What's hitting the shelves? New dairy products in December

By Beth Newhart

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New products in the dairy aisles for December 2019.
New products in the dairy aisles for December 2019.

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It's time for our monthly look at some of the dairy products launched in December.

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Bubbies Mochi Decadent Collection


Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts has a new Decadent Collection on sale for the holidays that includes the Triple Chocolate, Red Velvet and Salted Caramel flavors of its mochi ice cream. The set is available at Costco in the US.

Rick Schaffer, CEO of Bubbies, said, “The variety pack we created for Costco brings together the flavors most loved by our longtime mochi fans and our newest flavor, Salted Caramel.

"We enjoyed curating this variety pack that provides consumers a fun and easy way to indulge anytime with these bite-sized treats – especially during this season of entertaining."

Angry Orchard ice cream

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Angry Orchard hard cider has partnered with Tipsy Scoop for a custom alcoholic ice cream flavor in the US.

The flavor is called #GoingUnfiltered, and is made from a vanilla ice cream base mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon and caramel apples, infused with Angry Orchard Unfiltered Cider.

The limited edition flavor will be available in scoops, sundaes and pints at Tipsy Scoop Barlour location in New York City for consumers over the age of 21.

#GoingUnfiltered will also be sold nationwide from online retailer Goldbelly throughout the holidays.

BetterBody Foods Oatsome


A new oat-based milk alternative is hitting the market from BetterBody Foods (BBF). The plant-based Oatsome drink is free from nuts, soy and added sugars.

Stephen Richards, founder of BBF, said, "We're truly bringing the best Oat milk on the market to our customers.

"Only the finest ingredients go into Oatsome - the highest quality organic, non-GMO, gluten-free oats and no added sugar, gums, thickeners or stabilizers ever."

Oatsome is an addition BBF’s powdered peanut butter PBfit, organic chia seeds, organic coconut flour, avocado oil and avocado oil mayonnaise products.

Siggi’s plant-based yogurt


US dairy yogurt producer siggi’s has made a name for itself with low-sugar yogurt. This month it entered the non-dairy space for the first time with a line of coconut-based alternatives. Siggi’s said they contains three times the protein and 40% less sugar than other yogurt alternatives.

The company worked on this expansion for two years, and each 5.3oz cup contains 10g of protein and 8-9g of sugar. Vanilla Cinnamon, Mixed Berries, Raspberry and Mango are the first flavors in the launch, and the base is a blend of coconut, macadamia, and pea protein.

Siggi Hilmarsson, founder and chairman of siggi’s, said, “Like our dairy products, our plant-based products are rich, creamy, lower in sugar, and higher in protein than what's available on the market today. Nearly 15 years ago, we started a low-sugar, simple ingredient revolution with our signature skyr, and now continue to deliver on that commitment in plant-based as well.”

Eclipse plant-based ice cream


A partnership between US ice cream brands OddFellows and Humphry Slocombe has resulted in the on-premise launch of Eclipse Foods, a plant-based ice cream alternative. Eclipse said it “uses a unique blend of plants to replicate milk on a molecular level.”

Aylon Steinhart, co-founder of Eclipse, said, "While there are a growing number of excellent replacement meat options with brands like Beyond and Impossible, dairy has lagged behind.

"There are clearly alternative milks, cheeses, and ice creams out there made from nuts and other plants, but there are no true replacements that are indistinguishable from their dairy counterparts. And that's exactly what we're doing.”

Eclipse says the ice cream alternative base can be used to make scooped ice cream, soft serve, gelato and other dessert products. A Mexican Hot Chocolate flavor will be sold at Humphry Slocombe ice cream shops in San Francisco, and Miso Cherry and Olive Oil Plum flavors will be sold at OddFellows locations in New York City.

Danone yogurt launches

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This month Danone North America announced a host of new yogurt products ​across its family of brands. Several are rolling out in retail now, while others will launch in early 2020.

Light & Fit has a new line of Icelandic style yogurt, and Oikos has a Sweetened with Honey-Maple yogurt and a Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter. Activia launched a Less Sugar & More Good probiotic yogurt and three varieties of a Probiotic Smoothie.

Activia also has a new dairy-free line of yogurt alternatives.

