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Yasso seasonal flavors
Yasso’s frozen Greek yogurt pops have a new winter lineup in the US, featuring its latest Gingerbread flavor and returning Peppermint Crunch and Sugar Cookie. Cream cheese frosting, candy cane pieces and sugar cookie dough are all featured in the Greek yogurt blends.
The brand is still selling its autumn flavors for a limited time, Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pecan Pie. Each pop has about 5g of protein and between 110-120 calories. The five seasonal bars join Yasso’s lineup of 18 permanent flavors, available at most major retailers nationwide.
Bolthouse Farm’s Holiday Nog
Bolthouse Farm’s is bringing back its Holiday Nog for the winter season, available in the US and Canada. It’s made with no artificial flavors, 55% fewer calories and 80% less fat than leading eggnog brands.
Sold in a 52oz bottle, each 4oz serving contains 80 calories, 12g of sugar and 4g of protein. Bolthouse Farms says the Holiday Nog’s secret ingredient is a pinch of its signature carrot juice, and it is also made with milk, egg and soy.
Crave Brothers Cheese holiday gift boxes
The Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Wisconsin has released a set of holiday cheese gift boxes. The company uses 100% green power, recycling and water conservation to produce its cheese. The Crave Sampler holiday gift box features two Farmer’s Rope String Cheeses, two containers of Mascarpone, a half-pound of Marinated Fresh Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese Curds.
The Crave Brothers Mascarpone Pie Kit includes an Oreo Pie Crust, a bag of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate and two containers of Mascarpone Cheese. The Crave Brothers Mascarpone Caramel Sauce with Candied Pecans box is a combination of two containers of Mascarpone, a jar of Treat Candied Pecans from Madison and a recipe card for creating Mascarpone Caramel Sauce.
The Crave Brothers said they use an anaerobic biodigester, and its carbon-negative business produces more electricity than needed. It is enough to power their dairy farm, the farmstead cheese-making plant and more than 300 homes in their community of Waterloo, Wisconsin.
Clio Snacks bite size bars
Greek yogurt bars wrapped in chocolate from Clio Snacks are now available in mini sizes. Each contains between 3-4g of protein, 60-70 calories and billions of probiotics, with eight minis in each pouch. The new dessert will be rolling out soon to select US grocery stores like Jewel Osco, Shaw’s, Hannaford, Safeway and Walmart.
The Clio Minis will launch first in four flavors--Vanilla, Strawberry, Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel. The full-size Clio originals are available in six flavors at major retailers.
Heather Cox, general manager at Clio Snacks, said “We’re hearing from Clio fans that they want to treat themselves and feel good doing so. Clio Bars and now Clio Minis, in a sharable multi-pack format, allow us to satisfy sweet cravings without sacrificing lifestyle goals. They’re a tasty treat perfect for sharing post-yoga class, during a commute or as a decadent dessert.”
Pearl & Rose Crunchy Cheese
Parent company Pearl & Rose Premium Foods is expanding its family of natural brands with the Kaze Crunchy Cheese line. The snack products are made from 100% cheese that is manufactured and dried at the same place.
Kaze Crunchy Cheese is available in Cheddar, Gouda, Smoked Gouda and Pepperjack, and contains about 160 calories, 11g of fat, 11g of protein and 0g of sugar per serving. Kaze joins Yalla Naturals cheese snacks under the Pearl & Rose umbrella, and all varieties have recently launched in New York City.
Upfield re-launches FLORA ProActiv
FLORA ProActiv is set to unveil a revamped range of products featuring a new formula and packaging redesign in the UK.
Rolling out now, FLORA ProActiv is now 100% plant-based and fully vegan certified. The new range will feature three versions of the spread, which the company said can help consumers better manage and lower their cholesterol levels.
The variants are: FLORA ProActiv Light; FLORA ProActiv Buttery; and FLORA ProActiv Olive Oil.
All three variants feature increased plant sterols, which help reduce cholesterol blood levels. Each is also rich in vitamins D & E and Omega 3 & 6.
