Land O’Lakes launched new LAND O LAKES European Style Butter. This super premium butter is made with sweet cream, giving it an extra-creamy texture. It comes in Salted or Unsalted, in half-pound boxes with two 4-ounce sticks, each individually wrapped in a Flavor Protect wrapper. The butter is available at select retailers, including Walmart, Kroger, Safeway and Super Target, nationwide.
Müller debuted new dessert-inspired yogurt varieties, available in Strawberry Cheesecake, Raspberry Brownie Supreme, Peach Cobbler and Dulce de Leche Delight. All kinds feature the creamy, signature Müller yogurt on top of a layer of fruit or caramel sauce and are served with scrumptious crunchy goodies on the side. Müller yogurt can be found at participating retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $1.25.
Tillamook County Creamery Association introduced cheese sticks, available in Medium Cheddar and Colby Jack varieties. Featuring fresh, kid-friendly packaging, each Cheese Stick contains 5 grams of protein, making them the perfect lunchbox additions or after school snacks. They can be found at select retailers, including Albertsons, Safeway and Fred Meyer, in the Pacific Northwest, California and Intermountain regions for a suggested retail price of $4.45 for packages of 10 ¾-ounce sticks.
GREEK YOGURT PORTFOLIO EXPANSION
Chobani introduced three new Chobani Flip products as part of its largest portfolio expansion to-date. Chobani Flip combines creamy Greek yogurt with natural ingredients to mix in. Meanwhile, new Greek yogurt varieties include Peanut Butter Dream, Coffee Break Bliss and a Limited Batch Strawberry Summer Crisp, all inspired by creations crafted at the Chobani SoHo cafe in New York. Also new is Chobani Greek Yogurt Coffee, which brings to life the flavor of real coffee, and Mixed Berry, a blend of creamy Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Chobani Greek Yogurt Oats is the company’s take on oatmeal made with Greek yogurt, now available in Raisin Brown Sugar and Peach kinds. Chobani Indulgent welcomes Cherry and Dark Chocolate, made with the richest dark chocolate and creamiest yogurt available.
SEASONAL YOGURT FLAVORS
noosa yoghurt now includes seasonal varieties, such as Cranberry Apple, inspired by festive holiday flavors, and Pumpkin, which is a real pumpkin puree boasting a velvety yogurt flavor. Both kinds are available at Target and Whole Foods Markets nationwide in 8-ounce sizes as well as 4-ounce 4-packs.
CHEESE CURDS & MOZZARELLA STICKS
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese introduced Farmer’s rope mozzarella sticks in an 8-ounce package; a 1-pound part-skim mozzarella ball, ideal for shredding onto pizzas, pasta dishes and fresh salads; and 12-ounce bags of fresh Cheddar cheese curds, which come in a mix of white and yellow curds. Available in select stores, like Whole Foods Markets, Woodmans Food Stores and Brennans in mid- and southern Wisconsin, the new cheese products boast a suggested retail price of $4-4.50 per package (mozzarella sticks), $4.50-5 (mozzarella balls) and $3.50 for Cheddar curds.
WHOLE MILK YOGURT
Siggi’s whole milk yogurt is made with whole milk and a touch of cream for a richer taste experience than the 0% and 2% milkfat varieties. It comes in Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry & Rhubarb and Mixed Berries, and is available in grocery stores nationwide for $1.69 per 4.4-ounce cup.
Crystal Farms announced a new product that brings together two things Americans love—bacon and cheddar. New Bacon Cheddar features real bacon and creamy white cheddar as ingredients, ideal for snacking, cooking, grilling or topping off or stuffing in sandwiches. This cheese is made with real bacon and available in chunks or slices.
Smith Dairy Products Co. launched a line of lactose-free milks. Available in Whole, 2% and Fat-Free varieties, they are available in half gallons in grocery stores throughout Ohio for a suggested retail price of $3.79-3.99.
For more new dairy products, check out our State of the Industry report (July 2015 issue) or go here.