This week, Svedka added some sweetness, while Heinz went for a spicy kick and SunChips broke out some new BBQ chips featuring both sides of the taste spectrum. Every week, Food Dive combs the marketplace for new and interesting food and beverage launches, and this week we found enough to supply a party.
Here are some launches you should see at retail immediately or in the near future:
1. ORANGE CREAM POP AND STRAWBERRY COLADA VODKA
Svedka's latest vodka additions include Orange Cream Pop and Strawberry Colada flavors, which it announced would be hitting stores on April 15. Orange Cream Pop combines the citrus action you would expect with a vanilla flair, while Strawberry Colada mixes its berries with hints of coconut and pineapple.
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2. SWEET & SPICY BBQ SUNCHIPS
FritoLay's new barbecue offering from its SunChips brand boasts molasses, brown sugar, honey and chipotle spice in last week's announcement from PepsiCo. The whole grain snacks became available across the U.S. as of last week in 10.5-oz. packages.
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3. SWEET CHILLI TOMATO KETCHUP
The king of ketchup, which recently made headlines worldwide, thanks to its acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital, introduced a new limited-edition option in the U.K. last week with Heinz Tomato Ketchup Blended With Sweet Chilli. The company is currently running a contest and giving away bottles through its Facebook page.
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4. PEACH MANGO FRUIT SMOOTHIE SHAKERS
The fruit giant Dole added Peach Mango to its lineup of Smoothie Shakers, which already includes Strawberry, Strawberry Banana and Mixed Berry variations. The shakeable yogurt products are sold nationwide at the individual price of $2.19.
5. CINNAMON TEQUILA
Company: Peligroso Tequila
Peligroso added some intensity to its tequila with the unveiling of Peligroso Cinnamon last week. The result is a gluten-free, agave-based drink, which the company characterizes as "warm and savory, with spicy aromas and a light finish." The product should be launching first in California and Nevada in March 2013, with a wider release to follow.
6. SWEET AND SPICY LOKI MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Company: Highland Park
The Scotch whisky distillery Highland Park uses the Norse god of mischief as the mascot for its new Vallhalla Collection single malt. Aged 15 years, Highland touts Loki's sweetness, spice and smoky punch, which it says mature in traditional Spanish sherry casks. The bottles are available through retailers and at the Highland Park distillery.
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