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Silk Oat Yeah yogurt alternative
New to Silk’s Oat Yeah line of oat-based ‘dairy’ is a collection of yogurt alternatives. The Oatmilk launched first in January, and now the Oatmilk Yogurt products are rolling out to US grocery stores this summer.
Vanilla, Strawberry, Mango and Mixed Berry are the debut flavors, formulated free from gluten, dairy, nuts and soy in 5.3oz cups.
Joshua Cook, brand manager of plant-based yogurt for Danone, said “Creating a yogurt alternative was the natural next step after our well-received Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk beverage launch earlier this year.”
So Delicious Oatmilk Yogurt
So Delicious Dairy Free makes a variety of dairy alternatives (beverages, creamers, desserts, cheese and yogurt), from a range of plant bases (coconuts, almonds, cashews, soy and oats. This winter So Delicious launched its Oatmilk Frozen Dessert pints, and now it’s expanding the oat offerings.
This summer the brand introduced an Oatmilk Yogurt Alternatives collection in four flavors. Triple Berry, Spiced Pear & Fig, Strawberry Rhubarb and Sweet Mango have between 7-9g of sugar per 5.3oz cup and 80 calories.
Joshua Cook, brand manager of plant-based yogurt for Danone, said "Oatmilk's creamy texture is the perfect base for a yogurt alternative, and each of our artisanal flavors have been thoughtfully chosen to excite taste buds. The new Oatmilk Yogurt Alternatives are perfect for a morning breakfast, an on-the-go snack or as an ingredient in other delicious dairy-free delights."
Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt
Following the successful launch of Danone’s Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt brand earlier this year in the US, the off-shoot of Light & Fit is expanding. Three new flavors--Black Cherry, Coconut and Plain--join the existing Vanilla, Peach, Strawberry, Blueberry and Mixed Berry.
The line has more than 80% less sugar than the average Greek yogurt, at 2g per 5.3oz cup with no added sugars. They also contain 12g of protein and 80 calories, and quart sizes are available in Plain and Vanilla.
“Sugar is naturally present in the milk that makes yogurt. But we've discovered an amazing new way to reduce the concentration of sugar in the milk before we make a batch of Two Good. Then we take the milk and add in the active cultures, which break down the remaining sugar even more,” Two Good said.
“Next, we take our milk and culture combo and strain it like typical Greek yogurts, only we spend way more time doing it. The slow straining removes most of the sugar and re-concentrates the protein.”
Perfect Day dairy protein
The team behind Perfect Day has developed an animal-free dairy protein, available in a limited-edition ice-cream-alternative bundle. The company says the flora-based, vegan, lactose-free and hormone-free protein has the same casein and whey proteins found in cow’s milk.
Three pint flavors come in the bundle--Milky Chocolate, Vanilla Salted Fudge and Vanilla Blackberry Toffee. It is available exclusively on the Perfect Day website. Perfect Day has been working on the protein using fermentation of microflora since 2014.
Ryan Pandya, CEO and co-founder of Perfect Day, said, “What we’re doing here is completely new to the world. We wanted our first debut to be under the care of our own brand, so that we could demonstrate the consumer benefits inherent to our protein, while starting a conversation about this new approach to making food.”
Yili Mocha Coffee Ice Cream
Yili has been expanding its range of dairy products to Indonesia in the last few months, including the Mocha Coffee Ice Cream from its Joyday brand. The product was created specifically for the new market, with “a stronger aroma and level of sweetness.”
Yili said that its marketing team found that “strong-flavoured, small-portioned and affordable products are most popular amongst Indonesian consumers,” and ice cream products stand out.
Yipeng Zhang, VP of Yili Group, said "We are delighted to see the successful launch of our products in Southeast Asia markets. We owe our sincerest thanks to the joint efforts of our R&D centres across the globe.”
Camelicious Camel Milk Powder
Camel milk powder from the United Arab Emirates-based brand Camelicious is coming to the US for the first time. In a distribution partnership with Nutra Wellness, LLC, the individual powder sachets will be available first out of Florida.
Camel’s milk has 50% less fat than cow’s milk, more naturally-occurring Omega-3 fatty acids, more natural vitamin C and a higher concentration of calcium, according to Camelicious’ parent Purelife Health Sciences.
John Payne, CEO of Purelife, said, “I spent a considerable amount of time researching the properties and benefits of camel milk, finding a reliable source, and getting the needed import approval. This partnership is the final piece of the puzzle – now we can distribute the product in the US.”
Stonyfield Organic Smoothie Pouches
Positioned as a non-dairy yogurt alternative, Stonyfield Organic’s new fruit and vegetable smoothie pouches hit the US market this month. Each pouch is dairy-free and contains a half serving of fruit from six ingredients.
Berry Cherry Blast, Tropical Twist and Strawbana Smash are the first flavors in the line, made from a base of coconut cream. They are available at nationwide Whole Foods locations.
Natalie Levine, brand director at Stonyfield Organic, said, "With Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches, we're able to offer not only a nutritious, portable, family-friendly snack, but also cater to different dietary needs and preferences.”
Elmhurst single serve Milked Oats - elmh
Elmhurst 1925, a plant-based dairy alternative producer, has a large portfolio of milk varieties, creamers and barista blends in carton. This month it released its first single in Milked Oats.
The 11oz version is available online and at retailers soon. Elmhurst’s 32oz products come from bases of almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts and oats.
Peter Truby, VP of marketing at Elmhurst, said, “In response to consumer demand for a smaller, more portable version of our popular Milked Oats, we’re excited to introduce Single Serve Milked Oats to people who want to take their oat milk on-the-go more easily.”
“Portioned to be consumed in one sitting and shelf-stable, Single Serve Milked Oats gives oat milk fans a healthier option that’s easy to take on the road wherever their life takes them.”
Baskin-Robbins non-dairy flavors
US ice cream chain Baskin-Robbins is entering the plant-based space with two vegan flavors debuting on August 1.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Extreme are made from a base of coconut oil and almond butter.
Jeanne Bolger, director of research and development at Baskin-Robbins, said, "The Baskin-Robbins culinary team has been hard at work on our non-dairy flavors for over two years. It was important for us to take the time to get it right."
"Both flavors are so smooth and indulgent, and the final product delivers the incredible quality that our customers have come to expect from any Baskin-Robbins ice cream. We're very proud of the result."