2018 Hot 100 Products: 50-26

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The Hot 100 was generated by tracking the most-clicked products on CStoreProductsOnline.com from Oct. 1, 2017, to Oct. 1, 2018. We are continuing to unveil the Convenience Store Products Hot 100 most clicked products of 2017, 25 products at a time. Click here to see Nos. 100-76 and 75-51. Today we unveil Nos. 50-26. Click through to see the third of four slideshows as we unveil the whole list.

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50. International Delight Flavor Shots

flavor your coffee intense shots

Danone North America

Big news from a trusted brand, International Delight is offering a cost-conscious alternative to bottled syrups: International Delight Flavor Shots, delivering the beverage customization patrons demand with twelve delicious sugar free flavors for both hot and cold beverages. In addition, their branded flavor delivery system, the CreaMiser FD100 dispenser, saves money and mess while adding a burst of flavor to beverages with the simple push of a lever.

Photograph courtesy of Danone North America

49. White Owl Summer Sampler Cigarillos

white owl summer sampler

Swedish Match North America

For a limited time, White Owl’s new Summer Sampler gives adult consumers a variety of fruit flavors for summer. The Summer Sampler package contains three individually wrapped cigars in Blue Raspberry, White Peach and White Grape flavors. The sampler pack is available for $1.49.

Photograph courtesy of Swedish Match North America

48. Silver cigarette filter tubes

republic tobacco silver tubes

Republic Group

Republic Tobacco has added new Silver cigarette filter tubes to its Gambler, TubeCut and TOP families. Available in king and 100MM sizes, the Silver products are for consumers who prefer a more airy, clean taste, the company says. All Republic Tobacco cigarette filter tubes work with any hand-held or table top cigarette injector machines.

Photograph courtesy of Republic Group

47. Deli Express sandwiches

deli express sandwiches

Deli Express

Following a consumer research initiative, Deli Express has rolled out three new premium sandwiches. They include the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich made with hickory-smoked pulled pork and tangy barbecue sauce, and the Turkey Club Sandwich featuring oven-roasted turkey, Cheddar cheese and applewood-smoked bacon. Rounding out the new lineup, the 100% Angus Beef Burger is made with smoked gouda cheese and applewood-smoked bacon.

Photograph courtesy of Deli Express

46. Riverside cigarettes

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S&M Brands Inc.

S&M Brands has received Substantial Equivalent orders from the FDA on its newly redesigned Riverside cigarette brand, which will be distributed to retailers and available to consumers by mid- October. In navigating the Tobacco Control Act, the manufacturer was the first to obtain approval of a full line of king and 100s in regular and menthol, according to the manufacturer.

Photograph courtesy of S&M Brands Inc.

45. Klondike Premium Moist Tobacco

klondike moist tobacco

Cheyenne International

Klondike Premium Moist Tobacco from Cheyenne International offers adult consumers fresh, high-quality smokeless tobacco in the price-value category. As the price-value smokeless segment grows, Klondike’s smokeless tobacco delivers a strong penny profit at an everyday low price, according to the company. Available in peppermint, wintergreen, cherry and straight varieties, long cut, fine cut and pouches.

Photograph courtesy of Cheyenne International

44. Sabra Pizza Hummus Singles

sabra singles

Sabra Dipping Co.

Pizza Hummus Singles in a 2-ounce package join the company’s line of dips and spreads, which includes more than 12 hummus flavors. Sabra’s Classic Hummus has been blended with fresh pizza-inspired flavor, including herbs and spices such as fresh basil and oregano. The single-serving container is easy to slip in a lunch box or backpack and pairs well with pita chips and vegetables, according to the company. Sabra’s 2-ounce Pizza Hummus Singles will be available in August in a 6-count package for a SRP of $4.99.

Photograph courtesy of Sabra Dipping Co.

43. Star Wars Space Punch

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Drink Department One

Star Wars Space Punch, a ready-to-drink sparkling, fruit-juice-infused vitamin drink, hit shelves last October. Drink Department One Group and Coast Brands Group partnered with Disney to launch the all-natural beverage, which contains 10% fruit juice and only 20 calories. It came in 20 different collectible cans featuring “Star Wars” characters.

