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  • KEFIR COMES IN GLASS BOTTLES (posted July 8, 2024)
  • Straus Family Creamery, known for its minimally processed premium organic dairy products and leadership in sustainable and regenerative carbon farming practices, now offers Organic Lowfat Kefir.
  • Straus Kefir comes in Plain and Blueberry varieties.
  • It is made through a slow fermentation of whole and nonfat milks, which are blended together to create a creamy 2% lowfat product.
  • The kefir is vat-set with live and active cultures and incubated just long enough to create a clean, balanced, and perfectly tart cultured flavor.
  • Vegetarian, gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified and certified kosher, Straus Kefir also boasts 11 different beneficial live and active cultures and billions of colony-forming units of active microorganisms per serving.
  • Straus Kefir makes six nutrient claims. They are a good source of protein, high in calcium, and low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.
  • Both are made with no artificial colors or natural flavors.
  • Plain is unsweetened with no added sugars.
  • Blueberry is made with real organic blueberries and just 5 grams of added sugar per serving.
  • The kefir is packaged in the brand’s iconic reusable glass bottles to support the mission-driven company’s 30-year tradition in climate-resilient practices, sustainable organic farming and zero-waste goals.

  • Hain Celestial introduces Earth’s Best Organic Support Smoothies.
  • These new yogurt smoothies with functional benefits provide little ones with essential vitamins and minerals that support overall growth and development.
  • The line is available in four varieties and come in 4-ounce pouches.
  • Bone contains pear, mango and carrot.
  • Digestive contains banana, pumpkin and raisin.
  • Immunity contains banana, orange and pineapple.
  • The aforementioned three are made with real yogurt, which is heat treated after culturing.
  • The fourth variety, Brain, contains apple, raspberry and avocado and is fortified with choline and DHA.

  • Müller Yogurt & Desserts is revitalizing the Müller Light Yogurt lines.
  • Recognizing that yogurt consumers’ needs continue to evolve, Müller spent the last year reviewing its Müller Light range. And findings led to the decision to include vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and vitamin D, which helps support the normal function of the immune system, to the entire range.
  • The reformulated recipe is also thicker for a more indulgent eating experience.
  • The company also gave the brand a new uplifting design.
  • With the diet yogurt category experiencing a decline in recent years, Müller’s investment in the transformation of Müller Light aims to reposition the brand as an easy and attractive yogurt that can help keep positive and healthy intentions on track.

  • To learn more about this product, link HERE to read the June 14, 2024, blog titled "Indulgence and Flavor Adventure Dominated IDDBA 2024."

  • PROBIOTIC YOGURT WITH GRAINS (posted June 3, 2024)
  • Meiji grows its Double Zero Yogurt line.
  • The nonfat, no-added sugar yogurt—the double zero reference—contains riceberry and barley.
  • Riceberry is a soft, deep purple, whole grain rice from Thailand. It softens in the yogurt, providing a unique texture that is neither crunchy nor chewy.
  • A 135 gram cup contains 70 calories, 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of sugar inherent to the milk. Labels explain that the sugar is lactose.

  • LACTOSE-FREE PROBIOTIC KEFIR (posted May 9, 2024)
  • Pure Culture Organics will be growing its Kefir line with a low-fat Pineberry variety, joining four other low-fat fruity varieties (Peach, Strawberries N’ Cream, Summer Tart Cherry and Wild Blueberry), as well as Whole Milk Unsweetened Plain and Low-Fat Unsweetened Plain, all of which debuted earlier this year.
  • The pinkberry fruit is a pale pink strawberry that has tropical nuances of pineapple.
  • The sweetened varieties contain organic cane sugar.
  • The company includes the lactase enzyme to make a lactose-free claim on all of its kefir offerings.
  • In addition to being lactose-free, Pure Culture Organics Kefir is free from stabilizers and thickeners, dyes, and is GMO and gluten-free.
  • The kefir is made from fresh organic milk from dairies in the Pennsylvania Amish Country and the Midwest, according to the company.
  • The product contains billions of live and active probiotic cultures to support digestive and immune health and promote overall well-being.

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 26, 2024, blog titled "Is Dairy Dead? Explore insights from the Dairy Innovation Strategies 2024 conference.."

  • FRUITY YOGURT WITH AN ASIAN SPIN (posted April 10, 2024)
  • The Collective introduces limited-edition Strawberry Matcha Yogurt.
  • This epic lip-smackin’ duo is like no other, according to the U.K.-based company, which is where the product is making its debut.
  • The product consists of three layers.
  • On top is a “double sauce” layer of strawberries, followed by a layer of thick ‘n’ creamy British yogurt. The velvety layer of matcha puree is on the bottom.
  • The flavor is as robust as the color combo is bold, making it a must-try in the refrigerated dairy case.

  • MAKING YOGURT MORE SNACKABLE (posted April 4, 2024)
  • Danone is rolling out the REMIX Collection, a range of yogurts and dairy snacks with bold mix-ins to satisfy snacking cravings any time of day.
  • Consumers can feel great about choosing a REMIX snack with knockout taste, epic mix-in toppings and--depending on the brand—high-protein, less-fat or lower-sugar options, according to the company.
  • Danone’s new REMIX collection spans three of its brands: Light + Fit, Oikos and Too Good & Co.
  • Made to fit perfectly into the palm of one hand, REMIX features an innovative, patent-pending packaging design with a new recyclable cup shape making it easy to elevate one’s snack game.
  • Oikos REMIX provides 11 grams of complete protein in every 4.5-ounce cup, making it an excellent source of protein.
  • The three varieties are: Oikos REMIX Coco Almond Chocolate, featuring coconut nonfat yogurt with honey praline almonds and dark chocolate mix-ins; Oikos REMIX S’mores, featuring vanilla nonfat yogurt with graham cookies, dark chocolate and toasted marshmallow bark mix-ins; and Oikos REMIX Salted Caramel, featuring salted caramel nonfat yogurt with sea salt praline pretzels, dark chocolate and butter toffee mix-ins.
  • Too Good & Co. REMIX contains 6 grams of sugar in every 4.5-ounce cup.
  • The three varieties are: Too Good & Co. REMIX Strawberry Dark Chocolate Almond, featuring a strawberry base with chia granola, roasted almonds and chocolate mix-ins; Too Good & Co. REMIX Banana Dark Chocolate Honey, featuring a banana base with roasted almonds, chocolate and honey-flavored crisp mix-ins; and Too Good & Co. REMIX Blueberry Almond Oat Crisp, featuring a blueberry base with honey praline roasted almonds and cinnamon oat crisp mix-ins.
  • Light + Fit REMIX packs full-on flavor into 120 calories or less.
  • The three varieties are: Light + Fit REMIX Strawberry Cheesecake, featuring strawberry cheesecake fat-free yogurt with graham cookies, caramel pearls and dark chocolate mix-ins; Light + Fit REMIX Key Lime, featuring key lime fat-free yogurt with graham cookies and white fudge chunk mix-ins; and Light + Fit REMIX Brownie Sundae, featuring vanilla fat-free yogurt + brownie crumble, honey praline almonds and butter toffee mix-ins.

PROBIOTIC KEFIR SHOT (posted March 13, 2024)

Lifeway Foods introduces KefirPLUS, a potent probiotic shot.

The 3.5-ounce shot is formulated to support digestion and immunity.

They come in three flavors: Mixed Berry, Original and Vanilla.

Long before gut health was in the spotlight as a major factor in overall wellness, Lifeway was at the forefront of bringing nutritious, probiotic-packed foods to grocery shelves in the US.

“While some food trends come and go, consumer interest in nutritious, high-quality foods remains paramount,” says Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods. “At Lifeway, we created the kefir category in 1986, and I’m proud to carry on our mission to bring affordable, healthy products into every kitchen in America. We started in a basement in Skokie, Illinois, but Lifeway’s unique recipe has resonated with people all over the world to create demand that keeps propelling us forward.”

Expo attendees will be treated to Lifeway Farmer Cheese in creative recipes, such as protein cookie dough and caprese salad.

A “DRY” TWIST ON YOGURT (posted February 29, 2024)

West Bay International introduces Yogoody The 1.2.3.Yog.

Yogoody, a Portuguese company, is exporting its instant yogurt smoothie packets to a number of countries, including the U.S.

The 1.2.3.Yog product “is a twist on yogurt,” according Anabela Ferreira, founder. “It’s perfect for on-the-go consumption or for countries and places where logistics and store refrigeration may be a challenge.

“The idea arose from the need to present a richer and more functional nutritional formulation, similar to traditional yogurt, but in powder format to add water,” said Ferreira. “The product took 12 months to develop, aiming to guarantee the quality, flavor, texture, viability and longevity of the yogurt cultures.

“Products like this are blazing the trail for the future of sustainable transformation in the agri-food system,” she added. “We are simultaneously enhancing the health and well-being of consumers while also improving the planet.”

The range includes original and high-protein formulations, which are dairy based, along with a vegan line.

Each single-serve 30-gram packet is also loaded with probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals and flavor.

Simply add the packet to a bottle of water, shake and enjoy.

The mix has a 12-month ambient shelf life, which ensures viability of the cultures.

GUT-FRIENDLY KIDS’ YOGURT (posted February 21, 2024)

Springfield Creamery launches Nancy’s Organic Whole Milk Yogurt Pouches.

The new 3.5-ounce, kid-friendly pouches come in organic fruit and vegetable flavors: Blueberry Spinach, Raspberry Rhubarb and Strawberry Banana.

Nancy’s new organic yogurt pouches contain five strains of live cultures, including billions of live probiotics. Nancy’s is one of the few yogurt pouch brands that also includes prebiotics, a dietary plant fiber that can help feed the gut’s healthy bacteria.

The pouches come in four-pack boxes of 3.5-ounce single pouches. Each pouch contains 90 calories and 4 grams of fat.

Starting this month, the pouches will be available exclusively at select Whole Foods Market stores nationwide through April, then will expand to other retailers.

Whole Foods Market will also expand its availability of Nancy’s top-selling Organic Probiotic Greek Yogurt in whole milk and nonfat, as well as Organic Probiotic Whole Milk Kefir in Blueberry, Plain and Vanilla.

“For over 60 years, our goal as a family has always been to get healthy, probiotic food to as many people as possible,” said Sheryl Kesey Thompson, co-owner of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods. “We are excited that the pouches allow us to put healthy, organic, probiotic yogurt in the hands of our youngest friends and family members. Formulated by our third-generation family members and taste-tested along the way by their own children, we are pleased to be offering an organic yogurt with a unique probiotic and prebiotic combination. It was important to us that the pouches be made with real fruit and vegetables, offer less sugar, and taste amazingly delicious for young and old alike.”

To read more about this product, link HERE to the Jan. 19, 2024 blog titled, "Prioritize Protein and Process in 2024."

MORE PROTEIN, LESS SUGAR (posted January 18, 2024)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Protein.

The new refrigerated cultured dairy snack packs in 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar per serving, making it the brand’s highest protein and lowest sugar offering to Cherry, date.

Yoplait Protein come in single-serve cups in eight flavors. They are: Cherry, Key Lime Pie, Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Cheesecake and Vanilla.

“Consumers are having to make tradeoffs, opting for products they don’t enjoy the taste of--like Greek yogurt--just to get in the extra protein, so we decided to do something about the lack of options in the category,” says Kaylee Pohlmeyer, senior brand manager at General Mills. “Yoplait Protein gives consumers a dairy option with remarkable macros, but with the texture of our Original Yoplait. We’re excited to bring this to shelves, as we’re already seeing an amazing response from consumer taste tests.”

The company uses ultra-filtered milk to boost the protein content and acesulfame potassium and sucralose to keep sugars down.

A 5.6-ounce cup has a suggested retail price of $1.19.

PROBIOTIC KEFIR SHOT (posted January 8, 2024)

Marks & Spencer teamed up with nutrition-science company Zoe to develop Zoe x M&S Food Gut Shot

After a year of product development, the companies are rolling out M&S Food x Zoe Gut Shot to the U.K. marketplace.

This creamy drink is made with British whole milk, kefir, berries and colorful plants, including baobab and pomegranate.

The shots contain no added sugar or sweeteners, artificial gums or emulsifiers and are packed with more than five billion live cultures from 14 strains of friendly bacteria.

“At Zoe, our mission is to improve the health of millions. We run the world’s largest microbiome and nutrition research study, with hundreds of thousands of members and bring expert-led science to the world via our free podcast, published research and social channels,” said Jonathan Wolf, co-founder and CEO of Zoe. “But there’s a lot more that can be done to change the way the world understands nutrition. I’m glad we’ve partnered with M&S to bring this delicious product to supermarkets across the nation, helping more people to improve their gut health.”

ON-THE-GO GREEK YOGURT (posted January 2, 2024)

The Collective introduces Epic Greek Pouches.

The 140-gram pouches come in Mango, Unsweetened and Vanilla Bean varieties and are intended for adult palates.

The thick and creamy yogurts are packed with probiotics and made with authentic Greek cultures.

Pouches tout the fact that the yogurt is a source of protein.


Chobani is rolling out Chobani Creations, a line of dessert-inspired Greek yogurts intended to be a better-for-you indulgence when craving a sweet treat.

The whole milk yogurt comes in six flavors: Apple Pie a la Mode, Bananas Foster, Caramel Sundae, Cherry Cheesecake, Mocha Tiramisu and Orange Cream Pop.

The all-natural yogurts come in 5.3-ounce clear containers to showcase the decadence inside.

A serving provides 10 grams of protein and billions of probiotic cultures.


Icelandic Provisions is rolling out the Northern Lights Skyr Kit.

The best day of the year to see the Northern Lights in Iceland is December 21st.

To give Americans a taste of the dancing auroras in their vibrant patterns of green, blue and violet, the company is bringing the beauty of the Northern Lights to home kitchens.

Launching on December 21st, the Icelandic Provisions Northern Lights Skyr Kit will allow anyone to create their own version of this beloved, natural phenomenon by mixing the bright hues and sparkling effects directly into their skyr, creating a unique flavor that evokes the bursting colors of the Northern Lights and earthy elements of the Icelandic landscape.

The limited-time skyr kit comes complete with a cup of Icelandic Provisions Northern Lights flavored skyr and delicious ingredients to bring the colors of the aurora borealis to life, including green matcha, Icelandic blue spirulina, wild blueberry syrup and edible gold glitter.

The kits retail for $11.00.

For more information, link HERE.

HOLIDAY KEFIR MAKES ITS DEBUT (posted December 6, 2023)

Lifeway Foods introduces two winter flavors of Kefir.

To help consumers keep their digestive system healthy during the following weeks when many enjoy a little too much, Lifeway is rolling out Cranberry Crème Brulee and Holiday Cookies low-fat kefir.

Both options are 99% lactose-free, gluten-free and made with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients.

They are also packed with protein, calcium and 12 probiotic cultures that work to balance gut health.

SEASONAL DESSERT YOGURT (posted November 29, 2023)

The Collective is offering Gourmet Spiced Plum and Custard.

The limited-edition product is 86% yogurt that contains probiotic cultures.

Other dairy ingredients include double cream and sweetened condensed milk.

Additional richness comes from egg, while sweetness comes from honey and the 2.5% Stanley plums, which is double the amount of fruit compote found in most yogurts, according to the company.

The product comes in 425 gram tubs and contains about three servings.

It is being sold in the U.K. this holiday season.

For more information, link HERE.


Thor’s Skyr is partnering with Blendid, a robotic foodservice solutions provider, to offer consumers the first autonomous robotic kiosk featuring skyr-based smoothies.

“We’re thrilled to give skyr-lovers more ways to enjoy our refreshing and nutritious products on the go, and our first robotic kiosks will serve our new lactose-free formula skyr blended smoothies,” says Unnar Beck Danielsson, CEO and co-founder of Thor’s Skyr. “As we continue to introduce consumers to the innovative protein-packed benefits of Thor’s Skyr, Blendid’s robotic kiosks will help us scale faster and expand the reach of our product line.”

With more protein and less sugar than yogurt, Thor’s Skyr’s fan-favorite plain variety has 21 grams of protein per 6-ounce cup, while the flavored offerings contain 18 grams of protein, providing consumers with a variety of flavors with no added sugar.

Leveraging Blendid’s contactless food automation platform foodOS®, a patented machine learning, robotics and artificial intelligence-enabled system, the Thor’s Skyr by Blendid kiosks will make healthy quick-serve food options made on-demand and customized to meet individual preferences accessible in more locations for consumers.

Blendid kiosks can be accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week as location traffic demands.

More details on locations and specific Thor’s Skyr smoothie kiosk menu offerings will be made available as plans are finalized.

LIMITED-EDITION CULTURED NOG (posted November 2, 2023)

Chobani introduces Greek Yogurt Spiced Holiday Nog to its seasonal lineup.

This new, limited-batch Greek yogurt is made with only natural ingredients and is authentically crafted without artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, according to the company.

It’s a good source of protein and calcium with six live and active cultures and billions of probiotics.

One 5.3-ounce cup has a suggested retail price of $1.59.

SCARY YOGURT SNACKS (posted October 3, 2023)

Chobani is rolling out Halloween-themed multipacks of Chobani Flip.

Leading up to October 31, Chobani Flip four-packs are getting dressed up in everything from ghosts to skeletons.

The overwraps of seven Chobani Flip® four-pack flavors have been transformed into spooky, interactive packaging that offers both physical and digital surprises just by scanning the QR code.

The four-packs of 4.5-ounce single-serve cups have a suggested retail price of $5.79.

This Halloween packaging is the first of many seasonal packaging takeovers Chobani is planning for its various Greek Yogurt platforms.

REINVENTING SKYR (posted September 20, 2023)

Thor’s Skyr has new flavors and is now lactose-free.

Made using traditional Icelandic methods and all natural ingredients, Thor’s Skyr has a new lactose-free formula with more protein per serving.

The brand also has three new flavors: Coconut, Coffee and Key Lime.

The U.S. lactose-free market is currently valued at $12.6 billion and, growing at an annual rate of 12.45%, is expected to reach $32.2 billion by 2029, according to Data Bridge Research.

The brand new Thor’s Skyr formula allows dairy and non-dairy consumers alike to receive the protein-packed benefits of skyr made from cow’s milk, while also making it easier to digest.

The new lactose-free formula is also naturally sweeter, removing the need for added sugar in the flavored offerings, which include Blueberry, Strawberry and Vanilla.

The new recipe boosts the protein content of Plain to 21 grams per 6-ounce cup. The flavored offerings contain 18 grams of protein.

“We know consumers are looking for more protein and less sugar, so we are excited to be able to launch our new formula that will help introduce skyr to a wider demographic,” says Unnar Beck Daníelsson, CEO of Thor’s Skyr. “Not only does the skyr taste delicious and refreshing, but it allows people with lactose intolerances and stomach sensitivities to enjoy the product as much as anyone else. We are committed to educating consumers on the benefits of skyr and look forward to continuing to bring healthy yet flavorful options to our customers so they can be confident that Thor’s Skyr is the right choice.”

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT GOES BACK IN TIME (posted September 6, 2023)

Müller Yogurt & Desserts is harnessing the popularity of the retro trend with a new product launch: Müller Corner Originals.

The dairy company continues to expand and optimize its portfolio to meet more needs. To drive category growth, excitement and brand reappraisal, it is tapping into its iconic brand heritage by bringing back favorites from the last 30 years.

The first two retro flavors are Mississippi Mud Pie Inspired from 1997 and Strawberry and Choc Orange Balls from 1994.

The yogurts come in single and combo multipacks.

Müller Corner Originals represents the first product to be rolled out in Müller’s redesigned packaging.

The new designs make Müller’s branded packaging more cohesive, distinctive and easy to find and buy. It is being rolled out across all of the dairy company’s branded yogurts, desserts and drink products: Müller Corner, Müllerlight, Müller Rice, Müller Bliss and Müller FRijj.


Biotiful Gut Health introduces little-hand friendly Kids Kefir.

The 100-milliliter bottles come in Apple & Mango, Peach & Pineapple and Strawberry & Banana varieties.

One bottle contains, on average, 50 calories, 1.3 grams of fat, 3.3 grams of protein and 6.9 grams of sugar (inherent to the milk and fruit ingredients).

The kefir makes a no added sugar claim.

The bottles are sold in packs of four.

IMMUNITY-BOOSTING DAIRY SHOTS (posted August 21, 2023)

Danone has launched Actimel Plus in the U.K.

The new immune-boosting range of shots contain 100% of the recommended intake of vitamin D. They are also a source of vitamins B6 and B12. All are associated with immune health.

The range is made with fermented milk and each shot is packed with 10 billion Lactobacillus casei cultures, which are probiotics recognized for supporting the body’s immune system.

The shots come in packs of eight, in three antioxidant-rich varieties: Cherry Elderberry, Mango Turmeric and Strawberry Pomegranate.

DAIRY SHOT TO CALM THE MIND AND BODY (posted August 15, 2023)

Hwy Co., Ltd., a business with Yakult Honsha of Japan, introduces Stress Care Dairy Shots to South Korea.

The 125-milliliter bottles are sold in packages of four and are loaded with ingredients designed to “relieve tension caused by stress.”

The base is a blend of numerous dairy ingredients, including milk, cream, demineralized whey, milk protein and skim milk powder.

This fluid system is loaded with five different probiotics, along with nutrients associated with calming, such as GABA, L. theanine, magnesium and taurine.

One bottle contains 100 calories.

IT’S PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON(posted August 10, 2023)

Norr Organic is joining the pumpkin craze with its first seasonal flavor: Pumpkin Spice.

Norr Organic Pumpkin Spice Skyr is thick, creamy, high in protein (15 grams) and low in sugar

It will be available from September through November.

Norr is committed to sourcing only the best organic ingredients, free from any pesticides, artificial sweeteners, starches and natural flavors.

The milk comes from small local farms where cows are grass fed.

Norr adds potent, research-backed probiotic strains (BB-12) to the fermentation process. BB-12 has proven to effectively support gut and immune health.

It’s naturally low in lactose as most of the lactose is being removed through the straining process. This makes it friendly to those with lactose intolerances.

A 5.3-ounce cup contains 140 calories, 4 grams of fat and 9 grams of sugar, of which 5 grams are added sugars.

The suggested retail price is $2.69.

For more information, link HERE.


Nestlé Lindahls, a high-protein dairy brand from Lactalis Nestlé, is growing its Pro+ Yogurt range with the addition of new Blueberry Muffin flavor.

Each 150-gram container of Pro+ Yogurt contains 18 grams of protein in a unique half-and-half mix of whey and casein.

The yogurts are low in sugar and fat free.

Lactalis Nestlé is a joint venture between the Lactalis Groupe and Nestlé, which distributes to nine European countries.


Bio&Me has launched new single-serve Gut-Loving Probiotic Yogurt.

Each Bio&Me contains billions of live and active cultures, with the yogurt said to contain four times more cultures than any other yogurt in the U.K.

They also contain 18 different culture strains, including proven probiotics such as BB-12 and LGG.

The all-natural, Original flavored yogurts have no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, thickeners or emulsifiers, and are low in lactose, high in protein and are a source of calcium and vitamins B2, B12 and phosphorus.

“At Bio&Me, we’re on a mission to make looking after your gut health as easy and as accessible as possible,” says Megan Rossi, Bio&Me co-founder. “As a dietitian and a scientist, I’m interested in delivering great-tasting food that also truly delivers on its health claims. This is what Bio&Me is all about. I’m excited to be launching these new convenient pots of gut-loving goodness to shoppers nationwide.”


Kourellas Dairy USA is rolling out Natural Vitality Drink.

The new line of USDA Organic Probiotic Kefir comes in five flavors: Mandarin, Peaches, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla.

It’s made with cultured whole milk (3.25% milkfat) and features 12 live and active cultures.

Plain is unsweetened.

The flavored kefirs are naturally sweetened by fruit. The fruit is processed in Greece to ensure no preservatives, stabilizers, starch, pectin, colorings or artificial flavorings of any kind are used.

The kefir is produced in the U.S. following a Greek recipe.


General Mills introduces limited-edition Yoplait Original with Chocolate Shavings.

Yoplait Original with Chocolate Shavings comes in Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry varieties.

The concept drew inspiration from indulgent summer desserts, such as chocolate-covered strawberries and cordial cherries.

There’s also new Go-Gurt Freeze & Reveal yogurt tubes.

Sold in the refrigerated dairy department, when consumers put these Go-Gurt tubes in the freezer, the cold temperature unlocks images and messages on the tubes.

The Go-Gurt Freeze & Reveal line comes in summer-fun flavors, such as cotton candy, orange cream, and red, white & blue.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 30, 2023, blog titled "Pardon Me for Getting Personal. I have a favor: please lower the sugar content of dairy foods to boost their healthful halo."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 23, 2023, blog titled "Might the Next Greek Yogurt be Premium Fresh Dairy?"


