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Beverages 2018 -2019

(Juices, Teas and Dairy-Based)


  • ULTRA FILTERED MILK-BASED NUTRITION SHAKES (posted November 19, 2019)
  • Fairlife will soon be rolling out failife Nutrition Plan.
  • The high-protein, low-sugar nutrition shakes come in Chocolate and Vanilla flavors in 11.5-ounce bottles.
  • Labels emphasize the inclusion of high-quality protein.
  • Made with ultra-filtered low-fat milk treated with lactase enzyme to ensure the beverage is lactose free, the shakes are sweetened with acesulfame potassium, sucralose, monkfruit extract and stevia, delivering only 2 grams of sugar per serving.
  • With 150 calories, 30 grams of high-quality protein and eight naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, the news shakes complement weight loss and weight management diets, and function as a convenient, on-the-go meal replacement.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PHILANTHROPIC PROTEIN ESPRESSO AND YOGURT (posted November 11, 2019)
  • Danone North America offers limited-edition products that provide support and drive attention to important issues and communities in need.
  • For Veteran’s Day (11/11), SToK Cold Brew Coffee salutes the brave and bold with its limited-edition coffee camouflage 48-ounce ready-to-drink Protein Espresso beverage, which has a suggested retail price of $5.49.
  • A 12-ounce serving contains 180 calories and 16 grams of protein from skim milk and micellar casein (milk protein).
  • SToK invites shoppers to join them in thanking veterans by donating to veteran-led, 501c3 chartered nonprofit, Veterans Expeditions (VetEx). SToK’s donation will help support VetEx’s 2020 Ice Climbing Expeditions that will be taking place across the country.
  • For more information, link HERE.
  • Ahead of World AIDS Day (12/1), Dannon is partnering with (RED) to transform one yogurt cup into a force for good to fight AIDS.
  • For every (Dannon) RED Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry yogurt purchased between November 11 and December 31, Dannon will donate 20 cents to the Global Fund, up to $100,000.

