29 September, 2007

Sweaty Football Player Soda

Jones Soda SeahawksEver wonder what a football player tastes like?

Now you can swish around the essence of a sweaty, stinky, football player in your mouth with Jones Soda's new flavor, "Perspiration".

It's part of their five-flavor pack of sodas honoring the Seattle Seahawks NFL team. There are five flavors in each pack...

  • Perspiration

  • Sports Cream

  • Dirt Soda

  • Natural Field Turf

  • Sweet Victory

The Jones Soda website says that the average football player Spent has eaten 2 pounds of grass, and tasted 3 pounds of dirt over their career, so why not you?

The Seahawks Collector Pack will also be available for pre-sale beginning on Thursday, September 27th at 8 a.m. (PST) on www.jonessodastore.com. The pack will only be available in limited quantities, and on a first come, first served basis.

Visit the unique new five-pack online at...
https://ssl.jonessodastore.com/seahawkspack/code/?
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28 September, 2007

Land-O-Lards Butter Snackers

I saw this "product" featured on Gallery of the Absurd and had to laugh...


Read more about it...
http://galleryoftheabsurd.typepad.com/14/
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27 September, 2007

Hershey's Kisses - Camouflage

A limited edition variety of Hershey's Kisses are these standard milk chocolate Kisses in camouflage foil wrappers.

Hershey's Kisses - Camouflage
A great way to kiss the deer hunter in your family.

Nothing mentioned as of yet on Hershey's website. If you see these in stores, post a comment here.
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Hershey's Kisses - Crunchy Caramel Creme

Hershey's is coming out with a new limited edition Hershey's Kisses, "Crunchy Caramel Creme", as part of its 100th Anniversary.

Hershey's Kisses - Crunchy Caramel Creme
Described as "Caramel Flavored Candy with Crunchy Candy Bits" on the packaging, they come wrapped in gold foil.

Nothing mentioned as of yet on Hershey's website. If you see these in the stores, post a comment here.
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Hershey's Koko Energy Bars

Hershey's is planning to enter the world of energy bars with its new Koko Energy Bar.

Hershey Koko Energy Bars
Imploring consumers to "Experience the power of cocoa!" the chocolate-based energy bar is expected to have a retail price of $1.29.

I don't see anything on Hershey's website about this, so I'm not sure if and when these are available in stores.
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PranaBar - Energy Bars

PranaBars are claimed to be the first goji & acai energy bars.

Made by Divine Foods Inc. of Escondido, CA, they come in some unusual and not-so-unusual varieties...

  • Apricot Goji

  • Apricot Pumpkin

  • Cashew Almond

  • Cinnamon Apple

  • Conocut Acai

  • Pear Ginseng

PranaBar
The company says that the ingredients in these bars are 100% raw, except for the nuts, which are slow roasted to "denature the enzyme inhibitors to avoid stress to your digestive system".

You can purchase them online from the company's website...
http://www.livingforcefoods.com/
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Domino's Pizza Launches Mobile Ordering

Domino's PizzaDomino's Pizza announced today that it has become the first pizza chain to accept pizza orders via mobile website...

mobile.dominos.com

It's basically a mobile version of their existing web-based ordering system.

However, it's only available to people with web-enabled cell-phones, obviously.
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Toad-Ally Hanky Panky

Toad-Ally Snax is offering up a new line of popcorn and nut snacks:

Hanky Panky: Chocolate Drizzled caramel popcorn and peanuts.

ChoZels: Chocolate Coated Pretzels. The thee varieties are milk chocolate, milk chocolate and white, and dark chocolate.

Iced Soy Crips: 100 calorie packs that come in flavors such as Banana Pancake, Strawberry Waffle and Cinnamon Maple French Toast.

Available this fall. See their official website.
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Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels

Panera Bread, fast becoming the Starbucks of the gourmet bakery world, is now offering their famous ribbon-shaped bagels in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagels
Available in more than 1,100 Panera Bread bakery-cafes during the month of October, each Pink Ribbon Bagel has a pink tinge and features cherry chips and real bits of Bing cherries and cranberries.

