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Bolthouse Farms goes plant-based with 1915 Organic juices

BY Gisselle Gaitan

As part of its portfolio expansion, Bolthouse Farms is adding a plant-based and cold-pressed line of beverages to its 1915 Organic line of products. The Bakersfield, Calif.-based company announced the launch of protein plant-forward drinks from the brand that are created with pea protein.

In addition to launching the new beverage offerings, the company also is debuting sustainable and environmentally-friendly bottles that use 25% less plastic.

“More people are making better-for-you, sustainable food choices,” Todd Putman, general manager of C-Fresh, said. “Our new 1915 Organic beverages were created in response to consumers’ growing demand for accessible, great-tasting, plant-based nutrition that balances protein and sugar.”

1915 Organic’s line of non-dairy drinks were created for consumers who were looking for a product that provided more protein and less sugar and fewer calories, the company said. The protein drinks contain 12 grams of pea-protein, nine grams of sugar, have no more than 160 calories, and come in four flavors – protein vanilla, protein chocolate and protein coffee.

1915 Organic also is launching two cold-pressed juices that contain seven ingredients, no sugar and come in two options:

  • Organic cucumber a green juice made with leafy green vegetables and also include ginger and moringa; and
  • Organic watermelon blends together watermelon and lemon.

The USDA certified organic offerings are vegan, non-GMO and packaged in 12-oz. bottles that retail for $3.99 each. The beverages will be located in the refrigerated produce section at retailers such as Kroger and Meijer.

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3M intros heavy duty Post-it Extreme Notes

BY Gisselle Gaitan

3M is looking to make communicating, no matter what the weather, easier for all who use its Post-it Brand products. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company has launched its latest product, the Post-it Extreme Notes. Created with ultra-strong dura-hold paper and adhesive, the product is designed to stick on tough, textured and curved surfaces while withstanding tough weather conditions.

“Dependable communication is key for productive, accurate work and timely results, yet our research uncovered that 82% of workers outside the office experience challenges with non-verbal communication,” Remi Kent, global business director, Post-it Brand said. “After years of leading the market in office communication, Post-it Extreme Notes were developed specifically for this need outside of traditional offices. This new tool can get messages across, even in the toughest conditions.”

The extreme notes also can stick on surfaces found on job sites in construction, food service, manufacturing and in-home surfaces such as freezers, boiler rooms, garages and bathrooms, the company said. Due to the dura-hold paper and adhesive, the paper securely sticks on the intended surfaces and is able to withstand temperatures that range from 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

3M’s Post-it Extreme Notes will be available for purchase in retailers such as Target, Walmart and wherever else the brand’s products are currently sold. The notes will come in three and 12-packs of 3×3-in.-sized paper. Further product information, including pricing, can be found on Post-it’s website.

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Biena, Girl Scouts unveil Thin Mints chickpea snacks

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Biena, a brand known for its chickpea snacks is venturing into brand new territory by partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Together both companies are launching Thin Mints Chickpea snacks, which consist of a fair trade dark chocolate coating over its classic sea salt chickpeas.

“There are few things Americans anticipate more than Girl Scout Cookie season, so we are very excited to offer a chickpea snack inspired by the classic flavor of Thin Mints cookies,” Poorvi Patodia, founder and CEO of Biena, said. “We’ve combined Biena’s good-for-you chickpea snacks with the timeless taste of Thin Mints cookies, all for 130 calories and 4 grams of protein and fiber. It’s a refreshingly delicious snack.”

The Thin Mints chickpea snacks will appear on shelves at Whole Foods beginning in June and will retail $4.49 for a 3.15-oz. sized pack.

“The Girl Scout Cookie Program gives girls essential business and entrepreneurial experiences that set them up for a lifetime of success,” Barry Horowitz, GSUSA chief revenue officer, said. “We are proud to work with Biena to remind consumers about the power of the cookie program for girls everywhere.”

Other products from the Boston-based company, such as the sea salt, honey roasted, barbeque and habanero chickpea snacks can be found at such retailers as Albertsons, CVS, Stop & Shop and Shoprite among others. Further product information and sort availability can be found on Biena’s website.

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