  • CLEAN PROTEIN DRINKS (posted November 7, 2019)
  • Garden of Life launches both grass-fed dairy and plant-based protein drinks.
  • The new line of ready-to-drink protein drinks comes in four formulations.
  • Garden of Life Sport Dairy Grass-fed Protein Drinks provide 26 grams of protein, 0 grams of sugar and contain no synthetic hormones, antibiotics, soy or gluten.
  • Chocolate has 140 calories and 2 grams net carbs. Vanilla has 120 calories and 1 gram net carbs.
  • Both are Non-GMO Project Verified and NSF Certified for Sport.
  • Garden of Life Organic Protein Plant-based Drinks provide 21 grams of complete protein, 0 grams of sugar, 1 gram net carbs, 5 grams of medium-chain triglycerides and contain no dairy, soy or gluten.
  • Available in Chocolate and Vanilla, both flavors are Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and NSF Certified for Sport.
  • “Today’s health-minded consumers are looking for a quick source of clean protein but they also want products made with ingredients they can trust,” Brian Ray, president. “We have a passion for helping people achieve extraordinary health, and we’re proud to offer products that are made with traceable ingredients and offer the assurance of respected third-party certifications.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PROTEIN AND FIBER MILK DRINK (posted October 16, 2019)
  • Immergut introduces Fuel Protein Break Milk Drink in single-serve, shelf-stable packs.
  • The no-added-sugar beverage comes in 330-milliliter prisma packs, with each pack containing 220 calories, 4.6 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein and 3.3 grams of fiber.
  • The base is skimmed milk enhanced with milk protein.
  • The fiber comes from oat and citrus fiber.
  • Sweetness comes from sucralose.
  • Flavors are Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CONCENTRATED DAIRY PROTEIN SHAKES (posted October 2, 2019)
  • Quest Nutrition enters the ready-to-drink dairy beverage space.
  • Known for its dairy protein-enriched frozen pizzas, tortilla chips and snacks, Quest Nutrition now offers ready-to-drink protein shakes.
  • Available in three flavors—Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Vanilla—the shakes are described as being simply made with only 11 ingredients (plus water.)
  • The ingredient statement reads: Water, Milk, Protein Concentrate. Contains less than 1% of the following: Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Lecithin, Salt, Sodium, Polyphosphate, Trisodium Phosphate, Gellan Gum, Sucralose.
  • The shakes come in 11-ounce shelf-stable prisma cartons, four to a pack.
  • One shake contains 160 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1 gram of inherent sugar and 30 grams of high-quality dairy protein.
  • They are certified non-GMO and gluten free.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DAIRY PROTEIN-PACKED CAFFEINATED BEVERAGE. (posted September 16, 2019)
  • Danone North America introduces Oikos Pro Fuel.
  • Oikos, helping fuel consumers’ hustle with nutrient-dense, protein-packed Triple Zero yogurt, is launching Oikos Pro Fuel protein-packed caffeinated dairy beverage.
  • This game-changing innovation delivers on-the-go nutrition in a refreshing and delicious format with 25 grams of protein and 100 milligrams of caffeine per 10- ounce bottle.
  • Oikos Pro Fuel blurs the lines between a few growing categories, including ready-to-drink coffee beverages and energy drinks, and builds on Oikos Triple Zero’s response to many consumers’ desire for options that are high in protein.
  • “The energy drink market is a large and growing space with consumers looking for nutritious energy sources to help them focus on their goals,” says Ben Arbib, innovation brand manager for Oikos. “Oikos Pro Fuel delivers protein to help build muscle and caffeine to help you feel alert. We’re proud to offer a great-tasting beverage with the high-quality protein and caffeine from coffeeberry extract.”
  • Oikos Pro Fuel is made with non-fat milk and is rich in nutrients like protein, potassium and calcium, which together help build strong bones and muscles.
  • Each bottle contains caffeine from coffeeberry extract and is equivalent to approximately one cup of coffee.
  • The caffeinated and cultured dairy drink is gluten-free and available in four flavors: Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry Banana and Vanilla.
  • “Oikos Pro Fuel is the first product in a new portfolio, which is focused on high-protein and functional nutrition,” says James Valdes, senior brand manager for Oikos. “To introduce consumers to the protein-packed caffeinated dairy drink, we will execute an integrated marketing campaign inclusive of national advertising, online video, social and in-store promotions. Within the new portfolio, we will continue to push boundaries with future innovation that reinvents the yogurt and adjacent categories.”
  • Oikos Pro Fuel is available at Walmart for $1.98 and in other retail channels for $2.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN ORGANIC MILK SHAKE (posted August 29, 2019)
  • Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, is rolling out new and improved Fuel high-protein milk shake, packed with organic protein and essential nutrients.
  • Now with 50% less sugar than before, the shelf-stable milk shake contains 20 grams of organic protein.
  • Fuel comes in three flavors: Chocolate, Coffee and Vanilla.
  • The first-ever organic coffee milk protein shake not only packs in 20 grams of pasture-raised protein, but also offers the equivalent caffeine to an 8-ounce cup of coffee to add even more fuel to active lives.
  • Fuel starts with USDA certified organic milk from the cooperative’s pasture-raised cows. During the innovative ultra-filtering process, the naturally occurring lactose in the milk is reduced. The addition of a lactase enzyme makes Fuel lactose-free. The resulting product is a protein power packed beverage with 50% less sugar than the original formula.
  • The suggested retail price for a single-serve 11-ounce carton is $2.99, with four and twelve-packs available for $10.99 and $29.99, respectively.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 16, 2019, blog titled “Dairy Foods Innovation Opportunity: Prioritize Protein and Portability in Kids Products.”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 12, 2019, blog titled "It’s a Game-Changing Day in the Dairy Industry: Say Hello to the Industry’s First Fresh Milk and Plant Blended Beverage."
  • This is a Daily Dose of Dairy/BerryOnDairy.com exclusive.

  • COLD BREW WITH CREAM (posted July 3, 2019)
  • Caribou Coffee introduces its signature coffee in ready-to-drink format.
  • The coffee is cold brewed slowly for 12 hours.
  • From the first sip to the last, the beverages are smooth and refreshing with no bite or bitterness.
  • The line comes in three varieties: Cold Brew Black Coffee, Cold Brew Original Crafted with a hint of cream and real sugar, and Cold Brew Vanilla Crafted with a touch of cream and vanilla.
  • “We are confident our new beverages are positioned to be the best in the ready-to-drink coffee market, and they are packaged in a way that only the Caribou brand can deliver,” says Jenifer Hagness, vice president of global marketing. “The Caribou brand is the perfect combination of playful and premium. We take our coffee seriously in the North, but not ourselves. Beyond developing great-tasting coffee, the new ready-to-drink portfolio also allowed us to explore a new creative design with our iconic Caribou logo. Life is too short for bad coffee!”
  • The 11.5-ounce can is priced at $3.49.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ICED COFFEE-MILK FOR SHARING (posted May 9, 2019)
  • McCafe Frappes now in multi-serve bottles.
  • Just in time for iced coffee season, McCafe is expanding its ready-to drink offerings to include a multi-serve 40-ounce bottle in its popular Frappé flavors: Caramel and Mocha.
  • The refrigerated beverages tout the fact that they are made with real milk.
  • The bottles retail for $4.49 and can now be found at grocery, convenience and mass merchandisers in select markets nationwide.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BREAKFAST SHAKE TO JUMP-START THE DAY (posted May 2, 2019)
  • Pipaltree Beverages rolls out Brekkie to the Indian marketplace.
  • New Brekkie All Day Breakfast Shake is a shelf-stable, dairy-based drink designed to fuel the body and brain first thing in the morning for a great start to the day.
  • Based out of Mumbai, Pipaltree Beverages’ mission is to address lifestyle health issues through smart food products to be consumed in the most convenient way.
  • Brekkie is the company’s first product line.
  • The dairy beverage contains milk, milk solids and milk protein concentrate,delivering 12 grams of protein in every single-serve 250-milliliter bottle.
  • It’s fortified with vitamins and corn fiber, and sweetened with sugar and stevia, with a serving containing 175 calories, 10 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber.
  • While the beverage is shelf stable until opened, labels state that it tastes best when chilled.
  • Brekkie comes in Almond, Chocolate and Coffee flavors and contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • A JOLT OF COFFEE AND MILK (posted April 30, 2019)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts introduces Shot in the Dark.
  • For on-the-go coffee drinkers seeking something a bit bolder, Dunkin’ Donuts has a new coffee choice served in a cool new way.
  • Less than two years after launching its first bottled Iced Coffee beverages, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving the ready-to-drink category another jolt with the launch of new Shot in the Dark coffee espresso blend, the brand’s first-ever coffee beverage served in a can.
  • Manufactured and distributed by the Coca-Cola Company, Shot in the Dark combines the classic tastes of Dunkin’s signature coffee and espresso for a bold new way to keep recharged, refreshed and running on Dunkin’, anytime, anywhere.
  • Served in a special slim can, Shot in the Dark delivers Dunkin’ Donuts’ high-quality coffee with a touch of cream and sugar, combined with delicious espresso for a full-bodied, rich, smooth coffee espresso blend.
  • Offered in three fan favorite flavors--Caramel, Mocha and Vanilla--each 8.1 ounce can of Shot in the Dark is 80 calories.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 26, 2019, blog on plant-based products in the dairy department.

