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Daily Dose of Dairy

Milk, Flavored Milk and Creamer, and Non-Dairy Options 2018 - 2024

  • Voyager Milk introduces Toddler Milk.
  • The product features the Real California Milk seal, which indicates it is made with milk from California dairy farm families.
  • Voyager Milk sources USDA organic-certified milk from grass-fed cows in California, ensuring wholesome nutrition for toddlers.
  • The dry mix is packaged in convenient stick packs for on-the-go consumption. No refrigeration required.
  • “Since we created Voyager Milk for our son, we required nothing less than the best, which we believe comes from California,” says Alexandra Bertholet, co-founder. “(The product) removes stress for families that are traveling, who might not have access to fresh milk on planes, hotels or even at the park.”
  • The mixes are fortified with calcium and vitamin D.

  • Nestle S.A. introduces Lindahls Protein Milk.
  • The new UHT milk line is lactose-free 0.9% fat milk enriched with milk proteins and vitamin D.
  • A 250-milliliter serving contains 12.8 grams of protein.
  • Chocolate and White come in 1-liter cartons and 0.5 liter single-serve bottles.
  • Vanilla comes in only 0.5 liter single-serve bottles.
  • The product is marketed as “gives you an extra strong portion of protein, an important building material for your muscles. Enjoy an active and balanced lifestyle with this low-fat and high-protein milk.”

  • CUTTING OUT THE LACTOSE (posted April 17, 2024)
  • Prairie Farms rolls out four new Lactose-Free Dairy Foods.
  • The new lactose-free lineup includes Cottage Cheese and Sour Cream in 16-ounce tubs and gallons of Whole and 2% Milk.
  • “With the introduction of lactose-free milk in conventional gallons, we’re not tapping into a trend, but instead normalizing the lactose-free category. By this, I mean we’re addressing the affordability and accessibility of fresh lactose-free milk by offering a family-size gallon,” says Matt McClelland, CEO and executive vice president. “And, we’re not stopping there because a lot of people are missing out on the unrivaled great taste of Prairie Farms award-winning cottage cheese and sour cream. With our new lactose-free options, they too can enjoy the nutrition and versatility that only 100% real dairy can deliver.”
  • The company relies on lactase to eliminate the lactose.
  • After a soft launch in April in the St. Louis metro area, distribution of the Prairie Farms lactose-free lineup will expand throughout America’s heartland in June, just in time for dairy month.
  • To mark its entry in the category, an on-pack QR code links to a page dedicated to lactose-free products, coupons, recipes and more information about the co-op’s farm-to-table journey of all its products.

  • Epoca introduces Cool Plus Banana Milk.
  • The new aseptic 8-ounce milks combine low-fat milk and banana puree, with extra sweetness from sugar.
  • One carton contains 150 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and 24 grams of sugar, of which 13 grams are added sugars. The other sugars are inherent to the milk and banana.
  • The milk is fortified with vitamins A and D and is an excellent source of calcium.

  • LACTOSE-FREE MILK NOW IN GALLONS (posted April 2, 2024)
  • Hiland Dairy is launching Fresh Lactose-Free Milk.
  • The new line is in response to the growing demand for lactose-free dairy options.
  • Hiland’s offering is a fresh alternative to the UHT (Ultra-High Temperature) processed options predominantly available in the market, according to the company. Hiland's lactose-free milk will be produced daily at the dairy processor’s Kansas City facility. This method guarantees the freshest taste and highest quality, upholding Hiland Dairy’s commitment to delivering superior dairy products to its consumers.
  • The milk comes in whole and 2% varieties in convenient plastic gallon jugs.
  • “The launch of our lactose-free milk is a direct response to the evolving dietary needs and health trends of today’s consumers,” says Sarah Carey, marketing manager. “We recognize the growing market for specialized dietary products.”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 29, 2024, blog titled, "The Future of Dairy Must Include Advanced Technologies."

  • REFRIGERATED MILK GOES GLOBAL (posted March 27, 2024)
  • The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) of India is rolling out Amul fresh milk to the U.S.
  • The cooperative has collaborated with the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) to sell fresh milk in the East Coast and Midwest markets of the U.S.
  • Four varieties are rolling out. they are: Amul Taaza, Amul Gold (6% milkfat), Amul Shakti and Amul Slim n Trim.
  • The range will come in gallon and half-gallon cartons.
  • The cooperative has been exporting dairy products for a long time, including shelf-stable milk into the U.S. This is the first time the coop is launching fresh milk outside India.
  • MMPA will manage the milk collection and processing and GCMMF will do marketing and branding.
  • Amul milk will be available in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington, Dallas and Texas, and other regions.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 22, 2024, blog titled, “Future Food Tech: Three Takeaways for Dairy Processors to Innovate Smartly.”

  • Shatto Milk is rolling out limited-edition Niners Tears flavored milk.
  • When the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII against Philadelphia in 2023, Osborn, Missouri-based Shatto introduced a limited-edition cheesecake-flavored milk called Eagle Tears.
  • This year, the Midwest dairy developed Niners Tears to celebrate the Chiefs’ 25-22 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
  • The Salted Caramel milk has a salty taste, just like real tears.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 16, 2024, blog titled, "The Potential of the Protein Leverage Hypothesis for Dairy Innovation."

  • FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE (posted February 13, 2024)
  • Danone introduces limited-edition Dunkin’ Brownie Batter Creamer.
  • After successfully launching the Brownie Batter Signature Latte in Dunkin’ restaurants in February 2023, and following the popularity of the Brownie Batter Donut, Dunkin’ welcomes consumers to mix up a batch of delightful brownie batter flavor in their coffee cup at home.
  • Made with real cream and real sugar, the rich, fudgy Dunkin’ Brownie Batter Creamer is a chocolate-lover’s dream.

  • To learn more about this product, link HERE to the February 9, 2024, blog titled, "Dairy Foods and the Super Bowl: Everything you need to know and more."

  • To learn more about this product, link HERE to the February 9, 2024, blog titled, "Dairy Foods and the Super Bowl: Everything you need to know and more."

  • PREMIUM FLAVORED MILK (posted February 6, 2024)
  • Oakhurst, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America, launches limited-edition Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Donut Flavored Whole Milk.
  • The product is the result of a unique collaboration between Oakhurst Dairy and The Holy Donut, a gourmet donut company that produces a very popular Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Donut.
  • The milk will be available for consumers to try until the end of March at local grocery stores and The Holy Donut’s four Maine locations in Portland, Scarborough and Arundel.
  • “We wanted to create a new delicious flavored whole milk for our customers to enjoy as a wholesome treat,” said General Manager of Oakhurst Dairy Mark Page. “In the past we’ve focused on Maine-inspired ingredients like the wild blueberry or maple syrup, but this time we wanted to partner with a local Maine food company known for creating exceptional and high-quality products like we do. Enter The Holy Donut.”

  • You can read more about this product by linking HERE to the January 26, 2024, blog titled "Every Day This Week was a Great Day for Dairy: Let’s keep up the momentum."

  • Organic Valley, the U.S.’s largest organic farmer-owned dairy cooperative, rolls out Organic Valley Family First Milk.
  • The new milk features all the goodness of the standard 12 essential nutrients in Organic Valley milks, with added DHA omega 3 to support brain health.
  • This new milk is meant to be enjoyed by milk lovers of all ages and comes from pasture-raised cows on Organic Valley’s small family farms.
  • Americans in all age groups did not meet the recommended daily intake of omega 3s to meet nutritional needs based on U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.
  • Recent insights uncovered by Organic Valley show that families are in search of a milk that meets the varying nutritional needs of their families. The new Family First organic milk line from Organic Valley provides 50 mg of DHA omega 3 per serving to help provide a solution to this problem.
  • “Our new Organic Valley Family First milk tastes just as fresh and delicious as our other organic milks, with the added benefits of DHA omega 3,” says Jaclyn Cardin, chief brand officer. “And so, we couldn't be more excited to bring our new Family First milk to store shelves nationwide and offer families a great-tasting option from our co-op that provides quality nutrition for the whole family.”
  • The milk comes in Whole and Reduced Fat 2%.
  • A 64-ounce (half gallon) carton has a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $6.99.

  • Darigold Inc., is rolling out Belle Creamers.
  • The lactose-free creamers come in four varieties: Caramel, Hazelnut Latte, Sweet Cream and Vanilla.
  • “Looking at the leading brands of coffee creamer today, it’s a bit of a misnomer to call them ‘creamers’ since they are not made with real cream,” says Sam Cohen, head of marketing at Darigold. “Like margarine, most common coffee creamers today are made with vegetable oils, not real cream, and tend to have as many as 10 or more ingredients. Belle Creamers are made with just five simple ingredients, including real cream and natural flavors, making them actual coffee cream rather than coffee oilers.”
  • Farmer-owned Darigold sees plenty of potential for the Belle Creamer brand in the $6 billion coffee whiteners space, which includes half and half, plant-based creamer options, and the ubiquitous oil-based creamers.
  • Consumer demand for premium creamers is growing rapidly and is under-represented at many retailers. Darigold believes Belle’s real cream product will uniquely deliver the taste and simple ingredients consumers want while enabling retailer growth in the category.
  • Darigold is in the midst of a broad effort to grow its business. Through a recent upgrade of a production facility in Boise, Idaho, and a new plant that is currently under construction in Central Washington State, it is providing opportunities for its farmer-owners to grow on-farm production, which means more milk for products for its customers.

  • MALTESE MILK WITH PROTEIN (posted January 3, 2024)
  • Malta Dairy Products Ltd., introduces Benna Pro Milk.
  • This farmer-owned dairy sources fresh milk from more than 90 farms across the islands of Malta and Gozo.
  • The new Benna Pro Milk comes in Chocolate, Strawberry and White varieties, all of which include lactase.
  • Breaking down the lactose with lactase enables an “easy to digest” claim on packages, along with a 30% reduction in sugar.
  • The product is enhanced with milk proteins, which contributes to the 50 grams of protein per 1-liter carton.
  • The strawberry variant cites “ color from lycopene from red tomatoes.”

  • SINGLE-SERVE PREMIUM MILK MULTI-PACKS (posted November 16, 2023)
  • Aurora Organic Dairy showcased its private-label A2 milk capabilities at PLMA.
  • This includes aseptically packaged (shelf stable until opened) 8-ounce plastic bottles of Organic A2 Whole Milk sold in packs of 18 bottles.
  • The company guarantees a more than 150-day unopened ambient shelf life of the product.

  • WHAT COFFEE CREAMER SHOULD BE (posted November 14, 2023)
  • Nestle now offers “real dairy” Carnation Coffee Creamer.
  • The brand historically has been associated with non-dairy creamer based on vegetable fats.
  • The new Nestlé Carnation Coffee Creamer comes in Sweetened Original and Zero Sugar Original.
  • “Now more than ever, coffee lovers are looking for high-quality coffee creamers that won’t break the bank,” says Leonardo Aizpuru, vice president of brand marketing-beverage division and business unit, Nestle. “Our latest Carnation coffee creamer innovation combines real milk with the iconic flavor of Carnation, to deliver a great taste at an affordable price.”
  • A 32-ounce bottle has a suggested retail price of $2.99 to 3.49.

  • LAYERING FLAVORS INTO EGGNOG (posted November 9, 2023)
  • Shamrock Farms grows its eggnog lineup.
  • Naturally flavored Vanilla Spice Eggnog joins Traditional, Light, Irish Whiskey and Pumpkin Spice.
  • The ultra-pasteurized beverage comes in quart plastic bottles and includes four dairy ingredients: milk, cream, whey powder and nonfat milk.
  • A half-cup serving contains 170 calories, 8 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar (15 grams are added sugars) and 5 grams of protein.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the November 3, 2023, blog titled "The Ingredient List is Gaining Attention."

  • MAKE YOUR COFFEE CREAMY, SWEET AND SALTY (posted November 1, 2023)
  • Dunkin’ and Danone collaborate to add Dunkin’ Salted Caramel Creamer to the partnership.
  • After selling out of Salted Caramel Cold Brew in the summer of 2022 and serving up approximately six million Salted Caramel Cold Brews in Dunkin’ restaurants this past summer, Dunkin’ heard fans loud and clear: they can’t get enough of salted caramel in their cup. The chain partnered with the at-home coffee and creamer experts at Danone to bring the flavor home in another format.
  • “From fan-favorite Dunkin’ Extra Extra Creamer to limited-time seasonal creamers, Dunkin’ knows the importance that flavor plays in a morning cup of coffee, and so does Danone,” said Kallie Goodwin, vice president of marketing-coffee creamers, Danone North America. “We are thrilled to introduce Salted Caramel Creamer to the Dunkin’ portfolio, giving fans another restaurant-inspired creamer to enjoy.”
  • Skim milk is the first ingredient. Cream comes fourth.
  • A 1-tablespoon serving contains 30 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of sugar.

  • BETTER-FOR-YOU EGGNOG (posted October 18, 2023)
  • Organic Valley, America’s largest organic farmer-owned dairy cooperative, is rolling out Organic Reduced Fat Eggnog for the 2023 holiday season.
  • “We heard loud and clear from consumers that eggnog is an important part of their winter traditions, so, we came together as a co-op to work hand-in-hand with our small family farmers to make it a reality,” says Jaclyn Cardin, chief brand officer at Organic Valley. “We’re excited to introduce this made-from-scratch recipe, which consumers preferred over our prior full-fat recipe. Made with organic ingredients, it is truly creamy and delicious, and there is really nothing like it available in the marketplace.”
  • Organic Valley’s eggnog is made with organic milk, eggs, sugar, nutmeg and natural flavor.

  • BREAKFAST-INSPIRED FLAVORED MILK (posted September 25, 2023)
  • Nestlé and Kellogg partner for Nestlé Sensations.
  • These flavored milks are not to be confused with Nestlé Health Science’s Carnation Breakfast Essentials Flavored Nutritional Drinks, which come in various cereal flavors.
  • Nestlé Sensations Frosted Flakes Cereal-flavored Milk, scheduled to debut in November, features the taste of frosted cornflakes, complete with a rich and creamy dairy finish.
  • Nestlé Sensations Eggo Maple Waffle-flavored Milk tastes like toasted waffles, butter and maple syrup. It will hit the marketplace in January 2024.
  • “Breakfast is synonymous with cereal and waffles, and fans will be able to shake up their morning routine with a drinkable way to enjoy the taste of both,” says Meaghan Sparkman, Nestlé USA general manager and marketing director for the ready-to-drink business unit. “Inspired by two Kellogg classics, Nestlé Sensations Frosted Flakes Cereal and Sensations Eggo Maple Waffle combine the magic of childhood meals with the delicious flavor of our iconic milk beverages, delivering a delightful taste to our fans nationwide.”
  • The suggested retail price is $2.59 per 14-ounce bottle.