Danone introduces Activa Fibre, a new range of functional yogurts, to the U.K. marketplace.

Activia Fibre is formulated to help support gut health, with each pot containing billions of live cultures and 10% of the recommended daily intake of fiber.

The range comes in three varieties: Apple and Cereals, Muesli (cereals, nuts and raisins) and Walnut and Oats.

The single-serve pots are sold in packs of four.


Dannon North America introduces Light + Fit Zero Sugar Drinks.

The cultured dairy drinks contain 8 grams of protein per 7-oounce bottle, with 40 calories per serving, zero grams of sugar and no artificial sweeteners.

The new single-serve drinks come in three flavors: Mango Pineapple, Strawberry Banana and Vanilla.

The drinks expand upon the brand’s cup product that made its debut in 2022 in Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors.

The Light + Fit Zero Sugar products are made with ultra-filtered milk, a process that remove the sugar in milk while producing a creamy texture.


General Mills is rolling out refrigerated Häagen-Dazs Cultured Crème.

Think dairy dessert rather with a yogurt fermentation spin.

Häagen-Dazs Cultured Crème contains no colors from artificial sources or artificial flavors and is made from a unique blend of dairy cultures that offers a milder taste experience than the slightly sour flavor of traditional yogurt.

The product is slow crafted using a fermentation process that is up to five times longer than traditional yogurt to create a thick, creamy texture reminiscent of ice cream.

Häagen-Dazs Cultured Crème comes in six flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Coffee, Lemon, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

“We are thrilled to introduce a new experience to the yogurt aisle this summer through the luxury of Häagen-Dazs,” says Benjamin Myers, senior brand manager, General Mills. “From the smooth, creamy texture to the delicious, premium flavors, our new Häagen-Dazs Cultured Crème inspires anytime indulgence.”


Intermark Foods is rolling out El Latino Sabor Autentico Lactose-Free Drinkable Yogurt with Probiotics.

The Florida-based company has been selling authentic Hispanic drinkable yogurts in 12- and 16-ounce containers in its home state and is now ready to expand distribution.

With that comes the new Lactose-Free Plain and Lactose-Free Strawberry varieties in the same-sized containers.

Lactase enzyme is used to break down lactose into its monosaccharides and assist with sweetening the product. Sugar and stevia also contribute to the very sweet taste profile appreciated by the Hispanic community.

Made with 2% low-fat milk, along with a boost of protein from nonfat dry milk, an 8-ounce serving contains 190 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 14 grams of protein and 28 grams of sugar, of which 20 grams are added sugars.

The probiotics are Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus casei.

For more information, link HERE.


Thor’s showcases Skyr Plain for foodservice at National Restaurant Association Expo.

Thor’s Skyr is made with 2% milk and is higher in protein than most yogurt and has no added sugars. It’s also lactose free.

Made in the US using traditional skyr methods from Iceland, Thor’s Skyr has a thick, velvety, smooth texture inviting its use in all recipes that taste better with a creamy finish.

The Thor’s Skyr comes in 11-pound tubs.


Lifeway Foods grows its probiotic Kefir line.

The company’s two new seasonal flavors for summertime are Campfire S’mores Lowfat Kefir and Rainbow Cake Lowfat Kefir.

The company also has added three new varieties to its year-long lineup. They are Guava Lowfat Kefir, Organic Black Cherry Whole Milk Kefir and Organic Strawberry Banana Whole Milk Kefir.

All Lifeway kefirs are up to 99% lactose free, gluten free, and made with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients.

Each serving is packed with protein, calcium, and 12 live and active probiotic cultures to help support a healthy gut and immune system.

For more information, link HERE.


Icelandic Provisions is growing its multi-serve and single-serve Skyr lines.

The company now offers 30-ounce tubs of its best-selling skyr products—whole milk and low-fat plain—to encourage home cooks to boost the protein content of recipes.

Icelandic Provisions is also expanding its single-serve skyr line with four new varieties.

In the Extra Creamy (whole milk) category, there’s Honey Apricot and Passion Fruit Mango.

In the traditional low-fat milk line, there’s a Berry Medley containing a blend of raspberries, strawberries and cranberries with a hint of blueberry; and Pineapple.

The company uses authentic heirloom cultures that were used a century ago to convert milk into skyr to fuel the Vikings.


Yakult adds “extras” to Yakult Plus.

Those extras are vitamin C and fiber.

Yakult Plus is rolling out today in the U.K.

Yakult is a fermented milk drink that contains 20 billion bacteria. It is fat free, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians, and contains 30 calories per bottle.

The launch comes as the brand moves its Yakult Original and Yakult Light from being sold in packs of seven 65-milliliter bottles to packs of eight bottles in fully recyclable cardboard packaging.

Yakult Plus will also be sold in the new eight-pack format.

“With a fresh look, a brand-new taste and the added benefits of vitamin C and fiber, we’re confident that Yakult Plus will comfortably find a place in our customers’ well-being routines,” says Hiroaki Yoshimura, MD for Yakult UK & Ireland. “Plus, being able to offer the bigger retail packs, in a more sustainable packaging, helps to make looking after our wellness more convenient than ever.”

To support the launch, Yakult is running social and digital communication in April and influencer activations in May.

Penn Dairy Orontes A2A2 Mediterranean Yogurt


Penn Dairy introduces Orontes A2A2 Mediterranean Yogurt.

The cup-set yogurt comes in Plain and Vanilla varieties.

It is made from A2A2 whole milk produced by local cows that are fed grass 210 days of the year.

Probiotics and prebiotic fiber (chicory root inulin) are added to boost the yogurt’s healthful halo.

Lactase enzyme is added to eliminate lactose for those with lactose sensitivities or intolerances.

For more information, link HERE.

Low-Fat Greek Yogurt


Chobani introduces Flip Confetti Birthday Cake Low-Fat Greek Yogurt.

The limited-edition, dual-compartment package features birthday cake-flavored low-fat yogurt on one side and a mix-in blend of cake bites, frosted rice crisps and pastry pieces on the other side.

Just “flip” the inclusions into the yogurt for a better-for-you treat.

Like all Chobani yogurts, this product contains no artificial ingredients.

A 4.5-ounce container provides 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, 16 grams of sugar (12 grams are added sugars) and 9 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

Immunity Super Boost Lowfat Yogurt


Dahi will be rolling out Immunity Super Boost Lowfat Yogurt on the Go.

Dahi, manufacturers of authentic Indian lassi, has created Strawberry Lowfat Yogurt on the Go enhanced with Healthycell microgel vitamin and mineral complex.

The complex includes immune-boosting ingredients, such as vitamins C, D3, E and B6; zinc; citrus pectin; beta glucan; echinacea extract; elderberry extract; aronia berry extract; and dark cherry flavonoids.

Sold in the ambient aisle in boxes of 10 3-ounce pouches, one pantry-friendly pouch contains 80 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 4 grams of sugar, no added sugars and 7 grams of protein.

Labels boast that the product incudes 15 billion probiotics, 15 vitamins and minerals, and no artificial colors or flavors.


PRIORITIZING HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN 2023 (posted January 5, 2023)

Chobani kicks off the New Year with new products aimed at reducing sugar and increasing protein.

Chobani Complete Cookies & Cream joins Banana Cream, Mixed Berry Vanilla, Strawberry Cream and Vanilla.

Chobani Complete is a convenient, pre- and post-workout shake with all the necessary functional benefits to keep the body fueled, including 20 grams of complete protein, 0 grams of added sugar and billions of probiotics. It’s also lactose free.

One 10-ounce shake has a suggested retail price of $2.79.

Chobani with Zero Sugar now includes Limited Batch Salted Caramel in 5.3-ounce cups. The suggested retail price is $1.79.

Chobani with Zero Sugar is sweetened with allulose. It is also lactose free.

The brand also now offers its 5.3-ounce cups of Strawberry and Toasted Coconut Vanilla in four packs with a suggested retail price of $5.79.

White & Seeds Yogurt Chia.


White & Seeds offers Yogurt + Chia.

The base of Yogurt + Chia is whole milk yogurt made with 100% Italian milk.

The 180-gram cups are 15% organic fruit compote and 14% hydrated chia seeds, a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.

Sweetened with sugar, one cups contains 202 calories, 5.7 grams of fat, 18 grams of sugar, 6.5 grams of protein and 5.4 grams of fiber.

Yogurt + Chia comes in three varieties. Strawberry Currant, Mixed Berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and red currants) and Peach. The peach offering is made with “La Bella di Borgo d’Ale” peaches, an ancient white pulp species grown exclusively in the Piedmontese territory of Borgo d’Ale.

For more information, link HERE.

Danone Actimel Immune Support Kids


Danone offers Actimel Immune Support Kids in the UK and Ireland.

Packed full of Actimel’s exclusive Lactobacillus casei cultures, each Actimel Kids shot is a source of vitamin B6 and also contains a third of the daily reference intake of vitamin D to help support the normal functioning of the immune system in children.

The product is free from preservatives, artificial colors and artificial flavors.

With fun and colorful packaging featuring superhero fruits to appeal to younger consumers, Actimel Immune Support Kids comes in Peach and Strawberry Banana flavors.

Siggi's Rich and Creamy Skyr

EXTRA CREAMY ICELANDIC YOGURT (posted December 15, 2022)

siggi’s uses extra cream in its new Rich and Creamy Skyr.

The extra-rich skyr is 8% milkfat, whereas its whole milk skyr is 6% milkfat.

The new formulation comes in three varieties--Ripe Cherry, Vanilla Honey and Zesty Lemon—in 4-ounce containers.

The simple recipe is skim milk, cream, fruit or flavor, cane sugar/honey and fruit pectin.

For more information, link HERE.

Valley Shepherd Simply Sheep Milk Yogurt

SHEEP’S MILK YOGURT GOES UPSCALE (posted December 6, 2022)

Valley Shepherd upgrades to glass pots for its Simply Sheep Milk Yogurt.

It is thick, creamy and does not need the straining or machine manipulation that all the Greek yogurts do, according to the company.

That’s because sheep’s milk is naturally heavier in solids and readily makes a thick yogurt with almost double the protein and calcium of cows’ milk.

The yogurt comes 5.3-ounce glass jars in nine fruit-on-the-bottom flavors. They are: American Cherry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Coconut Mango, Honey Lavender, Honey Fig, Passionfruit Mango, Peach Mango, Plain, Strawberry Cheesecake and Tahitian Vanilla.

Plain comes in 5.3-ounce jars and 16-ounce cups.

For more information, link HERE.

Danone Natural

For more information on this product, link HERE to the December 2, 2022, blog titled "Dairy Foods Trends 2023: Concepts, Flavors and Recipes."

Raisio Benecol Lemon Honey Yogurt Drink


Finnish food company Raisio is rolling out Benecol Lemon Honey Yogurt Drink to the U.K.

Sold in packs of six, the drinks contain plant stanols, which are said to be proven to lower cholesterol.

Just one bottle is said to lower cholesterol by 7% to 10% in two to three weeks, according to the company.

They also feature vitamins B1 and C to support the immune system.

For more information, link HERE.

Danone Two Good Smoothies

LOWER-SUGAR, HIGH-PROTEIN SMOOTHIES (posted November 14, 2022)

Danone North America is introducing Two Good Smoothies.

With 80% less sugar than the average cultured dairy drink, Two Good Smoothies are the first in its category to have 3 grams of sugar per 7 fluid-ounce bottle and are an excellent source of protein.

To achieve lower sugar, Two Good uses ultra-filtered milk that removes most of the naturally occurring sugars from milk.

It also utilizes live cultures for fermentation, lactase to make it lactose free and stevia leaf (Reb M and D) for sweetness.

Available in three flavors--Mixed Berry, Peach and Strawberry Banana--Two Good Smoothies have 10 grams of protein, 0 grams of added sugar with no artificial sweeteners, 5 grams of carbs and are non-GMO Project Verified.

Two Good Smoothies not only taste good, but they do good too. As 34 million Americans are facing food insecurity, Two Good partners with two food rescue organizations, City Harvest of New York City and We Don’t Waste of Denver, to help fight food insecurity and food waste.

With every purchase of Two Good, including Smoothies, a donation is made to help keep good food from going to waste and get it to people that need it the most. To date, Two Good has donated over 40 million meals and counting.

The suggested retail price is $1.89 per bottle.

For more information, link HERE.


To read more about this product, link HERE to the Nov. 4, 2022, blog titled "Driving Consumption of Dairy Includes Innovating for New Occasions."

Yoplait Franken Berry and Boo Berry

SCARY YOGURT SNACK CUPS (posted October 31, 2022)

Yoplait offers limited-edition Franken Berry and Boo Berry kids’ cup yogurts.

Four 4-ounce cups of Strawberry Scream and four 4-ounce cups of Boo! Blueberry come in an eight-pack container and sell for about $4.29.

Each cup contains 100 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar (11 grams are added sugars) and 3 grams of protein.

Packages claim “no colors from artificial sources” and “no high-fructose corn syrup.”

The low-fat yogurt is fortified with vitamins A and D.

General Mills


General Mills grows its :ratio Keto line of dairy products.

The new dome-container product contains a cultured dairy blend in the bottom and a crunchy granola mix on top.

The dairy blend is made of pasteurized ultra-filtered nonfat milk, pasteurized milk, milk fat, high-oleic sunflower and/or avocado oil, and is sweetened with sucralose.

Avocado oil is one of Whole Foods Market’s Top-10 Food Trends for 2023.

The soy and whey protein isolate-fortified granola blend includes almonds and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. It gets a fat boost from coconut oil and is sweetened with erythritol, inulin and stevia extract.

The snack comes in 4.7-ounce cups in three varieties: Coconut, Strawberry and Vanilla.

One serving contains 240 calories, 17 grams of fat, 16 grams of protein and only 4 grams of net carbohydrates.

For more information, link HERE.

Siggi's Keto Krunch

KETO-CERTIFIED GRANOLA SKYR (posted October 10, 2022)

siggi’s introduces keto krunch.

The brand has teamed up with NuTrail Keto Nut Granola to offer dual compartment skyr that fits into a keto diet.

One 5-ounce cup contains 210 calories, 15 grams of fat, 13 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar, with zero added sugars.

The skyr comes in two flavors—Maple and Vanilla—and is sold in boxes of eight exclusively in select Costco locations.

Milk protein concentrate helps boost the protein content of the skyr while stevia keeps sugar content low.

The granola ingredients contribute fat and protein. It contains sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut, almonds, pecans, erythritol, butter and monk fruit extract.

Great Value Cocomelon Gelatin Yogurt

KIDS’ FLAVORED GELATIN-YOGURT SNACK (posted September 6, 2022)

Walmart now offers Great Value Cocomelon Gelatin Yogurt.

The new kids’ refrigerated snack has a unique, almost cuttable texture, because of the extra added gelatin.

The fruit-flavored, non-fat yogurt product comes in Blueberry and Strawberry varieties in 5.3-ounce cups.

It is sweetened with sugar and stevia leaf extract.

One serving contains 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, 10 grams of sugar (4 grams are added sugars) and 6 grams of protein.

Yeo Valley Organic

KEFIR FOR GUT HEALTH (posted August 31, 2022)

Yeo Valley Organic adds Kefir Drinks to its Love Your Gut range in the U.K.

The 550-milliliter kefir drinks come in three varieties: Cherry, Mango Passionfruit and Natural.

The drinks feature 14 cultures selected to work together to achieve “maximum gut flora diversity,” according to the company.

“Consumers are looking for products that support their gut health and are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of kefir products, which is why we are excited to launch our new kefir drinks,” says Justin Stanley-Duke, brand manager. “They offer a convenient, affordable and sustainable option, whether at the start of your day or as a healthy gut-supporting snack.”

Goodday Cultured Milk Drink


Asahi Beverages Philippines (ABP) is partnering with Universal Robina Corp. (URC), to launch Goodday Cultured Milk Drinks to the Filipino market.

URC is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the Philippines. This collaboration is meant to address a “greater need among Filipinos for healthier food product,” according to the companies.

Goodday Cultured Milk Drinks contain Lactobacillus Paracasei MCC1849. This strain is known to help prevent the common cold, promote production of antibodies and enhance the effects of certain vaccines, according to the companies.

The drinks come in 80-milliliter shot-style packs and 350-milliliter bottles in three flavors: Mango, Original and Strawberry.

“Consumers have made health and wellness a priority over the past few years and URC’s joint ventures and product innovations in beverages are ready to address their needs,” says Irwin Lee, URC’s president and CEO. “With our partnership with Asahi, we look forward to the addition of Goodday Cultured Milk Drink to our portfolio of beverage brands to better serve Filipino consumers.”

Groupe Danone Actimel Cups


Groupe Danone now offers Actimel cups in Germany.

Until now, Actimel, the immune-supporting probiotic loaded with Lactobacillus casei cultures, has only been available as a shot-style drinkable.

It’s now in cups in Germany.

The four flavors are: Blueberry, Multifruit, Mango Guarana and Raspberry Pomegranate.

The yogurts are also fortified with immune-supporting vitamins B6, D and E.

Bulla Australian Style Yoghurt


Bulla introduces Australian Style Yoghurt.

Described as being smoother than Greek yoghurt, creamier than Icelandic skyr and thicker than regular yoghurt, Bulla’s new offering is made locally in Australia for Aussies.

It is made using fresh Australian milk and cream. The natural yoghurt contains no added sugar and is made using Australian grown yoghurt cultures to give it an even, balanced flavor.

There are four varieties: Mango, Natural, Strawberry and Vanilla.

The fruit flavors use Australian grown fruits.

The product comes in 160-gram single-serve cups and 900-gram multi-serve tubs.

For more information, link HERE.

General Mills Yoplait Kids Yogurt

CEREAL AND YOGURT SNACK (posted August 3, 2022)

General Mills adds cereal mix-ins to its Yoplait kids yogurt line.

The dual-compartment, dome package has yogurt in the bottom and cereal on top.

Varieties are Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms and Trix, with either vanilla-, strawberry- or cinnamon vanilla-flavored yogurt.

The kids’ yogurt is fortified with vitamins A and D and is a good source of calcium.

Like all of the brand’s kids products, the new line does not contain high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.

The suggested retail price is $1.39 for a 4.27-ounce cup.


CAFÉ-INSPIRED YOGURTS (posted July 21, 2022)

Esti will soon be adding the Less Sugar Café Line to its yogurt lineup.

The 5.3-ounce containers come in five flavors. They are: Caffe Mocha, Caramel Macchiato, Chai Tea, Espresso and Rose Latte.

One serving contains 110 calories, 0 grams of fat fat, 0 grams of added sugars and 13 grams of protein.

The product is sweetened with sucralose and stevia.

They will join the company’s Greek yogurts made with heirloom cultures and fruits from the Mediterranean.

Chobani Poppin Greek Yogurt

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY (posted July 4, 2022)

Chobani helps Americans celebrate Independence Day with Chobani Flip Red, White & Poppin’ Greek Yogurt.

The dual compartment yogurt has lemon low-fat Greek yogurt in one side and red, white and blue popping candies in the other.

The 4.5-ounce cup contains 160 calories, 5 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugar (13 grams are added sugars) and 8 grams of protein.

The limited batch product is made with only natural ingredients.

Maia Greek Yogurt


Maia offers probiotic grass-fed cow’s milk Greek Yogurt in five varieties: Blueberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

Maia was founded by Hamilton Colwell. After years of revisions, he perfected the recipe into the product that became available in 2018.

Maia had previously found success in the Northeast, but tragically, this ended due to a fire at the manufacturing plant. Then enter the pandemic. The company is rebuilding production and distribution.

In February of 2022 Maia was found in just 12 grocery stores. As of June 23, 2022, Maia once again spans the Northeast with more than 350 locations.

Maia is a less sweet yogurt because the company uses less sugar, just 2 to 4 grams of cane sugar per 5.3-ounce cup. A serving also contains 90 to 110 calories, depending on variety.

“Every batch of Maia takes longer to make, but by slowing down the process, we create a yogurt that needs far less sugar to be delicious,” according to the company.

The milk also matters. Maia is made with 100% grass-fed cow’s milk from family-owned and humane-treated farms.

The company claims that a serving delivers 40-plus billion colony-forming units of live and active probiotic cultures.

For more information, link HERE.

General Mills Yoplait Kool-Aid low-fat yogur

BUG JUICE MEETS YOGURT (posted June 21, 2022)

General Mills introduces limited-edition Yoplait Kool-Aid low-fat yogurt.

Bug juice--that ubiquitous overly colored, flavored and sugar-sweetened summer camp beverage—is now the star in the kids’ yogurt category.

New Yoplait Kool-Aid low-fat yogurt comes in Blue Raspberry and Cherry flavors.

Sold in 6-ounce cups with foil lids, one yogurt contains 150 calories, 1 gram of fat, 22 grams of sugar (17 grams are added sugars) and 5 grams of protein.

Sugar--the number-two ingredient--and FD&C colors, help simulate authentic bug juice.

Painterland Sisters Skyr Icelandic-style Yogurt

YOGURT MAKING A DIFFERENCE (posted June 14, 2022)

Painterland Sisters introduces Skyr Icelandic-style Yogurt.

The Painter sisters—Hayley and Stephanie—grew up on a 4th-generation Pennsylvania family farm. Together the two are bringing to market whole milk organic skyr yogurt that they describes as “for your family’s health, for the future of family farms like ours, for the planet, for women in business and more.”

Made from whole milk, each 5.3-ounce cup packs in up to 18 grams of protein.

The product is lactose free (through the addition of lactase) and delivers billions of probiotics, including BB12, the world’s most clinically documented Bifidobacterium probiotic strain.

The yogurt is sweetened naturally using a touch of cane sugar and contains no fillers.

The initial rollout is in five varieties. They are: Blueberry Lemon, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

The company uses ultra-filtered milk that is gently heated and minimally processed.

“We believe in regenerative farming, family togetherness, hard work, good food and simple living,” said Hayley at the Fancy Food Show. “When you buy organic skyr yogurt from Painterland Sisters, you don’t just get a healthy, delicious, convenient, sustainable snack, you join a sisterhood.”

For more information, link HERE.

Dannon US Light + Fit Zero Sugar


Dannon US introduces Light + Fit Zero Sugar.

Sold in 5.3-ounce cups as single cups and in four packs, the new fermented dairy food is not labeled yogurt, as the formulation does not meet the standard of identity.

Labels read “Yogurt-cultured ultra-filtered no-fat milk.”

The milk is fermented with standard yogurt cultures: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

The product contains no artificial sweeteners or colors. It is fat free, sugar free, gluten free, kosher and non-GMO.

Sweetness comes from added lactase breaking down any residual lactose, as well as through the addition of stevia leaf Reb M.

One serving contains 50 calories and 11 grams of protein.

Varieties are: Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla. Natural flavors are used, not whole fruit.

Lifeway Foods Inc.

CHARITY RELIEF KEFIR (posted May 16, 2022)

Lifeway Foods Inc., expands humanitarian relief efforts to support the people of Ukraine.

Building on its ongoing efforts, Lifeway is rolling out specially marked charity relief bottles of kefir with 100% of profits going toward Ukrainian humanitarian aid with a commitment of up to $1 million.

Lifeway Foods was founded with a mission to bring an ancient Slavic superfood, kefir, to the U.S., according to Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods and a former refugee from Kyiv.

“It afforded my family the opportunity to participate in the American dream, fulfill entrepreneurial aspirations and pursue basic human freedoms,” she said. “We, as a company, are devoted and committed to supporting humanitarian efforts and providing aid for those in need, including relatives of Lifeway employees that have been directly impacted. The courage of the Ukrainian people is an inspiration to us all and we are proud to support those impacted as long as necessary to help recover and restore wholeness.”

In addition to the charity relief bottle, Lifeway has spearheaded several fundraisers, including the recent Chicago Chefs Cook for Ukraine, which raised $700,000 for World Central Kitchen. The fundraiser brought together 73 of Chicago’s top chefs for a tasting event to raise funds for Ukrainian relief.

Lifeway also is working with the Consulate General of Ukraine in Chicago, U.S.-Ukraine logistics companies, local European Consulates, as well as countless volunteers to get vital donations to Ukraine, according to Smolyansky.

For more information, link HERE.


For more information on this product, link HERE to the April 8, 2022, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovations: Consider Making a “Keto-Friendly” Claim."

Meltémi Premium Greek Yogurt


Meltémi Brands introduces Meltémi Premium Greek Yogurt in traditional and lower-sugar formulations.

The strained yogurts are fermented with heritage cultures direct from Greece.

The traditional formulation includes 0% milkfat blended Vanilla and fruit-on-bottom Blueberry and Strawberry in 5.3-ounce cups.

There’s also 0% milkfat and 5% milkfat Plain in 5.3-ounce cups and 32-ounce multi-serve containers.

