5 More C-Store Products Released in May


The new-product gods were generous in May. Early in the month, Convenience Store Products highlighted new releases from Trident, Coffee-mate, Lovely Candy and others. Here's a fresh collection of five snacks, candies and other goodies that have hit the market since then.

1. Hostess’ Patriotic Treats

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Hostess debuted its Bakery Petites early in May and has already followed up with limited-time releases of Strawberry Donettes and Star Spangled Ding Dongs, as well as a relaunch of its Red, White & Blue Twinkies and Star Spangled CupCakes. The four treats are available at retailers nationwide until July 4.

One box of Star Spangled Ding Dongs contains 10 cream-filled golden mini cakes, which are covered in white fudge and topped with red and blue star-shaped sprinkles. The Strawberry Donettes are strawberry-flavored mini doughnuts with a filling similar to red velvet and come in 10.5-ounce packages. The Star Spangled CupCakes features a cream-filled yellow cake, blue and red frosting and white star-shaped sprinkles. And the Red, White & Blue Twinkies feature the classic treat filled with red, white and blue coloring.

2. Hiland Dairy Ice Cream

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Hiland Dairy Foods LLC has debuted three new ice-cream flavors along with larger 48-ounce and 16-ounce containers. The flavors include:

  • Hiland Time Traveler, French silk ice cream mixed with marshmallow bonbons, chocolate flakes and thick fudge sauce
  • Caramel Waffle Cone, caramel ice cream with milk chocolate swirls and fudge-covered waffle cone pieces
  • Cherry Chocolate Chunk, cherry-flavored ice cream with pieces of real cherries and chocolate chunks

3. Wholly Guacamole Cups

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Refrigerated guacamole brand Wholly Guacamole has introduced portable Snack Cups featuring its signature dip made from hand-scooped Hass avocados. The Snack Cups are available in two varieties: Classic and Spicy, both of which come with round tortilla chips for dipping. The gluten-free, on-the-go snacks are now available at retailers nationwide.

4. Quest Tortilla Chips

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There’s a new protein-based chip on the market via Quest Nutrition. The company’s new Tortilla Style Protein Chips contain at least nine times more protein and approximately 75% less carbohydrates than conventional chips, according to the company. These tortilla chips come in two flavors, Nacho Cheese and Ranch, and appeal to consumers looking for better-for-you snack options, the company said. They’re available for purchase at select retailers nationwide and on the brand’s website.

5. Post Brands Cereal

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Post Consumer Brands has launched a variety of new and returning cereals to its summer lineup. One of the new flavors combines Malt-O-Meal with Cold Stone Creamery flavors, a combination of cereal and ice cream available in two styles: Strawberry Blonde, which is honey graham and strawberry-flavored cereal with marshmallows; and Birthday Cake Remix, birthday-cake-flavored cereal with chocolate-flavored marshmallows.

Other new varieties include Peanut Butter & Cocoa Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats Banana Bunches with Almonds, Honey Bunches of Oats Granola, Honeycomb Original Flavor, Post Shredded Wheat, Post Chip Ahoy and Post Nutter Butter cereal.