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Anchor Protein+ launches
Anchor Protein+ flavored milk has hit New Zealand shelves, the first time Kiwis have been able to buy a product of its kind in local stores.
The new beverage features 20g of protein per serve and unlike most flavored milk drinks, contains no added sugar.
Darren Moffat, Fonterra’s general manager of ready-to-drink beverages, says Fonterra’s technologists spent two years developing the product.
“Anchor Protein+ flavored milk is the perfect choice for people wanting a high protein, better-for-you beverage,” Moffat said.
“People are increasingly seeking out nutritious on-the-go snack options, and there’s a growing awareness of the importance of protein. As a result, demand for snacking options with good levels of protein has skyrocketed over recent years.”
This is the third in a string of beverages released by Fonterra recently with a focus on sugar reduction, as the new Primo and Mammoth flavored milks both contain 40% less added sugar.
Anchor Protein+ flavored milk comes in three variants: vanilla, chocolate and mixed berry, all of which are made with real milk and no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
siggi’s Simple Sides
According to Icelandic-inspired yogurt brand siggi’s, 94% of Americans snack daily. It used this statistic as motivation for its new siggi’s Simple Sides, a line of whole-milk yogurts that include no added sugar and crunchy mix-in toppings.
Siggi Hilmarsson, founder of siggi's, said "Our mission has always been to provide yogurts that are lower in sugar, have a simple ingredient list and taste great. This new launch follows the same philosophy.”
The flavors being launched are vanilla yogurt with dried coconut and cacao nibs, honey yogurt with dried figs and walnuts, vanilla yogurt with almonds and dried cherries and plain yogurt with muesli and currants. Each 5.3 oz serving contains 15g of protein and 11g of sugar.
Chobani is capitalizing on the health-conscious movement with its latest yogurt product in the US.
Chobani Savor is a squeezable, resealable pouch of Greek yogurt designed as a condiment or alternative to sour cream.
Greek yogurt as a condiment alternative has gained popularity in the health community recently. It’s used to top baked potatoes, tacos and soups, and added to sauces, dressings, and marinades.
The 14 oz. pouch has 50% fewer calories, 75% less fat and twice the protein of an equivalent amount of sour cream.
Stonyfield Organic Snack Packs
US-based Stonyfield Organic is a leading producer of organic snacks. This month it introduced Snack Packs, on-the-go healthy snacks launching in time for the back-to-school season. Stonyfield reports 46% of parents of millennials consider nutrition to be a leading factor when deciding which snacks to purchase for their children.
Natalie Levine, Stonyfield Brand Director, said “The dippable format makes eating on the go a little tastier and more importantly for busy parents and kids, a lot more convenient – whether it's in a lunchbox, on the sports field, or as an after school snack.”
Each Snack Pack includes an organic flavor of yogurt with a dipper. Stonyfield has launched strawberry lowfat yogurt and graham crackers, chocolate flavored lowfat yogurt and graham crackers and chocolate flavored lowfat yogurt and pretzels.
Snack Packs are currently available at Kroger, Hannaford, Market Basket & Wakefern supermarkets.
Arctic Zero Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts
Low-calorie ice cream company Arctic Zero has launched a collection of non-dairy ‘ice cream’ to round out its lineup of healthy, better-for-you indulgent products in the US.
The original Arctic Zero Light Ice Cream is lactose-free and whey protein-based, and the nine new Non-Dairy flavors are completely plant-based with an updated formula.
Amit Pandhi, CEO of Arctic Zero, said, “Our new plant-based Arctic Zero Non-Dairy contains the cleanest, premium ingredients we could source including faba bean protein. We're confident our long-time fans also are going to love the change. Arctic Zero Non-Dairy pints have a much stronger, richer flavor that really wows and a creamier texture than ever."
The ice cream clocks in at 160-320 calories per pint and is sweetened with organic cane sugar and monk fruit. The new line will gradually roll out to US supermarkets through the fall.
Danone Light & Free
In France, Danone has launched Light & Free in five flavors: pear, blueberry, strawberry, peach and raspberry.
The four light yogurt pots retail for €1.99, are made from 100% fresh French milk, and are low in fat and contain no sweeteners.