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Fruit Snacks Are USDA Organic

Made with fruit purée and juices, Go Organically Fruit Snacks from Farmer's Choice Food Brands are certified by the USDA and come in three varieties, according to parent company The Promotion In Motion Cos., Inc.

Available in Fruit Medley, Tropical and Mixed Berry assortments, one serving has 70 calories, provides 100 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C and is a good source of vitamins A and E, the company claims. In addition, the fruit snacks are made in an allergen-free facility and contain no gluten, genetically engineered ingredients and preservatives.

Pouches holding 0.8-ounces of fruit snacks pack in eight-ct boxes carrying a $3.99 SRP. They ship in 12-ct cases.


Smucker Enters Granola Bar Market

Its first foray into the segment, The J.M. Smucker Co. is debuting Jif Peanut Butter Granola Bars in creamy, crunchy and chocolate flavored varieties.

The company is supporting the launch with a marketing campaign featuring an eight-foot wall with motion and sound activation, which will visit eight cities through August 28. Consumers can record and share their interactions with the wall on social media with the hash tag #peanutbutterhappy.

Single 1.4-ounce bars have a SRP of 99 cents, while five-ct boxes have a $3.49 SRP.


Petite Cupcakes Have Hershey Cocoa

Tastykake Baking Co. is introducing a line of filled miniature cupcakes featuring co-branding with The Hershey Co. cocoa and Reese's brand peanut butter as well as a coffee cake variety, according to the company.

With 200 calories per three-cupcake serving, Hershey's cocoa is featured in Mini Swirly Cupcakes, chocolate cake with vanilla crème centers and chocolate icing, while Mini Peanut Butter Swirly has chocolate cake, Reese's peanut butter centers and frosting. Mini Koffee Kake Cupcakes are filled with crème and topped with crumbs.

Single-serving packs hold three cupcakes and come in eight-ct boxes. With a SRP of $3.99, they ship in 12-ct cases.


Imported Fudge Caramels Feature Jack Daniel's

Artisanal fudge caramels featuring Jack Daniel's Whiskey flavoring and made using traditional recipe from Gardiners of Scotland, according to importer Great Scot International, Inc.

The items come in 8.8-ounce boxes and 10.5-ounce embossed tins featuring the whiskey's branding with SRPs of $11.89 and $16.89, respectively. Both sizes ship 12 per case.