C.P.G. manufacturers debut plant-based alternatives to ice cream, butter, horchata and more.
Dean Foods Co. is bringing new life to Steve’s Ice Cream, a brand it acquired in 2017. Along with a new visual identity and campaign, the brand is launching three new ice cream flavors and four new dairy-free frozen dessert varieties.
The Spearmint Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream contains spearmint sourced from Washington and pieces of brownies.
The Sicilian Chocolate Cannoli Ice Cream combines chocolate ice cream with fudge-covered cannoli pieces, chocolate chips and a sweet ricotta swirl.
The Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee Ice Cream is made with cold-brewed 100% Arabica fair trade coffee finished with a touch of cinnamon.
The dairy-free Moroccan Mash Up dessert is made by infusing organic coconut cream with honey/orange blossom flavor, a pomegranate swirl and chopped almonds.
The dairy-free Passion Carnivale dessert mixes organic coconut cream with passionfruit, ribbons of caramel and mango pieces.
The dairy-free Cold-Brewed Cinnamon Coffee dessert is made with cold-brewed 100% Arabica fair trade coffee and organic coconut cream finished with a hint of cinnamon.
The dairy-free Chocolate Cherry Blossom dessert blends organic coconut cream, natural cherry blossom flavor and chocolate flakes.
Upfield’s Country Crock brand is pushing into the plant-based space with new dairy-free Country Crock Plant Butter, available in sticks and tubs. Stick varieties include plant butter made with almond oil, olive oil and avocado oil, and tub varieties include plant butter made with olive oil and almond oil.
Blue Diamond is building out its Almond Breeze brand with new Almond Breeze Almondmilk Horchata. Inspired by the traditional Latin American beverage, the dairy-free drink is made with California-grown almonds and contains hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Almond Breeze Almondmilk Horchata is Non-GMO Project verified and contains 110 calories per serving.
Mooala is moving into the coffee creamer category with a new line of organic plant-based creamers. All varieties contain zero sugar and are U.S.D.A. certified organic. The vanilla bean flavor is made with almonds and coconut cream; the banana nut flavor is made with almonds, coconut cream and banana puree; and the Oats ‘n’ Crème flavor is made with oats, almonds and coconut cream.
Good Planet Foods is adding a cheddar flavor to its line of plant-based shredded cheese alternatives. New Cheddar Flavor Shredded Cheese is made from refined coconut oil and plant starches, including potato and tapioca. Free from dairy, nuts, soy, eggs and wheat, the product is certified gluten-free, vegan, allergen-free, kosher, halal and Non-GMO Project verified.
Kellogg Co. is launching its first Raisin Bran brand cereal to include nuts. New Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch Vanilla Almond offers a combination of raisins, toasted flakes, crunchy oat clusters and almond slices with a hint of natural vanilla flavor.
Godiva is launching a collection inspired by the energy of festivals all over the world. The Chocolate Festival Collection is full of flavors that will rotate throughout the year to highlight the flavors of each season. The collection begins with summer, full of brightly colored chocolates featuring fruit and heat-inspired flavors. Signature festival chocolate pieces include:
Glanbia P.L.C.’s Optimum Nutrition brand is unveiling a new line of protein-packed, on-the-go snacks. New Optimum Nutrition Protein Wafers are crispy wafers layered with a protein-enhanced crème filling that provide 15 grams of protein per pack. Containing 6 grams of sugar and 190 to 210 calories, the wafers come in four flavors: vanilla crème, chocolate crème, raspberry chocolate crème and mocha crème.
Two new tortillas are joining the lineup at Maria and Ricardo’s, a brand of Harbar L.L.C. Both varieties are Non-GMO Project verified.
The Quinoa Flour Gluten-Free Tortilla is made with a blend of quinoa flour, tapioca and potato starch combined with avocado oil. Free of dairy, wheat, soy and egg, the tortillas contain 100 calories each and are certified vegan, kosher and gluten-free.
The Whole Wheat Plus Tortilla is a keto-friendly option that provides three net carbs, six grams of fiber and three grams of protein. Made with avocado oil, each tortilla contains 45 calories and is both vegan and kosher certified.
Smoked meat producer North Country Smokehouse has teamed with Harpoon Brewery and Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. to add two new products to its portfolio. Slow-smoked in small batches, the new bratwurst and sausages are all-natural and certified humane.
New Harpoon IPA Beer Bratwurst blends the flavors of Harpoon IPa with notes of caraway and marjoram, while the Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage combines jalapeño with a variety of Vermont Farmstead cheddar cheese made specifically for North Country Smokehouse.
Innovative plant-based offerings debut.
The Specialty Food Association awarded companies best new product in a variety of categories.