31 May, 2006

Fuel Pop

Fuel PopFuel Pop, a new product from Oakland, CA-based Fuel Better Foods, is making its way into convenience stores.

It's described as an "Energy Enhanced Lollipop", perhaps what made Kojak such a tough guy.

The new muscle-lolly is formulated with a variety of vitamins (C, B6, B12), and other power-packed ingredients like electrolytes, selenium, biotin, amino acids, and l-carnitine.

Each 1oz Fuel Pop has a watermelon flavor.
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Newman's Own Caramel Cups

Newman's Own Caramel CupsNewman's Own Organics, Inc., which makes the "Newman's Own" brand of organic snack foods, added a new Caramel variety to its line of Chocolate Cups.

Everything in a Newman's Own Chocolate Cup is supposed to made from purely organic ingredients. The chocolate is made of organic cacao originating from small farmers in the Talamanca region of Costa Rica.

The new Caramel Cups actually includes two types, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate.

Each package contains 3 cups, with a retail price of $1.29.

Visit their store locator.
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Disney Ice Cream Cones

Disney Ice Cream ConesDisney Ice Cream Cones are a co-branded product manufactured by Fireside Baking Co.

The cones come in three varieties, "Classic Cupper", "Color Blasted", "Sugar Crisped", and "Jumbo Waffler".

The Classic Cupper variety also comes with little Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie toppers. The toppers are bite-sized chocolate mini-grahams kept fresh in a separate packet.

The cones contain 0 grams of trans fat, are cholesterol free, and preservative free.

Each box contains 12 cones with a retail price of 59 cents.

No word on distribution, and Fireside's website is down.
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30 May, 2006

Genisoy Crispy Dippers

Genisoy Crispy DippersCrispy Dippers Baked Soy Snacks are the newest offering from Genisoy Food Company, Inc., a manufacturer of soy protein-based foods.

Available in White Cheddar and Lightly Salted varieties, the baked soy snacks are similar to the company's popular line of Soy Crisps, except these are shaped and designed for dipping into stuff.

They're claimed to be made of all natural ingredients and are free of trans fat and cholesterol.

Most of the company's products can be purchased online from its website, though this new product still doesn't appear there.

A single 4 oz. bag is priced at $2.99 each.
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Tic Tac Fruit Festival

Tic Tac Fruit Festival"Fruit Festival" is the name of the newest variety of Tic Tac mints.

The limited edition candy come in an attractive mix of red, orange, yellow, and green colors, representing the flavors of cherry, orange, passion fruit, and lime.

Fruit Festival is packaged in a larger 1.7 oz. dispenser priced at $1.99.
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World Kitchens Beef Jerky

World Kitchens Beef JerkyI don't normally do taste tests here at Junk Food Blog, but this is one of those rare times that I will.

Summary: Barf!!!

World Kitchens is a brand of beef jerky I found at the supermarket yesterday. I'm always buying beef jerky and sunflower seeds as my blog staple of choice, and I needed to replenish.

I bought this particular bag of jerky because it contained a full pound (16oz) of jerky, compared to the 4oz you often see with other brands. Moreover, it only costs $9.99, compared to $5.99 for the 4oz competitor brands. What a deal I thought!

I bought the Teriyaki flavor.

The very first taste told me right away something was wrong. It didn't taste like jerky. Yes, it did have a teriyaki flavor, but it was almost like this stuff was very old. I checked the expiration date, it was dated for "09/20/07", still plenty fresh.

I gave the piece some chews and it crumbled apart into pieces. It's obviously not real chunks of meat. The package does say, "BEEF JERKY", and the ingredients does say, "sliced beef", but beef could be from any part of the animal. There's beef hearts, beef tongue, beef liver, beef kidney, etc.

Chewing further on, this stuff started tasting like liver. Honestly, I don't know what this stuff is made out of.

The package says the jerky is actually made in Brazil, and distributed to the USA by BrucePac, apparently the company that owns the World Kitchens brand.

Interestingly, the company has published a long list of customer comments from its most loyal of fans.

I think I'll save the rest of it for my dogs. I hope they'll understand.

Note: Check out another review I did for my dog blog.
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26 May, 2006

David Dill Pickle Sunflower Seeds

David Dill Pickle Sunflower SeedsThe David brand of sunflower seeds recently jumped on the Dill Pickle flavor bandwagon.

