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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

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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

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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.  


Summer’s Eve takes personal care on-the-go with travel-sized collection

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Summer’s Eve is helping consumers refresh and take their personal care routines with them on the go with a new travel-sized line of products.

Featuring a Refresher Mist that comes in Blissful Escape and Amber Nights fragrances, the line also includes individually wrapped Cleansing Cloths and a 3-oz. Simply Sensitive Wash.

“At Summer’s Eve, we believe that feeling fresh should be easy and convenient—no matter where you are—which is why we developed this new travel collection for our busy consumers that just want a quick way to feel fresh at work, the gym or wherever,” said Beth St. Raymond, senior director of Summer’s Eve. “The new travel collection from Summer’s Eve gives consumers the flexibility to be fresh and feel confident wherever life leads them.”

The Summer’s Eve travel-sized collection is available for purchase at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide, as well as online at


Walgreens launches wellness products

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Walgreens is looking to provide consumers with superfood nutrients that aim to help improve GI issues or increase their superfood intake.

The brand has launched two new products including:

  • Super Greens + Probiotics: A capsule that contains 11 green superfoods, antioxidants, polyphenols, a digestive enzyme, functional mushrooms, fiber and a BIOHM FC probiotic blend; and
  • Super Reds + Probiotics: A capsule with 12 red superfoods, a digestive enzyme, functional mushrooms, antioxidants, fiber and a BIOHM FX probiotic blend.

Consumers can find Walgreens’ new Super Greens + Probiotics and Super Reds + Probiotics available on the retailer’s website.