  • REFRIGERATED READY-TO-DRINK MILKSHAKES (posted September 19, 2023)
  • Shaken Udder adds two flavors to its premium milkshake line in the UK.
  • The launch of Double Choc and White Choc comes in response to the ever-growing demand for chocolate-flavored milkshakes among Brits.
  • Shaken Udder’s Chocolush, an existing chocolate milkshake variant, has already gained immense popularity and is the brand’s best-selling flavor.
  • Both new flavors have been crafted to comply with new high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) regulations and contain only 5% added sugar.
  • As with all Shaken Udder milkshakes, these new flavors are free from artificial ingredients, suitable for vegetarians and packaged in fully recyclable bottles.

  • FARM-TO-TABLE MILK (posted September 5, 2023)
  • Parag Milk Foods Limited offers Pride Of Cows’ Single Origin Milk.
  • This Mumbai-based processor sources milk from one farm and one breed.
  • “Our journey with Single Origin Milk is a testament to our dedication to innovation, quality and transparency,” says Akshali Shah, executive director. “At Bhagyalakshmi Dairy Farms, we meticulously cultivate a farm-to-table experience, allowing us to control every aspect of production. From cow well-being to hygiene standards, we ensure a product that’s not only pure but resonates with the essence of its origin. Our cows’ comfort technology, ethical farming practices and dedication to sustainability define this remarkable endeavor.”
  • The farm’s dedication to cow comfort includes soothing music, temperature control by fans, water sprinklers and insulated roofs, rubber mats to lie on and superior nutrition, according to the company.
  • The milk is also fully traceable for consumers who want to know the exact source of their milk.
  • The freshness of Pride Of Cows’ Single Origin Milk is guaranteed. With a direct farm-to-table supply chain managed by dedicated delivery personnel, the milk reaches consumers at its peak freshness, preserving its natural flavors and nutritional richness, enhancing its overall quality and purity.

  • KOSHER PASTEURIZED COWS MILK (posted August 3, 2023)
  • Hato Potrero Farm Inc., is a family-owned dairy manufacturer founded almost 20 years ago.
  • The company makes all of its dairy products with fresh Grade A cow’s milk.
  • Its newest product is Fresh Florida Kosher Pastures Milk, which comes in 56-ounce plastic bottles.
  • Initial offerings are Whole and 1% Fat.
  • The milk is on store shelves within about 30 hours after milking.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • REAL CANADIAN DAIRY CREAMER (posted July 25, 2023)
  • Tim Hortons Coffee Creamers debut in three iconic Tim’s flavors.
  • Made with 100% real Canadian dairy, the refrigerated creamers come in Double Double (13.5% milkfat), Vanilla Dip Donut (10% milkfat) and Chocolate Dip Donut (10% milkfat) flavors.
  • The creamers come in 750-milliliter plastic bottles.
  • “Tim Hortons Coffee Creamers are perfect for those occasions when you’re brewing your Tim’s coffee at home and want to add a deliciously sweet flavor infusion,” says Markus Sturm, senior vice president of consumer packaged goods, digital and loyalty.

  • PRIVATE-LABEL GROWS (posted July 20, 2023)
  • Southeastern Grocers Inc. (SEG), parent company and home of Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, announces its new, exclusive store-brand product line: Know & Love.
  • It is designed to offer customers a wide range of affordable, clean-label products made with ingredients they “know,” to create the everyday products they’ll “love.”
  • SEG’s new Know & Love line builds upon the grocer’s commitment to provide its customers with quality products and services that stretch their wallets.
  • The thoughtfully curated selection prioritizes value and great taste, offering products across a wide range of food, beverage and household categories that are free from nearly 100 undesirable ingredients, such as certified color additives, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup and sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose.
  • “Our customers and associates are the driving force behind every decision we make, and as they began to express an increasing desire for products with simple ingredients, we set out to create a budget-friendly, clean-label line centered around two fundamental traits: trust and transparency,” says Brooke Rice, senior director of own brands for Southeastern Grocers. “Know & Love encapsulates this ideal and reflects our steadfast commitment to provide quality products at an affordable price. Our Know & Love Goodness Guarantee, upholds this standard by offering customers a benchmark for excellence across the entire product line. When customers purchase Know & Love items, they can trust they’re bringing home products made from ingredients they’ll love.”
  • Know & Love is also evolving SEG’s overall approach to packaging design. To ensure a truly engaging customer experience, SEG leveraged innovative neuroscience and neuromarketing techniques to create a clean, visually appealing packaging design that aligns with the principles of clean labeling, while also conveying a sense of trust, reliability and affordability. As a result, Know & Love’s packaging design mirrors the simplicity and quality of its products, ultimately enhancing the overall shopping experience.
  • Additionally, Know & Love features color-coded packaging to help customers with dietary requirements easily find products suited for their needs. Dark purple packaging, for example, indicates gluten-free items and dark green packaging denotes plant-based options.
  • Once fully launched, the Know & Love line will offer more than 1,000 clean-label products, including dairy, produce, ready-made foods, beverages and household items.

  • COFFEE-QUALITY DAIRY MILK (posted June 27, 2023)
  • Müller Milk & Ingredients launches Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk in the U.K.
  • This is the first mainstream dairy barista milk available in retail.
  • By introducing Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk, the business plans to shake up the dairy aisle and give coffee-lovers the opportunity to make professional quality coffees at home.
  • After more than a year of product testing and development, Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk is launching in Tesco and One Stop stores.
  • The milk can be frothed with any domestic frothing gadget, warmed and whisked or even added cold.
  • Müller Milk & Ingredients carried out independent blind tasting trials with more than 100 participants. Respondents preferred coffee made with Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk, and feedback included the quality of lattes is “more like a coffee you’d drink in a coffee shop” due to the taste and froth.
  • The subtle caramel notes of Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk complement the taste of coffee, while the perfect fat content creates a velvety mouthfeel.
  • The addition of extra protein to the milk creates a froth with tighter and smaller bubbles, which last longer, and is ideal for the creation of latte art.
  • As with all Müller milk products, the Müller Good Stuff Barista Milk is made from British milk, with 100% natural ingredients, and sold in 100% recyclable packaging.

  • Win Soon Inc., is rolling out Cool+ Protein Smoothie shots.
  • Made with Real California Milk, each 2.7-ounce bottle contains 70 calories, 1 gram of fat, 10 grams of sugar (6 grams are added sugars) and 4 grams of protein.
  • Milk protein concentrate gives the beverage the protein boost.
  • The drinks are loaded with live and active cultures, including probiotics.
  • They are sold in packages of six.

  • To learn more about this product, link HERE to the June 16, 2023, blog titled, "How Can We Innovate By Doing More With Less?"

  • Indian Milk and Honey showcased its new portion pack capabilities for meal kits at National Restaurant Association Expo.
  • Best known for its Lassi beverages and Ghee, Indian Milk and Honey now offers portion packs of perishable dairy products, such as Buttermilk and Cream, as well as shelf-stable Ghee clarified butters.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Udderly Cold Milk Solutions showcases milk dispenser at National Restaurant Association Expo.
  • The four-port, milk-in-bag dispenser allows operators to vary between low-, medium- and high-volume applications, allowing for up to 960 servings on a single system and 240 servings per port, before bags need to be changed in the walk-in cooler.
  • Cold milk stays fresh longer. The shelf life of milk is shortened by a full 50% for every five degree rise in temperature over 40°F. The sealed milk conduit keeps milk at 35°F at every point in the process, the recommended temperature for maximum shelf life.
  • The Udderly Cold dispenser allows for up to four varieties of milk to be available.
  • Each line is individually controlled, and can be programmed to deliver 8 ounces of ice cold milk at the touch of a button in 3 seconds, making it ideal for school cafeterias.
  • The digital readout on the front of the dispenser constantly displays the serving temperature to one tenth of a degree.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 19, 2023, blog titled "Customization and Authenticity are Key to Making Gen Z your Customer."

  • Mondelez grows its UK-based Grenade Protein Shake line acquired in 2021.
  • Inspired by the brand’s chocolate chip salted caramel protein bar, the new Chocolate Salted Caramel Protein Shake contains 25 grams of protein per 330-milliliter bottle.
  • The shakes are made with skimmed milk, cream, calcium caseinate and whey protein concentrate.
  • Calories and sugar content are kept low through the use of acesulfame potassium and sucralose sweeteners.
  • Grenade shakes debuted in 2016 under the name of Carb Killer.
  • “We’re excited to add this iconic Grenade flavor to our range of shakes, which are experiencing significant growth already,” said Rob Page, head of product at Grenade.
  • Other flavors in the line are: Banana, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate Mint, Fudge Brownie, Strawberries and Cream, and White Chocolate.

  • The Coop Group retail chain introduces private-label Disney-branded milk to Swiss marketplace.
  • The Walt Disney Company and Tetra Pak are collaborating to bring Disney and Marvel magic to popular milk drinks categories.
  • Product is processed and packaged by Emmi Group and Cremo SA. Eighty Disney and Marvel-inspired designs will be showcased on Coop’s Qualité & Prix brand ambient white milk, fresh white milk, flavored milk and protein drinks in beverage cartons in Switzerland.
  • This is the first campaign to revitalize dairy categories with characters inspired by Disney and Marvel, helping to make Coop products stand out for consumers in honor of Disney’s 100th anniversary.
  • “Together, we are dedicated to creating magical moments that families can enjoy while making smart choices that support their overall health and wellbeing,” says Marc Becker Floris, general manager of consumer products, games and publishing at Walt Disney Company in Europe.
  • Cartons will feature a QR code enabling consumers to access fun and educational information highlighting the health benefits of dairy, while also engaging families and kids through the magic of Disney characters.
  • “We understand how important dairy beverages are to shoppers and their families,” says Darko Stojanovic, purchasing product manager at Coop. “We believe that by offering a wide range of dairy drink options, we can empower families to make healthier choices and create memorable mealtime experiences that support their overall health and wellness. Shoppers will be able to purchase products featuring the designs at Coop stores across Switzerland.”

  • CANDY-INSPIRED FLAVORED MILK (posted April 26, 2023)
  • Lactalis’ Breaka brand has partnered with Perfetti Van Melle’s Chupa Chups brand to introduce Breaka Chupa Chups limited-edition candy-flavored milks.
  • Inspired by the flavors of Chupa Chups’ two best-selling lollipops, Breaka Chupa Chups Strawberry & Cream flavored milk delivers a creamy candy strawberry flavor and Breaka Chupa Chups Choco & Vanilla flavored milk provides a creamy chocolate and caramelized vanilla taste.
  • The flavors are targeted to young teens.
  • The milks come in 600-milliliter cartons and are available in retailers across Australia.

  • Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned-and-operated dairy and
  • Certified B Corporation, is rolling out Clover the Rainbow Milk with a Splash of Flavor, the
  • newest addition to the Clover the Rainbow product line designed for kids and kids at heart.
  • The milk comes in Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry flavors and is made with 100% USDA
  • organic 2% lactose-free milk.
  • Free of any artificial flavors or sweeteners, the flavored milk is a good source of calcium and protein.
  • Lactase enzyme is added to eliminate lactose and assist with natural sweetness.
  • Chocolate has 2 grams of added organic cane sugar. It is made with organic cocoa and organic natural flavors. One cup contains 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar of which 12 grams are inherent, and 8 grams of protein.
  • Strawberry has no added sugars. It is made with strawberry juice concentrate and natural flavors. One cup contains 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 12 grams of inherent sugar and 8 grams of protein.
  • Vanilla has no added sugars. It is made with organic vanilla extract and natural flavors. One cup contains 130 calories, 5 grams of fat, 12 grams of inherent sugar and 8 grams of protein.
  • It is debuting throughout the West Coast in one-quart, fully renewable milk cartons that sell for $4.99.
  • The Clover the Rainbow brand debuted in 2021, bringing families essential nutrition from
  • high-quality dairy sources and empowering kids of all ages and stages of development to “Power
  • Your Brilliance” with healthy dietary choices and creative flavors.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FUNCTIONAL MILK DESIGNED FOR KIDS (posted April 4, 2023)
  • DARI LLC launches MOO’V Flavored Whole Milk.
  • The ultra-filtered, lactose-free, whole milk beverage comes in Cinnamon Swirl Horchata. Strawberry Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream varieties.
  • MOO’V is a high-protein, low-sugar beverage designed to deliver optimized nutritional benefits to kids.
  • The formulation relies on natural flavors to enhance the already delicious taste of milk without the need for additional sugar or added colors.
  • Each 14-ounce grab-and-go bottle provides 19 grams of protein and only 7 grams of naturally occurring sugars.
  • “Knowing there is a growing need for healthy and functional drinks, especially for kids, this is the time for the dairy industry to step in and revolutionize the space with the power of real milk,” according to Dan Ellsworth, CEO.
  • This line of beverages has been in development for more than three years by a 4th generation family farm committed to delivering high-quality, great-tasting and convenient real milk drinks to consumers. In addition to having a functional drink for parents to provide to their children, DARI seeks to provide an entertaining experience to kids through their creative packaging design. On each bottle, they will learn something unique about where their food comes from, the nutritional value of real milk and they will experience an entertaining surprise from a dancing cow named Morgan, a 3D augmented reality character for smartphones and similar devices.
  • “We have been very pleased with the reactions from parents regarding the nutritional benefits of MOO’V. In addition, the kids love the taste and seem to really resonate with the idea of experiencing the brand,” says Ellsworth.
  • Throughout the development of the product, key support was provided by the Dairy Checkoff and the Center for Dairy Research.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • EMPLOYEE-DESIGNED MILK CARTONS (posted March 29, 2023)
  • Family-owned Town & Country Markets, a six-store regional chain in Seattle, now offers private-label EveryDay Milk.
  • The line includes six varieties, with each sporting employee-submitted artwork “inspired by the wonders of milk” on its packaging.
  • The employees who submitted the artwork selected for the new line of milk include a checker, a bakery decorator and front end and foodservice clerks, as well as a graphics lead and a community programs specialist.
  • The company judged the entries using criteria including “tie-in with milk,” “appropriateness of content” and “overall awesomeness.”
  • Each package features the name and title of the employee who submitted the design, along with the location of the store where they work.