These should be making its way into stores already, with a suggested retail price of 99 cents.

Last December, we blogged that Spitz introduced dill pickle flavor of sunflower seeds in Canada.
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Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Bar

Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge BarToxic Waste candy will soon be available in the USA in a new "chew bar" form.

The sour apple candy distributed by Body Dynamics Inc. will be packaged in a laminate wrapper featuring a bright yellow and black DANGER design to emphasize the sour taste and toxic green color.

It will have a suggested retail price of 25 cents.

You can currently buy them online from British-based retailer, SweetieBag.com
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Arico 100% Natural Cookies

Arico 100% Natural CookiesArico Natural Foods of Beaverton, OR has extended their line of 100% Natural Cookies, with two new varieties, and a new package type.

New flavors include "Lemon Ginger", described as having a citrus snap, and there's "Triple Berry", identified as a sweet combination of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries.

The cookies are gluten-free and casein-free, and are made with more than 70% organic ingredients. Kinda curious how a "100% Natural Cookie" is made with 70% organic ingredients.

But, they're sweetened only with organic agave nectar instead of sugar, making it diabetic-friendly, and contain only 90 calories per serving.

The new package type is a resealable plastic tub each containing 9 cookies, and are priced between $5.49 to $5.89. Previously, cookies were packaged in a box of 12.

Arico's website currently only sells their four existing flavors, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Almond Cranberry, and Double Chocolate, and only sells the boxed package. Not sure when the two new flavors and the new plastic tubs will appear on their online ordering form.
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Annie's Homegrown White Cheddar Bunnies

Annie's Homegrown White Cheddar BunniesThe line of Annie's Homegrown Baked Cheddar Bunnies now includes a "White Cheddar Bunnies" variety.

The snack crackers, similar in style to the Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish, are made with real cheese, use only all natural ingredients, and are free of trans fat and hydrogenated oils.

There's also other flavors, including Whole Wheat Bunnies, Sour Cream & Onion Bunnies, and BBQ Cheddar Bunnies.

They're packaged into a 7.5oz box with a suggested retail price of $2.79 each.

Buy them online from Annies, or browse their store locator.
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Nestle Drumsticks - Simply Dipped

Nestle Drumsticks - Simply DippedDreyers has introduced a new line of Nestle Drumsticks called, "Simply Dipped".

They're the standard Nestle Drumsticks but without the nut sprinkles.

Varieties include Vanilla, Vanilla Fudge, and Mint.

The Vanilla comes a 4-count box. There's variety pack that includes all three flavors in an 8-count box.
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Haagen-Dazs Mayan Chocolate

Haagen-Dazs Mayan Chocolate"Mayan Chocolate" is the latest flavor in the line of Haagen-Dazs ice cream.

They said they were inspired by the original chocolate crafted by the Mayans more than 2,500 years ago. They take their chocolate ice cream, blend in rich dark Mayan Chocolate swirl, and throw in a hint of cinnamon, to create a magical Mayan offering.

Visit their store locator.
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Edy's Dibs - New Varieties

Edy's Dibs CaramelThe line of Edy's Dibs, bite-sized pieces of chocolate-coated ice cream, has been extended with some new flavors.

  • Caramel (caramel ice cream with a caramel center)

  • Cookies 'n Cream (cookies 'n cream ice cream with real cookie pieces)

  • Peanut Butter (peanut butter ice cream with a peanut butter center)

  • Strawberry (strawberry ice cream)
  • Toffee Almond (toffee ice cream, with almonds on the outside)

  • Mint (mint ice cream)
Each box is marked as kosher, and contains 60 pieces, except for the Mint variety, which contains 26 pieces.

All but the Cookies 'n Cream variety are gluten-free.
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Starbucks Mud Pie Ice Cream Bars

Starbucks Mud Pie Ice Cream BarsStarbucks' popular Mud Pie ice cream flavor is now available in the form of a ice cream bar.

They're described as creamy Starbucks Classic Coffee ice cream topped on a delicious chocolate cookie and dipped in rich milk chocolate.

Each box contains four individually wrapped pies.

