What's hitting the shelves? New dairy products in February
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Enlightened new flavors
Enlightened’s light ice cream collections expanded in the US this month. Brownies & Cookie Dough is a new bar flavor in the core line, with 90 calories and 4g of sugar.
The brand’s Keto Collection launched last summer, and now has two new flavors: Caramel Dark Chocolate Peanut bars and Caramel Chocolate Double Dough pints. Each has 1g of net carbs and less than 1g of sugar per serving.
Michael Shoretz, CEO and founder of Enlightened, said “We love to push the boundaries of flavors while maintaining sound nutrition. We’re excited to give fans two uniquely decadent ice creams that just happen to be ultra-low sugar and keto-friendly.”
Stok Fueled coffee and creamer
Stok Cold Brew’s new Fueled line launched in the US this month with RTD coffee and creamers. The products are higher in calories thanks to added ‘fuel’ from protein, butter and MCT oil. They are also being positioned as keto-friendly.
The 16oz creamers are available in three flavors--Original, Vanilla and Unsweet. They have 5g of protein, 5g of MCT oil and dairy butter in every serving. The RTD Unsweet Coffee is available in a 48oz multi-serve bottle.
Lindsey Morgan, director of marketing for Stok, said "At Stok, we are always looking to keep up with the latest food trends and be at the forefront of innovation based on our consumers' needs. As functional coffee continues to make headlines, and with the lack of options that deliver on both great taste and convenience, we saw this as an opportunity to provide our coffee lovers with a viable solution that is sure to start their day on the right note."
Crave Brothers Chocolate Mascarpone
Wisconsin’s Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese has a new Mascarpone variety positioned as a dessert cheese. The Chocolate Mascarpone combines fresh sweet cream with chocolate Irish crème, and is alcohol free.
Crave Brothers advises enjoying it as a stand-alone cheese snack, or utilizing it as an ingredient for desserts. The 8oz tub can act as a dip for strawberries, cookies or biscotti, and be a topping for cheesecake, cupcakes, muffins and more.
The new Chocolate Mascarpone has already received a First Place Award at the 2019 American Cheese Society Competition, Crave Brothers said, and it joins the brand’s original Farmstead Mascarpone flavor.
Organic Valley cheese shreds
Organic Valley announced a line of thick-cut shredded cheese in US retail for the first time this month. The Wisconsin-based cooperative already sells cheese sticks, slices, crumbles and blocks.
The new shreds are made without the use of antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or toxic pesticides. They are rolling out to retail with Mozzarella, 3 Cheese Italian, 3 Cheese Mexican, Mild Cheddar and Sharp Cheddar.
“Organic Valley’s new thick-cut shredded cheeses offer consumers a cheesier flavor, better cheese pull and the gooier melt they are looking for in their home-cooked recipes,” the co-op said.
It decided to enter the new category because of shredded cheese’s popularity, citing strong yearly growth, its leading spot in natural cheese, and thick-cut’s sales out-performing finely cut cheese.
Sargento Snack Bites
After previewing at trade shows late last year, Sargento Foods has officially launched its Snack Bites product in the US. Each refrigerated package contains two complementary flavors of diced cheese.
Four varieties will launch the line, including Colby/Monterey Jack, Fiesta Pepper Jack/Asadero, Sharp White Cheddar/Mild Yellow Cheddar, and Rustic Gouda/Mild Yellow Cheddar. They have up to 7g of protein and 110 calories in each 1oz serving.
Michael Roslen, marketing manager at Sargento, said "We wanted to shake up our snack offerings to break through the clutter of all the snacking options out there with a tasty and unique snack pack for those who really love cheese."
"We've created something distinctive that excites and entices our cheese-loving customers by pairing cheeses that are full-of-flavor and become better together, creating the perfect match."
Forager dairy-free products
Forager Project from San Francisco debuted six plant-based products at the start of this year, including non-dairy yogurt, butter and milk alternatives. All SKUs are organic and available at Whole Foods nationwide in the US.
