Author Archive | Denise Leathers


Spicy Mini Snack Bites

Minneapolis-based General Mills ( brings the hot chili pepper and lime flavor of one of Mexico’s favorite tortilla chip brands to the frozen snack category. Ready in as little as two minutes, bite-size Totino’s Takis Fuego Mini Snack Bites are filled with cheese and then dusted with Takis Fuego seasoning for a super-spicy punch. The […]

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Plant-Based Turkey Burger

Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods ( adds a second plant-based burger to its Perfect meat alternative lineup. Made with clean ingredients and infused with real carrots, sweet potatoes and butternut squash, the Perfect Turk’y Burger boasts the look, taste and texture of traditional turkey burgers without the meat. Each gluten- and soy-free, Non […]

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Plant-Based Dips

Delphos, Ohio-based Lakeview Farms ( launches a line of Non GMO Project-verified plant-based dips designed for merchandising in the produce section. Offered under the new Fresh Provisions brand, the dairy-free dips are made with fava beans, white beans and chickpeas and contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Available varieties include Classic Ranch, Dill Pickle, […]

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Premium Single-Serve Snack Kits

Tillamook County Creamery Association (,Tilla-mook, Ore., rolls out a collection of “elevated” single-serve snack kits that combine Tillamook cheese, fruit spreads and artisanal crackers. Tillamook Cheeseboards come in four premium varieties, including Sharp Berry Crunch (sharp white cheddar, marionberry spread and rosemary crackers), Sharp Strawberry Heat (sharp white cheddar, spicy strawberry spread and rosemary crackers), […]

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Plant Butter

Hackensack, N.J.-based Upfield launches premium plant-based butter under the new Flora ( brand. Made from a blend of responsibly sourced palm, sunflower and canola oils and no artificial flavors or preservatives, vegan Flora Plant Butter can be used like dairy butter in cooking, baking and spreading — without sacrificing taste or performance. The dairy- and […]

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Ready-to-Eat Egg Bites

Austin, Texas-based Vital Farms ( introduces single-serve refrigerated egg bites made with its own pasture-raised whole liquid eggs, pasture-raised cheese, humanely raised meats and fresh veggies. Available flavors include Uncured Bacon & Cheddar Cheese; Roasted Red Pepper & Mozzarella Cheese; Uncured Ham, Bell Peppers, Onion & Cheddar Cheese; and Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Cheese. […]

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Mix-and-Serve Frozen Poke Kits

Annasea Foods Group (, Kent, Wash., adds two new mix-and-serve varieties to its 10-SKU lineup of authentic Hawaiian frozen poke meal kits. The California Roll Ahi Tuna kit includes wild-caught Ahi tuna, imitation crab, sesame oil, kukui nuts and Japanese horseradish while the Sweet Chili variety features ready-to-eat Japanese-style deep fried tofu and sesame seeds. […]

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Hispanic Drinkable Yogurts

Known for its Hispanic quesos and cremas, Houston-based La Vaquita ( enters a new category with a collection of drinkable yogurts made with real fruit and milk free of added growth hormones. The probiotic-rich beverages come in four authentic flavors: Strawberry, Mango, Pina Colada and Strawberry Banana. Each delivers 6 grams of protein, 4 grams […]

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Icelandic Skyr with Fruit & Nuts

New York-based Icelandic Provisions ( debuts a collection of whole milk skyr blended with fruit and nuts. Unlike similar products that offer inclusions in a separate compartment, Icelandic Provisions Fruit & Nuts pre-mixes them into the yogurt for a “texture extravaganza.” Available varieties include Apple Cinnamon with Almonds, Coconut with Almonds and Peach Apricot with […]

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Organic Plant-Based Dips

The Honest Stand (, Louisville, Colo., expands its line of plant-based, cheese-style dips with two new flavors: Sriracha Ranch and Buffalo Blue. Packed with wholesome ingredients such as cashews and fresh veggies, the entire certified organic, paleo-friendly collection is now made with choline- and fatty acid-rich sunflower lecithin and tapioca starch rather than potatoes for […]

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