2014 Weight Management Technology Seminar Products
The gallery below showcases new or significant examples of foods, beverages and nutritional products. Some were mentioned as part of the presentation “Making a Successful Connection: Current Consumer Mindsets & Weight Management Products” by David Sprinkle, MBA, Research Director, MarketResearch.com / Publisher, Packaged Facts and/or will be showcased during the “Might as Well Mingle” closing reception.
Products have been identified with the help of David Sprinkle, Research Director, MarketResearch.com / Publisher, Packaged Facts and others gathered at the 2014 natural products expo west.
Products have been obtained with the assistance of RQA, Inc.’s Product Retrieval Service.
Three varieties: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Cherry Almond, Chocolate Coconut Cashew
Chocolate Cherry Almond Information:
Nutrition Facts (USA): Serving Size: 1 bar (64g); Calories 260; Calories from Fat 90; Total Fat 9.5g – 15% DV; Total Carbohydrate 35g – 12% DV; Dietary Fiber 3g – 12%; Sugars 19g; Protein 12g; For more information including Canadian Nutrition per bar (Nutriments par barre) see http://myvega.com/
Ingredients: Complete Protein Blend (organic sprouted whole grain brown rice protein, pea protein), organic brown rice syrup, organic tapioca syrup, chocolate liquor, organic cane, almonds, organic date paste, dried cherries (cherries, sunflower oil), cocoa butter, brown rice crisps, organic agave syrup, vega blend (vitamins & minerals: potassium phosphate, calcium phosphate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, zinc, iodine, molybdenum, vitamin A, niacin, vitamin E, copper, selenium, manganese, biotin, calcium pantothenate, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, chromium, vitamin D2, folate), Greens: alfalfa grass, spinach, broccoli, kale, Berries: extracts of grape seed, maqui berry, goji juice, acai berry, pomegranate seed, mangosteen, Probiotics*: L. acidophilus LA-14, B. bifidum BB-06, Vega Saviseed (sacha inchi) oil, buckwheat, inulin (from chicory root), buckwheat, cocoa powder, chai seeds, natural coconut flavor, hemp seeds, organic vanilla extract, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, natural cherry flavor. *provides 1 billion cfu per bar
Global Food Forums Notes: Features and benefits described on websites:
Cover your nutritional bases with the satisfying layers of chocolate-dipped Vega One Meal Bar. Reach for this convenient meal bar for: Protein – Vega One Meal Bar contains 12 grams of complete plant-based protein sourced from sprouted whole grain brown rice protein and pea protein. Fiber- Each bar is a good source of fiber—4 grams per bar of both insoluble and soluble fiber. Omega-3s – Chia seeds, hemp seeds and sustainably sourced SaviSeed (sacha inchi) oil delivers 1 gram of plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids. Additional Supplements- To redefine your average nutritional bar, we also added a full serving of greens, plus vitamins and minerals, an antioxidant blend, and 1 billion dairy-free probiotics culture. Gluten-free – Vega One All-in-One Meal Bars are gluten-free.
Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on performance nutrition, VegaOne Nutrition Bar is free of gluten and contains no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners.
Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $3.99 per bar on July 18, 2014 Whole Foods Market.
Two varieties: Julia’s Tropical Tea, Zane’s Grape Tea
Zane’s Grape Tea Information
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 box (6.75 fl oz. or 200mL), Calories 25, Calories from Fat 0, Total Fat 0g-0%DV; Cholesterol 0mg; Total Carbohydrate 7g- 2%DV; Sugars 6g; Protein 0g.
Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Red Grape, Organic Apple, Organic Carrot Juices from Concentrate; Organic Sweet Potato Puree, Organic Natural Flavors, Organic White Tea, Organic Rooibos (Red) Tea, Organic Hibiscus Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract.
Global Food Forums Notes: Julia’s Tropical Tea notes it is 30% Juice above the Nutrition Facts panel and Zen’s Grape Tea notes it is 24% juice. Price paid by GFF: $32.31 for a case of 30 drink boxes.
Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Hot Cereal
Information posted 7/18/2014
Three varieties: Cranberry Almond, Maple Brown Sugar Crunch, Cinnamon Raisin Pecan
Cranberry Almond information
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size (DRY) 52g; Calories 190; Protein 8g; Carbohydrates 33g; Fiber 4.5g; Sugar 12g; Fat 4.5g.
