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Sugar Free CheesecakesSweet Lilly’s added three new varieties to its line of sugar-free cheesecakes. The new varieties include Chocolate Chip, Michigan Cherry and Apple Crumb. The cheesecakes, which are available for private label programs, are made with Philadelphia brand cream cheese and arrive pre-cut in 16- or 20-piece sizes.
- Sweet Lilly’s Heavenly Desserts; 5215 Militia Hill Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA 19442; 610-348-5899; www.sweetlillysdesserts.com
Premium Chocolate ProductsThe Spanish food company Natra, which specializes in cocoa and chocolate products, is focusing on creating premium chocolate products for private label programs in 2009. One such product is Natra’s Hot Chocolate, a chocolate-based sauce intended as an ice cream topping or for cooking and baking. The sauce is available in dark and milk chocolate or other flavors upon request. Other new items include Hazelnut Chocolate Squares and individually wrapped Truffles packaged in an attractive tube.
- Natra S.A.; Av. de Aragon, 30-5 planta, 46021-Valencia, Spain; +34 96 159 73 00; www.natraus.com
Flax SeedsCarrington Farms now offers Organic Roasted Flax Seeds that are available under its Carrington Farms brand and for private label programs. The seeds are packaged in a 10-oz. stand-up pouch. Carrington Farms uses a proprietary roasting process that produces a flax seed shell that is brittle enough for consumers to crunch with their teeth, without the extra step of grinding or milling, which maintains every health benefit of the flax seed.
- Carrington Farms, a division of Carrington Co. LLC; PO Box 773, Paramus, NJ 07653; 800-505-9546; www.carringtonfarms.com
Eco-Friendly Household CleanersAmerican Consumer Products LLC launched a new line of household cleaners available for private label programs. Each product in the line is offered in a 100 percent recyclable 12-oz. pouch. Products include Concentrated Glass and Multi-Surface Cleaner - Organic formula; Concentrated Window Cleaner - Ammonia-free, Biodegradable formula; Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser - Biodegradable formula; and Concentrated Shower and Bathroom Cleaner - Original formula. Each bag will refill a standard 32-oz.-size cleaner or sprayer bottle six times. Consumers pour 2 oz. of concentrate into an empty 32-oz. bottle and fill the remaining 30-oz. volume with tap water.
- American Consumer Products LLC; 10883 Kinross Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310-443-3330; www.acillc.com
New Salad KitsRiver Ranch Fresh Foods added a series of salad kit flavors to its range of private label salad blends, kits and packaging options. The new kit options include Honey Dijon salad with feta cheese, dried blueberries and pistachios; Sesame Ginger salad with a blend of cabbage and lettuce, cashews, wonton strips and optional lemongrass; and Salsa Ranch salad with cilantro pesto and tortilla strips. Easily adapted to meet a multitude of consumer requirements, the salad kits can be packaged in bags, bowls or clamshells with a variety of zippers and easy-open mechanisms, in sizes ranging from petite single-serving to “company’s coming” bulk packaging.
- River Ranch Fresh Foods LLC; 1156 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901; 800-538-5868; www.rrff.com
Vegetarian-Friendly Vitamin DPrivate label vitamin and dietary supplement maker VitaCeutical Labs launched Vitamin D3 5,000 IU tablets as a dietary supplement targeted to vegetarians. The supplement derives its cholecalciferol from lanolin instead of fish liver oil. Each small, round tablet is scored to be easily cut in half, allowing flexibility in dosing. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with problems such as a higher risk of autoimmune diseases, cancer, heart disease, osteomalacia and osteoporosis and susceptibility to infection.
- VitaCeutical Labs; 46 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606; 949-863-0340; www.VitaCeutical.com
Utility LightersCalico’s new line of private label Long Nozzle Utility Lighters features added length and flexibility, which helps users light areas from farther away, as well as access tighter, hard-to-reach spaces.
- Calico Brands Inc.; 2055 South Haven Ave., Ontario, CA 91761; 800-544-4837; firstname.lastname@example.org
Gummy SupplementsAdding to its line of YaYaBears dietary supplements and vitamins for private label, AMAPHARM introduced three “gummy” supplements addressing specific health concerns. YaYaBears Q10 - the Anti-Stress Gummy - is cherry-flavored and features the co-enzyme Q10. YaYaBears DHA/Omega 3 - the Brainbooster Gummy - contains omega 3 and brain-supporting ingredients such as choline. YaYaBears Calcium+Vitamin D3 contains an extra dose of calcium and vitamin D3 for healthy joints and bones. It is available in vanilla and strawberry flavor.
- AMAPHARM GmbH; Auf Pfulst, D-66589 Merchweiler, Germany; +49 (0) 68 25/95 21-0; www.amapharm.de
NEW IN PACKAGING
Lighter-Weight BottlesThe “Lemon Top” PET bottle Amcor PET packaging designed for private label juice manufacturer Cliffstar Corp. features lemon-peel texturing on its lemon-shaped top. The new bottle also achieves sustainability improvements over the bottles Cliffstar was using before the Lemon Top was introduced. The bottle offers a 10-gram reduction in upper bottle weight, which means far less material is needed to produce the package. It also means fuel savings and reduced emissions with every case and truckload shipped.
- Amcor PET Packaging; 10521 Highway M-52, Manchester, MI 48158; 734-428-9741; www.amcor.com
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