Thanks to Jennifer at Navan Foods for alerting us to the new look and slight changes to a couple of the most well known food allergy-friendly snacks.
Kinnikinnick Foods has updated the look of their K-Kritter gluten-free / casein-free animal cookies and graham crackers (see images at left). They also shared the following information: "Our new packaging for the boxed cookies has arrived and it looks great. All our new designs feature Gluten Free much more prominently and clearly identify Nut Free. All these new packages have an updated allergen statement and in some cases have the "blanket" allergen statement removed. You'll start to see them in stores soon. More of our "new look" packaging is in the works so stay tuned."
Enjoy Life Foods is a constantly evolving and awesome company that just keeps improving and adding to their product line. This month, the change is coming in the form of new packaging on their snack bars, a new name (They were previously identified as "Soft and Chewy Snack Bars" but the packaging now reads "Chewy on the go Bars" – see image below), and a slight change in the ingredient formula (also noted below) that is reportedly "tastier." Keep an eye out as we are expecting even more from Enjoy Life this year.
Thanks again to Navan Foods for providing the ingredient comparison:
Older Caramel Apple Bar Ingredients: Organic Brown Rice Syrup; Organic Evaporated Cane Juice; Brown Rice Flakes; Brown Rice Flour; Sorghum Flour; Dried Apple*; Sunflower Seed Butter (Roasted Sunflower Kernels, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt); Fig Paste; Date Paste; Vegetable Glycerin; Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil); Organic Beet Fiber; Ground Flaxseed; Natural Caramel Flavor; Xanthan Gum; Baking Soda; Salt; Cinnamon.
New Caramel Apple Bar Ingredients: Brown Rice Flakes,Brown Rice Flour, Brown Rice Syrup, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sorghum Flour, Date Paste, Inulin (Chicory Root Fiber), Vegetable Glycerin, Expeller-Pressed Vegetable Oil (Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil), Sunflower Seed Butter (Roasted Sunflower Kernel, Evaporated Cane Juice, Salt), Dried Apple*, Rice Starch, Natural Caramel Flavor, Ground Flaxseed, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Cinnamon.