Brent & Sam’s Soft & Chewy Cookies
Company: Brent & Sam’s, Inc., North Little Rock, Ark.
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Introduced: July
Distribution: National
Suggested Retail: $2.79 for a box of 8 individually wrapped cookies
Product Snapshot: Fans of Brent & Sam’s crispy cookies now have a soft and chewy option. Varieties include Chocolate Chunk, Chocolate Chip Pecan and Oatmeal Raisin. Shoppers are encouraged to enjoy the cookies right out of the package or warmed up in the microwave for a homemade taste. Each is individually wrapped for freshness and convenience.
Ingredients (Chocolate Chip Pecan variety): Bitter-sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, dextrose, soy lecithin, artificial flavoring), enriched wheat flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), pecans, sugar, brown sugar, invert sugar, palm oil, butter, whole eggs, raisin paste, fructose, organic molasses, rolled oats, soybean oil, pregelatinized starch, salt, baking soda, pure vanilla extract with other natural flavors, whey, cream of tartar, ammonium bicarbonate, vegetable monoglycerides, soy lecithin, natural butter flavor, citric acid, beta carotene, Vitamin A palmitate. Contains wheat, pecans, egg, milk and soy ingredients. May contain traces of peanuts and/or other tree nuts.
Shrewd Foods All Natural Brownies
Company: Shrewd Foods, Inc., Denver, Colo.
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Introduced: June
Distribution: Regional
Suggested Retail: $2.79 per 2.7-oz. brownie
Product Snapshot: These brownies are wheat-, gluten- and sugar-free — as well as naturally sugar-free and high in protein and fiber — making them a more healthful way for consumers to enjoy a favorite sweet. Varieties include Mint Chocolate, Fudge Walnut, Orange Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.
Ingredients (Fudge Walnut variety): Xylitol, water, whole eggs, whey protein, unsweetened cocoa powder, canola oil, walnuts, modified tapioca starch, natural vanilla extract, salt, xanthan gum. Contains nuts, dairy, eggs.
Buffalo Peanuts
Company: Nuts Are Good, Warren, Mich.
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Introduced: March
Distribution: Regional, in 15 Great Lakes states, with another 17 states periodically carrying Nuts Are Good products. Distribution will be national by year’s end.
Suggested Retail: $1.29 for a 4-oz. package. Also sold in larger quantities.
Product Snapshot: All-natural Buffalo Peanuts are a blend of hot, cayenne pepper and sweet flavors. They are dry-roasted in copper kettles with no added oil and contain healthy monounsaturated fats and other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants. They’re also Kosher.
Ingredients: Peanuts, sugar, vinegar, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder.
Emerald Marcona Almonds
Company: Diamond Foods, Inc., Stockton, Calif.
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Introduced: July
Distribution: “Limited Release” product available regionally.
Suggested Retail: $6.99 for a 9-oz. canister
Product Snapshot: Emerald’s Marcona Almonds – “The Queen of Almonds” — are rich in Vitamin E. The nuts are roasted lightly and sprinkled with natural sea salt.
Ingredients: Blanched Marcona Almonds, sunflower oil, sea salt. No preservatives. This product is processed on equipment that also processes other tree nuts or peanuts. May contain tree nuts or peanuts.