I don't yet see this featured on Starbucks' ice cream site, but I'm sure you can find it whereever their ice creams are sold. Visit their store locator.
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Haagen-Dazs Mint & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bar

Haagen-Dazs Mint & Dark Chocolate Ice Cream BarHaagen-Dazs introduced a new flavor to its line of ice cream bars, "Mint & Dark Chocolate".

The new frozen novelty is described as mint ice cream wrapped in the world's finest dark chocolate, then elegantly finished with a delicate chocolate drizzle.

Each box comes with three individually wrapped bars-on-sticks.

Visit their store locator.
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24 May, 2006

Ummah Orange Chocolate Bar

Ummah Orange Chocolate BarUmmah Orange Chocolate Bar is a new product from Ummah Foods Ltd.

Packed with an orange creme center, it's described as the UK's first halal certified chocolate bar.

The company claims that every ingredient in this bar can be sourced back to halal and vegetarian products, affording muslims a guilt-free way to enjoy chocolate.

Ummah Orange Chocolate Bar was launched after Ramadan of 2005. It's available at Islamic bookshops, newsagents, grocers, mosques, hospitals, and universities throughout England.
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PET Country Churn Ice Cream

PET Country Churn Ice CreamPET Inc. has a new line of ice cream called, "Country Churn", which is supposed to be extra creamy, with half the fat of their regular line.

Varieties include:

  • Brown Mule - Vanilla ice cream swirled with a ribbon of Brown Mule chocolate.

  • Butter Pecan - Nut flavored ice cream with chunks of butter roasted pecans.

  • Chocolate - Chocolate

  • Moose Tracks - Vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and Moose Tracks fudge swirl

  • Neapolitan - Vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate classic

  • Vanilla - Vanilla
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Tago Czekoladowe Muzy

Tago Czekoladowe MuzyFrom Polish-based confectioner, PPC Tago, comes "Czekoladowe Muzy" (Don't ask me how to pronounce it!)

These are creme-filled wafers covered in chocolate.

There are two varieties, one with filled with coconut-creme, and the other filled with vanilla creme.

They're being distributed to the USA and several other countries. You'll probably have to find them in imported goods stores.
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23 May, 2006

Select Chex Mix Fruit and Nuts

Select Chex Mix Fruit and NutsGeneral Mills is introducing a new variety of Chex Mix, called, "Select Chex Fruit and Nut Snack Mix".

It's described as yogurt covered Chex, with blends of real fruit and nuts.

Varieties include "Apple Cinnamon with Walnuts", and "Tropical with Almonds".

Both have a suggested retail price of $2.59.
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Nature Valley Granola Bars - New Varieties

Nature Valley Granola BarsGeneral Mills has launched two new varieties to its line of Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut granola bars.

The "Cashew" variety is said to be dipped in cashew butter coating, while the "Roasted Mixed Nut" variety is supposed to combine peanuts, almonds, and cashews dipped in a roasted mixed nut butter coating.
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Goody2Chews - Caramel

Goody2Chews - CaramelGoody2Chews is now available in a new Caramel variety.

The Caramel variety actually replaces the previous Butterscotch variety.

Goody2Chews are bite-sized squares of fruits, almonds, and whey protein. They're coated with one of three varieties, caramel, chocolate, and yogurt.

The snacks are gluten free, trans fats free, cholestrol free, high in fiber, and high in iron. They're supposed to be a chewy and tasty alternative to the plain old granola and energy bars.

Goody2Chews are made in Canada, and distributed throughout the USA.
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Glico Cratz Pretzels & Almonds

Glico Cratz Pretzels & AlmondsJapanese-food maker Glico has introduced a new snack called, "Cratz - Pretzel & Almond".

It's a mixture of pretzel chunks and whole almonds. It's marketed as an accompaniment with beer.

Varieties include Cheddar Cheese, Pepper Bacon (pictured), and Arabiki Mustard. The mustard variety happens to be flavored with chicken and vegetables.

There's a funny television commercial that shows a young guy and girl eating some Cratz, with their heads turning into an older beer drinker.
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Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Miniatures

Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate MiniaturesHershey launched a "Miniatures Assortment" of their Special Dark Chocolate.

The assortment contains individually-wrapped miniatures of Special Dark Chocolate, Special Dark Chocolate with Crisp Rice, and Special Dark Chocolate with Peanuts.

They've also released some other new forms, such Special Dark Chocolate Kisses, and Special Dark Chocolate Nuggets.

