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This week: Hint enters new category with sunscreen spray | Kashi grows Certified Transitional portfolio

New product launches, certifications and other natural products company news this week.

Endangered Species Chocolate announced the debut of its snacking line, which features five new products: Dark Chocolate Bark with Almonds and Peanuts, Dark Chocolate Bark with Salted Hazelnut Toffee, Dark Chocolate Bites with Caramel and Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Bites with Sea Salt and Almonds, and Dark Chocolate Bites with 88% Cocoa. All varieties are Fairtrade International certified, Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free and help fund wildlife protection programs. The new line will be available in Kroger and natural food stores in early March.

New to Emmy’s Organics’ line of certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified Coconut Cookies is a peanut butter flavored cookie. Available in two sizes, a 2 oz. three-pack and a 6 oz. nine-pack, the Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies join the Emmy’s lineup of six flavors.

Kashi introduced Chewy Nut Butter Bars, the second line of products in its growing Certified Transitional portfolio, which sources from farmers who are converting their land to organic. The gluten-free bars are made with real nut butters, whole grains and coconut oil, and come in four flavors: Almond Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Trail Mix, Salted Chocolate Chunk and Coconut Cashew Macaroon.

The new SPF 30 sunscreen mist from Hint uses avobenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and octocrylene for sun protection and also contains kiwi, aloe vera juice, passion flower, karanja oil and raspberry to moisturize skin. 

Tom's of Maine has changed the packaging on its beauty bars to remove the paperboard box and use 100 percent recycled paper. It's also adding three new body washes—Creamy Coconut, Lavender Tea Tree and Orange Blossom—and four new beauty bars—Creamy Coconut, Lavender Tea Tree, Orange Blossom and Morning Mint.

A fifth flavor of Verday Chlorophyll Water, Blueberry, has launched. The full line is now available through Statewide Beverage Company, direct store delivery, in Southern California.

Carlson Labs unveiled Maximum Omega 2000, a highly concentrated omega-3 supplement that provides 1,250 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA per serving. It is certified by the International Fish Oil Standards program.

New chewable Prebiotics XOS+GOS tablets from Jarrow Formulas are aimed at supporting the growth of beneficial bacteria, specifically Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, and make a great companion product for probiotic supplements.

Terrafertil Nature's Heart, the largest natural food brand in Latin America, acquired Essential Living Foods, a leading U.S. organic superfood brand. By acquiring the assets of Essential Living Foods, Terrafertil will enter the U.S. market for the first time, expanding upon the success of its business in Latin America and the U.K. The acquisition instantly brought Terrafertil an innovative line of premium superfood driven, organic, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan snack mixes, smoothie blends and supplements to its wide portfolio of natural food products.

Whole food-based vitamin company Rainbow Light announced the launch of Rainbow Light Vibrance, a line of non-GMO Project verified multivitamins specifically formulated with a foundation of organic fruits and vegetables to meet the unique health needs of millennials. To develop the formulation, the company invested in psychographic research, including a quantitative research study on millennials’ lifestyles.

Walden Farms, provider of calorie-free dressings, syrups, coffee creamer and sauces, has been acquired by Panos Holdings, a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. that owns the Better than Milk, Mi-Del and Sesmark brands.

Anlit Ltd. will launch vegetarian, pectin-based turmeric gummies made with natural colorants and no preservatives or artificial colors.

Harvest Stone will introduce a new website and four new flavors at Natural Products Expo West: Sprouted Hummus in Roasted Garlic, Sprouted Hummus in Taste of Za’atar, Native Grains in Simply Olive Oil and Salt, and Native Grains in Peruvian Aji Amarillo.

At Natural Products Expo West, Crunchmaster will introduce a new logo, packaging, logo and website. It will also launch four new flavors: Multi-Seed Artisan Cheesy Garlic Bread, Multi-Seed Signature Buttermilk Ranch and Dill, Multi-Grain Applewood Smoked BBQ and seasonal flavor Pumpkin Harvest.

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