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Company: Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, N.J.
Distribution: Regional (Denver and Boulder, Colo.; Portland, Ore.; Seattle)
Suggested Retail: $1.49 for a 1.2-oz. pack; $4.99 for a five-pack box
Product Snapshot: Mars Chocolate North America’s goodnessknows snack squares are now available in two new West Coast markets—Seattle and Portland, Ore. The bite-sized snacks feature slow-roasted, whole almonds; tangy fruits; toasted oats; and chocolate made using a special process that preserves the natural cocoa flavanols found in cocoa beans. Each four-square serving has 200 mg. of cocoa flavanols, 2-3 g. of fiber, 3 g. of protein and just 150 calories. Available in Very Cranberry, Nutty Apple and Peachy Cherry, the squares have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Ingredients (Very Cranberry): Dried cranberries (sugar, cranberries), almonds, crisp rice (rice flour, rice bran, raisin juice concentrate, honey, salt), toasted oats (oats, sugar, brown sugar), brown rice syrup, chocolate, sugar, dried cane sugar, cocoa powder, almond butter (almonds), canola oil, vegetable glycerin, cocoa butter, milk fat, sea salt, soy lecithin, mixed tocopherols to maintain freshness, natural flavor.