Chipotle Hot Sauce

Bring out the best of Southwestern flavor with new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce. This sauce is made from a traditional method of smoke drying red jalapeño peppers offering your menu creations a balance of heat, earthiness and complex flavor. Available in six-ounce bottles and 4.5-gallon plastic jugs, add new Texas Pete Chipotle Hot Sauce

Jalepeño Flavored Meat Snacks

Uncle Larry’s started with two fresh homemade lemonade stands and a premium beer stand at a Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks minor league baseball ballpark. Its customers were seeking an alternative to the traditional ballpark snacks and, in response, the company created its special Uncle Larry’s Beef Shtix blend with the vivid taste of jalepeño. Today, its products

Personalized Beer

With Autumn’s cooler weather, adult consumers’ tastes shift to richer, more full-flavored beers. This fall, Newcastle Brown Ale offers discerning beer drinkers everywhere the taste they are looking for through Newcastle’s ‘Your Beer. Your Gear’ fall retail program. ‘Your Beer. Your Gear.’ encourages adult shoppers to enjoy the lightly hopped, less bitter taste of Newcastle

New Danish Flavors

Flowers Foods’ Mrs. Freshley’s snack cake and pastry brand is introducing two fresh varieties—apple and strawberry cheese. These pastries are baked with real fruit filling, wrapped in a golden, crust and drizzled with icing. The apple and strawberry cheese Danish join Mrs. Freshley’s already extensive line of Danish pastries that includes cherry cheese and cinnamon,

New Beer Can Design

Budweiser, the iconic global beer brand, today revealed a new design, seen in its can and secondary packaging, that will roll out of U.S. breweries and into the hands of American beer drinkers this summer, before debuting in markets around the world later this year. The new can design is Budweiser’s 12th since Anheuser-Busch began

Tallboy Cans

Narragansett Beer has released 24-ounce Tallboy cans for the first time in the brew’s 120-year history. Due to increasing customer demand for easily-transportable, single-serving cans, Narragansett Lager 24-ounce Tallboys are available throughout New England for a suggested retail price of $1.59-$1.95. While larger cans, such as the 24-ounce offering, are common for inexpensive and low-quality

Heineken Introduces Holiday Promotion

Heineken is  unveiling the details of its ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’ retail program in  plenty of time for grocery, c-store and liquor retail partners to plan for  big 2011 holiday sales. Heineken’s multi-channel ‘Spread Your Holiday Cheer’  program offers adult consumers convenience and value and provides the mobile  portal through which they can capture and

Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

Taste The Rainbow

Wrigley has launched Skittles Blenders, a bite-sized chewy candy with unique blended fruit flavors. Each pack of Skittles Blenders contains a rainbow of five new flavors inspired by blended beverages: Watermelon Green Apple Freeze, Strawberry Lime Blast, Melon Berry Burst, Mango Lemonade Blast, Cherry Tropicolada. Skittles Blenders are available at retailers nationwide starting at the

CJ Crunk Grows Distribution

Gila Brew Co. LLC’s CJ Crunk, a premium-flavored malt beverage, is expanding distribution to include more U.S. states due to high consumer demand since its return to market two months ago with brand new adult-packaging and refreshing flavors. Distribution now includes Florida (Brown Distributing Co. Inc.), Illinois (Town & Country Distributors, Chicago Beverage Systems, and

Less Fat, Richer Chocolate

Mars Chocolate North America has reformulated the classic light and fluffy taste of its 3 Musketeers bar to deliver a richer chocolate experience. Taste is the leading driver of sales for 3 Musketeers and this new formulation still satisfies as a lighter candy bar with 45% less fat, while increasing the chocolate appeal for consumers.

A Salty And Sweet Treat

General Mills has introduced Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream to c-stores. It is the first salty snack mix to include the popular Cookies & Cream flavor. With 60% less fat than regular potato chips, Chocolate Chex Mix Cookies & Cream combines sweet-coated corn Chex with real chocolate cookie crunch. Each 4.25-ounce bag is suggested

Sweetness Teams Up

Jelly Belly Candy Co. has teamed up with Snapple to create a new line of Jelly Belly beans with inspiration from Snapple Juice Drinks. The candy-makers began at the source with Snapple Juice Drink concentrates in five tangy and sweet Snapple flavors: Fruit Punch, Mango Madness, Cranberry Raspberry, Pink Lemonade and Kiwi Strawberry. Jelly Belly