The company is taking out full page ads in magazines and newspapers touting the antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate.
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22 May, 2006

Chocolate Grilling Rubs

Chocolate Grilling RubsA company called Diva Chocolates, LLC is marketing a line of chocolate grilling rubs for beef, poultry, and pork.

Sprinkle just one or two teaspoons of their chocolate rubs into a rib eye or chicken breast, the same way you'd do with any other kind of rub, then slap it down on the grill.

Varieties include:

  • Mocha Java Steak Rub - A rich blend of espresso and dark chocolate, with a hint of cinnamon

  • Orange Chocolate Chicken Rub - A subtle mix of orange peel and roasted cacao nibs (coca beans), combined with a selection of herbs and seasonings

  • Spicy Rib Rub - A trademark combination of brown sugar, cocoa, paprika and pepper, perfect for pork

  • Kickin' Chocolate Beef Rub - Red and cayenne peppers mixed with chocolate and tossed with herbs and seasonings

  • Cocoa Fennel Burger Mix - Natural fennel and onion crown a seasoning blend of sweet paprika, cocoa and herbs

  • Cranberry Cocoa Bean Rub - Rosemary and sage, dried cranberries and roasted cacao nibs (cocoa beans)
All are presented in a 3oz tin priced at $4.95, except for the Cranberry Cocoa Bean Rub, which comes in a 5oz tin priced at $7.95.

Buy them online.
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19 May, 2006

Tonka Fruit Flavored Snacks

Tonka Fruit Flavored SnacksGeneral Mills added a new shape to its line of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes, "Tonka".

While this product is not yet displaying on the company's website, what little information I have says they're described as both naturally and artificially flavored, and are now available in the USA.

These Tonka shaped fruit chews ought to go well with old school Tonka fanatics.
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Fujiwa Chocolate Cat's Tongue

Fujiwa Chocolate Cat's TongueJapanese food maker, Fujiwa, has a new series of chocolate confections out utilizing the cat's tongue theme.

The solid chocolate pieces are said to be very thinly cut, and in shape of a cat's tongue.

Platinum Cats is described as milk chocolate with a hint of salt providing a refreshing aftertaste.

Blonde Cats is a slightly bitter semi-sweet chocolate with vanilla aroma.

There's also Safari Cats and Envy Cats, not sure what they are.
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17 May, 2006

Bissinger's Dessert Shells

Bissinger's Dessert ShellsBissinger's is now offering these chocolate Dessert Shells to present your favorite treats or to just eat them as they are.

Described as graceful, tulip-shaped dessert cups, they're handmade with Bissinger's white and dark chocolate. The shells are offered in Regular (1.5 in. x 2 in.) and Large (2.5 in. x 2.75 in.) sizes.

The Regular size is packaged in a 12-count, 4 oz. (113g) box with a suggested retail price of $16.00 and the Large size is packaged in a 9-count box.

According to Bissinger's, the Dessert Shells are all natural and have a shelf life of 9 months.

Not mentioned on the Bissinger's website as of this writing.
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Kemps Pillsbury Ice Cream Cakes

Kemps Pillsbury Ice Cream CakesThe tag-team duo of Kemps LLC and Pillsbury continues to produce new products, including new ice cream cakes.

Pictured here is the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake, presented in a 2 lb. 8 oz. (830g) cardboard box featuring the REAL dairy seal. It's described as layers of rich creamy ice cream smothered with generous chunks of cookie dough and chocolate chips, served on top of a chocolate cookie crunch base.

Other varieties include, Peanut Butter Cup, and Caramel Fudge Brownie.

They're manufactured by Kemps, with the Pillsbury Dough Boy getting all the props.
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EatSmart Baked Potato Crisps

EatSmart Baked Potato CrispsSnyder's of Hanover began shipping its new Baked Potato Crisps last month under their EatSmart brand.

They're described as bite-sized, crunchable snacks made from potatoes. Snyder's says they're actually better for you than traditional potato chips because they're baked, containing only 1.5 to 2.5 grams of fat per serving, with 0 grams of trans fat and saturated fat.

Available in three flavors, Zesty Ranch, Jalapeno Cheddar, and Baked Sweet Potato.

