1. La Brea Bakery Honey & Nut Snack Granola
Company: La Brea Bakery, Los Angeles
Web site: www.LaBreaBakery.com
Distribution: Available at grocery stores nationwide
Suggested Retail: $4.99 for 12 oz.
Product Snapshot: These gourmet, bite-size clusters of nuts, honey and fruit are ideal for on-the-go and family snacking. They contain no trans fats and offer 11 g. of healthy whole grains per serving.
Ingredients: Rolled oats, honey, cashew nuts, dried cranberries, sunflower oil, sugar, almonds, corn oil, raisins, water, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, invert sugar white rye flakes, walnuts, wheat bran, flax seed, natural flavors. Contains wheat, cashew nuts, walnuts and almonds.
2. EatSmart Potato Chips
Company: Snyder’s of Hanover, Hanover, Pa.
Web site: www.EatSmartSnacks.com
Distribution: Regional—East Coast; National come January 2008
Suggested Retail: $3.49 for an 8-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: Made from fresh whole potatoes, EatSmart’s latest offering is all-natural and contains no trans fats. They also boast 30% less fat than traditional chips and have 3 g. of dietary fiber per serving. Available varieties include Lightly Salted, French Onion and Sweet Barbeque.
Ingredients (Sweet Barbeque variety): Potatoes, vegetable oil (may contain one or more of the following: sunflower, cottonseed and/or safflower oil), salt, sugar, corn flour, maltodextrin, paprika, dextrose, autolyzed yeast extract, yeast extract, onion powder, garlic powder, spic, extractive of paprika, natural smoke flavor. Produced in a facility that handles peanut butter.
3. Stauffer’s Animal Cookies
Company: Stauffer Biscuit Co., York, Pa.
Web site: www.stauffers.net
Introduced: September (shipping in November)
Suggested Retail: $2.59 for a 14-oz. bag
Product Snapshot: Stauffer has introduced five all-natural animal crackers and five animal cookies. Each is a good source of calcium and contains neither trans fat nor cholesterol. The crackers are available in Original, Mini Animals, Chocolate, Original & Chocolate and Organic. The cookies come in Chocolate Chip, Lightly Iced, Cotton Candy, Cinnamon Crunch and Breakfast — a blend of oats, almonds, cranberries and pomegranate.
Ingredients (Cotton Candy variety): Wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, Cotton Candy Crunch (sugar, partially hydrogenated oil [cottonseed, soybean], corn syrup solids, artificial flavor, soy lecithin [an emulsifier], artificial colors [FD&C Red #40, Blue #1, Red #3]), invert syrup, calcium carbonate, baking powder, natural flavor, salt, soy lecithin (an emulsifier).
4. PB & Whey Protein Bites
Company: EB Performance LLC, Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Web site: www.EBperformance.com
Suggested Retail: $1.69 for 1.25 oz.; 3 for $5
Product Snapshot: Each PB & Whey Proten Bite is a miniature protein bar packed with organic peanut butter, whey protein, organic agave syrup and B-Vitamins. The bars are all-natural and preservative- and gluten-free. They’re also compliant for collegiate athletics and are being utilized by major collegiate athletic programs.
Ingredients: Organic peanut butter, organic agave syrup, FruitRim (fruit juices, natural grain dextrins), whey protein (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein hydrolysate), peanuts, whey protein crisps (whey protein isolate, whey protein concentrate, tapioca starch, calcium carbonate), inulin, vitamins & minerals (potassium citrate, magnesium citrate, niacin (Vitamin B3), pantothenic acid, pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6), riboflavin (Vitamin B12), thiamin mononitrate (Vitamin B1), folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), rice bran, natural flavors, sea salt, soy lecithin, guar gum, mixed tocopherols. Contains peanuts. Manufactured in a facility that processes other products which may contain tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg and soy ingredients.