  • Marron Foods now offers Protein-fortified Chocolate Milkman Milk.
  • Just add cold water. That’s what new Protein-fortified Milkman Chocolate Milk mix is all about. That means now, wherever there’s water, there’s delicious chocolate milk.
  • The mix comes in 2-ounce single-serve pouches, which may also serve as the beverage container. Simply add water, shake and enjoy.
  • One serving contains 230 calories, 5.9 grams of fat, 15 grams of “milk sugar,” 11 grams of added cane sugar and 18 grams of protein.
  • Ingredient statements read: Milk, milk protein, pure cane sugar, natural cocoa, sunflower lecithin, salt, and vitamins A, D and E.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • GRASSFED A2 MILK (posted March 13, 2023)
  • The a2 Milk Company adds Grassfed options to its lineup.
  • The pasture-raised grassfed a2 milk with natural a2 protein comes in three varieties.
  • They are a2 Grassfed Whole Milk, a2 Grassfed 2% Reduced Fat Milk and a2 Grassfed 2% Reduced Fat Milk (calcium) Fortified.
  • The a2 milk claims to be easier on digestion.
  • The milks come in 59-fluid-ounce cartons that sell for $6.49 to $6.99.

  • Shatto Milk Company celebrates its hometown football team’s victory with the release of the MVP bottle.
  • The local family dairy farm is celebrating another Most Valuable Player season for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes with limited-edition Chocolate Cherry Milk in an MVP quart glass bottle.
  • The milk company is producing a total of 11,000 bottles. They will roll out on Sunday, February 26, in all stores that offer Shatto Milk. It will also be available at the family’s farm store on Saturday, February 25.
  • Backsides of the bottle include a special note to the two-time MVP from the Chiefs.

  • PROBIOTIC WHITE MILK (posted February 9, 2023)
  • Dairy Farmers of America, in partnership with the Good Culture brand, is launching Good Culture Probiotic Milk.
  • This breakthrough innovation for dairy combines the great taste and nutrition of lactose-free milk with a patented probiotic shown to help support digestion and a healthy immune system.
  • It is designed to help meet consumers’ desire for more functional nutritional benefits and drive excitement in the dairy case.
  • The new concept is making its debut in whole and 2% reduced-fat milk varieties, with one serving providing one billion probiotic cultures.
  • The milks are also a good source of vitamins A and D.

  • ICE CREAM-INSPIRED CREAMERS (posted January 26, 2023)
  • Creamalicious introduces Chef-Inspired Artisan Ice Cream-Flavored Coffee Creamers.
  • Creamalicious Ice Cream entered supermarket freezers in March 2021. Now the brand is in the refrigerated dairy case.
  • The two dairy creamers are: Bay’bee Lis’sen White Chocolate Blondie and Uncle Charles Brown Sugar Bourbon Cake.
  • They are sold in 16-ounce plastic bottles with spout caps.
  • Until Spring 2021, Chef Liz Rogers only sold her homemade ice creams online and at her Southern-style restaurant, Wing Champ, in Sharonville, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati.
  • She prides herself on being truly innovative with her whimsical two-in-one desserts that pair fresh-baked pastries with homemade ice creams.
  • As the only African American-owned national ice cream brand in production, Chef Liz crafts her Southern artisan desserts by celebrating her roots and community. The award-winning flavors are inspired by her family’s recipes and have been passed down four generations.
  • Varieties include Aunt Poonie’s Caramel Pound Cake, Granma Gigi’s Sweet Potato Pie, Porch Light Peach Cobbler, Right As Rain Red Velvet Cheesecake, Slap Yo’ Momma Banana Pudding, Thick As Thieves Pecan Pie and Uncle Charles Brown Suga Bourbon Cake.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ASEPTIC HALF AND HALF (posted January 3, 2023)
  • Byrne Dairy introduces branded shelf-stable creamer to Aldi stores.
  • Byrne Dairy recently invested in aseptic dairy processing technology. Read more HERE.
  • The company now offers quart containers of shelf-stable dairy creamer in U.S. Aldi stores, where Byrne has a long-time co-packing relationship with the private-label retailer.
  • Most stores are retailing the containers chilled; however, they may be distributed, merchandised and stored at ambient temperature until opened. Then refrigeration is required.

  • Tesco introduces Extra Thick Creams with Liquor to the U.K. market.
  • New Tesco Finest Sweet & Silky Extra Thick Vanilla Cream with Luxardo Vanilla Liqueur comes in 250-milliliter cups in the refrigerator.
  • The alcohol-containing cream is made with 74% double cream and 12% Jersey double cream.
  • It may be consumed as is, after stirring, or whipped into a topping.
  • A 2-tablespoon serving contains 130 calories, 12 grams of fat and 3.2 grams of sugar.
  • There’s also a version containing French brandy.

  • SOUTHERN CANDY-INSPIRED FLAVORED MILK (posted November 21, 2022)
  • Flowers Creamery launches limited-edition Goo Goo Milk.
  • Flowers Creamery, in conjunction with Goo Goo Cluster brands, crafted the flavored chocolate milk to embody the nostalgic nuances of the original Goo Goo Cluster flavor, focusing on notes of rich caramel, sweet marshmallow and salty peanuts.
  • The pints of chocolate milk are sold exclusively at Twice Daily convenience stores through the end of December for $2.29.
  • The partnership was initiated by The Dairy Alliance, a nonprofit funded by Southeast dairy farmers working to promote dairy foods, increase knowledge of the dairy industry and grow dairy in the southeast. The Goo Goo Milk project was also supported by a grant from the Tennessee Dairy Producers Committee.
  • “We are excited to partner with Goo Goo and bring this delicious new flavored milk to consumers,” said Morgan Flowers, dairy farmer and owner of Flowers Creamery. “With Goo Goo milk being sold in Twice Daily, more people will now have the opportunity to enjoy local Tennessee milk fresh from our farm.”
  • Steve Hostetter CEO of Twice Daily’s parent company, Tri Star Energy, said, “Being able to support like-minded Tennessee brands and provide local products to our customers is always top priority. Not only are we offering the Goo Goo Milk in our Tennessee stores, but our Alabama and Kentucky customers will be able to enjoy it as well, further expanding this great partnership.”
  • Nashville-founded Goo Goo Cluster, famous for creating the first combination candy bar, has launched the inaugural Goo Goo Milk at all 65 Twice Daily convenience stores, with expansion into additional retailers in the new year. Each bottle boasts the highest-quality, local ingredients to create an indulgent “farm-to-table” experience.
  • “The Goo Goo Cluster flavor, made up of real milk chocolate, caramel, marshmallow nougat and freshly roasted peanuts, has been known and loved for 110 years,” said Beth Sachan, vice president of sales and marketing at Goo Goo Cluster. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Flowers Creamery and Twice Daily to create the iconic taste in the form of locally fresh milk.”

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the November 18, 2022, blog titled “Five very different approaches to playing in the plant-based space. Is one of them right for you?”

  • Danone North America adds Honest to Goodness Dairy Coffee Creamer to its lineup.
  • Honest to Goodness, a line of globally inspired coffee creamers made from high-quality ingredients, has expanded beyond its line of plant-based offerings to introduce two dairy options: Chantilly Cream and Sri Lankan Cinnamon Brown Sugar.
  • The two new flavors, in addition to the brand’s plant-based creamers--Madagascan Vanilla Bean and Himalayan Salted Caramel--are now available nationwide.
  • Honest to Goodness aims to deliver an elevated at-home coffee experience and help people to start their day by indulging all five senses and infusing a sense of goodness and wanderlust into their morning routine.
  • Beyond helping people start the day right, Honest to Goodness is on a journey to bring good karma to coffee mugs and the world alike by supporting reforestation efforts and uplifting communities where it sources its key ingredients.
  • All of the brand’s creamers are gluten free, carrageenan free and Non-GMO Project verified.

  • SEASONAL FLAVORED MILK (posted October 27, 2022)
  • Turner’s Dairy introduces limited-edition whole milk Maple Milk made with Emerick’s Pure Maple Syrup. Both companies are based in Somerset, Pa.
  • The Maple Milk comes in quarts and pints.
  • The official release was on October 10. The company expects inventory to be gone during the week of November 14.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 21, 2022, blog titled, "Explore how dairy foods fit into Whole Foods Market’s Trends for 2023."

  • MILK THAT MAKES YOU GO BOO! (posted October 12, 2022)
  • Kemps introduces limited-edition Orange Scream low-fat milk.
  • Just in time for Halloween, new Kemps Select Orange Scream comes in half-gallon plastic jugs.
  • Made with low-fat milk, a one-cup serving contains 180 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 30 grams of sugar (19 grams are from added sugars) and 8 grams of protein.

  • NO-SUGAR-ADDED PROTEIN MILKSHAKE (posted September 28, 2022)
  • Barebells adds limited-edition Lemon Cheesecake to its high-protein milkshake portfolio in the U.K.
  • New Lemon Cheesecake contains 24 grams of protein, has no added sugar and is lactose free (thanks to the addition of lactase).
  • “It’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart and creamy, as creamy as an actual cheesecake, yet it has a light and airy milkshake feel to it,” says Amy Banerjee, head of marketing at Barebells.
  • The beverage is 64% semi-skimmed milk and 31% milk protein concentrate.
  • It is sweetened with acesulfame-K and sucralose).
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MILK POWDER STARS IN NEW BREAKFAST CEREAL (posted September 12, 2022)
  • Kellogg Company introduces Kellogg’s Instabowls.
  • The new convenience single-serve bowl contains cereal and instantized milk powder. Simply add cold water to the fill line and stir.
  • The concept features four different cereals: Apple Jacks, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes or Raisin Bran Crunch.
  • By using real dairy milk, one serving provides 5 grams of protein.
  • Kellogg’s Instabowls are making their debut in the cereal aisle at Walmart for a suggested retail price of $1.98 per bowl and will eventually roll out at additional retailers nationwide.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Danone North America introduces Dunkin’ Pumpkin Munchkin Creamer.
  • The donut chain is transforming its Dunkin’ Pumpkin Munchkins Donut Hole Treats into an at-home coffee dairy creamer.
  • The new creamer features a pumpkin-forward flavor with hints of sweet donut glaze and natural spices.
  • “People who run on Dunkin’ want the option to do so at any time. With the rise in popularity of at-home coffee creations, we’re excited to give Dunkin’ fans the opportunity to create their own pumpkin-forward coffee beverages in their own homes,” says Kallie Goodwin, vice president of traditional creamers for Danone. “This limited-edition creamer transforms Dunkin’s beloved seasonal bakery item into a coffee creamer packed with flavor that consumers will love to enjoy at home. It’s reminiscent of the cozy fall season and we’re excited to bring a Dunkin’ flavor inspired by a huge fan-favorite to fridges nationwide.”
  • The 32-ounce bottle has a suggested retail price of $3.99.

  • MASHUP IN THE MILK AISLE (posted June 30, 2022)
  • Mars Chocolate Drinks and Treats (MCD&T) Europe is rolling out M&M’s Brownie Milk drink to the U.K. market.
  • The new refrigerated drink comes in a 350-milliliter bottle with a pre-marked price of £1.49.
  • “We believe the strength of the M&M’s brand, which is being supported by a £4m media investment this year, combined with bright impulse bottles will attract new customers, while existing milk drink shoppers seek new products to try which in turn adds incremental spend to the category,” says Michelle Frost, general manager at MCD&T. “Sales of our range of chocolate milk drinks are outperforming this important subcategory with 20% growth and we are confident that the launch of M&M’s Brownie Milk will see our sales continue to increase.”

  • ANIMAL-FREE FLAVORED MILK (posted May 23, 2022)
  • Tomorrow Foods, a food technology company on a mission to fuel the sustainable food revolution with irresistible food and beverage brands, has entered into a partnership with Perfect Day Inc., creator of the world’s first precision fermented dairy protein, to launch a one-of-a-kind flavored animal-free dairy milk, Bored Cow.
  • Following a successful fundraising round earlier in May 2022 backed by top-tier venture capital firms including Lowercarbon Capital, Maveron and Valor Siren Ventures, Tomorrow Farms is working to solve the food system’s biggest problems, starting with a reimagination of the dairy category so that cows can get a break and people can live healthier lives, according to the company.
  • The brand is starting with three flavored animal-free dairy milks. Flavors are Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. A fourth “original” flavor will be available later this summer.
  • Bored Cow gets its dairy credentials from Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein, which is identical to conventional whey protein with up to 97% fewer carbon emissions.
  • Further, Bored Cow describes itself as containing all the creaminess and goodness of traditional dairy: 8 grams of complete protein per cup, 0 grams of total sugars per cup (compared to 22 grams in conventional chocolate milk), as well the calcium, potassium, vitamin D and vitamin B12 consumers expect from traditional dairy milk.
  • “We started Tomorrow Farms with a belief that there’s a better way to make our favorite foods,” said Tomorrow Farms CEO Ben Berman. “That’s why we’re so happy to be partnering with Perfect Day to bring animal-free dairy milk right to consumers in their homes. We believe the Bored Cow brand will be synonymous with this exciting new category, offering an alternative to cow’s milk and plant-based milks that doesn’t compromise on taste, nutrition, texture and, most importantly, the future of our planet.”
  • The secret to the animal-free dairy protein in Bored Cow milks is precision fermentation. Once the animal-free whey is made by Perfect Day, Tomorrow Farms adds plant-based ingredients that further replicate the rich, creamy flavor of dairy, and sprinkles in vitamins and minerals that help make milk “milk.”
  • “These new flavored milks from the visionary team at Tomorrow Farms extend our impact to consumers looking for a fun, planet positive, and nutritious choice for their families,” said Ryan Pandya, Perfect Day co-founder and CEO. “This engaging brand makes the kinder, greener option exciting for the generations who are growing up into the future we are creating.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SHELF-STABLE BUTTER CREAMER (posted May 3, 2022)
  • Nestle USA introduces Boosted Brew Original Keto Coffee Enhancer.
  • Boosted Brew makes adding quality fats to coffee simple with no need to combine medium chain triglyceride oil and real butter products in a blender.
  • This Keto Coffee Enhancer is a one-step product that gives a boost of energy to a cup of java simply by stirring.
  • Ingredients are: allulose, butter, MCT oil, inulin, buttermilk powder and acacia gum.
  • The shelf-stable product comes in a 9-ounce jar.
  • The original variety has no added flavors and 0 grams of sugar per serving. It keeps the same bold flavor of coffee without whitening the cup.
  • The Golden Turmeric option is made with almond butter instead of dairy butter.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Müller Milk & Ingredients has relaunched its branded liquid milk range, with a focus on health, recyclability of the packaging and responsible sourcing.
  • While the business continues with its strategy to become Britain’s private-label dairy leader, by rebranding its Müller Milk range, the dairy company is also leveraging its position as a much-loved brand within the category.
  • With a full roll out across the trade, the packaging has been redesigned to add further inspiration to the dairy aisle.
  • The new design informs consumers that the product is fresh from one of Müller’s supplying farms in Britain, with 99.5% of Müller Direct dairy farmers committed to the company’s Müller Advantage program that helps farmers operate successful and progressive enterprises and aims to improve supply chain collaboration, herd health and reductions in environmental impact.
  • Messaging to inform shoppers that the bottle is 100% recyclable and contains at least 30% recycled material have been added.
  • High in protein and 100% natural claims have also been incorporated, following consumer research by the business.
  • Müller has also increased the amount of blue, green and red color used on the labels to maximize visibility on shelf.
  • The optimized designs is visible across the fresh milk range, which includes Müller Milk, Müller Milk Organic, Müller Milk Extra and Müller Mini Milk. It will roll out across Müller Butter and Müller Cream in the coming months.

