Taste N Time
Taste’n Time from the Thailand-based namesake company is a line of shelf-stable dairy-based puddings in recloseable pouches.
 

A global perspective

The dairy-based snack movement is taking place around the world. Taste’n Time from the Thailand-based namesake company is a line of shelf-stable dairy-based puddings in recloseable pouches. They may function as a snack or meal replacement.

Lactinov of France is introducing Milk Kiss dairy snack pouches. The shelf-stable 80-gram snacks are made with yogurt, milk and fruit and come in peach, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla flavors.

DMK Group, Germany’s largest dairy cooperative, now offers retailers and food service operators Milram Frischer Genuss. The on-the-go snack assortment features three products: quark-creme, classic rice pudding and skyr. Each Milram-branded 185-gram clear plastic cup is filled half way with one of the dairy products. The cups are sealed to maintain freshness for about three weeks. Retailers receive the sealed cups, along with dome lids and sealing tape, so they can turn the product into fresh parfaits with fruits, nuts, granola, etc., on an as-needed basis. This feature cuts waste in terms of on-site scooping of product into cups as well as reduced shelf life because of opened perishability.

“Ready-to-eat snacks with fresh ingredients are totally on-trend,” said Matthias Rensch, chief operating officer at DMK Brand. “Consumers expect ultra-fresh products with a hand-made character in this segment. With Milram Frischer Genuss, our retail partners can respond to their customers’ continuing demand from now on and give sales an added boost.”

Milk Kiss
Lactinov of France is introducing Milk Kiss dairy snack pouches, made with yogurt, milk and fruit.
 

Switzerland Cheese Marketing offers a new flavorful way to enjoy original Swiss Emmentaler raw milk cheese. New Smart Snack is a 178-gram upscale package that contains two slices of the cheese, two slices of bread, a jar of spread and a knife.

Italy’s Granarolo Group is making ricotta cheese a convenient snacking product by packing it in single-serve cups. The product is lactose free and marketed as a high-protein food. The company also introduced baked cheese snacks. Granarolo Cheese Crisps are 100% Italian cheese snacks that are gluten, lactose and carbohydrate free. High in protein, the shelf-stable cheese snacks come in black olive, classic, onion, paprika and pizza flavors.

Such baked cheese snacks, which have been around in the United States for the past few years, are gaining momentum throughout Europe, so much so that non-dairies want a piece of the action. Hungary’s Felfoldi Confectionery Ltd. will be rolling out Let’s Cheese in the next few months. These 100% cheese oven-baked snacks are marketed as rich in protein and calcium.

Smart Snack
Switzerland Cheese Marketing's new Smart Snack is a 178-gram upscale package that contains two slices of the cheese, two slices of bread, a jar of spread and a knife.
 

Emmi, with global headquarters in Lucerne, Switzerland, appeals to indulgent snacking times with new Ooola Secrets. This range of mousse desserts was developed in response to a trend for sensible indulgence and time-saving convenience products. The desserts come in 60-gram clear plastic containers in two 85-calorie flavors: chocolate and raspberry mouse with chocolate chips and chocolate mousse trio with caramel.

In the U.K., Yoplait is rolling out Petits Filous Dairy Bar, which is a first-of-its-kind refrigerated high-protein snack that is a cross between cheese and yogurt. It is based on fresh cream, milk protein and egg yolk powder, enabling each bar to provide about 3.5 grams of both fat and protein along with less than 60 calories.