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Kellogg's already knew that women who are keen to watch their weight and shape seek a range of solutions throughout the day - not just at breakfast. With the help of both users and non-users of existing Special K products, market researchers undertook further quantitative tests of product ideas across a range of food categories.
The research identified that cereal bars offered the strongest opportunity to develop Special K as a healthy snack. The brief was then developed and the Special K bar was launched in July 2001, with significant television coverage. Consumers were also able to sample the bar through specific promotional activity. The Peach & Apricot variant was added to the portfolio in February 2003.