What’s new? New product launches for March
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Clio Snacks adds three new refrigerated bar snacks
Clio Snacks, the brand behind the world's first Greek yogurt bar wrapped in a chocolatey coating, is unveiling three new additions to its refrigerated, handheld bar portfolio: Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bars, Vanilla Less Sugar Yogurt Bars and Vanilla Almond Granola & Yogurt Parfait Bars.
Clio is also expanding its distribution into Kroger stores for the first time, with three core bar flavors hitting store shelves nationwide in 1,200 doors in March.
All three new bar varieties include whole milk Greek yogurt with a cheesecake-like texture and chocolate or almond butter coating.
"We are delighted to introduce three innovative snacking solutions to our growing portfolio of handheld Greek yogurt bars," said John McGuckin, CEO of Clio Snacks.
"The snacking trend has emerged as an incremental and dynamic force within refrigerated CPG, and our goal is to provide delicious solutions which deliver on the promise of guiltless indulgence. With the nutritional profile of Greek yogurt, these new bars are the perfect choice for all-dayparts. From crunchy breakfast parfaits to afternoon cravings to lower sugar options, Clio's portfolio is an anytime, anywhere, hand-held snacking sensation… no spoons allowed."
In March, Chocolate Greek Yogurt Bars will be available in Kroger (alongside Vanilla and Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bars) and Whole Foods Market with an SRP of $1.49 per bar, Vanilla Less Sugar Greek Yogurt Bars will be available in Whole Foods Market and Albertsons with an SRP of $1.99 per bar, and Vanilla Almond Granola & Yogurt Parfait Bars will be available in Whole Foods Market with an SRP of $2.49 per bar. The bars will also be available at www.cliosnacks.com in 10-count boxes, for $18, $22 and $28 respectively.
GOOD PLANeT Foods debuts smoked cheese wheels
GOOD PLANeT Foods, creator of plant-based, allergen-free cheese alternatives, has added two new products to its line-up, Real Smoked Cheddar and Real Smoked Gouda Plant-Based Cheese Wheels.
The Smoked Wheel will retail for SRP $5.99 and will be available at retailers nationwide, as well as online at www.goodplanetfoods.com in the upcoming weeks.
"We are committed to expanding the plant-based cheese segment by pushing the envelope, and offering consumers new ways to enjoy allergen-free, dairy-free cheese," said GOOD PLANeT Foods co-CEO Bart Adlam.
"With our new Smoked Wheels, we are doing just that. These naturally smoked offerings will bring the joy of cheese to consumers who are vegan, flexitarian, or just trying to make a small step towards a healthier diet and PLANeT."
Enlightened expands ice cream portfolio with launch of Sundae Cones
US brand Enlightened has announced a new line of treats coming to grocery stores nationwide with the launch of lower sugar Sundae Cones.
While a traditional sundae cone can have up to 23g of sugar, Enlightened’s versions have as few as 6g of sugar and 140 calories per cone. Enlightened sweetens its sundae cones with monk fruit.
The Sundae Cones will be available in six flavors: three Light Ice Cream variants, Vanilla Fudge Caramel Fudge and Peanut Butter Fudge, and three Frozen Greek Yogurt options, Vanilla Honey, Caramel Dark Chocolate Almond Butter, and Strawberry Shortcake.
"In creating these Sundae Cones, we wanted to offer a range of flavor profiles, so there is something for everyone," Enlightened CEO and founder Michael Shoretz said.
"That's why we created three classic flavor profiles with our best-selling light ice cream and three yogurt-inspired flavors made with frozen Greek yogurt, two of which include a flavor core for extra indulgence."
Enlightened Sundae Cones are packaged with three 4-ounce cones in a box (MSRP $5.99). Shoppers can find Sundae Cones on EatEnlightened.com and in grocery stores nationwide, including Sprouts Farmers Market, Shoprite, Walmart, H.E.B., Stop & Shop and more.
Godiva partners with Boardwalk Frozen Treats with seven launches
Chocolate company Godiva has launched GODIVA super-premium ice cream in partnership with Boardwalk Frozen Treats, now available in the ice cream aisle of grocery stores in the US.
The seven-flavor range was inspired by Godiva's best-selling chocolate pieces and flavor profiles.
Godiva's global executive chef, Thierry Muret, said, "When perfecting the Godiva ice cream recipes, we wanted to ensure every bite reminded our fans of Godiva's iconic chocolate pieces. We worked tirelessly to perfect the flavors to ensure we encapsulated the classic decadence that Godiva is known for. We're excited for consumers to experience Godiva's ice cream, in rich flavors reminiscent of our chocolate dipped strawberries, mint medallion chocolate pieces and more."
