HEMP MOJITO COLD-PRESSED JUICE
Origin Almond debuted the new Hemp Mojito variety to its lineup of cold-pressed juice. This new SKU offers a unique twist to the Lime & Mint cocktail, but is infused with organic hemp hearts for added plant-powered functionality.
HEMP BARISTA PLANT-BASED MILK
Elmhurst 1925 expanded its Barista Editions line with new Hemp Barista Edition, which steams and froths just like whole milk for a variety of coffee applications. Crafted with only six ingredients, including real hemp cream and blended with whole grain oats, Hemp Barista Edition is made without artificial flavors, carrageenan, gums, oils or other emulsifiers, and is an excellent source of omega-3 ALA, containing 650 mg per serving. Hemp Barista Edition is available in natural and traditional grocers, including Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Bristol Farms, Gelson’s, Publix, Fairway Market, Shaws and more nationwide for a suggested retail price of $6.99 per 32-ounce carton.
NO-SUGAR-ADDED MILK FOR KIDS
Borden Dairy released Borden Kid Builder, what is said to be the first 2% no-sugar-added milk geared just for kids. Available in Chocolate and Strawberry, this milk delivers 50% more protein (13 grams per 240-mL serving) and calcium (490 mg per 240-mL serving) than regular milk. The enriched, no-sugar-added milk is sold in major retail grocery stores and convenience stores in select markets in the Southeast and Ohio for a suggested retail price of $4.29 for a 52-ounce multi-serve bottle and $1.59 for a 12-ounce single-serve bottle.
Kemps introduced what is said to be the first-ever blended beverage option. Sold under the Live Real Farms brand, Dairy Plus Milk Blends combine lactose-free dairy with almonds or oats. Dairy Plus Milk Blends come in Plus Almond-Original, Dairy Plus Almond-Unsweetened Vanilla, Dairy Plus Almond-Sweetened Vanilla, Dairy Plus Almond-Chocolate and Dairy Plus Oat-Original varieties, and are available at supermarkets in Minnesota for a suggested retail price of $3.99-4.69 for a half-gallon.
PROTEIN-PACKED CAFFEINATED DAIRY BEVERAGE
Oikos launched Oikos Pro Fuel protein-packed caffeinated dairy beverage, which delivers 25 grams of protein and 100 mg of caffeine per 10-ounce bottle. Oikos Pro Fuel is made with non-fat milk and is rich in nutrients like protein, potassium and calcium. Each bottle contains caffeine from coffeeberry extract, and is equivalent to approximately 1 cup of coffee. The caffeinated and cultured dairy drink comes in Vanilla, Mixed Berry, Peach and Strawberry Banana. Oikos Pro Fuel is available at Walmart for a suggested retail price of $1.98 and in grocery retailers nationwide with a suggested retail price of $2.49.
Ripple Foods launched a new line of Superfoods Milk. Available in a 32-ounce bottles, these plant-based superfood milks combine the clean plant protein of Ripple Milk with the added functional benefit of high-quality superfood ingredients. The Matcha variety offers earthy, subtly sweet, clean, calm energy; Turmeric combines warming chai spices; and Acai is packed with antioxidants. Ripple Superfood Milks are 100% vegan, and lactose-, soy-, nut- and gluten-free. Plus, each serving has 6-7 grams of sugar, 8 grams of protein and 40% of the daily recommended amount of calcium. This new line will be available exclusively in Target through 2019, with additional retail expansion to come in 2020.
LATIN AMERICA-INSPIRED, PLANT-BASED DRINK
Blue Diamond introduced Almond Breeze Almondmilk Mexican Hot Chocolate, featuring traditional ingredients like cinnamon, red pepper and allspice. Available all winter long, this non-dairy alternative, plant-based drink can be enjoyed hot or cold. Almond Breeze Almondmilk Mexican Hot Chocolate Almondmilk is available in major retailers nationwide.
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