Photograph courtesy of Drink Department One

42. Takes 2 to Mango Tea

snapple mango tea

Keurig Dr Pepper

Meet Snapple’s newest permanent addition to its tea portfolio, Takes 2 to MANGO TEA. A delicious blend of our tasty black and green tea leaves with ripe mango flavors. Launching nationwide on January 1, 2017, Takes 2 to MANGO TEA will be available in 16oz glass single serve bottles, 6 and 12 pack multi packs and will be heavily supported with national television and digital campaigns along with strong retail support.

Photograph courtesy of Keurig Dr Pepper

41. Gladiator Maximus and Maximus-Mini

 crown seven gladiator

Crown Seven

The Crown Seven Gladiator Maximus and Maximus-Mini is a dry herb/loose leaf tobacco vaporizer system. The stylish Maximus-Mini features more portability than the Maximus system, which is equipped with a heating chamber three times larger than competing models, according to the manufacturer. The mouthpiece on both units works as a built-in packing tool, with each unit offering universal threading that’s compatible with either a 650- or 1300-mah battery. The kit includes one dry herb vaporizer unit, three replacement coils and one cleaning brush (Gladiator Battery not included).

Photograph courtesy of Crown Seven

40. Vuse Vibe

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

R.J. Reynolds has expanded distribution of its Vuse Vibe closed-tank system. Vuse features a longer-lasting, rechargeable battery, a prefilled 2-mL tank and USB charger. Sealed, prefilled replacement tanks for Vuse Vibe are available in packs of two. Vuse Vibe is available in four styles, including Original, Melon, Mint and Nectar.

Photograph courtesy of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

39. Krispy Krunchy dipping sauces

krispy krunchy dipping sauces

Krispy Krunchy Foods

Krispy Krunchy has rolled out four new dipping sauces to pair with Krispy Krunchy chicken, fish and shrimp varieties. The four sauce flavors include Classic Tartar Sauce, Dijon Honey Mustard, Cajun Sweet BBQ and Classic Cocktail Sauce, which complements the brand’s Cajun fried shrimp. The sauces help augment the brand’s consolidated sauce line, which includes Sweet & Hot Mustard, Spicy New Orleans Ranch, Cajun Sweet & Sour and Original with creamy remoulade.

Photograph courtesy of Krispy Krunchy Foods

38. Juul e-cigarette


Juul Labs

Designed for smokers looking to switch from cigarettes, Juul e-cigarettes use nicotine salts rather than free-base nicotine. The easy-to-use device has a regulated temperature. Its cartridges, or Juul Pods, come in several flavors, including Virginia Tobacco, Mint, Mango, Cucumber and Menthol.

Photograph courtesy of Juul Labs

37. Mrs. Freshley’s Birthday Cake Bar andBirthday Cake Mini Donuts

mrs freshleys birthday cake

Flowers Foods

Mrs. Freshley’s has introduced two birthday-cake-themed treats. The Birthday Cake Bar contains morsels of birthday cake topped with white frosting and colorful sprinkles. The single-serve 2.7-ounce bars have an SRP range of $1.25-$1.79. The Birthday Cake Mini Donuts are bite-sized, birthday-cake-flavored doughnuts covered in colorful, crunchy bits. They come in 3.4-ounce packs of six doughnuts, with an SRP range of $1.25-$1.79.

Photograph courtesy of Flowers Foods

36. BIC Special Edition Music Legends Series Lighters

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Music lovers can pay homage to some of rock and roll’s most influential artists with the designs in BIC’s new Special Edition Music Legends Series lighters. The lighters in this series feature images and logos honoring Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison of the Doors, Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band. The lighters in the Music Legends Series are made in the United States and have an SRP of $2.09 per lighter.

Photograph courtesy of BIC USA

35. Prime Time Flavored Cigars

prime time family shot

Prime Time International Distributing Inc.

Prime Time ranks as one of the most popular little cigar brands in North America. Prime Time Flavored Cigars are available in Little and Large Cigars styles as Singles, and Packs & Cartons, in Classic flavors: Cherry, Grape, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Watermelon, and Wild Berry; Limited Edition Fireball & Tropical; and Sweets & Menthol.

Photograph courtesy of Prime Time International Distributing Inc.

34. Stok Cold-Brew Bulk Dispensers

stok cold brew dispenser

Danone North America

Stok Cold-Brew Bulk Dispensers allow operators to offer a coffee experience that rivals traditional coffee shops, without the need for specialized equipment or long hours dedicated to cold brewing, the company says. Available in Vanilla and Unsweetened Black varieties, Stok Cold-Brew is steeped for at least 10 hours.