The seven GODIVA ice cream flavors are: Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream (strawberry ice cream with strawberry pieces, dark chocolatey swirl, and dark chocolatey flakes); Midnight Swirl Ice Cream (dark chocolate ice cream with a fudge swirl and dark chocolatey flakes); Hazelnut Crunch Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with chocolatey hazelnut swirl and hazelnut brittle pieces); Mint Medallion Ice Cream (white mint ice cream with fudge swirl and dark chocolatey flakes); Praline Cone Crunch Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream with dipped waffle cone pieces, almond praline crunchies, and chocolate ribbon); Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream with salted caramel swirl and baked brownie pieces); and Caramel Embrace Ice Cream (vanilla ice cream with milk chocolate caramel swirl, and milk chocolate caramel cups).
David Owens, CEO at Boardwalk Frozen Treats, said, "Godiva's position as a leader in the premium chocolate category was the perfect tie-in to our strong presence in the ice cream aisle. We are excited to help bring these delicious ice cream pints to grocery stores near you."
Godiva premium ice cream can be found in the ice cream aisle of most major grocery stores and retailers, including Albertsons, Safeway, Kroger, Food Lion, Publix and many others, with an SRP of $5.49.
Z Natural Foods’ new Organic Oat Milk Powder
Z Natural Foods has launched Organic Oat Milk Powder in the US.
Oat milk alternatives are a source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals as well as being easy to digest with no saturated fat or cholesterol.
"Our customers tell us they enjoy our organic oat milk powder because they love how easy it mixes with water," said Jonathan Parker, director of nutrition and research for Z Natural Foods.
"They also really like that the oat milk retains all the same nutrition from the oats."
Oats naturally contain beta-glucans, which is also found in certain mushrooms, including shiitake and maitake mushrooms, and has been studied for immune-boosting benefits.
"Just like our organic rolled oats, oat milk powder is a nutritionally dense food packed with nutrients like calcium, zinc, vitamin B, Vitamin E, and beta-glucans," Parker said.
"But the most popular reasons for choosing our oat milk powder is the non-dairy and high fiber content resulting in a slower absorption similar to eating a bowl of oats."
Oat Milk Powder is available in a 1-lb bag for $15.99 (16 servings), 5-lb bag for $59.99 (80 servings), and a 50-lb bag for $524.99 (800 servings) and comes in an air-locked, freezer-tight, resealable, stand-up foil pouch that can be safely stored for two years.
Cosmic Bliss debuts organic, grass-fed dairy ice cream range
US brand Cosmic Bliss, part of the HumanCo family of brands, is expanding its offerings with the launch of an organic, sustainably-sourced, grass-fed dairy line.
Formerly a strictly organic, plant-based brand, Coconut Bliss now includes organic, grass-fed dairy frozen desserts under its new name, Cosmic Bliss.
All products are certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO project verified, and contain no soy, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.
"At HumanCo, we are working hard to make healthier and more sustainable living more widespread and more approachable for everyone,” said Jason H. Karp, founder and CEO of HumanCo.
Made with 100 percent organic, sustainably-sourced grass-fed milk, the new line features seven 14-ounce pints ($8.99 each). Flavors are: Twisted Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Blitz, Hazelnut Fudge Crunch, Strawberry Lemon Shortbread, Banana Caramel Flambé, Vanilla Bean Nirvana, and Chocolate Euphoria.
Cosmic Bliss products are available at Sprouts, Wegmans, Erewhon Stores, and Natural Grocers retailers nationwide, with the new grass-fed dairy line rolling out nationwide in March 2022.
Turkey Hill expands with new premium ice cream bars
Turkey Hill is introducing Dipped Duos, featuring two ice cream flavors swirled together in one bar and covered in a milk chocolate coating.
Dipped Duos ice cream bars are available in four flavors: Vanilla Bean & Chocolate, Caramel & Chocolate, Strawberry & Vanilla Bean and Peanut Butter & Chocolate.
The products can be found at select grocery retailers in the US, starting at an SRP of $3.79.
"Last year we unveiled 16 new products to our novelties line, and we are excited to continue to grow our novelty portfolio even further with the launch of Dipped Duos," said Kriston Ohm, vice president, marketing.
Müller launches first Australian inspired yogurt
Müller Yogurt & Desserts is targeting shoppers looking for a sense of adventure and escapism, with its latest Australian inspired yogurt launch in the UK.
