Dairy-Based Desserts and Other Products 2018
(Frozen, Refrigerated and Shelf Stable)

  • ADULT-CENTRIC, DAIRY-BASED POUCH SNACKS (posted November 13, 2018)
  • SmashPack updates formulations and redesigns packages of its Protein Pudding and Protein Smoothie.
  • First launched in 2015, the original SmashPack was an all-natural, high-protein and real fruit nutritional snack that came in spouted squeeze packs. Each shelf-stable pouch was packed with 14 grams of high-quality whey protein, one serving of real fruit, 5 grams of healthy fats and only 180 calories.
  • “The idea was driven by my family’s medical history. Knowing the kind of medical problems that they had later in life due to poor nutrition and exercise I knew that I had to break the cycle for my son and my family,” says Rob Simpson, who co-founded SmashPack with his wife Kari.
  • Since the launch, the couple listened and responded to its core customers with product updates. In April 2018, the company rolled out SmashPack high-protein pudding pouches. Each pouch contains 15 grams of grass-fed dairy protein and only 4 grams of inherent sugar.
  • The company is now rolling out a reformulated original product line, replacing milkfat with medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oils, which are trending as one of the hottest health and wellness ingredients for 2019. The rest of the nutritional profile remains the same.
  • MCT oils are healthy fats recognized as optimum fuel sources for both brain and body, and, when part of a high-protein and very-low-sugar product, appeal to the growing number of consumers following a ketogenic diet.
  • “One of the benefits we’ve consistently heard from our customers about our Protein Smoothies is how easy our products are on the stomach and people use them not just because of the high protein and the healthy fat to keep them fuller longer but also due to the fact that the fruit provides them a natural source of energy,” says Kari. “We heard them and wanted to take it one step further by switching out the healthy fat for MCT oil, as well as making the product thinner like a smoothie, so it was easier to enjoy quickly.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • For more information on this product, link HERE to the Sept. 14, 2018 blog titled "Three Observations from Expo East to Assist with Your Future Innovation."

  • DAIRY PUDDING WITH INCLUSIONS (posted July 19, 2018)
  • Raymundo’s introduces Pudding Toppers.
  • These refrigerated puddings feature a dome top that contains flavorful and crunchy mix-ins.
  • Hand-crafted in small batches, Pudding Toppers come in five varieties. They are: Dark Chocolate Pudding with Churro Crumbles, Flan with Salted Caramel Crumbles, Key Lime Pie Pudding with White Chocolate and Pie Crumbles, Rice Pudding with Granola, and Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Brownies.
  • Each package includes two 5.25- to 5.4-ounce single-serve pudding cups.
  • The suggested retail price is $2.29.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN INDULGENT SNACK (posted July 9, 2018)
  • Powerful, a four-year-old brand credited with launching the brogurt category (manly yogurt), introduces Powerful Bites.
  • This refrigerated multi-serving, grab-and-go snack is a new spin on nutritious, satiating whey protein.
  • Each 5.3-ounce container provides a total of 30 grams of protein, with each container being about six servings (five bites per serving).
  • One serving contains 120 to 125 calories, 10 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 2 to 3 grams of sugar, with no added sugars. The latter is made possible through the use of erythritol and stevia.
  • Varieties are Blueberry Pie, Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate.
  • The base for this refrigerated snack is a proprietary combination of peanut butter, whey protein isolate, coconut oil, palm oil and other natural ingredients, all recognized as being powerful sources of energy.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 22, 2018, blog on Smart Food Development.

  • GUILT-FREE PUDDING POUCHES (posted March 21, 2018)
  • Smashpack introduces grass-fed protein pudding. The perishable 4.3-ounce pouches come in Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter flavors and contains 130 calories and 4 grams and 4.5 grams of fat, respectively.
  • They are made with a grass-fed BST-free protein blend of calcium caseinate, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate and milk protein isolate, allowing for each pouch to provide 15 grams of protein.
  • The pudding is sweetened with organic coconut sugar and monk fruit juice concentrate. This provides a pudding with 4 grams of sugar per pouch, 3 grams of which are added sugars.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • READY-TO-EAT QUICK BOOST PUDDING (posted November 8, 2017)
  • Taste’n Time from Thailand is available for global distribution.
  • These shelf-stable puddings are loaded with vitamins and minerals and function as a snack or meal replacement.
  • Four varieties—Chocolate, Coffee, Durian and Strawberry—are dairy based, and a fifth—Black Sesame and Green Pea Protein—is made with soy.
  • The puddings come in recloseable pouches, the same package the company uses for its shelf-stable smoothies.
  • For more information, link HERE.