For each sale of a Pink Ribbon Bagel, Panera Bread donates a portion of the proceeds to breast cancer charities. Last year, the company raised nearly $200,000 from Pink Ribbon Bagel sales and donations.

Visit a Panera Bread location near you...
http://www.panerabread.com/cafes/find.php
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Yummie Grammie Crumbs

Yummie Grammie CrumbsLaura Waitze Zuckerman, the master chocolatier behind the Yummie brand of chocolates, now offers a new product "Grammie Crumbs".

Grammie Crumbs are just smaller bite-sized versions of Laura's award-winning "Grammies", which are graham crackers smothered in Swiss milk chocolate, and then topped with one of several toppings, Belgium Dark Chocolate flakes, Toffee, or Swiss Milk Chocolate crispies.

Each clear plastic bag of Grammie Crumbs costs $12.00, and you can buy them online here...
http://www.2yummie.com
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26 September, 2007

Yogos Bits - New Flavors

Kellogg's Yogos BitsKellogg's line of Yogos Bits was extended to include two new flavors, "Berry Berry Banana" and "Watermelon Splash".

The yogurt covered fruit flavored bits with a chewy center are claimed to be a "good source of calcium" fortified with 100% percent daily value of vitamin C.

They're meant to provide kids with a vitamin-rich alternative to snacking.

Find them at grocery stores everywhere.
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25 September, 2007

NRG Potato Chips

NRG Potato ChipsSaid to be the world's first "energy potato chip", the line of NRG Potato Chips ushers in a new age of television snacking.

Containing a energy-boosting combination of Taurine, Caffeine, and B-Vitamins, NRG Potato Chips are sure to make a couch potato bounce their legs ad-nauseum throughout an entire sitting of the Rocky Balboa series.

The potato chip's website says its now shipping to stores all over the South-East. I guess that's where people burn a lot of energy watching television.

You can also order a case of NRG online...
http://www.nrgsnax.com
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Key Lime Cookies

H-E-B Chips Galore Key Lime CookiesH-E-B, which is a line of grocery stores in Texas, is now offering Key Lime Chocolate Chip cookies under its own brand.

Made with white chocolate chips, they have the tangy flavor of LIME!

Maybe I'm just behind the times, but I haven't seen key lime flavored cookies before. I have a nephew who lives in Texas, I'll have to get him to send us some. My wife absolutely loves key lime pie, she'll probably like these cookies too.

The Key Lime with Real White Chocolate Chips variety comes in an 12.5 oz. plastic tray, with a retail price of $2.00.

To purchase these, visit the H-E-B store locator here...
http://www.heb.com/yourHEBStore/sLocator.jsp
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Trolli Gummi Spiders

Trolli Gummi SpidersJust in time for Halloween, Farley's & Sathers has extended its line of Trolli Gummi Candy by adding a new animal: spiders.

Available in black cherry, grape, and strawberry varieties, the flavorful arachnids are sure to pull out the baby teeth of any boy or girl.

No word on if they ooze out webbing when you bite down them.

They come with a suggested retail price range of 99 cents to $1.49.

For more info, visit Farley & Sathers online...
http://www.farleysandsathers.com
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Ritz Bits Soccer Cheese

Ritz Bits Soccer CheeseThe newest entry to the Ritz Bits line of cracker sandwiches is this "Soccer Cheese"
variety.

The crackers have a soccer ball pattern molded on.

The box says that they're made with real cheese, but a quick glance at the ingredients found no "real cheese", only "Cheddar Cheese Powder". I dunno, if you threw down some cheese powder in front of a kid, I doubt he'd call it cheese.

Ritz Bits Soccer Cheese is also healthier than standard Ritz Bits, because the box says that they contain 5g of whole grain, and have 33 percent less fat.

Interestingly, it also says its the official cracker of Major League Soccer (MLS). I wonder if David Beckham has to eat these then?