The lower-sugar options are all 0% milkfat with a total of 4 grams of sugar from the milk and fruit.

Varieties are: Cranberry/Blueberry/Raspberry, Orange Mango, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla.

They are sweetened with stevia and chicory root fiber, with the latter providing 1 gram of fiber per container.

The lower-sugar varieties are also fortified with vitamins A, B2, B5, B6, B9, D and E, as well as zinc.

For more information, link HERE.

General MillsGeneral Mills


General Mills rolls out three new Special Batch Oui by Yoplait varieties.

Like all Oui by Yoplait yogurts, the three limited-edition varieties were inspired by Yoplait’s traditional French recipe and are made with simple ingredients. They come in 5-ounce glass jars with foil seals.

The two dairy varieties—Mango Champaign and Strawberry Rosé—are made with whole milk, real fruit and sweetened with cane sugar.

One container provides 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 16 grams of sugar.

There’s also Dairy Free Mango Champagne made with a coconut base. It contains 160 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein and 14 grams of sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

Light + Fit

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."

Lassi Yogurt Smoothie

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."

Light + Fit Greek Yogurt

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."

Chobani Zero Sugar

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."


To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."


To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."

Nomadic Yogurt & Oat Clusters

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."


To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."


To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 25, 2022, blog titled "Cultured Dairy Disruptors."

Ellenos Yogurt


Ellenos grows its refrigerated yogurt line.

The cult-favorite yogurt brand that originated in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market, has announced the addition of three new flavors to its everyday lineup: Coffee, Pink Guava and Strawberry.

The company is also launching a new limited-edition flavor--Cherry Pie--that will be available from May to August 2022. Cherry Pie contains tart cherry pie filling and is topped with butter cookie crumble.

“We’re really excited to get back to Expo West and share what we’ve been working on,” said Alex Apostolopoulos, co-founder of Ellenos. “It takes a lot of time and care to make our yogurt by hand, and we make our fruit purees from scratch, too, so getting to experience people trying it--whether it’s their first bite of Ellenos ever or they’re discovering a new flavor--is really energizing. It reminds us why we do what we do, and more importantly, why we do it the way we do.”

Each batch of Ellenos is handcrafted from scratch over a five-day process, using ingredients like local, rBST-free milk, Pacific Northwest marionberries, and Ecuadorian purple passion fruit.

The yogurt first gained popularity as a fresh-scooped yogurt bar. Over the last few years, Ellenos has been expanding into cupped yogurt, selling to natural and conventional grocery stores.


For more information on this product, link HERE to the March 11, 2022, blog titled "Expo West 2022: Progress with Plant-Based, Dairy-Style Products."


For more information on this product, link HERE to the March 11, 2022, blog titled "Expo West 2022: Progress with Plant-Based, Dairy-Style Products."

Müller Yogurt & Desserts

AUSSIE YOGURT FOR THE U.K. (posted March 3, 2022)

Müller Yogurt & Desserts is targeting shoppers looking for a sense of adventure and escapism, with its latest Australian-inspired yogurt launch.

The dairy company has identified a gap in the category for an exotic-flavored yogurt with a smooth texture.

Müller Corner Creations G’Dairy is a creamy yogurt, with a 3-in-1 smooth fruit blend in the corner. It’s a mixture of mango, passionfruit and coconut.

The launch is part of the dairy’s strategy to focus on its core range of branded yogurt by prioritizing and producing quality products that consumers will love, and investing in them, in order to target category growth.

Müller Corner Creations G’Dairy is a source of protein. It is made with real fruit and contains no artificial preservatives, sweeteners or colors.

The product is made in Shropshire with milk from British farms.

Kourellas Kids

DRINKABLE YOGURT FOR “KIDS OF ALL AGES” (posted February 15, 2022)

Kourellas USA introduces Kourellas Kids.

Headquartered in Grevena, Greece, Kourellas first brought its authentic Greek yogurt to the U.S. in 2016. The company since has teamed up with American farmers who share the company’s values of purity, freshness and quality, in order to enable Americans to eat like a Greek, locally.

The company’s newest product is a line of drinkable yogurts targeted to kids.

They come in six flavors. They are: Apple, Blueberry, Mandarin, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla.

The drinkable probiotic organic whole milk yogurt features fruit that is processed in Greece with no added sugars.

The product comes in 7-ounce single-serve bottles and 32-ounce multi-serve bottles.

A 250-milliliter serving contains 160 calories, 7 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

Lifeway Foods


Lifeway Foods gave Fancy Food Show attendees a sneak peek at its new Lifeway MSHRM Oat line.

The new line of adaptogenic functional mushroom beverages is the latest addition the company’s extensive portfolio of cultured oat beverages.

In addition to containing 10 live and active probiotic cultures plus heart-healthy beta-glucans, the new product line features a variety of functional mushrooms and adaptogens, and will be offered in three unique flavor combinations. They are:

Calm: This reishi mushroom and vanilla flavored drink is designed to decrease stress and anxiety while boosting mood

Support: This is a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms and aronia berry for immune support

Focus: This drink is formulated with the stress-reducing adaptogens in Lion’s Mane mushroom, and L-Theanine from green tea, turmeric and ginger to relax and boost your mood

“The release of our Lifeway MSHRM Oat comes at a time when consumers are seeking out innovative, functional beverages that taste great and include ingredients at the forefront of health research,” says Julie Smolyansky, CEO. “With so much focus on the mental health crisis and the promising research around functional mushroom ingredients, I’m proud to offer these wellness options for everyone to enjoy and add to their self-care toolkits.”

For more information link HERE.

Dairy Free Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternatives with Botanical Extracts

PLANTS WITH BENEFITS (posted February 2, 2022)

Danone North America introduces So Delicious Dairy Free Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternatives with Botanical Extracts.

The new concept comes in three flavors, each with a different botanical extract and purported benefit.

They are: Mango with Ginger and Turmeric, Mixed Berry with Chamomile and Strawberry with Elderberry.

All flavors are made with organic coconut and boast 7 to 8 grams of sugar. They contain no artificial sweeteners or preservatives and are loaded with live and active cultures.

“Here at So Delicious, we’re focused on dairy-freeing minds with great taste, and our new yogurt alternatives with vibrant botanical extracts are making it easier than ever to indulge in mindful microbreaks throughout the day,” says Lia Stierwalt, senior director of marketing. “New So Delicious Yogurt Alternatives with Botanical Extracts will welcome you to your happy place, one spoonful at a time.”

The yogurts are making their debut Sprouts Farmer’s Market and Whole Foods Market. They have a suggested retail price of $1.99 per 5.3-ounce container.

Ratio Keto

To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 14, 2022, blog, titled “The Year of Keto Claims.”

Trimona Plain

To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 14, 2022, blog, titled “The Year of Keto Claims.”

Alexandre Family Farms

BETTER-FOR-THE-PLANET YOGURT (posted January 11, 2022)

Alexandre Family Farms gains national distribution via Whole Foods Market for its certified regenerative, organic and humane line of A2/A2 yogurt.

The yogurt comes in 24-ounce tubs in three varieties: Plain, Vanilla and 100% Grass-Fed.

“The benefits of certified regenerative--nutrient-density and a healthier Earth--require extra effort and costs,” says Blake Alexandre, co-founder. “We’re grateful to the growing consumer base who value and support regenerative farming.”

The Alexandre’s 100% grass-fed dairy products (yogurt and milk) have a seasonal uniqueness. Unlike most dairy in the U.S., the products are not standardized, but have a variable milkfat percentage just as it came from the cows on the day of milking. Consumers scan the QR code on the package to learn the milkfat % for that particular container.

Like all Alexandre products, the yogurts are 100% A2/A2, which refers to the beta-casein, one of the proteins in milk.

For most people, A2 milk is easy to digest, as it’s the same protein found in human breastmilk, sheep and goat milk.

“Many people who believe they’re lactose-intolerant are actually A1 protein-intolerant,” says Stephanie Alexandre, co-founder. “Those folks are so happy when they find us.”

As fourth generation dairy farmers with more than 40 years of experience, Blake and Stephanie Alexandre founded Alexandre Family Farm in 1988 and began bottling under their brand in 2017.

For more information, link HERE.



fairlife enters the refrigerated yogurt sector.

The new 24-ounce line comes in five varieties: Blueberry, Peach, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Plain provides 17 grams of protein per two-thirds cup serving.

The others provide 14 grams of protein, along with 120 calories, 3 grams of fat and 8 grams total sugar. (Four grams are added sugars.)

The 2% milkfat yogurts are made with ultrafiltered nonfat milk and cream, along with cultured nonfat milk.

Most of the lactose is removed by filtration or broken down by fermentation.

To make a lactose-free claim, lactase enzyme is included. This also contributes some sweetness, as the monosaccharides glucose and galactose are sweeter than lactose.

For additional sweetness, the formulation includes allulose, cane sugar and monk fruit extract.

Containers retail for about $4.99.

Müller Vitality Healthy Balance

NEW AND IMPROVED YOGURT IN THE U.K. (posted December 29, 2021)

Müller gives Müller Vitality Healthy Balance a makeover.

The company is targeting growth in foodservice with a reformulated yogurt range that now includes less sugar and comes in a 100% recyclable pot.

Primarily aimed at the education sector, the reformulated range contains 11% less total sugar and is also low in fat and a source of calcium.

The brand has also changed the plastic material used in the range from polystyrene to polypropylene, rendering it 100% recyclable.

The Müller Vitality Healthy Balance range is made in Shropshire using milk from British farms and 100% naturally sourced ingredients.

The smooth yogurts come in Peach and Strawberry flavors in 110 gram pots sold by the dozen.

“There is a real opportunity for us to unlock incremental growth if we fine tune our proposition in new and growing channels, like the out-of-home sector,” says Jon Piper, commercial director. “We know that when it comes to choosing a yogurt, taste is by far the most important factor, followed by health. With our reformulated healthy balance range, our customers can be really confident that it is not only a product that meets both key needs, but it also now comes in a pot that is 100% recyclable.”

For more information, link HERE.

Apple Pie Parfait Made with Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt

PRE-PACKED C-STORE YOGURT PARFAIT (posted December 23, 2021)

Danone North America Away from Home has launched its exclusive new Apple Pie Parfait Made with Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt in participating 7-Eleven stores across the country.

The 6-ounce cup boasts 12 grams of protein.

It includes layers of apples, cinnamon and granola with a pecan topper.

“We’re excited to partner with 7-Eleven to bring their customers a delicious snack that provides the taste and protein consumers are seeking for on-the-road food,” says Surbhi Martin, vice president, Greek & Functional Nutrition, Danone North America. “Together we developed the Apple Pie Parfait made with Oikos Nonfat Greek Yogurt to meet several top trends among convenience store shoppers, including the desire for on-the-go options, nostalgic flavors and indulgent tastes.”

The parfait is merchandised in open-air coolers and will be available through February 2022.

Danone Defensis

IMMUNITY-BOOSTING DAIRY SHOT (posted November 8, 2021)

Danone markets defensis to the Mexican marketplace.

The 100-gram shot-style fermented dairy shot includes Lactobacillus casei, along with vitamins C and D, and zinc.

The unique formulation is only available in Mexico and is targeted to consumers who want to boost immunity.

The shots come in two flavors: Strawberry and Strawberry Honey Orange.

The product is lactose-free and made using only all-natural ingredients.

For more information, link HERE.

Nounós Creamery

HAND-CRAFTED GREEK YOGURT (posted October 25, 2021)

Nounós Creamery rolls out a brand refresh and new products.

Before summer, the New York City-based creamery introduced a “cycladic” shape front label, reminiscent of the Greek islands’ architecture. The emphasis on the brand name allows customers to notice it at the “6ft rule” level, according to Steven Ioannou, co-founder.

“Our outside lid includes important information about Nounós, as well as romance copy about the Greek way of life: Enjoy slow moments,” he says. “Our inside lid educates the customer about our sustainable jars and how to reuse them.”

New products include a multi-serve 16-ounce ceramic pot. Varieties are Whole Milk in Classic Plain and Vanilla Bean.

“It is served in a 100% biodegradable and reusable clay pot, the way it has been done for centuries in Greece,” says Ioannou.

It features a full-wrap-around label that includes the cycladic shape, allowing for additional information on the band, such as company story, and protein and probiotic call-outs. The lid is made of paper. It’s a plastic-free container.

There’s also a new offering in the 5.-3-ounce single-serve line: Orange Blossom Honey.

“This flavor has actual honey on the bottom. It was very difficult trying to find the right honey but we did and this flavor is absolutely amazing,” says Ioannou.

For more information, link HERE.

Oui Dairy Free

For more information on this product, link HERE to the October 4, 2021, blog titled “More Dairies Include Dairy-Free Options.”

Pillars Organic Probiotic Coconut Yogurt

For more information on this product, link HERE to the October 4, 2021, blog titled “More Dairies Include Dairy-Free Options.”

Oddly Good

For more information on this product, link HERE to the October 4, 2021, blog titled “More Dairies Include Dairy-Free Options.”

Lifeway Oat

For more information on this product, link HERE to the October 4, 2021, blog titled “More Dairies Include Dairy-Free Options.”

Pumpkin Pie Ellenos


Ellenos is rolling out limited-edition, dome-topped dessert-style Greek yogurts.

Ellenos is a Greek yogurt brand with a cult-like following. It was born out of a fresh scooped yogurt bar in 2013 in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.

The company’s traditional Greek yogurt recipe and hand-crafted process has been handed down through the Apostolopoulos family for generations.

The company sources fresh milk directly from a single local farmer and uses a proprietary process that takes five days to make its authentic Greek yogurt.

The company made its entry into local retail in 2016, and since has been gaining distribution across the country.

At Natural Products Expo East, the company showcased three limited-edition, dome-topped offerings available starting now and into 2022. They are: Pumpkin Pie (for the fall), Brownie Batter (for the winter) and Cherry Pie (for summer 2022).

For more information, link HERE.

Nomadic Breakfast Bircher

OATS GET SOAKED IN YOGURT (posted September 14, 2021)

Nomadic Dairy grows its Breakfast Bircher range.

The two new flavors--Raspberry and Vanilla—join Blueberry and Chocolate & Vanilla, which debuted last year to the U.K. market.

The company’s Birchers are made with rolled oats that are soaked in Nomadic Dairy’s live and active yogurt.

“With breakfast occasions on the rise, health remains a key focus and consumers are choosing yogurt, oats and fruit as their top three ingredients, everything our Birchers include,” says Bethan Miles, brand manager at Nomadic. “We know that taste is something they are not willing to compromise on when it comes to a healthy breakfast. Our delicious Breakfast Bircher offers shoppers a balance of great taste and nourishment. Not only are they a great way to start the day, they are a perfect snacking choice to keep you going throughout your busy day.”

The products come in 140 gram pots.

One pot contains 215 to 230 calories, 5 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 15 to 20 grams of sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

Kefir Probiotic


Kefir Lab offers Probiotic Kefir.

The kefir is made with organic pasture-raised California milk from Straus Family Creamery and is cultured with 24 live and active probiotic strains, a powerful combination that is said to boost immunity, enhance metabolism and support brain health.

The probiotics are sourced from France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

Varieties are: Golden (turmeric, ginger and cayenne), Plain, Raw Cacao and Vanilla Bean.

The kefir comes in 16-ounce plastic bottles and sells for about $6.50.

The kefir was recently named one of the 12 semi-finalists in the California Milk Advisory Board’s Real California Milk Excelerator, the 3rd edition of its innovation competition.

The company was founded in mid-2019 and represents 30% average monthly growth, according to Erika Gilmandinova, founder.

“The customer retention rate is at an impressive 78%,” she says. “We currently distribute in over 100 stores in the San Francisco and Los Angeles area.”

The kefir is produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in San Francisco.

“We practice small-batch, slow fermentation and culture our kefir at low temperature and for longer time than the conventional kefir companies on the market,” says Gilmandinova. “We let probiotics grow at their own pace without rushing them by applying higher heat. This results in a high-quality fermentation and thinner drinkable product.”

The company also offers a line of vegan probiotic shots.

For more information, link HERE.

Brownes Dairy The Greek

YOGURT DESIGNED FOR ADULT PALATES (misspelled in the email, oops, we all make mistakes!)  (posted September 7, 2021)

The Brownes Dairy is launching The Greek yogurt to the Australian marketplace.

It is described as an adult-focused product designed to satisfy the changing preferences of adult consumers.

The yogurt features a recipe with an enhanced taste and texture along with both pre and probiotics without any added sugar.

The yogurt comes in Unsweetened and Honey Sweetened flavor options and is crafted using milk sourced from South West Western Australia farmers and produced in the same region.

“Yogurt is unique in that it delivers on both health and taste. Modern-styled Greek yogurt has surged in popularity globally after becoming a staple in the well-heeled trendy cafes of New York, London and Paris,” says Nicole Ohm, Brownes spokesperson. “We are bringing this trend to the cafes and kitchens of the people of Perth and Western Australia. West Australians love Brownes’ yogurt but The Greek is next level and the first time Brownes has crafted a new yogurt recipe specifically for adults. This one is for the top shelf of the fridge, out of reach of little mouths and hands.”

For more information, link HERE.

Gut Glory


Müller introduces Gut Glory yogurt, the company’s first stand-alone yogurt brand in the U.K.

Driven by a global wellness trend, Gut Glory is a new gut-health yogurt brand with a contemporary twist.

Research by the dairy company found that while the digestive health market was experiencing 12% value growth, potential shoppers were put off by existing options that were too scientific or functional.

Through the creation of a new brand with an irreverent tone and a contemporary and simple design, Müller intends to add excitement and inspiration to the digestive health yogurt segment.

Gut Glory is a creamy yogurt that contains gut-friendly cultures and dietary fiber.

It is made in Shropshire, England, using milk from British farms.

The Gut Glory range comes in two pack sizes. Shoppers can choose 450 gram big pots, available in Salted Caramel and Strawberry, and four-pack, single-flavor 125 gram pot in Strawberry, Rhubarb and Peach & Mango.

“We have seen a natural move towards increased awareness and concern for health, which would explain the growth we are seeing in the digestive health yogurt segment,” says Michael Inpong, strategy and marketing director. “We identified demand, and a unique growth opportunity to introduce an exciting and contemporary new gut-health brand.

For more information, link HERE.

Clover the Rainbow


Clover Sonoma introduces Clover the Rainbow.

Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy and Certified B Corporation located in Petaluma, Calif., is rolling out a new colorful dairy brand: Clover the Rainbow.

The brand is designed to empower kids with creative flavors and quality nutrition by teaching them about eating the rainbow of fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.

Clover the Rainbow is debuting in three organic yogurt smoothies: Blueberry Beet, Strawberry Banana Butternut and Strawberry Carrot.

Each smoothie is a good source of protein and calcium, has billions of probiotics to help support gut health, is made with real fruit and veggies, and has no artificial flavors or sweeteners.

Clover the Rainbow organic smoothies are also the only American Humane Certified smoothies in the dairy aisle and the first of many products to join the line.

“Children should be eating superfoods daily as well as various whole and minimally processed sources of nutrients to gain their super strength,” says Registered Dietitian Sarah Koszyk. “As a superfood, Clover the Rainbow organic smoothies are a refreshing snack or recovery drink. The combination of drinkable yogurt with fruits and vegetables will give kids an extra kick of nutrients to get them energized, improve memory, build immunity and boost gut health.”

No matter how good a food is for you, it should be tasty. Clover the Rainbow organic smoothies amp up the flavor and the fun with exciting colorful nutrition that follows the eat your rainbow health guidelines. The vibrant approach to nutrition means the whole family learns about the importance of drinking all colors of the rainbow.

Clover the Rainbow organic smoothies come in 6-ounce single-serve bottles and are sold in California in four packs for a suggested retail price of $6.49.

For more information, link HERE.

Danone Yogurt Licuado


Danone North America introduces Yogurt Licuado.

The 7-ounce drinks come in four flavors inspired by traditional Mexican recipes.

Three of them—Mango Coconut, Strawberry Cinnamon and Strawberry Banana Honey--include oat bran.

The fourth—Banana—is made with the grain amaranth.

Containing live and active cultures, each single-serve bottle provides 110 to 120 calories, 6 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber

The beverage is positioned as an on-the-go snack.

Lactase is added to render the beverage lactose free.

For more information, link HERE.

Thor’s Sky


Hafthor Bjornsson, the “Mountain” from Game of Thrones, introduces Thor’s Skyr.

Bjornsson, the 2018 winner of the World’s Strongest Man competition, has always made yogurt a huge part of his eating regime. He is now making his own product.

Thor’s Skyr is a high-protein, low-sugar yogurt that is 2% fat and contains 130 calories.

Plain has no added sugars and 19 grams of protein.

Blueberry, Strawberry and Vanilla have 1 gram of added sugar and 17 grams of protein.

The lower-lactose, probiotic yogurts come in 6-ounce cups.

Here’s Thor’s Skyr story. It is a company built on friendship. Unnar Helgi Danielsson had been hosting tourists in Iceland for more than a decade. Whether you were warming up with a bowl of kjötsúppa (Icelandic lamb stew) at his restaurant or adventuring through the lava fields on one of his exclusive tours, Danielsson showcased the best Iceland had to offer. It’s said that wherever an Icelander travels he meets another Icelander. With only 340,000 Icelanders, imagine Danielsson’s surprise when he, with the

help of his friend Bjornsson, decided to start making skyr in the U.S. only to find that an Icelander named Gunnar had just built a state-of-the-art dairy production facility in Newville, Pennsylvania, an Icelandic creamery. Through friendship, Thor’s Skyr went from concept to production within six months. It’s now ready to roll out.

For more information, link HERE.

Oui by Yoplait Oatmeal & Yogurt


General Mills introduces Oui by Yoplait Oatmeal & Yogurt.

Sold in the brand’s signature glass pots, the breakfast blends come in four varieties. They are: Apple Cinnamon, Caramelized Banana, Mixed Berry and Strawberries & Cream.

The three multi-textured layers are visible to the consumer.

Ingredient statements have “oatmeal” as the first ingredient, followed by “yogurt” and “fruit blend,” with each of the three primary ingredients followed by parenthetical breakdowns.

A 5-ounce serving contains 130 to 140 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein and 12 grams of total sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

Berry Parfaits Chobani Yogurt Naturipe


Naturipe is launching new Berry Parfaits featuring Chobani Yogurt and Naturipe fresh blueberries.

The Berry Parfaits are the latest new offering from Naturipe, which kicked off its “Summer of Snacking” campaign last month.

“At Naturipe, we pride ourselves on our 100-year history of bringing all your favorite fresh, great-tasting berries, and we wanted a partner that held our same high standards for freshness and quality,” says Steven Ware, vice president and general manager at Naturipe. “Not only is Chobani an industry leader, its values, which focus on nutritional, social and environmental wellness, align perfectly with Naturipe’s core principles.”

The specially designed packaging serves as the ideal container to mix each component without compromising the freshness of the berries and the crunch of the granola.

The 6-ounce parfaits come in two varieties, both containing fresh blueberries and granola. Doubleberry Crunch includes non-fat strawberry Greek yogurt and Vanilla Crunch includes non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt.

Each parfait provides 10 grams of protein and is under 170 calories.

For more information, link HERE.

 Lassi and Yogurt Drinks


Raymundo’s Food Group, an ethnic food producer, is growing its Desi Natural Dahi (Indian-style yogurt) brand with new Lassi and Yogurt Drinks.

Using only natural ingredients--Grade A milk, real fruit, spices and high-quality yogurt--the new products are vegetarian and free from gelatin, gluten and artificial preservative.

Desi Natural Lassi comes in Alphonso Mango and Strawberry flavors.

The Alphonso mangos are sourced directly from India.

Desi Natural’s Yogurt Drink line-up is based on traditional flavors and includes Masala Chaas, Mint and Original Salted.

Both lines come in single-serve 16- and multi-serve 50-ounce plastic bottles.

For more information, link HERE.

Yoplait Power

To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 16, 2021, blog titled "What’s the Next “Healthy?”

Müller Kefir Smoothie


Müller shakes up the flavored milk market with Müller Kefir Smoothie.

This is the company’s first kefir product and is part of its strategy to add further inspiration to its core range of branded yogurts and desserts, while also growing the brand into other parts of the category and beyond.

Müller Kefir Smoothie is gut friendly, contains real fruit and is low in fat.

It comes in 312-milliliter bottles in two variants: Raspberry & Pomegranate and Mango & Orange.

A multi-million pound marketing campaign starring brand ambassador and world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith will support the launch. It includes a new television advert, social media, PR, in-store promotions and product sampling.

“When we looked closely at the flavored milks market, we noticed that kefir was healthy, convenient and in growth, but the choice and flavors were limited,” says Michael Inpong, strategy and marketing director at Müller. “It didn’t have broad appeal, and that’s the opportunity. As we look to grow our brand into other parts of the category, we believe we have found a sweet spot to unlock interest from consumers who perhaps haven’t tried kefir before.”

