Thursday, February 18, 2016

Two Great Snack Announcements! Watch for Them In Stores!

Last fall, Ruffles All Dressed chips took us by storm. Fanatics stocked up for a long cold winter without the salty, savory and sweet deliciousness they had come to know and love.  Americans have asked and the Ruffles brand listened! This month, they’ve brought back the beloved flavor for good.

Ruffles All Dressed combines distinct flavors including paprika, potato, salt and vegetable oil to create this beloved flavor of the north. These chips bring a whole new meaning to “All Dressed” and celebrate the fact that Ruffles Gives You More great taste. Ruffles All Dressed chips are now available nationwide in two sizes — a 2.6-oz. bag for a suggested retail price of $1.49 and a 8.5-oz bag for a suggested retail price of $4.29.

This season, Ruffles also kicked off its NBA partnership as the official chip of the NBA and is getting in the game with content partner Dude Perfect to create engaging basketball-related video content. The Ruffles brand partnered with the trick shot masters to create an all-new video for Ruffles All Dressed which can be found on the Ruffles Facebook page.

As well Doritos fans can go down the snack aisle and pick up an all-Doritos chip blend with the launch of Doritos Mix snacks

The “Four Snacks in One” experience is the biggest product launch in recent history for Doritos, one of the flagship brands PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.

Snacking Healthier in 2016

With the incoming of a New Year, many people set resolutions. One common New Year’s resolution is to start eating healthier. Snacks are something a lot of people enjoy.  But if you want to eat healthy, then the snacks you consume are important. Some snacks are high in fat, sugar and calories. That is why it is important to start thinking about some healthier snack alternatives.

To find some healthy snacks, you should start looking at the ingredients. Try to find ones with natural or organic ingredients. It is also helpful to look at the fat content and the percentage of sodium or sugars in a snack. And to ultimately choose ones with healthier ingredients in them. Snacks like:

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar-

During the holiday season, we all over indulged on those not-so-great-for-you snacks and everyone is now spending the beginning of 2016 looking for a way to bounce back, get fit and eat better, without sacrificing taste. This year, snack on a treat that's not only delicious, but also guilt-free. 

Pirate’s Booty offers a healthy alternative to passing out chips and fried finger foods, and it’s still a treat for the adults and kids but without the added sugar or fat! Snack options are typically not-so-great for you, so incorporating a snack that’s a step up from a standard greasy potato chip is a great way to start.

Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar:
•        Baked Rice & Corn Puff
•        No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
•        Gluten-Free
•        0g Trans Fat Per Serving 

Nature Valley Oats `n Honey Granola Bars -

“Nature Valley Oats `n Honey Granola Bars combine real honey and rolled oats, to produce a sweet, wholesome snack. Packed in two-bar pouches, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars offer a crunchy snack you can take anywhere with 16g of whole grain per serving. The bars are full of classic crunch and whole grain goodness, providing energy to help keep you going. After listening to consumers, Nature Valley made some tweaks to the recipe to enhance the bars and making them easier to bite! Same taste. Same crunchy deliciousness. Same whole grains. Just easier to bite into.”

goodness knows-

o    goodnessknows® snack squares are a delicious and amazingly satisfying snack that is crafted with the goodness of whole nuts, real fruits, toasted oats and dark chocolate with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. 
o    Divided into four snackable squares per serving – all for 150 calories - goodnessknows® snack squares are nestled in a layer made with dark chocolate, and one individual, two-bite square contains approximately 40 calories.
o    They come in three delicious flavors:
  **cranberry almond dark chocolate-- Packed with roasted almonds and toasted rolled oats with a hint of natural sweetness, this combination leaves you feeling happily satisfied.
  **apple almond & peanut dark chocolate—Crunchy peanuts, toasted almonds and tangy apples are the perfect combination for snack time, a treat post-meal or during your favorite indoor or outdoor activity.
  **peach & cherry almond dark chocolate –Sweet peaches and cherries accompanied by wholesome toasted almonds and dark chocolate to create a satisfying crunch.

By combining delicious tasting and lightly smoked animal protein with savory nuts and dehydrated fruits, EPIC foods taste amazing! EPIC foods are unique in the sense that they are more savory, tender, and flavor-forward than jerky.  They also do not include the high carbohydrate and sugar contents that can be found in other bars. Reconnect with your ancestral diets and enjoy every bite of it!

**Watch this spot- more healthy snacks coming soon!