The retail price is $3.00. Coming to a store near you.
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Babka Bites

Babka BitesThou Shall Snack, LLC, the Seattle, WA-based maker of Jewish-style snack foods, recently launched a new line of snacks called, "Babka Bites".

Babka, which is a traditional Jewish treat, kinda like a sweet spongy yeast cake, is now offered in a convenient bite sized form in a sealed package, perfect for chomping down in mass quantities.

The company describes their new Babka Bites as "light and crispy sweet bites made with whole grains and organic ingredients". They come in two flavors, "Cinnamon" and "Dark Chocolate".

Babka BitesBabka Bites are free of artificial colors, additives, preservatives, trans fat and cholesterol.

They come with a suggested retail price $3.49 for a 4 oz. bag.

Learn more about Babka Bites at the company's website...
http://www.thoushallsnack.com
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Peeps - Yellow Tulips

Keep an eye out for some early bloomers next year (Easter falls on March 23rd in 2008). Just Born is debuting their newest Spring treat with a new shape for their Peeps line: Marshmallow Yellow Tulips.

They are available in the United States in the little 1.125 ounce trays with 3 linked flowers. Retail price should be about $.59. Also look out for the larger 9 piece version for $1.19. (I think it'd be fun to get a tray that had three colors in it ... yellow, pink and lavender.)

Just Born's Peeps products are flagged as a "gluten free" treat.
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20 September, 2007

Mountain Dew Game Fuel Beverage for Halo 3

Mountain Dew has introduced a new Game Fuel Beverage as tie-in with Halo 3. The soda is not just sneaking in as many limited editions do, there is a full, all-media campaign to promote it.

The commercials have been running for about four weeks to tie in with Microsoft's Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 3.

Mountain Dew's Limited Edition Game Fuel has 30% more caffeine and is a cherry/citrus blend. It's been spotted at 7-11 stores all over the country as well as major retailers. You'll find it in 20 fl. oz. plastic bottle, 2 liter bottle and 12-count, 12 fl. oz. metal cans through November.

Mountain Dew is a Pepsi Co. product.

Reviews for the new drink on the internet are mixed, but the high awareness of the product guarantees liberal sampling, at least some fervent fans and then the eventual backlash/petitions to bring the drink back.

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19 September, 2007

Heart Chocolate with CM-X

Heart Chocolate with CM-XHeart Chocolate with CM-X is described as a rich chocolate that claims to lower your blood sugar and cholesterol.

CM-X is described as a concentrate of anti-oxidants found in cinnamon and bitter melon.

Here's what Heart Chocolate's website has to say about itself...

Made with the finest cocoa and prepared in 3 delicious portions of only 60 calories each - your craving for rich chocolate will be satisfied. Plus, you will get the added benefit of CM-X to lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Heart Chocolate with CM-X is the perfect choice for people with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and related cardiovascular conditions or anyone looking for a healthy snack with no added sugar.


The "3 delicious portions of only 60 calories each" that the above quote is talking about is that each chocolate bar is sectioned off in 3 pieces, just like how a Twix is sectioned off into 3 strips. This is hardly an effective means of portion-control.

Heart Chocolate with CM-X was developed by Innovative Life Sciences Corporation, based out of Toronto, Ontario. They claim to be in the "development of nutraceutical products with distinct competitive advantages". I take it that "competitive advantages" means stuff like chocolate and candy.

You can buy Heart Chocolate online at its website...
http://www.heartchocolate.ca
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Baskin-Robbins Lick-A-Thon

Baskin-Robbins Lick-a-thonThis Thursday, September 20 (tomorrow), participating Baskin-Robbins locations across the country will host in-store Lick-A-Thons to ring in the Fall season.

I wasn't sure what a "Lick-A-Thon" was, as this information came to me from Baskin-Robbins' marketing agency. So I did a Google search for "lick-a-thon" to see if they had held these events before.

Unfortunately, all I got was a bunch of porn sites.

So I called up their marketing agency and asked them.

