Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Fun Wine

FUN WINE was developed in response to consumers who are looking to enjoy lower alcohol and better-for-you beverages in a new and refreshing way.

TIG Savory Snack Bars

The bold flavors of TIG bars come from plant-based ingredients such as puffed chickpeas, roasted green lentils, and wild and brown rice.

Bubbas Nana Chips

Classic Sea Salt ‘Nana Chips from Bubba’s Fine Foods are cooked in coconut oil and seasoned with apple cider vinegar and a dash of sea salt.

Low-alcohol flavored wine

FIFCO USA was inspired by the hip vibe and culture of Miami to create FUN WINE, a low-alcohol flavored wine that was recently introduced in single-serve slim cans. The cans feature bold, eye-catching original art by urban artist Miguel Paredes to illustrate three award-winning flavors: Coconut Chardonnay, Strawberry Rosé Moscato, and Sangria.

FUN WINE meets consumers’ demand for a full flavor, delicious alcoholic beverage that delivers great taste at a great value,” said Lisa Texido, brand manager, FUN WINE at FIFCO USA. “The bold packaging, unique flavors, and unpretentious approach appeals to customers worldwide.”

Fruity, flirty, and inviting, Sangria has distinct notes characteristic of the ripe fruit juices used in its creation. Coconut Chardonnay features the smoothness of a Chardonnay with the exotic flavors of coconut and a hint of pineapple. Strawberry Rosé Moscato combines the fruity, refreshing taste of strawberry and the crisp aroma of Rosé Moscato wine.

FUN WINE has 5.5% alcohol by volume and is conveniently packaged in 250 ml cans. It can be found at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $2.29 per can.


Kettle cooked banana-chips

Potato chips have met their match with the newest snack from Bubba’s Fine Foods, Classic Sea Salt ‘Nana Chips. The tasty paleo snacks are created with only four real food ingredients, making them a perfect replacement for traditional potato chips

Nutrient-rich green Saba bananas are cooked in coconut oil to deliver an addictive potato chip crunch without the guilt. The crisps are then polished to perfection with apple cider vinegar and a dash of sea salt to produce a classic crunch without the sweet banana flavor.

Bubba’s ‘Nana Chips are Non-GMO Project Verified and packed with vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics for gut health. The paleo-approved snack is also free of grains, gluten, soy, and dairy.

In addition to the Classic Sea Salt flavor, ‘Nana Chips are available in Not- Cho Nacho, Blazing Buffalo, and Grand Garlic Parm flavors. The chips can be found online and at select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.99 for a 2.7-ounce bag.


Snack bars go savory

Insurgent Brands, the makers of RXBAR, recently announced the launch of its newest brand, TIG. The line of savory snack bars comes in bold flavors that are made from a core of whole some plant based ingredients.

“Snack cravings aren’t just for the sweet tooth—we’ve all experienced that instant craving for something different, savory, or bold, without the guilt feeling that comes afterwards,” said Victor Lee, chief marketing officer, RXBAR. “TIG makes it possible for snack bars to provide the same indulgent flavors people crave while maintaining better-for-you ingredients.”

Among the premium ingredients TIG is made with are puffed chickpeas, roasted green lentils, and crispy wild and brown rice. The gluten-free bars are non-GM, nut-free, and come in four craveable flavors: BBQ, Buffalo, Pizza, and Chili Lime.

Each bar contains 140 calories, 7 grams of fiber, and 1–2 grams of total sugar. TIG can be purchased online nationwide at tigsnacks.com for a suggested retail price of $19.99 for a box of 12 bars.

About the Author

Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, produces content for the News, New Products, Books, and IFT World departments and researches and writes feature articles on a variety of topics.
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