Fresh Express, Orlando, Fla., launched Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks.

Chiquita Bites are savory snack packs featuring fresh fruit, cheese and nuts. They contain at least 7 grams of protein, and come in single-serve trays. Varieties include apple wedges, cheddar cheese and red grapes; apple wedges, Monterey Jack, cranberries and cashews; apple wedges, Monterey Jack, cranberries and raisins; apple wedges, cheddar cheese and multi grain crackers; and Apple wedges, cheddar cheese and pretzels.

Chiquita Sticks are peeled and uniquely cut in the shape of a thick French fry, and the sweet red apples were designed with dippers in mind.

“Consumers today look for snacks that will tide them over between meals more than ever. They want snacks that provide them with the protein and essential nutrients they need to get through the day,” says Michael Golderman, marketing brand leader. “By tapping into the success of Chiquita’s fresh apple business and pairing it with Fresh Express’ packaged kit expertise, we are able to provide a natural solution to meet this consumer need, creating nourishing, convenient and tasty snacks that our customers can enjoy.”

Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks are available in retailers nationwide.