From Christmas-themed iced tea in July to sweet and spicy peanuts and fruit-based vinegars, this week’s new food innovations span a wide range of categories. Check out this gallery for notable new items, including a line of premium cooking and pairing sauces that include vine-ripened New Jersey tomatoes from Colicchio and new frozen pizza options from Healthy Choice.
Greek wellness brand Kosterina has launched a line of fruit-based vinegars. Available in three varieties – tangerine, strawberry and blueberry – the vinegars are made with white wine vinegar from Greece, grape must from Italy and crushed fruit. The Kosterina Crushed Fruit Trio is available online for $45 and is set to launch on Whole Food Market nationwide this fall.
Mediterranean snack company Cedar’s has expanded its range of hommus with a new limited-time offer: Golden Hour Organic Greek Hommus. The new variety of hommus, available at Whole Foods Market, is made from a mixture of chickpeas, red peppers and garlic.
Chef Tom Colicchio has partnered with The Jersey Tomato Co. and KEEN Growth Capital to launch The Colicchio Collection, a line of premium cooking and pairing sauces. Available in six varieties – Trentinto (wild mushrooms, parmesan and rosemary), Sicilia (orange, black olive and white wine), Abruzzo (saffron and fennel pollen), Calabria (chilli, zucchini and eggplant), Piemonte (Barolo and Sage ) and Liguria (lemon zest, herbs de provence and white wine) – the sauces are all made with 100% vine-ripened New Jersey tomatoes. The collection will soon be available online in 16 oz. glass jars.
Burlap and barrel
Single-origin spice producer Burlap and Barrel has expanded its range with the launch of Köfte Baharat. The new offering is a blend of chili peppers, cumin and allspice traditionally used for beef and lamb. Burlap and Barrel Köfte Baharat is available direct-to-consumer for $9.99 per 1.8 oz. jar or $39.99 per 16 oz. container.
Healthy Choice has added individual flatbreads with Turkey Pepperoni, Supreme Chicken Sausage and BBQ Seasoned Chicken to their menu. All three pizza varieties feature a crust made from cauliflower, wheat, and barley. Additionally, the brand expanded its line of zero single-serving bowls with a new variety of beef and broccoli. Healthy Choice Flatbread Single Serve Pizzas are available in stores at Target nationwide for $3.99 each.
The Republic of Tea
Alongside Hallmark’s Christmas in July movie series, The Republic of Tea has reintroduced its Hibiscus Cranberry Iced Tea. The herbal blend features a base of hibiscus and cranberries with a touch of holiday spices like cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Cranberry Hibiscus Iced Tea is available online and in Hallmark stores nationwide for $8 a box.
N!CK’S x Zedd
Swedish-style ice cream brand N!CK’s has teamed up with electronic music producer Zedd to launch its latest seasonal flavour: Chilly Mango. The new flavor has a mango ice cream base with a hint of spice mixed with a strawberry swirl. Each pint contains 9 grams of protein and contains 240 calories. The new flavor will be available online and at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $9.99 per pint.
Planter’s unveiled its first flavor innovation since joining Hormel Foods in 2021: Sweet & Spicy Dry Roasted Peanuts. The new snack includes dry-roasted peanuts with honey and dried red peppers seasoned with salt. Planter’s Sweet & Spicy Peanuts are available at grocery stores nationwide for $3.28 to $3.89 per 16 oz. jar. The new offering is also available in 1.75 oz. take-out packs at convenience stores across the United States
SkinnyDipped, maker of healthier sweet snacks, has launched a new low-sugar chocolate filling square for snacking: Dark Chocolate Bites. At just 1 gram of sugar per piece, the new offering contains 86% less sugar than leading brands of caramel-filled chocolate squares, according to a press release from SkinnyDipped. The squares are made with a mixture of cane sugar and allulose. Dark Chocolate Bites are available in 24 oz. pouches.
Just in time to beat the summer heat, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has launched its new At the Pool series, which includes: Watermelon Taffy Ice Cream, Golden Nectar Ice Cream, Bombastix Sundae Cone Ice Cream, Butterscotch Popcorn Ice Cream and dairy-free lemon. Bar. The new products will roll out throughout July in-store and online.
Mac & Cheese Maker Goodles has unveiled a vegan offering: Vegan is Believin’ boxed mac and cheese. The new offering, formulated with 100% plant-based white cheddar and cashew milk, contains 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving. Goodles’ macaroni and cheese contains 50% more protein than other major mac and cheese brands, according to a press release. Goodles Vegan is Believin’ is available direct-to-consumer for $3.99 per 5.25 oz. box.