The Lick-A-Thon is an effort to find America's fastest ice-cream licker. Participating Baskin-Robbins locations will host a Lick-A-Thon which involves licking up an Oreo Ice Cream cone the fastest. It sounds like the winning licker and his/her "lick time" will be added to a nationwide database to identify the quickest tongue in the land.

Unfortunately again, Baskin-Robbins made no effort to explain which locations are participating. According to their marketing agency, you have to look up various locations on the Baskin-Robbins website, and call them to see if they're running a Lick-A-Thon. Here's their store locator...
http://www.baskinrobbins.com/StoreLocator/PrxInput.aspx

For those of you fortunate enough to find a participating store, make sure you read the "Lick Tips" from Baskin-Robbins executive-chef Stan Frankenthaler, on his Squidoo webpage...
http://www.squidoo.com/baskinrobbinslicktips/

If you happen to call a Baskin-Robbins store and they tell you, "Lick A What?", please post a comment below.
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18 September, 2007

Sumseeds Offers Three New Flavors

Sumseeds sunflower seedsDakota Valley Products, Inc. announced the release of three new flavors to its line of energy infused sunflower seeds.

The new flavors are, Dill Pickle, Honey BBQ and Salt and Pepper.

Original Sumseeds were first bagged in January, 2007 and created a public relations sensation as the industry's first nut confection infused with the energy components of caffeine, lysine, taurine and ginseng. Read our original article on Strange New Products.

"Our customers can expect two things from Sumseeds," said Tim Walter, President of Dakota Valley Products. "One, energy. Two, excellent taste, seed after seed. Now with our new flavors, our customers expect great taste from shell to nut. We're happy to say, our new flavors are right on target!"

Currently, the new flavors of Sumseeds are available in a new 1.75oz personal size bag. The original flavor is available in both the legacy 3.5oz size and the new 1.75oz size.

Sumseeds are distributed nationwide at convenience stores.

Visit Sumseeds website at:
http://www.sumseeds.com/
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Dale Earnhardt Jr Launches "Big Mo'" Candy Bar

Eight-year NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver and former winner of the Daytona 500 introduced his new candy bar, Big Mo' to buyers and industry media today at the 2007 Candy Expo.

The name Big Mo' is a play off of Earnhardt Jr.'s hometown of Mooresville, N.C., and the longtime moniker used for he and his closest friends, the Dirty Mo' Posse.

The milk chocolate candy bar will come in two flavors, creamy caramel and peanut
butter. It is scheduled to hit stores nationwide in January 2008.

Dale Earnhardt Jr Big Mo Candy Bar
"At one point or another everyone has had their own idea of making the perfect candy bar, and this was my chance to do it," Earnhardt Jr. said. "It's really cool to have my name on a candy bar, and it's a pleasure to partner with R.M. Palmer Company in putting this product on the shelves. I think Big Mo' will be widely accepted, not just by racing fans but by everyone who enjoys a good candy bar."

Known for its seasonal novelty candies, R.M. Palmer Co. has been specializing in traditional holiday candies since 1948, but this is the first of its product line to be a milk chocolate everyday candy bar.

The making of the Big Mo' bar included numerous taste-tests by Earnhardt Jr., and its unique recipe and design was shaped to meet the NASCAR star's liking.

"Our relationship with Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a partnership I am proud of," said Richard Palmer Jr., president of R.M. Palmer Company. "We started this venture over 12 months ago and our goal was to create two milk chocolate bars that Dale Jr. and Palmer would be proud to call their own. I am confident that our goal has been achieved. Big Mo' bars have been well received by our customers and are sure to be a BIG success."

To coincide with the announcement of the Big Mo' bar, R.M. Palmer Company is launching the "Big Mo'ment with Dale Jr." sweepstakes. Thousands of winners will be awarded great prizes, but the grand prize winner will be treated to his or her Big Mo'ment, which will include lunch with Dale and his JR Motorsports race team, a limousine tour of area race shops, suite tickets to a VIP weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway, and $250 spending money.

