What's new in US dairy: August

By Beth Newhart contact

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Pic: Getty/Baris-Ozer
Pic: Getty/Baris-Ozer

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DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the US dairy aisles for August 2019.

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Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk creamer alternative

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The Oat Yeah line from Silk has grown quickly this year, launching first with milk alternatives in January, yogurt alternatives in July and now a creamer alternative in August. The oat-based collection’s latest addition wants to help customers create their own barista-quality beverages at home.

The creamer alternatives are available in The Vanilla One and The Oatmeal Cookie One, flavored with cinnamon. They started rolling out to nationwide retailers in August.

Martha Opela, senior brand manager at Silk, said, "Oatmilk first gained popularity with coffee-lovers in lattes from their favorite coffeeshops. Now, with Oat Yeah Oatmilk Creamers, that experience is just as easy to enjoy at home."

Elmhurst Hemp Barista Edition

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Plant-based brand Elmhurst 1925 sells alternatives to milk and creamer. The Barista Editions are made specifically for coffee that perform to ‘professional standards.’ The new Hemp variety joins existing Almond, Oat and Cashew Barista Editions.

Elmhurst said the new flavor includes hemp blended with whole grain oats, which steams and froths similarly to whole milk.

Peter Truby, VP of marketing at Elmhurst, said, “We’re excited to expand the reach of our hemp-based innovation into our barista series with the launch of our new Hemp Barista Edition. Harnessing the power of superfood hemp seeds, which are packed with omega-3s, protein, fiber and more, our Hemp Barista Edition upgrades any coffee with a creamy and delicious plant milk that rivals whole milk.”

Lotus Bakeries Biscoff Ice Cream

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Lotus Bakeries has introduced its famous Biscoff Cookies in a ‘super-premium’ ice cream format in the US. The Belgium-based company is the creator of the original cookie butter, which has various re-creations and ice cream versions from other retailers.

The official Biscoff ice cream is launching in pints in five flavors - Original, Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel, Belgian Chocolate Chip and Blueberry Cheesecake - and in bars in Original.

Michelle Singer, US General Manager at Lotus Bakeries, said, "Biscoff is exploding in the US and we can't be more excited to bring the beloved Biscoff taste to ice cream."

Vital Farms Ghee Butter

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Launched earlier this year in glass jars, Vital Farms’ Pasture-Raised Ghee Butter is now available in a 7.5oz squeeze bottle. Both varieties, Original and Himalayan Pink Salt, are found exclusively at Whole Foods.

Scott Marcus, CMO at Vital Farms, said, "People shouldn't have to sacrifice quality for convenience in the kitchen. So we set out to give them the highest quality, most ethically produced foods in more versatile and easier-to-use formats. We believe consumers can and should enjoy Vital Farms' delicious products and high standards even when short on time."

Organic Valley Fuel High Protein Shakes

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Organic Valley has followed up its Ultra filtered milk launch in July with reformulated single-serve protein shakes.

The Fuel drinks feature high-protein and low sugar for consumers that want options “without toxic pesticides or artificial growth hormones,” according to the company.

Each 11oz carton contains 20g of organic protein and the caffeine equivalent to a cup of coffee. The line is available in Vanilla, Chocolate and Coffee flavors, which are all lactose-free.

Laurie Drake, senior brand manager at Organic Valley, said, "Consumers want options that taste great and adhere to the strict USDA organic guidelines from a company that aligns with their values. Organic Valley Fuel provides all that and more — great taste, high protein, low sugar, and the added benefit of knowing that the product comes from our cooperative of small family farmers that are committed to upholding the highest standards of animal care."

Dairy Plus Milk Blends

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Live Real Farms is offering a new choice to milk consumers that enjoy the benefits of both cow’s milk and their plant-based alternatives. The new multiserve Dairy Plus Milk Blends combine the two, launching with five varieties.

The Dairy Farmers of America created the Live Real Farms brand, developing the unsweetened Dairy + Almond drink in Original and Vanilla, the sweetened Dairy + Almond in Vanilla and Chocolate and the Dairy + Oat in Original.

Rachel Kyllo, senior VP of growth and innovation at Live Real Farms, said, "We absolutely understand that consumer tastes are always changing and that many people are enjoying the benefits of both dairy milk and plant-based alternatives.

"We recognized an opportunity in the value-added milk category's growth areas – products like lactose-free and flavored milk – and created an option that offers the protein-packed goodness of pure dairy milk with the flavors and versatility of alternatives in one great-tasting beverage."

Coffee Mate Red Velvet

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The changing of the seasons means the return of limited edition, fall flavors. Nestle’s Coffee Mate is introducing a new Red Velvet version of its classic creamer. It has notes of chocolate cake and a slight cream cheese flavor.

Red Velvet rolls out to stores nationwide in September, along with returning favorites Coffee Mate Pumpkin Spice. Natural Bliss, the ‘all natural’ line from Coffee Mate, is bringing back its own Pumpkin Spice and launching a Maple Almond Milk flavor this fall.

Danone North America seasonal flavors

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Danone has released the autumn lineup across its family of brands, including the returning International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer, the Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond creamer, the Oikos Greek Pumpkin Pie yogurt and the So Delicious Dairy Free Caramel Apple Crumble Oatmilk ice cream alternative.

New this year is an International Delight French Toast Swirl creamer, featuring maple, cinnamon and French Toast flavors.

Pinkberry Fall Flavors

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Frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry is ‘fall ready’ with a better-for-you limited flavor. The Pinkbee's Salted Butter Caramel Reduced-Fat, Milk Ice Cream is available throughout the season.

Melissa Hubbell, director of marketing at parent company Kahala Brands, said, "Heat waves continue across the country but here at Pinkberry, we are ready for cooler weather. So until then, we are just going to cool down and indulge in a classic fall flavor at the same time with our new Salted Butter Caramel."

Cold Stone Fall Flavors

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From Cold Stone Creamery comes two new ice cream flavors, Honey Cornbread & Blackberry Jam and Milk & Honey Graham. They will be used in Cold Stone’s pies and Creations, which are pre-made sundaes.

Also new this month from Cold Stone is a Reese's Creation and Reese's Shake highlighting a new mix-in, Reese's Peanut Butter Sauce.

Sara Schmillen, VP of marketing at parent company Kahala Brands, said, "We are so eager to share these exciting new flavors and Creations as we enter into the fall season. Whether you are in the mood for a sweet and creamy peanut butter treat or savory and decadent ice cream, our fall flavors are sure to satisfy any craving."

My/Mo Mochi Fall Flavors

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New mochi flavors from My/Mo evoke the fall season. The Pumpkin Spice ice cream is infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices wrapped in mochi dough. The Apple Pie á la Mode features vanilla ice cream and cinnamon apple center wrapped in dough.

Russell Barnett, CMO at My/Mo, said, “There is no better time of year to bring play to people’s world. These super fun, limited-time additions to the My/Mo Mochi portfolio bring fans a chewy, gooey, fall-themed adventure for their mouths like they’ve never experienced before.”

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