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Food, Beverage & Nonfood Products 190 | Progressive Grocer | Ahead of What's Next | June 2016 Ticklebelly Treats Ticklebelly Desserts, a sister company of SROriginals, is introducing chef- crafted premium Cakebars. A patent- pending process bakes moist cake onto a stick, and then envelops it in confectionery coatings and sprinkles. At 150 calories each, and free from ar- tificial preservatives, colors or flavors, Ticklebelly Cakebars will appeal to the female audience the company is target- ing. Core varieties are Dark Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies n' Cream, and Salted Caramel Shortbread, with seasonal items to come. The SRP is $4.99 for four. www.ticklebelly.com. Barrel Breakout Kraft Foods' award-winning Cracker Barrel cheese brand is breaking out of the dairy case with a line of boxed macaroni and cheese. Varieties are Sharp Cheddar, Sharp White Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar & Bacon, and Cheddar Havarti, the last a unique variety that demonstrates a more sophisticated approach to the perennial kid favorite. Packets of cheese sauce — made with no dyes or artificial colors — make for easy prep. The SRP for a 14-ounce box is $3.49. www.crackerbarrelcheese.com. Essentials for Millennials Sun Products Corp. recognizes that Millennials are increasingly making their center store purchases online, so Essentials laundry detergent, in Fresh Scent and Fragrance Free formulas, is available exclusively through Amazon.com, Walmart. com, Soap.com and Target.com. The sulfate- and dye-free product prom- ises "a powerful clean" with natural enzymes appropriate for all colors. The SRP for a 30-fluid-ounce 2-pack is $10. www.all-laundry.com. Cottage Cheese Flavors To expand its cottage cheese flavor line, HP Hood has launched two sweet varieties: Honey & Pear and Maple & Vanilla Flavor Added. Marketed at as healthy snack, Hood's cottage cheese flavor line is available in dairy cases throughout the Northeast in 16-ounce con- tainers. The two new additions join existing varieties Chive, Cucumber & Dill, Garden Vegetables, Chive & Toasted Onion, Pineapple, Peaches, and Pineapple & Cherry. The SRP is $2.75. Hood.com.