What's hitting the shelves? New dairy products in January
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Stonyfield Organic probiotic yogurt drink
Daily Probiotics is the latest yogurt drink launching from Stonyfield Organic in the US. The 3.1oz beverages are meant to support immune and digestive health, made with real fruit and organic low fat milk.
Sophie Schmitt, brand director at Stonyfield, said, "Our new Daily Probiotics are a delicious snack that also provide billions of live active cultures in a portable, on-the-go format. We understand that consumers are looking for snacking options that serve multiple purposes at once and our Daily Probiotics do just that – offering both excellent taste and quality ingredients as well as probiotics to support immune and digestive health in one convenient bottle."
Each bottle contains 60 calories, and are certified USDA Organic, non-GMO and gluten-free.
They are available in Blueberry Pomegranate and Strawberry Acai.
Good Culture probiotic smoothies
Though known for cottage cheese and sour cream products, Good Culture is expanding its beverage options with a new collection of 7oz Probiotic Smoothies. They are made with kefir, fruits, organic dates and 12 strains of live and active cultures.
The smoothies launched in Pineapple, Vanilla and Wildberry flavors, a contain 7g of protein per bottle with no sugar added.
They join Good Culture’s recently launched Wellness Gut Shots, and are available at US Whole Foods nationwide now.
Jesse Merrill, co-founder and CEO and Good Culture, said, “Interest in gut health is rapidly increasing, and Good Culture’s Probiotic Smoothies provide an efficacious dose of live and active cultures for those looking to improve overall wellness. Pasture-raised kefir is one of the most effective ways to get a powerful probiotic boost and we are committed to continued innovation in the cultured dairy space.”
Elmhurst flavored beverages
Plant-based milk alternative brand Elmhurst 1925 has new flavored multi-serves in the US.
Milked Oats Chocolate contains 20g of whole grains per serving and Milked Hemp Vanilla contains 14g per serving.
Elmhurst also sells plant milks with bases from almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and walnuts, but their oat and hemp bases are an effort to create nut and allergen-free options.
Peter Truby, CMO at Elmhurst, said, “Following the overwhelming popularity of our Hemp Creamers, we’re happy to bring a sippable, everyday hemp milk that’s better-tasting than what’s currently on the market to those looking for a better-for-you option to traditional dairy, alongside a chocolate oat milk that’s a guilt-free indulgence that kids will love.”
Silk whipping cream and half & half
Silk Dairy-Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative is hitting retail shelves in the US as a plant-based cooking and baking ingredient. Silk said it whips like dairy cream, and is keto-friendly, gluten-free and non-GMO.
The cream alternative is made with 0g of sugar and can be used as a cup-for-cup swap with dairy cream.
David Robinson, senior brand manager at Silk, said, “Silk saw an opportunity for a plant-based heavy whipping cream alternative and wanted to provide an easy swap for those looking to incorporate more dairy-free options into their diet. As America’s No. 1 plant-based beverage brand, we see it as our responsibility to create plant-based options that everyone will love and enjoy.”
Silk also announced in January a new half & half alternative, made from an oat base. It contains 0g of added sugar and 1.5g of fat per serving, free from dairy, nuts, artificial flavors and cholesterol.
Tillamook cream cheese spread
A new line of Farmstyle Cream Cheese Spreads from Tillamook is hitting US retail shelves in February.
The Aged Cheddar flavor is made with sharp white cheddar, and is accompanied by flavors Original, Very Veggie and Seriously Strawberry.
The formula does not include gums, fillers, stabilizers or preservatives, Tillamook said the ‘cleaner’ label has fewer ingredients than leading cream cheese spreads.
They contain about 100 calories, 10g of fat and 2g of protein per serving.
Magnum ruby chocolate bar - magnum
Magnum is bringing the ruby chocolate trend into the mainstream with its new Ruby Minis bars.
The pink in color ruby cacao covers sweet cream ice cream, and the bars will be available in six-packs across the US soon.
Leslie Miller, director of marketing at Magnum, said, "As the chocolatiers of ice cream, we're uniquely positioned to launch the first ice cream featuring this new chocolate variant, Ruby. We're excited to give Magnum ice cream fans another decadent ice cream and cacao pairing, creating the ultimate indulgence moment."
Häagen-Dazs ruby chocolate ice cream
To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Häagen-Dazs is launching two limited edition ice cream products featuring ruby chocolate. The Ruby Cacao Crackle Trio Crispy Layers pint and Ruby Cacao Ice Cream Bars are hitting US stores now.
Häagen-Dazs scoop shops will also offer ruby cacao sundaes, dipped bars and cones.
Rachel Jaiven, brand manager at Häagen-Dazs, said, "The Häagen-Dazs brand encourages consumers to indulge in the finest, and the ruby cacao collection is an extraordinary new experience for people to try.
"The flavor is fresh, fruity and smooth with an aftertaste of berry and a hint of cacao. The brand has expertly paired ruby's unique, delicious taste profile and intriguing color with decadent Häagen-Dazs ice cream, offering consumers a variety of ways to experience this exceptional innovation."
Halo Top Keto
A new collection from leading healthy ice cream brand Halo Top was announced this month.
The Keto Series has seven pint flavors and is made with low-calorie ultra-filtered skim milk. They range between 5-10g of net carbs per pint and 410-630 calories.
