Plant-based products popular in C.P.G innovation.
Low-calorie ice cream brand Arctic Zero is joining the plant-based frozen dessert fray with the launch of nine options made with faba bean protein. The company said it has reformulated its original line of lactose-free, whey protein-based frozen desserts to accommodate dairy-free diets. Flavors include chocolate peanut butter, salted caramel, cookie shake, chocolate, cake batter, brownie blast, cookie dough chunk, mint and cherry chocolate chunk. The products contain 160 to 320 calories per pint and are sweetened with organic cane sugar and monk fruit. The company said it experimented with dozens of sources of plant-based protein before landing on faba bean protein, which has a smoother, sweeter, richer flavor than many other plant proteins, according to the company.
Nestle S.A. is launching a line of meal kits under its Stouffer’s brand called Complete Family Meal Kit, featuring pre-chopped and pre-measured ingredients to make a meal in fewer than 25 minutes that serves four.
The beef and broccoli meal kit features strips of marinated beef, a blend of broccoli, onions and carrots, rice and an Asian-style sauce.
The braised pork kit contains braised pork medallions, roasted redskin and sweet potatoes, broccoli florets and a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce.
The roasted Tuscan-style chicken variety includes roasted chicken, a brown rice and quinoa blend, broccoli florets and a garlic basil sauce.
The sesame chicken meal kit features sesame breaded chicken, a brown rice blend, Asian-inspired vegetables and a sweet plum ginger sauce.
Utz Quality Foods’ Boulder Canyon brand is expanding its line of rice bran oil kettle cooked potato chips with two new flavors: buffalo ranch and sweet chipotle, which features layered flavors of pepper combined with brown sugar and molasses. The chips are cooked in 100% pure rice bran oil and are gluten-free and kosher certified.
Biotta Juices is adding to new offerings to its line of functional juices: Golden Beet Juice Blend and Heirloom Purple Carrot Juice. Both are certified U.S.D.A. organic and Non-GMO Project verified.
The Golden Beet Juice Blend features red beet juice, golden beet juice, apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice, turmeric and black pepper, while the Heirloom Purple Carrot Juice contains only organic purple carrot juice.