Welcome to the final edition of MyBrandz Monthly Snapshot for the year!
What a year it has been. Whilst 2020 has been full of struggles and uncertainty for many of us across the country, one thing is for sure – our favourite confectionery, snack food and beverage companies have kept spirits up with innovative products to thrill our tastebuds.
November continues the trend, with some fantastic new releases. You’ll definitely notice a festive theme, as we begin to prepare for the arrival of the Big Man in Red.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Get into the festive spirit with KITKAT Santa. Nestle have taken the classic KITKAT bar and given it a Christmassy facelift. These little Santa’s are made of smooth praline, delicious bits of KITKAT wafer, encased in creamy milk chocolate.
Available for a limited time only, so treat yourself to a jolly little choccie before Santa makes his way back to the North Pole.
Get your coffee on the go
Boss Iced Vanilla Latte
Brewed hot and chilled fast. Ready to drink coffee.
Boss Iced Coffee is the number one coffee in a can in Japan (based on sales data in 2018) and is already gaining popularity in Australia, too. After success with their Iced Long Black and Iced Latte variants, Boss have now introduced to the line-up Iced Vanilla Latte.
With a sweeter, smooth flavour, this flavour is aimed at the younger coffee consumer, those who are just beginning their caffeine journey.
Chocoholics, it’s time to get excited
Fellow chocoholics unite! We have some great news…
Cadbury Dairy Milk Block inspired by Perky Nana
Cadbury have proved time and time again that they know how to pair up amazing flavours with their limited edition creations. This one has got us truly salivating.
The newest Special Edition block from Cadbury is inspired by the Perky Nana. Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate with delicious chewy banana flavoured marshmallow pieces. Is anyone else drooling yet?
We’re sure our Kiwi cousins will be happy about this new block as they claim the Perky Nana as one of their classic bars.
If you’re entertaining this festive period, you’d better believe that there must be snacks. November’s Snapshot will provide you with the perfect suggestions for your chip bowl.
Smith’s Oven Baked
Australia’s first ever baked potato chip. If you haven’t tried them yet, then quite simply, you are missing out. Full of flavour, but with 50% less fat than your standard Smith’s Crinkle Cut. Available in Sour Cream & Chives, Sea Salt and Roast Chicken & Thyme. Post-iso life, no doubt many of us will be excited for a slightly healthier chip option.
Silly season, summer season, Shapes season! No matter how you choose to celebrate this year, one thing is certain – arrive to a party with a box of Shapes and you’re already a winner! Whether you’re a traditionalist and stick with the Original flavours such as Pizza, Cheese & Bacon and Chicken Crimpy, or you consider yourself slightly more alternative and it’s their limited edition Aussie Legends range for you, you simply cannot go wrong with these party favourites.
On the occasion when you need a slightly more decadent chip, look no further than the Kettle line-up. If you’re off to a fancy soiree and want to impress, take a box of Flat Bread Crackers – either Burnt Fig or Sea Salt. Or, for a classic crowd pleaser, you can’t go past original Kettle Chips. Slow cooked the Kettle way, with only the finest, all-natural ingredients.
Rehydrate with Evian
This silly season is sure to be one of the silliest we have ever had. After being stuck indoors for months of the year, it would be fair to suggest that Christmas parties and gatherings could be a little wild. Even if the party happens to be drinks with colleagues over Zoom, we’re sure there will be one or two alcoholic beverages consumed.
However you decide to celebrate, there is one extremely important thing to remember – hydration is key! According to intel from Global Data PLC, Evian is the number one global brand in premium still water. So, treat yourself to a bottle of the best to get you back to feeling your best.
Entertaining the kids this Christmas
The kids are alright this Christmas, with a huge range of sweet products available to keep them busy (and maybe a little hyped up on sugar…).
Park Avenue Pop Ups and Barbie Milk Chocolate Coins
Park Avenue are specialists in licenced products, bringing our favourite characters to life in sweet, confectionary form. Their Pop Ups range are available in a host of cool characters including Spongebob, Trolls and Frozen. They must be a huge hit with the little ones, as reports state that they are currently flying off shelves.
After their successful launch of Wobblerz last month, the Park Avenue crew have one final new product launch for 2020, with the release of Barbie Dreamtopia Milk Chocolate Coins. With delicious, creamy milk chocolate and range of collectable stickers, we’re sure they will be another hit.
CTC release Flipperz
Keep the kids entertained for hours. Flipperz are both a fun game and include tasty jelly beans. There are 16 Paw Patrol and Princess Sweeties characters to collect.
Kinder Surprise with 99 new toys
The classic surprise egg just got a massive 99 new toys for you to delight your little ones with.
Featuring characters from Dino Dash and Fairy Friends. Available for wholesalers to order during the middle of November, so expect to see them on shelves towards the end of the month.
Consumers Demand Healthier Alternatives
As consumers grow ever more health conscious and mindful in their snacking choices, the rise of better for you companies has been exponential. We are excited to welcome to the MyBrandz family two new Suppliers who are making some serious waves within this space.
Welcome Go Natural
Go Natural have been a notable name in the Better for You segment for quite some time. With a fantastic range of fruit, nut and oat bars, they have recently released some truly ground-breaking products. Yes, now you can eat cookies without the guilt, how good does that sound?!
Check Snapshot for your first look at their Cookie Range with added health benefits. The range includes Macadamia & White Choc Collagen Cookie, Power Choc Salted Almond Protein Cookie and Salted Caramel Gut Goodness Cookie.
Or for something slightly different, their nutrient-dense Snap Bars are available in three different flavours – Collagen 3 Snap Bars in Wild Berry & Yoghurt, Protein Power 3 Snap Bars in Double Choc Crunch and Coffee Energy Snap 3 Bars in Choc Vanilla Latte.
Go Natural are raising the roof for snacking. You can see their entire range here.
Welcome Omni Brands
With a vision to dominate the functional beverage and wholefoods space, Omni Brands have a fantastic range of products, with plenty more in the pipeline, too.
Their brand, Tonik, is a functional beverage brand that exists to help people get more out of life. With three different ranges in the Tonik brand including Tonik Pro, a delicious and convenient high protein shake available in 6 flavours. Tonik Plant is Australia’s first plant-based ready to drink protein shake. Finally, Tonik Infused is a functional beverage range perfect for the Millennial looking for the insta-worthy drink.
If you prefer to chew, not sip your snacks, Super Cubes Wholefoods Bars are the way to go. Made from all natural ingredients, in 10 different flavours and with a 5 Star Health Rating.
You can see their entire range here.
For all of the above, plus lots more, get stuck into the final Snapshot for 2020.