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Breakfast on the go
In New Zealand, Lewis Road Creamery Breakfast Drinks have been launched in chocolate and vanilla flavors.
The products are a nutritionally complete, on-the-go option with no need to be chilled before opening.
The UHT dairy drinks, in a resealable bottle, are a good source of protein, dietary fiber, contain 11 vitamins and minerals and low GI cane sugar for slow release energy.
They will be available in the breakfast drinks aisle of all major supermarkets nationwide for an RRP of NZ$2.99 (US$2.19) for a single serve 250ml bottle.
New UK cheeses for US market
UK company Somerdale International is launching a range of cheese for the US market.
The new products include: Westminster ‘Royal Addition’ Cheddar, to celebrate the forthcoming birth of a new Royal baby for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine.
Traditionally made by the Heler family in the Northwest of England this specially selected 12-month aged Cheddar is certified Non-GMO and has hints of burnt caramel and a sweet nuttiness.
The new ‘Royal Addition’ Westminster Cheddar will be available from early April in two formats: a 7oz (200g) retail pre-pack and a 4.4lb waxed truckle.
Also introduced is Claddagh Bó, an aged Irish Cheddar for St Patrick’s Day.
The cheese is a handcrafted Irish aged Cheddar made by the Cahill family on their farm in County Limerick using milk from grass fed cows.
Claddagh Bó’s Irish provenance is complemented by its hand-waxed packaging in the colors of the Irish flag, making it an ideal centrepiece for a St Patrick’s Day cheeseboard this March.
Responding to the growth in consumer demand for the convenience of snack size cheese portions, Somerdale is also launching a new range of Westminster Cheddar mini Snack Packs.
Verka enters New Delhi market
Verka is the flagship brand of the Punjab State Cooperative Federation of Milk Producers Unions Ltd. (MILKFED) in north India.
After serving the Punjab and neighboring states, the brand is set to enter the New Delhi market.
Milkfed chairman, Sh. D.P. Reddy, said, “In New Delhi, Verka will compete with other market players and targets selling 100,000 liters of milk by the year-end.”
Verka has a wide range of products including different variants of pasteurized packed milk, ghee, table butter, skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, cheese, sweetened flavored milk, ice cream, fresh products like lassi, paneer, dahi, kheer, and indigenous sweets.
Its products are available in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. The products will be available at Punjabi Bagh, Rohini, Adarsh Nagar, Narela, Karol Bagh, Rajendra Nagar and Patel Nagar markets of New Delhi.
Skyr for Scotland
In Scotland, Graham’s the Family Dairy is launching a range of skyr products.
The high protein, fat-free Icelandic-style yogurt is made from skimmed milk and is available in Sainsbury’s and Aldi stores across Scotland.
The yogurts, which are fat-free and have 30% less sugar than other flavored yogurts, are available in five variants: Natural, Lemon, Strawberry, Victoria Plum, and Passion Fruit, Mango and Papaya.
Ben & Jerry’s UK launch vegan dessert products for Veganuary
In the UK, Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy flavor range has three new additions for the Veganuary promotion: Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Chunky Monkey and Peanut Butter & Cookies.
The range is also Fairtrade-certified – an industry first for non-dairy ice creams in the UK.
The packaging is clearly labelled with non-dairy and Fairtrade messaging, and the range has an RRP of £5.99 ($6.81).
Laura Chenel’s introduces Black Truffle Cabecou
In California, Laura Chenel’s new Black Truffle Cabecou is a dense, soft goat cheese disk steeped in Truffle Oil and Black Truffles, making it the brand’s third marintated chèvre product following its Original Marinated Cabecou with Herbs, and Marinated Spicy Cabecou.
Cut from Laura Chenel’s Original fresh goat cheese logs, the Cabecou cheese rounds are dried on racks for five days before being hand-packed in leak-proof, recyclable plastic jars that resemble mini buckets.
Depending on the variety of Cabecou, one of an array of olive-oil based marinades fills the jars together with other ingredients.
The new Black Truffle Cabecou is comprised of French truffle-infused olive oil and French black truffles, which grow from late autumn to early spring beneath the soil and among the roots of specific trees, mainly oak and hazelnut.
The other flavors in the range are
Spicy Cabecou, immersed in a California jalapeño-infused olive oil and crushed chilies; and the Original Marinated Cabecou with Herbs.
Magnum adds to its UK Tubs range
This month, Magnum, a UK ice cream brand from Unilever, added a new flavor to its tub offering with Chocolate & Hazelnut Praliné.
Each tub contains chocolate and hazelnut ice cream, mixed with cracking chocolate shards and caramelized hazelnut pieces encased in a chocolate and hazelnut shell, topped with a layer of chocolate.
Magnum Tubs have an RRP of £3.85 ($5.41) for 440ml.
Baskin Robbins reintroduces flavor and offer healthy alternatives
In the US, Baskin Robbins has brought back its “Bobsled Brownie”, a combination of butter caramel-flavored and milk chocolate mousse-flavored ice cream with blonde brownie pieces.
Baskin-Robbins also recently came out with its better-for-you options, BRight Choices flavors.
These varieties include fat-free, dairy-free and no sugar added options in flavors such as no sugar added peanut buttery bar blast, Miami Vice sorbet, and Maui brownie madness frozen yogurt, all of which will be available nationwide this year.