Silk has new dairy-free mix-ins with an almond base, and So Delicious has a similar coconut-based Yogurt Alternatives Pairings, also with a ‘mix-in’ style.

Starbucks Toffeenut Creamer

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A new flavor will be added to the Starbucks Creamer line in the new year. Toffeenut Latte Creamer will be found in US retail alongside existing flavors Cinnamon Dolce Latte, White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Macchiato and Pumpkin Spice Latte.

“Starbucks Creamers is the latest product following a year of innovation from the newly-created global coffee alliance between Nestle and Starbucks.

"The alliance capitalizes on the experience and capabilities of both companies to drive innovation with the goal of creating new products that deliver on the flavors and formats coffee lovers are looking for globally,”​ Starbucks said.

Elmhurst Milked Oats singles 

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Elmhurst 1925 is growing its single serve collection in the US with three new flavors of its Milked Oats milk alternative. Chocolate, Vanilla and Blueberry join the plain Milked Oats flavor in 11oz cartons. The drinks are free from added gums, emulsifiers and oils, and contain 28g of whole grains per serving.

Peter Truby, CMO at Elmhurst, said, “We created our new Single Serve Milked Oats with both kids and convenience in mind, and focused on flavors that are familiar and well-loved.

"These [new] varieties give families a better-for-you, non-dairy beverage that’s packed with whole grains and delicious flavor in a convenient, easy-to-drink format that can be taken on-the-go.”

Elmlea launches UK’s first dairy-free whippable alternative to cream

Elmlea has launched two new, 100% plant-based variations of its double and single dairy cream alternatives. 

Hitting shelves on December 2, Elmlea Plant has been developed with chefs for creamy sauces and soups, as well as to whip up for desserts.

The new vegan certified products are free from lactose, gluten-free and made from protein-rich broad beans.

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David Salkeld, CEO UKI at Upfield, said, “Since 2007, the number of people following plant-based diets has grown by a massive +350%. But, despite dairy free cream sales growing +35% year on year, there are very few dairy-free cream alternatives and none that perform or taste like Elmlea Plant.

“At Upfield we’re committed to building a better plant-based future. We know taste and affordability are two of the biggest barriers to people eating more plant-based foods, which is why Elmlea​Plant is a complete game-changer in the hugely underserved dairy cream alternative sector. 

"People around the world are embracing plant-based foods for health, environmental and ethical reasons so we want to ensure we give consumers what they are asking for.”

Elmlea​Plant Single and Double Dairy Cream Alternatives are available in Sainsbury’s and Asda with an RRP of £1 for Single and £1.10 for Double (270ml).

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter returns

 I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!​ is back on British shelves this month. The relaunch will include revamped versions of its two Original​ and Light​ variants, as well as a brand-new addition to the line-up with I can’t Believe it’s even Butterier​!

The range’s new addition, I Can’t Believe it’s even Butterier! Gold​, is designed for baking and butter enthusiasts. The spread, made with buttermilk, is for home baking, and the company said it provides the closest comparison to butter in the I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter​ range.

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David Salkeld, general manager at Upfield, said, “I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter is back and butter-ier than ever! The brand is a jewel in our crown, and we believe it’s time to return it to its glory days. Through the range relaunch, we have modernized the iconic brand which is designed to bring fun and personality back to the category.

“Since the formation of Upfield, we have focused on strengthening all aspects of our spread’s portfolio. We recognise the need to offer consumers a quality product at a great value price point, and I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter does just that, as well as being highly versatile. We expect the relaunch to be a huge hit with consumers who will instantly recognize the brand as it starts to flow back into fridges across the UK.”

All three spreads are available in Asda, with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!Original​ and Light​ coming with a RRP of £1 for 500g. Gold comes with an RRP of £1.30 for 500g.

New HiLo from noosa

In the US, noosa launched a brand new yogurt for the health conscious - HiLo, made with higher protein and lower sugar.

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With 12 grams of protein and 12 grams of sugar per serving, noosa hilo is available in six flavors in 5.3oz size: 

  • Vanilla bean
  • Blueberry
  • Mixed berry
  • Strawberry
  • Plain 
  • Peach 

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