Brands add premium positioning to staple products to deliver an upgraded experience.
Farmer-owned Tillamook County Creamery Association is introducing a line of premium yogurts described as “not too sweet and not too tart.” Tillamook Creamery Collection low-fat yogurt varieties combine two flavors per cup that may be swirled together. Pairings include Oregon strawberry and plain, Northwest raspberry and plain, Oregon blueberry and vanilla, California peach and plain, dark cherry and plain, and vanilla bean and plain. Each serving has 13 to 14 grams of protein and 9 to 10 grams of sugar.
General Mills’ Oui by Yoplait French-style yogurt brand is offering two seasonal flavors. Packaged in glass jars, the new apple pie yogurt and returning pumpkin caramel yogurt each feature simple ingredients, including whole milk, cane sugar and yogurt cultures, with no artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources.
Abby’s Better Nut Butter is introducing a limited-edition pumpkin spice pecan nut butter, made with dry-roasted pecans, pumpkin powder, coconut sugar, pink Himalayan salt and pumpkin pie spice. The seasonal offering is available online and at select Whole Foods Market, Wegmans, Stop & Shop and Publix stores.
A line of dairy-free salad dressings is debuting from Newman’s Own. Featuring a base of avocado oil and extra virgin olive oil, varieties include ranch, Caesar and Greek. The products are suitable for ketogenic and paleo diets and are free of sugar, gluten, soy and canola.
Lakeview Farms is adding the Mexican Style Street Corn Dip to its Rojo’s lineup of refrigerated salsas and dips. Inspired by the popular street food, the new addition combines yellow corn, roasted corn, green chilis, cheddar and cotija cheese and has no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Runamok Maple is adding Sparkle Syrup, a limited-edition maple syrup made with pearlescent mica. This food-safe and flavorless ingredient adds shimmer to the brand’s pure, organic maple syrup. Sparkle Syrup may be used in desserts, cocktails, marinades and more, according to the company.
Dairy-free brand Daiya has expanded its plant-based portfolio in the United States. New frozen pizzas have a crust made with a blend of cauliflower, sweet potato and spinach and are topped with ingredients such as feta-style and Parmesan-style dairy-free cheese substitutes. New breakfast burritos contain a plant-based egg-style scramble and non-dairy cheese. A new line of non-dairy frozen dessert bars are available in chocolate fudge crunch, vanilla bean, salted caramel swirl and espresso coffee flavors.
Natalie’s Juice is expanding its Holistic line of cold-pressed juices with the addition of Nourish and Immunity varieties. Nourish blends cucumbers, kale, spinach, pineapple, celery, lime, cilantro and jalapeño. Immunity contains orange, tangerine, pineapple, aloe vera and sweet basil.
Utz Quality Foods is introducing Good Health Organic, a new brand of better-for-you snacks made with cheese sourced from Organic Valley. Products include baked cheese puffs and baked cheese fries in cheddar and hot and spicy flavors.
Bolthouse Farms is expanding its plant-based offerings. New Bolthouse Farms Protein Keto Beverage varieties are made with coconut milk and pea protein and contain no added sugar. Flavors include mocha truffle latte, cinnamon horchata and hazelnut fudge. Bolthouse Farms plant-based refrigerated dressings contain oats or vegetable blends, plus spices and seasonings. Varieties include garden ranch, habanero blue, carrot miso and green goddess.
Two fall flavors are joining the lineup of frozen novelties offered by My/Mo Mochi. A pumpkin spice variety features pumpkin spice ice cream infused with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices, wrapped in sweet rice mochi dough. The apple pie a la mode variant has vanilla ice cream with a cinnamon apple center, wrapped in mochi dough.
Soozy’s Grain-Free is introducing a line of cookies, marking the brand’s first shelf-stable product introduction. Flavors include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and birthday cake. The cookies are formulated with ingredients such as almond flour, coconut sugar, shredded coconut and chia seeds and expands upon the company’s portfolio, which includes grain-free muffins and donuts in the freezer case.