1 KASHI FOR KIDS
f. -- Kashi Co. has joined with pediatrician Dr. William Sears to create Mighty Bites, an all-natural, whole-grain cereal for children that includes a number of kid-crucial nutrients, like choline for brain development. The cereal also contains 3 grams of dietary fiber and 5 grams of protein in each one-cup serving. Mighty Bites is currently available nationwide in two flavors, Honey Crunch or Cinnamon, and has a suggested retail price of $3.29 to $3.39 for a 10.4-ounce box.
2 FLAVOR EN FRANCAIS
PHILADELPHIA -- St. Dalfour, purveyor of all-natural French imports, has introduced a new line of fruit spreads with no added sugar; it's sweetened only with grape juice concentrate. The spreads are created with St. Dalfour's patented "Optimal Process," which uses a strong vacuum, thereby allowing pasteurization at a lower temperature. Less heat preserves the flavor and texture of the fruit. The spreads come in 18 flavors, including Wild Blueberry, Royal Fig, Mirabelle Plum and Four Fruits. Each variety is available in a 10-ounce jar with a suggested retail price from $2.99 to $3.99.
3 GREEN CHOCOLATE
LONDON -- Green & Black's Ltd. released an addition to its line of organic chocolate products -- the Organic Dark Chocolate Ginger Bar. The bar contains 20% ginger and is more than 99% organic; the only non-organic ingredient is soy lecithin, an emulsifier. Ginger is used therapeutically to ease depression and cure common ailments. The chocolate is sold in 3.5-ounce bars at a suggested retail price of $3.69.
4 CAN-DO ATTITUDES
CLINTON, Mich. -- Eden Foods here has introduced Organic Rice & Beans, a new line of heat-and-serve, canned entrees. Each of the six flavors features organic brown rice, as well as an organic bean, such as Caribbean black beans, green lentils, small red beans, pinto beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans. Organic Rice & Beans are low fat, low sodium and saturated-fat-free. The entrees contain whole grains, a good choice to satisfy the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The suggested retail price for a 15-ounce can is $1.89.
5 FRUIT-TEA FUN
NOVATO, Calif. -- The Republic of Tea here and POM Wonderful, Los Angeles, have created Pomegranate Green Tea, a blend of China green tea and POM Wonderful's pomegranate juice. Both companies support lifestyles of health, balance and well-being. Made from all-natural ingredients and preservative-free, the tea comes in 2.8-ounce recyclable tins containing 50 unbleached tea bags. The suggested retail price is $9.
6 LUNA LIFE
BERKELEY, Calif. -- Clif Bar & Co. has introduced new cookie flavors for its popular line of Luna bars for women. Peanut Butter Cookie, Cookies 'n Cream Delight and Iced Oatmeal Raisin are flavorful, but offer better nutrition than their snack counterparts. Each bar offers soy protein, antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, and the same amount of fiber as two slices of whole wheat bread. Each bar also contains no more than 180 calories. The Luna bars have a suggested retail price of $1.29 each.
7 GET MOVING
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Purdue Products has introduced Senokot Wheat Bran, a 100% natural wheat bran fiber supplement. Senokot comes in three flavors: orange, sugar-free orange, and sugar- and flavor-free. International supermodel Kim Alexis is currently promoting the supplement and the importance of fiber in a healthy diet in a national campaign. It's supplied in plastic bottles ranging from 2 pounds, 8.8 ounces, to as light as 10.4 ounces; the average retail price is $9.99.
8 KEEPING TABS ON HEALTH
NEW YORK -- Dyna-Tabs is pleased to introduce vitamin and herbal supplements in a fast-dissolving tab. The goal of Dyna-Tabs is to offer time-crunched consumers a convenient way to maintain a healthy lifestyle while juggling a hectic schedule. The initial U.S. line features eight varieties: Antioxidant Support, Cravings Resist, Immune Health Support, Digestive Assist, Carb Assist, Energy Support, Memory Support and Digestive Support. All of them are formulated in a variety of tropical and traditional flavors, such as Pineapple-Banana, Kiwi-Strawberry, Citrus, Orange Spice, Chocolate Mint, Chamomile, Spearmint and Peppermint. Each Dyna-Tabs pack carries a suggested retail price range of $2.49 to $2.99.