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Nassau Candy introduces organic line

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — A company that manufactures, distributes and imports candy has introduced a new organic product line.

Nassau Candy announced Monday the introduction of GoNaturally Organic Hard Candies, manufactured by Hillside Candy and free of artificial sweeteners, preservatives, gluten, cholesterol, trans fats, artificial flavors and colors.

Certified organic by the Department of Agriculture, the candies come in flavors such as honey, cherry, apple, pomegranate, iced mint mango, honey-lemon, blood orange and ginger.

"Commitment to healthy snacking goes beyond just leaving out certain ingredients," Nassau Candy VP confectionary sales Randy Goldbaum said. "More than ever, customers are paying attention to what’s in the food they eat. The GoNaturally line doesn’t just leave out the preservatives and artificial sweeteners like corn syrup — it also uses brown rice syrup with all its nutrients to give a naturally sweet and delicious flavor customers will really enjoy."

 

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Kashi adds Berry Muffin, Apple Cobbler varieties of Soft ‘n Chewy Bars

BY Rebecca Haughey

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.

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South Beach Diet introduces new Snack Smoothies

BY Rebecca Haughey

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."

 

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