  • MILK-TEA NATURAL ENERGIZING BEVERAGE (posted April 24, 2019)
  • Boba Guys introduces Classic Black Tea Latte.
  • The perishable, ready-to-drink beverage is a blend of brewed premium loose leaf black tea and organic whole milk from Straus Family Creamery.
  • The latte is slightly sweetened with brown sugar and cane sugar.
  • Sold in single-serve 9.5-ounce slim cans, one serving contains 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein and 19 grams of sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 19, 2019, blog titled "It’s Time to Get Smart with Your Brew: Functional coffees appeal to the growing clean-energy consumer."

  • ENHANCED ESPRESSO BEVERAGE (posted March 19, 2019)
  • Kitu Life Inc., introduces Super Espresso beverages.
  • The company was founded in 2015 by tired student-athletes, three brothers: Jim, Jake and Jordan DeCicco.
  • The trio’s newest innovation is Super Espresso, which is a 6-ounce can loaded with 180 milligrams of caffeine from three shots of organic espresso, 5 grams of whey protein concentrate, healthy fats from coconut MCT oil, 40 calories and zero sugar. Monk fruit helps with the calories and sugar.
  • Super Espresso contains l-theanine—an antioxidant found in green tea—and MCT oil—healthy fats from coconut oil—which together with the caffeine provide a smooth, sustained, energy boost without the crash.
  • The beverage comes in Caramel, Original and Vanilla varieties.
  • “Everybody needs energy, and until now, the only fast and effective energy options on the market are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients,” says Kitu’s Founder and Youngest Brother, Jordan DeCicco. “Super Espresso provides the energy we all need without the sugar, and the added benefits of healthy fats and a little bit of protein.”
  • Jim DeCicco CEO and Oldest Brother, says, “We all have those occasions where it’s crunch time and we need to get the job done—at the gym, at the office, or on-the-go. Super Espresso is that quick and healthy energy fix that will help everyone hit their goals and deadlines.”
  • Middle brother Jake encourages you to get more information by linking HERE.

  • PROTEIN COFFEE-MILK DRINK (posted March 14, 2019)
  • Smari introduces Kaffi Icelandic Protein Coffee.
  • The new 8-ounce refrigerated coffee-milk line comes in three varieties.
  • Keto Latte is designed for the keto dieter, with 60% of calories coming from fat, 35% from protein and 5% from net carbs.
  • The 8-ounce bottle contains 110 calories, 7 grams of fat, 1 gram of sugar and 10 grams of protein.
  • The perishable beverage provides as much caffeine as almost 2 cups of coffee (150 milligrams).
  • It is made with coffee, cream, milk protein concentrate, monk fruit extract and organic caffeine.
  • There’s also two flavored lattes. They are: Iced Mocha and New Orleans.
  • Each 8-ounce bottle contains 8 grams of sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 8, 2019, blog titled “Expo West 2019: The Dairy Foods Connection.”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 8, 2019, blog titled “Expo West 2019: The Dairy Foods Connection.”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 15, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Are Going Non-Dairy: It’s Time to Get on Board"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 15, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Are Going Non-Dairy: It’s Time to Get on Board"

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 1, 2019, blog titled “Dairy: a Proven Protein. It’s time to call it out!”

