Yogurt Products
and
Fermented Drinks 2018


  • NO-ADDED-SUGAR PROBIOTIC SMOOTHIE (posted May 24, 2018)
  • Kemps, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America, introduces Live Real Farms Wholesome Smoothie.
  • Made with real yogurt and real fruit, the drinkable cultured dairy beverage is loaded with probiotics.
  • The beverage contains no added sugars, artificial colors or artificial flavors.
  • The three varieties are: Mixed Berry (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry), Pineapple Orange Mango and Strawberry Banana.
  • They come in 10-ounce single-serve and 32-ounce multi-serve plastic bottles.
  • An 8-ounce serving contains 150 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 19 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DUAL-COMPARTMENT LACTOSE-FREE YOGURT AND QUARK YOGURT (posted May 14, 2018)
  • Müller offers new products to the U.K. market.
  • Germany-based dairy group Müller, which is the Official Yogurt of British Athletics, is rolling out Müller Quark Yogurt and Müller Corner Lactose Free.
  • A first for Müller in the U.K., one of its largest markets outside Germany, the unique recipe of Müller Quark Yogurt combines traditionally thick alpine-style quark with deliciously creamy yogurt.
  • Müller research found that 30% of thick yogurt consumers did not return to the sector as a result of taste. By combining quark with Müller yogurt, the dairy plans to grow the category by attracting new shoppers and re-attracting lapsed buyers.
  • Müller Quark Yogurt comes in 150 gram pots in Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors.
  • Müller Corner Lactose Free, made with Müller Milk, represents the company’s first step into the lactose free sector.
  • The initial rollout is in Red Cherry and Strawberry flavors sold in packs of four.
  • 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.”

  • WHOLE IS BETTER YOGURT AND CAMPAIGN (posted May 8, 2018)
  • Bellwether Farms expands production and distribution of organic whole milk yogurt.
  • The “Whole is Better” campaign supports the national distribution of Bellwether Farms Organic Whole Cow Milk Yogurt.
  • The campaign reinforces recent studies and reports suggesting that dairy foods made with whole fat milk are more nutritious than reduced-fat or fat-free products.
  • “Our products are whole milk, intentionally. It’s common sense on top of good science, whole is better. Whole fat yogurt, cheese and milk taste better and are better for us,” says Liam Callahan, co-founder. “We respect the integrity of the milk so it delivers all the nutrition and health benefits naturally. With careful handling of the highest quality milk we can find, we have created a richer, creamier yogurt, without straining, adding thickeners or cream. We design our products to support healthy, active lifestyles for peak performance and enjoyment.”
  • Made with locally sourced organic whole milk from Jersey cows, the new cows milk yogurt is naturally high in heart-healthy fats and nutritious A2 protein, according to the company.
  • Bellwether Farms blends 12 live, active bacteria strains that work together to deliver the probiotic benefits expected from yogurt.
  • New 3.75-ounce transparent cups reveal fresh fruit ready to blend into the creamy yogurt.
  • Single-serve cups and four-packs come in six favors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Plain, Spiced Apple, Strawberry and Vanilla. A 32-ounce foodservice size is available in Vanilla and Plain.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • YOGURT SMOOTHIES FOR LITTLE HANDS (posted April 26, 2018)
  • LaLa U.S. introduces LaLa Kids.
  • The 3.1-ounce bottles come in packs of six and by the dozen, in two flavors. They are: Berry Intenz and Strawberry Blast flavors.
  • Labels tout that the drinks are made with real fruit and contain no high fructose corn syrup, nor any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.
  • Each bottle contains 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.
  • Stevia keeps calories and sugar content low. 
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • A NEW TYPE OF DUAL COMPARTMENT YOGURT (posted April 3, 2018)
  • Noosa introduces one container with side-by-side yoghurt flavors.
  • The new concept allows consumers to enjoy two complementary flavors of all-natural, whole milk probiotic yogurt made with milk from cows free of artificial growth hormones.
