Milk, Flavored Milk and Creamer 2018

  • PREMIUM FLAVORED CREAMER (posted May 16, 2018)
  • Nestlé introduces Artisan Café by Coffee-mate.
  • These natural refrigerated creamers are made with simple ingredients, such as real cream, sugar, buttermilk, milk and natural flavors.
  • Sold in 14-ounce recloseable plastic bottles, the creamer comes in two flavors. They are: Himalayan Salted Caramel and Tahitian Vanilla.
  • A 15-milliliter serving contains 3 grams of fat and 6 grams of sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 11, 2018 blog titled “Next Generation Coffee-Dairy Products.”

  • NEW HALF-GALLONS OF ORGANIC MILK (posted May 10, 2018)
  • Dutch Farms introduces organic milk.
  • New Dutch Farms Organic Milk comes in three varieties in half-gallon recloseable spouted cartons.
  • They are Skim, 2% and Whole.
    Cow-spotted gable-top cartons sport illustrations of happy cows.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NON-GMO CREAMERS JOIN BRAND’S FLUID MILK LINE (posted May 2, 2018)
  • Danone North America rolls out Left Field Farms Coffee Creamer.
  • The brand is all about being non-GMO and promotes itself as: At Left Field Farms we do things differently. Because if you won’t eat GMOs, why should cows?
  • The creamer touts that it is made with “real milk, cream and sugar.”
  • The creamer comes in three varieties – Caramel, Sweet & Creamy, and Vanilla – in unique pitcher-style 32-ounce plastic bottles.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SHELF-STABLE, LOWER-FAT COOKING CREAMS (posted April 19, 2018)
  • Unilever now uses eco-friendly package for Rama Cremefine cooking creams.
  • The new package is rolling out to the German and Austrian markets.
  • Rama Cremefine is a lighter alternative to full-fat dairy cream (30% to 36% fat).
  • It comes in 7%, 15% and 19% fat versions. The 15% fat variety is also available as lactose free.
  • In addition, a vanilla cream sauce is available for desserts.
  • The 200-milliliter aseptic, single-use package is lightweight with an air-filled built-in handle.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • VALUE-ADDED MILK (posted April 5, 2018)
  • Kemps, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America, introduces Probiotic Milk.
  • The new half-gallon cartons come in fat-free and 2% reduced-fat.
  • The milk contains Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
  • Carton fronts state: Supports healthy digestion.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SUPERPREMIUM ORGANIC A2 MILK (posted March 19, 2018) 
  • Alexandre Family Farms introduces a line of extra-rich, cream-on-top milk.
  • This multi-generational northern California farm started in 1988. The family operates four grass-based organic dairies with crossbred milk cows on 4,300 acres of irrigated pasture.
  • The company is rolling out a line of vat pasteurized organic A2 milk.
  • The white variety is 6% milkfat and comes in 12-, 28- and 48-ounce glass bottles.
  • There’s 4.5% milkfat Chocolate, Ginger Turmeric and Vanilla in 12- and 28-ounce glass bottles.
  • An 8-ounce serving of the unique Ginger Turmeric flavor contains 200 calories, 10 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar (9 are added) and 8 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 16, 2018, blog titled "Natural Products Expo West 2018: Fresh dairy observations to influence your future innovations.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 16, 2018, blog titled "Natural Products Expo West 2018: Fresh dairy observations to influence your future innovations.

  • GRASS-FED BUTTER-BASED CREAMER (posted March 13, 2018)
  • Picnik introduces innovative functional creamer.
  • The five pillars of this new concept in creamer, which comes in 32-ounce aseptic cartons, are:
  • 1. Grass-fed butter. This fuels the body with a sustained, clean energy that satiates appetite and reduces cravings.
  • 2. MCT oil. Medium-chain fatty acid oil offers a cognitive boost, supports fat burn and balances mood and hormone levels.
  • 3. Grass-fed whey protein. The body rapidly absorbs this protein to reduce hunger and sustain muscle growth.
  • 4. Simple and convenient. The aseptic package offers a one-step solution to preparing butter coffee at home.
  • 5. Mixes with any beverage. In addition to coffee, the functional creamer can be used in any beverage, hot or cold.
  • This new concept in no-sugar-added dairy creamer provides 15 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 gram of protein per 1-tablespoon serving.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, read the Macrh 9, 2018, link HERE to the blog titled "Innovation Knows No Limits at Expo West 2018."

