GLOBAL WHAT’S NEW 10.11.17

PEPSI CAKE-FLAVOURED SODA

Pepsi is getting into the spirit of Christmas with the launch of its new flavour in Japan. It has been reported they are launching a cake-flavoured beverage called Pepsi Christmas Cola. The soda is based on the traditional sponge cake that is a celebratory custom in Japan for Christmas. The sponge cake is covered in whipped cream and garnished with strawberries. It is said to launch November 21 exclusively in Japan.

PEPSI SALTED CARAMEL 

PepsiCo has announced a range of holiday-themed food and beverages including Pepsi Salted Caramel, and Moutain Dew ‘Holiday Brew’ that combines the green Mtn Dew flavour with its Mtn Dew Code Red variety.

HERSHEY’S GOLD PEANUTS & PRETZELS

Said to be Hershey’s fanciest bar yet, it is the first new flavour for the brand in over 20 years. The confectionery giant is adding an unexpected flavour to its lineup with Hershey’s Gold Peanuts & Pretzels. The new bar looks to launch on December 1 in the USA.

1ABOVE NEW FLAVOURS

1Above, the health and wellness company has launched two new ranges in line with its Recovery Range launched in June. The two new products include an Energy range with Blueberry & Turmeric and Cranberry & Ginger offerings. This product is available in NZ and it is an NZ-first to use an organic coffee berry. For the new Endurance Range, flavours include Orange & Mandarin and Pomegranate & Lemon.

NEW LINE UP FROM SNICKERS

Snickers have launched three new flavours Espresso, Fiery and Salty & Sweet with new packaging, replacing the Snickers logo with moods like grouchy, whiny, and impatient.

CHEESE ADVENT CALENDAR 

After a sell-out season last year, blogger Annem Hobson, is making cheese dreams come true once again with a new edition of a Cheese Advent Calendar. Partnering up with Hobson to create the calendar includes: Norseland, Ilchester, Applewood, Mexicana, and Jarlsberg.

CHOCOLATE WINE 

Chocolate is the new red when it comes to wine with the launch of a new wine company called Rubis. Not to be confused with chocolate liqueurs, this boozy chocolate product is chocolate-flavoured Spanish fortified wine made from the Tempranillo grape and infused with a luxurious chocolate essence. Rubis describes the flavour as having notes of rich cherry and red fruit enveloped in velvety premium dark chocolate. It is best served at room temperature, chilled or over ice.

OUTRAGEOUS BAR FROM REESE’S

A chocolate bar set to overtake the beloved Peanut Butter Cup, Reese’s has launched a new chocolate bar filled with Reese’s Pieces with a peanut butter and caramel core. The bar is set to launch in May 2018.

EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH BARS 

Soozie’s Doozies offers five flavours of edible cookie dough bar: Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate Peanut Butter Macadamia, Birthday Cake, Candie-Coated Chocolate, and Chocolate Chip.

 

GOURMET GUMMIES 

Project 7 has introduced its Moscow Mule Gourmet Gummies following the Champagne and Rosé gummy bear craze. Although the gummies don’t contain actual alcohol, they are made with organic sweeteners and taste almost like the real thing.

OREO HOT CHOCOLATE 

The new offering from Oreo is a ‘hot cocoa mix’ which makes hot chocolate taste just like the popular biscuit. It also features cookie crumbs. Currently available at Walmart according to sources.

FIREY SOUR PATCH KIDS

Sour Patch Kids has had a spicy upgrade with the launch of Fire Sour Patch Kids. This follows on from the launch of Tropical Sour Patch Kids earlier this year which tasted like a pina colada.