Kashi adds Berry Muffin, Apple Cobbler varieties of Soft ‘n Chewy Bars
LA JOLLA, Calif. — Kashi, the natural food and lifestyle company, on Wednesday announced the launch of two new flavors of its Soft ‘n Chewy Bars — Berry Muffin and Apple Cobbler.
With more than one-third of each bar made from real fruits and veggie products like apple and pumpkin, the new Soft ‘n Chewy Bars are a healthy and convenient snack option. Both flavors offer a good source of fiber with 4 g, 10 g of whole grains and are free of artificial preservatives and ingredients, as well as high fructose corn syrup.
"Delivering great taste and natural goodness you’ll see and taste, our new Soft n’ Chewy Bars are great for busy adults and kids alike," said Keegan Sheridan, natural food and lifestyle expert at Kashi. "Berry Muffin and Apple Cobbler combine real fruit and wholesome pumpkin with Kashi’s signature blend of 7 Whole Grains to provide a nutritious snack with a home-baked taste you can enjoy no matter where you are."
Berry Muffin Soft n’ Chewy Bars feature a combination of sun-ripened cranberries and strawberries; and Apple Cobbler Soft n’ Chewy Bars incorporate sweet apples and a touch of warm cinnamon.
The new flavors of Soft n’ Chewy Bars are currently available at grocers and natural food retailers worldwide for a suggested retail price of $3.79.
South Beach Diet introduces new Snack Smoothies
NEW YORK — South Beach Diet on Thursday revealed a new addition to its line of nutritious and convenient foods — creamy South Beach Diet Snack Smoothies.
The smoothies are packed with protein and fiber to keep dieters satisfied until their next meal, and they contain only 100 calories. Snack Smoothies contain no artificial or sweeteners. The smoothies, which are available in stores now, are available in three flavors: Strawberry Banana, Wild Berry and Perfectly Peach.
"We’re pleased with the high level of consumer excitement about the South Beach Diet Snack Smoothies," added Elise Donahue, CEO of the South Beach Diet. "We like the idea of shaking things up in the diet aisle by providing a refreshing, fruity, nutritious snack that smoothly satisfies taste and hunger and is a perfect fit in a balanced, weight-loss plan. These Snack Smoothies are delicious treats, and a great snack, whether you’re on a diet or not."
Van’s Natural Food introduces new gluten-free cereal, breakfast & snack options
VERNON, Calif. — Van’s Natural Foods is starting off 2013 on a healthy note with a new line of cereals, crackers, snack bars for breakfast, snacking and on the go. All of the new products are packed with whole grains — including millet, quinoa and amaranth — and contain no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives.
Van’s whole grain cereals offer a full serving of whole grains and 5 g of fiber per serving. The cereal is available in Honey Nut Crunch and Cinnamon Heaven for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
Van’s whole grain crackers give consumers a crispy, healthy way to snack. Baked with nutrient-rich whole grains, the crackers have an SRP of $3.99 and come in three flavors: Multigrain, Lots of Everything! and Say Cheese!
Van’s whole grain snack bars contain a whopping 8 g to 10 g of whole grains and 4 g of fiber per serving — more than four times the fiber of other gluten-free bars on the market today, according to the company. The snack bars have an SRP of $4.49 and come in three flavors: chocolate chip, cranberry almond and peanut butter chocolate.
Consumers can also start off the day with a nutritious, gluten-free breakfast with Van’s Ancient Grains Waffles, which contain 32 g of whole grains and 6 g of fiber per serving and have an SRP of $3.49.
"At Van’s, we believe nutritious is delicious, and that you don’t have to sacrifice great taste to eat well," said Van’s director of marketing, Sarah Meis. "Our new breakfast and snack-time options are so good the whole family will love them whether or not they realize they are gluten-free and filled with healthy whole grains and fiber."
The new products will start making their way to grocery stores this month and are expected to reach full distribution by summer.