Bear Naked introduces Nut Cluster Crunch cereal
LA JOLLA, Calif. — Natural food company Bear Naked is giving consumers a boost with a new breakfast cereal.
Bear Naked Nut Cluster Crunch is a blend of hearty flakes and energy-dense, crunchy clusters made with toasted nuts, whole-grain oats and puffed wheat. The company said that the cereal, which is available in honey almond and maple nut varieties, was designed to give busy, active people the natural energy they need to make the most of their morning.
Bear Naked Nut Cluster Crunch cereals in honey almond and maple nut varieties now are available exclusively at select Target stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99.
Post rolls out Pebbles Treats snack bars
BOSTON — Yabba-Dabba-Doo! Post’s new Pebbles Treats snack bars come in Fruity and Cocoa flavors, and are packed in boxes of eight single-serve bars.
The new Pebbles snack bars tap into the $185-million rice treat category, according to SymphonyIRI Group data through the end of 2010 in food, drug and mass including Walmart, and also tie into the new gluten-free movement.
The new snack bars performed well in test markets, exceeding volume forecasts for fiscal 2011 by more than 20%, according to Post.
Kozy Shack makes its way to retail with Coffeehouse Blends, SmartGels
BOSTON—DSN editor Rob Eder, suffering through week four on the Caveman Diet, almost threw in the towel when confronted with Kozy Shack’s newest temptations. Available now for the food service industry — but coming soon to a MAJOR retailer near, well, everybody — is Kozy Shack’s new Coffeehouse Blends pudding. The gluten-free treat comes in three flavors: caffe latte, cappuccino and caramel macchiato.
And currently making its way to retail is Kozy Shack’s new SmartGels, which uses a natural vegetarian-based (carrageenan) ingredient to create a Kosher, gluten-free alternative to gelatin-based desserts. Available in convenient 3.5-oz grab-n-go cubs, SmartGel flavors include orange and sugar-free orange, strawberry and sugar-free strawberry, tropical and sugar-free tropical and cherry.