STOCKTON, Calif. Diamond Foods announced this week an expansion of its snack line, with the launch of its Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds and Sea Salt & Pepper Cashews.
The new almonds feature a combination of dry roasted and baked-in flavor of dark chocolate, the company stated, without the added calories and fat found in traditional chocolate-dipped nuts. The cashews capitalize on the rise in popularity of this flavor profile among snackers, and also provide protein for a boost of natural energy.
Emerald offers Cocoa Roast Almonds in 11 ounce “on-the-go” canisters and convenient 2.5 ounce packets. Sea Salt & Pepper Cashews come in 10 ounce canisters and 2.0 ounce packets. The lid of the canisters also offers portion-control, by dolling out exactly one serving, at 1.5 ounces.
“Consumers everywhere are looking for snack options that offer new and innovative flavors, without added guilt. With Sea Salt & Pepper Cashews and Cocoa Roast Almonds, we have developed nutritious options that satisfy both a sweet tooth and savory cravings, without an increase in fat or calories,” said Andrew Burke, senior vice president of marketing for Diamond. “Based on the positive consumer feedback we’ve received for both products and our healthy lifestyle-oriented packaging, we are excited to be able to introduce them on a national level.”