Sauces, dressings and seasonings land on shelves.
McCormick & Co.’s Cholula brand is expanding with salsas and taco seasonings, marking the first time the company has expanded into different categories. The salsa line will feature an original salsa and a salsa verde, while the taco seasonings will be available in original, smoky chipotle and chili garlic.
Chick-fil-A is expanding its retail line with new 12-oz salad dressings, a bottled version of its popular menu varieties. Chick-fil-A’s bottled salad dressings are available in four flavors: avocado lime ranch, garden herb, creamy salsa and zesty apple cider vinaigrette.
Southern brand Duke’s is introducing a line of seafood sauces inspired by flavors “connected to southern bodies of water.”
The four sauces include bayou remoulade, creamy Chesapeake cocktail, Gulf Coast lemon garlic aioli and tidewater tartar.
Ben & Jerry’s added a limited-edition ice cream pint, inspired by chocolate ice cream sandwiches. The flavor features vanilla ice cream, with chocolate sandwich cookies and chocolate cookie swirls.
The Kellogg Co.’s RXBAR brand is expanding its A.M. bars line with a peanut butter dark chocolate flavor. The peanut butter dark chocolate flavor features soft rolled oats and crispy brown rice, as well as nut butters, egg white and coconut sugar.
“Whether you enjoy them with an early cup of coffee or as a mid-morning snack, our A.M. bars were created to help kickstart your day with real ingredients you can feel good about in satisfying, delicious flavors,” said Eileen Flaherty, senior brand manager, RXBAR. “Our new peanut butter dark chocolate flavor is no different.”
Oat bar company Bobo’s added a new line of PB&J’s, which feature a peanut buttery oat crust and a strawberry or grape jam filling. The PB&J’s contain 17 grams of whole grain oats, according to the company.
Pretzel brand Flipz is adding a state fair churro flavor and a state fair strawberry shortcake flavor to its lineup. The churro flavor features pretzels in a cinnamon sugar churro-flavored coating, which are drizzled with milk chocolate. The strawberry shortcake pretzels are covered with a strawberry, sweet cream and buttery cake-flavored coating.
“As a brand, we are all about bringing fun and flavor to our fans wherever they are,” said Simge Weinling-Dogrular, head of marketing at pladis Americas. “The state fair is such an exciting staple moment of the summer season, and we were inspired by that energy. With our Flipz State Fair offerings, we are bringing much-needed fun to everyday routines with snacks that transport our fans to thrilling times with family and friends at the state fair with every bite.”
Bomb Pop is adding a new flavor in time for summer, which features blue raspberry, strawberry and watermelon.
“Bomb Pop is already a signature staple of summer but we are always looking for new innovations, new products and new opportunities for enjoyment,” said Alnese Thomas, senior brand manager of Bomb Pop. “Candy Clash is emblematic of the feeling of summer: the excitement and potential that all ages feel. We created Candy Clash based on the favorite flavors of tweens and teens — combining these into a refreshing new snack for all.”
The 2023 show saw indulgent treats expand in snacking occasions.