Dairy product launches for February

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

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February sees an interesting range of new products on the shelves, from cheese to yogurt to frozen desserts. Pic: ©iStock/klenger/vikif
February sees an interesting range of new products on the shelves, from cheese to yogurt to frozen desserts. Pic: ©iStock/klenger/vikif

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There is an array of unusual flavors hitting the dairy shelves in February, from raspberry fig yogurt to chocolate orange blossom chewy ice cream.

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Kerry Foods launches GoGo’s

Kerry Foods is introducing a snacking range to the UK, GoGo’s.


Initially, the new line-up includes three variants, with further flavor and ingredient combinations rolling out throughout 2017.

The three products launched are:

• Full of Beans – Roasted edamame beans & chilli and lime peas, reduced fat cheese bites and dark chocolate covered coffee beans and pretzel sticks

• Oat–Tastic – Spicy roasted corn & roasted edamame beans, reduced fat cheese bites and fruity and seeded flapjacks

• Protein Power – Soy broad beans & roasted edamame beans, reduced fat cheese bites and Chorizo bites

Rolling out from February, GoGo’s Full of Beans and Oat-Tastic are available in 55g packs for an RSP of £1.50 ($1.87) and Protein Power is available in a 70g pack (RSP: £2/$2.49).

Organic puddings with cream

UK company Rod & Ben’s have expanded their organic horizons into organic puddings.

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The three variants are Lemon Posset, Lemon Posset with Berry Top; and Chocolate Pot.

All three flavors use West Country double cream.

RSP is between £3.49 and £3.99 ($4.32-4.93).

The products are available through Abel & Cole before becoming available in Ocado, Planet Organic and throughout the independent (farm shops, delis, and coffee shop emporiums and foodservice) and retail sectors.

Waitrose vegetable yogurts


UK retailer Waitrose has introduced four vegetable yogurt flavors to its range.

The variants are: Kiwi, Avocado and Matcha Tea Yogurt; Apple, Carrot, Beetroot and Ginger Yogurt; Pineapple, Butternut Squash and Turmeric; and Carrot, Mango and Guarana.

Waitrose Vegetable Yogurts are available in the majority of Waitrose branches at 69p for 125g.

‘American-raised, French-inspired’ dips by Alouette


Specialty cheese company Alouette has launched three new cheese dips, which feature the brand’s soft cheese made from rBST-free, Grade A milk, along with vegetables and herbs.

The three flavors are onion medley, cucumber ranch, and Mediterranean vegetable.

Each flavor is available for an SRP of $5.49 at grocery store nationwide including Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Safeway, Albertsons, HEB, Jewel-Osco, HyVee, and others.

Skinny Cow debuts simplified recipes


Skinny Cow is introducing all-new recipes and updated packaging for its frozen dessert products along with new additions to its product portfolio including Skinny Cow Frozen Yogurt Bars in salted-kissed caramel and chocolate fudgetastic swirl flavors.

The new recipes use milk from cows not treated with rBST and the removal of “unfamiliar ingredients.”

Tillamook launches whole-milk Greek yogurt

The 108-year-old farmer-owned dairy cooperative has unveiled its Farmstyle whole milk Greek yogurt, and has also revamped its Good & Creamy (previously Tillamook low-fat yogurt) line in response to consumer requests for yogurt options with lower sugar content.


The Farmstyle whole milk Greek yogurt contains 4% milk fat and come in six new flavors: northwest blackberry, strawberry blackcurrant, Mexican vanilla, raspberry fig, clover honey, and Meyer lemon pear.

Each flavor is available for an SRP of $1.39 for each 5.3-ounce single-serve container at most major retailers across throughout the western US.

National launch of Snoqualmie Organic ice cream


Snohomish, Washington-based Snoqualmie Ice Cream has launched a line of organic craft ice cream. All the ingredients are sourced from the Pacific Northwest and are USDA-Organic certified.

The ice cream is a French-style, frozen custard (ice cream). It is vat-pasteurized, slow cooked, and crafted in small batches with extra cream and very little air.

There are seven organic flavors in the line: vanilla, chocolate, mint chip, mixed berry, cookies n’ cream, lavender, and salty caramel.

Ben & Jerry’s unveils non-dairy products


Ben & Jerry’s has tapped into the non-dairy frozen dessert market with three new Vegan-Certified products: chocolate fudge brownie, P.B. cookies, and coffee caramel fudge.

The products are served in pints and will be first available in Canadian stores for an MSRP of C$7.99.

‘Chewy’ ice cream by Lezzetli Mediterranean

Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream, maker of chewy ice cream, is now available in select grocery outlets in New York, with plans for expansion within the tri-state area, and throughout the Northeast.


Inspired by the range of thick and chewy ice creams found across Turkey and Levant, Lezzetli aims to introduce the experience of this unfamiliar food tradition to the American palette. 

Combining ingredients found in Turkey, Greece, and the Levant, with more familiar tastes, Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream is available in four flavors: Chios vanilla made with herbal mastiha (a tree sap found in Chios, Greece), chocolate orange blossom, spiced date, and tart cherry.

‘Cheeze to Squeeze’ released to Middle East and North Africa markets

Arab French Company for Dairy and Cheese Products (AFDPL) introduced its new ‘Cheeze to Squeeze’ product under its Milkana brand to the Middle East and North Africa markets at Gulfood 2017.


The new Milkana ‘Cheeze to Squeeze’ single-serve format is also a cheese product intended for convenience stores, hotels, and restaurants sector.

“Our core cheese brand, Milkana, is popular throughout the region and the new convenient, single serve portion Cheeze to Squeeze product, opens up a wide range of new consumer and trade opportunities for our distributors,”​ Ahmed Refaat, marketing director at AFDPL, said.

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Posted by Amanda Maurer,

The majority of these new dairy products are following the trends of being healthier, natural, and organic. All food manufacturers need to also follow this trend because the consumer market is only going to keep heading in this direction. At HART Design & Manufacturing (HartDesign.com), we make and distribute dairy processing equipment and we are seeing a heavy shift with our customers demanding equipment and tools that are specifically for natural dairy products.

Thanks for the insightful post.

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