The 2015 C-Store Products Hot 100: Nos. 40-31

Counting down the top retailer-requested products of the year, starting at 50

Every year, Convenience Store Products tallies up retailer requests received for information on products found in the magazine (via reader service card). This year, the list, which is derived from individual products listed in editorial and advertising in Convenience Store Products from the August/September 2014 issue through the July/August 2015 issue, was as diverse as your product mix itself.

We’ll be revealing the entire Hot 100 in our November/December issue, set to hit the streets in early December. Until then, we're counting down the top 50, with 10 new products posted every Wednesday in the Convenience Store Products e-newsletter.

We'll hit the 10 most scanned on Dec. 2 and unveil that No. 1 most requested c-store product. For now, here are Nos. 40 to 31.

eden gourmet iced coffee

40: Premium Iced Coffee, Sunny Sky Products

Under the Eden Gourmet line, this dispensed-beverage product’s bold and creamy flavor can be served over ice or blended, and promises a profit margin of up to 70%, according to the company.

welch's pbj

39: Welch’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Snacks, Promotion in Motion

Welch’s PB&J Snacks combine peanut butter and jelly in easy-to-eat, no-mess snacks. The round bite features soft centers made with real fruit surrounded by peanut butter, offering 100% of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and E.

hershey ice breaker

38: Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, The Hershey Co.

This product has an icy cool blast of freshness in a quickly dissolving chew. Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews are available in a 0.8-ounce slide pack and come in Spearmint and Peppermint flavors.

freal cotton candy shake

37: Milkshakes, f’real Foods

f'real Foods designs, sells and markets milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino blended frozen beverages made from real ingredients like ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. Consumers freshly blend the products in the company’s patented blender.

kellogg cheez it

36: Cheez-It Grooves, Kellogg Co.

Cheez-It Grooves are thin crackers processed with grooves for a crispier eating experience, according to Kellogg’s. With two flavors—Zesty Cheddar Ranch and Sharp White Cheddar—Cheez-It Grooves are made with 100% real cheese.

fbd machine

35: Frozen Beverage Dispensers, FBD-Frozen Beverage

FBD's patented equipment includes FBD In-Line Carbonator, FBD AccuFreeze Viscosity Control and FBD RapidFreeze Cold Chamber. These innovations ensure improved freeze-down, the company says.

bolthouse

34: Protein Drinks, Bolthouse Farms

This gluten-free product has 30 grams of protein, 21 vitamins and minerals and a creamy taste similar to a milkshake.

backwoods honey bourbon

33: Honey Bourbon Cigars, Commonwealth Altadis/Imperial Tobacco Group

This limited-edition cigar was available in singles and five-packs. It came with an innovative barrel-sized display for countertops, a host of colorful point-of-sale materials and a new website.

smoking papers

32: Smoking Rolling Papers, Scandinavian Tobacco Group

These rolling papers are made from some of the highest quality materials, the company says.

arcobasso sauces

31: Condiments in Eight Flavors, Arcobasso Foods

This lineup of 12-ounce sauce bottles comes in eight flavors, including Creamy Ranch, Buffalo Sauce, Spicy Chipotle, Smokey Barbecue, Blazin’ Ketchup, Honey Mustard, Lazy Man’s Sauce (relish, ketchup and mustard combined) and a new Hot Sauce.

eden gourmet iced coffee

40: Premium Iced Coffee, Sunny Sky Products

Under the Eden Gourmet line, this dispensed-beverage product’s bold and creamy flavor can be served over ice or blended, and promises a profit margin of up to 70%, according to the company.

welch's pbj

39: Welch’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Snacks, Promotion in Motion

Welch’s PB&J Snacks combine peanut butter and jelly in easy-to-eat, no-mess snacks. The round bite features soft centers made with real fruit surrounded by peanut butter, offering 100% of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C and a good source of vitamins A and E.

hershey ice breaker

38: Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, The Hershey Co.

This product has an icy cool blast of freshness in a quickly dissolving chew. Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews are available in a 0.8-ounce slide pack and come in Spearmint and Peppermint flavors.

freal cotton candy shake

37: Milkshakes, f’real Foods

f'real Foods designs, sells and markets milkshakes, smoothies and frozen cappuccino blended frozen beverages made from real ingredients like ice cream, fruit, milk and coffee. Consumers freshly blend the products in the company’s patented blender.

kellogg cheez it

36: Cheez-It Grooves, Kellogg Co.

Cheez-It Grooves are thin crackers processed with grooves for a crispier eating experience, according to Kellogg’s. With two flavors—Zesty Cheddar Ranch and Sharp White Cheddar—Cheez-It Grooves are made with 100% real cheese.

fbd machine

35: Frozen Beverage Dispensers, FBD-Frozen Beverage

FBD's patented equipment includes FBD In-Line Carbonator, FBD AccuFreeze Viscosity Control and FBD RapidFreeze Cold Chamber. These innovations ensure improved freeze-down, the company says.

bolthouse

34: Protein Drinks, Bolthouse Farms

This gluten-free product has 30 grams of protein, 21 vitamins and minerals and a creamy taste similar to a milkshake.

backwoods honey bourbon

33: Honey Bourbon Cigars, Commonwealth Altadis/Imperial Tobacco Group

This limited-edition cigar was available in singles and five-packs. It came with an innovative barrel-sized display for countertops, a host of colorful point-of-sale materials and a new website.

smoking papers

32: Smoking Rolling Papers, Scandinavian Tobacco Group

These rolling papers are made from some of the highest quality materials, the company says.

arcobasso sauces

31: Condiments in Eight Flavors, Arcobasso Foods

This lineup of 12-ounce sauce bottles comes in eight flavors, including Creamy Ranch, Buffalo Sauce, Spicy Chipotle, Smokey Barbecue, Blazin’ Ketchup, Honey Mustard, Lazy Man’s Sauce (relish, ketchup and mustard combined) and a new Hot Sauce.