Starbucks rolls out new pumpkin spice latte products in grocery
SEATTLE — It’s still summer, but Starbucks already is gearing up for fall, bringing its quintessential fall drink, the pumpkin spice latte, to grocery aisles with two new offerings. The company has announced the introduction of its ready-to-drink PSL and its new PSL-flavored ground coffee.
The ground coffee is available in grocery retailers nationwide, and features Starbucks lightest roast coffee with notes of pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. It has a suggested retail price of $9.99 for an 11-oz. bag.
The ready-to-drink product features Starbucks Arabica coffee with nots of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices with creamy milk. The PSL ready-to-drink offering follows the introduction in June of Starbucks Iced Latte — an on-the-go offering for fans of its caffe latte — and is one of several limited-time flavors the company has planned.
New bakerly Crunchy Crepes flavors hit shelves
MIAMI — French-inspired bakery products maker bakerly is bringing two new flavors to its happy go snacky line. Hazelnut- and caramel-filled Crunchy Crepes will join the company’s already released chocolate- and strawberry-filled Crunchy Crepes.
"We're excited to expand our happy go snacky line with the new Crunchy Crêpes,” bakerly co-founder Fabian Milon said. “These new flavors, now available nationwide, are also individually wrapped for easy, on-the-go, healthy snacking. We're proud to offer all natural, non-GMO, French-inspired bakery snacks with no preservatives and zero substitutes.”
Also in the company’s line of snacks are chocolate chunk Mini Brioches, chocolate-filled croissants and its Petit Sponge Cakes filled with chocolate strawberry or apricot filling. The new crepes are individually wrapped, and like bakerly’s other products, are non-GMO with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Anheuser-Busch set to launch Natty Rush malt beverage
ST. LOUIS — Anheuser Busch is readying itself for the launch of its latest malt beverage product. Adding to its line of Natural Ice products, the company be introducing its Natty Rush line of three malt drinks this fall.
“We can confirm the launch of our newest line — Natty RUSH — will take place this fall,” Anheuser-Busch VP value and near beer brands Chelsea Phillips said. “More to come as we get closer to the product being in stores, but this is an exciting innovation that will offer three distinct and bold flavors, which we're confident are going to be a big hit with consumers.”
The three flavors are Hurricane Punch, Watermelon Smash and Blue Frostbite, all of which at 8% alcohol-by-volume and will be sold in 25-oz. cans. The new line appears to be looking to give Four Loko — whose similar products are between 10% and 12% ABV — a run for its money. It also will offer a counterpart to Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light Lime-A-Rita products.