6 Freshly Launched Bakery Snacks

stack of chocolate chip cookies

Sweet-snack and bakery product rollouts tend to rise like dough as year-end holidays near. Going into this year’s holiday season, cookies are a sweet-snack leader, having finished 2020 strong with 7% growth, according to Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader, client insights, for Chicago-based IRI.

This growth came “despite perimeter cookie offerings taking a hit as in-store bakeries remained closed or had limited service.”

According to IRI data for the 52-week period ending Aug. 8, total c-store dollar sales of cookies grew 2.8%, with units off 4.7%. The total c-store cookie market was a $843.2 million business. Top five suppliers included Mondelez, Frito-Lay, McKee Foods, Lenny & Larry’s and Grandmas, with private label brands in the mix as well.

Here’s a look at several cookie launches and other packaged sweet snacks hitting store shelves. 

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Famous Amos

Famous Amos Wonders From the World cookies

Ferrara USA’s Famous Amos Wonders From the World feature three new takes on an elevated classic chocolate chip cookie with Belgian Chocolate Chips, Philippine Coconut and White Chocolate Chips, and Mediterranean Hazelnut and Chocolate Chips. To reflect the brand’s move to a modern, premium cookie, Famous Amos is also bringing a contemporary look to the packaging with location-inspired graphics meant to invite the consumer into another world of flavor and resealable stand-up packaging to lock in freshness, the company said. Available in a 7-ounce pantry bag, it carries an SRP of $4.49.

Photograph courtesy of Ferrara USA

Pepperidge Farm

Campbell Soup’s Pepperidge Farm Soft Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

In August, Campbell Soup’s Pepperidge Farm brought back its limited-time pumpkin bakery treats in three styles: Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread, Soft Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Milano Cookies. The Swirl Bread is available for an SRP of $3.99. The cookies are available for an SRP of $3.89.

Photograph courtesy of Pepperidge Farm

Entenmann’s

Entenmann’s Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies

Fudgy, moist and topped with a layer of fudge icing and colorful sprinkles, Entenmann’s Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies join Entenmann’s minis product lineup. Individually wrapped, Entenmann’s Minis Sprinkled Iced Brownies are available for an SRP of $4.99. The new item joins the brand’s lineup of doughnuts, crumb cakes, apple pies and more.

Photograph courtesy of Entenmann’s

Dunkaroos

Dunkaroos  Vanilla Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

General Mills Convenience expanded its Dunkaroos brand, which is now available with chocolate frosting, a top request by consumers since the brand returned to market with its vanilla frosting offering in 2020. The two flavors, Vanilla Cookies and Vanilla Frosting with Rainbow Sprinkles, as well as Vanilla Cookies with Chocolate Frosting, come as 12 units per carton and available for an SRP of $1.99. Both are individually packaged in 1.5-ounce single-serve trays.

Photograph courtesy of General Mills Convenience

Hostess

Hostess Cr!spy Minis Wafer Snacks

Hostess in June rolled out Hostess Cr!spy Minis Wafer Snacks. Available in two flavors, Cookies & Creme and Strawberries & Creme, the poppable sweet snack is packed in a resealable, 7.3-ounce standup pouch. Both contain no artificial flavors, no artificial colors and no high fructose corn syrup.

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Dawn Foods

In April, Dawn Food Products Inc. partnered with pastry chef Mathew Rice to debut its first-ever brioche doughnut mix, which combines the texture of yeast-raised doughnuts with the richness of brioche bread, according to the company, offering a rich, buttery flavor and dense texture. This mix is available for convenience stores, major bakery retailers and supermarket bakeries.

Photograph courtesy of Dawn Foods