Ingredients: Whole Grain Blend (Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Barley, Whole Grain Wheat, Whole Grain Quinoa), Sugar, Dried Cranberries (Sugar, Cranberries, Glycerin, Citric Acid), Almonds, Soy Protein Isolate, Contains 2% Or Less Of Oat Fiber, Salt, Natural Flavor. Vitamins And Minerals: Tricalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Iron (Ferric Orthophosphate), Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin).
Global Food Forums Notes: From website – Hot Cereal and Nutrition Bars have less than 200 calories per serving. A unique multi-grain blend of superfoods like quinoa, oats, wheat and barley with essential vitamins and minerals that women just don’t get enough of. Share the nourishment and take care of yourself from the inside out. See more at http://www.specialk.com/en_us/nourish.html Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $2.50 per container of two on sale Jewel grocery.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size (DRY) 1 oz (28g); Calories 100; Protein 4g; Carbohydrates 21g -7% DV; Dietary Fiber 5g – 20% DV; Sugars 13g; Fat 0.5g – 1% DV; 250% DV of Vitamin C
Ingredients: 100% Goji Berries – All Natural
Global Food Forums Notes: Comments and an objective explanation of the diet are explained on WebMD. Online: $23.73 per box from Walmart. Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $14.99 per 8 oz. bag on July 14, 2018 Vitacost online..
Trachealth Chia + Superfoods Drink Mix
Information posted 7/18/2014
Four Varieties: Chia+Blackberry Hibiscus Green Tea; Chia+Coconut; Chia+Strawberry Lemonade; Chia+Superfoods
Chia (salvia hispanica L) whole seed, organic dried cane syrup, potassium chloride, maltodextrin, xanthan gum, malic acid, apple powder, citric acid, magnesium lactate, calcium lactate pentahydrate, stevia rebaudiana leaf extract, strawberry powder, pomegranate fruit extract, raspberry juice powder, natural flavor, acai (euterpe oleracea) fruit extractive, ascorbic acid, blueberry fruit extractive, d-calcium pantothenate, niacin (niacinamide), vitamin a palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, …
Global Food Forums Notes: Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $19.99 per container of twelve on July 18, 2014 Vitacost.com.
Badia Herbal Slimming Tea
Information posted 7/18/2014
Ingredients: 100% cassia acutifolia
Global Food Forums Notes: Description at Amazon.com: “This infusion sachet has attributed digestive properties as well as helping in the elimination of toxins. Having this tea after a dinner meal will not only provide a soothing experience, but also can be helpful in keeping the body slim and healthy.” Typical consumer comment posted on Amazon.com: “This tea is good to drink hot with a bit of honey. You should NOT drink the tea if you have to work the next day. It will make you need to stay very near a bathroom for at least 12 hours. But if you need to lose weight fast this is the way to go.” – Amazon.com
Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $1.19 per container of four on July 18, 2014 Vitacost.com. Walmart.com lists it for $38.92 pack of 20 (July 25, 2014) and Amazon.com lists price at $26.99 for a “Pack of twenty, 10-count per box (Total of 200-counts).”
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 2 Tbsp (14g); Calories 70; Calories from Fat 45; Total Fat 5g; Total Carbohydrate 2g – 2% DV; Dietary Fiber 3g – 12% DV; Sugars 2g; Protein 2g; Omega-2 (alpha-linolenic acid ALA) 1.6g – 100%DV
Ingredients: Cold milled ground chia seed, dried coconut, organic cold milled ground flax seed, organic fair trade alkalized cocoa powder, organic evaporated cane syrup.
Product Description (on website): Spectrum Essentials® Decadent Blend Chia and Flax Seed, with coconut and cocoa, brings together the health benefits of Omega-3 and fiber with the flavors you love*. An irresistible combination of coconut with the rich chocolate taste of Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa, this blend is sweet bliss. Try it sprinkled on hot cereals and yogurt, or in smoothies, puddings, pancakes, waffles and baked goods.
Global Food Forums Notes: Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $6.99 per 12 oz. bag on July 18, 2014 Whole Foods Market.
Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack
Varieties: Strawberry Banana – Green Magic – Apple Cinnamon – Blackberry Bliss – Mango Coconut – Wild Raspberry
Blackberry Bliss Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 pouch (99g); Calories 70; Calories from Fat 20; Total Fat 2g – 3% DV; Total Carbohydrates 10g – 3%; Dietary Fiber 4g – 15%; Sugars 7g; Protein 2g – 4%; Additional Facts: Omega-3 1,200mg; Omega-6 500mg; Omega-9 210mg.
