LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Organic dairy product manufacturer Stonyfield Organic is diving deeper into the dairy-free segment with new Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches. The plant-based products are made with coconut cream and contain six simple ingredients each.
“Consumers are looking for more plant-based options, and dairy alternative products are on the rise with recent growth rates nearing 20%,” Stonyfield said. “According to a recent survey by Stonyfield Organic conducted with kids ages 5-11 and their parents, kids are most looking for snacks that taste great, while parents are most focused on snacks that are healthy. Stonyfield Organic Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches keep both parents' and kids' needs in mind.”
Containing 50-70 calories per pouch, the smoothies contain no added sugar and are U.S.D.A. certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified and vegan. Varieties include Berry Cherry Blast, made with blueberries, cherries, apples and beets; Tropical Twist, made with mangos, bananas, pears and carrots; and Strawbana Smash, made with strawberries, bananas, pears and sweet potatoes.
"With Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches, we're able to offer not only a nutritious, portable, family-friendly snack, but also cater to different dietary needs and preferences," said Natalie Levine, brand director for Stonyfield Organic at parent company The Lactalis Group. "We recognize what's important to today's families, and our new pouches really offer everything – taste, convenience, and plant-based - all in one delicious pouch."
Stonyfield Organic Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Pouches expand the company's presence in the dairy-free category beyond its soy-based yogurt alternatives. Stonyfield's dairy-free yogurts come in vanilla, strawberry, raspberry and blueberry flavors.