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Doritos snack gets fiery flavor

BY Ryan Chavis

PLANO, TX — Doritos, a brand from PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division, announced an addition to its Dinamita rolled tortilla chip line. The new Doritos Dinamita Fiery Habanero chips feature spicy habanero peppers and hints of chili and red peppers, all in a rolled tortilla chip.

The new rolled tortilla chips are now available at retailers in select locations throughout the United States and come in three sizes: a 1.125-oz. bag for a SRP of $0.50, a 4-oz. bag for a SRP of $1.49, and a 9.25-oz. bag for a SRP of $2.99.

The Doritos Dinamita line was introduced in spring 2012. In addition to the new Fiery Habanero variety, the line also includes Chili Limon and Nacho Picoso flavors.

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Ginger Ale a favorite among flavored CSDs

BY Barbara White-Sax

PLANO, Texas — Canada Dry Ginger Ale has long been a staple in the flavored soft drink category. The brand, invented by a pharmacist in 1904, has seen an uptick in sales that Dr Pepper Snapple Group attributes to “the perceived healthfulness of ginger ale as a CSD flavor.” Sales were up 20% in the drug store channel last year, according to Nielsen.

Growth also was driven by an aggressive advertising program emphasizing the soft drink’s ‘Made from Real Ginger’ positioning, and by the introduction of Canada Dry TEN, a lower-calorie version of the classic beverage.

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Sparkling ICE adds two new flavors

BY Barbara White-Sax

PRESTON, Wash. — TalkingRain has added two new flavors to its Sparkling ICE brand of zero-calorie beverages. The new Cherry Limeade and Strawberry Watermelon flavors debuted in January, expanding the brand’s flavor portfolio to 11 zero-calorie options.

Sparkling ICE products made IRI’s New Product Pacesetters list in 2011 and 2012. The brand also received a Nielsen “Breakthrough Innovation Award” in 2013. Kevin Klock, CEO of TalkingRain Beverage Co., said in 2014 the company is “eager to tempt new consumers looking to make healthier choices.”

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