Thin chocolate chip cookies
Nonni’s Foods has introduced a lineup of Chocolate Chip Artisan Thin Cookies made with premium ingredients, such as 55% cacao dark chocolate, Sri Lankan coconut, and coconut oil. Taking into account consumers’ evolving interest in healthier snack options, the cookies are dairy free, low in sugar, fat, and carbohydrates, and contain at least 2 grams of protein per serving.
Each box of Chocolate Chip Artisan Thin Cookies contains six portion packs filled with three cookies, averaging 100 calories total, making them an on-the-go treat consumers can feel good about enjoying. “We are beyond thrilled to be able to offer these delicious new snacks to our consumers. They are the chocolate chip cookie you know and love but with better-for-you ingredients like real dark chocolate, crunchy California almonds, and coconut oil,” says Patricia Wong Bridges, senior brand marketing manager for Nonni’s.
Available in Almond Chocolate, Double Chocolate, and Toasted Coconut flavors, the cookies provide a delicately sweet taste and crunchy texture. They are available at select retailers across the nation at a suggested retail price of $3.50.
Plant-based whole-food bars
Phyter, maker of plant-based quick energy food, is bringing a fresh spin to nutrition bars with its refrigerated, whole-food products made with farm-fresh vegetables and fruit. Handcrafted and cooked in small batches, Phyter bars have a soft texture that doesn’t stick to teeth. To reduce blood sugar spikes, low-glycemic coconut sugar is used as a sweetener.
Created by chef David Choi Jr., who grew up in a household of Korean vegan chefs and served as head chef at his family’s restaurant, the nutrition bars are the first to feature farm-fresh vegetables and fruit as their No. 1 ingredient. They are also organic, kosher, vegan, and free of GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, chemicals, preservatives, and added oils or fats.
Phyter bars are available online and in Whole Foods stores in the Chicago area in four flavors—Sweet Potato + Coconut, Butternut Squash + Peanut Butter, Cranberry + Strawberry, and Beets + Cocoa—for a suggested retail price of $2.69.
Beer for non-beer drinkers
MillerCoors is changing up the light beer game with Two Hats, a new line of fruit-flavored light beers aimed at satisfying the taste and budget of a new generation of drinkers that is currently not big on beer. With an alcohol by volume of 4.2%, Two Hats merges the refreshing character of a light beer with a familiar hint of all-natural fruit flavor that never overpowers.
“We want to give 21- to 24-year-old drinkers, who don’t consider beer to be great tasting and affordable, an option they can get on board with,” says Justine Stauffer, Two Hats brand manager. Consumers will have the opportunity to try the new beer during local sampling and custom events held across the nation.
Two Hats is available in Lime and Pineapple flavors in four- or six-packs of 16-ounce cans and retails for about $5 nationwide.