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Milk, Flavored Milk and Creamer, and Non-Dairy Options 2018 - 2019


  • 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.

  • VALUE-ADDED UHT MILK RANGE (posted June 3, 2019)
  • Coca-Cola Vietnam introduces Nutriboost UHT milk for different ages and need states.
  • The philosophy underlying Nutriboost’s new milk product development is: Right Nutrition-Right Occasion-Right Method.
  • The new smart nutrition solution features three formulations. They are: Nutriboost KIDS: Morning Growth (Kh?i ??u tr?n v?n), Playtime (Gi? ra ch?i) and Good Night (Chúc ng? ngon). The milks are designed to provide children over the age of 3 years with optimal nutrients matching demands at three different periods of the day.
  • Nutriboost TO-GO: Stamina includes oats and natural fiber for boundless energy.
  • Nutriboost BEAUTY: This is skim milk enhanced with a science-based formula of nutrients such as collagen and zinc, which have long been associated with body fitness and youthful skin.
  • These three newly launched milk products mark the first project under the strategic alliance between Coca-Cola and Fonterra in the Southeast Asia region, which aims to provide Vietnamese consumers with nutrient-rich milk products sourced from New Zealand and cater to the diversified nutritional demands of various consumer groups.
  • The launch reaffirms Coca-Cola’s commitment on becoming a total beverage company, by which the company can offer innovative products with proven sustainable health benefits to consumers.
  • The original milk-and-juice drink Nutriboost launched in 2010 was Coca-Cola’s entry into the value-added-dairy product category.
  • The three Nutriboost KIDS milk products come in 110-milliliter cartons·
  • Nutriboost TO-GO and Nutriboost BEAUTY come in 220-milliliter cartons.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION GLASS BOTTLED MILK (posted May 30, 2019)
  • Shatto Milk Company offers special-release Raspberry Milk.
  • The company produced a total of 10,000 pint bottles that went on sale May 17 through the family’s farm store and Shatto Home Delivery, and on May 20 in all stores that offer Shatto Milk.
  • Each outlet had a limited amount of product, so first come first serve.
  • Shatto Milk Company is a Kansas City family dairy farm that began bottling their own farm fresh milk and offering their very own cheese, butters and ice cream in June 2003. The company has prided itself in offering the freshest and best tasting milk possible, while putting a fun twist on milk by offering fun flavors like Banana, Coffee, Root Beer, Cookies and Cream, and more.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CANDY-FLAVORED CHOCOLATE MILK (posted May 20, 2019)
  • Nestle USA introduces Snickers and Twix flavored milks.
  • The new 14-ounce plastic bottles allow consumers to drink a candy bar.
  • The Snickers variety has bold, nutty notes mixed with chocolate and caramel flavors, while the Twix variety features chocolate, caramel and cookie flavors.
  • Vitamin A and D-fortified, both candy bar-inspired flavors are made with real low-fat milk and pack in 270 calories, 4.4 grams of fat, 42 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein per 14-fluid ounce bottle.
  • Bottles sport the Real Seal and retail for about $2.49.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 17, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation Opportunity: Provide an Experience. Make Dairy a Destination."
  • Photo source: JoJo's Milk Bar, Chicago

  • MILK BOTTLES PUT PROTEIN CONTENT UP FRONT (posted May 15, 2019)
  • Prairie Farms’ new milk bottles emphasize protein content.
  • The new plastic bottles feature modern graphics on full shrink-sleeve labels.
  • The line includes single-serve (14 ounces) and quart bottles, in varieties such as Fat Free White, 1% Lowfat Chocolate and Premium Strawberry.
  • Labels boldly state that the milk contains no artificial growth hormones.

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

  • EASTER EGGNOG (posted April 15, 2019)
  • Rosa Brothers Milk Company’s holiday milk is back by popular demand. The all-natural Easter Eggnog made its debut last spring and is returning this year for a limited time.
