Progressive Grocer Product

Fall 2014

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3 4 Progressive Grocer Products Showcase / Fall 2014 SnackS Beet chips Following the growth in demand for vegan-friendly products as well as better-for-you snacks, the folks at The Better Chip combined fresh beets with corn flour and came up with a unique, flavorful and colorful snack chip. Its makers suggest pairing it with herbed goat cheese, hummus and Greek yogurt dip. Certified non-GMO and gluten free, it's the latest offering in a growing line that also includes chips made from spinach, kale and jalapeno peppers, as well as corn. A bag retails for $3.99. The Better Chip Los Angeles Naan crisps FGF Brands' Stonefire Naan Crisps are a light, versatile snack that's "flame baked" for a crunch. At 120 calories per serving, they're made without artificial preservatives, additives, artificial colors, trans fat and hydrogenated oils. Four varieties are available Original, Garlic Parmesan, Everything (like the bagel of the same name), and Tandoori Spice. A bag retails for $3.49. FGF Brands, Concord Ontario, Canada Veggie and bean crisps Calbee is taking things in a new direction with its Harvest Snaps, which encompasses two lines: Snapea Crisps, made from 60 percent whole peas; and Lentil Snaps, likewise made predominantly from its namesake ingredient. The legumes are blended with rice flour to create a gluten-free salty snack that's high in dietary fiber and contain 5 grams of plant protein. Low in salt, fat, carbs and cholesterol, the baked snacks are available in Caesar, Lightly Salted, Wasabi Ranch, Black Pepper, Onion Thyme, and Tomato Basil. A Holiday Snaps offering comes in Salted Caramel. Calbee North America Boardman, Ore. Roasted seaweed GimMe Health added Teriyaki Roasted Seaweed, a vegan and non-GMO food. Teriyaki joins Sea Salt and Sesame in the lineup of snacks and crumbled that deliver 25 calories per serving. The snacks work well as a layer on a sandwich while the crumbles add crunch to salads. Teriyaki Roasted Seaweed retails for $1.19 for 5 grams, $1.99 for 10 grams and $1.99 for 20 grams of crumbles. GimMe Health Belvedere, Calif. Crushed fruit pouches Charles & Alice brings some additional variety and competition to a growing squeezable-pouch fruit category. The Apple Mango variety of its Fruit Friends line is unique among the products out there. Fruit Friends are 100 percent fruit with no sugar added. They contain no artificial flavors, preservatives and GMOs, and they're free of gluten, dairy and BPA. The apples are cold crushed, not pureed, which allows the fruit to keep its natural texture. Also offered are Apple, Apple/Strawberry, Apple/ Berry-Banana, and Apple/Grape. Charles & Alice Inc. Allex, France Old Bay cheese curls Old Bay seasoning is showing up in a variety of food products, including cheese curls from Herr Foods. The savory herbs in Old Bay marry well with the real cheese flavor, and the gluten-free curls offer a satisfying crunch. The snacks also have zero trans fat. Herr Foods Old Bay Cheese Curls retail for $3.49. Herr Foods Lancaster, Pa. Fruit, nut and dark chocolate bars Clif's new Mojo Fruit & Nut and Dark Chocolate bars are made with roasted nuts, organic dark chocolate and fruits like organic wild blueberries. Made with 70 percent organic ingredients, Clif's Mojo Fruit & Nut and Dark Chocolate bars are gluten-free and contain no more than 200 calories each, plus they're low glycemic and a good source of fiber. They come in Cranberry Almond, Wild Blueberry Almond, Coconut Almond Peanut, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt, and Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond. A bar retails for $1.49. Clif Bar and Co. Emeryville, Calif. Handcrafted beef jerky Jack Link's Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky is made with hand-cut slices of tender beef, slow-cooked in small batches and smoked in a traditional smokehouse. The line includes Peppered No. 15, Original No. 11, and Teriyaki No. 17. A 2.5-oz. bag of Jack Link's Small Batch Handcrafted Beef Jerky retails for $5.99. Jack Link's Beef Jerky Minong, Wis.

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