Ingredients: Hydrated Organic Chia Seeds (Water, Organic Chia Seeds), Organic Grape Juice Concentrate, Organic Blackberry Puree, Organic Blackberry Juice Concentrate, Organic Purple Carrot Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Organic Natural Blackberry Flavor, Organic Natural Blueberry Flavor.
Global Food Forums Notes: Price paid for samples at the 2014 Weight Management Technologies Seminar $1.99 for 3.5oz squeeze bag on July 18, 2014 Whole Foods Market.
Varieties: 12 including Apple Crisp, Banana Bread, Cherry & Chia, PB&J, Peaches & Berry Brample.
Cherry & Chia Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 Container (84g); Calories 230; Calories from Fat 36; Total Fat 4g – 6%DV; Cholesterol 10mg; Total Carbohydrates 48g- 16%Dv; Dietary Fiber 6g – 24%DV; Sugars 14g; Protein 9g
Ingredients: Certified Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Diced Cherries, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Chia Seed (salvia hispanica; non-irradiated), Sea Salt.
Global Food Forums Inc. Comments: Website says product “Combine the antioxidant power of cherries with the protein, fiber and Omega fatty acids found in Chia Seeds and you have an oatmeal that will fuel your adventurous day.” Price paid by GFF: $39.00 for a case of 12 cups.
Simply Balanced Multigrain Crisps
Date posted: August 26, 2014
Rosemary Date Variety Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 9 crisps (28g) (Serving Per Container: about 5); Calories 80; Calories from Fat 15; Total Fat 1.5g; Total Carbohydrate 16g – 5% DV; Dietary Fiber 1g – 4% DV; Sugars 7g; Protein 2g
Ingredients: Buttermilk (Low Fat Milk, Salt, Cultures), Unbleached Wheat Flour, Sugar, Dates (Pitted), Brown Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Rolled Oats, Millet, Baking Soda, Dried Rosemary, Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper.
Global Food Forums Inc. Comment: $3.99 paid per unit
Date Posted: August 27, 2014
Varieties: 20 including Chewy Granola Bars, Dark Mocha Almond, Chewy Granola Bars Chocolate Almond & Sea Salt with Chia and Cranberry Lemon with Chia
Cranberry Lemon with Chia Granola Bar Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 Bar (35g); Calories per serving 130; Calories from Fat 14; Total Fat 1.5g – 2%DV; Saturated Fat 0g – 0%DV; Trans Fat 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat 1g ; Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g; Cholesterol 0mg – 0%DV; Sodium 100mg – 4%DV; Carbohydrates 23g – 8%DV; Dietary Fiber 4g – 16%DV; Sugars 7g; Protein 6g
Ingredients: Rolled Whole Grain Blend (Hard Red Wheat, Oats, Rye, Triticale, Barley), Brown Rice Syrup, Soy Protein Isolate, Cranberries, Dried Cane Syrup, Defatted Soy Grits, Invert Cane Syrup, Chicory Root Fiber, Chia Seeds, Degermed Yellow Corn Flour, Rice Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Honey, Oat Fiber, Salt, Lemon Powder, Natural Flavors, Kashi Seven Whole Grains & Sesame Flour (Whole: Oats, Hard Red Wheat, Rye, Brown Rice, Triticale, Barley, Buckwheat, Sesame Seed), Soy Lecithin, Nonfat Milk, Almond Flour, Peanuts Flour, Mixed Tocopherols for Freshness.
Global Food Forums Comment: https://www.kashi.com/our-foods/snack-bars. Cost paid per unit – $3.99.
Valor Chocolates USA Inc.’s Sugar Free Dark Chocolates 72% with Cocoa Nib
Date Posted: September 9, 2014
Varieties: 70% Cocoa; 72% with Cocoa Nibs; with Hazelnuts; and with Almonds
72% with Cocoa Nibs Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1/3 Bar (33g); Calories per serving 150; Calories from Fat 110; Total Fat 12g – 19%DV; Saturated Fat 8g – 39%DV; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg – 0%DV; Sodium 10mg – 1%DV; Total Carbohydrates 15g – 5%DV; Dietary Fiber 5g – 19%DV; Sugars 0g; Maltitol 4g; Protein 4g
Ingredients: Bitter Chocolate, Maltitol*, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Nibs, Soy Lecithin – an emulsifier, Stevia Leaf Extract*, Natural Flavors.