  • Only fresh milk from the Rosa Brothers’ third-generation dairy farm and the finest of ingredients are used to create this divine treat, according to the company.
  • The eggnog is packaged in the dairy’s signature quart-size glass bottles and topped with a decorative bottle tag.
  • Noel and Rolland Rosa, third-generation dairy farmers, began production of their milk and ice cream in September 2012 with a handful of stores selling their products. Since then, the Rosa Brothers have remained true to their local roots while ensuring the freshest and highest quality milk and ice cream products.
  • Today, Rosa Brothers’ products can be found in more than 700 locations throughout California.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • NEXT-GENERATION SINGLE-SERVE MILK (posted April 9, 2019)
  • Lala introduces flavored lactose-free, protein-packed milk to Mexican marketplace.
  • Lala 100 is the first milk brand in Mexico without lactose. It debuted in unflavored formats in 2016.
  • The new flavored varieties are Chocolate and Vanilla.
  • A 330-milliliter plastic bottle contains 260 calories, 15 grams of protein and 6.7 grams of fat.
  • The company uses ultrafiltration to remove the lactose and concentrate the protein and calcium content. Lactase is added to ensure the product is lactose free.
  • The perishable product is described as containing 70% more of natural milk proteins and 30% more calcium than regular milk.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GRASS-FED, GRAB-AND-GO MILK (posted March 27, 2019)
  • Maple Hill is introducing 100% grass-fed organic milk in convenient shelf-stable grab-and-go-packaging.
  • No straw is required as the package has a resealable screw-top cap.
  • The 8-ounce cartons are making their debut in whole chocolate and whole white varieties.
  • The chocolate variant uses Fair Trade Certified cocoa.
  • The milks are sold as individual units and in four packs.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SMALL BATCH PREMIUM-FLAVORED MILKS (posted March 12, 2019)
  • Burroughs Family Farms introduces Cream Top flavored milks.
  • The 100-plus-years-old California dairy is introducing three premium-flavored vat-pasteurized whole milks.
  • Varieties are: Chai Spiced, Chocolate and Lavender.
  • They are made with only organic ingredients and sweetened with Maple Valley Organic Maple Syrup.
  • The vat pasteurization small batch process involves holding the milk at 145 degrees F for 30 minutes and then quickly cooling it. This retains a high percentage of the milk’s natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria, which adds to the flavor and health benefits of the milk, according to the company.
  • The new milks come in quart plastic jugs.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PRIVATE-LABEL LACTOSE-FREE MILK AND CREAM (posted March 6, 2019)
  • Amazon enters the milk business with the Happy Belly brand.
  • Available via AmazonFresh, the four fresh milk products—all lactose free--are: 1% Low Fat Milk, 2% Reduced Fat Milk, Whole Milk and Fat Free Milk.
  • Other new refrigerated dairy products include Half & Half, Whipping Cream and Whipped Topping.
  • Amazon first entered the private-label dairy business with 24 varieties of Happy Belly cheese in October 2018.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DECADENT-FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS (posted February 25, 2019)
  • Rosa Brothers Milk Company introduces all-natural Coffee Creamers.
  • The refrigerated coffee creamers start with farm-fresh milk and cream straight from Rosa Brothers’ family dairy.
  • The creamer gets blended with naturally sweet flavors to create a whole new coffee creamer experience, according to the company.
  • Varieties are: Signature Vanilla, Simply Salted Caramel and Vintage Hazelnut.
  • These creamy delights are packaged in the company’s signature quart-size glass bottles.
  • “After much anticipation, we are thrilled to launch our line of all-natural, farm-fresh, glass bottled Coffee Creamers,” says Noel Rosa, president. “Our creamers are the delicious end result of careful crafting with only the finest of all-natural ingredients. They really are coffee’s perfect complement.”
