September saw a wide range of new innovations from food companies including Quinn, Otamot, Justin’s, Yellow Bird and Lesser Evil. Check out the gallery for the latest hot sauces, salty snacks, upcycled product launches, and better-for-you entree offerings that debuted this month.
Sir Kensington x Chrissy Teigen
Condiment brand Sir Kensington partnered with celebrity and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen to launch a sweet and spicy Honey Mustard Fry Sauce. The sauce is available on Amazon, Thrive Market and Fresh Direct for $6.99 per 9 oz. bottle.
Royal Hawaiian Orchards
Macadamia nut producer Royal Hawaiian Orchards introduced a Mango Habanero flavor of its macadamia nuts following a virtual consumer poll to decide its next product launch. The new product contains 230 calories per serving and is available in a 4 oz. pouch for $7.49.
Texas-based Yellowbird Foods launched its limited-edition Bliss & Vinegar hot sauce in partnership with Youtube show Hot Ones. The limited edition variety is made with a blend of serrano peppers, strawberries and coconut and is available exclusively online at Heatonist.com for $12.00.
Hummus brand Ithaca added another new flavor to its portfolio: Everyone Bagel Hummus. The new flavor was launched in partnership with national nonprofit Common Threads which provides nutrition education programs to under-resourced communities. Ithaca’s Everyone Bagel Hummus is made with a blend of lemon, garlic and poppy seeds and is available at select retailers including Publix, Central Market, Stop & Shop and Sprouts for $4.99 per 10 oz. tub.
Plant-based food company Forager extended its cashewmilk yogurt line with a new Oats & Seeds variety in four flavors: Apple Cinnamon, Mixed Berry, Maple Date and Unsweetened. The new line is made with a blend of organic gluten-free rolled oats, chia seeds, and flax seeds in addition to the cultured cashewmilk base. Available at Whole Foods locations nationwide, the unsweetened variety comes in a 24 oz. multi-serve tub while the three flavored varieties are available in 5.3 oz. cups.
Belgian Boys x Misfits Market
Brooklyn-based food startup Belgian Boys teamed up with Misfits Market to launch upcycled stroopwafels made from repurposed waffle bits. The waffles have a thin caramel layer sandwiched between the two waffle cookies and contain no high fructose corn syrup, nuts or artificial flavors. The upcycled sweets are available exclusively on Misfits Market for a suggested retail price of $5.99 per 11.3 oz box.
Bagel chain Einstein Bros introduced its own take on an Everything Bagel seasoning. The seasoning blend contains garlic, sesame, poppy, onion and salt and is available at Sam’s Club locations nationwide in a 7.5 oz shaker bottle.
Better-for-you food company Saffron Road introduced two new products to its shelf-stable entree lineup: Coconut Curry and Bombay Lentils. The Coconut Curry entree is made with coconut cream, chickpeas, potatoes, carrots, beans and spices while the Bombay Lentil offering has a blend of lentils, tomatoes, red beans and Indian spices. Both new products can be prepared in the microwave in under one minute and are available for a suggested retail price of $3.49 a pouch at Whole Foods Market and Albertsons.
Del Monte Foods
Del Monte’s Veggieful portfolio welcomed a new line of frozen veggie-based rice alternatives. The Veggieful Riced Veggies are made with a riced cauliflower base and come in five varieties -- Broccoli Garlic, Parmesan Herb, Southwest, Teriyaki and Broccoli Unseasoned. In addition to cauliflower, each pack has additional veggies also added and contains three servings of vegetables. The Veggieful Riced Veggie line is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.99 per 10 oz. pouch.
Bushwick Kitchen x Angry Orchard
Condiment brand Bushwick Kitchen teamed up with Angry Orchard Hard Cider to launch three hot sauces in Crisp Apple Jalapeno, Peach Mango Scotch Bonnet and Strawberry Jalapeno flavors. Based on the flavors of Angry Orchard’s Hard Cider, the co-branded hot sauces are available in 5 oz. bottles for $13.99.
Boulder-based natural foods company Quinn introduced plant-based Cheezy-Style filled-pretzel nuggets which are corn-, soy-, dairy- and gluten-free. Made with a blend of cassava and lentil flour, the allergen-friendly pretzel nuggets are available for a suggested retail price of $3.75 per 5.8 oz. bag at Whole Foods locations nationwide.
Manuka Honey maker Wedderspoon introduced a line of digestive gummies in two flavors -- Tropical and Berry -- that contain a mix of prebiotics and 1 billion CFUs of DE111 probiotics as well as ingredients such as ginger, chamomile and elderberry. The gummy line is available at Kroger stores and its associated retailers nationwide for $19.99.
Frozen Greek yogurt bar maker Yasso is celebrating its 10-year brand anniversary with the launch of a new Birthday Cake flavor. The 90 calorie bar is filled with sprinkles and cake chunks and offers 5 grams of protein. Birthday Cake, which is the 12th flavor in Yasso’s core lineup, is available at retailers nationwide in a 4-pack for $28.
Tofurky’s sister brand Moocho launched a line of dairy free cream cheese in three flavors: Strawberry, Garden Vegetable and Just Plain Yum. The cream cheese style spreads are made with a coconut oil base and contain 50 calories. Moocho’s spreads are available at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $4.50 per 8 oz. container.
