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Prairie Bar Line Is Organic, Fair Trade

B.T. McElrath Chocolatier, Inc. is debuting the Prairie Bar line of chocolate bars that are Fair Trade, organic and non-GMO.

The two-ounce bars are available in New Frontier, which blends organic black currants and Tellicherry black peppercorns with 76% dark chocolate; Pioneer Boy, featuring Marcona almonds, bits of toffee and sea salt with 45% dark milk chocolate; and Prairie Girl, which combines coconut toffee, Georgia pecans and 72% dark chocolate.

“We chose to offer a slightly smaller bar for portable convenience, and the affordable price has dual appeal — as an anytime reward and a gift for discerning chocolate connoisseurs,” says Chocolatier Peter Maccaroni.

With a SRP of $3.50, the line ships in 10-ct cases


Teddy Grahams Get Birthday Cake Treatment

New Teddy Grahams Birthday Cake features sprinkles throughout the bear-shaped crackers, according to Mondelez International, Inc.

Sweetened with honey, the product have 30g of whole grains and 10 percent of the recommended daily amounts of iron and calcium per serving, the company reports.

Coming in 10-ounces boxes with a SRP of $3.19, they ship six per case.


GoOrganic Brand Adds Fruit Snacks

Made with fruit purée and containing 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, GoOrganic Fruit Snacks are new from Hillside Candy.

The company reports the product is USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and gluten-free. In addition, the items are a good source of vitamins A and E, and have no preservatives or artificial colors.

The fruit-shaped snacks come in ginger, chocolate ginger and fruit medley varieties. Packing in three-ounce gusset bags with a SRP of $3.29, they ship four six-ct displays per case. A shipper program is also available.


Thin Cookies Come In Cake Flavors

Batter Crisps, thin, crisp cookies that taste like cake, are launching from Sugar Bowl Bakery.

According to CEO Andrew Ly, the product is rooted in the company’s cake-baking history. “The flavor and texture were inspired by moments in our home kitchens, making a mess and getting batter everywhere but in the pan,” he explains. “Batter Crisps taste as if you were baking a cake and decided to forego the pan and drip the batter onto a cookie sheet.”

Made without preservatives, trans fats and artificial flavors and colors, the company reports, Batter Crisps come in devil’s food, French vanilla, carrot cake and Lemon Snow, which blends coconut and lemon flavors.

Peggable six-ounce standup packs have a SRP of $3.99 and ship in 15-ct cases.