  • Noel and Rolland Rosa, third-generation dairy farmers, began production of their milk and ice cream in September 2012 with a handful of stores selling their products. Today, Rosa Brothers products are found in more than 700 locations throughout California.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HIGH-PROTEIN MILK WITH LESS SUGAR (posted February 19, 2019)
  • Darigold introduces FIT milk.
  • Seattle-based Darigold is expanding its portfolio of milk products to include FIT, an ultra-filtered, lactose free, high-protein milk.
  • The farmer-owned co-op’s ultrafiltration process naturally concentrates protein and removes sugars. Lactase enzyme ensures the product is lactose free.
  • FIT delivers Darigold’s same delicious taste with 75% more protein and 40% less sugar than regular 2% milk.
  • A one-cup serving of 2% white contains 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of sugar (no added sugar) and 14 grams of protein.
  • FIT Chocolate contains 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar (8 grams are added) and 14 grams of protein.
  • “The desire for high-protein, low-sugar food continues to increase, and we are thrilled to launch another product that provides healthy options for families,” says Duane Naluai, senior vice president of Darigold’s consumer products business.
  • The new product comes in 59-ounce cartons with a suggested retail price of $3.99, and in 14-ounce single-serve bottles for $1.99.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SOPHISTICATED-FLAVORED INDULGENT CHOCOLATE MILK (posted February 14, 2019)
  • Dean Foods introduces TruMoo After Dark.
  • TruMoo After Dark is a line of creamy, comforting chocolate milk in three sophisticated flavors: Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel, Mexican Style Chocolate and Vanilla & Chai Spice.
  • Sold in quart chug-style plastic bottles, a one-cup serving contains 230 to 240 calories, 8 grams of fat, 30 grams of sugar and 9 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ADULT-CENTRIC CHOCOLATE MILK (posted February 4, 2019)
  • Slate introduces better-for-you shelf-stable chocolate milk.
  • Boston entrepreneurs--Josh Belinsky and Manny Lubin—believe it is time to shake up the flavored fluid milk category.
  • After years of frustration with chocolate milk options only marketed to kids using whimsical package designs and brands, the duo is rolling out a new brand of adult-centric canned chocolate milk called Slate.
  • Slate is made using ultrafiltration to eliminate lactose and reduce total sugars while concentrating high-quality dairy proteins.
  • Shelf-stable Slate is making its debut in three varieties: Classic Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Mocha Flip (naturally caffeinated).
  • All varieties contain 75% less sugar and 50% more protein than regular chocolate milk.
  • Monk fruit keeps sugar and calorie content low.
  • The brand Slate suggests reintroducing chocolate milk to consumers with a clean slate, with less sugar, no lactose and more protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GLASS-BOTTLED FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMERS (posted January 30, 2019)
  • Top O’ The Morn is rolling out three flavored premium coffee creamers.
  • The “Fresh is Best” brand offers the creamers in 32-ounce glass bottles, no deposit required.
  • The bottles are all the same. The neck wraps identify the flavor and carry all important information, including the Real California Milk Seal, which is also printed on the glass bottle.
  • Made with no artificial ingredients, the creamers come in three flavors: French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Midnight Mocha.
  • One tablespoon contains 25 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of sugar.
  • The creamers have a 26-day refrigerated shelf life.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • 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.

  • ORGANIC HIGH-PROTEIN MILK (posted January 16, 2019)
  • Danone North America introduces Horizon Organic High Protein, the first multi-serve organic protein milk.
  • With 12 grams of organic protein per 8-ounce serving, Horizon’s newest milk provides 50% more protein per 8-ounce serving than traditional dairy milk offerings.
  • “We realized that protein is a top priority for people when it comes to milk, yet no organic protein milk option was available,” says Christina Finkel, senior director of marketing for Horizon Organic. “Protein helps to fuel your day and supports healthy muscles, and our newest organic protein milk is meant to help meet that need for dairy drinkers.”
  • Horizon Organic High Protein is available in three flavors: Reduced Fat Chocolate, Reduced Fat White and Whole White.
