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Banza broadens portfolio with debut of protein waffles

banza protein waffles

Banza is expanding its current roster of chickpea-based comfort foods by debuting a new category launch — protein waffles.

Available in three varieties — homestyle, blueberry and chocolate chip — the waffles are made with chickpeas and feature a fluffy and crispy texture, the company said.

“We’re thrilled to introduce our first breakfast product: Banza Waffles," said Brian Rudolph, CEO and co-founder of Banza. "Our customers told us they want breakfast to be quick, delicious, and nutritious. By turning chickpeas into waffles, we're aiming to hit all three while forwarding our mission of inspiring people to eat more chickpeas and other beans.”

Currently, Banza’s protein waffles are available for purchase at Whole Foods Market, in-store and online, for a suggested retail price of $6.49.


Beloved by Love, Beauty and Planet embraces fall with brown sugar, toasted almond line

Beloved by Love, Beauty and Planet Brown Sugar and Toasted Almond

Fall is right around the corner and Beloved by Love, Beauty and Planet is prepping for the coziest time of the year with a brand new collection—Brown Sugar and Toasted Almond.

Available as a bath bomb, body mist, candle, hand wash and hand lotion, the new fragrance launch contains essential oil and a 92% naturally derived ingredient list, the company said.

The line contains notes of cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg and is infused with plant-based moisturizers.

Shoppers can find Beloved by Love, Beauty and Planet’s new Brown Sugar and Toasted Almond collection for purchase at Target.


Pop-Tarts adds chocolate chip pancake flavor

Pop-Tarts Chocolatey Chip Pancake

There’s a new Pop-Tarts flavor on shelves, inspired by the classic chocolate chip pancake.

New from the Battle Creek, Mich.-based company is Frosted Chocolatey Chip Pancake, which features chocolate chips in the filling, a maple-flavored icing and chocolate chips sprinkled throughout the icing.

“Pop-Tarts fans know and love the brand for reimagining familiar flavors into Crazy Good toaster pastries. The new Pop-Tarts Chocolatey Chip Pancake flavor is no exception,” said Heidi Ray, senior director of marketing at Pop-Tarts. “Now fans can enjoy the tantalizing taste of buttery, chocolatey pancakes anytime, opening a whole new world of breakfast and snacking experiences.”

Consumers can find Pop-Tarts Frosted Chocolatey Chip Pancake at Walmart in a 16-count box for $4.86 and a nationwide retail distribution in December.


Jay Shetty, Radhi Devlukia-Shetty’s Juni expands distribution

juni teaser

Adaptogenic sparkling tea brand Juni, which was founded by Jay Shetty and Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, has expanded its retail distribution.

Now available on Amazon, Juni contains adaptogens and nootropics. The brand's Super-5 blend includes green tea, lion’s mane, acerola cherry, reishi mushroom and ashwagandha.

The beverages look to provide calmness to the mind, a refreshing vitality to the body and a burst of brightness to the day, the company said. The beverages do not contain sugar and feature 5 calories per serving.

Juni’s flavors are now available on Amazon, including a 12-pack variety as well as individual flavors such as Tropical Green TeaRaspberry Green Tea and more, all retailing at $39.99 for a 12-pack.


M&M’s peanut butter Minis arrive

M&M's peanut butter minis

There’s a new Minis flavor from M&M’s making waves—peanut butter.

Consisting of the classic flavor of M&M’s peanut butter, this new version comes in the fun size of the brand’s Minis line.

“Peanut Butter is one of the fastest growing candy profiles from Mars, and what better way to deliver on fans' desire for that flavor than adding it to one of the most iconic Mars products: M&M’s Minis,” said Courtney McHugh, vice president of marketing at M&M’s. “M&M’s is all about inspiring colorful fun and expanding our M&M’s Minis portfolio helps us do just that.”

Consumers can find M&M’s peanut butter in the Minis format in a 1.74-oz. tube and 8.6-oz. pouch at retailers nationwide and online.


La Roche-Posay celebrates Acne Positivity Day

la roche-posay acne

On September 1st, La Roche-Posay celebrated its annual Acne Positivity Day, which was originally founded in 2020.

The day aims to spread acceptance for all skin types and encourages others to embrace their unique acne journeys and foster healthy relationships between people and their skin, the company said.

In addition, the brand noted that it will continue to create skin-changing solutions for all skin types, including acne-prone skin through its hero acne franchise Effaclar.