  • BARISTA-QUALITY CREAMER (posted March 24, 2022)
  • Organic Valley introduces premium organic Creamers.
  • The new creamer option for at-home baristas contains 40% less sugar than the leading flavored creamer brand, no artificial ingredients and is lactose free.
  • Varieties are French Vanilla and Sweet Cream.
  • “We know consumers today are drinking more coffee on a daily basis and looking for premium products that can up-level their at-home beverage experience,” says Minh-Quan Huynh, senior brand manager. “Most creamers on the market are higher in sugar and come with a laundry list of ingredients, so we know consumers will love that the new richly-flavored Organic Valley Creamers are lactose-free, have a smooth, creamy taste and no artificial ingredients, perfect for enhancing a beloved morning coffee or favorite afternoon tea.”
  • The new creamers are available in 24.5-ounce cartons and have a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.29.
  • Now through April 13, coffee lovers can swap out their old creamer for the chance to win the new flavored creamers through the Organic Valley Creamer Trade Up Sweepstakes.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Crediton Dairy introduces The Real Milkshake Company to the U.K. marketplace.
  • The Devon-based dairy’s The Real Milkshake Company range is designed to be reminiscent of traditional American diner shakes.
  • They come in 1-liter cartons in three flavors sold exclusively through Morrisons stores.
  • They are: Chocolate Fudge, Salted Caramel and White Chocolate.

  • Chobani is offering festive, limited-edition Paddy’s Lucky Batch Creamer.
  • The creamer comes in a bottle with green-and-orange packaging that features a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and a lot of four-leaf clovers.
  • It pours green, thanks to a blend of fruit juice concentrate and turmeric.
  • The sugar-sweetened dairy creamer is flavored mint cookie.

  • KIDS GET THEIR OWN SPECIALTY MILKS (posted March 8, 2022)
  • Clover Sonoma grows its Clover the Rainbow line with value-added Organic Whole Milks.
  • Petaluma, Calif.-based Clover Sonoma is a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy and Certified B Corporation.
  • The dairy’s two new offerings are Lactose Free Organic Whole Milk and DHA Omega-3 with Choline Organic Whole Milk.
  • Sourced from American Humane Certified, local Northern California family farms, these two new organic plus milks offer customized, whole nutrition for the entire family.
  • The milks are the second launch in the Clover the Rainbow brand, which started in August 2021 with the introduction of organic yogurt smoothies with fruits and vegetables.
  • The new milks are ultra-pasteurized for longer shelf life (70 days).
  • “To power their boundless energy, curiosity and brilliance, kids need whole nutrition,” says Clover Sonoma Chief Growth Officer Kristel Corson. “The power of whole milk offers whole nutrition to kids’ growing brains and bodies throughout the day. Our new Clover the Rainbow organic plus whole milks--Lactose Free and DHA Omega-3 with Choline--offer our high-quality milk for lactose-intolerant tummies and the option for an additional brain health boost with omega-3s. In kids’ dairy, many brands speak to nutrition, organic and sustainability, and some speak to humane, but Clover the Rainbow speaks to all of them.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • COW-FREE, DAIRY-LIKE MILK (posted February 28, 2022)
  • betterland foods and Perfect Day have teamed up to offer betterland milk.
  • Perfect Day Inc., creator of the world’s first animal-free dairy protein, and Lizanne Falsetto, founder of betterland foods, will be launching betterland milk cow-free milk in retailers this summer.
  • Perfect Day’s animal-free protein is produced using precision fermentation, creating a whey protein identical to that found in cow’s milk with a much smaller environmental footprint.
  • Combined with a plant-based recipe, the resulting consumer product, betterland milk, is described as being creamy, rich, and performing better than other plant-based milks, while delivering the same cooking, whipping, steaming, frothing and baking functionality.
  • betterland milk contains medium chain triglyceride and sunflower oils.
  • It is said to contain less sugar than traditional cow’s milk with no lactose or cholesterol.
  • Falsetto brings 20 years of experience as a CEO, nutrition pioneer and protein expert to the alternative protein sector, after growing her first company, think!, from her kitchen table. During this time, she was the first in the food industry to bring a nutrition bar that was not only loaded with 20 grams of protein, but also sugar free and gluten free. think! was acquired by Glanbia in 2015.
  • When she set out to find a clean, sustainable protein source for betterland foods, she was introduced to Perfect Day. Both companies share a mission of sustainable food product innovation that is kinder to the environment without compromising on taste or nutrition.
  • An independent, ISO-certified life cycle assessment found that Perfect Day’s whey protein reduces blue water consumption by up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions by up to 97% and non-renewable energy use by up to 60%, compared to the protein found in traditional cow’s milk.
  • New betterland milk will come in two varieties: Whole and Extra Creamy.
  • The company will debut betterland milk at Expo West in a few weeks.
  • It comes in 32-ounce shelf-stable boxes.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • YOU CAN BOTTLE LOVE (posted February 14, 2022)
  • The Natural Pet Food Group is rolling out Pet Milk for Cats & Dogs.
  • To celebrate new Pet Milk for Cats and Dogs, the company hosted three pop-up events in the Los Angeles area over Valentine’s Day weekend.
  • The milk comes from free-range, grass-fed New Zealand cows and is treated with lactase in order to be a lactose-free product so pets can easily digest it.
  • “Whoever said you can’t bottle love hasn’t met K9 Natural and Feline Natural’s newest product. We’re excited to launch our specially formulated Pet Milk for Cats & Dogs, the first of its kind in the North American pet milk category,” says Laela Johnson, brand manager. “Our passion is pet health and making sure healthy habits, like staying hydrated, are extended to the furry members of the family.”
  • At the events this past weekend, visitors received a small-sized (10.1 ounce) bottle of Pet Milk for their own pet to try. The company also handed out premium coffee and treats from New Zealand, luxe swag bags, and offering a Valentine’s Day photo opportunity for per parents and their pet.
  • The milk is boosted with taurine to aid heart and eye health and immune function, as well as with flaxseed oil to help with a shiny, itch-free coat, and of course, with love, says Johnson.
  • K9 Natural and Feline Natural Pet Milk can be offered as-is, or poured over a pet’s food.
  • The suggested retail price is $4.99 for a 10.1-ounce bottle and $9.99 for a 33.8-ounce bottle.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • MEETING ASIA’S DEMAND FOR ORGANIC DAIRY (posted December 28, 2021)
  • Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) introduces Organic Milk.
  • This organic fresh milk product not only meets the organic standard in China but has also fulfilled European Union organic standards, providing a high-quality choice for the Chinese market.
  • The product was rolled out at the 2021 FHC Global Food Trade Show in Shanghai, where Vinamilk also unveiled its skimmed and pasteurized fresh milk.
  • These new products mark the brand’s first export of fresh milk, including organic milk to China.
  • “The demand for organic dairy products has been gaining a lot of attention in many Asia countries, including China,” says Vo Trung Hieu, director of international business at Vinamilk. “Chinese consumers are more health conscious and constantly looking for new product choices that are not only made from the best ingredients but also have added value.”
  • Established in 1976, Vinamilk is the leading nutrition company in Vietnam and recently ranked the 36th in the Plimsoll’s 2021 Top 50 global dairy producers by sales revenue. It currently has 16 factories and 13 farms in Vietnam and abroad.

  • SWEET, CREAMY COFFEE WITHOUT SUGAR (posted December 21, 2021)
  • Starbucks is rolling out Zero Creamers to help consumers keep their New Year’s resolutions.
  • Starbucks Zero Creamers come in two flavors: Caramel and Hazelnut.
  • They were inspired by Starbucks’ signature handcrafted beverages: Caramel Macchiato and Hazelnut Latte.
  • Nonfat milk and heavy cream are the first two ingredients. The formulation also includes vegetable oil and buttermilk. Flavor and sweetness comes from sucralose and natural flavors.
  • A 1-tablespoon serving contains 20 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and virtually no carbohydrates or protein.
  • Starbucks Zero Creamers join the existing line of Starbucks Creamers available in flavors inspired by café favorites, such as Caramel, White Chocolate, Cinnamon, Toffeenut, Hazelnut Mocha, and in non-dairy Caramel and Hazelnut flavors.
  • The creamers are merchandised in the refrigerated dairy aisle of supermarkets.
  • The suggested retail price is $5.49 for a 28-fluid ounce plastic bottle.

  • FREE-RANGE MILK READY FOR GROWTH (posted December 14, 2021)
  • Hart Dairy, the ethically driven, largest single-source producer of pasture-raised and grass-fed 365 days per year milk in North America, has successfully raised a $20 million investment to advance the long-term trajectory of the company. The funding round includes a $13 million lead investment by KAL Investment Group to cultivate the continued growth of the premium dairy producer.
  • Hart Dairy will utilize the capital to further expand its better-for-you dairy products through farm acquisitions and strategic marketing plans to drive sales, while nurturing the dairy’s humane treatment of animals, better nutrition and regenerative farming practices.
  • “These funds allow us to provide more marketing support as we drive sales velocity on a per-store basis and allow us to purchase farms as part of our farm roll-up strategy,” says Tim Connell, chief executive officer for Hart Dairy. “I am very excited about Hart Dairy’s future as we continue to accelerate our business plans and product innovation throughout the U.S. dairy landscape.”
  • Hart Dairy offers premium milk products described as better for you, the cows and the planet.
  • Hart Dairy milk products launched in April 2021.
  • The company has authorizations and placements in more than 1,900 retail locations and continues its expansion plans across the country.
  • Located in Waynesboro, Georgia, Hart Dairy sits on more than 4,000 acres. It is the single largest source of cows in the U.S. today that are never confined, environmentally sustainable, roam free-range and are grass-fed 365 days a year.
  • It is the first and only dairy farm in the U.S. to produce Certified Humane milk.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Dairy Farmers of America and its regional brands donate Giving Cow Milk.
  • Starting this month, 17 regional dairy brands owned by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) will help fill a real need at food pantries across the country with the donation of more than two million shelf-stable Giving Cow milks.
  • Milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items at food banks. This is largely because the regional food pantries and shelters, which are served by food banks, often lack the necessary refrigeration to store fresh milk. In fact, according to Feeding America, people who get assistance from food pantries typically receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person a year.
  • The single-serve, 8-ounce Giving Cow packs of ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurized milk have a shelf life of up to 12 months. Typically, fresh milk has a shelf life of approximately 20 days after processing.
  • The Giving Cow milk packages are specifically designed for food pantries and kids’ backpack programs to fight hunger and will not be sold in stores.
  • “When we learned that millions of kids are missing out on nutrient-rich milk, which is a childhood essential, we knew that we had to try and be a part of the solution,” says Sharon Springborn, senior director of brand marketing at DFA Dairy Brands. “The Giving Cow packs provide valuable nutrition and are shelf-stable, so they don’t require cold storage, which we know can sometimes be limited at smaller food pantries and shelters.”
  • The DFA regional brands participating in The Giving Cow program include: Alta Dena Dairy, Cass-Clay Creamery, Country Fresh Dairy, Garelick Farms, Guida’s Dairy, Jilbert Dairy, Kemps, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield Dairy Farms, Meadow Gold Dairy, Oak Farms Dairy, PET Dairy, Purity Dairy, Reiter Dairy, Swiss Premium Dairy, T.G. Lee Dairy and Tuscan Dairy Farms.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • PRODUCED AND PROCESSED IN HAWAII (posted November 24, 2021)
  • Meadow Gold is rolling out Lani Moo Chocolate Milk, first in gallons then in half gallons.
  • The company said it’s the only chocolate milk in Hawaii that’s locally made at its manufacturing facility in Hilo.
  • Lani Moo Chocolate Milk is made with Grade A whole milk and premium cocoa.
  • An 8-ounce serving contains 210 calories, 8 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and 26 of sugar, of which 15 grams are added sugars.
  • Meadow Gold was slated to close last year after its owner, Dean Foods, shut down due to bankruptcy.
  • Island farmers were not going to let that happen to the dairy, which opened for business in 1897.
  • Big Island dairyman Bahman Sadeghi bought the company and now is its managing member. He told the local news station KHON2, “Without Meadow Gold, you’re losing the whole dairy industry. If you don’t have the processing operation, you can’t have the farm.”
  • “Meadow Gold is more than a dairy. For over 25 years while farming on the Big Island, my milk check came from Meadow Gold and that is what I raised my family on,” said Sadeghi. “This is the company I survived on. Now that I’m a part of the brand, it’s important we pay that forward by bringing together schools, universities, farmers and those contributing to building food sustainability in Hawai’i.”
  • His goal is to someday make Hawaii’s dairy industry 100% self-sufficient.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SUSTAINABLE MILK PACKAGING (posted November 16, 2021)
  • Organic Meadow launches North America’s first zero-carbon milk carton.
  • The Guelph, Ontario-based farmer-owned co-operative has transitioned its 2-liter organic milk to a carbon-neutral paperboard milk carton.
  • This sustainable package is the first carbon-neutral carton of its kind in North America, after successful launches in European markets, according to the supplier.
  • Recognizable by its distinct brown hue, this innovative and sustainable package is made from natural and unbleached paperboard, generates 27% fewer carbon dioxide emissions and is 18% lighter compared to traditional milk cartons. The remaining carbon emissions are reduced to net zero through verified protection carbon offset programs.
  • Organic Meadow Zero-Carbon 2L Organic Milk Cartons are available in five varieties: 3.8%, 2%, 1%, Skim Milk and Lactose Free Milk.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the November 11, 2021, blog titled "Think of the Children. Market how dairy meets their nutritional needs."