  • Horizon has been producing organic milk for more than 27 years, playing an instrumental role with the USDA to establish organic standards and create the USDA Certified Organic Seal.
  • Horizon cows are pasture-raised and spend at least 120 days grazing each year, with a supplemental diet of organically grown feed, according to the company.
  • Today, Horizon works with a network of nearly 700 certified organic family farms across the country to source organic milk.
  • “Less than 6% of all milk is USDA Certified Organic,” says Finkel. “We’re proud to be the first when it comes to a higher protein organic milk option.”
  • The added protein comes from organic milk protein concentrate made from high-quality complete proteins naturally found in milk.
  • Beyond having organic protein in every glass, Horizon Organic High Protein milks are an excellent source of vitamin D, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorus.
  • Horizon Organic High Protein milk is available nationwide with a suggested retail price of $5.99 per 64-ounce carton.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION DRINKABLE DESSERT (posted December 17, 2018)
  • Hiland Dairy Foods Company introduces Custard.
  • Hiland Dairy Custard is made with fresh Hiland milk, eggs and sugar. The ingredients are combined and slowly heated until thickened and then chilled and packaged.
  • What makes Custard different from Hiland Dairy Eggnog? Eggnog is made with rich Hiland Dairy cream, eggs and nutmeg. The Custard tastes like melted ice cream.
  • “We are excited to bring this holiday favorite to all of our markets,” says Rick Beaman, vice president, Hiland Dairy. “And we’re willing to bet that fans of both our eggnog and the custard will disagree as to which is the best, so we are launching a fun consumer contest during December on our Facebook page to let the votes determine the favorite.”
  • Both Hiland Dairy Eggnog and Hiland Dairy Custard are now available at most locations where Hiland Dairy products are sold. The suggested retail price is $2.79 for a quart carton.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION FLAVORED MILK (posted December 12, 2018)
  • Target introduces Market Pantry Sugar Cookie-flavored milk.
  • The naturally flavored whole milk comes in 1-quart recloseable gable-top cartons and sells for $2.49.
  • A one-cup serving contains 200 calories, 7 grams of fat, 26 grams of sugar (15 grams are added sugars) and 7 grams of protein.
  • Previously offered seasonal milks from Target include Chocolate Mint, Maple Pecan and Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog.

  • PROTEIN-ENRICHED FLUID MILK (posted December 4, 2018)
  • Meijer introduces private-label High Protein Milk.
  • The half-gallon gable-top recloseable cartons come in fat-free, 2% and whole fat varieties.
  • Milk protein concentrate is added to deliver 25% more protein than regular milk.
  • One 8-ounce glass contains 10 grams of protein.
  • Half-gallons retail for $2.59.

  • PREMIUM SEASONAL EGGNOG (posted November 22, 2018)
  • Top O’ The Morn Farms offers limited-batch glass bottled Pumpkin Spice Eggnog.
  • The new flavor joins traditional Eggnog, with both sold in non-returnable glass bottles.
  • The family-owned, Tulare, California-based farmstead dairy bottles its new flavor with an orange (pumpkin-colored) cap and a paper neck ring with flavor and nutritional information.
  • Bottles sport the Real California Milk seal.
  • A half-cup serving contains 170 calories, 8 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • EGGNOG WITH A SOPHISTICATED TWIST (posted November 19, 2018)
  • Clover Sonoma introduces Maple Bourbon Eggnog.
  • To bourbon, or not to bourbon? That is often an eggnog question. For those who want bourbon flavor without the alcohol, here’s an option.
  • Inspired by the boozy concoction that the Clover founding fathers once crafted as a private gift to friends, this sophisticated, non-alcoholic re-creation combines the company’s traditional organic eggnog with the earthy sweetness of maple and a dash of bourbon flavor.
  • The recipe includes special holiday spices and does not contain carrageenan, cornstarch or corn syrup.