Müller Corner Creations G’Dairy is a creamy yogurt, with a 3-in-1 fruit blend in the corner – a mixture of mango, passionfruit and coconut.
It is available in six packs in Asda now, with Morrisons and Sainsbury’s to follow. The RRP is £3.
Müller Corner Creations G’Dairy is the latest launch in the Creations range which also includes Müller Corner Raspberry Creations.
Justin Cook, chief executive officer at Müller Yogurt & Desserts said, “When researching what products Müller Corner shoppers wanted, we noticed that they desired products that transported them to adventurous and beautiful countries like Australia, with exotic but familiar flavor combinations.”
“We also identified a gap in the market for a creamy yogurt, with exotic fruit flavours and a smooth texture. As we look to create millions more Müller moments, we are confident that Müller Corner Creations G’Dairy will help us do exactly that.”
Tims Dairy unveils Greek style Strawberry Royale yogurt
UK company Tims Dairy is launching a limited-edition strawberry yogurt to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II this year.
The product is the first collaboration between the company and Wilkin & Sons Ltd, creators of Tiptree jams.
The 450g pot of Greek-style yogurt uses Tiptree’s Strawberry with Champagne Conserve, and is available in Waitrose and Ocado.
The pots are made from previously-recycled plastic and card.
“This is a special moment for the entire country and Commonwealth, and to help us all celebrate in true style this spring and summer we have got together with Tiptree, whose products and business heritage and ethos we have long admired, to create a superb new indulgent Greek style yogurt,” said Tims managing director Chris Timotheou.
“It has been such a pleasure working with a like-minded food producer with such enthusiasm who shares our values of great taste and quality without compromise. I can’t tell you how thrilled we are with the result – we think you’re going to love it.”
Quicke’s to launch Smoked Double Devonshire
UK-based cheesemaker Quicke’s has launched its Smoked Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese.
A smoked twist on the classic territorial Double Gloucester, the new product is made with milk from Home Farm’s grass-fed cows and smoked using oak chips from the family’s estate.
Based on the traditional Double Gloucester recipe, the four- to six-month Smoked Double Devonshire has a deep orange hue, mellow flavor and creamy texture. Quicke’s said the new cheese features buttery notes and a complex flavor profile to the cheese, while the oak chips from trees felled on the Quicke’s estate have produced a level of caramel smokiness.
Smoked Double Devonshire Clothbound Cheese is available for retail in 1kg and 1.5kg cuts, as well as in 200g pre-packed wedges.
Gayo Azul announces new Cotija Cheese
Gayo Azul, Caribbean Hispanic cheesemakers with a Dutch influence, have released a Gayo Azul Cotija cheese, joining its existing product line.
With a current assortment of cheeses, Gayo Azul said it aims to expand the versatility of its flavor further with the new Cotija, offering a sharp, slightly salty flavored cheese with a firm, crumbly texture.
Starting as a small company in the Caribbean, Gayo Azul entered the US market in the 1960s.
Cotija is a Mexican-style aged, fresh cow's milk cheese named after Cotija, Mexico. Cotija cheese is suitable for street corn, enchiladas, tacos, sandwiches, and more. Gayo Azul Cotija cheese is available in wedge form.
Gayo Azul products can be found at local grocers throughout the Northeast and Southeast, including BJ's Wholesale, Fresco Y Mas, Key Foods, Market Basket, Presidente, Publix, Sedano's, and Winn Dixie Supermarkets, as well as Walmart Supercenters.
Tillamook 10-Year Aged Cheddar launched
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) has launched Tillamook Maker's Reserve 2012 Extra Sharp White Cheddar as the newest 10-year-old vintage in its Maker's Reserve program.
Each year, TCCA introduces a 10-year (2012) and a three-year (2019) aged extra sharp white cheddar. These vintages join the existing lineup of 2016, 2017, and 2018 Tillamook Maker's Reserve cheeses.
When Tillamook Cheddars enter the Sensory Lab after an initial 60-70 days of aging, a team of tasting and sensory experts examines each batch and grade it against their signature flavor of cheese.
TCCA said the 2012 Maker's Reserve features tropical flavors such as mango, pineapple, and starfruit, coupled with honeysuckle and warm tasty notes of brown butter and macadamia nuts.
In addition to the 2012 vintage, TCCA also added a new three-year aged cheddar into the mix. TCCA said Maker's Reserve 2019 Extra Sharp White Cheddar has a nutty nose with brown butter and caramel aromas, dense and creamy textures, and is full of flavors of sweet cream and custard. It is balanced with subtle salty, umami notes and a delicate smattering of crystals.