  • MOOO-LICIOUS MILK FLAVORS (posted March 7, 2018)
    Prairie Farms welcomes Spring with new limited-edition flavored milks.
  • The new MOOOO-licious line comes in Chocolate Marshmallow, Strawberry Crème, Orange Crème and Egg Nog flavors.
  • Gable-top quarts are available now through May, or while supplies last, at retail outlets throughout the Midwest and South.
  • “Our new MOOO-licious milk flavors welcome Spring in the sweetest way possible. Whether it’s a craving for chocolate, strawberry, or an orange creamsicle, Prairie Farms has a flavor for everyone,” says Rebecca Leinenbach, vice president of marketing and communications. “Offering consumers a variety of fun flavors throughout the year allows Prairie Farms to build on our leading market position as the top brand in the flavored milk category.”
  • Prairie Farms’ MOOO-licious packaging breaks the existing category norms. Colors and illustrations play an important role in differentiating between milk flavors. For each of the four varieties, a playful cow floats in a flavor-coordinated ring in a whimsical sea of milk. Each quart carton has a pastel background with illustrations of flavor elements found in the products, such as strawberries, marshmallows, orange crème swirls and dark chocolate bars.
  • Prairie Farms celebrates the launch of its MOOO-licious milk flavors with sweepstakes, giveaways, in-store sampling and other special surprises.
  • Suggested retail is $2.40 per quart.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • OMEGA-3-ENHANCED WHOLE MILK (posted March 1, 2018)
  • Fairlife grows its high-protein ultra-filtered milk line.
  • New fairlife DHA Whole Milk is a creamy, ultra-filtered cow’s milk with DHA omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health. 
  • The new whole milk joins the company’s 2% ultra-filtered milk with DHA to complete the collection.
  • Both fairlife DHA products, formerly known as fairlife SuperKids, are available in 52-ounce bottles nationwide.
  • “As a dairy company rooted in innovation, fairlife is dedicated to consistently launching great-tasting products that provide essential nutrients and vitamins. And, as a mother and grandmother of triplets, I understand the health benefits derived from good nutrition and I want nothing more for my family,” says Sue McCloskey, dairy farmer and co-founder of fairlife LLC. “Scientists have linked these fatty acids to a variety of health benefits throughout life, including brain health and health aging. I’m thrilled to say that our new ultra-filtered whole milk option offers 125 milligrams of DHA omega-3 fatty acids in each serving. That’s more than triple the amount found in other DHA-milks.”
  • In addition to delivering more DHA than other omega-3 dairy products, each serving of fairlife DHA Whole Milk provides 13 grams of protein and 35% of the Daily Value of calcium.
  • All fairlife products are made with real cow’s milk filtered using a patented cold-filtration process to remove the lactose and sugars while maximizing the natural proteins and vitamins found in cow’s milk.
  • The suggested retail price of fairlife DHA Whole Milk is $4.49. 
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CALCIUM-ENRICHED, LACTOSE-FREE CHOCOLATE MILK (posted February 19, 2018)
  • Aldi offers limited run of Friendly Farms specialty milk in U.S. stores.
  • The new Lactose Free Chocolate Milk is made with 1% low-fat milk that has been treated with lactase enzyme.
  • An 8-ounce glass of the calcium-enriched milk contains 160 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 11 grams of added sugar and 9 grams of protein.
  • The side panel of the half-gallon recloseable carton states: Enjoy milk in your diet again!

  • NON-GMO, LACTOSE FREE MILK (posted February 15, 2018)
  • Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy, is growing its new Non-GMO Project Verified milk with five lactose-free options.
  • It is available in whole milk, 2% reduced-fat, 1% low-fat and fat-free white, as well as a chocolate whole milk.
  • “As the first and only Non-GMO Project Verified lactose-free milk, Clover Sonoma is meeting the needs of customers who are lactose intolerant and want to avoid GMOs,” says Marcus Benedetti, president and CEO at Clover Sonoma. “With Clover Sonoma Lactose Free Milk, everyone can enjoy the delicious non-GMO Clover dairy they love, and get the calcium and nutrients they need for a healthy lifestyle.”
  • People who might have chosen plant-based “milk” alternatives due to lactose intolerance may want to choose lactose-free milk for a more balanced nutrition profile, according to the company.
  • McGill University recently published a study that examined plant-based dairy alternatives and found cow’s milk is the most nutritious option. You can read the synopsis HERE.
  • Clover Sonoma Lactose Free Milk is sourced from Northern California farms and is produced by adding lactase enzymes to fresh milk, which breaks down the lactose into two more easily digested sugars: glucose and galactose. The half-gallon gable-top cartons will debut in April 2018 and retail for about $4.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 9, 2018, blog titled "Cold Brew Coffee and Milk Make the Perfect Match."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 9, 2018, blog titled "Cold Brew Coffee and Milk Make the Perfect Match."