  • Sold in paperboard quart containers, a half-cup serving contains 160 calories, 7 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar (13 grams are classified as “added sugars”) and 4 grams of protein.
  • The new variety joins Organic Eggnog, Eggnog and Light Eggnog.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • INNOVATIVE CREAMER DELIVERS PROTEIN AND ENERGY (posted November 6, 2018)
  • Kitu Life introduces Kitu Super Creamer.
  • Kitu Life Inc., was founded in the fall of 2015 by the DeCicco brothers: Jordan(23), Jake (24), and Jim (25). They were each collegiate athletes with a passion for nutrition and wellness.
  • Their first product--Super Coffee, formerly Sunniva--is a sugar-free, high-protein, healthful fat ready-to-drink latte line designed with the nutritional considerations of the ketogenic diet.\Now the brothers are rolling out a similarly formulated creamer.
  • Made with whey protein concentrate, cream and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil, the creamer comes in Original (unsweetened), as well as Hazelnut and Vanilla varieties. The flavored formats are sweetened with monk fruit.
  • The creamers come in 750-milliliter bottles, with a 2-tablespoon serving containing 50 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein and no sugar.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LIMITED-EDITION FOOTBALL-THEMED FLAVORED MILK (AND ICE CREAM) (posted October 16, 2018)
  • Kemps introduces Packers Lemon Cream Lowfat Milk and Green Bay Packers-themed ice cream.
  • Minneapolis-based Kemps has long been a proud dairy partner of the Green Bay Packers, offering limited-edition themed products during football season.
  • This year there’s new Packers Lemon Cream Lowfat Milk in pint plastic bottles.
  • There’s also a range of Packers themed ice creams including Frozen Tundra (caramel and vanilla ice cream swirled with sea salt caramel and chocolaty coated pretzels), Go Pack Go Under the Stars (chocolate ice cream swirled with peanut butter and peanut butter filled stars), Leap (chocolate ice cream with pieces of peanut butter cups) and Pack Attack (caramel-flavored ice cream with thick caramel ribbons and cookie chunks).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • LACTOSE-FREE PREMIUM CHOCOLATE MILK (posted October 4, 2018)
  • Prairie Farms grows its lactose-free milk line with new Lactose-Free Premium Chocolate Milk.
  • The dairy already produces several varieties of lactose-free white milks and North Star lactose-free ice cream bars.
  • “We frequently hear from consumers they would like to drink chocolate milk, but simply can’t because of their digestive issues,” says Rebecca Leinenbach, vice president of marketing and communications. “Prairie Farms listened and I’m happy to report that we can now offer them a great-tasting premium chocolate milk with no flavor compromises.”
  • Powered by a variety of lactose-free real dairy milk options, Prairie Farms is challenging the notion that consumers must switch to almond or soy beverages in order to avoid digestive issues. When compared to those products, real milk sourced from cows offers the additional benefit of eight essential nutrients and vitamins including calcium, protein, vitamins A, D and potassium not found in water or plant-based alternatives.
  • “Prairie Farms’ dairy farmers and cows work extra hard to bring milk to consumers and our job is to find ways for everyone to enjoy it,” says Leinenbach. “Now everyone can benefit from the nutrition and great taste of Prairie Farms premium chocolate milk regardless of lactose intolerance.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • 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."

  • COLD-PRESSURED LACTOSE-FREE PROBIOTIC COFFEE CREAMER (posted August 21, 2018)
  • JoeFroyo introduces Clean Label Creamer.
  • The innovators of Functional Cold Brew are rolling out the first and only 100% real half-and-half infused with seven probiotic cultures and manufactured using high-pressure processing.
  • The latter is a cold process that safely extends the refrigerated shelf life of fresh dairy cream without the use of damaging heat or preservatives.
  • The seven cultures are: Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. lactis and ssp. bulgaricus.
  • The addition of lactase enzyme renders the creamer lactose free.
