What’s new in dairy? New products: September

By Jim Cornall and Mary Ellen Shoup

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What’s new in dairy? New products: September

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It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

We welcome submissions for this section, and are always on the lookout for new products around the world.

If you do have a new product to mention to our global audience, or you see something we should include, please email us​!

Seven vegan cheeses launched

Sainsbury’s has launched a range of milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese in the ‘Deliciously Freefrom range.’

The seven variants are:

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Cheddar-Style (block) 200g

Cheddar-Style (grated) 200g

Wensleydale-Style with Cranberry 200g

Greek-Style (coconut-based alternative to Feta) 200g

Cheddar-Style with Caramelised Onion 200g

Original Cheese (Soft Cheese-Style) 170g

Original Cheese (Soft Cheese-Style) Garlic & Herb 170g

All retail for £2.25 ($2.92).

Sainsbury’s said that research recently conducted by One Poll found that the most longed-for dishes for shoppers with allergies or intolerances are: pizza (82%), cheese board (77%), cheesecake (75%) and lasagne (73%). The cheese-alternatives, alongside other new Freefrom products, have been launched to help customers with food allergies and intolerances recreate their favorite meals.

Strawberry products in NZ       

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Lewis Road Creamery in New Zealand has launched a limited flavored milk for summer – Lewis Road Creamery Fresh Strawberry Milk. 

It is made in collaboration with OOB (Omaha Organic Berries).

The dairy also launched Lewis Road Creamery Strawberry Ice Cream, which is a permanent addition to Lewis Road’s ice cream line-up.  

Organic yogurt

Organic Valley has introduced 6-ounce Grassmilk Yogurt Cups in four varieties in the US: Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Plain and Vanilla.

The yogurts feature cream-on-top, whole milk yogurt from 100% grass-fed, non-homogenized organic Grassmilk milk, along with organic strawberries, organic wild blueberries, organic fair trade vanilla and live probiotic cultures.

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There are no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Organic Valley Grassmilk Yogurt cups will be available in natural food stores, food cooperatives and major grocery chains nationwide with a SRP of $1.69.

Almond, banana and cacao

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Coldpress has launched a cold-pressed almond milk drink with banana and sun-treated cacao.

The drink, which launches in Waitrose stores in the UK in October, has 49 calories per 150ml, and the 500ml bottles will retail for approximately £2.99 rsp ($3.88).

Kefir, yogurt and cheese

Maple Hill Creamery launched new products at Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore this month.

Products include Maple Whole Milk Kefir, which is sweetened and flavored using only organic maple syrup and a touch of organic vanilla extract. The product will also be available in Plain, Vanilla and Strawberry.

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Strawberry Banana and Apple Cinnamon Cream on Top Yogurt is also being launched into the range that includes Plain, Vanilla, Maple, Orange Crème, Wild Blueberry and Lemon.

Three variants of the company’s 12-ounce Whole Milk Drinkable Yogurt are also being introduced, in Coffee, Strawberry, and Mango Peach.

Also launched was Fiore Di Latte Whole Milk Fresh Mozzarella.

All the new products will be available throughout the US, beginning in November, 2016.

Coffee & Milk

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Family-owned US dairy company Shamrock Farms has introduced its line of Cold Brew Coffee & Milk, set for national distribution in early 2017.

The line is Shamrock Farms’ first foray into the rapidly growing RTD coffee category and the cold brew dairy drink will be available in three flavors (original, vanilla, and mocha) for a suggested retail price of $3.49 per bottle.

Organic half & half

Iowa-based Kalona SuperNatural launched two new flavors of certified-Organic half & half: French vanilla and English toffee.

The company worked with small, sustainable family farms to obtain the cream used for its line of half & half.

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Each 16-ounce bottle contains 50 calories per two-tablespoon serving. Kalona SuperNatural’s half & half flavors can be found in Whole Foods Market grocery stores in the Midwest, Rockies, Southwest regions, and California.

Mariano’s, Hy-Vee, and Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets also carry the line.

Sugar-free Yazoo

FrieslandCampina has launched a new series of its Yazoo milk drinks in the UK with no added sugar.

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Available in toffee, strawberry and banana flavors, the company says it is using the sugars found naturally in the milk for sweetening.

The amount of sugar in the new flavors is 4.6g per 100ml, compared with the 9.4-9.6g per 100ml found in its regular variants.

Pumpkin Pie for fall in the US 

Land O’Lakes added a limited batch pumpkin pie spice-flavored butter to its range.

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The butter is made with brown sugar and pumpkin pie spices and packaged in 6.5-ounce tub. One tablespoon serving contains 70 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and four grams of sugar.

It’s sold for a suggested retail price of $2.49. The butter is available in select retailers nationwide including Albertsons, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Safeway, and Kroger, for a limited time through November.

Alpro ice cream

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In the UK, plant-based beverage manufacturer Alpro has launched three plant-based ice cream products, in vanilla, coconut and hazelnut chocolate.

The tubs contain 13.5g, 12.6g and 14.6g of sugar per 100g respectively.

The company has also launched Alpro Cashew Original Fresh drink.

3-in-1 Scoffies

Kerry Foods is expanding its UK children’s snack, Cheestrings, with the launch of Cheestrings Scoffies.

The new line-up includes three ‘mixable’ varieties, offering kids the opportunity to ‘swap them’, ‘switch them’ and ‘save them’ as each pack has a resealable tab.

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The variants are:

•             Mini Pretzels, Real Cheese Chunks, Apricot, Cherry Cubes & Yogurt Raisins

•             Crunchy Crackers, Real Cheese Chunks, Cherry Strings, Biscuits & Chocolate Raisins

•             Crunchy Crackers, Real Cheese Chunks, Fruity Mix & White Chocolate Shortcake Pieces

The 3-in-1 products, which feature no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, are aimed at children aged seven to 11.

Scoffies are available in a 60g pack with an RRP of £1.35 ($1.75).

Camo ice cream

Adding to Blue Bell Creamery’s line-up of 25 ice cream flavors in the US, the company introduced a Camo ‘n Cream ice cream flavor this month.

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The flavor combines pistachio almond, milk chocolate, and cream cheese ice cream swirled together to create a camouflage pattern.

Camo ‘n Cream is available in limited quantities intended to last for three months.

The new flavor can be purchased in half gallon and pint sizes, packaged in a carton with a camouflage design. 

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3 comments

Health and Sustainability at a lowest cost.

Posted by Peter Bourke,

Taking much larger volumes of milk to the global masses requires more improvement being made to secondary packaging options .....in order to ensure the safest 'on shelf' outcomes possible. This is where patented 'Lactote' comes in to play. Its time to stop using dirty crates and trolleys to transport all milk products.

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Why are you covering non-dairy alternatives in this article?

Posted by Terri Rexroat,

Here's my opinion. Including vegan cheese (as the lead-off product!) and non-dairy protein beverages in an article titled "What's New in Dairy" just adds more confusion for end-users and more challenges for those of that work in the dairy industry. It's one thing to show the advantages of dairy by including comparisons to dairy alternatives but for DairyReporter.com to write about dairy alternatives in a promotional and positive manner is not appropriate nor is it supporting the dairy industry.

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Boring yogurt choices

Posted by Dr. Philip Domenico,

If you want to know what’s really new in the dairy aisle, check out Trimona yogurt’s 4 new natural organic flavors: 1) Honey Ginger Cinnamon, 2) Blueberry Lavender, 3) Mango Passionfruit, and 4) Raspberry Coconut. Now there’s innovation!

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