Holiday treats, on-the-go meal pouches, and single-serve drink pods are among the latest food and beverage product launches.
Freeli Foods: Warm Meal Solutions
Freeli Foods announced a line of all-natural, refrigerated meals in five varieties — Mac & Cheese, Pasta & Meat Sauce, Chicken Noodle, Chicken Teriyaki, and Burrito Bowl. The protein-filled meals can be microwaved and eaten from the pouch, making them great for lunch on-the-go.
All varieties are made with wholesome ingredients; no or low added sugar; and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives and are low in saturated fat and sodium. They’re available in several retail locations and online starting at $49.49 per 10-count box.
Freeli also has a partnership with Terracycle to recycle the BPA-free pouches.
NEXE Innovations: XOMA Superfoods Beverages
The plant-based pods work with single-serve brewing systems and can break down in industrial composting facilities within 35 days.
Pods are available starting from 12-count packages for $19.99.
GoodSam Foods: Mini Dark Chocolate Bars
Just in time for trick-or-treating, GoodSam Foods released its 55% Mini Dark Chocolate Bars, made with organic cacao. The bars are sugar-free, non-GMO, vegan, and Direct Trade.
A pack of 50 mini bars is available from GoodSam’s website for $25.
Blender Bites: Smoothie Pucks
In addition to expanding its product reach to more retail stores across Canada, manufacturer of frozen plant-based smoothie products Blender Bites announced a new Costco-exclusive variety pack of its Green D-Tox and Vita-Smoothie flavors.
Like all of Blender Bites’ products, these organic smoothie pucks contain 15 essential vitamins and minerals from whole fruits and vegetables. They’re GMO-free, gluten-free, and soy-free and are made with no added sugar.
The Green D-Tox and Vita-Smoothie multi-pack is available in 12-puck packs for $15.99.
KAYCO: Sugar Cookie Kits
New from KAYCO, one of the largest kosher food producers and distributors, are two sugar cookie kits for Chanukah — Manischewitz Ugly Sweater Chanukah Sugar Cookie Kit and Manischewitz Ready to Decorate Pre-Baked Sugar Cookie Kit.
The Ugly Sweater Chanukah Sugar Cookie Kit ($8.99) makes eight to 10 cookies and includes a sweater cookie cutter and decorating supplies in traditional blue and yellow colors. The Ready to Decorate Pre-Baked Sugar Cookie Kit ($9.99) contains 12 pre-baked, holiday-shaped sugar cookies with festive decorating supplies.