SKIPPY & Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt launch limited-edition flavor
SKIPPY peanut butter partnered with Menchie's Frozen Yogurt in January to create a limited-edition flavor available at its US stores: Menchie’s peanut butter brownie combining SKIPPY peanut butter with chocolate brownie frozen yogurt.
Continuing its commitment to provide flavors that are 'better for you,' Menchie's peanut butter brownie flavor is made with SKIPPY peanut butter, cocoa powder, and does not containy artificial flavors, artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup, or partially hydrogenated oils.
siggi’s debuts no-added sugar flavors
US yogurt brand siggi’s debuted its whole milk, no-added sugar yogurt line in retailers this month available in two flavors: banana & cinnamon and peach & mango for an SRP of $1.69.
Both flavors contain 10g of protein and only 5g of natural sugar per serving and are made without artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors.
"We have always been at the forefront of reducing sugar in yogurt, and we are constantly pushing ourselves to use even less sugar while still making delicious yogurt with no strange additives," Siggi Hilmarsson, founder of siggi's, said.
Kemp’s releases purple Minnesota Vikings milk and ice cream
In spite of not quite making it to the Superbowl, Kemps released a limited-edition “Purple Power” vanilla-flavored milk and ice cream in support of the Minnesota Vikings football team as it made its way through the playoffs.
The purple hued products are available throughout the state of Minnesota in retailers including Super One, Cub Foods, and Target.
noosa launches 2018 flavors
noosa yoghurt has added five new flavors to its “mates” lineup for the new year available in nationwide in major US retailers for an SRP of $2.49 per 5.5-ounce cup.
The new flavors include: caramel delight, caramel chocolate pecan, coffee chocolate almond, chocolate with a buzz (cold brew coffee yogurt blended with mix-in Guittard dark chocolate chips and coffee crunchies, and sliced almonds), blueberry walnut granola (blueberry yogurt with Purely Elizabeth ancient grain granola, currants, and walnuts),
ALOVE releases three new flavors of Japanese-style yogurt
Morinaga Nutritional Foods debuted three new flavors of its aloe vera-based Japanese-style yogurt, ALOVE, at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.
After launching in the US market last summer, Japan-based Morinaga is adding peach, kiwi, and vanilla flavors to the ALOVE US product line.
Current ALOVE aloe vera yogurt flavors include Original Aloe Vera, Strawberry and Blueberry.
The company said it uses a proprietary process to remove pieces of aloe vera gel from the plant’s leaves where it is then mixed with its Japanese-style yogurt.
ALOVE is made with Grade A milk sourced from California and is also a good source of calcium and protein. It is also verified non-GMO, has no artificial flavors, no high-fructose corn syrup and is certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).
“Yogurt fans have eagerly expressed enthusiasm for international styles of yogurt, such as Greek and Icelandic, over the past few years. We strongly believe that aloe vera yogurt is poised to be the next category craze,” Hiroyuki Imanishi, president and CEO of Morinaga Nutritional Foods, said.
Darigold introduces salted caramel milk
Darigold has added salted caramel milk made with whole milk as part to its Old Fashioned Milk product line.
“This Salted Caramel Milk has us ready to throw those New Year’s resolutions out the door.
"We are excited to expand our Old Fashioned Milk product line and improve flavored milk offerings. Our Salted Caramel Milk is a sweet treat that is also an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D,” Sam Cohen, senior director of marketing at Darigold, said.
Darigold’s salted caramel milk is available in a resealable pint-size bottle, with an SRP of $1.79, and can be found in the refrigerated section at grocery stores in the US Pacific Northwest.
Ben & Jerry’s unveils new flavors for 2018
This month, Ben & Jerry’s unveiled a multiple flavors across its different product lines in the US.
Its newest ice cream novelty, Pint Slices, are now available in more flavors including Cherry Garcia, Tonight Dough, and Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz.
The company’s Truffle Pints line will now include Chocolate Shake It (chocolate malt milkshake ice cream with chocolate cookie-covered fudge truffles and marshmallow swirls), Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake (Caramel chocolate ice cream with graham cracker-covered cheesecake truffles and chocolate cookie swirls), and Chillin’ the Roast (cold brew coffee ice cream with chocolate cookie-covered coffee liqueur truffles and fudge swirls).
Ben & Jerry’s has also added more options to its non-dairy line, such as Peanut Butter Half Baked and Cinnamon Buns flavors.
Yoplait Go-GURT launches Sour Patch Kids flavor
This month, grab-and-go yogurt brand Go-Gurt introduced a Sour Patch Kids flavors (Redberry and Blue Raspberry flavors) marking the first time Go-GURT has launched a cobranded product.
“This new Go-GURT brings a fun, on-trend flavor profile to the yogurt case. As both adults and children indicate a growing interest in sour flavors, this launch offers a fun twist to the traditionally sweet flavors consumers have come to expect from yogurt,” the company said.
Yoplait’s Oui expands product line
Oui by Yoplait French style yogurt will be expanding its line to include four new flavors: raspberry, key lime, mango, and blackberry available throughout the US in 5-ounce single-serve glass pots and multipacks for an SRP of $1.49.
Each container ranges from 130 to 170 calories and is made with whole milk and fruit at the bottom.