For more information, link HERE.

Petits Filous Mess Free


Yoplait grows its Petits Filous Mess Free range in the U.K.

The new all-natural no-sugar-added yogurt drink comes in two fruity flavors: Banana & Apricot and Raspberry & Apple.

The product is making its debut in four packs at the same time the original Mess Free line will now also be available in a single format for on-the-go sales.

The Mess Free range is all about eliminating spillage through the use of a recloseable sports cap.

“With more families expected to be outdoors and ‘staycationing’ this summer, Petits Filous Mess Free singles offer a fantastic convenient option for any family trip,” says Joanna Goodman, head of marketing-yogurt for General Mills-Northern Europe. “The single portable bottle lasts up to eight hours out of the fridge so that kids can enjoy the great taste and all the goodness of Petits Filous wherever they go.”

Earlier this year, General Mills agreed to sell its 51% controlling stake in Yoplait’s European operations to Sodiaal in exchange for full ownership of the Canadian Yoplait business. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021, subject to regulatory conditions.

Yoplait Skittles Yogurt

TASTE THE RAINBOW (posted June 29, 2021)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Skittles Yogurt.

The new limited-edition concept comes in Original and Wild Berry.

Both varieties combine the sweet taste of real Skittles candy with the creamy taste of Yoplait’s signature yogurt.

The 6-ounce cup has a suggested retail price of 68?cents.

Previous candy-flavored yogurts from General Mills include Yoplait Gushers, which came out a year ago, and Yoplait Starburst, which was the first confection-flavored yogurt from the brand and introduced at the end of 2019.

For more information, link HERE.


Danone North America introduces Oikos Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt, which contains 50% more fruit than early versions from the brand, so you can eat it with a fork.

“Oikos has been delivering nutritious and delicious taste across our portfolio with disruptive high-protein innovations from Oikos Pro and Triple Zero,” says Surbhi Martin, vice president-Greek yogurt and functional nutrition. “With Oikos Blended, we will continue to challenge Greek category conventions with a new innovation loaded with more fruit, supported by an omni-channel ‘forkable’ marketing campaign that is designed to let Greek yogurt fans to know it is okay to toss aside convention--and the spoon--when it comes to healthy snacking.”

Oikos Blended can be found in the dairy aisle at retailers nationwide with clean, white packaging and drool-worthy images of fresh fruit, so fans know it’s the creamy one with the real fruit picked at their peak level of firmness, a key indicator of freshness.

Oikos Blended is available in four fruit varieties: Blueberry, Cherry, Peach and Strawberry. There’s also Vanilla Bean and Anything But Plain.

Each 5.3-ounce serving includes 12 to 16 grams of protein, 6 to 10 grams of total sugar, 0 grams of fat, 90 to 100 calories and is a good source of calcium.

For more information, link HERE.


Bio&Me introduce Gut-Loving Prebiotic Yoghurt.

Launching in Mango, Original and Vanilla flavors, the yogurts contain 700 billion live and active cultures, including two of the world’s most studied probiotics: LGG and BB12.

They also contain no added sugars or sweeteners, no emulsifiers or thickeners and are said to be high in protein and a source of vitamins and calcium.

“If you look at all the yogurts on the market, there wasn’t one that I, as the gut health doctor, was really impressed by; there’s clearly a gap in the market,” says Dr. Megan Rossi, founder, and one of the most influential gut health specialists internationally.

Getting pretty frustrated at the misleading nutrition information and unfounded health claims out there, Rossi founded Bio&Me to bridge the gap between science and food. She has a passion for helping people look after their health from the inside out.

“These are quite difficult technically to make,” says Rossi. “A lot of other companies don’t have the right technique so they have to add starch to get the mouthfeel right. It’s been quite a long work in progress. But if it’s not truly good for the gut and delicious then I don’t want my name against it.”

For more information, link HERE.

LASSI WITH SOME EXTRA KICK (posted June 2, 2021)

Dah! is growing its Lassi Yogurt Smoothie line.

The three new varieties-- Peach with Honey, Strawberry with Mint and Vanilla with Cardamom—join the brand’s signature Alphonso Mango and Plain flavors

Made using ancient Indian techniques of culturing yogurt at lower temperatures for longer times than most, the probiotic-rich beverage is touted for its positive impact on digestive health.

The lassi comes in 32-ounce plastic bottles.

An 8-ounce serving of the fruit-containing varieties contains 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, and 18 grams of total sugars, of which only 3 grams are added sugars.

The cultured beverage is made with whole milk and provides 15 billion probiotics per serving.

For more information, link HERE.


Lifeway Foods introduces Organic Grassfed Kefir.

The 32-ounce plastic bottles come in Mango, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors and contain prebiotic inulin fiber and 12 live and active probiotic cultures.

Gluten free and lactose intolerance friendly, an 8-ounce serving of the flavored varieties contains 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, 18 grams of sugar of which 8 grams are added sugars, 3 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein.

A serving of Plain contains 160 calories. Nutrition is the same, except there’s only 10 grams of sugar per serving and no added sugars.

For more information, link HERE.


Bellwether Farms now offers its Plain Sheep Milk Yogurt in a new, larger 24-ounce container.

Currently it is available at Whole Foods Market nationwide.

“We’ve been listening to people who love our Sheep Milk Yogurt, and they’ve expressed that a larger-size container would just make so much sense for enjoying at home with their families,” says Liam Callahan, owner of Bellwether Farms. “They simply couldn’t get enough of it until now. We’re so thrilled to be launching this new, larger size with a partner like Whole Foods. Our yogurt is such a versatile product that folks love it every day for breakfast with fruit and granola, as an ingredient in a variety of baking recipes, or swirled into soups and sauces. There are so many possibilities.”

Bellwether Farms’ rich, thick and creamy Plain Sheep Milk Yogurt has a clean, refreshing taste, with no added sugar or artificial ingredients.

As with all its sheep’s milk products, Bellwether Farms only uses whole sheep milk completely free of added thickeners, antibiotics or growth hormones.

Naturally probiotic with active, beneficial cultures, sheep’s milk yogurt also is loaded with 100% A2 protein. Bellwether Farms customers say it is much easier on their digestion, even for those who are lactose intolerant.

The suggested retail price is $9.99.

For more information, link HERE.


Chobani is rolling out Chobani Zero Sugar.

The new yogurt-cultured dairy product relies on natural fermentation from six live and active cultures, including probiotics, as well as enzymes, “to magically eat the sugars found in milk,” according to the company.

The base product starts with ultra-filtered nonfat milk and includes allulose, stevia and monkfruit for non-sugar sweetness.

This combination, along with the addition of citrus fiber, yields a product with 60 calories, no fat, no sugar, 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of total carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, per 5.3-ounce container.

The product comes in Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors, in single-serve containers sold individually as well as in four packs.

There’s also a multi-serving 32-ounce tub of vanilla.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 7, 2021, blog titled "Fad vs. Part of the New Norm: Don’t Let Another Chobani Sneak Up on You!"

To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 7, 2021, blog titled "Fad vs. Part of the New Norm: Don’t Let Another Chobani Sneak Up on You!"


General Mills is growing its :ratio line of snacks with high-protein, yogurt-type cultured dairy cups.

Joining the keto cups introduced in August 2020, new :ratio protein comes in five varieties—Blueberry, Coconut, Key Lime, Strawberry and Vanilla—in 5.3-ounce cups, all delivering 25 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar.

The primary components of the dairy snacks are ultra-filtered nonfat milk and whey protein concentrate.

The snacks are sweetened with erythritol and stevia.

For more information, link HERE.


Yakult Honsha is expanding sales of Yakult 1000.

First launched in October 2019 in Tokyo and the surrounding Kanto region, this new probiotic shot will now be available throughout Japan.

Yakult 1000 contains 100 billion Lactobacillus casei Shirota. To compare, its flagship Yakult product contains 20 billion.

Yakult 1000 is the first product from the company recognized with a “food with function claim.”

Studies have shown that consuming such high levels of this lactic acid bacterial strain may assist with relieving stress and improving sleep quality. It has also been reported to improve the intestinal environment.

There are currently no export plans for Yakult 1000.

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT AND FRUIT BLENDS (posted March 22, 2021)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Smoothie Blended Bowls.

The new line of 5.2-ounce bowls comes in three varieties. They are: Peach Mango Pineapple with Chia Seeds, Strawberry Banana Apple and Strawberry Raspberry Blueberry.

One serving contains 140 to 150 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 16 to 18 grams of sugar, of which 7 to 12 grams are added sugars, and 5 grams of protein.

Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Milk (yogurt) is the first ingredient. Fruits follow. The brand claims the new blended bowls contain three times the amount of fruit of traditional fruit yogurt.

For more information, link HERE.

For more information on this product, link HERE to the March 19, 2021, blog titled “Yogurt Innovation: Five “Must” Attributes in New Product Development.”

For more information on this product, link HERE to the March 19, 2021, blog titled “Yogurt Innovation: Five “Must” Attributes in New Product Development.”


Müller UK & Ireland introduces Müller Corner Creations by Dina Asher-Smith, the first British woman to win a major global sprint title.

Made using milk from British farms, the new variety contains strawberry-flavored yogurt with three inclusions in the corner: a mixture of strawberry-flavored hearts, raspberry-flavored hearts and white choco balls.

The new product reinforces the dairy company’s strategy to add further inspiration to its core range of branded yogurts as it targets category growth.

The launch is supported by a multimillion pound marketing campaign starring brand ambassador Dina Asher-Smith. The campaign includes a new television advert and social media.

“With our products we want to create happy and healthy lives, and Dina is the perfect embodiment of our approach,” says Michael Inpong, strategy and marketing director at Müller Yogurt & Desserts. “She is a strong and positive role model, and it was a pleasure to go on this creative journey with her.”


Stonyfield Farm, which is owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, is starting to roll out Stonyfield Organic High Protein Parfait.

The Greek yogurt comes with a domed top of granola and comes in two superfruit varieties: Mango Pineapple and Pomegranate Raspberry Acai.

One 7-ounce cup contains 250 to 260 calories, 7 grams to 8 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugar (10 to 12 are added sugars) and 16 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.


Danone North America is launching Oikos Pro.

Oikos Pro products are formulated to provide the protein, minerals and essential amino acids required to build and maintain strong bones and muscles, as they contain sufficient leucine, the branched-chain amino acid involved in these strength-building functions, according to the company.

Oikos Pro yogurts come in 5.3-ounce cups and contain 20 grams of protein and no added sugars.

Varieties are: Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Oikos Pro drinks come in 20-ounce plastic bottles and contain 25 grams of protein and no added sugars

Varieties include two fruity options—Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana—and two caffeinated flavors: Caramel Macchiato and Coffee flavors.

The latter two contain 100 milligrams of caffeine.

For more information, link HERE.


Tims Dairy introduces Greek Style Kefir to U.K. marketplace.


Tims Dairy introduces Greek Style Kefir to U.K. marketplace, delivering all the gut health benefits of kefir with the taste, texture and nutrition of Greek-style yogurt.

The product comes in 450 gram pots in Coconut and Natural varieties.

They are sold in 100% recycled pots and outer sleeve. The pot, foil and sleeve are also 100% recyclable.

The lactose free cultured dairy product—thanks to added lactase--is made with only natural ingredients and fresh British cow’s milk.

The product contains 12 active live cultures, including, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus fermentum and Leuconostoc mesenteroides.

For more information, link HERE.

HELLO WINTER! MERRY CHRISTMAS! (posted December 24, 2020)

Danone North America is offering limited-edition, seasonal Light & Fit Nonfat Yogurt.

Whether you’re craving a sweet afternoon snack or a post-dinner dessert, the Light & Fit Original Greek Crème Brûlée and Strawberry Cheesecake Nonfat Yogurts are the perfect treat bursting with crave-worthy holiday flavor.

The yogurts comes in four packs of 5.3-ounce cups, two of each flavor, and retail for $3.99, until the end of December.

The Light & Fit Crème Brûlée flavor is also available as a single-serve 5.3-ounce cup for a suggested retail price of $1.19.

THE PEAK OF ENJOYMENT (posted December 17, 2020)

ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal KG offers limited-edition hay milk yogurt for Austrians to enjoy during ski season.

The whole milk yogurt is made with hay milk, which is popular in Austria but not outside its borders.

Hay milk is similar to grass-fed, with both containing high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, as compared to conventional milk.

The new winter limited-edition flavor is Pomegranate Honey.

It is described as the perfect start to the mountain winter, priming you for a downhill shot at Austria’s only all-season ski area--the Hintertux Glacier.

The new recyclable three-part cup enables the company to save 27% plastic.

The cup also markets a sweepstakes to win day ski passes and other seasonal items.


Chobani introduces Little Chobani Probiotic Yogurt Drinks and Pouches.

The new line is promoted as containing “multi-benefit probiotics shown to aid immune and tummy health.”

The yogurts have a diverse blend of scientifically confirmed probiotic strains: LGG, L. Acidophilus, Bifidus and L. Casei.

The company’s research shows that today’s consumers are looking for immunity-boosting products but very few understand what probiotics are. An estimated 60% of consumers say that supporting their immune system will continue to be important after COVID-19.

Little Chobani Probiotic products are available in 4-fluid ounce drinks (six-packs) in Strawberry and Cookies & Cream flavors.

Little Chobani Probiotic 3.5-ounce pouches (four-packs) are available in Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, and Strawberry & Grape flavors.

The products contain no artificial ingredients and are a source of complete protein.

Each multi-pack has a suggested retail price of $4.49.

For more information, link HERE.

MISFIT PRODUCE FINDS A HOME (posted December 10, 2020)

Danone introduces Two Good “Good Save” Greek Yogurt.

The company’s newest offering in the Two Good line is designed to appeal to waste-conscious consumers.

Good Save Greek Yogurt uses surplus produce or rejected fruit deemed too ugly for store shelves.

Rescued Meyer lemons are the key ingredient for the first flavor, with another variety scheduled to debut in the second half of 2021.

Danone partnered in the year-long project with Full Harvest Technologies Inc., which runs a marketplace for farmers to sell their would-be waste produce to food-and-beverage companies.

The cups are being marked with a first-of-its-kind seal verifying that the fruit in the product would have otherwise been wasted, helping consumers better understand the significance of their food choices in terms of environmental footprint.

A 5.3-ounce cup contains 80 calories, 2 grams of fat, 2 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

KIDS’ YOGURT WITH BREAKFAST CRUNCH (posted December 1, 2020)

Stonyfield Organic and Nature’s Path team up to offer Stonyfield Organic Kids Yogurt with EnviroKidz Cereal Toppers.

Available in two varieties--Strawberry Yogurt & Choco Chimps and Vanilla Yogurt & Koala Crisp—the yogurt and cereal combos are a nutritious breakfast or lunch, as well as an afternoon snack.

The new line contains 25% to 35% less sugar than the leading yogurt with toppings, while also offering 10 grams of protein per serving.

Both varieties are also USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project verified.

Strawberry Yogurt & Choco Chimps is crafted with Stonyfield’s organic classic Strawberry yogurt made with organic lowfat milk and EnviroKidz Choco Chimps cereal, which are light and airy organic corn puffs coated in organic Fairtrade cocoa.

Vanilla Yogurt & Koala Crisp uses Stonyfield’s organic creamy Vanilla yogurt made with organic lowfat milk, and EnviroKidz Koala Crisp cereal featuring organic crispy rice puffs with a creamy Fairtrade cocoa flavor.

“This is a match made in organic heaven,” says Nature’s Path General Manager Arjan Stephens. “Like Nature’s Path, Stonyfield is a leader in the organic industry, so it makes complete sense that our kids’ brands would join forces.”

Sophie Schmitt, Stonyfield Organic Brand Director, says, “As two pioneers in the organic space, Stonyfield and Nature’s Path are a natural fit.”

A four-pack of 4-ounce cups retails for about $6.49.

For more information, link HERE.

IMMUNITY-BOOSTING KEFIR CUPS (posted November 25, 2020)

Biotiful Dairy introduces Kefir Yogurt to the U.K. marketplace.

The light and fruity cultured kefir yogurts claim to naturally support immunity.

The line features four all-natural flavors. They are: Honey & Ginger, Mango & Lime, Original, and Raspberry & Pomegranate.

Made by fermenting British milk with authentic live kefir cultures, Biotiful then adds real fruit to create its range of yogurts, which are said to offer a natural source of protein, calcium and vitamins B12 and B2. Like the rest of its portfolio, the kefir yogurts contain no added sugar.

With its new line, Biotiful hopes to appeal to a wider audience and extend the consumption occasion across the whole day, providing an option for breakfast, dessert or a snack.

For more information, link HERE.

IMMUNITY-BOOSTING KEFIR (posted November 12, 2020)

Biotiful Dairy has launched Immunity Kefir Shots to the U.K. marketplace.

Described as the “perfect daily boost, that supports your immunity naturally,” each 100-milliliter bottle contains 30 billion active cultures.

Available in single-serve and multi-pack formats, the shots come in four flavors: Acerola Cherry and Tea; Coconut and Spirulina; Original; and Peach and Turmeric.

The shots are made by fermenting British milk with authentic live kefir grains.

The shots are naturally high in protein and calcium, contain no added sugar, and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.

For more information, link HERE.


Sovos Brands rebrands noosa HiLo Yoghurt as noosa Greek Yoghurt.

The HiLo brand entered the U.S. market about a year ago in six flavors: Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Peach, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

The same flavors and the same formulas are now being sold as noosa Greek.

Each 5.3-ounce cup contains 170 calories, 7 grams of fat, 12 grams of protein and 12 grams of sugar.

The yogurt is made with rBST-free milk sourced from within a 40-mile radius of its production facility.

Noosa yogurt is known for its thick, velvety texture. It’s made with whole milk and sweetened with a touch of wildflower honey.

“While there are plenty of high-protein dairy products that cater to consumers looking for functional products, noosa is targeting a more balanced consumer who is seeking full-on flavor with lower sugar and higher protein,” according to Jason Vieth, executive vice president and general manager, as reported in Deli Market News. “Taste is what sets noosa Greek apart from our competitors, driven by our high-quality ingredients that make the yoghurt distinctive and flavorful. During our taste tests with consumers, even we were surprised by the wide margins that noosa Greek beat competitive Greek and Icelandic brands.”

For more information, link HERE.

NO-ADDED-SUGAR GREEK YOGURT (posted November 4, 2020)

Ellenos introduces Milk + Fruit Greek yogurt, which will be available exclusively to Whole Foods Market locations across the Pacific Northwest until the end of the year.

Ellenos Milk + Fruit is all about relying on only the simple sweetness found in real milk and fruit.

Ellenos Greek Yogurt is made with fresh milk sourced directly from a single local farmer, and the brand’s fruit purees are made in-house from whole food ingredients.

Featuring 50% less sugar, Ellenos Milk + Fruit is available in 5.3 ounce cups in four flavors.

They are: Apple Cinnamon, Cherry Vanilla, Fig Raisin and Pineapple Ginger.

Founded in 2013, Ellenos was born when husband and wife, Bob and Yvonne Klein, convinced father and son duo, Con and Alex Apostolopoulos, to bring their long-standing family yogurt recipe to the U.S. from Australia.

The families joined forces to launch Ellenos in Seattle beginning with a storied retail operation in the iconic Pike Place Market and expanding over the past seven years into regional, natural and conventional grocery stores.

The handmade Greek recipe is strained and blended over a proprietary five-day process that has been a closely held family secret for generations.

“It’s really just milk and fruit, seriously,” says Con Apostolopoulos. “We’ve heard consumer feedback of people looking for a no-sugar-added option and think we’ve created something truly better tasting than what currently exists in the market that will make them say ‘wow’ at first bite.

For more information, link HERE.

KIDS’ YOGURT WITH LOTS OF EXTRAS (posted October 26, 2020)

Danone North America grows the Horizon Organic Growing Years brand with yogurt pouches.

The brand first made its debut in refrigerated milk and quickly grew into the shelf-stable, single-serve box space.

Now the brand is expanding into pouch yogurt in Blueberry and Strawberry flavors.

The Horizon Organic Growing Years milk 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.

The yogurt includes the same key nutrients; however, it is made with cultured low-fat milk.

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.

A 3.5-ounce pouch of Growing Years yogurt contains 50 milligrams of DHA, 55 milligrams of choline and 2 grams of prebiotic chicory root fiber.

A pouch contains 80 calories, 1 gram of fat, 3 grams of protein and 6 grams of sugar (3 grams are added sugars).

The pouches are sold in boxes of four.

For more information, link HERE.

FAT-FREE SKYR DEBUTS IN U.K. MARKETPLACE (posted October 13, 2020)

Müller launches Müllerlight SKYR, which is supported by a new marketing and on-pack campaign starring World Champion Heptathlete and Müllerlight brand ambassador, Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

Following the recent launch of Müller Corner Icelandic Style SKYR, which was the dairy company’s first ever SKYR product, Müller is continuing to target the SKYR market while shaking up the super-thick yogurt segment.

The thick and creamy-tasting recipe contains 14 grams of protein per 150 gram pot, the dairy company’s highest ever per portion. It is also fat free, contains 0% added sugar and is 90 calories or less.

Müllerlight SKYR is making its debut in two flavors: Salted Caramel and Strawberry Acai.

For more information, link HERE.

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"

TWO YOGURT FLAVORS IN ONE CUP (posted October 6, 2020)

The farmer-owned Tillamook County Creamery Association, known for high-quality dairy products for 111 years, is continuing its innovation in premium snacking with the addition of a new line of specialty yogurts called Tillamook Creamery Collection.

The yogurts come in six flavor combinations, which are showcased in 5.3-ounce clear plastic tubs.

The two side-by-side flavors can be enjoyed one by one or swirled together.

Flavor combinations are: California Peach and Plain, Dark Cherry and Plain, Northwest Raspberry and Blackberry, Oregon Blueberry and Vanilla, Oregon Strawberry and Plain, and Vanilla Bean and Plain.

The low-fat yogurts contain 13 grams to 14 grams of protein and 9 grams to 10 grams of sugar per serving.

The yogurt is crafted by blending high-quality milk with a proprietary blend of nine cultures, including probiotics, which is then slowly cultured for a mild, creamy, not-too tart and not too sweet yogurt.

The reusable and recyclable cup also lends itself to customized snacking, allowing you to add toppings straight to the cup, no bowl needed.

The yogurts are free of artificial sweeteners, flavors or preservatives.

The yogurts will start appearing on retail shelves in January 2021.

For more information, link HERE.


Pillars Yogurt bulks up its Drinkable Greek Yogurt line.

The Boston-based company is building on its promise to deliver high-protein, pre-and-probiotic-rich, zero-added-sugar options to health-conscious consumers with the launch of 32-ounce multi-serve Drinkable Greek Yogurts.

This product addition extends the four-year-old brand’s total portfolio from six items to 10, and introduces new flavors.

Available in Chocolate, Mixed Berry, Plain and Raspberry, the multi-serve line launches in Central Market/HEB, Giant, Hy-Vee chainwide and select Walmart stores this month. Product is also available nationally via UNFI and KeHe and other distributors.

The suggested retail price is $4.99 to $5.49.

“Wellness is now mainstream. Consumers are gravitating to choices to help them build a healthier lifestyle for their families. More people are asking ‘what does this food or drink do for me?’ We think Pillars is a great answer,” says Eric Bonin, founder and CEO. “Consumers have gotten savvier to the benefits of increased protein and reduced sugar, but they will never sacrifice on taste. So, we always have to nail that Pillar first!

“Our foray into multi-serve and new flavors brings our brand loyalists and new fans alike a different kind of convenience from our current grab-and-go 12-ounce drinkables,” says Bonin. “The new size is a kitchen staple to enjoy sharing, snacking and in healthy recipes. At a time when more people at home, we’re excited to offer a product that the whole family can enjoy any time of day.”

An 8-ounce serving of Pillars Drinkable Greek Yogurt contains 70 calories, 15 grams of protein, only 3 grams of naturally occurring sugar (3 grams net carbs), 0 grams of fat and is a good source of fiber.

All of Pillars drinkable yogurt options are non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher certified and are exclusively sweetened with organic natural flavor and organic stevia.

Pillars also features proprietary prebiotic fiber, which helps stimulate the gut and microbiome to better absorb the probiotic yogurt cultures.

For more information, link HERE.

AUTHENTIC INDIAN YOGURT (posted September 21, 2020)

Dah! is rolling out Dahi.

Dahi is a staple yogurt in India, often used in cooking.

With the growing trend in Indian cooking in the U.S., the company believes the time is right to rollout authentic dahi made through a traditional slow-culturing process using imported dahi cultures.

The plain yogurt is made with either organic whole or low-fat grass-fed milk.