Meg Graeff, senior brand manager at Halo Top, said, "Our brand is focused on making delicious dessert that everyone can feel good about eating, and these new flavors allow us to do that for our fans looking to limit their sugar intake. Halo Top is proud to roll out these seven delicious new flavors for our Keto Series, and we can't wait for our fans to try them all."
Peanut Butter Chocolate, Jelly Donut, Caramel Butter Pecan, Chocolate Cheesecake, Berry Swirl, Banana Cream Pie and White Chocolaty Macadamia Nut make up the Keto Series, rolling out to US retail in the coming weeks.
Norseland launches cheese-bar snacks
UK specialty cheese company, Norseland, has launched a new cheese-bar snack, Amazin Grazin, in three flavors.
Amazin Grazin, which is available exclusively in 290 Sainsbury's stores until April, is the first cheese snack to be targeted at the young adult market, and the product has been inspired by recent research that shows that people are ditching the traditional three daily meals and choosing instead to graze throughout the day, as they spend less time at home.
Norseland, which launched the Applewood Vegan cheese alternative earlier this year, said its Amazin Grazin products contain 100% natural ingredients: it is made from mild cheddar cheese, contains no artificial ingredients, and is a source of protein.
- Smokey chipotle (spicy): mild cheddar cheese blended with smoky chipotle flakes, sweet chilli jam, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds;
- Sticky date and honey (sweet) : mild cheddar cheese blended with orange blossom honey, sticky chopped dates, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds;
- Berry and cherry (fruit): mild cheddar cheese blended with blueberries, cranberries, cherries, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Belletoile introduces Creamy Slices
Recently launched all natural, semi-soft Creamy Slices is a new cheese product in the US crafted following the cheesemaking techniques of Belletoile’s soft-ripened cheese, but skips the aging room and presses the curds, adding to the brand’s range of cheeses made in France.
“Certified Non-GMO, our Creamy Slices product brings high-quality cheese in a format that provides convenience to the consumer and a multitude of uses,” said Christel Vibrac, export manager of Fromagerie Henri Hutin, producer of the Belletoile brand.
“We aspire to please as many palates as possible with our Creamy Slices, yet remain true to our mission of offering only the highest quality of French cheeses."
Belletoile, the company's signature product, was first produced in 1960. It was the first triple-crème brie imported to the US.
Quicke’s Cheese Box launched
UK clothbound Cheddar producer, Quicke’s, has launched the Quicke’s Cheese Box, which the company said is a new retail concept combining an online store with a cheese counter & tasting room at Home Farm in Devon. Replacing the Quicke’s Farm Shop, the Cheese Box will provide a platform for artisan cheese from across the South West and beyond, alongside a selection of cheeseboard accompaniments.
Quicke’s will now refocus its retail outlet: the Cheese Box will be stocked with cheese from across the region and further afield, featuring the cheesemaker’s entire range of clothbound cheese and whey butters.
All Quicke’s products will be available for next day delivery across the UK via the online store.
Subscription boxes will also be launched later this year.
Mary Quicke said, “Cheese is what we do best here at Quicke’s, so it felt right for us to renew our focus on this and provide a destination retail outlet for cheese lovers. From our involvement with the Academy of Cheese to our work with international organisations such as the American Cheese Society and the World Cheese Awards, we’re driven by a desire to educate consumers on the many benefits of buying artisan cheese – with nutrition, sustainability, complexity and diversity all on the agenda – and the Quicke’s Cheese Box will be a perfect vehicle for this, both at Home Farm and online.
"We’re lucky to be surrounded by world-class cheesemakers in the South West, so it’s an honor to be showcasing so many of them alongside our Clothbound Cheddar, telling the stories of people and place that are so unique to each cheese.”
Keytone launches new product range
Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited is continuing to expand its range of products developed for local and international markets as its SuperFood Frozen Purees range will be available in Woolworths in Australia.
Following the company’s acquisition of Super Cubes, Keytone has developed a new proprietary product range, SuperFoods Frozen Purees, under the Super Cubes brand.
The range includes three product SKUs - Mixed Berry, Mango and Banana. The products are targeted at health-conscious, time-poor consumers who are looking for healthy snacking options for themselves and their families with universal appeal across all age groups and categories.
Woolworths has confirmed the initial range is to be in its 960+ large format stores nationally from April 2020 onwards. Additional flavor SKUs are expected to be introduced to Woolworths and the full range to independent supermarkets through the company’s existing national distribution footprint in 2020.
Keytone’s CEO, Danny Rotman, said, “The product roll-out of the new innovative Super Cubes products and securing national ranging with Woolworths represents one of a number of exciting opportunities in the sales pipeline for the Company. As we continue to gain momentum as a leading product developer and brand owner, we gain greater traction in the market, working closely with our strategic retail partners and leveraging our in-house expertise and national distribution. We look forward to updating the market in due course with further developments.”
Two Good new flavors
Two Good Greek Lowfat Yogurt contains 80% less sugar than the average Greek yogurt, and the US company has expanded its portfolio with the launch of two new flavors: Raspberry and Mango Hibiscus.
Each cup contains 3g of carbs, 12g of protein and 2g of total sugar.