So Delicious Dairy Free debuts Wondermilk Products
So Delicious has launched Wondermilk, a new line of dairy-free frozen desserts in the US.
So Delicious Wondermilk Frozen Desserts are available in five pint-flavors and two cone flavors—all of which are Vegan Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified.
The So Delicious Wondermilk Frozen Dessert Pints are: Buttery Pecan, Vanilla, Chocolate Cocoa Chip, Cookies & Crème, and Strawberry.
So Delicious Wondermilk Frozen Sundae Cones variants are: Salted Caramel, and Vanilla Peanut.
There is also a So Delicious Wondermilk dairy-free beverage—made with a blend of oats, coconuts and so, in Whole Fat and Reduced Fat varieties.
Wondermilk Frozen Desserts (MSRP $5.49/pint, $5.49/box of 3 cones) are available in grocery stores nationwide, while Wondermilk Beverages (MSRP $4.99/59-oz. carton) can be found at Whole Foods stores.
Seven new flavors from Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has announced the launch of seven flavors to be sold exclusively at Walmart locations in the US.
They will be available in 3,500 Walmart locations for a 10-week rotation from March 14. The plan is to refresh the flavors later in the summer.
“Having started the company with a single ice cream truck, we are beyond excited to bring Van Leeuwen to ice-cream lovers across the nation through Walmart,” said Ben Van Leeuwen, co-founder and CEO of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.
“What inspired us to start making ice cream was the idea that good food, and good ice cream, made from good ingredients, should be widely available on the market. We made these 7 exclusive flavors using the same artisanal processes and ingredients that we have been using to make our ice cream for the past 15 years. We have created a collection of classic flavors using thoughtfully sourced ingredients, from local jam makers to wild blueberries from Maine, to cookie bakers with a social mission. There are also unique and surprisingly delicious flavors that you would never expect to love as an ice cream (mac and cheese, and pizza!).”
The exclusive launch flavor pints are: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese; Planet Earth (blue spirulina almond ice cream and pieces of matcha green tea cake); Pizza (cream cheese and mozzarella ice cream with a tomato jam swirl and basil crust cookies); Hot Honey (vanilla ice cream with honeycomb and swirls of hot honey); Royal Wedding Cake (sweet cream cheese ice cream with chunks of lemon sponge cake with layers of elderflower frosting); Bourbon Cherries Jubilee; and Wild Blueberry Shortcake.
Allo! is first protein powder to dissolve into hot coffee
Toronto-based start-up Allo Nutrition has launched Allo, the first protein powder made to dissolve instantly in hot coffee, clump-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free.
One serving of Allo contains 10g hydrolyzed whey protein powder, with a variety of options available: Non-creamer natural, flavored non-creamer, and flavored creamers.
Allo is now available for purchase on liveallo.com as a 10-packet box for $19.99 for the non-creamer option, $21.99 for the creamer option, and a variety pack of seven packets that include flavored and non-flavored options for $19.99.
Allo works with a minimum 8-ounce serving of hot coffee, including espresso and cappuccino. It also dissolves in hot tea, hot matcha, and hot chocolate. As Allo comes in packets, it can also be used in take-out coffee.
Oui by Yoplait spring flavors
In the US Yoplait is offering a new dairy-free option with the Dairy Free Mango Champagne that is made with a coconut dairy alternative and fruit.
The other new flavors, Strawberry Rosé and Mango Champagne are made with whole milk, and fruit.
The spring flavors are on shelves across the US with an SRP of $1.49 for the core products and $1.99 for the dairy-free option. All products are sold individually.
Mystery flavor revealed
In the US, Turkey Hill debuted a new flavor in January, and invited consumers to guess the flavor.
The flavor is Blueberry Pancake, which includes maple syrup, blueberries and pancake batter.
“Turkey Hill is all about creating deliciously fun moments families can share together,” said Kriston Ohm, vice president, marketing.
“Through Mystery Flavor, we were able to capture the spirit of a fun challenge the whole family could be a part of—bringing a little bit of joy and excitement to their day. We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally announce Blueberry Pancake—the perfect treat for whenever you choose to enjoy.”
Blueberry Pancake is available at retailers nationwide, starting at an SRP of $4.29.
Albertsons adds three new ice creams
Albertsons, which has more than 20 well-known banners including Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, and Acme, recently launched three new ice cream offerings from its private label brand, Signature Select.