  • SINGLE-SERVE SHELF-STABLE MILK TEA (posted January 22, 2019)
  • ITO EN North America introduces ready-to-drink milk tea beverages.
  • Milk tea has been a longtime favorite in Japan for its latte-like taste and on-the-go convenience.
  • The new milk teas are available in two refreshing flavors: Matcha Milk Tea, which is made with 100% Japanese matcha, the finely milled powdered whole leaf green tea, and Black Milk Tea, which is made with Sri Lankan black tea leaves.
  • Packaged in playful cow-patterned bottles and Japanese Kanji characters, the new milk teas are brewed with real tea and made with all-natural ingredients.
  • The dairy component is skim milk powder. They are sweetened with cane sugar.
  • “It’s the perfect café-like experience in a bottle,” says Rona Tison, executive vice president of corporate relations. “We put our tea expertise to work by balancing the taste of tea with a subtlety sweet creamy taste. Refreshing and easy, it can be enjoyed any time of the day without the fuss of being a barista or brewing your own tea.”
  • The new milk teas are packaged in 11.8-ounce plastic bottles with 140 calories (matcha) and 150 (black) calories per bottle.
  • The suggested retail price is $2.49 per bottle.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • OAT-BASED REFRIGERATED BEVERAGE (posted December 31, 2018)
  • HP Hood introduces Planet Oat Oatmilk.
  • This new full-bodied milk alternative is naturally sweet and boasts the nutritional benefits of oats, including fiber and protein content.
  • Oats are naturally creamy in both taste and texture. Gellan gum gives the beverage extra creaminess.
  • The beverage is not intended to mimic milk, rather, it stands on its own with a rich, creamy texture and clean flavor that may be enjoyed by the glass, in cereal, in coffee and is great for cooking.
  • It comes in four flavors: Dark Chocolate, Extra Creamy, Original and Vanilla.
  • While being free from dairy, gluten, GMOs, lactose, nuts and soy, the company believes it is not as much an alternative as another beverage option and that milk users will find it appealing.
  • An 8-ounce serving of all four varieties is an excellent source of calcium and vitamins A and D.
  • Original provides 90 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of naturally occurring sugar and 2 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Extra Creamy provides 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat (from added sunflower oil), 2 grams of protein, 5 grams of naturally occurring sugar and 3 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Vanilla provides 90 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 4 grams of naturally occurring sugar and 2 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Dark Chocolate is the only variety to contain added sugar. A serving provides 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, 12 grams of sugar, of which 8 grams are added sugars, and 3 grams of fiber.
  • The new refrigerated beverage comes in 52-ounce recloseable gable-top cartons and has a suggested retail price of $3.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DAIRY PROTEIN-PACKED READY-TO-DRINK SHAKE (posted December 20, 2018)
  • Worldwide Sport Nutritional Supplements introduces Pure Protein 30g Shakes.
  • The shelf-stable drinks come in Chocolate and Vanilla Milkshake flavors.
  • Each 11-ounce carton contains 140 calories, 30 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, less than 1 gram of sugar and 24 vitamins and minerals.
  • The drinks feature a protein blend of milk protein isolate, calcium caseinate and whey protein concentrate.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • READY-TO-DRINK COFFEE-MILK BEVERAGES (posted November 28, 2018)
  • Community Coffee Company is rolling out an Iced Latte line.
  • Crafted with Community’s Signature Blend Dark Roast coffee, this new line of shelf-stable iced lattes comes in Mocha and Vanilla flavors.
  • Community Iced Lattes are made with real, natural ingredients including pure cane sugar and contain zero artificial flavors or colorings.
  • A 13.7-ounce glass bottle contains only 230 calories and is comparable in caffeine content to a cup of coffee.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • EXTRA-CAFFEINATED COFFEE-MILK DRINKS (posted October 18, 2018)
  • High Brew Coffee, the Austin, Texas-based natural beverage company created “for those who do,” is rolling out the brand’s first 11-ounce line of Triple Shot cold-brew cans, providing three times the natural caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.
  • The extra boost of energy “for those who do…more” is rolling out into the convenience channel in early 2019, addressing the need for a larger format, natural caffeine can in this retail channel.
  • The new Triple Shot line is available in four varieties: Black, Chocolate + Protein, Espresso and Vanilla.
  • The shelf-stable dairy-based drinks have a suggested retail price of $2.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CHILLED FROTHING COFFEE-MILK DRINKS (posted October 10, 2018)
  • Nestle introduced Nescafe Cold Whipped Latte at the NACS show in Las Vegas. The product will hit store shelves in early 2019.
  • The brand says this new product line showcases the third dimension in the indulgent coffee category: texture.
  • This refrigerated blend of coffee, creamy whole milk and indulgent flavors features layers of true barista-inspired froth and foam. Just shake 10 times to froth the beverage.
  • Sold in 10-ounce plastic bottles, the Cold Whipped Latte made its debut in Coffee and French Vanilla flavors.

