Protein by the Pouch

Stanmar International, San Diego, extended its Simply Delish line with two new Keto-certified protein powders in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors. Each 0.5oz pouch contributes 10g of plant-based protein (pea, fava bean) 0g added sugar and just five calories. The all-natural powders also are ketogenic certified, gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free, Kosher, and also halal certified. They’re sweetened with stevia

The Simply Delish line also includes Keto instant puddings and sugar-free, plant-based jel desserts.

Protein Meets Pumpkin 

Chike Nutrition LLC, Abilene, Tex., extended its Chike Protein Iced coffee powder line with a Pumpkin Spice flavor. Each serving of Chike Pumpkin Spice Protein Iced Coffee contains 20g of non-GMO protein, two shots of real espresso coffee (150mg of caffeine), 1g of sugar and 110 calories. Officials note Chike Pumpkin Spice Protein Iced Coffee powder can mixed with water and consumed or added to other recipes.

The limited-edition, seasonal flavor is available online at, as well as at participating grocery chains such as H-E-B/Central Market, Wegmans, Hy-Vee, United Supermarket/Market Street, and Winn-Dixie. Other Chike Protein Iced Coffee varieties include Mocha, Vanilla, and Caramel

Crispy, Chewy

Having debuted with granola bars, Junkless Foods Inc., Portage, Mich., extended its namesake line with two new varieties of Junkless Plant Power Crispy Chewy Protein Bars. The bars have 8g of plant-based protein and are available in two flavors: Double Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Delight, with seven bars per box.

They contain only 6g of sugars (and no sugar alcohols) in each 31g bar, as well as 4g of fiber, and no high fructose corn syrup. Both flavors are non-GMO and do not contain any artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors. Officials says the bars contain a balanced blend of energy nutrients from plant-based protein, grains, and fats. The bars are available in approximately 1100 Walmart stores nationwide.

Savory Soup Flavors

Ancient Brands LLC, Franklin, Tenn., extended its Bone Broth Protein line with three savory, soup-inspired flavors: Bone Broth Protein Chicken Soup, Butternut Squash and Tomato Basil. Ancient Nutrition's patented Bone Broth Protein is a powdered, concentrated form of bone broth. It offers 15g of protein, collagen types I, II and III, chondroitin, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and amino acids.

The new 11.4oz varieties will retail for $49.95 and are made with non-GMO, pasture-raised, grass-fed and cruelty-free beef and US-raised chicken sources. Officials note the Chicken Soup flavor will also come in seven, single serving packets for easy, on-the-go use.

"For centuries, humans all around the world consumed homemade bone broth, the result of a days-long simmering process used to unlock powerful nutrients. Today, most people don't get any bone broth in their diets - and our guts and joints are feeling it," said Ancient Nutrition Founder Dr. Josh Axe. "That's why I'm so excited to announce three new ways to get incredible bone broth benefits for your healthy metabolism, gut, joints and more.

Ready to Drink

Optimum Nutrition, Downers Grove, Ill., said its Gold Standard Protein Shake now comes in an 11oz ready-to-drink option. It comes in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors with 24g of protein per serving. Both flavors come in four-count packs for $8.48 and 12-count packs for $24.99, with select sizes and flavors available in-store at Walmart locations nationwide and online at, Amazon, as well as by visiting the company’s website.

The shake is fortified with a blend of 24 essential vitamins and minerals to help the body recover and refuel including: vitamins A, C, D, E and zinc to help support a healthy immune system; calcium to help support healthy teeth and bones; B vitamins help convert food to cellular energy; and vitamins A, C and E for antioxidant support. Gold Standard Protein Shakes contain just 1g of sugar and total convenience at 130 calories per serving (vanilla) and 140 calories per serving (chocolate).