Progressive Grocer Product

Fall 2014

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2 2 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Fall 2014 Center Store Marvel-licensed products CandyRific has once again expanded its license with Marvel and is creating two more novelty items – the Avengers' Hulk and Iron Man Sound & Action Heroes. These will complement other popular Marvel Avengers items introduced by CandyRific, including Captain America's Shield Candy Fan, Thor's Light & Sound Hammer, and Spider-Man and Superman novelties. Each character novelty includes .53 oz. of microbites candy and has a suggested retail price of $2.95. CandyRific Louisville, Ky. Tropical-flavored thins Nonni's Foods' success with its THINaddictives product line led the biscotti baker to expand the brand and introduce a sixth flavor. New Mango Coconut THINaddictives were developed to meet the growing demand for tropical fruit flavors. Fresh from Nonni's artisan bakery, the Mango Coconut Almond Thins are made with California almonds, sweet mango, and grated coconut. THINaddictives have only 100 calories per serving. Every box contains six freshness packs, available for a suggested retail price of $3.29. Nonni's Foods LLC Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Fan-named candy bar Snickers offered consumers the chance to select the name of a new product through an exclusive vote on the brand's Facebook page. Mars Chocolate North America announced the fans' choice as Snickers Xtreme. The candy bar includes a single layer of crunchy roasted peanuts and caramel blended and enrobed in milk chocolate. Snickers Xtreme will be available nationwide in 2015 in a 3.56-oz. size. Mars Chocolate North America Hackettstown, N.J. Salsa Mix JR Simple Salsa is a salsa mix that can be added to one can of tomatoes. All JR Simple Salsas contain no MSGs, gluten and fat. All salsas are dry mix and provide 18 servings per package. Choose from Gringo, Chipotle, Hot, Southwestern, Fiesta, and Extreme Salsas. The company also offers Gourmet Chili Seasoning Mix that can be mixed with turkey, chili meat, chicken, venison and vegetarian chili. It is available in packages that will make 1 gallon of chili and a canister that will make 10 gallons of chili. JR Simple Salsa Tyler, Texas Microwavable mac and cheese cups Annie's Homegrown Inc. released Annie's Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese Cups. Made with organic pasta, cheese and whole grains, the product contains no artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives. It's designed for portability to school or office – just add water and microwave for two minutes. It comes in White Cheddar, Real Aged Cheddar, and Gluten Free Rice Pasta & Cheddar, in single and twin- packs. Annie's Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese Cups retail between $1.69-$1.99. Annie's Homegrown Inc. Berkeley, Calif. Tropical candies Anastasia Confections' new pirate-themed Rum Coconut Patties are made of sweet, creamy shredded coconut dipped in a dark chocolaty coating. The pirate-themed 12-oz. box contains nine rum-flavored Coconut Patties, individually wrapped to prolong freshness. An 8-oz. box with six rum patties also is available. Anastasia Confections also released Coco Bites in resealable pouches. The individually wrapped, bite-sized creamy coconut treats are covered in dark chocolate. The line is offered in 6-oz. foil pouches that hold 12 half-oz. candies in Original, Key Lime, Pina Colada, and Rum flavors. Anastasia Confections Orlando, Fla. Southern Foods House-Autry has been making premium Southern foods for more than 200 years. The company offers a diverse line of quality Southern foods, bringing Southern tradition and innovative meal solutions to dining tables. The product line-up includes: corn meal, stone ground grits, fry coatings, bake coatings, biscuit mix, cornbread mix, hushpuppy mix, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, honey mustard dippin' sauce, bold & zesty dippin' sauce, and dinner grits that come in creole, broccoli & cheddar, roasted garlic & butter, parmesan & herb, and cheddar cheese. House-Autry Mills Four Oaks, N.C. Frozen Breakfast Sandwiches In 2015, Respect Foods Inc. introduces premium, simple, and delicious frozen breakfast sandwiches in its new brand, RESPECT™. The recipes include: Apple Maple Chicken Sausage, Egg & White Cheddar on a Whole Grain Muffin; Turkey Bacon, Egg & White Cheddar on a Whole Grain Muffin; and Double Egg & White Cheddar on a Whole Grain Muffin. Each sandwich has 15 grams or more of protein and 280 calories or less, plus 26 or fewer ingredients to provide clean-label products in this segment. Respect Foods Inc. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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