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Healthy, Indulgent Treats Set to Debut at Show

Ice cream with lemon

Specialty food companies attending the Summer Fancy Food Show at New York City’s Javits Center June 23-25 are launching indulgent products and innovations in the ice cream, novelty, and snack categories that integrate unique flavors while incorporating better-for-you ingredients. These products offer consumers a guilt-free treat as a pick-me-up during the day, or a sweet end to the evening.

Taylor Pass Honey Co will be launching Mānuka Honey Pops & Drops, two formats leveraging fully traceable Mānuka honey from New Zealand. The B Corp Certified brand emphasizes the unique nature of the honey it sources.

“This honey is a true expression of the environment in which it is produced, carrying the unique special signature compounds that make it so highly prized throughout the world,” said Taylor Pass Honey on its website.

In addition to its signature flavor, the brand emphasizes how the honey can promote digestive and immune system health, soothe sore throats, and more. Additional product information will be available at Booth #5149.

High-protein ice cream maker Smearcase will be launching a healthful, indulgent trio of products in its ice cream lineup: Vanilla Bean, Peanut Butter, and Mocha Joe. Each flavor is made with a blend of better-for-you ingredients, including cottage cheese, collagen, and farm-fresh dairy, providing a nutritious protein-packed treat, said Smearcase.

"Making our debut at the Summer Fancy Food Show is a significant milestone for Smearcase," said Joe, founder and CEO of Smearcase, in a statement. "We're thrilled to introduce our innovative ice cream to retail buyers and industry professionals, and we believe our unique approach to high-protein, low-fat ice cream will resonate with health-conscious consumers and ice cream lovers alike."

Samples of the latest products can be found at Booth #4218.

Cibo Vita’s better-for-you snack brand Nature’s Garden Snack Foods revealed that its Probiotic Yoggies now come in Mixed Berry and Peach Mango flavors. The company will also be launching the Lemon Berry Yoggie Trail Mix Snack Pack which will come in a bulk format offered alongside the Mixed Berry Probiotic Trail Mix Snack Pack.

The yogurt-covered fruit bites incorporate probiotics that help support digestion, gut, and immune system health, according to Cibo Vita. More information about the lineup can be found at Booth #5207.