There are four dairy-free items--a 48oz Unsweetened Oatmilk drink, and a 28oz cashew-based Blackberry Probiotic Yogurt drink. There’s also a 16oz coconut and cashew-based Protein Yogurt in Unsweetened Plain and Vanilla, and a 10oz coconut and cashew-based Buttery Spread with Peruvian salt. The remaining two products are cereal and chips.
Stephen Williamson, co-founder and CEO of Forager Project, said "No matter what meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, we want to make it easier for people to eat amazing tasting, plant-based foods. Whether with our new grain-free protein cereal paired with our oatmilk, our high protein yogurt or our guilt-free, grain-free chips, we are working to make a better future for our planet and people through food choices."
Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz
Miyoko’s Creamery has a new product for food service in the US--a non-dairy, mozzarella-style cheese that can be used for pizzas, lasagnas and more. It will debut first at Pizza My Heart, a northern California pizza chain.
There will be two versions of the cheese alternative, one with a cashew base and one that is allergen-free with an oat and legume base. It will also be available in liquid form.
Miyoko Schinner, CEO and founder of Miyoko's, said "This new mozzarella, like our new cheddar and pepper jack, is a true game-changer. Based on the reception it has received in taste tests, we know our Cultured Vegan Pizza Mozz will appeal to omnivores as much as it will to vegans and vegetarians.”
“People eat a lot of pizza -- billions of slices a year. When products made 100% from plants taste and perform like their cow dairy counterparts, it makes it easy for people to switch, and in turn, eat healthier while being more compassionate to animals and our planet."
Spencer Glenn, CEO of Pizza My Heart, said "While Pizza My Heart has offered vegan options, we haven't always done it well. We have long searched for a mozzarella with the taste profile that would appeal beyond the hardcore vegan community. This is the first vegan mozzarella that we've tasted that can do that.”
Silk Almond & Oat Lattes
Silk’s latest innovation is an entrance into the RTD coffee category with plant-based ingredients. The new duo of 48oz lattes are made with almond and oat milk alternatives, and available in Espresso and Mocha flavors
Each has a base of cold-brew Arabica coffee with espresso, and the Mocha incorporates three types of cocoa. They are rolling out nationwide in the US in recyclable plant-based bottles, with at least 80% of the materials made from renewable sugarcane.
David Robinson, senior brand manager at Silk, said “Skip the line, chatter and spotty Wi-Fi with Silk Lattes—the perfect way to savor a coffee house-quality latte from the comfort of your home. Silk is excited to enter the coffee category with a dairy-free and hassle-free option that brings barista-quality coffee into your home, minus the upcharge.”
Mamma Chia Chiamilk
Plant-based brand Mamma Chia is entering the milk alternative category for the first time, in Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla. They have a base of chia seeds, which leverage omega-3s, MCT, calcium and low sugar.
Janie Hoffman, founder and CEO of Mamma Chia, said “We are delighted to share more of [the chia] magic with our light and creamy plant-based Chiamilk that makes it easy to enjoy more of the nourishing benefits of chia as part of your daily routine.”
"More than ever, consumers today are craving plant-based food and beverage choices, so we lovingly crafted this recipe to give consumers a non-dairy milk option with exceptional nutrition and a taste that outperforms other alternative milks in the market."
The flavors are certified organic and non-GMO, and free from dairy, lactose, soy and gluten. They will roll out to US locations of Sprouts Farmers Market first, with more retail partners to come this year.
So Delicious Oatmilk Dessert
Oatmilk Frozen Dessert pints from So Delicious Dairy Free debuted four new flavors in the US this month--S’mores, Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie, Chocolate Salted Caramel and Creamy Vanilla Bean.
The ice cream alternatives are free from dairy and gluten, and certified non-GMO. The new flavors join the line’s existing Oatmeal Cookie, Caramel Apple Crumble and Peanut Butter and Raspberry pints.
Jennifer Michuda, senior brand manager for So Delicious, said “We’re thrilled to expand our Oatmilk Frozen Dessert portfolio with four new flavorful offerings less than a year after we launched the product.”
