Snack Product Update
January 1, 2008
Nuts Are Good
Buffalo Peanuts are dry roasted peanuts coated with a mixture of brown sugar and cayenne pepper. Roasting without oil extends the shelf life for Buffalo Peanuts, which are certified Kosher, to 12 months. A 4-ounce package has a suggested retail price of $1.29; a tub filled with 12 4-ounce packages retails for $15.48; and a 12-pound bulk pack of Buffalo Peanuts sells for $20.28. The company is targeting mainstream retail channels as well as specialty venues, including stadiums, bars and schools.
Jack Link’s X-Bites
Jack Link’s X-Bites are billed as the first-ever bite-sized, smoked sausage snack in a single-serve, tube-style, “rip-n-tip” package. Made from premium cuts of meat, the X-Bites are tasty pieces of naturally smoked sausage that are easy to eat, conveniently sized and portable. X-Bites come in a 2-ounce package with a suggested retail price of $1.99. Original and pepperoni flavors are offered.
Macadamia Nuts in Stand-up Bags
Hawaiian Host is unveiling a new macadamia nut flavor, Maui Onion and Garlic Macadamias, and offering three island favorites — Dry Roasted Salted Macadamias, Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias and Premium Milk Chocolate Macadamias in convenient, 11-ounce recloseable stand-up bags. Maui Onion and Garlic Macadamias are flavored with the taste of sweet onions coupled with an added zing of garlic salt. Dry Roasted Salted Macadamias are premium-grade nuts, dry roasted to the peak of perfection. Hawaiian Honey Glazed Macadamias are coated with honey harvested from Big Island beehives. Premium Milk Chocolate Macadamias are dusted with confectioner’s sugar for an added touch of sweetness. The suggested retail price for each of the new offerings is $7.99 to $8.99.
Mama Mellace’s Value Nut Brands
Mellace Family of Brands
New from Mellace Family Brands is Mama Mellace’s Nut Hut, a value-priced snack line targeted to the convenience and dollar classes of trade. Nut Hut branded products are processed using the same water-roasting technique as Mama Mellace’s premium line. Three flavors are offered: Steakhouse Peanuts, Sweet & Salty Peanuts and Cinnamon Peanuts, all in 4-ounce bags.
Emerald Dark Chocolate Almonds
Emerald Cocoa Roast Dark Chocolate Almonds combine dry roasted almonds with a rich dark chocolate flavoring. The product is shelf-stable and comes in an on-the-go canister. One serving, which can be served by using the lid of the container, contains 150 calories.