January 2020 New Product Roundup

CHICAGO — New snacks and beverages hitting the market this month include a freeze-dried fruit snack, a sugar-free soda and a cookie coming back for a limited time.

Each month, CS Products rounds up recently released products for convenience-store retailers. Click through to see this month’s products.

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1. Crispy Fruit All Strawberry

Crispy Green is adding a new flavor to its Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snack line: All Strawberry.

The snack is pure fruit and has less than 60 calories per serving. Crispy Green, Fairfield, N.J., also developed a new display for its pouches.

Photograph courtesy of Crispy Green

2. Zenb Veggie Bites

Zenb Veggie Bites are bite-sized snacks that offer a full cup of vegetables per pouch. Vegetable is the first ingredient listed on the label, and Zenb snacks use the whole vegetable, including corn with the cob, beets with the peel and sweet potato with the skin. The approach gives the snacks more fiber, according to the Chicago-based company.

The new bites are available in Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn, Summer Beet, Edamame and Red Bell Pepper. Snack boxes can be purchased on zenb.com starting at $17.99 with a subscription.

Photograph courtesy of Zenb

3. Frito-Lay’s new snacks

Frito-Lay, Plano, Texas, has released five new snack chip styles and flavors: Flamin’ Hot Limon Doritos, Enhanced Cool Ranch Doritos, Lay’s Cheddar Jalapeno, Lay’s Poppables Sea Salt & Vinegar and Lay’s Kettle Cooked Flamin’ Hot.

Photograph courtesy of Frito-Lay 

4. Divine Chocolate’s Crispy Thins

Divine Chocolate has introduced Divine Chocolate Crispy Thins. The treats are made with quality chocolate with a crunch and have less than 20 calories per piece, according to the Washington, D.C.-based company.

The suggested retail price for a thin is $3.50 for a 2.8-ounce package. The snack comes in four flavors: Dark Chocolate Crispy Thins, Dark Chocolate with Mint Crispy Thins, Milk Chocolate Crispy Thins and Milk Chocolate With Caramel and Sea Salt Crispy Thins.

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5. Mountain Dew Zero Sugar

Previewed at the NACS Show in October, PepsiCo has released Mtn Dew Zero Sugar, which it says offers the same taste as the original drink. The sugar-free soda is available in 20-ounce bottles, 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of 12-ounce cans. It is also available in a variety of other single and multipack sizes.

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6. Cheetos Popcorn

Cheetos' new ready-to-eat Cheetos Popcorn is available now. It comes in Cheddar and Flamin’ Hot flavors.

Seven-ounce Cheddar bags and 6.5-ounce Flamin’ Hot bags have an SRP of $3.99. The snack will also be available in 2-ounce bags for an SRP of $1.89. Cheetos is one of Frito-Lay North America's brands.

Photograph courtesy of Cheetos 

7. CandyRific’s Paw Patrol & Animal Fanimation Fans

CandyRific, Louisville, Ky., is adding a line of products with characters from Nickelodeon and Spin Master Entertainment's animated series “Paw Patrol.”

One Fanimation Fan will feature “Paw Patrol” characters, and the other will be an Animal Fanimation Fan. Each comes with 0.28 ounces of assorted fruit-flavored candies and has an SRP of $5.99.

Photograph courtesy of CandyRific 

8. Oreo Most Stuf

Oreo is bringing back its Oreo Most Stuf cookies for a limited time. The snack will be available starting Jan. 20 and features more Oreo creme than the typical Oreo cookie. Oreo is a product of Deerfield, Ill.-based Mondelez.

Photograph courtesy of Oreo