It is low in calories, high in probiotics and filled with protein.

Its texture is smooth and creamy, with a slightly sweet flavor profile.

The two varieties come in 32-ounce tubs and debuted in early September in Wegmans Food Markets for $5.49.

For more information, link HERE.

KETO-FRIENDLY YOGURT (posted September 16, 2020)

The Hain Celestial Group offers The Greek Gods Less Sugar Greek-style yogurt.

Containing 50% less sugar than the leading brands of regular flavored yogurt, the new keto-friendly product is made with whole milk sourced from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.

The yogurt contains seven different live and active cultures, including probiotics.

Formulations include milk protein isolate for extra protein.

Lactase enzyme renders the product lactose free and also assists with sweetness. A touch of cane sugar rounds it out.

The yogurt comes in five flavors: Black Cherry, Blueberry, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Each 4.5-ounce cup contains 140 calories, 10 grams of fat, 6 to 7 grams of sugar (2 grams are “added sugars”) and 6 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

FIZZY YOGURT TUBES FOR KIDS (posted September 8, 2020)

General Mills grows its Yoplait Go-Gurt brand with Slushie low-fat yogurt-style snacks.

The new squeeze tubes come in Blue Raspberry and Cherry flavors.

They are described as featuring the taste and fizzing texture of the popular 7-Eleven Slushie, with carbon dioxide listed in the ingredient panel.

One tube contains 50 calories, less than a gram of fat, 2 grams of protein and 7 grams of sugar.

Eight-count packs of 2-ounce tubes sell for about $2.69.

For more information, link HERE.


Icelandic Provisions introduces Fruit & Nuts Whole Milk Skyr.

The new snacks combine whole milk skyr made from certified heirloom cultures with almonds and fruit.

The culinary-minded team at Icelandic Provisions came up with flavor combinations that awaken the senses, invigorate the palate, and stimulate the mind, providing a thinking person’s snack, according to the company.

The 4.4-ounce cups are gluten-free and contain 170 to 180 calories, 11 grams of protein, 13 grams of fiber and 9 grams of sugar, with 6 to 7 grams being added sugars.

Varieties are: Apple Cinnamon with Almonds, Coconut with Almonds and Peach Apricot with Almonds.

The snacks have a suggested retail price of $1.99.

They launched in Whole Foods Markets and will expand to additional retailers next year.

For more information, link HERE.


General Mills is rolling out the :ratio line of snacks, which includes yogurt-type cultured dairy cups and crunchy bars.

The products are formulated for consumers following a keto dietary lifestyle, which is approximately 70% fat, 20% protein, and 5% each simple carbohydrates and non-starchy vegetables. It is a weight-loss regime rather than a long-term lifestyle eating approach, as it does not provide the body with adequate, balanced nutrition.

The primary components of the dairy snacks are ultra-filtered nonfat milk, milk, milk fat and avocado oil.

The addition of non-dairy fat prevents the product from being called yogurt, per the U.S. standard of identify for yogurt. The product, however, is cultured with yogurt cultures (Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus). Thus, the product is described as “flavored yogurt cultured dairy snack.”

The 150-gram cups come in five varieties. They are: Black Cherry, Coconut, Mango, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Product is colored and flavored with natural ingredients, while sweetened with the high-intensity artificial sweetener sucralose.

One serving of the keto-friendly product contains 200 calories, 15 grams of both fat and protein, 2 grams of carbohydrates and only 1 gram of inherent sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT WITH A VITAMIN BOOST (posted August 18, 2020)

German dairy Ehrmann has introduced the High Vitamin Joghurt brand.

The yogurts are lactose-free, low-fat (1.8%) and free of added sugars.

The product is enriched with five vitamins (C, D, B6, B9 and B12) and the mineral magnesium, providing 50% of the daily requirement of each.

The range comes in a natural variety called Klassik, as well as four fruit varieties: Blackberry-Cassis, Blood Orange, Red Berries and Tropical (pineapple, banana and orange).

For more information, link HERE.

WHOLE MILK YOGURT SMOOTHIES (posted August 10, 2020)

Noosa enters the drinkable business with Fruit Smoothies.

Made with whole milk yogurt and real fruit, the new smoothies come in four flavors. They are: Mango, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana.

They come in 7-ounce plastic bottles and contain 160 calories, 6 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 19 grams of sugar, of which 10 to 11 grams are added sugars.

For more information, link HERE.


Dairy Farmers of America rolls out La Vaquita Fruit & Yogurt Smoothie.

Made with real fruit and milk, these new drinkable yogurts come in four flavors. They are: Mango, Piña Colada, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana.

A 7-ounce bottle contains 190 to 210 calories and provides 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

La Vaquita drinkable yogurts also use milk with no added growth hormones and provide probiotics, which have been shown to help improve digestive health.

“La Vaquita has always been about delivering high-quality, delicious and authentic flavors with our popular quesos and cremas,” says Mihira Rami, director of brand marketing. “We’re thrilled to continue our flavor tradition with the addition of these new drinkable yogurts to our product lineup.”

La Vaquita drinkable yogurts are currently available at major retailers in Texas.

For more information, link HERE.

FALL-INSPIRED YOGURTS (posted July 29, 2020)

Danone North America is rolling out three-limited edition fall-flavored yogurts.

Autumn will be here before we know it, which means it is time to welcome back everyone’s favorite fall flavor: pumpkin.

The Light & Fit brand will offer a four-pack of 5.3-ounce cups, with two cups of Pumpkin Pie and two cups of Toasted Marshmallow Greek nonfat yogurts.

Each cup has 12 grams of protein and 80 calories.

The suggested retail price is $3.99.

The Light & Fit Pumpkin Pie flavor is also available as a single serve for $1.19

The Oikos brand will also have a Greek Pumpkin Pie flavor.

Each 5.3-ounce cup has 11 grams of protein and 160 calories.

The suggested retail price is $1.19.

The products will be available nationwide in August.


Nomadic Dairy grows its Breakfast Bircher line in the U.K.

A Chocolate & Vanilla Breakfast Bircher, which joins existing Apple & Cinnamon and Blueberry flavors. 

The new variant features rolled oats soaked in Nomadic’s live yogurt and then combined with vanilla and chocolate.

Based in Ireland, Nomadic also offers a range of Yogurt & Oat Clusters, as well as Thick & Creamy Yogurts and Kefirs.

“With the breakfast occasion being the key contributor to growth in the yogurt category, this new flavor will help drive both value and volume for retailers, crucial at this difficult time,” says Tom Price, head of marketing and innovation. “In addition, while bircher has traditionally been a breakfast option, we’re confident we can widen its usage beyond just like yogurt. That means mid-morning and afternoon snacking, where it’s a nourishing choice to keep you going through the day.”

For more information, link HERE.


Müller introduces Müllerlight Crunch to the U.K. and Ireland.

Available in two varieties--Flamingo and Toffee Cheesecake--the launch is part of Müller’s continuing strategy to add further inspiration and excitement to its core range of branded yogurts: Müllerlight and Müller Corner.

Müllerlight Crunch contains low fat yogurt, which is made with milk from British farms, a side of crunchy inclusions and contains 98 calories per pot, with six pots per pack.

Flamingo is strawberry-flavored yogurt with pink biscuit balls.

Toffee Cheesecake is toffee-flavored yogurt with biscuit crumble inclusions.

“As a consumer-centric business, we know that our shoppers are constantly seeking new flavors and formats, which not only excite them and add taste to life, but suit their various needs,” says Michael Inpong, strategy and marketing director. “And consumers are telling us that things like indulgent treats and temptations are one of the biggest challenges, so we’ve worked really hard to find the right product proposition.”

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 10, 2020, blog titled,"Eating with Our Eyes at SHIFT, the 2020 Installment of IFT."

YOGURT TO FEED AMERICA (posted July 8, 2020)

Chobani Introduces Food Bank Batch yogurt.

This limited-edition yogurt comes in one flavor: PB&J (peanut butter and strawberry jelly).

All profits from its sale will benefit Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. Through its network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, Feeding America serves more than 40 million people a year.

“Since Chobani’s earliest days, we’ve had a close relationship with food banks. They are beacons of hope and humanity and they need our help more than ever given their communities need them more than ever,” says Peter McGuinness, president of Chobani. “Our new Food Bank Batch is another way we can work together to support local food banks and our friends at Feeding America.”

The release comes at a time when hunger, particularly child hunger, have sharply increased due to the coronavirus pandemic. Estimates from Feeding America show that an additional 17.1 million people in the U.S. could face hunger this year and child hunger could increase from 11.2 million children to 18 million children, an all-time high.

For more information, link HERE.


Handsome Brook Farms introduces Chikaraka.

This new cultured product is made with pasture-raised, organic eggs.

By using this humane, sustainable high-quality protein, Chikaraka is able to deliver taste and nutrition in the dairy-free yogurt category that is dominated by nuts, coconuts and oats.

Unlike most dairy-free alternatives, Chikaraka does not rely on excessive starches, gums and stabilizers to deliver a thick creamy yogurt because the eggs do the job.

These eggs also deliver more than 10 grams of quality protein per serving, with 6 grams or less of added sugars.

Using eggs also delivers essential omega-3s, and brain-fueling choline, iron and vitamin D.

Chikaraka’s clean, fully organic ingredient list includes coconut cream, ripe banana, fresh pureed berries, and hints of lemon and vanilla.

The result is a mildly sweet, slightly tart, rich and creamy yogurt that is packed with flavor and nourishment.

The line comes in six varieties: Lemon, Lime, Original, Mixed Berry, Raspberry and Strawberry.

“Pasture-raised, organic egg production supports regenerative agriculture, animal welfare, healthy small farmer relationships, and better-tasting eggs,” says Jordan Czeizler, president of Handsome Brook Farms.

YOGURT BURSTS WITH FLAVOR (posted June 30, 2020)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Gushers yogurt cups.

The company has teamed up with another candy brand—Yoplait Starburst was the first confection-flavored yogurt and was introduced at the end of 2019—to liven up the category.

The 6-ounce cups come in Blue Raspberry, Green Apple and Red Tropical Punch flavors.

The concept features original-style Yoplait yogurt with bursting bubble beads reminiscent of Gushers fruit snacks.

PLANT-BASED PROBIOTIC DRINK (posted June 22, 2020)

Chobani will be growing its oats line with organic Chobani Probiotic.

The new refrigerated plant-based beverage comes in 14-ounce plastic bottles.

The four varieties are: Cherry Hibiscus Tea, Lemon Ginger, Peach Mint and Pineapple Turmeric.

Labels boldly state that the product is plant based with ingredient statements indicating it’s made with an oat blend.

Front panels also list the cultures.

Each serving includes about 9% juice and contains 70 to 80 calories, 2 grams of fat, 1 to 2 grams of protein and 10 grams of sugar, of which 7 to grams are added.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 19, 2020, blog titled, "Summer Inspiration Series: Formulating for Empowerment."


Trimona introduces Superfood Yogurts.

The new organic whole milk line comes in three varieties, all loaded with superfood ingredients. They are:

Protect (Acai + Beets): contains acai, maca root, aronia, beetroot and lucuma, a blend to protect your body and your soul.

Refresh (Matcha + Maca): contains matcha tea, maca, lucuma, spirulina and chlorella, a blend to refresh your memory and your day.

Revive (Turmeric + Ginger): contains maca, lucuma, mesquite, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper, a blend to revive your creativity and your spirit.

Each Trimona Superfood Yogurt cup contains billions of probiotic cultures and no added sugar.

A 5-ounce cup contains 110 calories, 6 to 7 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of inherent sugar. The yogurt is sweetened with monkfruit.

“We have been working on these products for almost two years and are delighted with the result. Our products combine the healthy benefits of our non-strained, grass-fed organic yogurt and superfoods,” says Atanas Valev, founder. “We’d like to think of our new line as Yogurt 2.0. It is arguably the healthiest yogurt snack in the market. It is a truly innovative line of products that will bring incremental sales to the yogurt isle.”

The line is making its debut at Whole Foods Market and other stores in the Eastern U.S.

To support the new line, Trimona is launching a series of marketing and promotion campaigns,

with a focus on social media and consumer promotion. The insides of all aluminum foil lids have

a preprinted coupon, valid for future purchases.

The suggested retail price is $1.79 per 5-ounce single-serve cup.

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME (posted June 9, 2020)

General Mills Foodservice offers two new yogurts for K-12 foodservice operators.

New Yoplait Smooth K-12 Yogurt is ideal for older students.

The creamy yogurt comes in a 4-ounce cup in three flavors: Strawberry, Vanilla and Horchata, a cinnamon drink flavor popular in Mexico and now trending in the U.S.

It is a versatile menu option for on-the-go secondary students and can be sold at breakfast, lunch or as an à la carte snack item.

The low-fat, gluten-free yogurt has 1 gram less sugar than its main K-12 competitor, according to the company.

Yoplait Smooth K-12 Yogurt is made with no artificial flavors and no colors from artificial sources. It’s also free of high fructose corn syrup and gelatin.

General Mills Foodservice is also growing its Yoplait ParfaitPro line with a Blueberry variety, joining Low Fat Vanilla, Low Fat Strawberry and Greek Low Fat Vanilla.

The product is a convenient, multi-serve, squeezable pouch that enables operators to make a variety of menu items, including parfaits, overnight oats and smoothies.

For more information, link HERE.

SKYR WITH MIX-INS (posted June 4, 2020)

Müller introduces Corner Icelandic Style Skyr to the U.K. marketplace.

The new side-by-side dual-compartment skyr comes in three varieties. They are: Raspberry and Hazelnut Granola, Nuts and Chocolate-Coated Balls Granola, and Banana and Almond Granola.

A single 180-gram pot contains 13 grams of protein.

“We’re the nation’s favorite yogurt brand because we add taste to life. We’re constantly creating innovative, fun and delicious new products, like this one, which meet changing shopper needs,” says Michael Inpong, strategy and marketing director at Müller Yogurt & Desserts. “Demand for skyr products continues to grow and we know that taste is by far the most important factor when choosing yogurts. We’ve already seen with the success of Müller Corner Creations that formats like split-pots can deliver growth if the idea is strong enough. So, we’re excited to introduce a new generation of Müller Corner to the established split pot market.”

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product link HERE to the May 29, 2020, blog titled “Summer Inspiration Series: Create a Category.”

KERNED YOGURT (posted May 27, 2020)

U.K. dairy company Yeo Valley now offers Super Thick Kerned Organic Yogurt.

Kerned is a local Somerset word for “thickened” and Yeo Valley revisits this traditional method to create what it claims is its thickest and creamiest yogurt to date.

Super Thick Kerned Yogurt is naturally high in protein and low in sugar and fat due to the repeated straining process.

The process starts by heating up organic milk and adding live bacteria, which are allowed to ferment. The milk is then kerned by using a fine sieve to strain off the whey, a process that is repeated up to nine times.

Available in two fat varieties--O% and 5%--the Super Thick Kerned Yogurt joins the dairy’s range of organic yogurts that includes flavored natural yogurt, kefir, Greek style yogurt and breakfast pots.

The launch of its new yogurt also marks Yeo Valley’s first pot made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic and paper.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the May 22, 2020, blog titled "Summer Inspiration Series: Focus on Lifestyle Foods."


Danone North America will be rolling out Light & Fit Collagen + Antioxidants Yogurt later this summer.

New Light & Fit Collagen + Antioxidants is an excellent source of protein with 15 grams per 5.3-ounce cup. Two of the 15 grams of protein comes from collagen.

Collagen is a protein known to boost skin and joint health.

The antioxidants are vitamins A and E.

Varieties are: Cherry Black Currant, Kiwi Mango, Raspberry Lime and Tangerine Grapefruit.

The 5.3-ounce containers stand out at shelf with their vibrant purple packaging.

One serving contains a mere 90 calories and 6 grams of inherent sugar. None are added.


NÖM introduces nöm PRO 20 to the European marketplace.

The lactose-free yogurts come in five varieties: Blueberry, Cherry, Mango, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Each 180-gram container delivers 20 grams of protein.

Sucralose and acesulfame K allow for a no-added-sugar claim.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the April 24, 2020, blog titled "Navigating the New Norm of Plant-Based, Non-Dairy Foods."

KOMBUCHA YOGHURT (posted April 20, 2020)

Roar & Tonic launches the world’s first kombucha yoghurt to the Aussie marketplace.

The launch of Roar & Tonic’s kombucha yoghurt comes amid the COVID-19 crisis, which has spurred a buying frenzy of all probiotic products.

“Roar & Tonic contains fifteen strains of live cultures including the Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 probiotic,” says Roar & Tonic creator Marina Shufrin. “We fast-tracked our Roar & Tonic range to make it available for people looking to stock up on healthy and refreshing dairy options. Our kombucha yoghurts bring something new and unique to dairy.”

Kombucha is the wildly popular fermented drink that’s been consumed for thousands of years. It’s an effervescent, ancient beverage made from either green or black tea mixed with bacteria or yeast.

Kombucha contains antioxidants, can kill harmful bacteria and many claim it can help fight several diseases.

Roar & Tonic derives its name from the idea that you can have it all in life, as long as you maintain some balance. The “tonic” is the antidote to too much “roar.”

The 160-gram single-serve cups come in four varieties: Ginger Lemon. Mango Hibiscus, Original Jasmine and Raspberry Lime.

It’s now available at IGA stores throughout Western Australia, with the rest of Australia to follow later this year.

For more information, link HERE.


Central Pennsylvania entrepreneur produces yogi-dog.

With a dog’s health and happiness in mind, yogi-dog was created by a dog lover and a multi-generational yogurt maker.

The product was developed in 2017 and started appearing in central Pennsylvania supermarkets the following year. Sometimes it’s in the dairy department with human yogurt, and in some stores, it’s in the pet aisle refrigerator.

Yogi-dog comes in three varieties: Cheddar Cheese, Original and Peanut Butter.

The company has expanded distribution to select East Coast markets, often through home delivery services, and wants to grow.

The lactose-free yogurt starts with low-fat milk and contains no added sugars. It includes eight live and active cultures, including probiotics.

The yogurt comes in 6-ounce cups; however, only a few tablespoons are suggested per serving.

For more information, link HERE.


BE Protein Smoothies offers Singaporeans Fruit and Chicken Protein Blends.

Fitness enthusiast Brian Chia started BE Protein Smoothies out of his kitchen and sold to just friends and family.

Today, the ready-to-drink smoothie has evolved into two varieties featuring organic protein from lean chicken breast meat, antioxidants and vitamins from fresh fruits, and live cultures from yogurt, naturally sweetened with honey.

The drinks provide the ideal carbohydrate-to-protein ratio for muscle recovery and weight control, according to Chia.

The drinks are made with 100% real ingredients and contain no preservatives.

To extend shelf life from one week to more than 30 days, the refrigerated beverage is manufactured using high-pressure processing. The process does not change the nutritional profile and texture of the smoothies.

Varieties are: Yuzu Banana Chicken Protein Blend and Mango Coconut Chicken Protein Blend.

A 500-milliliter bottle contains 65 grams of protein and sells for $6.50 (Singapore dollar), which is about $4.50 in U.S.

BE Protein Smoothies are currently only available in Singapore; however, the company hopes to expand operations to the U.S. and other countries.

For more information, link HERE.


Brownes Dairy has unveiled new yoghurt pouch flavors that will be sure to tickle the fancy of kids and parents.

The four new flavors are: Astronaut Lemonade, Block Choc, Pirate Caramel Popcorn and Unicorn Tutti Frutti.

“At Brownes Dairy, many of us are parents ourselves and we know that as kids get older it is hard to keep up with what they want and keep them interested in dairy,” says Nicole Ohm, senior marketing manager. “Kids told us they are bored with the same old same old vanilla and strawberry pouch flavors and want more fun in their lunchboxes.

“We all know that little kids love licensed pouches but when they get older this is not so cool,” she says. “So we have given our pouch range a new themed look that is fun and speaks to slightly older boys and girls.”

The four new flavors join the original four flavors: Fairy Bubblegum, Honey Bee Banana Honey, Jungle Queen Vanilla Bean and Superhero Strawberry.

The new Brownes Dairy yoghurt pouches are made in Western Australia with all-natural yoghurt, natural flavors and live cultures. Brownes Dairy is Western Australia’s oldest dairy company.

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)."

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)."

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)."

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)."


General Mills introduces Just 3 by Yoplait.

Varieties are: Mixed Berry, Raspberry, Strawberry and Tropical.

The new line comes in 5-ounce cups that emphasize that it’s made with only three ingredients. The yogurt composition is in parenthesis.

The Mixed Berry ingredient statement reads: Yogurt (Cultured Grade A Milk, Cultured Grade A Cream), Strawberries, Cane Sugar, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries.

A single-serving cup contains 180 calories, 9 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and 16 grams of sugar, 8 of which are added.

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To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 6, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part One)."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 6, 2020, blog titled "Expo West: A Virtual Tour of All Things Dairy…and More (Part One)."


Ellenos is poised for national growth with new funding and new flavor.

Ellenos is a Greek yogurt brand with a cult-like following. It was born out of a fresh scooped yogurt bar in 2013 in Seattle’s iconic Pike Place Market.

The company’s traditional Greek yogurt recipe and hand-crafted process has been handed down through the Apostolopoulos family for generations.

The company sources fresh milk directly from a single local farmer and uses a proprietary process that takes five days to make its authentic Greek yogurt.

The company makes all its fruit purees in-house from whole food ingredients.

The company made its entry into local retail in 2016, and since has been gaining distribution across the country. Today it can be found in select retailers in 29 states.

The company is rolling out an Orange Turmeric variety, which joins Lemon Curd, Passionfruit, Mango, Marionberry and Plain Unsweetened.

Recently the company secured an $18 million investment from Daniel Lubetzky, founder and executive chairman of Kind Snacks.

The investment will bolster national expansion efforts. Lubetzky will serve as a mentor to the brand’s founders and leadership team.

“We make amazing yogurt--I’m confident in that--but the American packaged food industry is totally different from what we’re used to in both Greece and Australia,” says Con Apostolopoulos, co-founder of Ellenos. “So while we have a ton of momentum right now, to have someone like Daniel as a partner—as a fellow founder who has achieved aspirational success as a disruptor in the food space--it gives us this incredible opportunity to leverage his knowledge to help us take Ellenos to the masses and scale this community that we’ve built in the Northwest across the entire country.”

Lubetzky adds, “Beyond falling in love with Ellenos’ delicious Greek yogurt, what drew me to the brand was its integrity in every respect. Not only is Ellenos obsessive about the craft of yogurt making and sourcing the highest quality ingredients, but its leadership and team exemplify my belief that how we build a brand is as important as what we are building. The sense of community that Ellenos has created in the Pacific Northwest is palpable and I am honored to support the brand’s founding team throughout its next chapter.”

For more information, link HERE.


Kalona SuperNatural introduces organic, minimally processed 100% Certified Grass-fed Cows’ Milk Kefir.

The Iowa-based dairy works with small Amish and Mennonite family farms to create its certified organic cream-topped dairy products from pasture-grazed cows. The company believes dairy is best in its most natural state, which is why Kalona SuperNatural products are non-homogenized and batch pasteurized to preserve the fresh flavor.

The kefir comes in 32-ounce bottles in plain and vanilla flavors.

“Unlike large-scale conventional and organic dairies, we know every farmer in our region. Our company supports their efforts to protect the land and create high-quality, grass-fed milk products for everyone to enjoy,” says Phil Forbes, Kalona SuperNatural Farm Liaison. “A majority of the family farms we work with are multi-generational and have been in the same family for the past 150 years. That says something.”

For more information, link HERE.


Gourmet Gorilla introduces Grow Good Foods GrowYo yogurt.

Chicago-based Grow Good Foods is committed to providing all-natural, local and sustainable great-tasting healthy snacks that are rich in nutrients with traceable, limited and simple, clean ingredients to all children to help them learn and grow.

GrowYo yogurt is one of its product lines.

Sourced from a single-family creamery in the Midwest, the minimally processed, non-homogenized farmstead 1% low-fat yogurt is made with nothing artificial, no preservatives, additives, thickeners or fillers.

The yogurt comes in 4-ounce cups in Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors.

Each cup contains 90 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 5 grams of protein and only 8 grams of sugar. Four are inherent to milk and four are added.

The cream-on-top yogurts are loaded with probiotic cultures.

The yogurt meets National School Lunch Program and Child and Adult Care Program nutritional requirements.

For more information, link HERE.


Good Culture introduces no-added-sugar Probiotic Smoothies.

Made with pasture-raised, protein-rich kefir, the USDA organic smoothies are available in three flavors: Pineapple, Vanilla and Wildberry.

The drinks come in 7-ounce bottles and contain 7 grams of protein.
They do not contain any added sugars. The light sweetness comes from the pasture-raised kefir, fruits and organic dates.

