Peet’s Coffee & Tea introduces two new medium-roast coffees
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Peet’s Coffee & Tea is bringing its Peet’s Café Solano and Peet’s Café Domingo to grocery stores.
The new medium-roast coffees are available in ground and whole bean form.
“We brought every bit of our 45 years of coffee craft to the creation of these two blends,” said Doug Welsh, Peet’s roastmaster and VP coffee. “The style is smooth and balanced, with an abundance of pure, sweet coffee flavor. In Café Domingo, a select blend of Latin American coffees, this is expressed in cacao and toffee tones and a clean, crisp finish. Café Solano bespeaks the wider influence of a world blend, with lively and aromatic notes contributed by African and Indo-Pacific coffees.”
Peet’s will be roasting the new medium-roast line in its Gold LEED-certified roasting facility in Alameda, Calif., the company said.
Beech-Nut introduces baby food featuring Mott’s applesauce
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. — Beech-Nut has introduced purees co-branded with Mott’s applesauce.
The new Beech-Nut line is made with natural ingredients, the company said. The move comes on the heels of recent Beech-Nut partnership announcements with Green Giant and Chiquita.
"It is our goal at Beech-Nut to continue to create nutritious meals with natural ingredients — including wholesome branded ingredients such as Mott’s applesauce, Chiquita bananas and Green Giant vegetables — that moms know and trust," said Evan Eckman, chief marketing officer for Hero North America, parent company of Beech-Nut. "We’re proud to have selected varieties of Beech-Nut purees to feature the Mott’s brand. Mott’s shares our lasting commitment to childhood nutrition, superior quality standards, and delicious-tasting foods."
Mars Chocolate introduces Marathon Smart Stuff energy bars
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate is looking to breathe new life into the energy bar market.
The company announced the launch of its new Marathon Smart Stuff bars, which combine real chocolate with such wholesome ingredients as blueberries, cranberries and peanuts. Each bar contains 140 calories or less per serving, a blend of eight essential vitamins and minerals, and is an excellent source of calcium, Mars Chocolate said.
"[The] Marathon Smart Stuff bar addresses the growing trend of consumers embracing energy bars as a healthier, enjoyable way to get through the day," Mars Chocolate director of new chocolate ventures John Wyckoff said. "Be it a student rushing in between classes or a mom looking for snacks for her family on a long road trip, this bar totally satisfies by combining great taste with healthy ingredients."
Marathon Smart Stuff bars are available in crunchy multigrain, crunchy chocolate crisp, crunchy honey graham and crunchy trail mix flavors, and can be purchased at select mass, food, drug and convenience stores.