fairlife, LLC, a new division of Coca-Cola Co., introduced fairlife ultra-filtered milk, a high-quality, cold-filtered milk that's said to boast 50% more protein, 30% more calcium and half the sugar of ordinary milk. fairlife uses high-quality milk from dairy co-op Select Milk Producers.
CREAMY ICED COFFEE DRINKS
Nestlé USA expanded its SkinnyCow brand to include new Creamy Iced Coffee Drinks, boasting a decadent blend of rich roasted coffee whipped with creamy milk. They come in Mocha Latte, Vanilla Latte and Creamy Cappuccino, and can be found in the chilled drinks aisles of retail stores nationwide. An 8-ounce bottle boasts a suggested retail price of $1.99, while a 4-pack features a $5.99 suggested retail price.
Shamrock Farms’ Rockin’ Refuel protein beverages now include Salted Caramel, sold exclusively in 7-Eleven stores nationwide. Salted Caramel Muscle Builder is packed with 30 grams of protein, only 9 net grams of carbs and is formulated specifically to help build muscle and strength. Plus, its 12-ounce packaging makes it a convenient on-the-go option to drink before or after a workout or as a quick meal replacement.
Califia Farms announced a rollout of its new Almondmilk Coffee Creamers, available in Whole Food Markets nationwide. These plant-powered beverages come in Original, Pecan Caramel, Vanilla and Hazelnut varieties.
NEW SIMPLY JUICE DRINKS
Simply Orange Juice Co. expanded its premium line of all-natural, not-from-concentrate juice drinks to include Fruit Punch, Tropical and Mixed Berry flavors. Simply Juice Drinks are available in PlantBottle packaging, what is said to be the first-ever 100% recyclable plastic bottle made from up to 30% plant-based material. All three flavors come in 59-fluid-ounce multi-serve carafe. The Fruit Punch and Tropical flavors also will be offered in a grab-and-go, 11.5-fluid-ounce single-serve carafe. They’re available in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationwide.
BAILEYS COFFEE CREAMERS
HP Hood released BAILEYS Coffee Creamers, available in pint or quart size nationwide for a suggested retail price of $2.49 and $3.99 respectively. The Macadamia Brittle variety boasts a smooth and creamy taste of macadamia nuts combined with a rich buttered caramel flavor, while the Bourbon Vanilla Pound Cake (Limited Edition) kind is a creamy flavor that captures the essence of traditional vanilla pound cake infused with a sweet bourbon flavor.
ON-THE-GO PROTEIN SHAKES
Dannon introduced Light & Fit Protein Shakes, an on-the-go option that boasts 12 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and 0% fat per 10-fluid-ounce bottle. They come in Strawberry, Mixed Berry, Vanilla and Banana flavors, and are available in grocery stores nationwide.
Sambazon launched new Sambazon 100 Juices, what is said to be the first 100% juice line with 100 calories or less per bottle and 70% less sugar than other premium juices. Each bottle is packed with 100 açaí berries and comes in Açaí Berry, Strawberry + Lemon + Açaí Berry and Pineapple + Coconut + Açaí Berry. Sambazon 100 is available in natural health food stores and grocers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 for a 10.5-ounce bottle.
DRINKABLE GREEK SMOOTHIE
Borden Dairy Co. debuted new LALA Greek smoothies, available in Strawberry, Peach and Mango blends. LALA’s Greek smoothies are rich in phosphorus, riboflavin and vitamin B12, and each serving contains one third of an average adult’s daily recommended calcium.
MEDITERRANEAN YOGURT DRINKS
Karoun Dairies launched Blue Isle Mediterranean yogurt drinks, which are smooth, all-natural yogurt drinks containing 10 live and active cultures, loaded with protein and low in fat.They come in Original, Strawberry, Blueberry and Pomegranate flavors.
Lifeway Foods introduced what is said to be the first protein-rich kefir with Lifeway Protein Kefir, a line extension designed to aid in muscle recovery after exercise. With 20 grams of protein per serving, this probiotic drink promotes satiety and decreases appetite and boasts 12 live and active probiotic cultures. It comes in Banana, Vanilla and Mixed Berry flavors in 16-ounce bottles.
Old Orchard Brands expanded its 100% juice line with new Black Cherry Cranberry and Mango Tangerine varieties. Both options provide a boost of antioxidants and 100% daily value of vitamin C. The new varieties appear in grocery stores nationwide in ready-to-drink, 64-ounce bottles for a suggested retail price of $2.99 per bottle.