Board at Home debuts holiday cheese board kits
Board at Home, creators of artisanal cheese board kits designed to support small-scale cheese producers, dairy farmers, and other artisanal makers whose businesses have been severely impacted by COVID-19, has launched limited-edition Holiday cheese board kit collections.
“Falling for Fromage, “Ski’n Solo” and “Fireside with Friends” are available at boardathome.org for next-day or two-day delivery.
The company also announced it is now booking virtual holiday parties and wine & cheese tastings led by Californian artisanal winemakers and cheesemakers for groups of 10 or more.
Falling for Fromage ($85): A French-inspired cheese collection featuring the fall flavors of France includes a wheel of Traditional Brie from Marin French Cheese, Marinated Cabecou from Laura Chenel, Fabrique Delices Truffle Mousse, Black Mission Fig Cake from The Girl and The Fig, and a box of Rustic Bakery Flatbread Crackers.
Ski’n Solo ($75): This kit features a wedge of Dry Monterey Jack from Rumiano Cheese Company, Sweet Dreams spreadable fresh goat cheese from Cypress Grove, a box of Rustic Bakery Vanilla Shortbread cookies, Dick Taylor Peppermint Drinking Chocolate, and a one-of-a-kind handmade ceramic mug.
Fireside with Friends ($120): The collection includes four varieties of cheese (Dry Monterey Jack from Rumiano Cheese Company, a Stilton-inspired Bodega Blue from WM Cofield, a washed-rind, Taleggio-style cheese from Nicasio Square, and Tuscan Temptress, a mozzarella with basil and sun-dried tomato from Rumiano Cheese Company), Fabrique Delices Truffle Mousse, Mexican-spiced pork salami from Llano Seco, a box of Rustic Bakery Flatbread Crackers, a Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate Holiday Bar with Bourbon soaked pecans, candied maple syrup & orange, a box of Rustic Bakery Cacao Nib Shortbread Cookies, a jar of California Wildflower Honey from Chico Honey Company, and Candy Cane Almonds from Sohnery Farms.
In addition to the limited-edition holiday kits, Board at Home offers a rotating selection of cheese board kits and gift sets featuring an assortment of small-batch, hand-crafted cheeses, charcuterie, crackers, jam, nuts, and other accompaniments sourced from California artisans who utilize ethically-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices. In addition to supporting the artisans, Board at Home donates 5% of proceeds to The LEE Initiative to provide emergency assistance to small, independent restaurants and their workers.
nutpods upsizes best-selling dairy-free creamers nationwide
nutpods, the US zero-sugar line of dairy-free creamers, will upsize its current refrigerated products from 16oz to 25.4oz in the coming months at most major retailers nationwide.
This upsizing reflects a broad shift in the plant-based category to larger format cartons. The brand currently sells four core refrigerated SKUs, French Vanilla, Original, Caramel, and Hazelnut, as well as seasonal variants Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha in a 16oz (1 pint) carton.
“This change is driven by shifting shopping habits,” said VP of marketing Patrick Coyle.
“Consumers are making fewer, larger shopping trips and we found they were buying more than one carton of nutpods per trip.”
“A larger size helps both the consumer and the retailer, making better use of limited refrigerated shelf space and providing our fans a better value,” added Madeline Haydon, founder of CEO of nutpods.
“It also reflects our commitment to limiting post-consumer waste as the only part of our packaging that uses plastic is the cap; one recycled cap is better than two.”
Retailers carrying the product include Kroger, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Target. The 25.4oz are already carried at 800+ Walmart stores nationwide in French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors.
Two Good Yogurt launches new product line utilizing Verified Rescued Produce
Danone North America's Two Good Yogurt is tackling food waste with the introduction of its Good Save product line.
In partnership with Full Harvest, Two Good 'Good Save' uses Verified Rescued Produce to create lower sugar yogurt products with the goal of reducing food waste at the farm level. The product is the first dairy product to utilize 100% Verified Rescued Produce. The initial offering features Meyer Lemons that are 100% verified rescued, with plans to launch additional flavors in 2021 and beyond.
"As a purpose-led brand committed to the well-being of our planet and its people, Two Good knows food waste is a problem across the industry that could not be ignored,” said Surbhi Martin, vice president of marketing at Danone North America.
“By rescuing fruit that would have been otherwise wasted and creating this innovation, we are taking purpose a step further by building an even more sustainable business model while also prioritizing the planet. Alongside our partners at Full Harvest, our team pledged to make a positive impact on food waste with the introduction of our Good Save product - a commitment to our planet and communities that is underscored by donating 100% of profits during Earth Week in April of this year to food rescue organizations City Harvest and We Don't Waste, and launching the industry's first one-for-one model with our One Cup, Less Hunger program this fall."
The lemons in Two Good 'Good Save' yogurt would otherwise have been wasted due to overproduction, a lack of secondary markets for the farmer, or cosmetic blemishes.
Two Good 'Good Save' yogurt is the first product to use the Full Harvest Verified Rescued Produce seal – the highest standard for on-farm food waste reduction verification.
"With the launch of the Two Good 'Good Save' line in partnership with Full Harvest, Danone North America is at the forefront of the food waste reduction movement and is helping farmers get the most from their harvests," said Christine Moseley, founder and CEO of Full Harvest.
"We're thrilled to help Two Good make a great tasting product by creating a sustainable and resilient supply chain made of Full Harvest Verified Rescued Meyer lemons."
Clio Snacks new products
Clio’s Less Sugar Greek yogurt bars are the world’s first Greek yogurt bars covered in dark chocolate.
The company’s new Less Sugar bars in peach and mixed berry (100 cals, 1g sugar and 8g protein) are currently available for purchase on the company’s website and Walmart, with plans to expand into Whole Foods and select grocery stores in early 2021. Price is $22 for a pack of 10.
The snacks combine the benefits of high protein yogurt and billions of probiotics.
The original bar core flavors are peanut butter, strawberry, vanilla, honey, blueberry, espresso, and coconut.