9 New CBD Releases

CBD products

Convenience stores represent 53% of the $24 million in cannabidiol (CBD) products sold across all mainstream channels, according to Nielsen’s December 2019 review of the CBD category.

While topicals and tinctures dominated channels such as mass, drug and grocery, c-stores had wider bandwidth, with gummies making up 54.1% of sales, capsules 15.1% and tinctures and beverages 13.1%, Nielsen reported.

Click through for a sampling of nine CBD products introduced across four c-store categories ...

1.Yooforic

Yooforic Logo

Old Bridge, N.J.-based Yooforic in February rolled out a line of hemp-infused products that offer the maximum absorption rate of CBD, fueled by a patented time-released delivery system, the company said. The product line includes Hemp Oil Infused Chewing Gum and a new 100% Organic Hemp Oil. The gum’s flavor and consistency make it possible to chew longer, which increases absorption in the mouth, the company said.

2. Asheville Hemp Project

Asheville Help Project gum

Asheville Hemp Project, Ashville, N.C., in February took the wraps off a CBD Mint Gum that marks the first consumer product for the brand, with more SKUs in the pipeline, the company said. Each piece of AHP CBD Mint Gum contains 10 milligrams of CBD; it comes in a foil pack to maximize freshness, the company said. A single pack contains eight pieces and is available for an SRP of $19.90. AHP selected gum as the first product to launch because of its efficient delivery of CBD. It intends to follow it up with CBD pre-rolls and tinctures, according to the company.

Photograph courtesy of Asheville Hemp Project​

3. Pelicann

Cannibble logo

The Pelicann brand portfolio from Cannibble Food-Tech Ltd. offers CannaShakes, Cannashakes Sports, CannaMix, CannaSpices and CannaPop marketed within formats such as premixed powder foods, beverages, nutritional supplements and spices infused with cannabinoids and delivered within a controlled and measured dosage formulary that adheres to global and local cannabis regulations, the company said. Available in single-serve pack sizes, Pelicann products are manufactured under strict food manufacturing protocols, according to the company.

4. Evo Hemp

Mood33

In late 2019, Evo Hemp announced a new line of hemp-infused herbal teas with beverage maker Mood33. The teas are infused with Evo Hemp’s organic, U.S.-grown hemp extract and made with premium botanicals and real fruit juices, the company said. Each bottle of Mood33 hemp-infused herbal teas contains 33 milligrams of full-spectrum hemp. The products are free of preservatives, artificial sweeteners or colors, and they are vegan and non-GMO. They come in six mood-specific flavors: Joy, Energy, Peace, Wellbeing, Calm and Passion.

Photograph courtesy of Evo Hemp

5. Mad Tasty

Hemp water

An all-new hemp-extract sparkling water, Mad Tasty is formulated with zero sugar and zero sweeteners and is packed with 20 milligrams of pure broad-spectrum hemp extract, according to the company. Mad Tasty is available in Grapefruit and Watermelon Kiwi flavors, with a third flavor due for release during the first half of 2020. The product is currently available in southern California, Texas, Colorado and other hemp-friendly states.

Photograph courtesy of Mad Tasty

6. Floyd’s of Leadville

CBD chocolate bar

Floyd’s of Leadville has expanded its portfolio with the CBD Recover Bar, which contains 25 milligrams of THC-free CBD isolate, 10 grams of plant protein and 6 grams of organic sugars. The bars are made from high-quality, non-GMO ingredients, including organic honey, chocolate and gluten-free rolled oats, the company said.

Photograph courtesy of Floyd’s of Leadville

7. Hemp Cheeba

Cheeba chews

Hemp Cheeba Chews, premium CBD taffys, are made with extract from U.S. grown, certified-organic hemp plants. Each 3-gram chew contains 25 milligrams of CBD. The chews come in Chocolate, Sour Apple, Caramel and Strawberry flavors, and three pack sizes: four-packs for $18, 10-packs for $32 and 20-packs for $45.

Photograph courtesy of Hemp Cheeba

8. HempFusion

hemp lotion

With topical creams and lotions becoming a popular CBD-driven application for consumers, HempFusion in September 2019 debuted a new line of all-natural topical, plant-based formulations infused with the supplier’s full-spectrum hemp CBD extract that’s applied directly to skin for quick, easy support, the company said. Available in a Hemp Extract CBD Balm and Hemp Extract CBD Cream, the terpene-infused topicals interact with the human endocannabinoid system in a nonintoxicating capacity, the company said.

Photograph courtesy of HempFusion

9. A88

Alkaline products

The Alkaline Water Co. in early September 2019 expanded its portfolio with the launch of CBD shots, tinctures, capsules and powder packs. Under the umbrella of A88 Infused Beverage Division Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, the supplier portfolio includes ingestible CBD products, including 25-milligram hemp-derived CBD Infused Beverage Shots, Blood Orange Flavored Energy Shots, Peach Mango Flavored Recovery Shots, Watermelon Cucumber Flavored Relax Shots and Lemon Honey Flavored Sleep Shots.

Photograph courtesy of Alkaline Water Co.