Ice cream brand Weis teams with Bounce Foods for healthy new snack option

Unilever Australia’s brand extension agency, Asembl, has lined up the first ever licensed brand extension partnership for much-loved brand Weis – taking the fruity flavoured ice-cream icon out of the freezer for the first time in 65 years and into the muesli bar aisle with Bounce Foods.

Weis’ exciting and delicious partnership with one of Australia’s leading healthy snacking brands rings in a new approach to snacking, with four fruit and cream flavour-filled tasty nut butter balls launching from today in Woolworths stores across Australia.

With flavours including Mango Cream, Raspberry Coconut Cream, Fruito Cream and Passionfruit Cream, this first-time partnership between the two brands is sure to be the taste on everyone’s lips all year long.

Filled with the iconic Weis fruit and cream combination Australians love, the innovative and smooth Bounce snacking balls are Australian made from 100% natural ingredients, real fruit, and nut butters. Each ball contains 10g or less natural sugar (from real fruit), zero refined sugar, are gluten free and contain 123 calories or less.

“This is a momentous day for the Weis brand, getting out of the aisle for the first time with no better match than Bounce,” says Unilever Australia Marketing Manager, Annie Lucchitti. “This is an exciting opportunity for both brands to extend the iconic Weis flavours outside of the freezer and into the exciting muesli bar aisle with four fruity and very tasty snacking balls. Both brands are synonymous with flavourful healthy snacking, so we are certain both Weis and Bounce fans are going to love this innovative and unique snack offering.”

Stephen Hamilton, Bounce Australia’s CEO, says: “Unique to the category, and first to market, our collaboration with Weis merges two category champion brands into a new product for the Woolworths muesli bar category and the impulse food category. At Bounce, we are always pushing the boundaries when it comes to healthy snacking, offering our consumers a fresh and modern approach to ‘better for you’ nutritional snacking.”

The new Bounce x Weis range is now available in the muesli bar aisle at Woolworths for $6 for a 4-pack, or in bulk at bouncefoods.com.au

About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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