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Creamistry Ruby Cacao ice cream
A made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream company is tapping into the ruby chocolate trend with a Ruby Cacao flavor in its scoop shops. Based in California, Creamistry now has more than 60 locations in six states.
The ice cream can be made from a base of organic milk, premium milk, and non-dairy sorbet, coconut and cashew milk alternatives. The Ruby Cacao launch is a partnership with Barry Callebaut, a cocoa producer that developed the flavor.
Creamistry CEO Jay Yim said, "Creamistry is always striving to stay ahead of the curve. There has been an overwhelming response to Ruby Cacao across the globe, and it is an honor to partner with such a world-renowned brand like Barry Callebaut on this launch. We are thrilled to be able to help introduce the Ruby Cacao flavor to the United States through our ice cream. It's sure to become a new favorite of our customers across the country."
Culver’s Flavors of the Day
Wisconsin-based restaurant chain Culver’s, known for its frozen custard, has brought back its ‘Flavor of the Day’ campaign with four limited launches this summer. They will all be available on their release date and then have ‘additional appearances’ later in the summer season.
The decadence-inspired lineup includes Creamy Lemon Crumble that premiered on June 10, Midnight Toffee slated for July 10, Dulce de Leche Cheesecake on August 10 and Devil’s Food Cake on September 10.
Culver’s started the Flavor of the Day tradition in 1984, and more than 700 Culver’s locations are participating.
Quinn Adkins, Culver's director of menu development, said, "When dreaming up new Flavors of the Day, we're not only inspired by what our guests crave, but we're also looking at unexpected combinations that will surprise and delight them. Some of these new flavors have been in development for more than three years.”
Rumiano Redwood Coast cheese
Rumiano Cheese Company building on its Redwood Coast collection of cheese with two new globally-inspired flavors--Seoul Spice and Island Fire Jack. The California-based cheese company released them in 8oz blocks at the International Dairy Deli Bakery show in Orlando this month.
Seoul Spice is a blend of Korean spices and Monterey Jack cheese, and Island Fire Dance is a Havarti cheese combined with bits of mango and habanero pepper. Sriracha Jack is the only other flavor in the Redwood Coast line, launched earlier this year.
Rumiano says that this collection is particularly nutrient-dense and high-fat, and was “influenced by emerging flavors and the diverse global cuisines that resonate with [its] customers,” according to CEO Joe Baird.
“From ethnic flavors and exotic spices that delight sensories and palettes to botanicals and functional nutrients, we will continue to experiment and explore a variety of innovative and better-for-you ingredients and new formats for a number of our products.”
Almond Breeze Almondmilk Horchata
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze has rolled out a non-dairy almond-based Horchata drink that it says, “balances tradition, while honoring the company’s commitment to furthering plant-based innovations.”
The popular Latin American drink is best served over ice and flavored slightly with cinnamon and vanilla. Almond Breeze also advises enjoying it with cereal, smoothies and coffee.
Suzanne Hagener, director of brand marketing with Almond Breeze, said it was developed “with our Latin American community in mind“ and that the company has “deepened our commitment to our customers and raised the bar with this plant-based take on a cherished classic.”
The Almondmilk Horchata will feature both Spanish and English on the carton, available in major retailers in the southwest, New York and New England.
Yo-Berries non-dairy yogurt snacks
A new non-dairy fruit-based yogurt snack has launched from Perfectlyfree. Yo-Berries care ‘yogurt you can bite’ and pre-packaged in snack pouches designed for school lunches. The company says they are “a fun poppable snack that’s perfect for kids on the go. Made with all the goodness of fruit and non-dairy yogurt without the mess.”
The bites will soon be available in Banana, Strawberry, Blueberry and Peach. They have a grape-like skin encasing the fruit and plant-based yogurt blend, according to Perfectlyfree. Each packet of the Banana bites contains 35 calories and 5g of sugar.
Colleen Akehurst, CEO of Perfectlyfree’s parent company Incredible Foods, said, "The new line of Yo-Berries represents what Perfectlyfree is all about. We're on a mission to use our one-of-a-kind technology to reimagine healthy snacks and make them delicious."
Elmhurst flavored hemp creamers
Elmhurst 1925 is expanding its line of hemp-based creamers with French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Golden Milk flavors. The new products contain five ingredients each and join the Original Unsweetened Hemp flavor in the creamer alternatives line.
The new additions contain 350mg of omega-3 ALA per serving, 1g of sugar, and no added gums, emulsifiers, carrageenan or oils. They are also vegan, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified and OU kosher.
Peter Truby, VP of Marketing at Elmhurst, said, “Given the outpour of positive response to our Original Unsweetened Hemp Creamer, we’ve expanded the line with approachable and trending options that offer a rich experience in creaminess and taste.”
French Vanilla and Hazelnut are available now on Elmhurt’s website, with Golden Milk launching in July. All three will soon be on shelves at Fairway Market, Sprouts Farmers Market and Central Market locations in the US.
Snickers and Twix milk
From Mars Wrigley comes a candy-inspired milk launch--Snickers Flavored Chocolate Milk and Twix Flavored Chocolate Milk are now available in stores nationwide.
The Snickers beverage is said to have a bold, nutty flavor balanced with the intense sweetness of the caramel and chocolate candy, while the Twix milk combines chocolate, caramel and cookie flavors. Both are labeled as low fat and contain 14g of protein per 14oz bottle.