Available in most stores where the EatSmart brand is sold, or buy them online by the case.
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Applegate Farm Ice Cream 2006 Feature Flavors

Applegate Farm Ice CreamApplegate Farm announced six new flavors of ice cream available beginning April 1st to the end of 2006.

Varieties include:

  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel - Vanilla Ice Cream with Chocolate and Peanut Butter Covered Pretzels

  • Extreme Chocolate - Dark Pearl Cocoa with Dark Chocolate Chips

  • Green Tea - Green Tea Ice Cream with Flakes of Green Tea

  • Muddy Sneakers - White Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Peanuts and Chocolate Caramel Cups

  • Pecan Pralines & Cream - Vanilla Ice Cream with a Caramel Ripple and Candied Pecans

  • Purple Cow - Black Raspberry Ice Cream with White and Dark Chocolate Chips
There's also a new flavor in the works not yet mentioned on its website, "Snickerdoodle Swirl", described as cinnamon ice cream with swirls of crunchy cinnamon cookie.

You can order their products by mail, or visit their store locator.
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Glenny's Naturals Soy Crisps

Glenny's Naturals Soy CrispsGlenny's Naturals Soy Crisps is a new product from Freeport, NY-based Glenn Foods, Inc.

They're small crunchy discs that resemble something like rice cakes, only smaller. They're made with organic soy & organic rice flour.

Pictured is the White Cheddar variety. There's also Original BBQ, Creamly Ranch, and Sea Salt.

They feature the kosher dairy seal, are gluten free and cholesterol free.

You can buy 'em online from the link above.
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Rainforest Cacao Chocolate

Rainforest Cacao ChocolateNew from Garden of Life, Inc. comes Rainforest Cacao Chocolate, under their Living Foods brand.

It's basically trail mix, but using roasted, cracked cacao beans.

One variety combines the cacao beans with macadamia nuts. The other variety combines it with raisins and coconut.

Garden of Life says they buy freshly picked cacao beans at a fairly traded price from small family farms in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Then they ferment the beans to bring out their rich chocolate taste. Finally, they sun dry, slowly roast, coarsely crack, and sweeten the beans with a touch of sugar cane syrup.

You can eat them right out of the box, or sprinkle it on ice cream.
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Erin Baker's Brownie Bites

Erin Baker's Brownie BitesGot a hankering for a little bit of brownie? Try Erin Baker's Brownie Bites.

They're bite-sized morsels of brownies in three varieties:

  • Double Chocolate - rich chewie brownie with chunks of chocolate

  • Peanut Butter - rich chewie brownie blended with all natural crunchy peanut butter

  • Chocolate Chip Mint - rich chewie brownie paired with peppermint and chocolate chips
Buy them online.
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Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint

Clif Builder'sChocolate Mint is the latest variety in the line of Clif Builder's Cocoa Dipped Double Decker Crisp Bars.

The line of energy bars, packaged in wrappers depicting guys building stuff, are packed with 20 grams of protein from soy and nuts. They contain 32 percent to 35 percent organic ingredients, have no trans fats, no partially hydrogenated oils, and are billed as a low glycemic food.

Other varieties include, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Cookies and Creme.

Visit their store locator.
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Chupa Chups Melody Pops

Chupa Chups Melody PopsChupa Chups SA, the Spanish-based confectioner, recently relaunched their popular Melody Pops with 10% less sugar.

It's a lollipop where you blow through the top of the lolly, while the stick doubles as a "trombone" allowing you to change the pitch by moving it in and out.

Offered in Strawberry, Watermelon, and Cola flavors, the company says Melody Pops are made with real fruit pulp. I wonder what pulp you'll find in Cola?

Chupa Chups are available in Europe, Russia, and Latin America.
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Hulk Hogan Energy Drink

Hulk Energy DrinkNew from Bliss Beverage of Scottsdale, AZ, is "Hulk Energy".

Sold in the USA in a single-serve 16 fl. oz. can, the Team Hogan energy drink, used under license, said to be specifically designed to deliver an impact of energy fortified with taurine, vitamins B12, B6 and horny goat weed to help endurance while increasing mental awareness without unwanted carbohydrates.

I haven't been blogging much energy drinks, though it's not like there's been a shortage of them. In most cases, it's all the same ingredients, and the only thing interesting are the graphics on the cans. BevNET does a much better job on junk drinks.