  • MOVING MILK INTO SUPERFOOD STATUS (posted November 10, 2021)
  • Grupo LALA introduces LALA 100 Super Food to the Mexican marketplace.
  • LALA 100 Super Food is lactose-free milk enriched with protein, providing 15 grams per serving. It is also fortified with vitamins A, C, D and zinc, which help the normal functioning of the immune system, and include seeds, fruits and cereals.
  • The three varieties are: Cocoa-Banana-Almond, Strawberry-Coconut-Oats and Red Fruits-Amaranth.
  • The milk comes in 330 milliliter bottles.
  • In 2019, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property delivered to Grupo LALA the first patent in Mexico for a process that guarantees a 100% lactose-free milk.
  • That patent is used to make the LALA 100 line, which is produced through an ultrafiltration process that preserves the natural flavor of the milk and maintains the natural nutritional benefits of the product while completely eliminating lactose.

  • THE MILK THAT FIGHTS CLIMATE CHANGE (posted November 4, 2021)
  • Neutral Foods is rolling out Neutral Milk.
  • Neutral Foods offers Whole Milk, 2% Milk, Fat-Free Milk, Heavy Whipping Cream and Half & Half, and Organic Whole Milk, Organic 2% Milk and Organic Half & Half.
  • The company is expanding nationally with its carbon neutral organic milk to more than 500 U.S. Whole Foods Markets stores this month after an overwhelmingly positive response from shoppers in Oregon and Washington.
  • Whole Foods Market also named Neutral Organic Milk as a part of its Top-10 Trends for 2022.
  • Neutral Foods was founded in 2019 in Portland, Oregon, with a mission to reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture. The company works with dairy farmers to implement a number of strategies to drive down the carbon emissions of milk, and what can't be reduced is offset through the purchase of carbon credits from U.S. dairy farmers who turn cow emissions into renewable energy.
  • In late October 2021, the company announced it raised $4 million in financing from two venture capital firms, bringing its total funding to more than $4.8 million to date. Breakthrough Energy Ventures led the round with Mark Cuban Companies participating.
  • “We believe a large number of consumers desire greater control of their climate change purchasing decisions,” says Carmichael Roberts, Breakthrough Energy Ventures. “Neutral’s availability at Whole Foods Market is an opportunity for consumers to consciously choose climate aligned products in their daily lives, and we’re proud to support their mission to reduce the carbon footprint of products consumers know and love.”
  • “Neutral is a game-changer,” says Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and judge on Shark Tank. “Neutral works with farmers to deploy on-farm carbon reduction projects focused on compost, manure management and feed changes. It’s a unique solution that can feed us while protecting us. It’s a program that I’m proud to be part of.”
  • The capital raised will be used to support national distribution, driving awareness and trial of the brand, and to make direct investments with farmers on projects to reduce carbon emissions.
  • “Solutions to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase sequestration on agricultural lands exist, but they’re expensive. We’re giving farmers the capital they need to adopt low- or no-emitting solutions,” says Ann Radil, head of carbon reduction at Neutral. “This year we’re investing in family-owned farms in Oregon and Washington, reducing GHG emissions by changing what cows eat and how nutrients are managed. Over their lifetimes, these projects will avoid more than 3,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from entering the atmosphere. Next year we’re tripling our investment in family-owned farms across the U.S., funding tactics that reduce operational emissions or increase long-term carbon storage in vegetation and soils.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • BRANDED PREMIUM CHOCOLATE MILK (posted October 27, 2021)
  • The a2 Milk Company and The Hershey Company are rolling out co-branded Hershey’s/The a2 Milk Company Chocolate Milk
  • The new product is made using 2% reduced fat a2 Milk and is scheduled to hit retailers’ shelves beginning in January 2022 in 59-ounce refrigerated gable-top cartons and in 8-ounce shelf-stable single, 6-pack and 18-packs.
  • a2 Milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein rather than the combination of A1 and A2 proteins contained in most dairy products. Published research suggests a2 Milk that naturally contains the A2 protein may help avoid stomach discomfort in some people. That feature, as well as strong sales in the overall premium milk category, have helped the company achieve multiple years of double-digit growth including a 30% growth rate in the U.S. in its last fiscal year, according to the company.
  • Coupling a2 Milk with Hershey’s cocoa creates a chocolate milk with Hershey’s classic taste, 8 grams of protein per serving and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.
  • “Premium milk buyers appear to want three things from chocolate milk: taste, quality and natural ingredients,” says Blake Waltrip, CEO of The a2 Milk Company U.S. “With this partnership, we have taken chocolate milk to a whole new level.”
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • SHELF-STABLE MILK SHAKES FOR INDIA (posted October 21, 2021)
  • Parag Milk Foods Limited introduces GO Milkshake.
  • GO Milkshake is made from 100% cow’s milk and is available in 180-milliiter shelf-stable drink boxes.
  • Varieties are: Chocolate, Coffee, Strawberry and Vanilla.
  • The new range of milkshakes are tastier and thicker than existing milkshakes in the market, according to the company. They are the perfect drink for both for children and young adults to quench their thirst with a healthier option.
  • “Parents are always looking for healthy food and beverage options for their children that are nutritious and at the same time delicious,” says Devendra Shah, chairman of Parag Milk Foods. “The GO Milkshake range is developed keeping in mind the requirements of a modern family who can have a thick and tasty drink on the go, without the hassle of making a milkshake. The drink has optimum calorie content that appeals to children and adults alike. With this launch, we are aiming to capture 10% to 15% market share. With our unmatched quality of milk, we are confident of providing a unique taste experience to milkshake drinkers.”
  • Parag Milk Foods’ core positioning is around “cow’s milk” and has already established a strong dominance in cheese (with a near 35% market share) and ghee.

  • Brownes Dairy launches Seriously Flavoured Milk.
  • For generations, West Aussies have grown up enjoying Brownes Dairy Flavoured Milk.
  • The company is taking its newest range--Seriously Flavoured Milk—nationally, exclusively through Woolworths.
  • Varieties are Biscuit (caramelized spiced biscuit), Cinny Bun (cinnamon bun) and Gold (caramel white chocolate).
  • The new milks come in 600-milliliter (20 ounces) gable-top cartons.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Clover Sonoma, a third-generation, family-owned and operated dairy and Certified B Corporation, is taking a big step forward in supporting a closed loop recycling system to ensure that plastic is neither created nor destroyed, but re-used for a single purpose.
  • Starting with 30% PCR content on its organic gallon milk line, the company commits to increasing the PCR content and extending PCR content use across all Clover Sonoma gallon milk jugs by 2025. The first PCR milk jugs will be on shelf in the first quarter of 2022 with a designated logo to educate consumers about the new packaging’s benefits.
  • “To reach our sustainability goals, packaging innovation is a priority for us as a company,” says Kristel Corson, chief revenue officer. “Finding sustainable solutions means taking risks and investing in what’s best for the planet. We are focused on improving our packaging across product lines using reusable, recyclable, renewable and environmentally conscious resources. We encourage the food industry to join us in this effort.”
  • Recycled plastic is less wasteful than new plastic because new plastic mostly comes from non-renewable fossil fuels like petroleum, which are hard on the environment. By contrast, recycled plastics require no virgin petroleum to be sourced and divert recycled materials from ending up in a landfill, so they alleviate much of the environmental burden.
  • “By closing the loop on gallon milk jugs, Clover Sonoma is helping keep packaging out of landfills,” says California Milk Advisory Board CEO John Talbot. “California dairy producers and processors are committed to providing a sustainable, nutritious product while working together to reduce the environmental impact of milk across its entire lifecycle. This initiative is an important step in that journey.”
  • Currently, the company’s gallon milk jugs are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, commonly referred to as #2 plastic, which is one of the most widely accepted plastics in recycling programs. As Clover Sonoma produces milk gallon jug packaging using more PCR content, the company needs a greater volume of recycled HDPE. If more consumers rinse, cap and place gallon milk jugs in a recycling bin for pickup, the company can produce more milk gallon jugs from recycled PCR content to further support a circular economy.
  • The company also made the conscious decision to reduce plastic waste by saying “no” to plastic caps on paper milk cartons. These cartons are now fully renewable.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • ‘TIS STARTING TO BE THE SEASON (posted September 27, 2021)
  • Shamrock Farms is jump-starting the holiday season by introducing new Eggnog and Whipping Creams inspired by fall and holiday flavors.
  • The new flavored farm-fresh whipping creams come in Decadent Chocolate, Homemade Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Bourbon flavors.
  • “People tell us they love our whipping cream and each year it becomes increasingly popular,” says Ann Ocaña, chief marketing officer. “Not only are people using it in recipes or to top beverages and desserts, but they’re also enjoying it as a treat on its own. Now with four new indulgent flavors, these first-of-a-kind whipping creams offer even more ways to enjoy our delicious creams in unexpected ways.”
  • The new whipping creams are made with rBST-free cream using a hands-on process and a proprietary formula, developed with both chefs and at-home cooks in mind.
  • Lightly sweetened with real cane sugar, the creams come in 16-ounce resealable bottles with a flip top lid for added freshness and easy pouring.
  • Shamrock Farms’ handcrafted eggnog will also be available beginning this month in three new flavors, including Irish Whiskey, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie.
  • “Every year we see huge demand for our small-batch eggnog, selling out before the season is even over,” says Ocaña. “Our recipe has been perfected over three generations and we know people are going to love the new flavors.”
  • The eggnog comes in 32-ounce bottles with resealable closures.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the September 24, 2021, blog titled "Natural Products Expo East: Dairy is doubling down in the natural and organic segment. Read about the opportunities."

  • Prairie Farms adds Orange Cream to its 1% low-fat half-pint school line.
  • Milk goes from farm to school in 48 hours. That’s what Prairie Farms means in “Local Fresh.”
  • The company is growing its 1% low-fat, half-pint, gable-top, school-lunch lineup with Orange Cream, which joins Chocolate, Strawberry and White.
  • A half-pint of Orange Cream (and Strawberry) contains 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 22 grams of sugar (only 9 grams are added sugar) and 8 grams of protein.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • Zeal Grass Milk Creamery offers Zeal Grass-fed, Free-range Whole Milk.
  • Zeal Grass Milk Creamery is a craft milk and butter maker that has created what it describes as a new standard in flavor, animal welfare and regenerative farming.
  • The Chicago-based company’s milk and butter come from a single farm near Carthage, Mo., where the cows roam outdoors 365 days a year and live three times longer than the average grain-fed cow. They are never fed or injected with anything genetically modified or given hormones. This new standard means that the milk is naturally higher in nutrients than conventional milk, according to the company.
  • On August 2, 2021, the company announced the results of its “Step Count Challenge,” proving its pasture-raised cows take more than 10,000 steps a day on the company’s dairy farm.
  • “Unlike cows from most big dairies, our cows have access to miles of pasture every single day,” says Jason Henshaw, president. “They’ve never been inside a barn. They’re outside every day in the fresh air, eating as much natural grass as they’d like, making them the healthiest cows imaginable. They’re basically champion athletes. So we used pedometers to estimate how much they walk in one day.”
  • The pedometers returned results of four dairy cows named Mabel, Daisy, Rita and Bev over two days. While the cows were not available for comment, footage of the “Step Count Challenge” is online HERE. This first ad campaign earned coverage in AdAge.
  • “Based on the results, these cows walk at least three miles a day,” Henshaw says. “Sports fans will appreciate that we turned this into a serious competition.”
  • Zeal Grass Milk is available for sale at more than 200 premium grocery stores in five states: Illinois, Missouri, New York, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • Founded in 2018, all three varieties of Zeal Grass Milk come in half-gallon plastic bottles and are whole milk. There’s white, lactose-free white and chocolate.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • FIRST-EVER ZERO SUGAR MILK (posted May 4, 2021)
  • Maple Hill Creamery introduces Zero Sugar Organic Ultra-Filtered Milk.
  • The latest product innovation from Maple Hill gives consumers a choice they likely never thought possible, a zero-sugar, zero-added-sweeteners and zero-carbohydrate organic milk.
  • The average serving of milk has 12 grams of (inherent) sugar. Maple Hill’s soft-filtering process skims out the sugar, carbohydrates and lactose from the milk, but retains the farm-fresh taste and nutrition.
  • “The word that comes to mind when I think about Zero Sugar Organic Milk is freedom,” says Carl Gerlach, CEO of Maple Hill. “It’s freedom to enjoy cow’s milk without the worry or guilt over sugar, carbs or lactose. Freedom for parents to provide nutritious milk to their children with no sugar or sweeteners. Freedom to have milk in your coffee again. All from a brand that consumers trust.”
  • The new Zero Sugar Organic Milk builds on Maple Hill’s product lineup that provides a number of low- and no-sugar-added dairy products, including yogurt, kefir and reduced-sugar grass-fed organic chocolate milk.
  • “Maple Hill has been growing the industry from the very beginning when we started doing dairy differently and making the highest quality products sourced from small family farms in New York,” says Julia Joseph, co-Founder of Maple Hill Creamery. “Our new Zero Sugar Organic Milk pushes the envelope yet again, bringing a product to the shelf that has never been done before.”
  • Maple Hill’s Zero Sugar Organic Whole Milk contains 8 grams of protein and 110 calories. The Reduced Fat variety contains 8 grams of protein and 80 calories.
  • To assist with flavor and mouthfeel, a mineral blend of potassium chloride, sea salt and tricalcium phosphate is added along with gellan gum.
  • Maple Hill Zero Sugar Organic Ultra-Filtered Milk is available nationwide at Whole Foods Market.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • DMK introduces Oldenburger Shining Star.
  • This new product for children debuted in China this March.
  • It’s made at the Zeven site and is based on whole milk fortified with vitamins D and E, omega-3 fatty acid DHA, and inulin dietary fiber, meeting the needs of Chinese consumers, as some 60% of shoppers in China say they eat fortified dairy products, according to market research.
  • “For us, this is an important step in the Chinese growth market towards a range of value-added products alongside classic UHT milk, which is really popular thanks to the high-quality image of German milk,” says Frauke Windolph, marketing manager at DMK International. “I am delighted that this project is now reaching the market, following a long period of cross-functional development.”
  • DMK is now launching a broad marketing campaign, presenting the product in a playful way in local social media channels and on e-commerce platforms. The campaign also features an animated film.
  • Shelf-stable Oldenburger Shining Star comes in a 180-milliliter drink box with a straw.
  • Each package contains 135 calories, 6.7 grams of fat, 6.1 grams of protein, 10.8 grams of sugar and 2.8 grams of fiber.
  • For more information, link HERE.

