As another year comes to a close, we, the editors of Prepared Foods, like to survey the new food and beverage product landscape to gain a sense of how many important product launches came into being.

Traditionally, the food and beverage industry generates something in the neighborhood of 20,000 new products annually. To be certain, we haven’t taken a hard look at every introduction. However, below is a sample of the range of innovative new food and beverage products that entered the marketplace in 2015.

Here, we focus on the BREAKFAST, CEREALS & BARS category.

15. New belVita Bites
Product is available in two varieties, Chocolate and Mixed Berry

14. Mediterra Introduces Savory Nutrition Bars
New Kale/Pumpkin Seed and Bell Pepper/Green Olive bars are all-natural, low in sugar and gluten-free

13. Chuao Chocolatier Launches Breakfast-Inspired Bars
Cinnamon Cereal Smooch and Strawberry Waffle Wild make up new varieties

12. Special K Chewy Snack Bars, Brownies
New products extend Special K brand in healthier, reduced-calorie segment

11. Bar Aids Digestion
GoMacro’s new Thrive bars target digestive, cognitive and cardiovascular health

10. KIND Adds New Flavors to Healthy Grains Bars
KIND’s new offerings feature innovative takes on classic popcorn, coffeehouse and PB&J flavors

9. Nature’s Bakery Launches Fig Bar Line
The bars are made with ancient grains using a Smart Flour™ blend of teff, sorghum, amaranth, and tapioca flours

8. Protein Bar for Blood Sugar
Extend Nutrition’s new sugar-free, gluten-free protein bars are clinically proven to help control blood sugar for six to nine hours

7. Rickland Orchards Launches CLVR Bars
New varieties include Blueberry Cranberry Chia, Strawberry Banana Quinoa and Pomegranate Mulberry Amaranth

6. Quaker Steel Cut Oatmeal
New Quick 3-Minute products offer texture of traditional steel cut oats

5. Gluten-Free Protein
New MET-Rx Prime protein bars are gluten free with added omega-3s and fiber

4. Real Good Bars from Food Should Taste Good
New bars offer chef-inspired flavors with high-quality ingredients including nuts, spices and fair trade cocoa

3. Honey Bunches of Oats Breakfast Biscuits
New on-the-go breakfast option makes mornings easier

2. Fiber One Cheesecake Bars
New bars contain five grams of fiber and 150 calories per individually wrapped package

1. Hershey Introduces Brookside Fruit & Nut Bars
Brookside expands portfolio with new product featuring wholesome ingredients, real fruit pieces and dark chocolate