Fans will be able to enter the sweepstakes by visiting the candy bar's website and typing in the entry code on the inside wrapper of the Big Mo' bar.

"This is a great idea by the folks at R.M. Palmer to really spike the interest in the Big Mo' bar, and give fans a chance to win great prizes," Earnhardt Jr. said. "The grand prize winner will be treated like royalty. It will be more than a big moment. It will be a big weekend they'll never forget."

Visit Big Mo' online at:
http://www.bigmo-ment.com
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13 September, 2007

Pop Rocks Chocolate Bar

Finally! Last year Pop Rocks introduced chocolate covered Pop Rocks, this year they're doing it one better and bringing out the Pop Rocks Milk Chocolate Bar.

The thick milk chocolate bar features the pop and crunch of Pop Rocks. Kind of like a more proactive Crunch bar.

The All Candy Expo site notes that these are available as of September 1st. Anyone see them in stores yet? (I'll be picking one up next week at the trade show.)

Official website for Zeta Espacial.
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12 September, 2007

Sweet Sweet Gorging Contest

Sweet Sweet Confections just launched their new candy store on the web and are sponsoring a contest to see who can eat the most S'Mores in 3 minutes.

Anyone can enter virtually by simply submitting a video. See full details on their website. (Note, you have to eat their S'Mores in your video entry, not just any old S'Mores but you can get a 25% discount!)

The deadline for entry is September 30th and grand prize is $50 in cash, reimbursement for eaten S'Mores and a $25 gift certificate. And of course a few minutes of internet fame when they show off your winning video.

See full details on their contest page
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11 September, 2007

Mountain Dew Green Label Art Series

It's not what's inside that's important. It's all about the packaging with Mountain Dew's new Green Label Art series of 16 ounce bottles made from aluminum and featuring different limited edition artwork.

The contoured bottles highlight works created in all media including tattoo design, cut & paste collage, paint, charcoal and, of course, computer graphics.

Featured artists in the inital collection include: Adam Juresko, Chris Pastras, Chuck Anderson, Dr. Revolt, jeffstaple, JT Woodruff, Mark Nardelli, Methamphibian, Peat Wollaeger, Troy Denning (shown) and TWEEQiM.

The bottles are filled with ordinary Mountain Dew.

See the special promotional website featuring videos and images from the artists' other works: GreenLabelArt.com

You can register and enter your own artwork, too, so expect more designs to be released in the future.
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10 September, 2007

Sconza Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds

Sconza has long been known for its wonderful panned confections like jawbreakers, Jordan almonds and chocolate covered nuts.

They've gone upscale with their new varieties of premium nut and fruit confections, debuting 70% Cacao International Blend Dark Chocolate Toffee Almonds.

They've combined a toffee coated almond with deep dark chocolate. They're sold in a 5 ounce bag for a retail price of $4.99.

In addition, they other new product in the line is called 70% Cacao International Blend Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans combines freshly roasted coffee beans and especially dark chocolate.
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07 September, 2007

Strawberry Pirouline

DeBeukelaer's Pirouline long ago cornered the market and our hearts with their crispy wafer stick filled with delicious cream. Always a little classier than the others with its European pedigree and fancy accents.

They're not content with being one of the originals and began adding new flavors to their line recently. This year they're adding Strawberry Delights and Hazelnut to their Creme de Pirouline.

Each 14 ounce canister is resealable to keep the wafers crisp and sells for $5.99. In order to keep up with the rest of the downsizing market they're also offering pairs of the sticks wrapped in 100 calorie packs (10 count) in a box for $3.29.
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05 September, 2007

Twinkle introduces Fish-Ka-Pops

Why waste a whole stick with only one piece of candy perched at the tip? Try Twinkle Candy's new Fish-Ka-Pops that feature four fish-shaped decorated jelly candies on a single stick, just like a kabob.

Each candy is hand decorated with fins, eyes. lips and speckles.

Look for them at gift and candy shops near you. No word on the retail price.

Official Website.
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