* Ingredient not found in regular chocolate. natural flavors. Total cacao components: 72%.
Global Food Forums Comment: Cost paid per bar = $4.79.
Lesserevil Super 4 White Bean Bites Cheesy Nacho Snack
Date Posted: September 9, 2014
Varieties: Cheesy Nacho; Kale & Roasted Garlic; Roasted Red Pepper
Cheesy Nacho Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 oz (28g); Calories per serving 110; Calories from Fat 30; Total Fat 3g – 5%DV; Saturated Fat 0g – 1%DV; Trans Fat 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat 0g; Monounsaturated Fat 2g; Cholesterol 0mg – 0%DV; Sodium 200mg – 8%DV; Total Carbohydrates 18g – 6%DV; Dietary Fiber 3g – 11%DV; Sugars 1g; Protein 3g
Ingredients: White Bean Flour, Rice Blend (Rice Flour, Brown Rice), Dehydrated Potato, Organic Sunflower Oil, Tapioca Flour, Quinoa Flour, Lentil Flour, Chia Powder, Organic Cheddar Cheese Blend [(Organic Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enymes), Organic Nonfat Milk, Organic Whey, Salt], Organic Whey, Organic Tapioca Solids, Sea Salt, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Onion Powder, Organic Tomato Powder, Natural Flavor, Organic Spices, Natural Extractives Of Paprika, Citric Acid.
Global Food Forums Comments: $40.71/case of twelve-5 oz bags
Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Plus Antioxidants Fruit & Nut Bars
Date Posted: September 9, 2014
Varieties: Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants, Almond Cashew + Flax (Omega-3), Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein
Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1.4oz bar (40g); Calories per serving 180; Calories from Fat 80; Total Fat 9g – 14%DV; Saturated Fat 2.5g – 13%DV; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg – 0%DV; Sodium 20mg – 1%DV; Total Carbohydrates 22g – 7%DV; Dietary Fiber 3g – 12%DV; Sugars 14g; Protein 4g
Ingredients: : Almonds, Dark Chocolate (Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin, Milk Powder), Cherries (Cherries, Sunflower Oil), Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Sunflower Oil), Cashews, Peanuts, Raisins, Honey, Non-Gmo Glucose, Crisp Rice, Chicory Fiber, Soy Lecithin. Vitamins: Vitamin A Acetate, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E). Allergen Information: Manufactured In A Facility That Uses Peanuts, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Sesame Seeds And Soy. May Contain Nut Shell Fragments.
Global Food Forums Comments: Instore displays for KIND Healthy Snacks prominently display a trademarked phrase “Fill up without filling out.” Individual bars note that “A study by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center indicates that eating two KIND bars a day helps prevent weight gain.
Walmart website carries this description: Kind crafts delicious, all-natural healthful foods made from ingredients you can see and pronounce like those found in Kind Plus Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew Plus Antioxidants Fruit & Nut Bars. Kind uses whole nuts and fruit and binds them together with honey through a natural process so they achieve just the right crunch. Because Kind is made from ingredients you can see and pronounce, you stay fuller longer! (This is an unusual “clean label” / weight management connection.) Price paid per bar $1.69.
PGX SATISFAST Vegan 15g Protein Bars
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PGX SATISFAST Organic Vegan 15g Dark Chocolate Coconut Protein Bar Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 25g , Calories 260, Calories from Fat 110, Total Fat 3g – 18% DV, Total Carbohydrate 28g – 9%DV, Dietary Fiber 15g – 20%DV, Sugars 11g, Sugar alcohol 6g, Protein 15g – 30% DV. From website http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=517019&catid=284561&aid=338666&aparam=517019&kpid=517019
Ingredients: Organic Tapioca, Organic Sunflower Butter, Organic Sprouted Brown Rice Protein, Organic Glycerin, Organic Dark Chocolate Coating, Organic Pea Protein, Organic Coconut, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Date, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, PolyGlycopleX® (glucomannan, xanthan gum, sodium alginate), Organic Sprouted Buckwheat, Organic Stevia Extract, Organic Lycii Berry Extract, Organic Orange Flavor. * Contains 620mg PGX per bar (from samples at 2014 NPEW)
Global Food Forums Comments: Bars new as of 2014 Natural Products Expo West
From the website http://www.pgx.com:
“PGX® (PolyGlycopleX®) is a patented complex super fiber made up of 100% natural, highly viscous polysaccharides. When taken with meals, PGX expands in the stomach over a 30-minute (or longer) timeframe. This process creates a feeling of fullness (satiety) by absorbing water and filling the stomach while slowing digestion. This keeps blood sugar from rising too high after meals thereby curbing the body’s hunger cravings throughout the day.”