  • CREAM-ON-TOP PREMIUM FLAVORED MILK (posted April 21, 2021)
  • Amish Country Dairy is rolling out family farm-fresh flavored milks.
  • Using fresh whole milk from family-run farms across northern Indiana, Amish Country Dairy pasteurizes it in small batches at lower heat levels to preserve flavor.
  • It’s also never homogenized and never separated, so it’s as close to nature as possible, according to the company.
  • The 16-ounce bottles come in six flavors--Blueberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Maple, Peach and Strawberry—and are all made with the real characterizing ingredient.
  • For more information, link HERE.


good2grow enters the milk category.

The new shelf-stable flavored Organic Milk comes in Chocolate and Strawberry flavors, with one serving containing 130 or 140 calories and 20 or 22 grams of sugar, respectively, along with 2.5 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein.

The milk comes in a single-serve 8-ounce plastic bottle along with one of more than 100 character-shaped squeezable, spill-free, re-closable tops.

Initial distribution has started in select grocery and convenience stores, including Hannaford Supermarkets, Casey’s General Stores, Stripes Stores and Circle K Texas.

The suggested retail price is $3.99.

While good2grow has long been at the forefront of the better-for-you kids beverage space, this new product marks the brand’s first foray into the dairy space and the first ready-to-go milk designed specifically for kids ages two to five.

“We know that parents are more selective than ever when it comes to their kids’ beverage consumption, in terms of nutritional attributes, convenience and especially variety,” says Gunnar Olson, CEO. “Our milk addresses each of these needs. Plus, the two delicious flavors and collectable character tops sweeten the deal with their kids.”

For more information, link HERE.

COOKIE-INSPIRED LATTES (posted March 24, 2021)

Through a collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company, Dunkin’ is launching ready-to-drink bottled Iced Coffee in Girl Scout Cookie inspired flavors.

This is the first time the iconic Coconut Caramel, S’mores and Thin Mints flavors will be available in bottles of iced coffee.

Naturally flavored to mimic the real cookies, each shelf-stable 13.7-ounce plastic bottle contains 250 to 250 calories, 7 to 8 grams of fat, 37 grams of sugar (of which 27 grams are added sugars) and 7 to 8 grams of protein, depending on flavor.

The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners have been manufacturing and distributing Dunkin’ branded bottled beverages since the beginning of 2017.

The bottled Dunkin’ Iced Coffee beverages are made according to Dunkin’ specifications using high-quality Arabica coffee blends with real milk, cream and sugar.

For more information, link HERE.


Maple Hill Creamery introduces shelf-stable quarts of 100% Grassfed Maple Hill Organic 2% Reduced-Fat Chocolate Milk.

Additional claims include being made with Fair Trade Cocoa and containing 25% less sugar than leading chocolate milks.

The 32-ounce cartons are currently available on Amazon and in the dairy section at Whole Foods Market.

One 8-ounce serving contains 150 calories, 5 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar (of which only 4 grams are added in the form of organic cane sugar) and 8 grams of protein.

The company continues to focus its innovation efforts on no- and low-sugar products.

Maple Hill cows are pasture raised. They have outdoor access 365 days a year and eat 100% grass.

The company practices regenerative agriculture.

Its milk is traceable from family farm to carton.

For more information, link HERE.


Borden is bringing this family favorite back to stores across Texas and Louisiana.

One 16-ounce glass of Borden High Protein 2% Milk contains 20 grams of protein. For comparison, that’s equivalent to three eggs, or three tablespoons of peanut butter, or 22 cups of spinach.

“Everyone needs protein to build strong bodies and improve fitness, which is especially important for kids, but getting them to eat enough high protein foods can be tough,” says Mike Arsenault, national sales and marketing director. “Borden High Protein Milk is an excellent protein-rich option, offering the energy kids need for that fun playdate or a tasty after-school snack.”

The higher protein levels are achieved by combining reduced fat milk with nonfat milk.

The suggested retail price for a gallon is $4.59 and $3.49 for a half-gallon.

For more information, link HERE.

IT’S NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MONTH (posted February 9, 2021)

Crystal Creamery is rolling out a new deluxe chocolate milk for chocolate lovers everywhere just in time for National Chocolate Month.

Made with farm-fresh Crystal Creamery milk, the new offering is blended with premium cocoas to create a more rich, intense chocolatey flavor that can be enjoyed every day on its own or used to elevate the mocha or specialty drink experience.

“We are really excited to introduce our new Deluxe Whole Chocolate Milk and add it to our Crystal Creamery lineup,” says Brian Carden, senior director of sales. “The strong sales growth of whole milk in the past year is proof that consumers continue to reach for dairy and love the silky-smooth texture of whole milk products. This is a great-tasting product that not only is aligned with consumer trends, but also fills the need with foodservice outlets to create popular specialty drinks with a premium chocolate milk product. Consumers can enjoy our Deluxe Whole Chocolate Milk at home, on the go or at a local coffeehouse.”

The Deluxe Whole Chocolate Milk is sweetened with pure cane sugar and the milk is delivered fresh from local family farms, from cows never treated with growth hormones.

One 8-ounce serving is an excellent source of calcium and contains 10 grams of protein and 230 calories.

The half-gallon carton’s suggested retail price is $4.49 and the 12-ounce on-the-go bottle will retail between $1.29 and $1.69, varying by outlet.

For more information, link HERE.


fairlife introduces Good Moo’d, a new line of lactose-free milks designed to bring real dairy taste back to consumers without digestion consequences.

Made with patented ultra-filtration, the new brand brings forward the smooth, creamy rich taste milk lovers remember and contains 25% less sugar than the leading lactose-free milk.

An estimated 30 to 50 million consumers in the U.S. are lactose intolerant and while lactose-free milk has been around for 40 years, there are very few choices for consumers looking for dairy milk. Further, a consumer study found that when asked to describe today’s lactose-free options, 40% of consumers describe them as “too sweet,” according to fairlife.

An overly sweet taste is caused by the process most brands use when creating lactose-free milk, which is simply adding the lactase enzyme to cow’s milk. This breaks down the lactose sugar found in the milk into more digestible sugars but causes the milk to have an extra sweet flavor.

Good Moo’d’s ultra-filtration approach, paired with the addition of the lactase enzyme, removes all lactose without compromising the creamy, natural taste of milk.

The new milk brand is available now at select grocery and retails stores in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and West Coast regions of the U.S.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 29, 2021, blog titled “Dairy Foods 2021: It’s Time to File Away the Strict Definition of Dairy Products.”

CHOCOLATE MILK WITH A TWIST (posted January 27, 2021)

Shamrock Farms introduces Swirled, an elevated chocolate milk that blends creamy dairy and natural, plant-based ingredients.

The indulgent hybrid offers the best of both worlds with real chocolate milk and the reduced sugar and healthy fats found in real coconut cream and almonds.

Available in two flavors--Chocolate Almond Coconut and Chocolate Coconut—Swirled uses milk from Shamrock Farms’ family of local farms.

Swirled contains nine essential nutrients and is free of artificial colors, ingredients, sweeteners and artificial growth hormones.

Swirled comes in single-serve 12-ounce bottles and multi-serve quarts bottles.

An 8-ounce serving contains 200 to 210 calories, 8 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar (9 grams are added sugars) and 9 grams to 10 grams of protein.

Stevia helps keep calories down.

“With Shamrock Farms Swirled, we’re putting a new twist on chocolate milk by blending sweet and creamy coconut, the richness of real almonds and fresh milk into one drink,” says Ann Ocaña, chief marketing officer. “Swirled is a delicious, upscale take on the classic beverage and answers an unmet need of many adults who love chocolate milk but are looking for something more decadent yet still healthy. With an uncompromising flavor, it’s perfect for those who are plant-curious or plant-based but crave the benefits and taste of real milk.”

For more information, link HERE.

FLAVORED COFFEE CREAMER (posted January 19, 2021)

Shamrock Farms introduces Vanilla Cream Half & Half.

A blend of vanilla, Shamrock’s rich cream and milk from their family of local farms, Shamrock Farms promises that its creamer will never feather in hot drinks.

This is the first flavored half and half to join Shamrock’s portfolio of products, and is available in dairy cases at Redner’s, Safeway Albertsons, Weis and more retailers across the Southwest and mid-Atlantic.

It comes in 32-ounce plastic bottles.

For more information, link HERE.

READY-TO-DRINK COLD-BREW COFFEE (posted January 18, 2021)
Chobani launches Chobani Coffee.

The rollout comes on the heels of Chobani successfully expanding into new categories and growing its oat milk and creamer business triple digits while its Greek yogurt business continues to grow by double-digits, according to the company.

The refrigerated ready-to-drink coffees are crafted with single-origin cold brew and feature Chobani’s oat milks and dairy creamers.

The new line comes in four varieties. They are: Cold Brew Pure Black (no sugar, no dairy); Cold Brew with Sweet Creamer and Cold Brew with Vanilla (each made from farm-fresh milk); and Cold Brew with Oatmilk (made with gluten-free oats).
Chobani Coffee is made with only natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and no preservatives.

The suggested retail price for Chobani Coffee is $4.49 per 32-ounce multi-serve containers.

For more information, link HERE.

SPECIAL-EDITION FLAVORED MILK (posted January 14, 2021)

Shatto Milk Company introduces Big Red to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid, and his famous mustache.

The bottle, complete with a new Coach Cow Logo, became available in all stores carrying Shatto Milk on Wednesday, January 13.

Only 18,000 bottles were produced and will be available while supplies last.

The quart glass bottle contains Red Velvet-flavored whole milk and celebrates the beginning of professional football playoffs.

For more information, link HERE.

SAY HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH KEGGNOG (posted December 31, 2020)

2020 has been a year, so “got milk?” created some holiday cheer with Keggnog!

MilkPEP worked with a copacker to produce a limited quantity of mini-sized kegs filled with boozy eggnog.

They were sent to select media and influencers to spread some cheer this holiday season.

FAT-FREE GRASS-FED MILK (posted December 22, 2020)

Organic Valley Fat Free Grassmilk hits shelves at the start of January, adding a new, high-demand product to the nation’s number-one 100% grass-fed milk brand, reports the company.

More than one-third of grassmilk consumers also purchase fat-free or skim milk, according to industry research. This positions Organic Valley Fat Free Grassmilk to meet the demand for consumers who are searching for a lower-fat option.

Organic Valley Fat Free Grassmilk offers the same nutrient density and 100% commitment to grass-fed as the rest of the product line.

All Organic Valley Grassmilk is made with milk from third-party certified grass-fed cows on organic family farms, which means that cows are on pasture for more than 150 days per year and are fed 100% grass and dried forages year around.

The cows that produce this organic grass-fed milk are never fed grain, resulting in milk that features the subtle seasonal flavors of the pastures that consumers are looking for in a grass-fed product.

Fat Free Grassmilk also contains essential nutrients like vitamins A and D.

Demand for milk from grass-fed cows is increasing, with a three-year compound annual growth rate of 27% according to SPINS.

Half-gallon gable-top cartons have a suggested retail price of $5.99.

For more information, link HERE.


Shamrock Farms has teamed up with Slane Irish Whiskey for a new eggnog campaign.

Who says Eggnog is only meant to be enjoyed the last two weeks of the year?

Not 100-year-old Shamrock Farms, which is working with renowned chef and restaurateur, Christopher Collins, and family-owned, award-winning Slane Irish Whiskey, to provide consumers with recipes featuring both products.

The companies sent sampling kits to media, complete with a bottle of Shamrock Farms Eggnog and Slane Whiskey, to use in a virtual recipe demo with Collins and Alex Conyngham, co-founder of Ireland’s Slane Whiskey distillery.

We blended up cocktails and explored all types of food and beverage applications where these two beverages come together.

The purpose: to provide consumers with the tools to crave eggnog all winter long.

The holiday partnership with Slane Irish Whiskey is a “seamless brand fit,” Shamrock Farms said, as both companies are family-owned and share similar values and Irish roots.

Shamrock Farms is promoting the food and beverage innovations through varied media outlets.


New Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk hits the shelves in January with a new kid-friendly taste and lactose-free formulation.

The beverage offers the same nutrition and pasture-raised goodness as the cooperative’s regular milk with a new chocolate flavor and no artificial sweeteners.

Organic Valley Chocolate Milk is made with milk from happy cows that spend more time grazing outside than 95% of dairy cows in the U.S.

One 8-ounce serving contains essential nutrients, including vitamins A and D, and 8 grams of high-quality protein.

Because it is lactose free, it is gentle on digestion, an attribute many health-conscious moms and dads want, according to the company. This is part of a growing gentle digestion/lactose-free trend that has seen sales grow 15% over the last year.

“Organic Valley formulated its new chocolate milk with a better overall taste profile that is specifically kid-friendly, while slightly reducing the sugar content and making it lactose free,” says Minh-Quan Huynh, brand manager.

Organic Valley Lowfat Chocolate Milk comes in 64-ounce gable-top cartons with a suggested retail price of $5.29 to $5.99.

For more information, link HERE.

HIGH-PROTEIN EGGNOG (posted November 26, 2020)

Trader Joe’s is offering seasonal Nog Protein Beverage Smoothie.

The better-for-you eggnog has reduced-fat milk as its first ingredient.

Whey protein concentrate, soy protein isolate and egg yolks give the beverage a boost of protein, delivering 10 grams per 8-ounce serving.

A serving also contains 3 grams of fat and 12 grams of sugar (6 grams are added sugars).

In keeping with Trader Joe’s clean-label mantra, the product is sweetened with agave syrup and cane sugar.

It comes in a 16-ounce plastic bottle that retails for $2.99.

HIGH-PROTEIN MILK GOES ORGANIC (posted November 17, 2020)

Darigold Inc., has expanded its organic pool of Northwest farms, allowing the cooperative to now offer an organic version of its high-protein milk FIT, as well as branded organic milk.

First released in January 2019, lactose-free Darigold FIT, is designed to give consumers the great taste they want while being low in sugar and high in protein.

Darigold Northwest Organic Milk has been available at select Costco stores in the Northwest as of early September 2020, and Darigold FIT Organic Milk became available at the end of October 2020.

Both products will expand to other retailers over the coming year.

For more information, link HERE.

CINNAMON-FLAVORED HOLIDAY NOG (posted October 19, 2020)

Dairy Farmers of America introduces non-alcoholic Fireball Holiday Nog.

This new spicy-sweet dairy drink may be enjoyed as is or over ice.

Adults looking for some kick are encouraged to combine one-part Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey with two parts Fireball Holiday Nog to create a festive cocktail.

It is sold this holiday season for $2.98 in quart gable-top cartons exclusively in Walmart.