  • The gluten-free yogurts come in five combinations. They are: Blueberry & Lemon, Caramel & Apple, Coconut & Pineapple, Raspberry & Blueberry and Strawberry & Banana.
  • The products will roll out in May 2018.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN KIDS’ DRINKABLE YOGURT (posted March 28, 2018)
  • Slingshot Foods introduces Shorties.
  • These 8-ounce probiotic drinkable yogurts come in Blueberry and Strawberry flavors.
  • They are made with low-fat milk and milk protein concentrate and sweetened with organic cane sugar.
  • Each bottle provides 220 calories, 11 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar, of which 10 are added sugars.
  • Shorties are sold in packs of four.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • WHOLE MILK ICELANDIC YOGURT WITH A SIMPLE SIDE OF MIX-INS (posted March 22, 2018)
  • Siggi’s introduces Simple Sides.
  • The new Icelandic-style strained yogurt, also known as skyr, comes in four dual-compartment varieties. They are:
  • Honey yogurt with dried figs and walnuts
  • Plain yogurt with mango and muesli
  • Vanilla yogurt with almonds and dried cranberries
  • Vanilla yogurt with dried coconut and cacao nibs
  • The whole milk yogurt is slightly sweetened with organic agave nectar while the simple sides contain no added sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • WHOLE MILK PROBIOTIC SKYR (posted March 20, 2018)
  • Green Mountain Creamery introduces skyr, which is “Born in Vermont. Raised on Good Nature,” the brand’s tagline.
  • The new skyr comes in plain and four flavors. They are: Key Lime, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cream and Vanilla Bean.
  • The flavored varieties come in 5-ounce containers, providing 150 to 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 12 to 13 grams of sugar, and 12 to 13 grams of protein.
  • Plain and Vanilla Bean come in 24-ounce containers.
  • 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."

  • JAPANESE-STYLE ALOE VERA DRINKABLE YOGURT (posted March 8, 2018)
  • Morinaga Nutritional Foods introduces Drinkable Alove, Japanese-style drinkable yogurt with real aloe vera gel pieces.
  • The new 7-ounce drinkable low-fat yogurt line comes in three flavors: Original Aloe Vera, Coconut and Strawberry Banana. 
  • The company uses a proprietary process to remove the best pieces of aloe vera gel from premium aloe vera plant leaves, which are then mixed with a uniquely smooth and silky, Japanese-style low-fat yogurt in a drinkable format.
  • “Retailers were eager to have a drinkable aloe vera yogurt option after receiving a hugely positive reception from shoppers after our initial launch of aloe vera spoonable yogurt to the U.S., which has been popular in Japan since we first debuted there in 1994,” says Hiroyuki Imanishi, president and CEO. “This new low-fat yogurt is a great addition to the Alove line for those yogurt-lovers who prefer drinkables and enjoy its no-utensil convenience.”
  • The Alove drinkable low-fat yogurt launch comes on the heels of adding three new flavors—Kiwi, Peach and Vanilla--to the Alove cup line in January 2018.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • VALUE-ADDED ORGANIC KIDS YOGURT (posted March 5, 2018)
  • Ask just about any parent and they’ll say yogurt in tubes and little cups are a must-have kid favorite. Those handy tubes and little cups also make moms and dads feel good about providing a wholesome snack.
  • That’s why Organic Valley is introducing Grassmilk Kids Yogurt, a variation of its Grassmilk Yogurt that is formulated with kids’ palates in mind.
  • It provides superior nutrition and great taste in packaging so kid-friendly, the under-five-foot set won’t even realize they’re eating something that will grow their bones, and their brains.
  • Available in both 4-ounce cups and 2-ounce tubes, Grassmilk Kids is a homogenized whole milk yogurt made from organic milk that comes from cows that are 100% grass-fed.They receive no supplemental feed, grain or soybeans in their diet, just fresh pasture and dried forages.
