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Period: December 18, 2022 to December 25, 2022
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Companies, Organizations  

Just Pure Foods Launches Crunchy Tomato Chips

Just Pure Foods has launched its Highly Nutritious & Insanely Delicious Crunchy Tomato Chips. The vegan and keto-friendly snack is made from dehydrated upcycled tomatoes. Just Pure Foods’ Crunchy Tomato Chips are available online at Amazon and in store in Ralphs and Bristol Farms in three flavors: Spicy Jalapeño, Cheesy and Barbecue. 

"Introducing Highly Nutritious & Insanely Delicious™ Tomato Chips from Just Pure Foods", PR Newswire, December 08, 2022

New Non-HFSS Rice Crisps From Chika’s

Consumers looking for healthier snacks might be interested in a new line of non-HFSS Rice Crisps from Chika’s. They are vegan-friendly, have less than 100 calories per pack and come in three flavours: BBQ, Salt & Vinegar, and Sweet Chilli. They contain white rice and natural flavors, and are produced by popping. They are being sold in Co-op, Nisa, Delicious Ideas, CLF, Cambridge Juice, Epicurium and DDC Foodservice from the beginning of next year for £0.79 for a 22 gram grab bag or £1.79 per 80 gram sharing bag.

"Chika’s Tapping Into Demand For Healthier Snacks With New Rice Crisps", KAM City, December 06, 2022

Deals, M&A, JVs, Licensing  

Second Nature Brands Acquires Brownie Brittle

Premium BFY snack brand Second Nature Brands has acquired Brownie Brittle from Encore Consumer Capital. The terms of the transaction are not being disclosed. The acquisition will expand Second Nature Brands’ presence in the baking category and unlock a new growth stream.

"Second Nature Brands Acquires Brownie Brittle", BUSINESS WIRE, December 08, 2022

Finance, Economics, Tax  

The British Snack Co. Raises £150k In Crowdfunding

Snacking brand The British Snack Co. has raised over £150,000 from almost 200 investors on the Seedrs crowdfunding platform. The brand will put the funds towards growing the sales channels, gaining new customers and relaunching its Awfully Posh pork scratching range. The business previously raised more than £200,000 from crowdfunding in 2021 to support it through the pandemic.

"The British Snack Co raises £150k from the crowd ", The Grocer, December 13, 2022

Innovation & New Ideas  

Cornitos Introduces NFTs

Cornitos is entering the world of Web3 and Blockchain by launching its first NFTs in the OneRare Kitchen. Cornitolauns will introduce its signature Nachos, Crusties, Tacos, and more as NFTs in the first drop on the 13th and 14th of December. The artworks are custom designed by OneRare artists and celebrate the fun nature of the brand offering. In the future, Cornitos will explore the potential of loyalty programs, subscription models and virtual experiences through NFTS.

"Cornitos to Enter the Web3 and Blockchain by Introducing NFTs", Indian Retailer, December 09, 2022

Marketing & Advertising  

Happy Cat Company Sells Gourmet Granola At Whole Foods

Happy Cat Company will be selling its gourmet, hand-made granola in New Hampshire. The granola is made with a base mixture of cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, dried cranberries and is available in nine flavors: Original, Butterscotch, Peanut Butter Scotch, Blueberry, Chocolate, White Chocolate, Creamy Peanut Butter, Creamy Peanut Butter with M&Ms, and Maple Walnut Crunch. Happy Cat Granola is sold at New Hampshire Whole Foods and local farmers markets, craft fairs and cafes. 

"Happy Cat Company: Hand-baked gourmet granola for your holiday table", New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester), December 07, 2022

Products & Brands  

Tochi Hopes To Normalize Asian Flavors With Its Upcycled Salmon Chips

Tochi aims to grow interest in Asian flavors within the U.S. via its Upcycled Salmon Chips. Its Salmon Chips are made with sustainably sourced salmon skin from the coasts of Norway and England and come in four flavors – Salted Egg, Korean BBQ, Sriracha, and Thai Lime & Herb. The chips are available from online retailers including Amazon and its own website for $4 per 0.9 ounce bag. 

"Tochi Salmon Chips", Progressive Grocer, December 12, 2022

Caribbean Foods Supplier Introduces New Exotic Chips

U.K.-based Caribbean food and beverage supplier Grace Foods has launched Grace Exotic Chips in Sainsbury’s. They come in three flavors: Cassava Chips, Purple Sweet Potato and Tostones. They are vegan and gluten-free. They add to the existing Grace Foods Plantain Chips range, available in eight flavors. The new products are sold in 75 gram bags and retail at £1.60.

"Exotic chips snacking range inspired by Caribbean", Industrial News, December 09, 2022

Kellogg’s Special K Releases Three New Cereal Products

Kellogg’s has expanded its Special K portfolio with the launch of three new cereal products: Oat Crunch Honey, High Protein and Zero. Special K Oat Crunch Honey combines multigrain honey-flavored flakes with crispy vanilla-oat clusters. Special K High Protein comes in a chocolate almond flavor and contains 20 grams of protein per serving. It also offers a good source of fiber and contains seven vitamins and minerals. Kellogg’s Special K Zero is made of cinnamon flavored cereal puffs, a first-of-its-kind food format for the brand. The cereal contains zero grams of sugar and 18 grams of plant-based protein, as well as being keto-friendly. The new products are now available at retailers across the U.S. 

"Kellogg’s Special K releases three new cereal products", FoodBev Media , December 08, 2022

IWON Organics Launches Pea Protein Popcorn

Protein snack brand IWON Organics has unveiled its new ready-to-eat popcorn with pea protein. Each serving contains five grams of plant-based protein and is available in flavors like sweet and salty, white cheddar, and white truffle and sea salt. The popcorn is also made with organic coconut oil as part of the brand’s transition away from the use of seed oils by early next year.  

"IWON Organics' Ready-to-Eat Popcorn is Formulated with Pea Protein", TREND HUNTER , December 08, 2022

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