One cup of nog contains 280 calories, 8 grams of fat, 39 grams of sugar and 8 grams of protein.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 9, 2020, blog titled "Eliminating Lactose Improves Dairy’s Position in the “Foods for Health” Movement"

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 9, 2020, blog titled "Eliminating Lactose Improves Dairy’s Position in the “Foods for Health” Movement"

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 9, 2020, blog titled "Eliminating Lactose Improves Dairy’s Position in the “Foods for Health” Movement"

BEAUTY-FROM-WITHIN MILK (posted October 5, 2020)

Lewis Road introduces Collagen Milk.

The New Zealand dairy introduced Kiwis to milk infused with bovine collagen at the end of August.

“Simply pour it on your morning muesli, in your tea or coffee, or blend it with your favorite smoothie to get the added benefits of collagen while still enjoying the nutritious and delicious taste of our Homogenized Jersey Milk,” Lewis Road wrote on Facebook. “With no impact on taste and texture, the milk has the same smooth, rich and creamy taste as its collagen-free counterpart.”

A single 250-milliliter serving contains 5 grams of collagen, suggested daily dose to experience the purported benefits.

Collagen is associated with slowing aging, improving joint pain, and helping hair and nails grow.

Soon after rolling out, the product came under fire from Consumer NZ for failing to comply with food standards on the claims it was making about the product.

Lewis Road’s website initially claimed “specifically [aided] joint health and mobility” and had been “scientifically shown to regenerate joint cartilage [and] stimulate the body’s own mechanisms for maintaining healthy joints and optimum mobility.”

The claims have since been removed from the company’s website and social media posts.

For more information, link HERE.


The Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (popularly known as MILKFED Punjab) is introducing Verka brand Haldi Dudh (turmeric milk), also known as golden milk.

It is a nutritional milk drink designed to boost people’s immunity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Verka Haldi Dudh is made using a unique haldi (turmeric) formulation developed and patented by the Department of Biotechnology, Punjabi University, Patiala. It offers 10 times higher absorption for the human body than normal haldi. It is also completely soluble in milk, giving the beverage a very smooth texture.

To read more about this product and the keto diet trend, link HERE to the September 18, 2020, blog titled “got keto?”

MOVE OVER PUMPKIN SPICE (posted September 10, 2020)

Oakhurst Dairy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America based in Maine, is rolling out Maple Milk.

“Maple is a classic fall flavor and since maple syrup is predominantly home-grown right here in northern New England, we thought it was the perfect seasonal variety to add to our flavored milk line up,” says John Bennett, president of Oakhurst Dairy.

Oakhurst’s new Maple Milk is made with 100% pure maple syrup—the only added sweetener--that is sourced locally from Bascom Family Farms of New Hampshire, a leading independent supplier of pure maple syrup. Bascom Family Farms sources from not only its own taps, but also small family farms in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

“We hope both adults and kids will enjoy the pure, natural sweetness of our Maple Milk,” adds Bennett. “It’s delicious on its own as a snack or treat, but it can also be used to make maple lattes or even as a base ingredient to plus-up the maple flavor in your morning pancakes or waffles.”

The flavored whole milk is sold in pints and quarts and can be found throughout northern New England in Hannaford, Market Basket and Walmart stores.

An 8-ounce serving contains 190 calories, 8 grams of both fat and protein, along with 20 grams of sugar, with only 8 grams “added” by the maple syrup.

For more information, link HERE.


Dairy Farmers of America’s Kemps business unit now offers Siips.

The upper Midwest dairy manufacturer is test marketing Siips in the Milwaukee area at Pick ‘n Save locations.

Made with 100% real milk, these low-fat milk drinks offer indulgent flavors, while also providing great nutrition with more than 8 to 9 grams of protein, 25% of the Daily Value of calcium, and vitamins A and D.

“Our goal was to create a great-tasting milk-based product that would appeal to teens and tweens, so we knew it was important to involve them in the concepting process,” says Rachel Kyllo, senior vice president of marketing and innovation for DFA’s Dairy Brands Division. “We conducted extensive research and exploration with teens and tweens to really understand what they liked, everything from branding, artwork, packaging and flavors.”

Available in three flavors--Caramel, Chocolate and Mocha--Siips is packaged in a slender, 8-ounce can featuring ribbons and swirls of brown, orange and tan colors to match each flavor, along with a white milk drop in the middle to reflect the most important ingredient: milk.

“Teens really loved the flavors and gave Siips rave reviews for its taste and creaminess,” says Kyllo. “But we also wanted to offer a healthier flavored milk option, so we specially formulated Siips with a lower sugar content. Most flavored milks contain 25 to 28 grams of sugar per serving, while Siips contains 18 grams of sugar per serving, which is a significant reduction.”

One can contains 140 calories.

The mocha variety contains 55 milligrams of caffeine.

For more information, link HERE.

For information on this product, link HERE to the August 14, 2020, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation…to get us through the cold months."

For information on this product, link HERE to the August 14, 2020, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation…to get us through the cold months."

For information on this product, link HERE to the August 14, 2020, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Innovation…to get us through the cold months."


Confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle has collaborated with Toyo Beverage to introduce a range of beverages under the Chupa Chups brand in Japan.

The first offering is strawberry cream-flavored milk.

It comes in 190-milliliter plastic cups with an attached straw.

The drinks will be sold at grab-and-go locations throughout Japan.

This is the first dairy beverage for the Chupa Chups lollipop and candy brand.

FLAVORED MILK GETS A MAKEOVER (posted July 30, 2020)

Müller is updating its FRijj brand of single-serve flavored milks with a new fully recyclable bottle and a long lasting ambient recipe.

The company expects this update to further build its share in the U.K. branded milk drinks sector.

Made with milk from British farms and using advanced packaging technology, FRijj’s new long-lasting ambient recipe could be extended to nine months in the future.

As the dairy company continues to drive down the use of plastic, from the end of July, FRijj bottles and caps will be 100% recyclable, and the bottles will be made using 51% recycled content.

FRijj will continue to focus on its most popular flavors: Banana, Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Fudge Brownie and Strawberry.

“Our purpose is to add taste to life for consumers, and we’ll do this by leveraging all of the strength of Müller, the U.K.’s most chosen dairy brand, to grow our presence in a category which has managed to maintain positive value growth during a challenging period for on-the-go products,” says Jon Jenkins, chief executive of Müller Milk & Ingredients. “We’re seeing retailers unlocking more space in store for milk drinks, and with over half of the U.K. population yet to access and enjoy this category, there’s a real opportunity for growth.”

SINGLE-SERVE ENERGY MILK (posted July 22, 2020)

Emmi introduces Energy Milk High Protein Whey to select European markets.

The 330-milliliter bottles deliver 30 grams of whey protein, along with 6,800 milligrams of branched-chain amino acids, which assist with recovery and muscle growth after exercise.

The milk comes in two flavors: Choco-Hazelnut and Strawberry-Rhubarb.

Lactase is added to make the milk lactose free.

It’s sweetened by fruit juice and the high-intensity sweeteners cyclamate and acesulfame K.

For more information, link HERE.


Danzeisen Dairy will release a special-edition Alice Cooper Chocolate Milk Bottle at retail grocers and for home delivery across Arizona this autumn.

Proceeds will benefit Solid Rock, the nonprofit organization rock and roll legend Alice and his wife, Sheryl, founded in 1995. The organization operates The Rock Teen Center, a 28,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix where people ranging from ages 12 to 20 can get free instruction in music (both instrument lessons and recording studio training), dance, art, film and photography, among many other artistic options.

The milk comes in quart returnable ($2.00 deposit) glass bottles.

With more than 60 years dairy experience, Danzeisen Dairy is a family run business based in Phoenix, with milk delivered direct from its processing facility only 10 miles from downtown Phoenix.

For more information, link HERE.


La Colombe introduces Draft Chocolate Milk.

This is the first product to graduate from Fresh Ideas, a line of limited-batch beverages that come from the brand’s Philadelphia-based research and development innovation hub.

It is a frothy, creamy treat made with lactose-free milk and natural cocoa.

It has a foamy texture from the company’s patented nitrous oxide process.

One 9-ounce contains 120 calories and 9 grams of protein.

The suggested retail price is $2.99.

“At La Colombe, we are obsessed with innovation, and always looking to find new ways for everyone to enjoy the drinks that we love to serve at our cafes,” says Todd Carmichael, CEO and co-founder. “This started when we were the first to market cold brewed coffee, and now we are turning our attention to chocolate milk, a classic flavor that needed a facelift and a little texture.”

For more information, link HERE.


Clover Stornetta Farms Inc., now offers Clover Sonoma DHA Omega-3 + Choline Organic Milk.

Sold in half-gallon gable-top cartons, the valued-added ultra-pasteurized milk comes in whole and 2% milkfat variants.

One 8-ounce serve delivers 50 milligrams of DHA omega-3 fatty acid and 100 milligrams of choline.

Both nutrients are associated with supporting brain development and brain function.

For more information, link HERE.


Australia’s Lion Dairy & Drinks is rolling out Dairy Farmers No Sugar Added flavored milks.

The brand’s top-selling sweetened flavored milks--classic chocolate and strawberry—now come without added sugars in 500-milliliter bottles.

These re-imagined classics boast an impressive 4.5-star health rating, over 70% of the recommended daily intake for calcium, and a whopping 16 grams of protein per serving.

“The new Dairy Farmers Classic No Sugar Added range is just one example of how we’re delivering products that our customers know and love, without the added sugar,” says Darryn Wallace, marketing and innovation director. “Milk is a staple in households across the nation and we’re extremely fortunate to be able to provide Australians with new products during these unprecedented times. Lion Dairy & Drinks sources milk locally from great Aussie farmer partners. With a good milk supply, we’re proud to be supporting suppliers in the food chain to keep Australian’s nourished.”

For more information, link HERE.


Danone North America adds shelf-stable, single-serve boxes to its new Horizon Organic Growing Years milk platform.

First introduced in October 2019 in half-gallon refrigerated cartons, Horizon Organic Growing Years is organic whole milk with specially selected nutrition for growing kids.

The company partnered with pediatricians to identify key nutrients for ages 1 to 5, so every serving provides docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), choline, prebiotics and other key nutrients.

This product was the first U.S. fluid milk introduction that speaks to the September 18, 2019, recommendation by leading medical and nutrition organizations that children between 1 and 5 years should only drink water and milk.

To read more, link HERE.

Now the milk comes in 8-ounce shelf-stable prisma cartons, sold individually or in three packs.

DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain and eye health.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, choline is an essential brain nutrient. It aids in the transport and synthesis of lipids (or fats), and it helps transport DHA throughout the body.

Prebiotics are dietary fiber that feeds friendly gut bacteria.

An 8-ounce serving of Growing Years milk contains 50 milligrams of DHA, 55 milligrams of choline and 1 gram of prebiotic chicory root fiber.

Further, every 8-ounce serving of Growing Years milk is an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin

D to support strong bones and teeth. And every serving has 8 grams of protein, too.

Certified organic, Growing Years milk comes from pasture-raised cows that eat an organic, non-GMO diet and are never treated with antibiotics or added hormones.

For more information, link HERE.


Turner Dairy Farms introduces birthday cake-flavored milk to commemorate its 90th anniversary.

The family-owned dairy has experienced growth in its flavored milks, as well as whole milk and lactose-free milk, enough that the company is planning an expansion this year.

In January, the Penn Hills milk processor was awarded $334,282 in state funding to increase its facility’s dairy processing capacity. The funding, through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, will help with the installation of a 20,000-gallon silo, which will free up processing capacity.

Turner Dairy currently processes milk from about 40 small farms in the region.

During the past decade, the company has experienced about 16% sales growth. Of that growth, about 79% has come from limited-edition flavored milks and chocolate milk.

The company believes that offering new flavors gives consumers a reason to go to the dairy case.

For more information, link HERE.


Upstate Niagara Cooperative introduces Chocolate Milk For Life.

Customers have been responding positively to the cooperative’s regular Milk For Life lactose-free products, available in Whole, 2%, 1%, and Fat Free varieties, since the brand’s 2018 introduction. It was time for a chocolate variation.

Made with 2% reduced-fat milk, Chocolate Milk For Life has 50% less sugar than regular chocolate milk and 13 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving.

It comes in single-serve 16-ounce plastic bottles and multi-serve 64-ounce jugs.

The company is supporting the launch with in-store signage, social media content, digital and TV advertisements. Along with the post-workout recovery messaging, the communication reminds lactose-intolerant customers that they no longer have to give up the nutritional benefits and delicious taste of real dairy.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 13, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part Two)."


Wild Rose Foods introduces Lulubelle’s Creamery High-Protein milk.

Like the company’s other fresh dairy products, the high-protein ultrafiltered milk is made with a blend of Holstein and Jersey cows milk from the company’s Willamette Valley dairies, where cows graze on organic pastures and eat organic alfalfa grown at its farm in eastern Oregon.

“We think there’s room for a local dairy committed to organic practices with a focus on flavor and innovation,” says Chuck Eggert, founder. “Our goal is to make products as accessible as possible using milk from our own cows bottled at our own creamery. We’re creating a new model for dairy to show what’s possible with the latest technology, a commitment to animal care and restorative practices.”

The ultrafiltered high-protein milks come in 16-ounce and half gallon glass bottles in four low-fat varieties: Almond, Chocolate, Chocolate Almond and Original.

One serving contains 16 grams or more of protein.

The company also produces cream-on-top whole milk in Chocolate and Plain varieties.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 7, 2020, blog titled "Dairy Drinks Bring High-Quality Protein to the Grab-and-Go Beverage Case. It’s about Time!"


Shamrock Farms introduces Rockin’ Protein Plus, a ready-to-drink beverage that combines the dual benefits of protein and superfruits with pure, fresh Shamrock Farms milk.

It comes in two smooth flavors--Blueberry Pomegranate and Cherry Crème--each with unique, functional benefits, no added sugars and no lactose.

Blueberry Pomegranate is naturally packed with antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and support a healthy immune system. It’s an excellent source of protein and vitamins A, C and E.

Cherry Crème is an excellent source of protein and calcium with the added benefit of tart cherries. One bottle contains 35 Montmorency Tart Cherries. Growing evidence supports the science and benefits of tart cherries, including anti- inflammation, exercise recovery and improved sleep.

“Health-conscious consumers are more proactive than ever when it comes to wellness, and that trend continues to drive the demand for functional beverages,” says Ann Ocaña, chief marketing officer for Shamrock Farms. “Rockin’ Protein Plus is an all-in-one option that brings superfruits together with milk, delivering the protein consumers need and flavor they love with the added health benefits they want.”

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, and the booming creamer category, link HERE to the January 17, 2020, blog titled "Make Dairy Special with these Five Opportunities."


fairlife enters the refrigerated creamer category with four varieties: Caramel Coffee, Hazelnut, Sweet Cream and Vanilla.

