

All products have a SRP of $3.49 and ship in 12-ct cases.