Company: Tropical Foods, Charlotte, N.C.
Web site: www.tropicalfoods.com
Introduced: October
Distribution: Southeast, Midwest
Suggested Retail: $3.99 to $6.99 for an 8- to 12-oz. container
Product Snapshot: Consumers have an additional outlet to turn to when looking for a healthier snack. Tropical Foods’ new snack mixes offer no or low sodium, no cholesterol and trans fat and an innovative flavor profile. One variety, Go Bananas, mixes chocolate banana chips, peanut butter gems, honey roasted sesame sticks and peanuts to create a throw back to peanut butter and banana sandwiches. The Happy Heart option blends cranberries, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cashews and blueberries for an antioxidant-filled snack. Heartland is a gluten-free mix that contains yogurt walnuts, cranberries, blueberries and almonds. Another kind, Mango Tango, meshes dried mango, cashews, coconut toffee peanuts, pumpkin seeds and chili-lime noodles. Additionally, the Neapolitan variety merges together strawberry yogurt raisins, chocolate brownie bits and yogurt pretzel balls.
Ingredients (Mango Tango): Cashews (roasted no salt), coconut toffee peanuts, mango, pumpkin seeds, chili and lime noodles.