Callard & Bowser-Suchard, Inc., the makers of Altoids®, introduced Altoids Sours in April in two “curiously strong” hard candy flavors: citrus, a blend of lemon and grapefruit, and tangerine. The new sours come packaged in round silver tins as distinctive as the classic Altoids tin. For more information, visit www.altoids.com. The company is based in East Hanover, N.J.
Herr Foods Inc. introduced its Changing Cheddar Magic Popcorn and its New Old-Fashioned Butter Sticks snacks in April. The popcorn, geared toward children, comes in colorful metallic bags that feature a “mirror” so eaters can see their mouth change colors with each crunch. The butter sticks combine a pretzel stick with a home-style butter taste. Herr, based in Nottingham, Pa., produces snack foods.
Kashi Co. introduced Kashi Good Friends Cinna-Raisin Crunch cereal in May. The product contains raisins, fiber blossoms, crispy flakes, cinnamon, and granola. It is made with a blend of seven whole grains and sesame, and each serving contains 10 g of fiber. Kashi, based in La Jolla, Calif., produces natural, minimally processed food products.
Long Life Beverages introduced enhance® vitamin-fortified water in May. The product, made in collaboration with Energy Tools International, boasts pure distilled and deionized water flavored with natural GMO-free ingredients and infused with an assortment of vitamins and minerals. It comes in Lemon Lime Energy Formula, Orange Stress Formula, Peach Multi Formula (Daily A-Z), Cherry Antioxidant Formula, Grape Vision Formula (with Lutein), and Ice Immune Formula. Long Life Beverages is based in Hauppauge, N.Y., and Energy Tools International is based in Palm Springs, Calif.
Mayfield Dairy Farms and Nestlé are teaming up to offer the Mayfield Rewards Ice Cream line which includes Nestlé Crunch, Nestle Toll House, Butterfinger, and Southern Butter Pecan Fudge Candy flavors. Mayfield, based in Athens, Tenn., offers a full line of dairy and ice cream products.
Perry’s Ice Cream Co. introduced two 6-pack novelty cone items in May: Perry’s Coco-Marsh Cones and Perry’s No Sugar Added Nutty Cones. The Coco-Marsh Cones combine chocolate ice cream with swirls of marshmallow in a chocolate-lined sugar cone. They were previously only available in schools; the multi-pack is new for supermarket consumers. The Nutty Cones are an extension of the company’s current no-sugar-added products. They feature a cone and chocolate coating filled with vanilla ice cream and peanuts. Perry’s is based in Akron, N.Y.
Orville Redenbacher introduced a new popcorn flavor, Sweet ‘n Buttery, in May. The new flavor has three times the real butter of any other Orville Redenbacher product and is mixed with a rich, sweet taste. The company is based in Edina, Minn.
Sara Lee’s IronKids brand launched a crustless bread in May. The IronKids Crustless Bread is the size of a regular loaf and double-wrapped. Sara Lee Corp. is based in Chicago, Ill.
Stewart’s Beverages introduced Stewart’s Diet Cream Soda in May. The fountain-style soda has zero calories and no caffeine and tastes like the company’s traditional Stewart’s Cream Soda. Stewart’s, based in White Plains, N.Y., is owned by the Snapple Beverage Group, a unit of Cadbury Schweppes.