  • ENERGIZING COFFEE-MILK BEVERAGE (posted October 1, 2018)
  • Shamrock Farms is introducing Rockin’ Protein Energy.
  • The new refrigerated beverages combine the naturally occurring caffeine from coffee with a whopping 30 grams of high-quality dairy protein for a powerful one-two punch ideal for sustained energy.
  • Rockin’ Protein Energy is made with real Shamrock Farms milk so it’s a great source of protein and nutrients, while being low-carbohydrate and lactose free and having no added sugar.
  • Rockin’ Protein Energy will be available in convenience stores nationwide this January in three flavors. They are: Café Latte, Caramel Latte and Mocha Latte.
  • The beverage comes in 12-ounce plastic bottles and contain 190 to 200 calories.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LOWER-SUGAR BREAKFAST MILKSHAKE (posted September 19, 2018)
  • Organic Valley introduces Breakfast Balance.
  • In 2015, Organic Valley introduced Organic Balance, an all-organic, fair trade milk protein shake designed for busy working women who want a healthy, delicious and convenient option for energy and nutrition in the morning.
  • Now the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers has reformulated and repositioned the product in response to consumer preferences and retailer interest.
  • Newly renamed, reformulated and repackaged, Organic Valley Breakfast Balance now contains 30% less sugar, but it’s still loaded with 16 grams of protein and 40% of the recommended daily allowance of calcium, all from clean, smooth, delicious and real organic milk from Organic Valley’s 2,000 family farms.
  • The packaging has been redesigned to emphasize the use occasion: an on-the-go breakfast that is packed with enough nutrition for the most important meal of the day.
  • What hasn’t changed is that Breakfast Balance is still lactose- and gluten-free, still shelf-stable, and like all Organic Valley products, never contains GMOs, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or artificial sweeteners.
  • The shake comes in 11-ounce plastic bottles in two flavors: Dark Chocolate and Vanilla.
  • One bottle has a suggested retail price of $2.99; a four-pack, $10.99; and a 24-pack, $24.99.
  • 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."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the September 7, 2018, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: It’s time to be better. That’s where your advantage lies."

  • PUMPKIN SPICE. IT’S BACK! (posted September 4, 2018)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts adds seasonal pumpkin spice to its bottled iced coffee line.
  • As autumn approaches and the passion for pumpkin peaks, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving fans more ways--and now more places--to keep fueled with a favorite flavor of fall.
  • New bottled Pumpkin Spice Iced Coffee is the latest addition to Dunkin’ Donuts’ fast-growing line of ready-to-drink iced coffee beverages. It is available for a limited time at U.S. retailers beginning September 10.
  • Made according to Dunkin’ Donuts’ specifications with high-quality Arabica coffee blends and real milk and sugar, Pumpkin Spice bottled iced coffee delivers the quality and great taste that millions of guests have come to expect from Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature iced coffee served at its restaurants worldwide.
  • As consumers continue to clamor for all things pumpkin--sales of pumpkin and pumpkin spice-flavored items are up 45% from 2013 to the year ending July 29, 2017, according to data from Nielsen--the favorite fall flavor is a natural extension to the brand’s bottled iced coffee lineup.
  • The iced coffee line has been manufactured and distributed by the Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners since 2017.
  • The café brand’s full fall menu keeps patrons pumped for pumpkin with: pumpkin-flavored hot and iced coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and Americanos; pumpkin-flavored frozen coffee; pumpkin-flavored cold-brew coffee; and pumpkin donuts, muffins and donut hole treats.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts also offers pumpkin-flavored coffee pods and bagged coffee where groceries are sold.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • READY-TO-DRINK KIDS’ BREAKFAST
  • Nestle USA introduces Nesquik SuperBreakfast protein breakfast milk drink.
  • Made with real milk, the shelf-stable drink is made with no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors, and no high-fructose corn syrup.
  • The drink comes in 8-ounce plastic bottles and is sold in six packs.
  • Thanks to the addition of milk protein concentrate, each bottle contains 12 grams of protein and much more, including calcium and vitamins A and D.
  • The drink comes in chocolate and vanilla flavor.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COLD BREW WITH MILK (posted August 27, 2018)
  • Chameleon Cold Brew makes milk the star in its new ready-to-drink coffee.
  • Made from premium-crafted coffee grown sustainably and sourced ethically, Organic Chameleon Cold-Brew Coffee with Milk joins the brand’s portfolio of organic coffee offerings, including ready-to-drink cold-brew, cold-brew concentrate, kegs, cold-brew kits and whole bean coffee.
  • Chameleon Cold-Brew with Milk blends Chameleon’s classic cold-brew coffee with organic whole milk and a touch of organic sweetness, yielding a smooth, creamy cold-brew experience that provides delicious convenience for consumers.
  • The new product line features three flavors. They are:
  • Original, Chameleon’s signature cold-brew coffee blended with organic milk and a touch of organic tapioca syrup
  • Mexican, with the addition of cinnamon, almond and vanilla flavors
  • Pecan, with the addition of pecan flavor, a homage to the brand’s home state of Texas.
  • An 8-ounce serving contains 100 to 110 calories, 4 grams of protein and 5 to 12 grams of sugar.
  • “Chameleon is known for our exceptionally smooth black coffee concentrate; however, we know that many of our consumers like to customize their coffee with milk and sugar,” says Chris Campbell, co-founder and CEO. “With this new line, we believe we’re filling the gap in the category for a lighter and sweeter organic, high-quality cold-brew that still maintains a coffee-forward tasting profile.”
  • Each 46-ounce bottle retails for $8.99.Chameleon Cold-Brew was founded in 2010 and acquired by Nestlé USA in 2017.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 17, 2018, blog titled "Selling Dairy Proteins and Milkfat: An Opportunity in Cottage Cheese and Quark."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 3, 2018, blog titled "Milk Processors: It’s Time to be a Beverage Processor."

