Food makers are celebrating the winter season with a wide variety of new products, ranging from limited edition peppermint-filled sweets to nostalgic, better-for-you innovations to a seasonal snack launch designed to help consumers forget about the winter chill. Check out the gallery below for the return of popular seasonal snacks, new brand debuts, celebrity collaborations and more.
Cravings x Flock
The Naked Market announced its chicken chip brand Flock has collaborated with Cravings by Chrissy Teigen to introduce new Honey Sriracha Chicken Skin Chips. This launch marks the second celebrity partnership for Naked Market, which debuted Rob’s Backstage Popcorn with The Jonas Brothers earlier this year, and the second co-branded product from Flock, following the addition of its Hattie B’s Nashville Hot flavor over the summer. The new chicken chip flavor is available online in an 8-pack for $26.
Clean snacking brand Lesser Evil has brought back two of its sweet popcorns for the holiday season: Dark Chocolate Himalayan Pink Sea Salt and White Chocolate Matcha flavors. Both flavors are vegan-friendly and made with organic, air-popped popcorn that is coated with coconut oil and then “dusted” with the respective flavors. The new popcorn flavors are available for a limited time at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 7 oz. bag.
Meat snack maker Ayoba teamed up with Chef Andrew Zimmern to launch a Cracked Green Peppercorn flavored Biltong. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. The new flavor contains air-dried, grass fed beef, 1 gram of sugar and 31 grams of protein per serving. Ayoba’s Cracked Green Peppercorn Biltong is available online for $7.99 per 2 oz. pack.
Kids nutrition brand Tiny Sprouts debuted this month with a four SKU line of Organic Superseed Boosters which can be mixed into food to make “all children’s foods functional.” The line comes in Digestion Booster (Flax and Chia seeds) and three seed-forward varieties including Hemp Hearts, Milled Chia Seeds and Milled Flax seeds. Each mix contains a new vegan vitamin D ingredient, heat-resistant probiotics and are proportioned for children aged 6 months and up.
To “deck the refrigerator with bars of jolly,” greek yogurt snack maker Clio added a new Peppermint flavor to its seasonal lineup. The new flavor features the brand’s signature chocolate coating and 9 grams of protein per bar. Clio’s Peppermint Greek Yogurt bar is available for a limited time online for $18 per 10-count box.
Better-for-you edible cookie dough maker Deux announced the addition of a new Cosmic Brownie flavor this month featuring Four Sigmatic Chill Cacao and Reishi Mushroom. The new functional flavor is made with almond butter and oat flour and can be consumed right from the jar or baked into cookies and will be available for purchase online.
Massachusetts-based ice cream maker Beckon is getting in the holiday spirit with the launch of its first limited edition flavor, Crushed Candy Cane Brownie. The lactose-free, dairy ice cream features a vanilla base, crushed candy canes and brownie crumbles. To celebrate the launch, , the packaging contains a QR code consumers can scan to win a year of free ice cream. The new flavor is available at Sprouts and Whole Foods nationwide and on Gopuff and FreshDirect for a suggested retail price of $5.99 per pint and $8.99 per quart until the end of 2021.
Functional nutrition company Truth Bar added a new Dark Chocolate Coconut Lemon flavor to its 6-SKU line up of nutrient-dense, low-sugar bars. The new flavor also contains antioxidants, and both pre- and probiotics. Truth Bar’s new flavor is available online and on Amazon in a 12-pack for $34.88.
Gluten-free baking brand Pamela’s introduced a grain-free graham cracker this month made from a blend of non-GMO almond flour, organic coconut flour and organic cassava flour. The new crackers also are free from eggs, corn, soy and nuts and are also paleo friendly. Pamela’s Grain Free Honey Grahams are available online in a 6.25 oz. box for $6.59.
Seattle-based Theo Chocolate debuted its Milk & Cookies 45% Milk Chocolate bar alongside the return of its seasonal chocolate offerings including Gingerbread Spice, Nutcracker Brittle and Peppermint Crunch bars. Theo Chocolates are available online and at select natural grocers nationwide.