  • This diet yields milk that is nutritionally superior to traditionally fed cows milk, as it contains exceptional levels of naturally occurring conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, according to the company.
  • Organic Valley’s Grassmilk Kids Yogurt uses organic fruit purees--strawberry, blueberry and bananaberry--to create a minimally processed snack with kids’ palates in mind.
  • Four-packs of kid-sized cups and eight-packs of tubes both have a suggested retail price of $4.79.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 2, 2018, blog titled "Expo West 2018: Protein Preview."

  • WHOLE MILK SKYR IN FUNCTIONAL FLAVORS (posted February 14, 2018)
  • The New Nordic Dairy Company grows its skyr line up.
  • Norr Skyr is made by a couple of young dairy men from Scandinavia.
  • Though their strained cultured products are rooted in Scandinavian dairy tradition, the traditional and whole milk single-serve containers of skyr are manufactured in Upstate New York using the finest local milk from 19 organic family farms.
  • The farms are small with an average herd size of 25 cows, and are given access to pasture year round and fed a grass-intensive organic diet.
  • The original nonfat line comes in Blueberry & Lavender, Elderflower, Gooseberries, Plain and Sea Buckthorn varieties.
  • The new whole milk line comes in Black Currant, Matcha, Plain and Raspberry & Rosewater varieties, with the flavored options touting wellness benefits.
  • Black currants contain twice the antioxidants of blueberries and four times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges.
  • Matcha is potent in antioxidants and amino acids.
  • Rosewater is beauty potion with anti-inflammatory qualities.
  • All of the skyr products come in 5.3-ounce containers.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DAIRY PROTEIN-PACKED POUCHES (posted February 8, 2018)
  • Powerful, a four-year-old brand credited with launching the brogurt category (manly yogurt), is growing its business with new Greek yogurt-based high-protein smoothie pouches.
  • The refrigerated pouch product has a resealable cap and targets consumers looking for a nutritious, satiating, grab-and-go snack.
  • The suggested retail price for a single pouch is $2.19.
  • Milk protein concentrate enables each 9-ounce pouch to deliver 20 grams of dairy protein.
  • With no added sugar and made with only natural ingredients, including 2% milk, each pouch contains 170 to 180 calories, 4 grams of fat and 11 to 12 grams of inherent sugar, depending on variety. 
  • The fruit base includes chicory inulin, erythritol and stevia, which enables a no-added-sugar claim. 
  • The line is making its debut in Coffee, Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana varieties.
  • Unopened pouches have a 45-day refrigerated shelf life.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INDULGENT, ADVENTUROUS YOGURTS (posted January 29, 2018)
  • DanoneWave introduces International Delight Yogurt.
  • The flavors in this line of yogurt were inspired by the International Delight flavors of coffee creamers and iced coffee drinks.
  • The 8-ounce tubs of yogurt come in four flavors. They are: Caramel Macchiato, Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll, French Vanilla and Southern Butter Pecan.
  • Each single-serve cup contains 250 calories, 8 grams of fat and 12 grams of protein.
  • The brand invites shoppers to explore the new indulgent yogurt line with package callouts, including “No Passport Needed. Spoon Required.,” “Get Down with the Flavor You Love.,” and “Party in the Yogurt Aisle.”
  • International Delight was launched in 1987 and was the first flavored, liquid, non-dairy creamer on the market. The brand takes its flavor inspiration from international locales, with a number of flavors inspired by the decadent desserts served in countries like Argentina, Belgium and France.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SINGLE CLEAR CONTAINER, FRUIT-ON-THE-SIDE YOGURT (posted January 17, 2018)
  • Yoplait introduces FruitSide.
  • The new single-serve package clearly showcases the side of fruit in each yogurt cup.
  • Each serving contains 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 19 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.
  • The five varieties are: Blueberry, Cherry, Mixed Berry, Peach and Strawberry.
