New products feature feel-good desserts and branded partnerships from companies.
GoodPop launches its latest take on a classic: Chocolate Vanilla Sandwiches, the first frozen gluten-free oatmilk dessert that is entirely plant-based, according to the company.
The Chocolate Vanilla Sandwiches are 110 calories each, with 8 grams of sugar. They are available at select retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, HEB, Gelson's, Raley's and are also available direct-to-consumer at shop.goodpops.com. The product comes in a box of four sandwiches for a suggested retail price of $4.99 to $5.99.
"With plant-based novelties being the fastest growing segment in the ice cream category and consumer feedback showing demand for better for you frozen desserts, the time was right to take our philosophy and elevated sourcing standards to expand beyond the pop and create our version of an ice cream sandwich as we continue to redefine the frozen novelties category," said Rahul Shah, president and chief operating officer at GoodPop.
Feel-good dessert brand Enlightened expanded its line of mini cheesecakes with the debut of Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes.
Complete with a graham cracker crust and a dollop of whipped cream, the Greek Yogurt Cheesecakes are available in original and dark chocolate varieties and have up to 50% less sugar, according to the company.
The cheesecakes are available direct-to-consumer at eatenlightened.com or at select retailers for a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a package containing two mini cheesecakes.
Clio Snacks added three new flavors to its Greek yogurt bars, chocolate Greek yogurt, vanilla less sugar Greek yogurt and vanilla almond granola and yogurt parfait.
The bars, which have a cheesecake-like texture, are sold direct-to-consumer at cliosnacks.com for a suggested retail price of $18 for a 10-pack, as well as at select retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Kroger and Albertsons.
Wells Enterprises, Inc. and Ferrara Candy Co. launched Bomb Pop Nerds.
The new treat packs the flavors of strawberry, watermelon and grape Nerds into a three-in-one frozen novelty. The new product is available nationwide at Walmart and other grocery retailers for a standard retail price of $3.99 for a box of 12 1.75-oz pops.
Halo Top debuted its sorbet pints, the second fruit-based offering from the company.
Starting at 260 calories per pint, Halo Top sorbet pints contain 54% to 58% less sugar than leading fruit sorbets in the frozen aisle, according to Wells Enterprises, Inc., which owns the better-for-you dessert brand.
The gluten-free and certified vegan pints are available in raspberry, mango and strawberry varieties, each made with fruit and fruit juice. Halo Top fruit sorbets will be available at grocery retailers nationwide beginning in May for a suggested retail price of $4.79 per pint.
My/Mochi revealed its next product: My/Mochi Smoothie Incredibites.
Made with real fruit puree smoothies and wrapped in sweet rice mochi dough, the nibbles will arrive in frozen fruit and smoothie bowl freezers at grocery stores this summer.
It will be available in two smoothie flavors, strawberry banana and mixed berry. Free of gluten, soy and GMO ingredients, each portion-controlled bite contains 60 calories.
Magnum’s Non-Dairy line is adding a hazelnut crunch variety. The bar has a hazelnut base with a caramel swirl. It is dipped in caramelized hazelnuts and non-dairy chocolate.
The sub brand also is offering a mini variety pack with two flavors, Non-Dairy classic and almond.
Mondelez International, Inc. debuted its line of Oreo frozen desserts.
The new line will include Oreo bars, cones, sandwiches and tubs. The bars and cones contain Oreo pieces and are dipped in a coating made from crushed Oreo wafer pieces.
The sandwiches feature two large Oreo wafers. All the products feature a crème-flavored base with Oreo cookie pieces. The tubs also will be offered in a 2-in-1 variety featuring both Oreo and Chips Ahoy! cookie pieces.
The Klondike line of cones has been expanded with the addition of five flavors, including caramel, vanilla caramel, cookies ‘n cream, Reese’s peanut butter and Reese’s chocolate cones. The Reese’s peanut butter variety has a Reese’s peanut butter base, a wafer cone and is topped with a chocolate coating. The Reese’s chocolate cones have a chocolate base paired with Reese’s peanut butter sauce and a wafer cone topped with a chocolate coating.
Oatly North America introduced non-dairy frozen dessert bars, marking the company’s foray into the $5.4 billion US frozen novelties category. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate fudge, salted caramel and strawberry swirl, each encased in a chocolatey coating.
Oatly frozen dessert bars are available at more than 3,000 retail outlets nationwide, including Target, Wegmans, Harris Teeter, Giant, Fresh Direct and more.
Killer Creamery introduced Killer Sammies, what it calls a first-of-its-kind entry into the novelty category.
Killer Sammies are zero-sugar ice cream sandwiches that are gluten-free and keto-friendly. The treats feature chocolate or vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafer cookies made with pea protein, oat flour and cocoa. Sweetened with erythritol, stevia, allulose and monk fruit, the desserts are made with MCT oil and contain 120 calories, 5 grams of protein and 2 to 3 grams of net carbs per sandwich.
Killer Creamery Killer Sammies are available on the company’s website, Amazon, and in Albertsons and Safeway stores in the Northwest and Southwest for a suggested retail price of $5.99 to $6.99 per 6-pack.
Not available since 2007, Dublin Muslide from Ben & Jerry’s is comprised of Irish cream ice cream, chocolate-chocolate chip cookies and coffee fudge swirls. And for its revival, Ben & Jerry’s added a hint of a specialty spirit, courtesy of Wheyward Spirit, which makes its drinks by upcycling whey, the nutrient-rich, liquid co-product of cheese.
Dublin Mudslide is returning to grocery store freezers at a suggested retail price of $5.19-5.99.
Turkey Hill announced it is taking its premium ice cream flavors and swirling them together for a new product called Dipped Duos.
The ice cream bars, which are covered with a milk chocolate coating, come in four flavor combinations: vanilla bean and chocolate, caramel and chocolate, strawberry and vanilla bean, and peanut butter and chocolate.
Enlightened expanded its frozen dessert offerings with its new line of reduced-sugar sundae cones.
Three varieties — vanilla fudge, caramel fudge and peanut butter fudge — are made with light ice cream, and three other options — vanilla honey with a honey core, caramel dark chocolate almond butter with an almond butter core, and strawberry shortcake — contain frozen Greek-style yogurt. The products are sweetened with monk fruit and have as few as 6 grams of sugar and 140 calories per cone.
Recent menu additions focus on relaunches of fan favorites.
Seasonal launches lean into sweet and spiced flavors.