Nugget Ice Machines

Manitowoc offers two types of nugget ice machines that complement any food and beverage applications from carbonated beverages to blended smoothies, making them perfect for use in convenience stores. The RN Series ice machine produces a tubular nugget ice ideal for dispensing in beverage applications, as the longer nugget discourages congealing. The ice shape is

Electronic Shelf Tags

ZBD Displays Ltd. offers electronic point of purchase (epop) shelf tags. The tags attach wirelessly to a shelf edge, offer a battery life of about five years and don’t require extensive hardware for installation. ZBD software is installed within the company’s existing IT system and is easily manipulated within a Windows environment. Fully-graphical LCD displays

FuelQuest Expands ForeSite Product Line

“ForeSite SV allows me to keep my finger on the pulse of my fuel operations while ForeSite IC allows me to discover inventory variances immediately,” says fuel purchasing specialist for Hy-Vee. FuelQuest Inc., an on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, is expanding its ForeSite product line with two real-time fuel

New Lagunas Premium Cigarettes

Kretek International Inc. has launched Lagunas brand premium imported cigarettes by Djarum in the U.S. The Lagunas blend was developed by an international team from Djarum and Kretek over a two-year period of blending and testing. Lagunas’ taste is characterized by a unique combination of tobaccos from the U. S., Brazil Indonesia, Turkey and Greece,

Taco-Flavored Meat Snacks

In addition to the energy drinks it promotes, DNA Brands Inc. offers a line of meat snacks with bold flavors like Pizza with Romano and Parmesan cheese, Spicy Jalapeño and a Beefy Original profile. Now its Shred Stix line of one-ounce meat sticks is complimented with a new-to-the-industry flavor profile: Taco. Rip open the package

Delightful Shots

WhiteWave Foods’ International Delight is offering a cost-conscious alternative to bottled syrups: International Delight Flavor Shots, delivering the beverage customization patrons demand with 12 delicious sugar-free flavors for both hot and cold beverages. In addition, its branded flavor delivery system, the CreaMiser FD100 dispenser, saves money and mess while adding a burst of flavor to

Tamper-Resistant Packaging

Inline Plastics Corp. has introduced a new Sandwich Wedge clamshell container, the newest version of the company’s breakthrough Safe-T-Fresh line of products. The Sandwich Wedge container’s upscale design promotes more attractive product merchandising that highlights the quality of its contents. The perimeter seal design of the container provides increased product shelf life and better protection

Cure Hangovers, Cigarette Cravings

Three Lollies’ Smoking Sucks and Hangover Sucks are all-natural, drug-free solutions to easing nicotine cravings and the morning after blues. Like all of Three Lollies’ innovative lozenges, Smoking Sucks and Hangover Sucks are doctor developed and consumer approved. Smoking Sucks uses L-tryptophan, a naturally occurring amino acid believed to aid in curbing the need to

Eco-friendly Option

Whirlwind Concepts Inc. in Spokane, Wash., has designed a washer fluid pump for gas stations, truck stops and car washes to allow its users to pump windshield washer fluid directly into their washer fluid reservoir under the hood of their car. Spenser the Washer Fluid Dispenser is an eco-friendly approach to the increasing problem of

Hi-Rev Dark Coffee

Building on its popular line of intensely-flavored, high-caffeine Hi-Rev products, Boyd Coffee Co. has introduced new Hi-Rev Dark, a coffee distinguished by a bold, dark roast. Hi-Rev Dark delivers a smooth, vigorous flavor with a caffeine kick. Hi-Rev Dark is available in cases of 30 packs, four ounces each from Boyd Coffee. Other Hi-Rev products

Heated Zone Merchandiser

The new energy-efficient Hatco Heated Zone Merchandiser safely holds hot packaged foods in a smartly-designed display that attracts customers. Energy and costs are reduced by utilizing Hatco’s new Spot On technology— instant-on overhead elements that are off until a food product is placed on the shelf, compared to other heated merchandisers that stay on full

Dried Fruit Packaging Innovation

Mariani Dried Fruit has introduced TouchLock, a Velcro-like micro-hook closure system, which allows consumers to simply touch to lock and close their dried fruit bag. Mariani has launched the TouchLock feature on all stand-up gusseted packaging. The TouchLock packaging does not have to be perfectly aligned to seal properly, as long as the micro-hooks on

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