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Education & Events, March 8-12; Trade Show, March 9-11, Anaheim Hilton & Marriott; March 10-12, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.;

Nut Bars
Soul Sprout introduces six Nut Bars — three sweet and three savory options — as well as new Almond Butter Bites. All are made with non-GMO and certified organic ingredients.

Nut Bars are made with nuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds, fruits or cacao nibs and sweetened with coconut nectar. New savory flavors are Hoppin' Jalapeno Almond, Sea Salt Vinegar and Sweet 'N Salty; and the sweet flavors are Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip, Apple Crazin' Cinnamon Raisin and Coconut Almond Delight. SRP: $2.49.

Almond Butter Bites are a new configuration of the brand's truffles — each bite combines almond butter, sweet fruits and 4 grams of plant-based protein for an energizing snack in a modern, gusseted bag. SRP: $5.99.
Soul Sprout, Longmont, Colo., 720-221-8555,, Expo West 3307

Kraut Krisps
Light, airy and made with more than 50 percent kraut, Kraut Krisps from Farmhouse Culture are a gut-healthy take on tortilla chips. Available in a variety of bold flavors: Dill Pickle, Sea Salt, Smoked Jalapeño, White Cheddar and Zesty Garden Veggie. 5-ounce pouch. SRP: $3.79.

Farmhouse Culture is also introducing a line of diced and shredded fermented vegetables in four globally-inspired varieties: Curry Cauliflower, Ginger Beets, Orange Ginger Carrots and Taqueria Mix (a mix of vegetables including jalapenos, carrots, daikon radish, jicama and onion). 12-ounce pouch. SRP: $6.99.
Farmhouse Culture, Watsonville, Calif., 831-466-0499,, Expo West 5366

Draft Latte
La Colombe is introducing non-dairy and seasonal varieties to is Draft Latte line. Draft Latte is a true cold latte in a can that uses a patented process to create the perfect latte texture — including a silky layer of froth. Draft Latte is made from hormone-free, lactose-free milk and high-quality, cold-pressed espresso. The Original flavor contains no added sugar. Three additional flavors are now available — Mocha, Vanilla and Triple. Single serve 9-fluid ounce cans. SRP: $3; 4-packs, SRP: $12.
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia, 844-526-4471,, Expo West 4084

Chewie Fruities Trial Size
Torie & Howard introduces a trial size bag of its rapidly growing line of organic Chewie Fruities candy. The new 1.27-ounce trial size contains a single serving of individually-wrapped pieces in an assortment of three flavors. It is available in bulk for foodservice and will have a display shipper for retail. All Torie & Howard candy is USDA Organic, kosher certified, contains no artificial or genetically engineered ingredients, and is free from major allergens. SRP: $1.69.
Torie & Howard, New Milford, Conn., 888-826-9554,, Expo West 5757

Essence of
Sparkling Ice's Essence of is a sparkling water free of sweeteners, calories, artificial colors and preservatives. The new product line, developed in response to consumer demand for healthier carbonated beverage alternatives, is available in four varieties: non-flavored, Essence of Lemon Lime, Essence of Peach and Essence of Tangerine. SRP: $1.19-$1.29
Sparkling Ice, Preston, Wash.,, Expo West 9305

Heritage Style Bread
Canyon Bakehouse is launching two new big-slice loaves. The first of its kind for gluten-free bread, Heritage Style slices are wider and taller than traditional gluten-free bread. Rooted in the tradition of family-style, artisan-made loaves, the Heritage Style breads offer a big, new take on what it means to eat gluten free.

Available in Honey White and Whole Grain, each Heritage Style loaf is made with all-natural ingredients and no GMOs, and is strong enough to hold up to any sandwich piled high with all the fixings. Like all Canyon Bakehouse baked goods, they are Certified Gluten-Free, kosher and free from dairy, casein, tree nuts, peanuts, soy and sesame. SRP: $7.99 per 24-ounce loaf.
Canyon Bakehouse, Loveland, Colo., 970-461-3844,, Expo West 4782 

Gourmet Olives
Gourmet Olives the newest innovation from Gaea are available in two varieties: Green, marinated with garlic, orange peel, red bell pepper, basil, coriander, lemon and extra virgin olive oil; and Kalamata, marinated with oregano, thyme, Florina pepper, orange peel and extra virgin olive oil. Handpicked from cultivated trees, the olives are a super-mammoth size (famous for being plump and fleshy) and marinated in Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil and herbs. The resealable, liquid-free packaging keeps the olives fresh and full of authentic Greek flavors — with a window-view that allows consumers to see exactly what they are purchasing. SRP: $4.99
Gaea North America, Hollywood, Fla., 954-923-7723,, Expo West H1000

Heat & Sip Cups
Nona Lim's new Heat & Sip Cups of soup and broth are designed for both foodservice and retail. Heat & Sip Cups are individualized 10-ounce cups of Nona Lim's most popular soups and Asian broths that can be quickly heated by microwave as a healthy snack or hot beverage and are available in Thai Curry and Lime Bone Broth, Vietnamese Pho Bone Broth, Miso Broth, Carrot Ginger Soup and Tomato Thai Basil Soup. The bone broths are simmered with all natural bone stock for 30 hours for maximum flavor and benefit. Additive- and preservative-free SRP: $4.99.