  • The ingredient statement for Strawberry reads: Pasteurized Grade A Milk, Strawberries, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch. Contains 1% or less of: Pectin, Kosher Gelatin, Vegetable Juice (for color) Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate (to maintain freshness), Yogurt Cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • WHOLE MILK YOGURT SWEETENED WITH FRUIT (posted January 11, 2018)
  • On January 3rd, siggi’s launched 4% No Added Sugar Yogurt.
  • The next day, the company announced that France-based Lactalis agreed to purchase it for an undisclosed price.
  • The new yogurt comes in 4.4-ounce flat containers, with a single serving containing 4 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of sugar (from the milk and fruit), and 110 to 120 calories, depending on variety.
  • There are two initial flavors. They are: Banana & Cinnamon and Peach & Mango.
  • “We have always been at the forefront of reducing sugar in yogurt, and we are constantly pushing ourselves to use even less sugar while still making delicious yogurt with no strange additives,” says Siggi Hilmarsson, founder. “We understand that consumers today more than ever want less sugar. For example, in a recent survey we conducted, over 80% of participants noted that they are actively trying to reduce their sugar consumption. Our hope in launching this no added sugar line of skyr is to provide everyone with a tasty new yogurt that takes one step further in sugar reduction. We’re excited about it and hope our fans are too.”
  • All siggi’s yogurts are made without any artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors.
  • The new product has a suggested retail price of $1.69.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • WHOLE MILK YOGURT FOR 6-MONTHS PLUS
  • DanoneWave introduces Happy Baby Organics Yogurt.
  • First Danone acquired Happy Baby baby food company in 2013, then divested Stonyfield—the leader in baby yogurt--in 2017. Now newly formed DanoneWave introduces Happy Baby Organics Whole Milk Yogurt.
  • This “Baby’s First” yogurt is described as the “perfect size for tiny tummies.”
  • With no added sweetener, and enhanced with vitamin D and probiotics, this non GMO-certified yogurt comes in four varieties. They are: Banana & Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Peach & Mango and Plain.
  • The yogurt comes in six packs of 1.76-ounce containers.

  • PROTEIN AND FIBER YOGURT WITH CRUNCH (posted January 4, 2018)
  • Dannon Oikos introduces Protein Crunch Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt and Toppings.
  • Oikos Protein Crunch is the newest product from Dannon Oikos, pairing Greek nonfat yogurt with crunchy mix-ins to deliver 17 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber with no artificial sweeteners per 5-ounce cup.
  • The four varieties are: Banana with Cocoa Clusters & Chocolate; Coconut with Whole Grain Oats & Almonds; Vanilla with Blueberry Rolled Oats; and Vanilla with Chocolate Oats & Peanuts.
  • Chicory root fiber is the source of fiber and helps keep sugars at 8 grams.
  • Stevia leaf extract also assists with sweetness.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • REDUCED-SUGAR PROTEIN YOGURTS FOR SWISS MARKET (posted December 28, 2017)
  • Emmi introduces lower-sugar YoQua.
  • With 50% less added granulated sugar, 8 grams of protein and 0.1 % fat, Emmi claims the fruity yogurts are “the first of their kind on the Swiss market.”
  • The dairy brand said it is targeting consumers who would normally choose plain yogurts over fruit flavors because of reduced sugar. The new range comes in Strawberry and Forest Fruits varieties.
  • “We regularly ask consumers for their opinions, and the demand for reduced-sugar foods has risen sharply in recent years,” says Thomas Heller, head of marketing at Emmi Switzerland. “We are happy to respond to this type of trend, and with the new YoQua varieties, we are offering conscientious consumers a balanced alternative.”
  • The Strawberry flavor contains 12% strawberries, sugar, modified starches, beetroot juice concentrate, flavoring and lemon juice. Forest Fruit consists of 12% berries (4% blackberries, 4% raspberries and 4% blueberries), sugar, modified starches and flavorings.
  • For more information, link HERE.