David Salkeld, general manager at Upfield, said, “We’re committed to helping the UK create a better, more natural plant-based future and the relaunch of FLORA ProActiv is another step forward for us as a business.
“With over six in every 10 Brits being diagnosed with abnormal levels of cholesterol, the problem is more prevalent than ever before. We’ve reformulated our FLORA ProActiv recipe to be even better at helping consumers manage cholesterol, whilst also improving on our great taste.”
FLORA ProActiv’s Light, Buttery and Olive Oil comes with a RRP of £3.90 for 500g, and £2.10 for 250.
Spring Sheep bringing sheep milk to Kiwi homes
Spring Sheep Full Cream Sheep Milk Powder has launched in New Zealand in 350g and 850g resealable pouches.
It is now available at Aelia Duty Free stores in Auckland and will be followed by select supermarkets in early 2020.
Since its establishment in 2015, the last four years have seen Spring Sheep launch into multiple export markets, including Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan, with various sheep milk products.
Spring Sheep’s chief executive Scottie Chapman said sheep milk is a traditional milk that has been around for thousands of years and is popular throughout Europe. Most of the global sheep milk supply goes into cheese production.
“Consumers are becoming more educated and aware of the different options available and are actively looking for alternatives with beneficial health properties. Sheep milk may be an ideal option for those who want the great taste of dairy but have trouble digesting cow's milk," Chapman said.
Andrea Wilkins, Spring Sheep’s marketing and innovation director, added, “Sheep’s milk is a really concentrated source of nutrients. In its natural state, its higher in almost every vitamin and mineral than cow’s and goat’s milk. It has around twice the protein of cow’s milk and is full of quality fats.
“It contains a high proportion of medium-chain fatty acids, which are easier to digest. It’s also naturally an A2-type milk, free from the A1-beta-casein protein found in most cow’s milk, which has been associated with digestive discomfort such as painful cramps and bloating.”
Wilkins said, “It has been delicately spray-dried to lock in all the natural goodness and unique benefits of milk from New Zealand grass-fed sheep, and gently packaged without the addition of any emulsifiers, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. It’s just milk. Just the way it should be.
“It's great over cereal, in a smoothie, with tea or coffee, or simply cold and delicious straight from the glass! It is a milk that the whole family can enjoy."
Shaken Udder products set for Middle East
UK milkshake producer Shaken Udder has just secured its first export channel into the UAE via Lulu Hypermarkets, the multi-national hypermarket retail division.
Shaken Udder's ambient EasyPak 330ml cartons, kids range of 200ml cartons and a selection of its fresh 330ml bottles have been chosen by LuLu Hypermarkets to be stocked on shelves in stores located in Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Kuwait.
Sam Colley, business development manager at Shaken Udder, who manages new export business, said, “We're delighted to win our first ever export business with LuLu Hypermarkets. This will allow us to reach a fantastic and growing new customer base in the UAE.
“We believe that other markets are attracted to Shaken Udder because it provides them with the perfect opportunity to grow their premium milkshake range with a well known and proven British brand. We are now looking at growing the export side of the business and moving into new territories across the globe.”
Shaken Udder produces milkshakes high in protein and calcium, with B12. They contain less than 5% added sugar with no artificial colors or flavors. The re-seable Easypak 330ml cartons and the Kids range 200ml cartons can be stored in ambient conditions and have a minimum shelf life of six months.
Unilever winter ice cream launches
This Christmas is the UK Unilever brings chocolate and orange to its Magnum, Carte D’Or and Viennetta brands.
Products being launched are: Magnum Mini Chocolate & Orange (6x55ml RRP £3.93), Viennetta Limited Edition Chocolate & Orange (RRP £1.84; 650ml, 320g), and Carte D’Or Chocolate Orange (RRP £4.12, 1000ml/560g).
Andre Burger, VP ice cream and snacking, Unilever UK&I, said, “Chocolate and orange is a classic combination at Christmastime, and has been a festive family favorite for years. But over the past couple of seasons, searches for chocolate orange products have increased by a whopping 55%! To help retailers get in on the act, we’ve brought the classic flavor to three fun and festive ice cream products that are sure to be a sell-out this season.”