December, 2015


Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels Sunrich Naturals

Sunrich Naturals’ Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels are sunflower kernels that are lightly sweetened with honey for a great taste.

Sunrich Naturals offers a range of non-peanut prepared prepackaged sunflower, corn and soy snacks. The company believes good food starts with good earth, so Sunrich Naturals works closely with farmers to handle and process the grains and food used in its products.

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Less is More in Cookie and Cracker Aisle Friday, December 18th, 2015


Goldfish Grahams Honey Bun Pepperidge Farm

Cookies are found in 68% of households, while crackers are found in 77% of households, according to Beth Bloom, food and drink analyst for Mintel, Chicago. This large presence is causing the category’s biggest players to take a closer look at the better-for-you trends consumers want.

2015 has seen shoppers reaching for products with fewer ingredients and better-for-you benefits in the cookie and cracker aisle. Consumers are even going for products that are simply smaller than they used to be.

“It’s expanding into the mainstream products now,” said David Van Laar, president of the Biscuit & Cracker Manufacturers’ Association. “The last few years, we’ve heard about new products, new concepts, new ideas. Those were executed by several companies, including a lot of start-ups. Now the major-branded companies are moving their mainstream products into that [better-for-you] category by changing ingredients and changing processes.”

Pepperidge Farms, Norwalk, Conn., has recently announced it is eliminating high fructose corn syrup for many of its products. The Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Minn., is adding more whole grains and less artificial flavors.

Check out these Made With Honey products from the cookie and cracker aisle.

Goldfish Grahams Honey Bun – Pepperidge Farm

These goldfish have the classic taste of Graham crackers in the fun-to-eat form of Goldfish. The sweet honey flavor makes this cookie-cracker hybrid a must have.

Coconut Shortbread On a Cookies – WB Kitchen

This Palelo-friendly cookie combines the great taste of shortbread and coconut in an easy-to-eat treat.  It is sweetened with honey and contains only eight ingredients.

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KIND Tops Amazon Best-Seller List Wednesday, December 16th, 2015


KIND Tops Amazon Best-Seller List

The Amazon grocery category can provide product developers with an idea of what people are looking for in a product through customer reviews, feedback forums and star reviews.

“You can see how consumers are really talking about the product you are researching,” said Margaret Emrick, consumer insight specialist at Nestle. “Look at the questions people are asking. People are asking about protein content, palm oil and appetite.”

KIND is the most prevalent snack brand on Amazon, with a bestseller appearance “share” of 55% in breakfast foods and 45% in snacks. This number is overwhelming compared to other brands.

Lucky for us, there are a ton of KIND products that are Made With Honey!

KIND Honey Smoked BBQ

Whether you are a grill guru or not, this protein bar gives you a great BBQ taste all year round. Made with almonds, pumpkin seeds and honey, this great tasting bar has a bold flavor.

KIND Healthy Grains Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut

These granola clusters have a foundation of five super grains combined with sweet honey and toasted coconut. Each serving has 32 grams of whole grains, and is the perfect snack for an on-the-go lifestyle. Eat it over yogurt, with milk or as a mid-day snack.

KIND Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut

Oats & Honey with Toasted Coconut KIND Healthy Grains bars have a foundation of five super grains topped with honey and toasted coconut. These bars are chewy, with a crunch.

KIND Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate Nut

The Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Nut bar blends whole nuts like cashews and pecans with the smooth, rich flavors of salted caramel, dark chocolate and honey.

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