  • SHELF-STABLE CANNED MILKY ESPRESSO (posted August 1, 2018)
  • Peet’s Coffee introduces Peet’s True Iced Espresso.
  • This new line of shelf-stable canned iced espresso flavors was inspired by top-selling drinks in Peet’s coffeebars: Black and White, Caramel Macchiato, Mocha and Vanilla Latte.
  • The Peet’s True Iced Espresso line reflects the brand’s commitment to Coffee First by delivering a prominent coffee taste using better ingredients.
  • The dark roast single-origin Colombian espresso used in Peet’s True Iced Espresso offerings provides such deep roasted sweetness that minimal sugar and calories are needed for a pure coffee indulgence.
  • The drinks are made with artificial growth hormone-free milk and cane sugar.
  • A single-serve 8-fluid-ounce can contains 100 to 130 calories and has a suggested retail price of $2.99.
  • “Iced espressos in Peet’s coffeebars are incredibly popular, representing over 40% of our cold coffee sales,” says Gretchen Koch, director of marketing and innovation-coldcraft. “After the success of bottling our signature cold brew, we are excited to introduce a premium ready-to-drink iced espresso that can be enjoyed anywhere. It was not easy to craft a canned shelf-stable coffee that is worthy of Alfred Peet’s name. We focused on sourcing high-quality, clean ingredients and fine-tuning the production method to ensure a creamy coffee experience on par with the iced espresso beverages handcrafted by Peet’s baristas. By using better ingredients, our Peet’s True Iced Espresso has 25% fewer calories per ounce and 40% less sugar per ounce than the category leader, making it the perfect coffee for on the go.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PROBIOTIC DAIRY PROTEIN FRUIT SMOOTHIES (posted July 26, 2018)
  • Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur is launching a new line of probiotic drinks as part of its Iögo brand.
  • Milk permeate is the first ingredient in these refrigerated beverages that come in three varieties. They are: Kiwi, Pineapple, Mango, Spinach & Kale; Mango; and Strawberry-Raspberry.
  • The drink comes in 200- and 300-milliliter single-serve bottles, as well as 1-liter multi-serve bottles.
  • Cane sugar and fruit puree sweeten this non-fat product, while milk proteins give it an extra protein boost.
  • A 200-milliliter serving contains 110 calories, 18 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein and one billion probiotic BB-12 Bifidobacterium lactis cultures.
  • Lactose-free versions include the lactase enzyme.
  • The drinks are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, as well as gluten.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PREMIUM SHELF-STABLE COFFEE-MILK DRINKS (posted June 28, 2018)
  • The J.M. Smucker Company introduces The Folder Coffee Co. 1850 Iced Coffee.
  • The 1850 pays homage to the year Folgers was founded.
  • The ambient beverage comes in 13.7-ounce glass bottles and contains 280 or 290 calories. 3.5 to 6 grams of fat, 11 to 15 grams of protein and 44 grams of sugar, of which 26 to 31 grams are added, depending on flavor.
  • The three iced coffees varieties are: Mocha, Sweet Cream and Vanilla varieties.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PROTEIN SHAKES FOR FISHERMEN AND HUNTERS (posted June 20, 2018)
  • Dairy Farmers of America introduces Sportsman Shake. It’s DFA’s Sports Shake, the original energy milkshake, rebranded and in a larger size with the tagline of “power your obsession.”
  • Sportsman Shake comes in an 11-ounce shelf-stable can in Chocolate, Coffee and Vanilla varieties.
  • The cans have either a hunting design, with the catchphrase of “each sip hits the mark,” or fishing, with “one sip and you’ll be hooked.”
  • They are designed to fill you up so you can either focus on the hunt, stay out longer and be on top of the game, or to help you stay out all day and keep fishing and ready for the big one.
  • DFA has numerous hunting and fishing expert partners endorsing the shakes.
  • Made with high-quality dairy, one can provides 350 to 360 calories, 9 grams of fat and 53 to 56 grams of sugar. The Coffee variety is made with real brewed coffee, which provides extra kick with caffeine.
  • The shakes are sold as individual units, as well as in 4- and 12-pack cases.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ON-THE-GO BREAKFAST BEVERAGE (posted June 14, 2018)
  • Arla Foods introduces Milk & Oats to the U.K. market.
  • This ready-to-drink refrigerated beverage is a simple blend of skimmed milk, hearty wholegrain oats and natural flavor that comes in single-serve 250-milliliter plastic bottles.
  • It comes in two breakfast-inspired variants: Maple and Vanilla.
  • Milk & Oats combines the convenience that on-the-go shoppers want, which is high in fiber and protein, low in fat and a source of calcium.
  • “As a nation, our eating patterns are becoming more flexible and the way we consume breakfast is changing,” says Verity Richardson, senior category and brand manager. “Traditionally, eating breakfast on the go can lead to less healthy choices, but Milk & Oats is a nutritious drink that still gives consumers the convenience and flexibility when eating breakfast out of the home.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • READY-TO-DRINK COFFEE MILK ENERGY BEVERAGE (posted May 29, 2018)
  • Monster Energy Co., introduces Caffé Monster.
  • Shelf-stable Caffé Monster is made with 100% arabica coffee and reduced-fat milk.
  • The drink comes in three varieties--Mocha, Salted Caramel and Vanilla--in a 13.7-ounce sleek glass bottle.
  • Energy comes from the caffeine in the brewed coffee, and added taurine, B vitamins and coffee fruit extract, as well as sugar and glucose.
  • Sucralose sweetener helps keep calories down. 
  • One bottle contains 180 calories, 4 grams of fat, 29 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SHELF-STABLE PROTEIN FIBER DAIRY BEVERAGES (posted May 17, 2018)
  • Atkin Nutritionals introduces Atkins Plus.
  • The shelf-stable drink is packed with 30 grams of dairy protein (milk protein concentrate and calcium caseinate), 7 grams of fiber and 20 vitamins and minerals.
  • With 2 grams of net carbs and 1 gram of sugar, the drinks are designed to satiate and provide steady energy throughout the day,
  • The drinks come in Creamy Milk Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla flavors.
  • A four-packs sell for about $8.29.
  • 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.”

