HAYWARD, CALIF. — Kite Hill, maker of plant-based foods, is launching two new product platforms: coconut milk-based yogurts and a plant-based sour cream alternative.
“Kite Hill is an amazing brand with a really strong and loyal following that continues to grow every day,” said Robert Leibowitz, chief executive officer of Kite Hill. “Our passionate consumers and retail partners were asking us to satisfy emerging yogurt snacking needs, and to continue to expand Kite Hill into adjacent segments beyond yogurt where there weren’t enough great tasting plant-based alternatives.”
Kite Hill Blissful is a new line of coconut milk-based yogurts that are “thick, creamy and indulgent with a distinctly artisanal touch,” the company said. Containing 140 to 150 calories per 5.3-oz cup, the dairy-free yogurts are Non-GMO Project verified and are available in six varieties: Decadent Vanilla Bean, Strawberries and Crème, Blueberry Limoncello, Salted Caramel, Café Macchiato and Peaches and Crème.
Kite Hill’s new sour cream alternative is made from California almonds, responsibly sourced coconut milk and chickpea protein. Containing 50 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, the product offers a “rich and creamy taste, bright color and true-to-sour cream texture,” the company said. The sour cream alternative is Non-GMO Project verified and available in 8-oz and 12-oz tubs.
“Demand for variety, superior taste, and simple ingredients in the non-dairy plant-based market continues to accelerate as consumers actively seek food options that they can feel great about,” said Shannon Toyos, senior vice-president of marketing for Kite Hill. “We are constantly looking for ways to surprise and delight our current and future consumers with tasty artisanal plant-based foods and the launch of our two new product platforms together represent the largest single slate of innovation in the company’s history.”