The smoothies are powered by 35 billion CFUs (colony forming units) and feature 12 strains of live and active cultures, including the probiotic powerhouse Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12, the world’s most researched and documented probiotic strain.

The BB-12 strain is clinically proven to rebalance gut flora and help the microbiome, leading to overall improved gut health, as well as boost overall immunity by increasing the body’s resistance to common respiratory infections.

To read more about how “probiotics and dairy,” link HERE.

“Good Culture was founded on the principle of creating real, healing foods that are easy to access and don’t hurt animals or the planet. Interest in gut health is rapidly increasing, and Good Culture’s Probiotic Smoothies provide an efficacious dose of live and active cultures for those looking to improve overall wellness,” says Jesse Merrill co-founder and CEO. “Pasture-raised kefir is one of the most effective ways to get a powerful probiotic boost and we are committed to continued innovation in the cultured dairy space.”

The smoothies complement Good Culture’s recently launched Wellness Gut Shots, which combine the efficacious probiotics in cultured kefir with functional superfood ingredients such as turmeric, matcha, chaga and collagen for a targeted approach to wellness.

Good Culture is dedicated to using only the finest, whole ingredients to craft its superfoods and is committed to sourcing its milk from pasture-raised cows on sustainable family-owned farms.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the January 24, 2020, blog titleed "Probiotics Make Yogurt Special."


Stonyfield Organic launches Daily Probiotics, a yogurt drink in a 3.1-ounce easy-to-drink format designed to support both immune and digestive health.

Available in two flavors--Blueberry Pomegranate and Strawberry Acai--the drinks are made with real fruit and organic low fat milk, all for only 60 calories.

Stonyfield’s latest innovation comes as the increasing consumer interest in preventive daily healthcare continues to fuel demand for convenient products made with probiotics, with the global probiotics market predicted to reach nearly 80 billion dollars by 2025, according to Grand View Research Inc.

“Our new Daily Probiotics are a delicious snack that also provides billions of live active cultures in a portable, on-the-go format,” says Sophie Schmitt, brand director. “We understand that consumers are looking for snacking options that serve multiple purposes at once and our Daily Probiotics do just that, offering both excellent taste and quality ingredients as well as probiotics to support immune and digestive health in one convenient bottle."

Daily Probiotics shots are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and gluten free.

They are sold in six packs at a suggested retail price of $4.49.

For more information, link HERE.

HONEY AND MAPLE BECOME THE STAR (posted January 14, 2020)

Danone North America uses sweetness from nature in new Oikos offerings.

New Oikos Sweetened with Honey and Oikos Sweetened with Maple are thick and creamy fat-free yogurts sweetened without artificial sugars.

Both the honey and maple options are available with either plain or vanilla Greek yogurt in 5.3-ounce cups.

A serving contains 100 calories, 13 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar, including inherent lactose and either honey or maple syrup.

Plain honey and plain maple also come in 32-ounce multi-serve containers.

The 0% fat yogurts are rolling out with the brand’s new advertising campaign featuring Ares, who has quit his day job as the Greek God of War to work at Oikos Greek Yogurt.

“When you have an incredibly delicious tasting Greek yogurt, you don’t need all of the bells and whistles--or arrows and fire and brimstone--to sell it, and that’s where the humor comes into our new campaign,” says Surbhi Martin, vice president of marketing at Danone North America.

The brand is experiencing a makeover as it rolls out an array of new products in 2020.

For more information, link HERE.


siggi’s, a forerunner in lower-sugar yogurt with simple ingredients, is rolling out its first-ever kids’ yogurt pouches.

The products contain 50% less sugar and 30% fewer ingredients than leading kids’ yogurts, according to the company.

siggi’s kids’ pouches feature creamy, non-tart 2% milkfat yogurt in two flavors: Blueberry and Strawberry & Banana.

The new pouches are part of a year-long launch of innovative products, which also includes siggi’s plant-based product line and siggi’s yogurt with almond butter.

“When I started siggi’s in my New York City apartment, I focused on simple yogurts with less sugar. So I am now excited to introduce a product that kids will love to eat, and parents will love to serve,” says Siggi Hilmarsson, founder. “I feel this is perfect for families-a- tasty, simple yogurt pouch with no mess and less sugar.”

For more information, link HERE.


Muller introduces Corner Creations Pretzel Party to the U.K. marketplace.

Müller Corner Creations Pretzel Party is a dual-compartment container with caramel-flavored yogurt on one side and a mixture of pretzel pieces in the other.

The mix includes salted pretzel pieces, milk chocolate-coated pretzel pieces and dark chocolate-coated biscuit balls.

The new yogurt variety is made with milk from British farms and comes in multi-packs of six containers.

“With over 100 new products in the pipeline, we’re working really hard to deliver category growth and excitement for our customers and consumers,” says Michael Inpong, chief marketing officer. “We can help people live happier and healthier lifestyles by not only creating delicious dairy products, but we can drive excitement in the category with new and interesting flavor combinations.”

BREAKFAST YOGURTS (posted December 26, 2019)

The Collective introduces Brekkie to the U.K. marketplace.

The dual compartment package features unsweetened yogurt combined with fruity compote on one side and ancient grain granola in the other.

The granola mix includes puffed buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and linseeds.

The 135-gram packs come in three flavors: Mango, Passion Fruit and Raspberry.

HIGH-PROTEIN, LOWER-SUGAR YOGURT (posted December 16, 2019)

Sovos Brands introduces Noosa HiLo Yoghurt.

Each 5.3-ounce cup contains 12 grams of protein and 12 grams of sugar.

The yogurt is made with rBST-free milk sourced from within a 40-mile radius of its production facility.

Noosa HiLo comes in six varieties: Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Peach, Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

Noosa yogurt is known for its thick, velvety texture. It’s made with whole milk and sweetened with a touch of wildflower honey.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the December 13, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Flavor Forecast 2020."

FUN-FLAVORED YOGURT (posted December 10, 2019)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Starburst Yogurt.

Using Yoplait Original style yogurt as the base, the new Starburst line comes in Cherry, Lemon, Orange and Strawberry flavors.

The candied-flavored yogurts come in 6-ounce cups and contain 150 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 22 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein.

The yogurts are fortified with vitamins A and D.

They are currently available in select markets and will be available at most major retailers nationwide starting in January.

The company is also releasing Unicorn GoGurt yogurt tubes.

The squeezable yogurt comes in Raspberry Rainbow and Strawberry Banana Sparkle flavors.

For more information, link HERE.


Litehouse Inc., a leading refrigerated salad dressing brand in the U.S., is expanding into the beverage category with the introduction of Litehouse Greek Yogurt Smoothies, a new line of refrigerated, protein-packed smoothies in a convenient grab-and-go bottle.

Each single-serve bottle contains 13 grams of protein.

The new smoothies bring Greek yogurt-based drinks, an upward trending product category, to the refrigerated produce department and address the needs of the more than 55% of U.S. households who say high protein is an important attribute to consider when buying food, according to the company.

“Many consumers think healthy food takes too much time to prepare, so they are constantly in search of convenient, healthier options that don’t sacrifice taste,” says Stacey Miller, director of brand development at Litehouse. “These insights led us to develop a portion-controlled beverage solution for time-starved consumers that provides grab-and-go convenience, protein and, most importantly, great taste.”
Litehouse Greek Yogurt Smoothies are made without artificial preservatives or dyes and are available in five fruit-forward flavors: Blueberry Banana, Peach Mango, Raspberry Passion, Super Berry (blueberry, pomegranate and raspberry) and Tangerine Vanilla.

The smoothies are merchandised in the juice section of the refrigerated produce department and have a suggested retail price of $1.99 to $2.49 per 8.5 ounce bottle.

For more information, link HERE.

SHOT-STYLE PROBIOTIC KEFIR (posted November 25, 2019)

Lifeway introduces Kefir Minis.

Sold in six packs of 3.5-ounce probiotic shots, each Kefir Mini contains 12 live and active cultures that may support a healthy microbiome.

The shots come in four flavors—Campfire S’Mores, Strawberry Banana, Tropical Twist and Unicorn Cake—and contain 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 8 grams total sugars and 4 grams protein.

One shot is a good source of protein and calcium.

Gluten free and made with clean ingredients, the shots are lactose-intolerant friendly.

For more information, link HERE.


Hiland Dairy introduces Fruit and Yogurt Probiotic Smoothies in seven flavors.

This includes five traditional flavors--Mango, Peach, Pina Colada, Strawberry and Strawberry-Banana-- and two contemporary flavors: Guanabana and Pecan Cereal.

The new smoothies come in 7-ounce bottles and contain live and active cultures, 6 grams of protein, 14% of the Daily Value of fiber, and as much calcium as a glass of milk.

Hiland Smoothies began appearing on retailers’ shelves in October and have a suggested retail price of 99 cents.

“We are proud to offer this nutritious beverage option for our consumers,” says Rick Beaman, vice president of Hiland Dairy Foods Company. “Our consumers are interested in functional foods that provide nutritious benefits on the go. We think our new smoothies fit the bill.”

For more information, link HERE.


Good Culture introduces Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots.

The gut shots start with a base of pasture-raised kefir that supports digestive health and boosts immunity, while rebalancing gut flora and improving digestion. The 50 billion live and active cultures are what give Good Culture’s kefir its gut-friendly strength.

The shots are lightly sweetened with sweet potato juice and coconut sugar (lower glycemic index) and contain no synthetic hormones, preservatives, gums, nor anything artificial.

The four varieties are:

Chai + Matcha to create calm, focused energy for mind and body (80 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 5 grams protein and 9 grams sugar)

Chocolate + Chaga to boost energy and deepen immunity (80 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 5 grams protein and 9 grams sugar)

Pineapple + Turmeric to support brain function and joint health (80 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 4 grams protein and 9 grams sugar)

Vanilla + Collagen to strengthen hair, skin and nail health (90 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 10 grams protein and 8 grams sugar)

“Probiotic shots are an emerging category, and we saw a void in the space with an opportunity to merge functional ingredients with probiotics. Good Culture is built on the mission to deliver healing foods made with clean ingredients. As we looked to expand our portfolio of pasture-raised cultured dairy products, we wanted to offer an easy on-the-go way to get your daily dose of gut-friendly probiotics,” says Jesse Merrill, co-founder and CEO. “With our kefir shots, we’re excited to provide consumers with an option that is both delicious and functional.”

Good Culture’s Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots will be available at Whole Foods Market nationwide this month.

They are sold individually with a suggested retail price of $5.99.

For more information, link HERE.

For more information on this product, link HERE to the November 1, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Doing Non-Dairy."

For more information on this product, link HERE to the November 1, 2019, blog titled "Dairies Doing Non-Dairy."


Müller introduces Bliss Mascarpone Style Yogurt to the U.K. market.

Targeting growth in the luxury yogurt segment, the new product is an indulgent Italian-inspired yogurt, made in Shropshire with milk from British farms, but inspired by the creaminess of Italian mascarpone, and includes creamy tasting yogurt with a real fruit layer.

It comes in two varieties Cherry and Peach Apricot.

“We want to help people live happier and healthier lives, and one of the ways we can do this is by adding taste to everyday life,” says Michael Inpong, chief marketing officer. “Taste is by far the most important factor when choosing yogurts and we know that people are looking for some permissible indulgence every now and again. So innovation in this area is vital.”

“Italy is the home of luxurious foods, enticing flavors and quality ingredients, so it’s a natural starting point to look for inspiration when creating a luxury yogurt,” he says. “There hasn’t been a great deal of new product development in this segment, and we think by recreating the smooth and creamy texture of mascarpone, used in desserts like tiramisu and cheesecake, we’ve made something that people will love as an indulgent after dinner treat.”

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."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 18, 2019, blog titled "Go Lactose Free to Reduce Added Sugars and Keep Dairy in the Diet."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 18, 2019, blog titled "Go Lactose Free to Reduce Added Sugars and Keep Dairy in the Diet."

PREBIOTIC KIDS’ YOGURT POUCH (posted September 3, 2019)

Brownes Dairy expands beyond its Western Australia market with the launch of Wiggles, a new range of prebiotic yogurt pouches, which is now available across the nation.

The company claims it offers the only yogurt pouches for kids that contain both prebiotics and probiotics in all of Australia.

The recent release marks the first time the 133-year-old company has taken a yogurt product nationally.

Wiggles yogurt pouches contain the prebiotic: chicory root fiber.

The yogurt comes in four kid-friendly flavors: Blueberry, Mango, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

The yogurt is made from whole milk and natural fruit, and contains no added sugar, artificial colors or flavors, and is preservative and lactose free.

The sweetness comes naturally from the fruit ingredients, along with assistance from the chicory root fiber and the lactase enzyme, which breaks down milk’s inherent sugar (lactose) into sweeter monosaccharides.

For more information, link HERE.


Founded in 1956, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. (Yili Group) is the largest dairy producer in China and ranks first in Asia according to the 2018 Rabobank “Global Dairy Top 20.

The company is rolling out its sub-brand—Ambrosial—Greek-style drinking yogurt to the Southeast Asian market.

“Yili’s decision to introduce Ambrosial in Southeast Asia originated from the goal of integrating high-quality resources globally to provide healthy food options for customers worldwide,” says An Lei, vice president. “Ambrosial strives to bring rich and creamy indulgence to life. The market entry into the Southeast Asian market is a new step for Yili Group to reach larger groups of consumers around the world. It is also a new initiative for Yili to promote a healthy lifestyle and sustainable development in Southeast Asia.”

The rich and creamy Greek-style drinking yogurt, with more protein than regular yogurt, is produced with a signature yogurt culture developed by the Agricultural University of Athens in Greece and made from fresh milk sourced from well-chosen pastures, according to the company.

The product was developed to meet the evolving modern lifestyle as an on-the-go indulgence and to provide Asian consumers with a new drinking experience.
Since the Ambrosial brand was launched in 2013, it has reached annual sales of over USD 1.97 billion.

The Ambrosial launched in the Southeast Asia market is available in three types of packaging for convenience.

It comes it five flavors: Blueberry, Mango & Passion Fruit, Original, Strawberry, and Yellow Peach & Oats.

For more information, link HERE.


Aldi introduces Liebe to the U.S. marketplace.

Pronounced “Lee-buh,” quark is a European-style cultured dairy product that is traditionally produced like a fresh cheese; however, today it often more closely resembles yogurt in terms of manufacturing, packaging and marketing.

In its home countries, quark is known for its high-protein content and creamy texture.

Produced by Ehrmann Commonwealth Dairy, a recent acquisition of French-based Lactalis Group, Liebe Bavarian Style Quark is described as “uber creamy” and “Like yogurt, but better. Mild and creamier. Rich and velvety. Packed with protein.”

The 5.3-ounce cups come in Raspberry Rapture, Strawberry Kiss and Vanilla Devotion.
Liebe is made with whole milk and contains live and active yogurt cultures, plus the probiotics acidophilus, bifidus and casei.

It is sweetened with a little bit of cane sugar and fruit puree.

One serving contains 140 to 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 10 to 12 grams of sugar and 14 grams protein, depending on variety.

FRUIT-SHAPED YOGURT POUCHES (posted September 11, 2019)

Nestle S.A. introduces Munch Bunch Squashums Yogurt.

Introduced about a year ago in the U.K., the new all-natural yogurt novelty is now available in select Southeast Asian countries.

The squeezy fruit-shaped 60-gram pouches of yogurt with 2% fruit puree come in netted bags of six, much like how one would buy a bag of fresh fruit.

Fruit flavor varieties are Peach, Raspberry and Strawberry.

Each pouch contains 56 calories, 1.6 grams of fat, 7.9 grams of sugar and 2.3 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.


Fage introduces TruBlend.

Made with 100% natural ingredients and Non-GMO Project Verified, the new no-added-sugar, no sweetener-added strained Greek yogurts come in six varieties.

They are: Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla.

The 150-gram single-serve cup contains 110 to 120 calories, 5 to 7 grams of inherent sugar and 13 grams of protein, depending on variety.

Premium fruits, natural flavors and chicory root fiber enable this nutrition profile.

There’s also two varieties with mix-ins:

Chocolate with Coconut Flakes: 180 calories, 6 grams of inherent sugar and 13 grams of protein.

Coffee with Hazelnuts: 240 calories, 6 grams of inherent sugar and 14 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.


Danone introduces Wild Danimals.

The new recloseable 7-ounce bottles are sold in four packs in three flavors. They are: Berry Blast, Mango Mojo and Strawberry Smash.

A single-serve bottle is a good source of (6 grams) protein and (3 grams) fiber and an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D (20% of the Daily Value).

The nonfat yogurts get the fiber boost from carob bean gum, while milk minerals add calcium.

Added lactase enzyme renders the beverage lactose free. It also helps keep added sugars at 9 grams while maintaining the sweetness kids appreciate.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 16, 2019, blog titled "Give your Yogurt Personality, a Purpose, a Meaning."

GRASS-FED HIGH-PROTEIN QUARK (posted August 14, 2019)

Wünder Creamery grows its quark line.

Resembling Greek or Icelandic-style yogurt, quark is a European-style cultured dairy product that is technically a fresh cheeses.

In its home countries, quark is known for its high-protein content and creamy texture.

Wünder Creamery’s quark stays true to its origins with added benefits. It is made using grass-fed whole milk, a special blend of cheese cultures from France and is powered by probiotics. The result is a good-for-your-gut snack that is packed with protein yet low in sugar.

The company is launching three new flavors—Coconut, Mango, and Strawberry—joining Blueberry, Coffee, Matcha, Raspberry and Vanilla Bean Coconut.

Each 5.3-ounce cup contains 15 grams of protein and 10 to 12 grams of sugar.

Since the inception of Wünder Creamery in spring of 2018, the company has been donating products whenever possible.

“We’re firm believers that when you’ve got something good, it’s always best to share it,” says Mandy Geisler, senior marketing manager. “To date we’ve donated thousands of pounds of our satisfying and nutritious quark to our mission partner City Harvest, New York City’s largest food rescue organization.”

For more information, link HERE.


Siggi’s grows its skyr offerings.

The maker of Icelandic yogurt with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar, is rolling out four-packs of 4.4-ounce cups of its fan-favorite 2% milkfat flavors. These flavors are: Blueberry, Mixed Berry and Vanilla.

There’s also new siggi’s Lactose Free whole milk skyr in Plain and Vanilla in 24-ounce tubs.

Plain has 18 grams of protein and only 5 grams of sugar per serving, while Vanilla contains 17 grams of protein and only 11 grams of sugar per serving.

Siggi’s 4% Coffee Skyr is the first coffee yogurt on the market to use arabica cold brew for an authentic coffee flavor, according to the company.

Each whole milk cup boasts 13 grams of protein and only 8 grams of sugar per serving.

Siggi’s Simple Sides, the only product in the category to offer yogurt with no-added-sugar mix-ins, is relaunching with the brand’s 2% milkfat skyr.

Each cup is 200 calories or less and filled with 15 to 16 grams of protein and 10 to 12 grams of sugar, depending on the variety.

Available in 5-ounce cups, the four flavor combinations are: Vanilla and Cinnamon yogurt with apples, almonds and oats; Honey yogurt with dried figs and walnuts; Vanilla yogurt with almonds and dried cherries; and Vanilla yogurt with dried coconut and cacao nibs.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 2, 2019, blog titled "Reducing Sugar in Dairy Products Often Requires a Multi-Prong Approach."


Honest Dairy in China introduces Body Knows drinkable yogurt.

The Guongzhou-based dairy is the first to offer a functional drinkable yogurt product with Noluma light protected packaging to safeguard dairy’s nutrients and taste, while extending the product’s shelflife from 18 to 21 days.

Research shows that in as little as an hour, retail and other indoor lights can degrade vitamins and nutrients in milk, as well as its freshness, overall quality and taste.

“Honest strives to source the highest quality ingredients, minimize additives and provide overall healthier dairy options to consumers,” says Honest Dairy Founder Xia, Haitong. “When they see the Noluma logo, they’ll know that they’re buying a product that promises freshness, nutritional qualities, and improved taste, along with all the benefits of LGG probiotics.”

GREEK YOGURT WITH NUT BUTTERS (posted July 24, 2019)

Chobani offers new dairy and plant-protein snack.

The new nut butter line comes in five flavor combinations. They are:

Chocolate Greek Yogurt with Hazelnut Butter

Honey Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter

Plain Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter

Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter

Vanilla Greek Yogurt with Cashew Butter

“Our fans love adding nut butters to their Chobani Greek Yogurt and at our Chobani Café, the combination has consistently been among the best sellers for many years,” says Peter McGuinness, chief marketing and commercial officer. “This inspired us to create a new platform, perfectly pairing Greek yogurt with nut butters like almond and hazelnut, to create a food that’s high in protein, has less sugar than other yogurts and just the right amount of healthy fats to power consumers throughout the day.”

“It’s incremental innovation that will bring more excitement and consumption to the yogurt category that continues to be under-penetrated in U.S.,” says McGuinness.

One serving of any variety contains only 11 grams sugar per 5.3-ounce container, as well as provides 0.5-ounce-equivalent of nuts.

The suggested retail price is $1.69 per cup.

Additional new flavors hitting shelves this summer include:

Chobani Greek Yogurt Peaches & Cream, a blended whole milk Greek yogurt

Chobani Flip Cookie Dough, a vanilla low-fat Greek Yogurt with cookie dough pieces, cookie rice crisps and milk chocolate chips

Chobani Flip Boston Cream Pie, a vanilla low-fat Greek Yogurt with yellow cake crunch, custard clusters and chocolate chips

For more information, link HERE.

GUT-FOCUSED YOGURT (posted July 18, 2019)

General Mills is working with GoodBelly to distribute a line of yogurts.

At a time when many dairy companies are rolling out non-dairy options, here’s a non-dairy brand—GoodBelly—getting into the dairy space.

General Mills is responsible for the production, sales and marketing of the products.

The 150-gram yogurt cups come in six varieties: Black Cherry, Coconut, Peach, Strawberry, Vanilla Bean and Wild Berry.

General Mills has had a partnership with the probiotic brand since 2017 when it began distributing a line of snack bars.

A cup of GoodBelly Probiotics Lactose-Free Low Fat Yogurt provides one billion live and active probiotics of the strain BB-12.

Each cup is packed with 11 grams of protein.

Lactase enzyme ensures the product is lactose-free.

For more information, link HERE.

CULTURED DAIRY SMOOTHIES (posted July 15, 2019)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Smoothies.

The new beverages are merchandised in the yogurt department and are sold in four packs of 7-ounce single-serve bottles.

The smoothies come in three flavors. They are: Cookies & Crème, Peach Mango and Strawberry.

Each bottle contains 150 calories, 3 grams of fat, 18 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.

Made from cultured reduced-fat milk, the smoothies contain live and active cultures.

FRUIT-YOGURT SNACK (posted July 2, 2019)

The Kraft Heinz Company introduces Fruitlove.

It’s no secret that Americans are snacking more often and expect more from their snacks.

This includes demand for unique flavor combinations and a variety of textures, as well as foods that have real nutritional value, satisfy hunger and of course, taste delicious.

That’s what Kraft Heinz offers with Fruitlove, the new spoonable smoothie that combines the benefits of creamy yogurt and real fruits and vegetables, with the added convenience of an attached spoon.

Each cup of Fruitlove is packed with the goodness of three or more fruits and vegetables, provides a good source of protein and calcium, and is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 and B3.

Varieties are: Blueberry Dream (banana, apple, squash and blueberry), Harvest Berry Blend (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, banana, carrot and beet), Mango Medley (banana, pineapple, carrot and mango), Pineapple Coconut Bliss (banana, pineapple, squash and coconut) and Strawberry Banana Twirl (strawberry, banana, rhubarb, raspberry and carrot).

Intended for merchandising in the refrigerated yogurt case, each 150-gram tub contains, on average, 120 calories, 0 grams fat, 15 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein. The latter comes from nonfat yogurt and whey protein isolate, 

For more information, link HERE.


Dash of Masala is growing distribution of its Sassy Lassi all-natural yogurt drinks.

There are five flavors in 6-ounce pouches targeted to adults.

They are: Blueberry, Mango, Pineapple, Rose and Strawberry.

One pouch contains 125 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 17 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

There are two organic varieties in 3.5-ounce packages targeted to kids. These are sold in packs of four.

They are Berry Blue and Strawmazing.
One pouch contains 85 calories, 2.8 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.

The company prides itself on the lassi drinkables being simply made with cultured milk, fruit and a tad of cane sugar.

The yogurt contains six live and active cultures, including probiotics.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the June 14, 2019, blog titled "Designing Dairy Products to Help Consumers Feel Good."

HIGH-CREAM INDULGENT YOGURT (posted June 13, 2019)

Emmi introduces Emmi Moments to the Swiss market.

The new range of 7.5% milkfat indulgence yogurts come in 150-gram cups in four flavors.