Diamond of California
Specialty nut grower and producer Diamond of California introduced a new line of Nut Coatings intended to be a keto-friendly alternative to breadcrumbs. Available in Original, Italian and Ranch flavors, the line is made with a blend of walnuts, pecans, herbs and spices. The line contains 2 grams of protein and 140 calories per serving and is available at select retailers nationwide including Albertsons and Publix for $3.99 per 5 oz. package.
The Jersey Tomato Co.
The Jersey Tomato Co. introduced a new packing, moving from jars to pouches. The brand’s Marinara, Tomato Basil, Arrabbiata, and Roasted Garlic flavored sauces are now sold in 12 oz. pouches that each contain 2 to 3 sauce servings. The format was developed to reduce food waste with the portion sizes specifically formulated for small-household consumption. Alongside the new format launch, Jersey Tomato Co. has reformulated its recipe to eliminate fillers, sugars, and excess sodium.
Supplement maker NB Pure debuted its latest dietary supplement -- Plant Powered Protein -- through a partnership with wellness influencer “Earthy Andy.” Sold as a powder, the supplement provides sources of both pre and probiotics as well as a Digestive Enzyme Blend. NB Pure’s Plant Powered Protein is available in a 30-serving tub for $54.99.
Hoff & Pepper
Tennessee-based Hoff & Pepper debuted its new Haus Sauce hot sauce variety made with chiles, black mustard seed and clover honey on the Youtube show Hot Ones. The sauce is available online in a 5 oz. bottle for $12.00.
Path of Life
Frozen food brand Path of Life is launching Organic Grains & Broccoli with Hearty Tomato Pesto Seasoning. The new entree has a blend of brown rice, white and red quinoa and is topped with organic broccoli and onions. Path of Life’s new entree offering is available in a 5-serving bag at select retailers nationwide for $10.99.
The Hungry Buddha added two new flavors to its Keto bar line this month: Lemon Blueberry and Mint Chip. The allergen-friendly bars are plant-based and made without sugar alcohols and palm oil. Each bar contains 10 grams of protein, 2 grams of sugar and 4 grams of carbs and are available nationwide at Sprouts Farmers Market and Central Market in single bar or 12-bar packs for a suggested retail price of $2.49 per bar.
Upcycled food brand Kazoo Snacks launched this month, with “water-saving tortilla chips” as its first product line. The gluten-free, vegan chips come in three varieties -- Restaurant Style, Bite-sized and Lime Zest -- and contain 140 calories per serving. The company says the chips save water by utilizing upcycled corn germ and reducing the brand’s “water footprint.” Kazoo Snacks Tortilla chips are available at Hyvee, Market of Choice and Northern California Whole Foods stores.
Better-for-you sauce brand Otamot introduced a Pizza Sauce, sold exclusively at Whole Foods stores nationwide. In addition to a tomato sauce base, the sauce contains eight organic vegetables including carrots, sweet potato, onion, beets and bell pepper. Otamot’s Pizza Sauce is certified vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO project verified and retails for $5.99 per 12 oz. jar.
Nut butter brand Justin's introduced Super Dark Chocolate Nut Butter cups in Peanut Butter and Espresso Almond flavors. The plant-based, organic cups are made with premium 80% cocoa and contain 5 grams of sugar. In addition to the new product launch, Justin’s also introduced a 4-bar packs format for its Dark Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Plant-Based Protein bars. The new multi-pack bar format and the 4.2 oz. nut butter cup bags are available at Whole Foods nationwide.
Clean snacking company Lesser Evil launched its Sun Poppers line in Himalayan Pink Salt and Sour Cream and Onion flavors. The plant-based puffs are made with cassava flour and watermelon and pumpkin seeds and contain 130 calories and 3 grams of protein per serving. Lesser Evil’s Sun Poppers are available in a 3-pack of 4 oz. bags for $11.
Dairy maker Vermont Creamery introduced its first Cultured Sour Cream product in Zesty Cilantro Lime, Savory Fire Roasted Onion & Chive and Crème-Style Classic flavors. The Cultured Sour Cream line is available in 8 oz. cups at Hannaford, Walmart, Stop & Shop and Market Basket locations for $2.18.
Functional snack maker Nature’s Garden debuted a line of probiotic-enhanced dried fruits available in Mixed Berries, Tart Cherries, Raisins, Cranberries, Dates and Prunes varieties. The snackcontains 10 billion probiotics CFUs per pack and between 100 to 140 calories per serving depending on the variety. Nature’s Garden’s dried fruit packs are available at retailers nationwide including Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, Acme and BJ's.
Meat alternative brand Tofurky introduced a new Hot Dog to its portfolio of Non-GMO, vegan, gluten and soy-free plant-based products. Tofurky’s Hot Dog is available in an 8-count package for a suggested retail price of $4.99 at select retailers nationwide.
Candy maker Smart Sweets debuted plant-based Cola gummies containing 13 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 100 calories per serving. The gummies are sweetened with allulose and are available online in a 12-pack of single-serve bags for $39.48.