  • DAY-OF-THE-WEEK MILK BOTTLES (posted February 6, 2018)
  • Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh, Alibaba’s innovative new retail concept that combines traditional bricks-and-mortar shopping with a digital experience.
  • The new Daily Fresh milk range is now available in Hema’s 14 stores in Shanghai and Suzhou in 750 milliliter bottles.
  • The milk is sourced directly from Fonterra’s farm hub in Hebei province.
  • The product boasts unique labels to match each day of the week in order to emphasize freshness, with stock being replenished overnight ready for each new day.
    Initial volumes are currently around three metric tonnes daily, with plans to scale-up over time and expand with the retailer as it rapidly grows its footprint of stores across China.
  • President of Fonterra Greater China Christina Zhu said this new product delivers to growing domestic demand for higher-quality fresh products, as part of the ‘premiumization’ of China’s consumer categories.
  • “Shoppers here in China are becoming increasingly sophisticated in terms of their tastes and preferences, which are being driven by rising household incomes,” says Zhu. “More than ever before, consumers are consciously seeking products that are fresh, nutritious and safe, and our new product for Hema caters to this.”
  • According to figures from McKinsey, it is expected that more than 75% of China’s urban consumers will earn RMB 60,000 to 229,000 each year (U.S. $9,500 to $36,000) by 2022. This is up from just 4% in the year 2000, prompting a marked shift in consumer behavior and purchasing power.
  • Linked to this trend is the rise of Hema, which emerged on the scene in early 2016. It is a major sign-post of China’s new retail trend, which Alibaba founder Jack Ma coined as being the intersection of online and offline shopping, logistics and data.
  • At Hema, consumers can either shop in-store using their mobile phones to browse and purchase, or order online for a 30-minute delivery within a three kilometer radius. Hema then utilizes the wealth of data it gathers to provide a tailored, personalized shopping experience for each customer.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ORGANIC SMALL-BATCH MILK (posted January 31, 2018)
  • Burroughs Family Farms now markets whole milk from Walnut Grove Creamery.
  • The vat-pasteurized, non-homogenized milk is made from pasture-raised California cows, with labels sporting the California milk seal.
  • The product is making its debut in cream-on-top whole milk in plastic quart and half-gallon containers.
  • The suggested retail price is $3.99 and $5.99, respectively.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FARM-FRESH INDULGENT SINGLE-SERVE MILK
  • Darigold introduces Salted Caramel Milk as part of its Old Fashioned Milk product line.
  • This rich, decadent beverage is made with farm-fresh whole milk and uses the highest-quality ingredients.
  • The new indulgent treat is available just in time for Valentine’s Day.
  • It can be enjoyed on its own or used as part of a recipe for milkshakes, ice cream or to spice up a bowl of cereal.
  • “This Salted Caramel Milk has us ready to throw those New Year’s resolutions out the door,” says Sam Cohen, senior director of marketing. “We are excited to expand our Old Fashioned Milk product line and improve flavored milk offerings. Our Salted Caramel Milk is a sweet treat that is also an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D.”
  • Darigold’s Salted Caramel Milk is available in a resealable pint-size bottle with a suggested retail price of $1.79.
  • The flavored milk is found in the refrigerated section at grocery stores in the Pacific Northwest.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN, LACTOSE-FREE MILKSHAKES (posted January 15, 2018)
  • Truly Irish Country Foods introduces Truly Yours Shakes.
  • The milk beverage comes in Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors and took two years to develop.
  • The 150-calorie single-serve long-life (ultra-high temperature processed) milks are free of lactose, low in fat and loaded with casein and whey proteins, a whopping 18 grams.
  • The milks also contain no added sugars.
  • They made their debut in Ireland and are available for distribution to the U.K., Netherlands, U.A.E., Qatar and Hong Kong.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MINNESOTANS GET SPECIAL MILK (posted January 9, 2018)
  • Kemps introduces Purple Power.
  • In celebration of the Minnesota Viking’s postseason run, Kemps announced its limited-edition vanilla-flavored purple milk.
  • The “Purple Power” milk carries special packaging and hit retail grocery stores in Minnesota on January 5.
  • “As a Minnesota-based company, Kemps is excited to offer such a fun and tasty way to celebrate the team’s success and help fans show their support,” says Rachel Kyllo, senior vice president of growth and innovation. “Minnesota is home to hundreds of our local dairy farms and employees so we know firsthand how passionate the hometown fans are.”
  • The purple-colored vanilla milk is being produced locally right in the team’s home state at the Rochester milk manufacturing facility. More than 60% of the milk consumed in Minnesota is produced by Kemps and the Midwest dairy company sources all of its milk from family farms within 100 miles of the Rochester and Minneapolis facilities.
  • In the past, Kemps offered a green milk to celebrate the Green Bay Packers. This vanilla milk was produced in the heart of Packers country, 20 miles north of Milwaukee in the company’s Cedarburg, Wis., milk manufacturing facility.
  • More than half of all the milk consumed in Wisconsin is produced at the Kemps plant.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION HOLIDAY MILK (posted December 20, 2017)
  • The Farmer’s Cow introduces Peppermint Milk.
  • The refreshing cool taste of peppermint candy is blended with smooth, creamy whole milk. It’s holiday cheer in a bottle!
  • Like all of the flavors of The Farmer’s Cow Limited Edition Milk, Peppermint Milk is produced in small batches and sold in collectible glass bottles. It has a bright red cap and signature holiday hang tag that make it perfect to serve on holiday tables or give as a hostess gift.
  • It is only available for a limited time, from early December through the winter holidays, while supplies last.
  • Peppermint Milk is a wholesome festive treat with 8 grams of protein per serving. There are no artificial flavors or colors, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial growth hormones or antibiotics.
  • “This is our coolest flavor yet,” says Jim Smith, chairman of The Farmer’s Cow. “Like winter frost, Peppermint Milk is refreshing to bring out the holiday spirit. It is a versatile flavor that tastes great served cold, heated up or used as a mixer to make holiday ‘cowtails.’”
  • For more information, link HERE.