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

  • FUNCTIONAL COLD-BREW COFFEE YOGURT BEVERAGES (posted May 7, 2018)
  • JoeFroyo rolls out ready-to-drink value-added beverages.
  • JoeFroyo Functional Cold Brew combines the kick of caffeine from cold brew coffee with probiotics and protein from drinkable yogurt.
  • Featuring 15 grams of natural protein per 12-ounce serving and six live and active probiotic cultures, JoeFroyo adds valuable health benefits from dairy, all while remaining 100% lactose free.
  • It also contains no artificial colors or sweeteners, no preservatives and no gluten.
  • Zach Miller, president and CEO, came up with the idea for JoeFroyo Functional Cold Brew after years in the retail coffee and frozen yogurt industries.
  • “One of our most popular menu items was what we called the ‘yo-gato,’ vanilla frozen yogurt with one or two shots of espresso floated on top,” says Miller. “The functional beverage market is seeing exponential growth right now, but wherever we looked, we could see drinks that sacrificed taste for benefits or benefits for taste. With JoeFroyo, we tried to create a functional beverage that checked all the boxes.  It’s full of long-lasting energy, natural health benefits and we never compromise on great taste.”
  • JoeFroyo Functional Cold Brew is also one of the first to market with a high-pressure processed (HPP) drinkable dairy beverage. High-pressure processing extends the shelf-life of food and beverage products without relying on chemical preservatives. It also keeps probiotic cultures live and active. HPP is common in the juice, dip and salsa industries.
  • The beverage comes in the ready-to-drink format, as well as an over-ice version (via one-gallon jug for pour overs or a 2.5-gallon bag-in-box to be used in dairy dispensers) and a frozen blended dispensed version.
  • A 12-ounce ready-to-drink bottle contains 270 to 290 calories, 3 to 4 grams of fat, 27 to 28 grams of sugar, and 15 to 16 grams of protein, depending on variety, of which there are three. They are: Espresso, Latte and Mocha flavors.
  • The protein content gets a boost from the addition of milk protein isolate and whey.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 27, 2018, blog titled "Sports Nutrition: A Growth Opportunity for Dairy Processors."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 27, 2018, blog titled "Sports Nutrition: A Growth Opportunity for Dairy Processors."

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 27, 2018, blog titled "Sports Nutrition: A Growth Opportunity for Dairy Processors."