The three new flavors are: Signature Select Monster Cookie; Signature Select Lactose-Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; and Signature Select Lactose-Free Cookies and Cream Ice Cream.
The new flavors join Albertsons’ Signature Select existing portfolio of ice cream and novelty items including ice cream sandwiches, sundaes and cups and can be found in the frozen dessert section in Albertsons family of banner stores for $2.99 SRP.
Premium Lewis Road Creamery export butter now on NZ shelves
Premium butter made from Lewis Road’s parent Southern Pastures’ cream, and sold under the Lewis Road Creamery brand, will now be available to New Zealanders.
In 2020, the butter became the first, and remains the only, New Zealand dairy product to be stocked US-wide by Whole Foods.
“We are making a genuine pasture-to-plate traditionally churned butter,” said Lynette Maan from Lewis Road Creamery.
“This is not something you buy just for baking, it’s butter with such gorgeous colour and flavor that it can stand on its own on a cheeseboard.”
In New Zealand, the butter will be sold at a discount for domestic customers. The local RRP will be NZ$7.49 for 227 grams. In the US the retail price is currently more than NZ$10.
Southern Pastures said the lower price for NZ consumers reflects the butter’s local provenance and the reduced transport costs of selling it in New Zealand.
The Lewis Road Creamery 10 Star Export Butter is available in New Zealand supermarkets nationwide.
Bisoja – vegan baby food now also available as a follow-on formula
With the launch of Bisoja 2, Bimbosan, from Swiss company Hochdorf, now offers a vegan follow-on formula for babies and young children from the age of six months. The purely plant-based follow-on formula offers an alternative for babies and young children who require a vegan diet.
It is the follow-up food to the Bisoja 1 baby formula, which is already on the market. The modern, vegan follow-on formula fulfils the latest legal requirements in Switzerland and the EU.
The company said the balanced, plant-based baby food is also especially suitable for babies and young children suffering from galactosaemia or gastroenteritis.
Bimbosan Bisoja is free from lactose, sugar and starch. The non-GMO soya protein isolates serve as a high-quality source of protein. In addition to the legally required DHA (omega-3 fatty acid), Bimbosan Bisoja also contains ARA (omega-6 fatty acid). Especially in the first two years, these fatty acids are vital for the healthy development of babies and young children. Both ingredients are derived from plant sources. Bimbosan Bisoja also contains prebiotics (FOS), likewise from plant sources.
The full range of Bimbosan products is available in all pharmacies and drugstores in Switzerland. Some products are available in larger Coop stores and in various online shops.
The new Bimbosan Bisoja follow-on formula is available in a 400g can with a measuring spoon, as well as in a sustainable 400g refill pouch.
Cascade Glacier celebrates anniversary with returning flavor
Cascade Glacier, the foodservice exclusive ice cream brand owned by Oregon Ice Cream Co., is celebrating its 25-year anniversary by bringing back its Licorice ice cream flavor.
Licorice joins more than 50 other options like Maui Waui, Fruity Pop and Rocks, Party Animal, and Cotton Candy.
“We are so proud of 25 years of serving the foodservice community and continuing to offer crave-worthy options. As a foodservice only brand, we know the importance of creating memorable ice cream experiences and working closely with our customers to help them be successful. We look forward to continuing this work for the next 25 years!” said SVP of sales and marketing, Joelle Simmons.
“Our dairy-free tubs and Big Bars have gained exciting traction and continue to set Cascade Glacier apart. As we grow and expand our offerings, we are committed to the success of our partners and providing unparalleled customer service.”
Cascade Glacier Ice Cream, Dairy Free, and Big Bars, can be found through distributors like US Foods and CHEF’STORE.
New from Light + Fit
For International Women’s Day, Light + Fit has joined forces with Dress for Success, a global non-profit employment resource for women, to release two new, limited-edition Greek yogurt flavors - Lemon Cream and Orange Cream.
Both are available at select retailers across the US for $3.99 per 4-pack.
The launch aims to help raise awareness of how Dress for Success helps women achieve economic independence around the world.
In addition, Light + Fit made a $100,000 donation to fund the mission.
Planet Oat goes big
Planet Oat, the top selling oatmilk in the US, is now available in a larger 86oz size.
The product is available in two variants, Original and Extra Creamy.
New from Brave Robot
In April, Brave Robot will be introducing three new flavors to its plant-based ice cream range in the US with the addition of: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Cherry Brownie, and Mint Chocolate Chip.