New product round-up: October 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

- Last updated on GMT

New this month are products from Fairlife and Arla Foods. Pic: ©Getty Images/tumsasedgars
New this month are products from Fairlife and Arla Foods. Pic: ©Getty Images/tumsasedgars

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It’s time for our regular monthly look at what’s new in the dairy aisles around the world.

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Muuna Pumpkin & Spice Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese brand Muuna is bringing a taste of the fall season to its line of low-fat plain and fruit flavors with Pumpkin & Spice.

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Meant to evoke the taste of pumpkin cheesecake, this limited edition snack comes in a 5.3oz cup and contains approximately 8g of sugar and 17g of protein with probiotics and potassium.

Gerard Meyer, CEO of Muuna, said, "There is a large demand for pumpkin spice product, and we are thrilled to debut a Pumpkin & Spice first in the cottage cheese category."

The flavor contains a blend of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice seasoning and cottage cheese. Muuna is sold at more than 7,500 locations in the midwest and on the east coast. Pumpkin & Spice will be available at select retailers for a limited time this fall.

Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert seasonal flavors

Hawaii-based Bubbies Ice cream is debuting four new seasonal flavors of its mochi ice cream for fall and winter with the launch of Pumpkin, Eggnog, Gingerbread and Peppermint Candy.

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Mochi is a bite-sized dessert that wraps sweetened rice dough around ice cream.

Rick Schaffer, CEO of Bubbies Ice Cream, said, "With more than 25 different flavors of mochi ice cream, our company has always strived for innovation of flavor for our customers. Bubbies Mochi Ice Cream combines the seasonal spices people crave with our premium ice cream, so fans can enjoy these smart snack options during holidays alongside our classic flavors."

Select retailers will carry the new flavors for a limited time through the end of 2018.

All flavors are gluten-free, non-genetically modified kosher dairy with 100 calories or less.

Mooala Strawberry Bananamilk

Mooala claims to have delivered the first strawberry flavored, dairy-free milk alternative to the market with its Strawberry Bananamilk, launching at Whole Foods and Albertsons-Safeway stores this month.

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Jeff Richards, founder and CEO at Mooala, said, "People from all walks of life are embracing a plant-powered lifestyle, and we're also observing that traditional dairy drinkers' diets are shifting to incorporate more plant-based alternatives.

"Our latest innovation—Mooala Strawberry Bananamilk—features a blissfully sweet flavor profile that fuses real organic strawberries and bananas to give today's shoppers a delicious, but guilt-free, smoothie base or standalone treat packed with nutrition for growing families."

Mooala’s existing lineup, including Original Almondmilk, Vanilla Bean Almondmilk, Original Bananamilk and Chocolate Bananamilk, as well as the new Strawberry are USDA-certified organic with 70 calories per serving and no added sugar.

Fairlife Smart Snacks

Ultra-filtered milk brand Fairlife has launched Smart Snacks, a snack-replacement beverage designed to curb hunger between meals. The 8oz bottles blend the original Fairlife milk with honey, oats and strawberries, cocoa or vanilla for flavor.

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Sue McCloskey, co-founder of Fairlife, said, “I'm always looking for that energy and nutrition boost in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. That's why I'm so excited to announce the addition of Fairlife Smart Snacks to our portfolio, but I'm especially delighted because its irresistibly rich and creamy flavor profile excites my taste buds and it keeps me from being hangry between meals.”

The Smart Snacks come in Rich Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Creamy Strawberry and contain 15g of protein, 5g of dietary fiber, 40% of the recommended daily calcium and have no artificial preservatives, flavors or colors.

The original ultra-filtered milk is described as “dairy milk that has been cold-filtered to remove the lactose while delivering 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk.”

Ben & Jerry’s Moo-phoria new flavors

Ben & Jerry’s evolved its decades-old dessert brand earlier this year when it launched its first line of light ice cream in response to consumer demand.

Moo-phoria debuted in early 2018 with three flavors: P.B. Dough, Caramel Cookie Fix, and Chocolate Milk & Cookies. They rolled out nationwide over the last few months.

It’s now expanding the better-for-you collection with four new flavors: Cherry Garcia with a Twist, Mocha Fudge Brownie, PB Marshmallow, and Chocolate Cookie EnlightenMint. Each light flavor averages about 150 calories per half-cup serving, which doesn’t get quite as low as category-leading Halo Top does with some flavors at 70 calories per half-cup.

Sarah Fidler, a flavor guru at Ben & Jerry’s, said the Moo-phoria line “still delivers on chunks and swirls and indulgence that you expect from Ben & Jerry’s. We saw a need in the market for something that’s a little bit better for you. It still is the same ingredients that we use in our ice cream, just in different portions.”

Hemp oil yogurts

Australian company Evia is launching a range of superfood oil-infused yogurts. The new selection captures the latest in health food trends, incorporating hemp seed oil with both natural and flavoured options.

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Hemp seed oil, a nutty flavoured rich green oil has just begun to appear on the radar as one of the world’s best, nutrient dense, plant-based seed oils.

As well as omega 3 and 6, the oil contains calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, phosphorous, zinc, vitamin E, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin A and enzymes.

Evia infused with Hemp Seed Oil is available in three flavors: Natural, Mango, and Acai, from November 1 at select Woolworths and Harris Farm stores in 170g or 700g tubs.

Arla introduces formula to UK market

Arla is launching a new range of baby products into the UK. The dairy cooperative is aiming to build on sales in Denmark and China by extending the Arla Baby & Me Organic brand, which will include porridge and pouches, with the launch also seeing Arla step up its digital ambitions with the UK’s first direct to consumer offering.

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The UK launch will see a market first for Arla as Baby&Me products are sold via online platforms through a direct-to-consumer model.

Baby&Me will be available from the Arla Foods UK website and Amazon Marketplace.

Graham’s extends range with new high protein, low fat milk

Scottish dairy company Graham’s the Family Dairy, has expanded its protein range with the launch of a high protein, low fat milk. Protein 40 is 100% Jersey milk containing 1% fat and 40g of protein per bottle.

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With no additives or preservatives, Protein 40 is available now from Sainsbury’s stores across the UK for an introductory price of £1.

The family business has released a range of new high protein products over the past year, including Protein 22 and Skyr.

Felföldi to launch 'Let's Cheese!' snack at Yummex Dubai

Hungarian confectionery producer, Felföldi, is launching a dry cheese snack aimed at young adults at Yummex Dubai.Owner Joseph Felfoldi said, "When it comes to food, consumers are much more critical than ever before. Demand for high quality snacking is rising and that's exactly why we developed Let's Cheese! especially for the new generation who don't want to choose between fun and quality. Furthermore, we are delighted to be representing Hungarian innovation at Yummex in Dubai." 

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