Via BevNET
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Good Karma Organic Rice Cream

Good Karma Organic Rice CreamThat's right, not ice cream, but "rice" cream.

The new line of Good Karma Organic Rice Cream is made from rice, is non-dairy, lactose-free, gluten-free, has no trans fat, and is targeted towards vegans.

Varieties include "Very Vanilla", "Mudd Pie", Carrot Cake", "Mint Chocolate Chip", and "Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge". They're all tagged as "USDA Organic".

Good Karma Rice Creams are available in pints, sundae cups, and bars.

While I haven't tried it, I imagine it's not all that different from the thinner Indian style of rice pudding, but frozen. If that's the case, my wife oughta love it.
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16 May, 2006

Lay's Switches to NuSun Oil

Lay's Potato ChipsFrito-Lay announced earlier this month that it modified its popular Lay's and Ruffle's brand of potato chips by switching to NuSun sunflower oil from cottonseed oil.

The company claims the potato chips will have 50% less saturated fat without having changed the taste. As a result, the chips will also have increased mono- and polyunsaturated fats, commonly known as "good fats". The chips will still have 0 grams of trans fats.

The new formulation potato chips are selling right now in the northeast USA, and will be nationally available by the end of the year.
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Tostitos Multigrain

Tostitos MultigrainFrito-Lay has brought the multigrain bandwagon to its Tostitos line of tortilla chips.

Billed as "0 grams trans fat", the new chips are made with four whole grains, including corn, oat, buckwheat and wheat.

The company says they have more dietary fiber than their classic Tostitos. Combine it together with your favorite black-bean corn salsa and you'll be regular in no time.
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15 May, 2006

1 & Only Chocolate Bar

1 & Only Chocolate Bar1 & Only is a recent product from S&S Candy, combining popular brands of candies, chocolates, and cookies into one big sugary mess.

It comes in two package varieties, a red package and a brown package. Both packages feature Famous Amos brand cookies, a chocolate chip cookie, and a creme-filled chocolate cookie (similar to an Oreo). Both cookies have a chocolate peanut butter cup stuck to the top. The difference is that each concoction has different sprinkles between the two parts.

The red package offers sprinkles of Buncha Crunch and Butterfinger pieces. The brown package offers sprinkles of white chocolate chips and M&M Minis.

It's like several favorite brands of junk fused into one big thing.

Visit their store locator.
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12 May, 2006

Scharffen Berger Limited Series Bars

Scharffen Berger Scharffen Berger is now offering two limited edition chocolate bars.

Jamaica a L'Ancienne (pictured) is described as a 70 percent cacao, pure dark chocolate bar. It blends together Jamaican Trinitario cacao nibs, Scharffen Berger 99 percent cacao unsweetened chocolate, and coarse cane sugar into a particular order and ratio to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and texture. $8.00

Kumasi Sambirano is described as a 68 percent cacao, pure dark chocolate bar. It contains a blend of Ghanaian Forastero beans with the "bright citrus tones" of Madagascar Trinirtario beans. $6.00.
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Bubble Chocolate Bars

Bubble Chocolate BarsBubble Chocolate is a new brand of confections from Bubble Chocolate, Inc., a division of Bubble Wrap Candy.

Varieties include "Bubbly Milk Chocolate", "Bubbly Coffee Milk Chocolate" and "Bubbly 60% Dark Chocolate".

The line of Bubble Chocolates are similar to the Nestle Aero, a chocolate bar filled with bubbly pockets of air. Product literature says...

"Take one bite for a taste when you bite into this aerated chocolate bar, and then get a second special sensation as it melts on the tongue... Rich milk chocolate wraps a light and bubbly chocolate creme filling. The result is a luxurious bar light as a pastry, with a scrummy texture and the taste of chocolate wrapped upon chocolate bubbles. The bubbly creme seems to bring out the chocolate flavor, making it light and teasing the palate."

We first reported Bubble Wrap Candy last August on our sister blog, Strange New Products.
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11 May, 2006

Manhattan Chocolate Pops

Manhattan Chocolate PopsManhattan Chocolates, makers of kosher confections, is rolling out a new product called, "Chocolate Pops".

Packaged in a 2 oz. box, they're chocolate lollipops in a variety of shapes. They're also billed as lactose free.