  • The liquid creamer comes in ready-to-pour 32-ounce bottles, as well as half-gallon and gallon jugs.
  • A 2-tablespoon serving contains 37 calories and 3 grams of fat.
  • There’s also a dried version available in a 16-ounce shakers and single-serve packets.
  • The Original variety will soon be joined by Toffee, Vanilla Cream and White Chocolate flavors.
  • 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."

  • FRESH, LOCAL LACTOSE-FREE MILK (posted August 6, 2018)
  • Turner Dairy Farms introduces Turner’s Fresh Lactose-Free Milk.
  • Founded in 1930, Turner Dairy Farms has the same motto it’s been operating on since the beginning: Perfect Products, Perfect Service, Treat People Right.
  • The company markets award-winning, artificial growth hormone-free milk from local farms all located within 70 miles of its processing facility. A number of these partnerships span multiple decades and multiple generations.
  • The company is now making its milk lactose free through the addition of the lactase enzyme.
  • It sells in plastic half-gallon jugs.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • HISPANIC-INSPIRED FLAVORED MILK (posted July 18, 2018)
  • Rosa Brothers Milk Company introduces Horchata.
  • Horchata is traditionally a rice-based drink flavored with cinnamon and is often sold on the streets in Mexico and Central America.
  • The Rosa Brothers version blends milk with cinnamon, rice starch and other natural flavors.
  • It comes in single-serve 16-ounce non-returnable glass bottles and quart-size returnable glass bottles.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MILK IN POUCH PACKAGING (posted July 12, 2018)
  • Bannister Downs Dairy now offers its milks and flavored milks in lightweight environmentally sustainable packaging.
  • The new flavored milks are Café au Lait, Chocolatté and Mango Smoothie.
  • Package sizes are multi-serving 1 liter Big Moo’s and 200-milliliter single-serve Mini Moo’s.
  • The larger pouches should re-seal themselves. The surface tension pulling the sides together as the product empties from the pouch creates a vacuum causing the sides of the pouch to pull together and seal it shut.
  • For a truly authentic flavor, the company flavors its farm-fresh milk with freshly percolated coffee, real cocoa or natural mango puree. Nothing artificial is ever added to the Bannister Downs flavored milk range.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MILK GETS A MAKEOVER FOR WORLD MILK DAY (posted June 4, 2018)
  • Dairy Farmers of America offered limited quantities of Mülü.
  • Consumers are constantly chasing and looking for the next big trend in health drinks. As each new beverage hits the market, many forget about the original health drink: milk.
  • Recognizing some may need a reintroduction to what this wholesome beverage provides, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is shaking up the dairy industry and shifting milk’s status quo.
  • On World Milk Day, which was June 1, DFA introduced Mülü, otherwise known as milk, the original energy-packed, vitamin-rich, one-ingredient super drink.
  • Milk offers 8 grams of high-quality protein per every 8-ounce ounce serving, more calcium than seven cups of broccoli and five essential vitamins (A, D, B2, B3 and B12), all without added sugar.
  • “Milk has been around for thousands of years, and during that time, the new and flashy has overshadowed what we know to be true,” says Monica Massey, senior vice president and chief of staff at DFA. “Research shows milk provides nutrition that is an important part of a balanced diet that no other beverage can deliver. Dairy has the power to nourish the body, bring joy to your day and enhance the way we experience food.”
  • DFA’s Mülü campaign repackaged milk in a 10-ounce plastic bottle with a new, modern look and a fresh name, along with a fun and interesting marketing campaign, to give milk the attention it deserves.
  • Check out this VIDEO.
  • In addition to social media and other marketing efforts, DFA took Mülü to the streets of Kansas City—its headquarters--on June 1 to share the benefits of milk.
  • Consumers had the opportunity to sample Mülü.
  • The website states: This is a disclaimer. This product is milk. Mülü will not be sold in stores, but milk always is.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • 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.