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Hershey unveils chocolate spreads

BY Ryan Chavis

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey on Wednesday announced that it’s launching a new line of chocolate spreads, called Hershey’s Spreads. The spreads will be available in three varieties: Chocolate, Chocolate with Almond and Chocolate with Hazelnut. 

"The average American snacks more than two times a day and what better way to transform everyday snacks into delicious treats, than with the genuine chocolate flavor that only Hershey can deliver," Anna Lingeris, spokeswoman, the Hershey Company, said. "We have been delivering genuine chocolate experiences in a variety of forms for 120 years and our legacy as the leader in chocolate continues with Hershey’s Spreads."

The spreads are now available nationwide at food, mass, drug and convenience stores in 13-oz. jars, with a retail price of $3.79. Consumers can visit Hersheys.com/Spreads for pairing ideas and recipes.

 

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Ips expands chip offerings

BY Ryan Chavis

LOS ANGELES — Ips All Natural, a natural-food company that offers protein-packed snacks, is debuting 3-oz. bags of its Egg White Ch(ips), available in four flavors. Consumers can choose from Barbeque, Sea Salt and Black Pepper, Aged White Cheddar and Cinnamon.

"Today, more than ever, consumers are looking for better-for-you options to replace the fat and empty carbohydrates found in traditional chips with nutrition their bodies actually need. With the introduction of our 3-oz. bags, health-conscious snackers can easily share a protein-packed snack with friends or family," founder Sean Olson said. "Ips are a perfect choice for those looking to stock their pantries with a smarter snack, as they offer 7g of lean protein per serving — as much as two egg whites. We’ve also amplified the taste in our Barbeque flavor to make it bolder, richer and smokier, so you’ll not only enjoy the taste, but also feel great about satisfying your snack craving any time of the day."

Ips’ 3-oz. bags, much like the existing 1-oz. product, contain chips made with non-GMO corn and egg whites. Each variety contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Consumers can visit IpsAllNatural.com to find a retailer that carries the chips or purchase directly from Amazon.com.

 

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Old Orchard for Kids adds new flavors

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SPARTA, Mich. — Old Orchard for Kids, a line of reduced-sugar fruit juices, announced new flavor additions to its lineup. Consumers can now enjoy grape, berry and fruit punch in addition to the existing apple flavor that was previously introduced.

"Flavors like grape, fruit punch and berry are certainly kid-friendly, but we really developed the Old Orchard for Kids line with parents in mind," Mark Saur, founder and CEO of Old Orchard Brands, said. "Parents want to feel good about what they are serving to their children, and in this case we have a fruit juice that we know kids will love, but that Mom and Dad also will feel good about based on its positive nutritional profile. And, to top it off, we offer it at a price point that sets us apart from the competition."

Old Orchard for Kids contains 50% less sugar than traditional varieties. If that wasn’t enough to give parents peace of mind, they also take comfort in the fact that there are no artificial sweeteners or added sugars. Additionally, an 8-oz. glass packs 100% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, as well as a boost of calcium and iron.

Old Orchard for Kids has a SRP of $2.49 for a 64-oz. bottle and can be found at major grocery retailers across the nation, beginning this month.

 

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