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Yogurt Products
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Fermented Drinks 2018- 2019


  • 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.

  • GREEK-STYLE DRINKING YOGURT IN MULTIPLE FORMATS (posted September 23, 2019)
  • 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.

  • PRIVATE-LABEL RETAILER INTRODUCES BAVARIAN-STYLE QUARK (posted September 19, 2019)
  • 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.

  • NO-ADDED-SUGAR BLENDED GREEK YOGURT (posted August 27, 2019)
  • 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.

  • PROTEIN AND FIBER OLDER KIDS DRINKABLE YOGURT (posted August 21, 2019)
  • 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.

  • SKYR NOW COMES LACTOSE-FREE, COLD BREW AND IN MULTI-PACKS (posted August 7, 2019)
  • 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."

  • LIGHT-PROTECTED PROBIOTIC YOGURT DRINK (posted August 1, 2019)
  • 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.

  • LASSI YOGURT IN CONVENIENT POUCHES (posted June 27, 2019)
  • 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.

  • NO-SUGAR-ADDED AUSSIE-STYLE YOGURT (posted March 20, 2019)
  • 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.

  • KIDS’ YOGURTS DESIGNED FOR BRAIN NUTRITION (posted March 4, 2019)
  • 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.

  • DONUT-FLAVORED DECADENT YOGURT (posted January 2, 2019)
  • 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.

  • SEASONAL PRIVATE-LABEL GREEK YOGURT (posted December 24, 2018)
  • 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.

  • KIDS’ YOGURTS IN VARIED SIZES, SHAPES AND FLAVORS (posted December 6, 2018)
  • 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."

  • FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND REFRIGERATED YOGURT (posted November 15, 2018)
  • 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."

  • NEXT-GENERATION REFRIGERATED YOGURT (posted October 22, 2018)
  • 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.

  • HANDCRAFTED ARTISAN GREEK YOGURT EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION (posted October 2, 2018)
  • 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."

  • WHOLE MILK YOGURT WITH NO-ADDED-SUGAR INCLUSIONS (posted August 8, 2018)
  • 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."

  • FRENCH-INSPIRED YOGURT BRAND GROWS (posted July 5, 2018)
  • 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.

  • SHELF-STABLE YOGURT DRINK WITH PARTICULATES (posted June 27, 2018)
  • 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.

  • LIMITED-EDITION SUMMERTIME YOGURT (posted June 21, 2018)
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To read more about this product, link HERE to the March 16, 2018, blog titled "Natural Products Expo West 2018: Fresh dairy observations to influence your future innovations."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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