“Consumers love the creamy texture and unique flavors of our Oatmilk Frozen Desserts, whether they’re looking for something dairy free, or simply a delicious new way to enjoy dessert.”
Quicke’s Whey Butter now available for nationwide delivery
In the UK, Quicke’s Slightly Salted Cow’s Whey Butter is now available for next day delivery across the UK.
Available online from both Quicke’s and GAIL’s, the Cow’s Whey Butter plays its part in a business-wide drive to reduce waste while producing Clothbound Cheddar.
Quicke’s Whey Butter combines milk from Quicke’s grass-fed cows with whey cream from the cheesemaking process.
Quicke’s Slightly Salted Cow’s Whey Butter is priced at £3.50 per 250g curl, and is available for next day delivery across the UK, alongside the cheesemaker’s full range of Clothbound Cheese.
Bubbies Ice Cream debuts Churro Mochi Ice Cream at 2020 Natural Products Expo West
In the US, Bubbies Ice Cream will debut its new Churro Mochi Ice Cream at this year’s Natural Products Expo West.
Bubbies Churro Mochi Ice Cream fuses fried churros with mochi ice cream, fusing cinnamon and sugar ice cream in mochi dough.
It contains no corn syrup, artificial colors or flavoring. All Bubbies treats are non-GMO and are Certified Kosher Dairy and Certified Gluten Free.
Bubbies Churro Mochi Ice Cream will be available this summer in select retail locations in self-serve freezers with an SRP of $2.00 each.
Froneri launches new RØAR plant-based product
Froneri has launched RØAR– a brand new plant-based ice cream alternative suitable for vegans, which also supports the work of not-for-profit organization Panthera’s TIGERS FOREVER fund.
Containing no palm oil and with all cocoa used UTZ Certified (part of Rainforest Alliance), RØAR is available in three flavors in the UK.
Froneri CEO Ibrahim Najafi said, “We have launched RØAR in response to growing consumer demand for plant-based products. Recent research shows that plant-based meal occasions have increased by 37% in the last four years. But it isn’t just vegans who are embracing this – there has been a 92% increase in plant-based meals being eaten by non-vegans.
”While creating this indulgent plant-based ice cream with a conscience it also made perfect sense to link up with Panthera, giving financial support to their TIGERS FOREVER fund, as well as a range of their other education and awareness initiatives.”
Available in three flavors in a 500ml tub format: Hazelnut Chocolate Cookie; Coconut Mango Passionfruit Oat Cookie; and Hemp Seed Chocolate Brownie, RØARhas launched in the UK through Ocado and Tesco (from March 16). Outside the UK it will be available in Germany and Finland.
UK company creates Cherry and Prosecco Cheesecake Ice Cream
Hawkshead Relish and Ulverston based food business The Handmade Ice Cream Company have joined forces to create a Cherry and Prosecco Cheesecake Ice Cream.
Cherry & Prosecco Cheesecake is made using Hawkshead Relish sour cherry and prosecco jam, Italian prosecco, biscuity cheesecake and double cream.
Owner and founder of the Handmade Ice Cream Company, Steven Darvill, said, ‘’We change our flavor range every year, so this year we wanted to look at some other local companies to work with.
"There are loads of great food producers in Cumbria, and we wanted to select from the best and incorporate their products with ours to create a range of distinctive flavors, that would not only help promote what both companies are doing in their respective fields, but also the quality of the produce being created across the county.’’
Unilever launches new range of ice creams
Unilever has announced its latest range of ice creams in the UK from the Wall’s brand.
The new variants from Wall’s brands include a new Cornetto, and two flavors from Wall’s Calippo.
Cornetto Mermaid features a pink cone filled with matcha and raspberry-flavored ice cream.
Wall’s Calippo is launching two new flavors, Calippo Cola and Calippo Lime, which is already available in multipacks, but is now also available as an out-of-home SKU.
The new flavors have 90 Kcal and 93 Kcal per serving respectively.