Caramel is creamy yogurt with a gooey caramel swirl.

Chocolate is chocolate yogurt with chocolate chips.

Lemon Cheesecake is tart lemon yogurt with cake pieces.

Strawberry is strawberry yogurt with real strawberry pieces.

One single-serve cup contains, on average, 225 calories, 11 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT WITH SEEDS OR GRAINS (posted May 29, 2019)\

Grupo LaLa markets LaLa Semillas.

The blended whole milk yogurt comes in 150 gram cups in five varieties.

They are: Forest Fruits with Amaranth, Natural with Quinoa, Strawberry with Chia, Strawberry with Quinoa and Tropical Fruits with Chia.

The seeds and grains are described as superfoods, providing protein, healthful fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

One container provides, on average, 140 calories, 4 grams of fat and 4.8 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

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

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

LIL’ TUBS OF DECADENT YOGURT (posted April 8, 2019)

Noosa introduces snack-size containers of its Aussie-style Yoghurt.

The new 4.5-ounce containers come in six varieties. They are: Blueberry, Coconut, Lemon, Salted Caramel, Strawberry and Vanilla Bean.

The all-natural whole milk yogurts are sweetened with cane sugar and honey.

They are also loaded with live and active probiotic cultures.

One serving contains 130 to 150 calories, 5 to 7 grams of fat, 15 to 18 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.

A2 MILK PROBIOTIC YOGURT (posted March 25, 2019)

Pavel’s markets Mild A2 Yogurt.

In the late 1800’s in Russia, Pavel learned his family’s way of making yogurt, using their original recipe. Today, the California-based company produces yogurt using the same small-batch, artisanal process that its namesake ancestor did more than a century ago.

Pavel’s is rolling out its redesigned, reformulated conventional and organic slow-churned plain yogurts made with A2 milk.

The product comes in low-fat and whole-fat varieties and features 11 live and active probiotic culture strains.

The yogurt comes in 24- and 32-ounce multi-serve containers.

The product is simply milk and a proprietary culture mix, which produces yogurt with a very mild taste, gentle consistency and delicate mouthfeel.

For more information, link HERE.


Danone North America introduces Wallaby Organic No Sugar Added Aussie Greek Yogurt.

The new yogurt varieties are sweetened only by organic fruit, employing a “no sugar added, no sugar needed” philosophy for mindful eating.

Flavors are: Peach Hibiscus, Strawberry Rose and Vanilla Chai.

All Wallaby Greek yogurt is slow cultured to produce a milder, taste-forward experience.

The brand likes to call it “slow-yo,” which is representative of the Aussie state of mind, giving consumers a uniquely mellow, delightful taste, while encouraging them to slow down and enjoy the moment.

For more information, link HERE.


Ingenuity Brands, a company dedicated to food-based brain nutrition, is launching Brainiac Kids, the first line of kids’ yogurts specifically targeted to help their developing brains.

Brainiac Kids yogurts are made with whole milk and enhanced with the company’s proprietary BrainPack, a unique blend of brain-building nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, both DHA and ALA, as well as choline.

Created by parents, pediatricians, nutrition scientists and neurologists, Brainiac Kids is poised to disrupt the nearly $1.5 billion a year kids’ yogurt category by meeting growing consumer demand for healthier, delicious yogurt options with important added benefits.

“When we needed to switch our newborn to formula, my wife and I spent a lot of time investigating the options,” says Jonathan Wolfson, founder and CEO. “The focus on brain nutrients made us wonder if our older kids were missing out. With the help of experts, we discovered that kids in America, including ours, are getting far too little of the critical nutrients their rapidly growing brains need.

“Our kids’ brains continue to develop after those first critical 1,000 days, and we need good, kid-friendly foods to nurture developing brains throughout their childhood and teen years,” says Wolfson. “These nutritional challenges presented an opportunity to create a food brand from the ground up, focused on brain nutrition and launched with yogurts that are not only delicious and fun for kids, but also help to feed their brains and close the nutrient gap.”

The whole milk yogurts have 40% less sugar and 50% more protein than the leading kids’ yogurt, while the yogurt drinks have 50% less sugar than the leading kids’ yogurt drink.

They are made with three strains of live and active probiotic cultures, are non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, contain no artificial ingredients and are made with milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones.

Brainiac Kids comes in four kid-approved flavors: Cherry Vanilla, Mixed Berry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana.

The yogurt comes in 4-ounce cups and is sold in packs of four, as well as 2-ounce tubes in boxes of eight. The drinks come in 4- and 7-ounce bottles.

For more information, link HERE.

ITALIAN-INSPIRED LUXURY YOGURT (posted February 27, 2019)

Müller UK & Ireland introduces Müllerlight Amore.

Müller is shaking up the yogurt segment with a recipe that is luxurious and creamy tasting, but fat free and high in protein.

The average total sugar content is 6.2 grams per 130-gram single-serve container.

Müllerlight Amore comes in three varieties. They are: Hazelnut, Lemon and Morello Cherry.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the February 22, 2019, blog titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: The Indulgence Opportunity."

PREMIUM YOGURT IN CLEAR PLASTIC JAR (posted February 21, 2019)

Danone introduces La Serenísima Original to the Argentine marketplace.

The premium yogurt market in Latin America continues to grow as companies develop products to appeal to health-conscious consumers. That appeal includes premium- looking packaging that is durable and increasingly sustainable.

“We have developed La Serenísima Original, a product inspired by the first yogurt made by La Serenísima 55 years ago, which revolutionized the category in 1963,” says Maximiliano Sassone, research and innovation director for Danone Argentina.

“We carefully select the ingredients, including milk from Argentine family farms, and pay respect to every step of the original process, creating a 100% natural product without preservatives, so that our consumers can connect to their memories of the original product.”

Danone’s new all-natural spoonable yogurt comes in transparent 200-milliliter polyethylene terephthalate (PET) jars with a wide-mouth opening and an aluminum-PET-aluminum closure with a clear plastic cap.

The transparent packaging allows people to see the fresh yogurt and supports the 100% natural positioning of Danone’s La Serenísima’s yogurt with featured engraving, a finely finished base and a body-wrap label.

La Serenísima Original comes in six flavors: Natural, Naturally Sweetened, Strawberry, Blackberry, Lemon and Ginger, and Sweet Squash.

For more information, link HERE.

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

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

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

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

GRANOLA AND YOGURT SNACK PACKS (posted February 12, 2019)

Irish brand Truly Yours introduces a range of granola and yogurt snack packs to the European market.

The dual-compartment containers feature recyclable packaging including a non-plastic spoon.

The ambient snack packs come in four varieties, with each variant featuring 50 grams of granola and 100 milliliters of yogurt.

Varieties are:

Fruity granola with strawberry yogurt

Natural granola with peach and passion fruit yogurt

Nutty granola with cherry yogurt

Seed granola with raspberry yogurt

The product has a long ambient shelf life and can be merchandised in vending machines.

For more information, link HERE.

VEGETABLE YOGURT FOR LITTLE ONES (posted February 6, 2019)

Lactalis introduces Stonyfield Organic YoBaby Veggie yogurts.

Made with whole milk, the new yogurts are intended for children between six months and two years old.

YoBaby Veggie comes in six packs, containing three 4-ounce cups of each variety.

The two varieties are: Purple Carrot and Sweet Potato.

A single cup contains 80 calories, 4 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein and 5 grams of total sugar, all of which are inherent to the milk and vegetable, as the yogurt contains no added sweeteners.

The yogurts are also loaded with probiotic cultures with digestive health benefits.

The suggested retail price is $4.59.

The brand is also growing its Whole Milk Yogurt Pouches with Apple Cinnamon Sweet Potato and Blueberry Apple Carrot varieties.

For more information, link HERE.

EXTRA RICHNESS FROM DOWN UNDER (posted January 28, 2019)

Danone North America introduces Wallaby Organic Aussie Crème Yogurt.

The new chef-inspired flavors are Wallaby’s answer to a more mindful dessert without sacrificing bold flavor.

The 5.3-ounce cup line is debuting in three flavors. They are: Caramelized Pineapple, Spiced Peach and Strawberry Red Wine.

True to the brand’s commitment to quality, Aussie Crème Yogurts are made with organic milk and premium organic ingredients.

Aussie Crème is mindfully crafted to be a super indulgent experience using 8.5% milkfat yogurt infused with a dulce de leche flavor.

Each cup contains 210 to 220 calories, 11 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein and 20 to 21 grams of sugar, of which 9 grams are added.

The yogurts are now available at Whole Foods nationwide for $1.79.

For more information, link HERE.

ENERGIZING KEFIR BEVERAGE (posted January 24, 2019)

Lifeway Foods Inc., the leading U.S. supplier of kefir probiotic dairy products has partnered with TruFusion Fitness Studios to launch a co-branded probiotic protein smoothie: TruEnergy fueled by Lifeway.

TruEnergy is an 8-ounce kefir drink that provides the benefits of 21 grams of protein and 12 live and active probiotic cultures to meet each member’s workout recovery needs.

TruEnergy fueled by Lifeway was developed to address the need for a clean and convenient functional fitness grab-and-go offering for TruFusion members.

Launching in February 2019 in Las Vegas TruFusion studios and in Atlanta at the WheelsUp Super Saturday event, TruTribe members, celebrities and athletes alike will get a first taste of the vanilla-flavored offering.

“It’s an honor to partner with TruFusion to provide their members with a convenient, on-the-go probiotic protein solution that’s formulated to nourish the whole body,” says Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods. “Most protein drinks are only concerned with building muscle. At Lifeway, we know that your gut should be just as strong as your biceps and your quads. We’ve created a fitness drink that serves the whole body, including support for digestion and immunity. We know the protein, probiotics and nourishment from our kefir will be of great value to TruTribe members looking to get the most of their workouts, and we’re grateful for our likeminded partners at TruFusion.”

TruFusion, founded in Las Vegas, is a premier boutique fitness studio in the U.S.

For more information, link HERE.

WHOLE MILK QUARK WITH SUPERFOODS (posted January 14, 2019)

P.S. Let’s Eat Inc., introduces Elli Complete.

This creamy whole milk quark—a fresh cheese made using an authentic German recipe—comes in a dome cup loaded with superfood inclusions for the consumer to mix into the no-added-sugar flavored quark.

Elli Complete comes in three varieties. They are:

Banana Nut Bread with a dome filled with walnuts, white chia seeds, pecans and dark chocolate

German Chocolate Cake with a dome filled with walnuts, toasted coconut, dark chocolate and white chia seeds

Peanut Butter ‘N’ Jelly with a dome filled with peanuts, almonds and white chia seeds

Each single-serve container provides 20 to 25 grams of protein, 9 to 12 grams of net carbohydrates and 1.6 to 3.9 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids.

The product is making its debut at select Target stores.

For more information, link HERE.


General Mills introduces Yoplait Dunkin’ yogurts.

The new yogurt flavors come in Yoplait’s traditional 6-ounce container with foil lid.

The four varieties are:

Yoplait Original Dunkin’ Apple Fritter (150 calories, 2 grams of fat, 20 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein)

Yoplait Original Dunkin’ Boston Kreme Donut (160 calories, 2 grams of fat, 24 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein)

Yoplait Whips! Dunkin’ French Vanilla Latte (160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein)

Yoplait Whips! Dunkin’ Cinnamon Coffee Roll (160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 23 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein)

The cups are selling for 60 cents at Walmart.

WHOLE MILK KIDS GREEK YOGURT (posted December 27, 2018)

Pillars Yogurt introduces Whole Milk Greek Yogurt Pouches.

Disappointed by a yogurt market filled with products that were loaded with sugar and other unnecessary ingredients, Eric Bonin, founder of Pillars Yogurt, wanted something better and, as a result, founded his company, which made its debut in drinkable yogurt.

In early 2019, he will be adding whole milk Greek yogurt pouches designed for the kids’ market.

Sold in 3.5-ounce recloseable pouches, the yogurt will roll out in Mixed Berry and Strawberry varieties.

One pouch contains 10 grams of protein and a mere 3 grams of sugar—all naturally occurring—along with probiotics and prebiotics.

The original drinkable line is now up to six flavors—Coconut, Mango, Mixed Berry Plain, Strawberry Banana, and Vanilla—with a 12-ounce bottle containing 18 grams of fiber and only 100 calories and 5 grams of naturally occurring sugar, all while being loaded with probiotics and prebiotic fiber.

Both product lines are all-natural, non-GMO and contain nothing artificial.

For more information, link HERE.


Aldi offers limited-edition Friendly Farms Blended Lowfat Greek Yogurt.

The 5.3-ounce cups feature Cranberry, Eggnog and Mint Chocolate Chip flavors.

The private-label yogurt retails for 79 cents.

A single-serve container has 130 to 170 calories, 2.5 to 2.5 grams of fat, 12 to 18 grams of sugar and 11 to 12 grams of protein, depending on variety.

KEFIR CUPS AND BOTTLES (posted December 19, 2018)

The Collective Dairy offers a full range of Kefir cultured whole milk products.

The U.K.-based company first introduced multi-serve 500-milliliter bottles of kefir in May 2018. The line made its debut in Natural, Mango ‘n’ Turmeric, and Coconut ‘n’ Honey varieties.

A few months later the company added single-serve 220-milliliter bottles to the line, along with a new flavor: Berries ‘n’ Hibiscus.

Now the company is adding multi-serving Kefir Cups to the lineup. The 450-gram containers come in Berries ‘n’ Hibiscus, Coconut, Madagascan Vanilla and Natural varieties. The cups sport a reduced-sugar claim.

All of Collective Kefir products are made with whole milk and 13 different culture strains, which result in 60 billion live cultures in each serving, according to the company.

The kefir products are only sweetened with 100% fruit ingredients. The exception is the coconut varieties, which also contain about 2% honey.

For more information, link HERE.

DUNKABLE KIDS’ YOGURT SNACK PACK (posted December 11, 2018)

General Mills introduces Yoplait Go-Gurt Dunkers.

The new 2.2-ounce dual-compartment packs are sold in boxes of four for about $3.99.

Varieties are: Cotton Candy-flavored low-fat yogurt with honey grahams, Strawberry-flavored low-fat yogurt with honey grahams and Vanilla-flavored low-fat yogurt with chocolate grahams.


Chobani launches Gimmies, a new line of Greek yogurt snacks.

The new Gimmies platform is rolling out with 13 items.

Crunch is similar to the popular Flip format. It comes in five varieties: Best Birthday Ever, Choco Chunk Cookie Dunk, Ooey Gooey S’More, Poppin’ Cotton Candy and Rainbow Sprinkle Cone. They have double the protein of the leading kids’ mix-in yogurt. The suggested retail price is $1.25 per 4-ounce container.

Yogurt Milkshakes come in three varieties. They are: Bizzy Buzzy Strawberry, Cookies & Cream Crush and Chillin’ Mint Chocolate. Thanks to the creative use of chicory root fiber, they have 33% less sugar than the leading kids’ drinkable yogurt, as well as double the protein. The suggested retail price is $4.49 for a six pack of 4-ounce bottles.

Pouches come in Bunch of Bouncy Grape and See Ya Later Strawberry varieties. The suggested retail price is $4.49 for a four pack of 3.5-ounce pouches.

Tubes come in Cherry Set Go, Creamy Orange Dreamy and Super Berry Rocket. They have 25% less sugar and double the protein content than the leading kids’ yogurt tubes. The suggest retail price is $4.29 for a 10 pack of 1.5-ounce tubes.

“Options today are lousy or impractical. It’s either junk food that parents don’t want their kids to eat or food that’s designed for adults that kids don’t want to eat. We wanted to break that cycle and it’s a challenge we took really seriously,” says Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO. “As a parent, you know that food for kids has to be fun, it has to be delicious and most importantly, it has to be nutritious. And parents deserve nutritious options they can feel good about giving their kids.”

Like all Chobani products, Gimmies are made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients, and no thickeners, preservatives or artificial sweeteners.

To develop its latest platform, the company’s innovation team met with parents and children across the U.S. This personal connection made it clear that good-for-you-foods like yogurt lack fun and Chobani’s goal was to change that.

Gimmies contain just the right amount of sugar to balance the taste of fruit and yogurt, reflecting the American Academy of Pediatrics recognition of the role that a small amount of sweetness can play in encouraging children, who can be picky eaters, to consume more nutrient dense foods like yogurt.

Chobani will launch an integrated campaign that will showcase the new brand using national television advertisements, online video, shopper marketing, social media and public relations programs.

For more information, link HERE.

LOW-SUGAR, HIGH-PROTEIN YOGURT (posted December 3, 2018)

Danone North America introduces Two Good by Light & Fit, a brand new Greek low-fat yogurt line.

Sold in 5.3-ounce cups, one serving provides 12 grams of dairy protein, and only 80 calories and 2 grams of total sugar.

Two Good by Light & Fit isn’t too good to be true, but it is revolutionary, according to the company.

The brand developed a patent-pending slow-straining batching process that removes the sugar from the milk used to make the yogurt. What’s left is a thick, creamy Greek low-fat yogurt.

The no-added-sugar yogurt is sweetened with stevia Reb M. Tapioca starch builds full-fat body.

Two Good by Light & Fit comes in Blueberry, Mixed Berry, Peach, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors.

The new brand hits national distribution and launches officially on January 15, 2019.

The suggested retail price will be $1.49.

For more information, link HERE.

DOUBLE CREAM YOGURT (posted November 27, 2018)

Danone North America introduces Oikos Oh!

This indulgent double cream yogurt is crafted with premium ingredients and interlaced with decadent amounts of dulce de leche flavor.

The fruit- or sauce-on-the-bottom yogurt comes in 5.3-ounce containers in four varieties. They are: Honey Drizzled Blueberry, Lemon Sweet Cream Delight, Magnificent Mixed Berry Rhubarb and Salt-Dusted Caramel Crème.

Each single-serve cup contains 210 to 220 calories, depending on variety, and 11 grams of fat, 21 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein.

Individual containers of the Non-GMO Project Verified yogurt have a suggested retail price of $1.49. Four packs sell for $4.49.

The new line will be available at major U.S. grocery stores this week, reaching full distribution by the end of February.

SEASONAL GREEK YOGURT (posted November 21, 2018)

Green Mountain Creamery offers two limited-batch blended yogurts: Eggnog and Pumpkin Pie.

The Vermont-made probiotic blended yogurts contain no artificial ingredients.

A 5.3-ounce cup contains 130 to 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 11 to 12 grams of protein and 13 to 15 grams of sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the November 16, 2018, blog titled "Six Forward-Thinking Dairy Innovations to Complement 2019 Food Forecasts."


Evia Yoghurt Company introduces Hemp-seed infused yogurt to the Australian market.

The new superfood yogurt comes in three new flavors: no-sugar-added Natural, Mango, and Blueberry and Acai.

Hemp seed oil is extracted from cannabis plants but it doesn’t contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the chemical responsible for most of cannabis’ psychological effects.

The oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, contributes a slight nutty flavor to the yogurt.

Hemp seed oil is also a source of calcium, iron, fiber, vitamins A and E, amino acids and enzymes.

It is reported to improve skin, hair and nails; reduce risk of heart disease and cancer; aid in weight loss; lessen inflammation and help with better brain function.

The yogurt comes in 170-gram single-serve cups and 700-gram multi-use tubs.

For more information, link HERE.

NEW YOGURT RAISES MONEY FOR U.S. VETERANS (posted November 12, 2018)

Chobani introduces Hero Batch Red, White and Blueberry Greek yogurt.

Veterans and team members at Chobani wanted to do something special this Veteran’s Day for heroes who served in the U.S. military.

The company is rolling out a product for a singular cause: raising $1 million for Operation Homefront, a national non-profit that serves America’s military families.
New Hero Batch Red, White and Blueberry features Greek yogurt with mixed berries on-the-bottom.

In addition to the company’s contribution of $500,000 to Operation Homefront, the product features a special opportunity for fans to donate, which the company will match up to $250,000. Funds will help deliver critical financial assistance and support for military families nationwide.

“Veterans Day gives us all a chance to honor this country’s heroes,” says Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani. “We wanted to make something special with one goal: to say thank you to all who have served and to offer support to those who need it. The more we got to know Operation Homefront the clearer it became that organizations like them need the attention of us all, and I’m really proud that these products will feature their name and their incredible work.”

The product, which is produced in Chobani’s Twin Falls, Idaho, plant, is made with 2% fat milk and is sold in four packs of 5.3-ounce cups.

For more information, link HERE.

HIGH-PROTEIN YOGURT IN POUCH AND CUP (posted November 7, 2018)

The new Chobani FiT range was developed exclusively for the Australian market.

The no-added-sugars line comes in two formats and in multiple flavors.

The 170-gram cups come in Blueberry, Mango, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors, with each cup providing, on average, 100 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 5 grams of sugar and 15 grams of protein.

The 140-gram pouches come in Blueberry, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors, with each pouch providing, on average, 80 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 4 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein.

Sugars are kept low through the addition of lactase enzyme and stevia.

For more information, link HERE.

SAVOURY YOGURT FOR FOODIES (posted November 1, 2018)

The Veggie Plot in the U.K. markets a line of savoury yogurts.

The Veggie Plot was founded by Anna Spencer, a passionate gardener, foodie and creative thinker. Anna developed the idea of a yogurt with a difference.

The Veggie Plot Savoury Yogurts is a premium product with a Greek yogurt base and contains no added sugars.

It comes in 150-gram tubs and can be consumed as is, or used as a dip or in cooking.

Varieties are: Avocado and Lime Juice, Beetroot and Cumin, Cucumber and Dill, Mediterranean Roast Vegetables, and Red Pepper with Zing.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the October 26, 2018, blog titled "SIAL 2018: Dairy Foods Innovation Inspirations."


Longevity Diet Foods, a Greek startup, introduces a range of health and wellness yogurts enriched with functional ingredients.

All three lines are 2% milkfat and plain in flavor.

Each line includes a cow, goat and sheep milk option.

The company describes the three lines as:

Longevity π is enriched with grape polyphenols, powerful antioxidants with multiple functions, including promoting anti-aging and boosting the immune system.

Longevity m is enriched with ceremonial green tea catechins, powerful antioxidants with multiple functions, including boosting metabolism. Matcha also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is known to impact brain function by both relaxing and helping concentrate at the same time.

Longevity µ is enriched with inulin and chios µastic, both of which are associated with having a positive impact on the gastrointestinal system.

“Our goal is to create a new generation of food,” says Anna Chatziioannou, managing director, who says the milk sourced for the yogurts comes from her grandfather’s farm.

For more information, link HERE.


Nounós Creamery can now be found outside New York State.
Steven Ioannou and his Nounó (godfather), John Belesis, began experimenting with a yogurt recipe a little less than five years ago. Having spent their summers and college years in the Mediterranean, these Greek-Americans were dissatisfied with the Greek-style yogurts available in the States.

With some ingenuity and a family recipe, the pair created Nounós Creamery and introduced bag-strained yogurt to New York in 2013.

In January 2017, New York State certified the bag-strained yogurt to be sold outside of the region and is now making its way across the country.

The low-fat varieties come in clear 5.3-ounce glass jars. Flavors include Banana Raspberry, Blueberry Blend, Classic Plain, Coconut Mango, Forest Berries, Mixed Berries, Peach Passionfruit, Strawberries and Cream, Tart Cherry and Vanilla Bean Blend.

A single flavored jar contains, on average, 140 calories, 14 grams of protein, 13 grams of sugar and less than 3 grams of fat.

There’s also three whole milk varieties sold in 5.3-ounce white terra cotta jars. Varieties are: Blueberry Blend, Classic Plain and Vanilla Bean Blend.

For more information, link HERE.

YOGURT GETS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN (posted September 13, 2018)

Brownes Dairy introduces Top Down Yoghurt to the Aussie market.

This Australian processor is pioneering the way for consumers to enjoy more dairy foods with convenient solutions such as squeezable yogurt.

Rolling out this week, the 675-milliliter squeeze bottle dispenses plain Greek-Style, Strawberry or Vanilla Bean yogurt.

“In these days, where busy-ness is almost a proof of validation, it is great to be able to streamline the less important things in life, so we can focus on the things that matter most,” says Nicole Ohm, senior marketing manager. “It was over a Mexican dinner that one of our mums came up with the idea of yogurt in a handy bottle. The idea has since been validated by countless other parents and you need only look at the popularity of tomato sauce and mayonnaise squeezie bottle packaging to see the potential.

“Yogurt is such a versatile product and is increasingly used throughout the day, beyond its traditional breakfast, snacking and dessert territory. We’re excited to make enjoying yogurt even easier with this new format,” she says.

For more information, link HERE.

A NEW SKYR FOR CANADIANS (posted September 12, 2018)

General Mills introduces Liberté Skyr.

This Icelandic-inspired yogurt contains either 19 grams (plain) or 17 grams (raspberry and vanilla bean) of protein per three-fourths-cup (175 grams) serving.