The creamers are made with the company’s nonfat ultra-filtered milk.

Other ingredients include cream, sugar, flavor and lactase enzyme, rendering the creamer lactose free.

Touting a 40% reduction in sugar, as compared to other creamers, the product comes in 16-ounce plastic bottles and is making its debut in Stop and Shop stores.

The company was just fully acquired by The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, which had a minority stake until January 2020. Coca-Cola said fairlife will continue to operate as a standalone business in Chicago.

For more information, link HERE.

RAISE A GLASS OF FLAVORED MILK TO WELCOME 2020. (posted January 1, 2020)

Borden introduced Gingerbread Eggnog this holiday season.

The new seasonal eggnog was one of many limited-edition flavored milks that Borden, one of America’s oldest dairy companies (founded in 1857), offered in 2019.

The company plans to keep the milk category alive and exciting with special flavors available throughout 2020 and beyond.

Both Borden’s Classic Eggnog and Gingerbread Eggnog were widely distributed to major retailers in the Southeast and Ohio through December 31.

The new Gingerbread Eggnog came in a 32-ounce bottle for a suggested retail price of $3.29, while the Classic Eggnog was offered in pint sizes for a suggested retail price of $1.99, as well as quarts starting at $3.29 and half-gallons at $5.69.

For eggnog aficionados, Elsie the Cow offered recipes using the holiday dairy beverage, such as eggnog cream puffs, cranberry eggnog muffins and eggnog French toast.

HOLIDAY-FLAVORED MILKS (posted December 11, 2019)

Hiland Dairy adds Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog to its seasonal milks.

This winter season Hiland Dairy is offering seven festive holiday milk flavors, including its newest offering: Pumpkin Spice Egg Nog.

It’s a combination of pumpkin spices and traditional egg nog.

Back for a second year, the consumer favorite from the 2018 holiday season, is Hiland Dairy’s Custard. The Custard is made from fresh Hiland milk, eggs and sugar. The ingredients are combined and slowly heated until thickened and then chilled and packaged.

The other returning seasonal offerings are: Chocolate Mint, Egg Nog, Maple Pecan, Pumpkin Spice and Sugar Cookie.

The limited-edition flavored milks come in gable-top quart cartons and have a suggested retail price of $2.79.

For more information, link HERE.


Chobani, a leading Greek yogurt brand, has announced its biggest expansion ever with an entire platform of batch-made oat-based drinks and cultured oat blends, as well as dairy-based creamers.

The new dairy-based coffee creamers are all natural and made with non-GMO ingredients.

Chobani Coffee Creamers come in four classic flavors: Caramel, Hazelnut, Sweet Cream and Vanilla.

The creamers are made with four ingredients: cream, milk, cane sugar and natural flavor.

A 1-tablespoon (0.5 ounce) serving contains 30 calories, 1.5 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar.

The 24-ounce bottles have a suggested retail price of $3.99.

For more information, link HERE.


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.

SEASONAL DRINKABLE INDULGENCE (posted November 13, 2019)

Prairie Farms is celebrating the holiday season with the addition of Chocolate Custard.

This rounds out a complete line of holiday milk flavors that includes Chocolate Mint, Custard, Egg Nog, Maple Pecan, Pumpkin Spice and Sugar Cookie.

The nogs and custards are made with classic recipes that blend locally produced milk, cream, sugar and egg yolks, with just the right amount of spices to produce a delightful holiday treat. “Simple ingredients combined with fresh milk deliver a chocolate custard that’s sure to delight for the holidays,” says Prairie Farms Corporate Chef Rob Lagerlöf, the architect behind the lineup. “I’ve taken recipes handed down through generations and combined them with my culinary training to create delicious new flavors for everyone to enjoy.”

As with all Prairie Farms dairy products, Chocolate Custard is made with no artificial growth hormones and a commitment to cow care and sustainability.

For more information, link HERE.

REFORMULATED KIDS’ MILK (posted November 5, 2019)

McDonald’s will offer reformulated Happy Meal Chocolate Milk.

Support from dairy checkoff food scientists has helped McDonald’s USA produce a reduced-sugar, low-fat chocolate milk that will be unveiled nationwide in January.

The new formulation has 25% less sugar than McDonald’s previous chocolate milk and is no longer a fat-free product.

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff, has had a partnership with McDonald’s since 2009.

DMI provided on-site support from food scientists and other resources and worked closely with the McDonald’s team to create the final product.

“Chocolate milk has been a longtime customer favorite at McDonald’s and U.S. dairy farmers are glad to see the chain roll out a great-tasting chocolate milk that has even more nutritional benefits than previously,” says Marilyn Hershey, a Pennsylvania dairy farmer and chair of DMI. “This is a great example of a foodservice leader listening and responding to customer demand. It also benefits dairy farmers because McDonald’s will offer an improved milk product to millionsof customers, which could lead to similar changes at other restaurants.”

WHOLE MILK DESIGNED FOR AGES 1 TO 5 YEARS (posted October 31, 2019)

Danone North America introduces Horizon Organic Growing Years milk.

This marks the first U.S. fluid milk introduction that speaks to the September 18, 2019, recommendation by leading medical and nutrition organizations that childrenbetween 1 and 5 years should only drink water and milk.

To read more, link HERE.

Horizon Organic Growing Years is organic whole milk with specially selected nutrition for growing kids.

The company partnered with pediatricians to identify key nutrients for ages 1 to 5, so every serving provides docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), choline, prebiotics and other key nutrients.

“This delicate growing and transition period can feel like a big change for parents and kids alike, and it’s important to Horizon that we continue to support families every step of the way,” says Domenic Borrelli, president of premium dairy at Danone North America. “Throughout history, milk has been synonymous with childhood nutrition and healthy development, and offering an organic product specially made for those early years is a natural next step for us.”

DHA is an essential omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain and eye health.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, choline is an essential brain nutrient. It aids in the transport and synthesis of lipids (or fats), and it helps transport DHA throughout the body.

Prebiotics are dietary fiber that feeds friendly gut bacteria.

An 8-ounce glass of Growing Years milk contains 50 milligrams of DHA, 55 milligrams of choline and 1 gram of prebiotic chicory root fiber.

Further, every 8-ounce glass of Growing Years milk is an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D to support strong bones and teeth. And every serving has 8 grams of protein, too.

Certified organic, Growing Years milk comes from pasture-raised cows that eat an organic, non-GMO diet and are never treated with antibiotics or added hormones.

For more information, link HERE.

COOKIE-INSPIRED FLAVORED MILK (posted October 28, 2019)

Lion Dairy & Drinks grows its Dairy Farmers and Arnott’s limited-edition series of bikkie- inspired flavored milks in Australia.

Bikkie, which is short for biscuit, is the Aussie term for cookie.

Earlier this year, the Dairy Farmers brand teamed up with the popular Aussie biscuit brand Arnott’s to offer Iced VoVo (with the flavor of fresh raspberry jam) and Mint Slice flavored milks. The products were a hit.

The two companies collaborated again and are now releasing two more iconic biscuit flavors in liquid form: Caramel Crowns and Wagon Wheels.

Caramel Crowns combines the classis flavors of caramel and chocolate.

Wagon Wheels is a blend of sweet jam, rich chocolate and fluffy marshmallow flavors.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 25, 2019, blog titled "Shaking Up the Dairy Department."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 25, 2019, blog titled "Shaking Up the Dairy Department."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 25, 2019, blog titled "Shaking Up the Dairy Department."


Shatto Milk Company introduces Marshmallow Cereal Milk.

This new limited-edition milk honors the work that Children’s Mercy does for it patients.

Labeled “LOVE,” the new flavor was selected by vote by patients at Children’s Mercy.

It was released to the public on October 19, 2019, at the company’s Family Day at the Farm event.

The milk was made available at retail on October 21, and to Shatto Home Delivery customers starting on October 22.

Only 12,500 bottles were produced, so it’s first come, first served.

Shatto Milk Company is also offering drinking glasses and t-shirts sporting the “Love Cow” to raise additional money for the cause.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the Oct. 11, 2019, blog titled “Anuga 2019: Five Key Takeaways from the Global Food Innovation Stage.”


Erlebnissennerei Zillertal introduces Honey Haymilk.

The family-operated dairy situated in the Austrian town of Mayrhofen prioritizes the use of haymilk in its products.

The family’s mantra is “quality rather than quantity.”

Only 3% of all milk produced in Europe is considered haymilk, which is produced by well-cared Alpine cows who have a silage-free diet and are raised following strict haymilk regulations.

The company is adding all-natural honey to the milk and selling it in recyclable, recloseable gable-top cartons.

The beverage may be served chilled or warmed, like the traditional bed-time beverage.

Other new haymilk products from the company include:

Haymilk Yogurt in three varieties: Caramel, Elderflower Lime and Pomegranate Honey

Haymilk Cheese in four varieties: “Diamond” with Saffron, “Emerald” with Mountain Herb and Hemp Seeds, “Garnet” with Red Pesto, and “Gemstone” with Summer Truffle.

For more information, link HERE.

SPECIALTY COFFEE CREAMER (posted Sept. 30, 2019)

The a2 Milk Company introduces a2 Milk Coffee Creamer.

The first new product offering since coming to the U.S. from Australia in 2015, a2 Milk Coffee Creamer comes in two flavors: Creamy Vanilla and Sweet Cream.

They both are made with only five simple, natural ingredients: whole milk, sugar, heavy cream, natural flavors and sea salt.

The creamers join the company’s innovative a2 Milk products, which offer real, nutritious dairy milk that is easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort.

Published research suggests that a2 Milk may help avoid stomach discomfort in some people because the milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the natural A2 protein and no A1.

The a2 Milk Company works with local U.S. dairy farmers to identify cows that only naturally produce the A2 protein type and process their milk separately, making it possible for some with sensitivities to enjoy real cows’ milk.

The a2 Milk Company pays its farmers a premium to help them improve their profitability and reinvest in their farms.

The creamers come in quart gable-top cartons, with one tablespoon containing 35 calories, 1 gram of fat, 5 grams of sugar and no grams of protein; however, there may be some residual protein, which the company assures is A2.

“This is truly an exciting moment for the a2 Milk Company,” says Blake Waltrip, CEO. “Every day, we hear from people across the country who are able to drink milk again, thanks to a2 Milk. Now we’re broadening ways for coffee drinkers to enjoy real dairy by adding our a2 Milk Coffee Creamers to their morning routine.

Coffee creamer was one of our top requested products by our consumers.”
The announcement of this new product follows the company’s recent milestone of reaching national geographic distribution in the U.S. after signing on with Kroger.

For more information, link HERE.

FAIR-FRIENDLY MILK FLAVORS (posted September 4, 2019)

Borden Dairy introduces three limited-edition flavored milks at the State Fair of Texas.

Founded in 1857, the recently revitalized Dallas-based dairy that has Elsie as its spokes-cow, operates 13 milk processing plants and nearly 100 branches across the U.S. that produce and distribute nearly 500 million gallons of milk annually for customers in the grocery, mass market, club, food service, hospitality, school and convenience store channels.

The company has concocted three new limited-edition, fair-inspired flavors of milk: Banana Taffy, Blueberry Cobbler and Cotton Candy.

State Fair of Texas visitors will have the opportunity to sample the fun flavors from Oct. 14 to 20.

The flavored milks will also be available for purchase in 16-ounce bottles at Kroger stores in Dallas and Houston and at select retailers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The milk will be sold on promotion for $1 at Dallas-area Kroger stores.  

“We are excited to return to the fair and give our neighbors a glimpse into the Borden innovation lab to sample some unique new milk flavors,” says Borden Chief Marketing Officer Joe DePetrillo. “The company is focusing on innovation driven by consumer insights, and these flavors were actually selected through a voting process among Borden’s social media fans this summer.”

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.”


Starbucks and Nestlé introduce Starbucks Creamers, marking this the first time the Starbucks brand has entered the refrigerated creamer category, a growing U.S. category projected to top $7.8 billion by 2023 in the U.S., according to Mintel. 

Less than a year from inception to shelf, Starbucks Creamers are the fourth product platform developed since the companies formed a global coffee alliance in August 2018.

Since forming their alliance, both companies saw creamers as a growth opportunity and leveraged Nestlé’s more than 50-year expertise in the creamer category and Starbucks nearly 50-year heritage and well-loved coffee house flavors, resulting in the perfect blend of experts to bring Starbucks Creamers to market for consumers.

“Nestlé has been a leader in the creamer category since launching Coffee mate in 1961 and we continue to innovate and help drive category growth,” says Daniel Jhung, president of beverage, Nestlé USA. “In our work with Starbucks through our global coffee alliance, we saw the opportunity to introduce Starbucks Creamers as a new way for consumers to enjoy the Starbucks café flavors they know and love from the comforts of their home.”

Starbucks Creamers come in three flavors: Caramel, Cinnamon Dolce and White Chocolate.

They were inspired by customer-favorite handcrafted beverages served at Starbucks cafés: Caramel Macchiato, Cinnamon Dolce Latte and White Chocolate Mocha.

“We know that Starbucks customers are passionate about their coffee and with Starbucks Creamers we are delighted to give them another way to enjoy their favorite Starbucks Experience and flavors at home and outside of our cafes,” says Duncan Moir, president, global channel development at Starbucks.

For more information, link HERE.


Organic Valley introduces Organic Valley Ultra milk.

America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers is introducing Organic Valley Ultra, the first organic ultra-filtered milk available nationally.

It’s packed with 50% more organic protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk.

The milk made its debut this week in Whole Foods Markets around the country, rolling out to other retailers in October.

The four varieties are: Whole, 2% Reduced Fat, 2% Chocolate and Skim.

The milk comes in 56-ounce cartons and retails for about $5.99.

“At Organic Valley, we’re always creating innovative ways to give consumers high-quality, great-tasting organic options that meet their needs for healthy food from companies that align with their values,” says Bob Kirchoff, CEO. “Not only does Organic Valley Ultra provide consumers with an organic, ultra-filtered product they can feel good about buying and consuming, it ensures we can support our cooperative’s mission to save small family farms by marketing their organic products. It also further affirms our commitment to ensuring that all of our animals live happy, stress-free lives.”

Organic Valley Ultra starts with Organic Valley’s USDA Certified Organic milk from the cooperative’s pasture-raised cows. During the filtering process, the naturally occurring sugar-lactose in the milk is reduced. The addition of a lactase enzyme makes Organic Valley Ultra lactose-free. The resulting product is organic milk with concentrated protein and 50% less sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

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/ 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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.