Photograph courtesy of Danone North America

33. Crocs Handy Lighter

crocs handy lighter

Crocs Lighter Inc.

Available June 1, the Crocs Handy Lighter is made with a POM (polyoxymethylene) fuel tank, a pre-adjusted fixed flame, electronic ignition and a large fuel tank. The extended-reach disposable lighter is available in a single-pack blister card and a 25-count counter unit. All Crocs lighters have proper DOT and Hazmat certification and meet ASTM standards.

Photograph courtesy of Crocs Lighter Inc.

32. e-Swisher Electronic Cigarettes and Cigars

e-swisher electronic cig

Swisher International Inc.

New flavors of Swicher Sweet's Electronic Cigarette line include Natural Smooth and Menthol Breeze, while the e-Cigar delivers a unique Swisher Sweets taste. Available in convenient disposables or as a rechargeable express kit in 12mg and 18mg nicotine levels, each e-cig is equivalent to about two packs of cigarettes, making it an affordable option for today’s smoker.

Photograph courtesy of Swisher International Inc.

31. Shaq Fu Punch

shaq fu punch

AriZona Beverages USA

Following the launch of Soda Shaq, Shaq Fu Punch is the second variety to launch from a partnership with former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. Vitamin C-fortified and containing 10% real fruit juice, Shaq Fu Punch delivers a crisp and fruity taste in three flavors: grape, strawberry and pineapple. At 90 calories per serving and with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, the variety is available in 20-ounce tall-boy bottles with an SRP of $1. The three Shaq Fu Punch labels feature vibrant colors that correspond with each flavor. Distribution began in the New York market and continues to rollout nationwide throughout 2014 and into 2015.

Photograph courtesy of AriZona Beverages USA

30. Top N’ Go

top n' go doritos

Frito-Lay North America

Frito-Lay’s new Top N’ Go targets c-store customers looking for a hearty, customizable, on-the-go snack. New horizontal packages of Tostitos, Fritos and Doritos allow customers to add toppings such as chili, cheese and hot sauce directly into the package. Retailers can contact the company for samples.

Photograph courtesy of Frito-Lay North America

29. f’real Cotton Candy Milkshake

f'real cotton candy milkshake

f’real Foods

Available from April to July, the limited-edition f’real Cotton Candy Milkshake offers the flavor of freshly spun cotton candy, allowing operators to compete with local QSRs with a premium milkshake variety, according to the company. The beverage is delivered to operators in a master case pack with 12 cups per case, 16 ounces per cup. Other limited-edition milkshake flavors for 2015 include Lemon Drop, Cake Batter, Root Beer Float and Macachocochicoconut.

Photograph courtesy of f’real Foods

28. Zyn

zyn cool mint

Swedish Match North America

Zyn is a tobacco-free nicotine pouch that is placed under a user’s upper lip for a smoke-free and spit-free experience. It contains nicotine derived from tobacco leaves and food-grade ingredients and comes in two strengths: 3 milligrams and 6 milligrams. Zyn is available in cool mint, wintergreen, cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and coffee flavors. Earlier this year, Swedish Match opened a Zyn pop-up store in Chicago to mark the product’s expansion into the Midwest.

Photograph courtesy of Swedish Match North America

27. Oscar Mayer Maple Pancake Sausage and Blueberry Pancake Sausage

blueberry pancake sausage

Kraft Heinz

Featuring Oscar Mayer breakfast pork sausage wrapped in a maple or blueberry pancake, Oscar Mayer Maple Pancake Sausage and Blueberry Pancake Sausage can elevate an operator’s roller-grill menu, while allowing customers to enjoy diner-inspired breakfast classics on the go. Pancake sausages make it easy to offer breakfast throughout the day and drive incremental sales, according to the company.

Photograph courtesy of Kraft Heinz

26. Newport Platinum cigarettes

newport platinum

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Newport has rolled out its new style of menthol cigarette nationwide. Platinums have a smooth menthol flavor that is distinct from other Newport varieties, according to the company. The cigarettes come in Platinum and Platinum Blue, both available in Kings and 100s boxes. Platinum has a smooth taste and Blue has a full-bodied taste.

Photograph courtesy of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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