PolyGlycopleX® (α-D-glucurono-α-D-manno-β-D-manno- β-D-gluco, α-L-gulurono-β-D mannurono, β-D-gluco-β- D-mannan), commonly known as PGX, is a natural polysaccharide complex . It comprises three materials that are combined in a proprietary way. In the early nineties, researchers in the UK determined that two of these viscous polysaccharides had a synergistic effect.
Ouhlala Gourmet Corp.’s Buddy Fruits – 100% Apple Chips
Information posted 9/15/2014
Varieties: – Granny Smith Apples
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 oz (28g), Servings per Container 2; Calories per serving 110, Total Fat 0g – 0%DV, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 10mg – 0%DV, Total Carbohydrates 26g – 9%, Dietary Fiber 4g – 16%DV, Sugars 22g, Protein 0g.
Global Food Forums Comments: $30.67 paid for a case of 12 2 oz bags.
The Beverage Company LLC’s Steaz – Sparkling Green Tea
Information posted 9/15/2014
Raspberry Variety Information:
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 8 fl. Oz (24oml), Servings per container 1.5, Calories per Serving 0, Total Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Sodium 10mg – <1%DV, Total Carbohydrates 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 0g, B6 2mg – 100%DV, B12 12mcg – 200%DV, Folic Acid 100mcg – 25%DV, Vitamin C 12mg – 20%DV.
Ingredients: Sparkling Filtered Water, Citric Acid, Erythritol (natural sweetener), Natural Flavors (raspberry & other natural), Sodium Citrate, Fair Trade Certified™ Organic Green Tea, Rebiana (stevia extract, natural sweetener), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCl), Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin).
Global Food Forums Comments: $5.96 paid for a carton of four 12oz cans.
Keen Marketing & Manufacturing’s Vintage Italia – Pasta Chips
Information posted 9/15/2014
Varieties: – Garlic Olive Oil, Mediterranean Sea Salt, Spicy Tomato Herb, Marinara, Garlic Olive Oil, Alfredo
Information on Sea Salt Variety:
Ingredients: Durum Semolina, Olive Oil, Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Yeast, Sorbitan Monostearate, Ascorbic Acid, Sea Salt, Salt, Parsley Flakes, Soy Lecithin, Leavening (Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Baking Soda.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 oz (28g); Serving Per Container 1, Calories 120; Calories from Fat 35, Total Fat 4g – 6% DV; Saturated Fat 0g – 0%, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0g – 0%, Sodium 220mg – 9%DV, Total Carbohydrates 19g – 6%DV, Dietary Fiber 1g – 4%DV, Sugars 0g, Protein 3g.
Global Food Forums Comments: $36.84 paid for a case of 12 – 5oz bags.
Kashi Company’s Hummus Crisps
Information posted 9/15/2014
Varieties: Carmelized Onion; Sundried Tomato Basil & Feta, Sea Salt & Olive Oil
Information on Carmelized Onion:
Ingredients: Chickpeas, Tapioca Starch, Kashi Cracked Seven Whole Grain Blend (Whole: Rolled Oats, Hard Red Wheat, Rye, Brown Rice, Triticale, Barley, Buckwheat), Long Grain Brown Rice Flour, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil With Mixed Tocopherols For Freshness, Cornstarch, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Oat Fiber, Onion Powder, Buttermilk Powder, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Garlic Powder, Soy Lecithin, Spice, Evaporated Salt, Molasses, Soy Flour, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Flavor.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 27 Crisps (30g,Calories per Serving 120, Total Fat 3.5 g – 5% DV, Trans Fat 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 0mg – 0%DV, Sodium 190mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g – 7% DV, Dietary Fiber 4g -15%DV, Sugar 1g, Protein 3g -15%DV, Whole Grains 5g.
Global Food Forums Comments: $2.99 paid for a 4 oz bag.