  • CLEAN-LABEL PROTEIN WATER (posted April 25, 2018)
  • Protein2O grows beverage line with natural formulation.
  • Water and whey protein isolate are the first two ingredients in this clear, shelf-stable beverage that delivers 10 grams of protein in every 16.9-ounce bottle.
  • A bottle only contains 60 calories and 5 grams of sugar. The latter is achieved through a sweetener combination of cane sugar and stevia.
  • The new formulation, which comes in Acai Blueberry Pomegranate, Dragonfruit Blackberry, Kawaiola Coconut and Peach Mango flavors, uses natural flavors and vegetable juice for color.
  • The original line is sweetened with sucralose and uses artificial colors. It, however, provides 15 grams of protein. Flavors are: Classic Lemonade, Harvest Grape, Mixed Berry, Tropical Coconut and Wild Cherry.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DRINKABLE COOKIES, CREAM AND JAVA (posted April 12, 2018)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts grows its ready-to-drink coffee-milk line.
  • New Cookies & Cream joins Dunkin’s other ready-to-drink flavor favorites: Original, Mocha, Espresso and French Vanilla.
  • The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners have been manufacturing and distributing pre-packaged Dunkin’ Donuts branded bottled beverages since the beginning of 2017.
  • The bottled Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee beverages are made according to Dunkin’ Donuts’ specifications using high-quality Arabica coffee blends with real milk and sugar, delivering the quality and great taste that millions of Dunkin’ Donuts guests have come to expect from the brand’s signature iced coffee served at its restaurants worldwide.
  • “Through our strong partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, we have quickly become a leader in the growing ready-to-drink coffee market,” says Brian Gilbert, vice president-retail business development, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. “Cookies & Cream is a fun, delicious flavor, and we are excited to add it to the other flavors in our line-up as we head into the warmer spring and summer months. Our ready-to-drink bottled coffees are the perfect choice to enable our customers to run on Dunkin’ wherever they are.”
  • In 2017, according to IRI data, retail sales of Dunkin’ ready-to-drink bottled Iced Coffee exceeded $150 million within the first year of launching.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GREEN COFFEE LATTES (posted March 26, 2018)
  • Sunup introduces a new concept in ready-to-drink coffee.
  • The canned beverage looks and tastes like tea. In fact, the brand’s tagline is: Tastes like a tea. Energizes like a coffee.
  • “Our coffee tastes like green tea because we never roast the coffee beans,” says Nate Pealer, founder. “Using hot water and raw green coffee beans, we are still able to bring all the caffeine of a traditional coffee without any of the bitterness or traditional coffee flavor.”
  • The product came to fruition because Pealer always preferred coffee made from the lightest roasted beans. He learned that there’s no requirement to roast the beans in order to make coffee.
  • The line includes unsweetened and sweetened with cane sugar original, as well as latte versions of each.
  • The lattes are made with grass-fed organic whole milk.
  • 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."

  • HIGH-PROTEIN, LOW-SUGAR REFRIGERATED SMOOTHIE (posted February 27, 2018)
  • Bolthouse Farms, a part of C-Fresh, a division of the Campbell Soup Company, introduces the Bolthouse Farms B line of products, a new platform of lower-sugar, super-premium refrigerated beverages.
  • The better-for-you Bolthouse Farms B Strong protein beverages contain 16 grams of protein (from whey) per 15.2-ounce bottle with 70% less sugar (16 grams total) than the leading refrigerated protein drink, according to the company. Monkfruit juice extract helps keep sugar content down. 
  • The protein drink comes in Chocolate, Coffee, Vanilla and Vanilla Chai flavors.
  • There’s also new Bolthouse Farms B Balanced Smoothies, which contain 50% less sugar than the leading 100% juice smoothie and have no added sugar.
  • Free of artificial flavors and preservatives, and with a light consistency, the fruit and vegetable blended smoothies are available in four flavors. They are:
  • Berry: blackberry, strawberry and a touch of apple
  • Strawberry Banana: strawberry and banana
  • Sweet Green: kiwi, apple and pineapple with cucumber
  • Tropical: mango, passionfruit and guava
  • The beverages will roll out in March 2018 with a suggested retail price of $2.99 per 15.2 fl. ounce bottle.
  • 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.

  • LIMITED-EDITION DRAFT LATTE (posted December 25, 2017)
  • La Colombe offered Peppermint Mocha this holiday season.
  • According to the company, new La Colombe Draft Latte allows on-the-go consumers to enjoy the full taste and texture of a true iced latte, complete with a frothy layer of silky foam.
  • Perfectly frothed milk, a shot of cold-pressed espresso, dark chocolate and peppermint extract, this limited-batch Draft Latte delivers a refreshing take on a holiday classic, with no artificial ingredients and a fraction of the sugar found in competing offerings.
  • In autumn, the company offered its first seasonal flavor of Draft Latte: Pumpkin Spice.
  • A single-serve 9-ounce can of Peppermint Mocha contains 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 13 grams of sugar.
  • What sets this product apart from other ready-to-drink lattes is the special pressurized can that froths the ingredients when you crack it open, according to the company.
  • For more information, link HERE.