Dairy and dairy alternatives feature nostalgic flavor profiles.
Danone North America is expanding its Dannon Light + Fit Greek nonfat yogurt collection with two new flavors: lemon cream and orange cream. The products contain fewer calories than average flavored Greek yogurt, according to the company.
Plant-based beverage brand Califia Farms is rolling out a range of new offerings, including zero-sugar oat milk, an oat and almond blend, cookie butter almond milk creamer and cinnamon roll oat creamer.
“Califia provides plant-curious consumers with a broad array of delicious and versatile plant-based beverages,” said Suzanne Ginestro, chief marketing officer at Califia Farms. “As we work to create a future where plants replace dairy without compromise, these newest products offer even more opportunities for consumers to experiment with plant-based options, delivering on the taste, textures, and nutritional expectations consumers have for occasions typically involving dairy.”
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is introducing a limited-edition Maple Soaked Pancakes ice cream, featuring a swirl of salted butter and Vermont maple syrup ice creams with pancake bites.
The Arnold Palmer brand is entering the snack category. A new line of snack mixes is available in single-serve pouches and multi-serve standup bags. The Protein Nut Blend combines roasted and salted peanuts, almonds and cashews. The Heart Healthy Blend has raw California whole almonds and walnut halves. Grille Room Mix Sweet & Salty includes honey roasted peanuts, butter toffee peanuts, honey roasted sesame sticks and toasted corn. Grille Room Mix Santa Fe Spiced has peanuts, chili lemon corn sticks, sesame sticks, chili crescents, toasted corn and pumpkin kernels with a spicy seasoning.
“When we looked at developing the highest quality, healthy, snacking options for active golfers and consumers, partnering with the Arnold Palmer brand was an easy choice for us because of Mr. Palmer’s extensive accomplishments and high energy, both on the golf course and off the golf course,” said Edward Kelly, Jr., president of Arnold Palmer Snacks. “Our product traits will be an extension of this iconic athlete and man — quality, creative, fun, energetic, and inspiring.”
Convenience retailer Casey’s partnered with Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce to develop a line of spicy snacks. Products include jalapeño peanuts, jalapeño cashews and jalapeño pretzels.
“Our partnership with Casey’s means a lot to our small, family-owned business,” said Taufeek Shah, founder and chief executive officer of Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce. “Our generational family recipe hot sauce has the perfect flavor with just the right amount of heat that the Casey’s guests are looking for and is the perfect partnership. With both companies established right here in the Des Moines metro, it’s incredible to see a growing, leading retailer like Casey’s support local and diverse businesses. We couldn’t be more thankful and humbled to be part of the Casey’s family.”
Honey Mama’s, maker of refrigerated cocoa truffle bars, has unveiled a new flavor, chocolate cake. The product features Dutch cocoa, toasted pecans and a sprinkle of golden coconut. It marks the first addition to the brand’s lineup in more than two years.
Ready-to-eat oats brand MUSH has added a mixed berry flavor. The product is dairy-free with no added sugar and contains blueberries, raspberries and strawberries mixed with rolled oats and coconut milk.
So Delicious Dairy Free, a business owned by Danone North America, is debuting a new line of non-dairy yogurt alternatives made with coconut milk and botanical extracts. Varieties include strawberry with elderberry extract, mango with ginger and turmeric extracts, and mixed berry with chamomile extract.
“Here at So Delicious, we’re focused on dairy-freeing minds with great taste — and our new yogurt alternatives with vibrant botanical extracts are making it easier than ever to indulge in mindful microbreaks throughout the day,” said Lia Stierwalt, senior director of marketing.
ZOA Energy, the beverage brand co-founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, is releasing two new flavors: white peach and tropical punch. The products have no sugar and incorporate a blend of vitamins and caffeine from green tea and green coffee.
88 Acres Foods, a maker of snacks, spreads and salad dressings formulated with seeds, is introducing a limited-edition orange winter cookie pumpkin seed butter. The product is inspired by an orange-glazed Christmas cookie, one of founder Nicole Ledoux’s favorite treats. All 88 Acres products are free from the top nine allergens.
Sweet holiday treats are back on shelves.
With October over, holiday-inspired items are officially making their return to menus.