At Expo West, Nona Lim will also be showing its popular fresh ramen noodles, and meal-size package of broths and noodles. All Nona Lim products are made without additives, preservatives or hard-to-pronounce suspicious ingredients.
Nona Lim, Oakland, Calif., 415-513-5328,, Expo West 5575

Fruitivity Snacks
Appleooz, which recently rebranded as Fruitivity Snacks, is launching four new flavors in addition to the Original and Tart apple chips. New flavors of fruit-infused apple chips now include Blueberry, Grape, Black Cherry and Mango. They are available in two sizes — 1.5 ounces and 3 ounces. SRP: 1.5 ounces, $2.79; 3 ounces $5.89

The new name Fruitivity Snacks will allow the company to expand the line of fruit snacks beyond apple chips. Fruitivity is “Ripe with Curiosity,” and the company plans to significantly expand the flavor choices of crunchy apple chips as well as offer other types of dried fruits.
Fruitivity, a division of 1908 Brands, Boulder, Colo.,, Expo West 5128

Thindulgent Chocolate Bark
Sheila G's Brownie Brittle is launching its first line extension: Thindulgent Chocolate Bark, the ultimate snacking chocolate. Made with Fair Trade Certified cocoa for the chocolate bark, which creates an unparalleled velvety rich and creamy chocolate, the snacks also include a mix of savory, crunchy and chewy ingredients added in for the perfect bite.

Thindulgent Chocolate Bark is available in four incredible flavors: S'mores Milk Chocolate, Caramel Pretzel Milk Chocolate, Cashew Toffee Milk Chocolate and Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate. Sold in 4.7-ounce, resealable bags. SRP: $4.49.
Brownie Brittle LLC, West Palm Beach, Fla., 1-800-Brownie,, Expo West 8618, Sweet Snacks Sweets & Snacks 2417

ProBurst Bites
Enjoy Life Foods recently introduced its new plant-based protein-packed ProBurst Bites made with dark and semi-sweet chocolate and available in bite-size snacks.

Varieties include Cranberry Orange, SunSeed Butter, Cinnamon Spice and Mango Habanero. Packaged in a convenient, resealable pouch, each protein-rich Bite has a creamy chocolate center and is rolled in a crunchy blend of seeds and spices.

ProBurst Bites are baked in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery that produces products free-from the top eight common food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy. The product also is Non-GMO Project Verified and certified kosher and halal. SRP: $6.99.

Enjoy Life also adds two new, on-trend, bold flavors to its savory lentil chip product line, Plentils — Thai Chili Lime and Moroccan Spice. Each variety contains 40 percent less fat than traditional chips, and embodies Enjoy Life's goal of adding additional plant-based SKUs to its portfolio.
Enjoy Life Foods, Chicago, 888-50-ENJOY,, Expo West 3767

Boldly Seasoned Corn Tortilla Chips
The Hain Celestial Group Inc. has crafted a new better-for-you snack option: Garden of Eatin' USDA Organic Boldly Seasoned Corn Tortilla Chips. The boldly seasoned corn tortilla chips come in two flavors: Nacho, featuring creamy farmhouse cheddar with paprika, and Ranch, with hints of buttermilk, garlic and onion. Certified USDA Organic. Made with non-GMO ingredients, gluten-free and certified kosher. Contains 25 percent less fat than the leading conventional competitor. Sold in 5-ounce bags. SRP: $3.49
The Hain Celestial Group, Melville, N.Y.,, Expo West 2736

Mighty Bar
Mighty Bar, the first product from the Mighty Organic line from Organic Prairie, is a certified organic, 100 percent grass-fed beef meat snack. Available in two flavors: Bacon & Apple and Cranberry & Sunflower Seed. Organic Prairie Mighty Bar is a hearty, shelf-stable snack with 8 grams of protein and 3.5 grams of fat in each 1-ounce bar. By using unsweetened, dried fruits and the minimum amount of sugar, a Mighty Bar has a glycemic index of less than 1, the lowest glycemic index content of all meat bars currently available. Gluten-free, nut-free, nitrite- and nitrate-free. Retail case size includes four display boxes of 12 1-ounce bars. SRP: $3.49 each.
Organic Prairie, La Farge, Wis., 877-662-6328,, Expo West 3028

Sink Sider Duo
The Sink Sider Duo can dispense both dish and hand soap — or lotion in one unit. When designing this product, Casabella reviewed dozens of photos of how consumers organize their sink area and saw the need for stylish sink organization that solved multiple consumer problems. Sink Sider can be used with dish soap and has built-in storage for sponges or brushes. It's available in Solo (one soap pump) or Duo (two soap pumps). It is easy to refill and the base comes off for easy cleaning. SRP: $14.99.
Casabella, Congers, N.Y., 845-348-0012 ext. 160,, Expo West 3464, IHHS N7713

Eco-Bottle Citrus Essence Laundry Liquid
Biokleen new items for 2016 include Eco-Bottle Citrus Essence Laundry Liquid that's derived from powerful plant- and mineral-based ingredients. This laundry liquid is 3x concentrated so a little goes a long way — the bottle will clean 64 high-efficiency loads of laundry. Also, the packaging itself is made 100 percent post-consumer waste and is easily recycled or composted. SRP: $7.99

Also new for 2016 is Biokleen Sport Laundry Liquid, available in 64-ounce bottles. This plant- and mineral-based laundry liquid is specially formulated to clean and remove odors from the synthetic fabrics used for workout clothes. This means stinky jogging shorts, yoga apparel and spin class clothes are a thing of the past. And, like all of Biokleen's laundry products, it is three times concentrated to provide consumers the lowest cost per load and help the environment. SRP: $13.49.
Biokleen, Vancouver, Wash., 800-477-0188,, Expo West 3339