Soothing soup to go
Nona Lim recently introduced a line of heat-and-eat soup cups intended to give consumers a way to enjoy the brand’s simple, clean products on the go, whether as part of a meal or a nutrition-packed pick-me-up at snack time.
“We’d launched a line of popular soups and broths in 20-ounce pouches perfect for lunches and dinners at home, but many of our customers wanted Nona Lim level taste and nutrition as they ran through their busy days,” says founder Nona Lim. “The 10-ounce Nona Lim Heat & Sip Cups are designed to heat in a minute and a half in a microwave and carry into business meetings, to soccer practice, and wherever life goes.”
The preservative-free line includes Carrot Ginger Soup, Tomato Thai Basil Soup, Thai Curry and Lime Bone Broth, Vietnamese Pho Bone Broth, and Miso Broth; the bone broths are simmered with all natural bone stock for 30 hours to ensure maximum flavor and benefit. They can be found at Whole Foods Market locations and at Snap Kitchen for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
New take on a Thai classic
Dang Foods released its Sticky-Rice Chips, the first-to-market chips made from Thai sticky rice, according to the company. Inspired by a popular Asian snack, the chips are made from whole rice instead of the traditional rice powder.
To create the chips, the company soaks sticky rice in watermelon juice to act as a natural binder and add some sweetness before vacuum frying the chips for a light and crispy snack with 30%–40% less fat than potato chips.
“This chip was inspired by a popular snack in Thailand that many travelers buy at the Bangkok airport and have raved about over the years. We thought it has the perfect amount of crunch and a satisfying balance of savory and sweet, and yet the base of whole rice that you can see made it a better-for-you option than many other chips on the shelf,” says Jenny Burns, marketing director for Dang Foods.
The chips are available in three flavors—Original, Coconut Crunch, and Sriracha Spice—for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 3.5-ounce bag. They can be found in Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Whole Foods Markets in the Northeast region, and Whole Foods 365 stores, as well as on amazon.com.
Bagel chips and dip
Kraft Heinz’s Philadelphia brand recently introduced its Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dips, which pair crispy multigrain bagel chips with a sidecar of creamy Philadelphia cream cheese for a convenient snack ideal for eating at home or on the go.
“People are busier than ever and are asking us for simple food solutions that are less processed and can easily fit into their lifestyles,” says Ken Padgett, associate director of marketing for Philadelphia Cream Cheese. “With Bagel Chips & Cream Cheese Dips, we are giving consumers a crunchy snack pack with bagel chips and cream cheese pairings that won’t disappoint your taste buds.”
The chip and dip packs—made with real fruit and vegetables, fresh milk, and real cream—come in four flavors: Strawberry, Chive & Onion, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon, and Garden Vegetable. They are available nationwide as of this month for a suggested retail price of $1.99 per 2.5-ounce pack.