Combining raw honey and USP-grade vitamins, Bizi Honey debuted with a line of honey combined with functional ingredients. Packaged as honey sticks, the line is available in three blends: Vitamin C, B, and D3. Each stick contains the recommended daily dose of the given vitamin and can be consumed right from the stick or added to a food or beverage. Bizi Honey sticks are available online in 10-count single flavor and variety packs for a suggested retail price of $15.
Back by popular demand, dairy free ice cream maker NadaMoo announced the return of its Peppermint Bark flavor this month. The certified vegan and organic ice cream is made with a coconut milk base, sweetened with agave nectar and contains chocolate fudge swirl and peppermint pieces. The limited edition flavor is available at select retailers including Whole Foods Markets, HEB, Jewel, Gelson’s, New Seasons/New Leaf, Raley’s, Heinen’s through the month of December.
Upcycled fruit snack brand RIND is taking a unique approach to seasonal flavors and aims to “warm up the winter season” with the launch of Island blend. The new flavor contains dried honeydew melon, mandarin orange and banana bites and marks the company’s first limited edition launch. Multi-serving bags of RIND’s Island blend are available online in 3- ($18.99), 6- ($34.99) and 12-packs ($64.00).
Sabra x Fifth Season
Sabra has teamed up with robotics and AI-driven vertical farming company Fifth Season to create salad kits containing sustainably farmed greens, plant-based hummus or guacamole and whole grains. The kits debuted in two varieties – Mediterranean Hummus Salad and Avocado Ranch Salad. Fifth Season promises that due to their technology, the salads will “stay crisp for weeks, not days, in the fridge.” The new co-branded, single-serve kits are available at select Midwest and Mid-Atlantic retailers with additional regions to follow in 2022.
The Republic of Tea
Commemorating the release of the new series The Book of Boba Fett, The Republic of Tea collaborated with Disney and Lucasfilms to launch two new limited edition blends: Legendary Green Chai Tea and Elite Black Tea. The new blends are packaged in 36-count tins featuring the show’s leading characters, Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, and are available at select natural and specialty retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price $15.50.
Ready-to-eat, overnight-oats-style oatmeal maker MUSH is embracing the winter season with the limited launch of its new Snickerdoodle flavor. Containing only six ingredients and no added sugar, gluten or dairy, MUSH’s Snickerdoodle oatmeal is made with almond milk, dates, pure vanilla extract and cinnamon. The flavor has already sold out for the season, but was available online in 12 and 6-cup packs.
Farmer-owned Organic Prairie introduced three new pre-seasoned ground beef products with meat sourced from independent family farms. The new “ten-minute mealtime solutions” are available in Fiesta Blend, Italian Style, and Sweet Sloppy Joe flavors and contain organic spices and USDA organic certified beef. The new products are available for purchase on the company’s newly updated ecommerce platform and are shipped frozen for $14.99 per 1 lb pack.
Cheese-based snack maker Whisps is innovating into new aisles with the addition of breadcrumb alternative, Whisps Cheese Crumbs, in Buffalo and Italian Herb flavors. The keto-friendly crumbs are made with parmesan cheese and spices. Alongside this launch, the brand introduced a new Crisps & Nuts snack mix in three flavors: Tangy Ranch, Smoky Barbeque and Garlic Herb. Each snack mix flavor features the brand signature cheese whisps and a blend of almonds, cashews, and pecans. The new products are available online and at select retailers nationwide including Costco and Kroger stores for a MSRP of $6.99 per 3 oz. bag or $8.99 per 8 oz. bag of crumbs or $7.99 per 5.75 oz. bag of Crisps & Nuts.
Condiment brand Silver Spring announced the launch of its new Everything Bagel Mustard featuring a blend of spices, seeds and aromatics. The new specialty mustard is available at select grocers including Hyvee, Festival Foods and Woodmans in a 3-pack for $9.