Sold in 500-gram multi-serving tubs, Plain has no added sugars. A serving contains 140 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 5 grams of sugar (from inherent lactose).

A serving of Raspberry or Vanilla Bean contains 150 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 10 grams of sugar.

New Liberté Skyr contains no preservatives, food additives, artificial coloring or gelatin and is certified kosher.

For more information, link HERE.

TRIPLE CREAM YOGURT (posted August 22, 2018)

Peak Yogurt expands distribution of its keto-friendly Triple Cream Yogurt.

With 17% milkfat, cream-on-top Peak Yogurt is a true triple cream yogurt.

It’s rich, creamy and satiating, so it doesn’t require sugar or other additives to satisfy and fuel the mind and body, according to the company.

The company sources organic milk and cream from three family-owned organic dairies in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The cows spend more than 150 days per year grazing on fresh pasture grasses.

The company was founded in the summer of 2017, and soon after, product was being sold in independent stores in the Bay Area, Portland and Seattle.

Now the product can be shipped to the Central and Eastern U.S. using temperature controlled insulated boxes. It arrives in two days and should be refrigerated and consumed within about 30 days.

A starter pack contains four of each variety, with 12 5-ounce containers commanding $39.00.

The Plain unsweetened yogurt is a keto-friendly yogurt. A 5-ounce cup contains 270 calories, 24 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and a mere 4 grams of total carbohydrates (solely from inherent lactose).

The two flavored options are Strawberry and Vanilla. They are low-carb and “keto-ish” with 260 or 270 calories, 21 to 22 grams of fat, 7 grams of protein, and 10 to 11 grams of sugar. The latter comes from the inherent lactose as well some added cane sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

ORGANIC 100% GRASS-FED YOGURT (posted August 13, 2018)

Springfield Creamery introduces six Organic 100% Grass-Fed Yogurts to its line of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods.

These rich, cream-on-top-style yogurts are made with milk from grass-fed cows who enjoy a diet of organic grass and no grains, yielding milk that’s high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Nancy’s sources the milk from organic family-owned farms, all within 60 miles of Springfield Creamery. Like all other Nancy’s yogurts, these 100% Grass-Fed Yogurts contain live probiotics, including strains delivered at therapeutic levels to help support immune and digestive health.

Springfield Creamery first added live, beneficial probiotics more than 48 years ago, and the company has led the growing probiotic revolution ever since.

These grass-fed yogurts contain 41 billion colony forming units (CFU) of live probiotics per 6-ounce serving at the time of expiration.

“Cows who eat a fully grass diet, including alfalfa, clover and other forages, produce milk with added nutritional benefits. This is due to the direct relationship between what cows eat and the levels of beneficial fatty acids in their milk. In other words, when cows eat well, so do we,” says Sheryl Kesey Thompson, co-owner and vice president of marketing. “With many choices in the yogurt aisle, we wanted to offer our customers a 100% grass-fed, organic option with the high probiotic counts they have come to expect from Nancy’s products.”

The whole milk yogurts are available in four flavors: Blueberry Lavender, Ginger Peach, Plain and Vanilla.

All flavors come in single-serve 6-ounce cups; the Plain and Vanilla are also available in a 24-ounce containers. The suggested retail prices are $1.99 and $4.99 to $5.69, respectively.

As with the brand’s other products, Nancy’s Organic 100% Grass-Fed Yogurts are made with care using simple, real ingredients, such as real organic vanilla and organic fruits. The yogurts also contain no pectin, gelatins or thickeners and are certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and kosher.

Springfield Creamery’s original founders, the Kesey family, have continued their dedication to innovation, as well as furthering their mission to support good health and the culture of its community, just as they have since founding the family-owned company in 1960.

Now with a line of more than 115 probiotic foods, Springfield Creamery is one of just a few large U.S. creameries that remains independently operated, currently spanning three generations of the Kesey family.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 10, 2018, blog titled "Yogurt Innovation: Three New Ways to Enjoy Real Dairy Yogurt."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 10, 2018, blog titled "Yogurt Innovation: Three New Ways to Enjoy Real Dairy Yogurt."

To read more about this product, link HERE to the August 10, 2018, blog titled "Yogurt Innovation: Three New Ways to Enjoy Real Dairy Yogurt."


Siggis, the maker of Icelandic yogurt with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar, is rolling out siggi’s Simple Sides.

The brand’s new product line brings together whole milk yogurt and simple, no-added-sugar mix-ins for a nourishing, wholesome snack with more protein than sugar in every cup.

The four varieties are:

Honey yogurt with dried figs & walnuts,

Plain yogurt with muesli & currants,

Vanilla yogurt with almonds & dried cherries, and

Vanilla yogurt with dried coconut & cacao nibs.

The product varieties contain, on average, 15 grams of protein and 11 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce serving, offering a more positive nutritional profile amidst the traditionally sugar-filled yogurt with mix-ins product segment, which averages 18 grams of sugar per 5.3-ounce serving, according to the company.

“Our mission has always been to provide yogurts that are lower in sugar, have a simple ingredient list and taste great,” says Siggi Hilmarsson, founder. “This new launch follows the same philosophy. Yogurt with crunchy, tasty toppings as a side has become a popular snack among consumers in recent years. However many of those offerings are sadly more comparable to sugary treats than wholesome snacks.”

For more information, link HERE.

SORBET-STYLE PREMIUM YOGURT (posted July 31, 2018)

Arla Foods expands its successful Finnish brand Ihana into Denmark and the UK.
Meaning “wonderful” in Finnish, Ihana was introduced through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design.

Indulgence is one of the few areas of growth in the yogurt category as consumers look for something new and different, according to the company.
Ihana is marketed as sorbet-style yogurt, a nod to the flavors and the thick, creamy texture.

Made with natural ingredients, the indulgent desserts are lactose free.

Flavor are: Blackcurrant Lemon, Lemon Pie, Papaya & Lime, Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Lime. (Not all flavors are part of the initial rollout in the new markets.)

“Finland is very innovative when it comes to the dairy industry and has previously seen trends travel across markets to benefit Arla’s growth,” says Betina Karvinen, brand and category manager. “Our successful protein range began as a Finnish initiative born out of consumer trends and we have seen that become one of Arla’s most successful brands, so we certainly have the same aspirations for Ihana.

“Being able to rollout successful brands into new markets and share innovation with other countries is a key focus for Arla as part of its ongoing strategy and growth,” says Karvinen.

In addition to the new market rollouts, product innovation will continue as the brand looks to move further away from the breakfast associations of yogurt. In the UK, the launch of the Ihana range marks the next step in Arla’s ambition to expand its offering across the different sub-categories within yogurts.

For more information, link HERE.

BREAKFAST GRAB-AND-GO KITS (posted July 23, 2018)

PepsiCo is rolling out Quaker Morning Go-Kit.

The three refrigerated kits each contain trail mix, a breakfast bar and Greek nonfat yogurt.

They are loaded with 18 grams of whole grains from nuts, seeds, oats, quinoa and more, without any artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

Varieties are:

Banana honey nut breakfast flat, vanilla Greek yogurt, raisin nut and seed trail mix (18 grams of protein)

Blueberry nut breakfast flat, blueberry Greek yogurt, walnut peach and apple trail mix (15 grams of protein)

Cranberry almond breakfast flat, strawberry Greek yogurt, berry almond trail mix (16 grams of protein)

One kit provides 400 to 420 calories, 15 to 18 grams of fat, 4 to 6 grams of fiber and 26 to 31 grams of sugar, depending on variety.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the July 6, 2018 block titled "Dairy Foods Innovation: Make “Healthy Living” a Product Development Goal."


General Mills will be expanding oui by Yoplait with oui Petites.

The line extension is rolling out in three dessert-inspired flavors, as compared to the original line that comes in fruit flavors or plain.

The new flavors are: Caramelized Apple, Chocolate with Shavings, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Sea Salt Caramel.

The new decadent yogurts come in 3.5-ounce glass pots and are sold in packs of two.

“While Americans often view yogurt as a once-a-day addition to breakfast, the French see yogurt like Oui as an everyday pleasure,” says Doug Martin, vice president of marketing for Yoplait USA. “Oui Petites were created to offer consumers a new French dairy delight, now available in more indulgent flavors that can be enjoyed throughout the day.”

The original oui by Yoplait debuted in June 2017, and has been a success for the company.

The whole milk yogurts feature a simple recipe that is slightly sweetened with cane sugar.

Each serving is individually cultured in the same glass pot you eat it from using a traditional pot set process.

oui by Yoplait is an artisanal yogurt made by pouring ingredients into individual glass pots that set after eight hours creating a unique and delicious texture. It is designed to be spoon cut slowly, not stirred, in order to preserve its satisfyingly thick, subtly sweet and fresh taste.

Labels boast: Non-GMO.

For more information, link HERE.

ORGANIC YOGURT SMOOTHIE (posted July 2, 2018)

Organic Meadow introduces Canada’s first organic yogurt smoothie.

Made with 2% fat organic milk, and organic fruits and vegetables, this probiotic smoothie comes in three varieties: Field Berry, Peach Mango and Strawberry Carrot Beet.

One serving provides 10 grams of protein and more than one billion live and active beneficial bacteria.

It is sold in multi-serving 1-liter plastic bottles.

For more information, link HERE.


Chinese dairy Yili introduces Drink On the Go.

The new ambient drinking yogurt contains large fruit and cereal pieces thanks to a new filling and packaging technology that ensures piece integrity.

The beverage comes in Peach and Strawberry flavors in a 200-milliliter carton with large re-sealable screw cap for easy drinking.

For more information, link HERE.

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


General Mills introduces Yoplait Tastes of Summer.

The new seasonal product line includes Light Watermelon, Original Cherry Sno Cone, Original Rainbow Sherbet and Whips Root Beer Float. Some flavors are new, others are returning.

The Yoplait brand has long been a player in the limited-edition flavor business, with offerings spiking in the winter and summer months.

LOW-CARB, LOW-GLYCEMIC YOGURT (posted June 6, 2018)

The Sola Company introduces Sola Greek Yogurt, a line of low-carb, low glycemic, high-protein refrigerated yogurts made with the company’s patent-pending sweetener blend.

The 5.3-ounce cups of 2% fat yogurt contain 100 to 110 calories, 11 to 12 grams of protein, and 6 to 7 grams of net carbohydrates, depending on the variety, of which there are five.

They are: Blueberry, Peach, Plain Sweetened, Strawberry and Vanilla.

The company’s proprietary sweetener blend consists of erythritol, tagatose, maltitol, monk fruit extract and stevia leaf extract, which contributes 9 to 11 grams of sugar alcohol per serving.

For more information, link HERE.

CLEAN, SIMPLE YOGURT (posted May 31, 2018)

Glaesernen Molkerei introduces Bio Joghurt Pur 3.

Sold in 150-gram single-serve cups, this whole milk (3.8% milkfat) yogurt is made with only three ingredients: organic yogurt, organic fruit and organic sugar.

This simplicity is communicated on product labels with the number three.

Flavors are: Apricot, Berry Mix and Raspberry.

Marketing materials describe the product as “100% pure - without additives. We live transparency and love unadulterated organic enjoyment. The new yogurt pure is made from only 3 ingredients.”

For more information, link HERE.


Kemps, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dairy Farmers of America, introduces Live Real Farms Wholesome Smoothie.

Made with real yogurt and real fruit, the drinkable cultured dairy beverage is loaded with probiotics.

The beverage contains no added sugars, artificial colors or artificial flavors.

The three varieties are: Mixed Berry (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry), Pineapple Orange Mango and Strawberry Banana.

They come in 10-ounce single-serve and 32-ounce multi-serve plastic bottles.

An 8-ounce serving contains 150 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 19 grams of sugar, 2 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.

For more information, link HERE.


Müller offers new products to the U.K. market.

Germany-based dairy group Müller, which is the Official Yogurt of British Athletics, is rolling out Müller Quark Yogurt and Müller Corner Lactose Free.

A first for Müller in the U.K., one of its largest markets outside Germany, the unique recipe of Müller Quark Yogurt combines traditionally thick alpine-style quark with deliciously creamy yogurt.

Müller research found that 30% of thick yogurt consumers did not return to the sector as a result of taste. By combining quark with Müller yogurt, the dairy plans to grow the category by attracting new shoppers and re-attracting lapsed buyers.

Müller Quark Yogurt comes in 150 gram pots in Plain, Strawberry and Vanilla flavors.

Müller Corner Lactose Free, made with Müller Milk, represents the company’s first step into the lactose free sector.

The initial rollout is in Red Cherry and Strawberry flavors sold in packs of four.

For more information, link HERE.

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


Bellwether Farms expands production and distribution of organic whole milk yogurt.

The “Whole is Better” campaign supports the national distribution of Bellwether Farms Organic Whole Cow Milk Yogurt.

The campaign reinforces recent studies and reports suggesting that dairy foods made with whole fat milk are more nutritious than reduced-fat or fat-free products.

“Our products are whole milk, intentionally. It’s common sense on top of good science, whole is better. Whole fat yogurt, cheese and milk taste better and are better for us,” says Liam Callahan, co-founder. “We respect the integrity of the milk so it delivers all the nutrition and health benefits naturally. With careful handling of the highest quality milk we can find, we have created a richer, creamier yogurt, without straining, adding thickeners or cream. We design our products to support healthy, active lifestyles for peak performance and enjoyment.”

Made with locally sourced organic whole milk from Jersey cows, the new cows milk yogurt is naturally high in heart-healthy fats and nutritious A2 protein, according to the company.

Bellwether Farms blends 12 live, active bacteria strains that work together to deliver the probiotic benefits expected from yogurt.

New 3.75-ounce transparent cups reveal fresh fruit ready to blend into the creamy yogurt.

Single-serve cups and four-packs come in six favors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Plain, Spiced Apple, Strawberry and Vanilla. A 32-ounce foodservice size is available in Vanilla and Plain.

For more information, link HERE.


LaLa U.S. introduces LaLa Kids.

The 3.1-ounce bottles come in packs of six and by the dozen, in two flavors. They are: Berry Intenz and Strawberry Blast flavors.

Labels tout that the drinks are made with real fruit and contain no high fructose corn syrup, nor any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.

Each bottle contains 60 calories, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

Stevia keeps calories and sugar content low. 

For more information, link HERE.


Noosa introduces one container with side-by-side yoghurt flavors.

The new concept allows consumers to enjoy two complementary flavors of all-natural, whole milk probiotic yogurt made with milk from cows free of artificial growth hormones.

The gluten-free yogurts come in five combinations. They are: Blueberry & Lemon, Caramel & Apple, Coconut & Pineapple, Raspberry & Blueberry and Strawberry & Banana.

The products will roll out in May 2018.


Slingshot Foods introduces Shorties.

These 8-ounce probiotic drinkable yogurts come in Blueberry and Strawberry flavors.

They are made with low-fat milk and milk protein concentrate and sweetened with organic cane sugar.

Each bottle provides 220 calories, 11 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat and 20 grams of sugar, of which 10 are added sugars.

Shorties are sold in packs of four.

For more information, link HERE.


Siggi’s introduces Simple Sides.

The new Icelandic-style strained yogurt, also known as skyr, comes in four dual-compartment varieties. They are:

Honey yogurt with dried figs and walnuts

Plain yogurt with mango and muesli

Vanilla yogurt with almonds and dried cranberries

Vanilla yogurt with dried coconut and cacao nibs

The whole milk yogurt is slightly sweetened with organic agave nectar while the simple sides contain no added sugar.

For more information, link HERE.

WHOLE MILK PROBIOTIC SKYR (posted March 20, 2018)

Green Mountain Creamery introduces skyr, which is “Born in Vermont. Raised on Good Nature,” the brand’s tagline.

The new skyr comes in plain and four flavors. They are: Key Lime, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Cream and Vanilla Bean.

The flavored varieties come in 5-ounce containers, providing 150 to 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 12 to 13 grams of sugar, and 12 to 13 grams of protein.

Plain and Vanilla Bean come in 24-ounce containers.

For more information, link HERE.

To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 16, 2018, blog titled "Natural Products Expo West 2018: Fresh dairy observations to influence your future innovations."


Morinaga Nutritional Foods introduces Drinkable Alove, Japanese-style drinkable yogurt with real aloe vera gel pieces.

The new 7-ounce drinkable low-fat yogurt line comes in three flavors: Original Aloe Vera, Coconut and Strawberry Banana. 

The company uses a proprietary process to remove the best pieces of aloe vera gel from premium aloe vera plant leaves, which are then mixed with a uniquely smooth and silky, Japanese-style low-fat yogurt in a drinkable format.

“Retailers were eager to have a drinkable aloe vera yogurt option after receiving a hugely positive reception from shoppers after our initial launch of aloe vera spoonable yogurt to the U.S., which has been popular in Japan since we first debuted there in 1994,” says Hiroyuki Imanishi, president and CEO. “This new low-fat yogurt is a great addition to the Alove line for those yogurt-lovers who prefer drinkables and enjoy its no-utensil convenience.”

The Alove drinkable low-fat yogurt launch comes on the heels of adding three new flavors—Kiwi, Peach and Vanilla--to the Alove cup line in January 2018.

For more information, link HERE.


Ask just about any parent and they’ll say yogurt in tubes and little cups are a must-have kid favorite. Those handy tubes and little cups also make moms and dads feel good about providing a wholesome snack.

That’s why Organic Valley is introducing Grassmilk Kids Yogurt, a variation of its Grassmilk Yogurt that is formulated with kids’ palates in mind.

It provides superior nutrition and great taste in packaging so kid-friendly, the under-five-foot set won’t even realize they’re eating something that will grow their bones, and their brains.

Available in both 4-ounce cups and 2-ounce tubes, Grassmilk Kids is a homogenized whole milk yogurt made from organic milk that comes from cows that are 100% grass-fed.They receive no supplemental feed, grain or soybeans in their diet, just fresh pasture and dried forages.

This diet yields milk that is nutritionally superior to traditionally fed cows milk, as it contains exceptional levels of naturally occurring conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids, according to the company.

Organic Valley’s Grassmilk Kids Yogurt uses organic fruit purees--strawberry, blueberry and bananaberry--to create a minimally processed snack with kids’ palates in mind.

Four-packs of kid-sized cups and eight-packs of tubes both have a suggested retail price of $4.79.

For more information, link HERE.

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


The New Nordic Dairy Company grows its skyr line up.

Norr Skyr is made by a couple of young dairy men from Scandinavia.

Though their strained cultured products are rooted in Scandinavian dairy tradition, the traditional and whole milk single-serve containers of skyr are manufactured in Upstate New York using the finest local milk from 19 organic family farms.

The farms are small with an average herd size of 25 cows, and are given access to pasture year round and fed a grass-intensive organic diet.

The original nonfat line comes in Blueberry & Lavender, Elderflower, Gooseberries, Plain and Sea Buckthorn varieties.

The new whole milk line comes in Black Currant, Matcha, Plain and Raspberry & Rosewater varieties, with the flavored options touting wellness benefits.

Black currants contain twice the antioxidants of blueberries and four times the amount of vitamin C found in oranges.

Matcha is potent in antioxidants and amino acids.

Rosewater is beauty potion with anti-inflammatory qualities.

All of the skyr products come in 5.3-ounce containers.

For more information, link HERE.

DAIRY PROTEIN-PACKED POUCHES (posted February 8, 2018)

Powerful, a four-year-old brand credited with launching the brogurt category (manly yogurt), is growing its business with new Greek yogurt-based high-protein smoothie pouches.

The refrigerated pouch product has a resealable cap and targets consumers looking for a nutritious, satiating, grab-and-go snack.

The suggested retail price for a single pouch is $2.19.

Milk protein concentrate enables each 9-ounce pouch to deliver 20 grams of dairy protein.

With no added sugar and made with only natural ingredients, including 2% milk, each pouch contains 170 to 180 calories, 4 grams of fat and 11 to 12 grams of inherent sugar, depending on variety. 

The fruit base includes chicory inulin, erythritol and stevia, which enables a no-added-sugar claim. 

The line is making its debut in Coffee, Mixed Berry and Strawberry Banana varieties.

Unopened pouches have a 45-day refrigerated shelf life.

For more information, link HERE.

INDULGENT, ADVENTUROUS YOGURTS (posted January 29, 2018)

DanoneWave introduces International Delight Yogurt.

The flavors in this line of yogurt were inspired by the International Delight flavors of coffee creamers and iced coffee drinks.

The 8-ounce tubs of yogurt come in four flavors. They are: Caramel Macchiato, Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll, French Vanilla and Southern Butter Pecan.

Each single-serve cup contains 250 calories, 8 grams of fat and 12 grams of protein.

The brand invites shoppers to explore the new indulgent yogurt line with package callouts, including “No Passport Needed. Spoon Required.,” “Get Down with the Flavor You Love.,” and “Party in the Yogurt Aisle.”

International Delight was launched in 1987 and was the first flavored, liquid, non-dairy creamer on the market. The brand takes its flavor inspiration from international locales, with a number of flavors inspired by the decadent desserts served in countries like Argentina, Belgium and France.

For more information, link HERE.


Yoplait introduces FruitSide.

The new single-serve package clearly showcases the side of fruit in each yogurt cup.

Each serving contains 160 calories, 4 grams of fat, 19 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.

The five varieties are: Blueberry, Cherry, Mixed Berry, Peach and Strawberry.

The ingredient statement for Strawberry reads: Pasteurized Grade A Milk, Strawberries, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch. Contains 1% or less of: Pectin, Kosher Gelatin, Vegetable Juice (for color) Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate (to maintain freshness), Yogurt Cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3.

For more information, link HERE.


On January 3rd, siggi’s launched 4% No Added Sugar Yogurt.

The next day, the company announced that France-based Lactalis agreed to purchase it for an undisclosed price.

The new yogurt comes in 4.4-ounce flat containers, with a single serving containing 4 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, 5 grams of sugar (from the milk and fruit), and 110 to 120 calories, depending on variety.

There are two initial flavors. They are: Banana & Cinnamon and Peach & Mango.

“We have always been at the forefront of reducing sugar in yogurt, and we are constantly pushing ourselves to use even less sugar while still making delicious yogurt with no strange additives,” says Siggi Hilmarsson, founder. “We understand that consumers today more than ever want less sugar. For example, in a recent survey we conducted, over 80% of participants noted that they are actively trying to reduce their sugar consumption. Our hope in launching this no added sugar line of skyr is to provide everyone with a tasty new yogurt that takes one step further in sugar reduction. We’re excited about it and hope our fans are too.”

All siggi’s yogurts are made without any artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors.

The new product has a suggested retail price of $1.69.

For more information, link HERE.


DanoneWave introduces Happy Baby Organics Yogurt.

First Danone acquired Happy Baby baby food company in 2013, then divested Stonyfield—the leader in baby yogurt--in 2017. Now newly formed DanoneWave introduces Happy Baby Organics Whole Milk Yogurt.

This “Baby’s First” yogurt is described as the “perfect size for tiny tummies.”

With no added sweetener, and enhanced with vitamin D and probiotics, this non GMO-certified yogurt comes in four varieties. They are: Banana & Sweet Potato, Blueberry, Peach & Mango and Plain.

The yogurt comes in six packs of 1.76-ounce containers.


Dannon Oikos introduces Protein Crunch Blended Greek Nonfat Yogurt and Toppings.

Oikos Protein Crunch is the newest product from Dannon Oikos, pairing Greek nonfat yogurt with crunchy mix-ins to deliver 17 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber with no artificial sweeteners per 5-ounce cup.

The four varieties are: Banana with Cocoa Clusters & Chocolate; Coconut with Whole Grain Oats & Almonds; Vanilla with Blueberry Rolled Oats; and Vanilla with Chocolate Oats & Peanuts.

Chicory root fiber is the source of fiber and helps keep sugars at 8 grams.

Stevia leaf extract also assists with sweetness.

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Emmi introduces lower-sugar YoQua.

With 50% less added granulated sugar, 8 grams of protein and 0.1 % fat, Emmi claims the fruity yogurts are “the first of their kind on the Swiss market.”

The dairy brand said it is targeting consumers who would normally choose plain yogurts over fruit flavors because of reduced sugar. The new range comes in Strawberry and Forest Fruits varieties.

“We regularly ask consumers for their opinions, and the demand for reduced-sugar foods has risen sharply in recent years,” says Thomas Heller, head of marketing at Emmi Switzerland. “We are happy to respond to this type of trend, and with the new YoQua varieties, we are offering conscientious consumers a balanced alternative.”

The Strawberry flavor contains 12% strawberries, sugar, modified starches, beetroot juice concentrate, flavoring and lemon juice. Forest Fruit consists of 12% berries (4% blackberries, 4% raspberries and 4% blueberries), sugar, modified starches and flavorings.

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