Dr Pepper Snapple
Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS - Get Report), one of the world's largest beverage companies, produces and markets a wide variety of carbonated and non-carbonated beverages worldwide. The company's brands include Dr Pepper, Snapple, Nantucket Nectar, A&W Root Bear, Schweppes and Yoo-Hoo. The company is growing at a faster rate than PepsiCo (PEP) and pays a dividend yield in excess of both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola (KO).
Hershey (HSY) is world-known for its brand of chocolates and candies, including Hershey Kisses, Resse's Peanut Butter Cups, Twizzler and York Peppermint Patties. The company is becoming increasing savvy by introducing gluten-free products, which is a growing market.For a staid food company, with an above-average dividend, Hershey has a surprisingly low double-digits earnings growth rate. Hershey is also a member of the 7 Dividend Stocks Promising Growth and Protection porfolio.