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New food review: skin clarifying chocolate knocks spots off the competition

This month's roundup of new food launches finds a chocolate product that is designed to clear acne, turning the assumption that chocolate causes spots on its head. Meanwhile, antioxidants continue to have appeal in the market, with the ingredient being promoted in bran crackers. Such products show that there is continuing demand for foods that offer functional benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2009
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New food review: seed oils could be the new wonder ingredient

This month's selection of novel food launches from the Productscan database includes a new snack bar that contains an array of healthy ingredients including seed oils, as well as a new type of egg that is said to aid healthy vision. Meanwhile, Wrigley has developed a new variety of gum that utilizes the power of magnolia bark to eradicate bad breath, a feature that could appeal to many consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2008
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New food review: novel packaging proves divisive

The use of compartmentalized packaging to divide separate components is gaining popularity in the food industry, as a means of both capturing the attention of consumers and providing convenience benefits. Two such examples appear in this month's rundown of the latest innovations, one a divided jar containing meat and cheese preserved in oil, and another a "snacker" pack of hummus and crackers.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2011
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New food review: minty fresh meets eco-cool

This month's round up of new food launches finds that manufacturers are experimenting with new types of packaging that address concerns for on-the-go usage and eco-friendliness. These include the launch of a tub of sunflower seeds that comes with an extra pot for the husks and a handle-less milk bottle. Such products show that ideas are far from drying out in food packaging.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2008
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New food review: foods gain cooling appeal

This month's rundown of food innovations finds that manufacturers are responding to consumers' needs with greener packaging that has ease of use benefits. This includes the launch of a snack product with easy to recycle packaging, and an easy open salad bag. Meanwhile, cooling products appear to be the new thing in confectionery, with ice cream candy and cool sensation cookies coming to market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2009
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New Food Review: easy-to-swallow additive targets aging population

Productscan Online has reported some particularly interesting products this month that have one thing in common; teeth. A new food additive in Japan has been designed for the elderly to make food easier to chew and digest by turning it to a jelly consistency. In the US, meanwhile, a new tooth brush-shaped candy is targeting the younger consumer. Dentists may not approve!

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jan 2006
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New food review: developing a more cultured approach to food

This month's roundup of innovative products from the Productscan database includes further proof of the increasing appeal of probiotics. These active cultures are being included in numerous products, including savory snacks, while a probiotic/prebiotic combination has made it into frozen yogurt. Meanwhile, floral flavors appear to be on trend, highlighting a new direction for food flavorings.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2008
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New food review: dairy products boost their competitive edge

This month's review of new food launches looks at the plethora of novel dairy products that have recently hit the market. From no-spoon yogurt cups, to coconut milk yogurts, the sector is boosting its profile with the aim of capturing the ever health-conscious consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2009
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New food review: chocolate inhaler is not to be sniffed at

This month's roundup of new food launches finds an eclectic selection of products, such as an energizing sports gel, a plant-based pasta package, and a chocolate powder inhaler that is designed to suppress the appetite. These show that the differing needs of consumer groups are being well catered for.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2009
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New food review: caffeine hit reaches new levels

Gone are the days when caffeine was only found in coffee products. These days, caffeine is added to a whole host of foodstuffs, as a tour of this month's new product launches on Productscan reveals. Recent launches formulated with caffeine include a potato snack and instant noodles, with both products offering different means for the consumer to get an energy fix.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2007

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