Manhattan's website doesn't have this product listed as of this writing.
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Kemps Pillsbury Brownies 'n Cream Sandwich

Kemps Pillsbury Brownies 'n Cream SandwichA "Brownies 'n Cream" ice cream sandwich is the latest product to come out from the tag-team combination of Kemps LLC and Pillsbury.

Over a year ago, the two companies joined forces to introduce a new line of ice cream flavors. This new Brownies 'n Cream product continues the partnership. Kemps does the manufacturing, while Pillsbury gets to put its image on it.

I have very little info to go on.

It looks very similar to a "Fat Boy", an ice cream sandwich that my brother loves to eat.
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Laloo's Goats Milk Ice Cream

Laloo's Goats Milk Ice CreamThe name Laloo's Goats Milk Ice Cream Company pretty much sums it up.

The company was started by Laura Howard, who gave up her career as a film producer in Hollywood, so that she could pursue her real passion, ice cream.

Goat's milk is said to be more similar to human milk than cow's milk, and is lower in fat and lower in lactose, making it a viable alternative for lactose-intolerant ice cream lovers.

Varieties include, "Vanilla Snowflake", "Black Mission Fig", "Deep Chocolate", "Strawberry Darling", "Molasses Tipsycake", "Lemon Chiffon", "Pumpkin Spice", and "Chocolate Cabernet".

Visit their store locator.
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09 May, 2006

Oogie's Gourmet Popcorn

Oogie's Gourmet PopcornOogie's Gourmet Popcorn is a relatively new brand of ready-to-eat flavored popcorn that launched last September and is slowly making its way into stores across the country.

It markets itself as a healthy line of gourmet popcorn utilizing top-grade corn, all natural cheeses and spices, and containing no trans fat, no cholesterol, and no sugars.

Flavors include, Smoked Gouda, Sun-Dried Tomato & Parmesan, Spicy Chipotle & Lime, Romano & Pesto, and White Cheddar.

Retailers can order their products by the case online, while consumers can browse their store locator.
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Kick in the Asspresso Mocha Mania Bar

Mad Dog Energy BarSport Boy Holdings Corp. of Victoria, BC, has a new snack bar under its Mad Dog brand, called, "Kick in the Asspresso Mocha Mania".

It's billed as a "High Impact Gharana Bar", to provide a boost of energy.

Mad Dog is mostly a chocolate-coated rice & peanut bar but infused with the energy ingredients of guarana and ginseng, as well as hemp seed and vitamin C. The company claims it's "like slamm'n 2 cups of java".

The new bar is retailing at locations in British Columbia, but can also be purchased online.
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Ajitas Vege Chips - New Varieties

Ajitas Vege Chips - New VarietiesVege Chip Co. of Queensland, Australia added two new varieties to its line of Ajitas brand Vege Chips.

Chilli Challenge and Curry Crush are billed as a couple of hot new flavors with "no hidden nasties" That is, they're free of artificial colors, artificial flavors, wheat/gluten, G.M. ingredients, preservatives, cholesterol, added MSG.

The Vege Chips line are said to be high in calcium and vitamin C, rich in carbohydrates, and to have 40 percent less fat than most leading potato chips.

They're available in the USA.
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Hershey's Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

Hershey's Moose Tracks Ice Cream CakeFans of Denali's Moose Tracks ice cream flavor might be interested in learning that Hershey's Ice Cream has partnered with them in creating a Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake.

Hershey's Ice Cream, which is in no way connected with Hershey's Chocolate, has long offered Moose Tracks ice cream under a licensing agreement with Denali. Because of the success of this flavor, Hershey's has expanded the madness in cake form.

The cake starts out with Hershey's vanilla ice cream. Then it's topped with Moose Tracks fudge, and sprinkled with peanut butter cups.

It feeds 8-10 people, and can be found whereever Hershey's Ice Cream is sold.
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His Potato Chips

His Potato ChipsHerr Foods has come out with "His Potato Chips".

In honor of Father's Day, the Nottingham, PA-based food maker has introduced this limited edition potato chip.

Normally the word "HIS" on the top of the bag would read "Herr's", but I guess you gotta understand the word play.

The company says it will donate a portion of the sales to NFI (National Fatherhood Initiative), a national project dedicated to increasing the number of involved, responsible fathers.
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