(Nov. 6) In an exclusive marketing agreement, two Houston-based companies, Country Fresh Products Inc. and Labrada Nutrition have joined forces to introduce a line of snack packs that combine fruits, vegetables and cheeses with high-protein granola bars.

Sold under both company’s labels, the snacks will come in four varieties, including apples, grapes, celery, carrots and sharp cheddar cheese cubes, along with one of two flavored Labrada granola bars.

The products are now available in over 200 retail outlets in the Northeast, primarily in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and will be offered in selected retail outlets in the Southwest by mid-November, said Miz Nakajima, spokeswoman for Country Fresh.

With a suggested retail price of $2.99, each bar contains 20 grams of protein.

The products:

  • apples, grapes and caramel dip with a peanut butter and chocolate granola bar;

  • apples, grapes and cheese with peanut butter and chocolate granola bar;

  • celery, carrots and a light ranch dip with an almond and yogurt granola bar; and

  • celery, carrots and cheese with an almond and yogurt bar.