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Unilever introduces 19 new frozen treats for 2022
Unilever has unveiled its new 2022 portfolio offerings for four of its US packaged ice cream and frozen novelty brands, including Breyers, Klondike, Magnum Ice Cream and Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto.
These new creations, which will be available at major retailers nationwide in January and February 2022, include a reimagined take on classic American flavors, unexpected pairings and expansions of fan-favorite lines, better-for-you deals and non-dairy options.
Magnum Ice Cream has expanded its non-dairy offering to include new flavors, Hazelnut Crunch and MINI Variety Pack, along with Non-Dairy Classic and Non-Dairy Ammond flavors.
Magnum Non-Dairy Hazelnut Crispy Bars feature a hazelnut base with a swirl of salted caramel throughout, dipped in caramelized hazelnuts and non-dairy chocolate.
The Magnum Non-Dairy MINI Variety Pack features non-dairy Classic and Non-Dairy Almond, now available as MINI bars.
Magnum Vegan Minis have also been launched in the UK.
The expansion of the Magnum Vegan portfolio into the UK is the latest initiative as part of Unilever Future Foods’ wider global ambition launched globally with two key objectives: to help people make the transition to healthier diets and help reduce the environmental impact of the global food chain. The ambition includes an annual global sales target of over €1 billion of plant-based meat and dairy alternatives.
The new Magnum Vegan Mini Classic and Almond multipack will roll out from January across Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Ocado and Waitrose. Each six-pack (6 x 55ml/330ml) is priced at £4.29.
Ben & Jerry’s adds two new flavors to its non-dairy collection
Ben & Jerry’s has added two more flavors to its Certified Vegan and Non-Dairy choices.
Non-Dairy Boom Chocolatta is a mocha and caramel frozen dessert with fudge fudge, gluten-free chocolate cookies and a gluten-free chocolate cookie core. Non-Dairy Bananas Foster has a banana and cinnamon base with almond caramel pieces and a salted caramel core.
Ben & Jerry’s now offers 18 non-dairy flavors, nearly 40% of the company’s lineup.
“We know that people who choose non-dairy frozen desserts like variety,”said Dena Wimette, chief innovation officer at Ben & Jerry’s.
Ben & Jerry’s started making non-dairy frozen desserts in 2016, due to demand. Since then, the company’s non-dairy strategy has been to offer classic almond or sunflower dishes, as well as new flavors created exclusively for the non-dairy line.
In addition to being dairy-free and vegan, the two new additions are also certified gluten-free.
“Our flavor gurus believe in creating concoctions for everyone,”said Wimet.
Boom Chocolatta and Bananas Foster will have a suggested price of $4.49-5.79.
Cold Stone Creamery Introduces New Silk Plant-Based Frozen Dessert
Cold Stone Creamery partners with Silk in the USA to introduce a new plant-based flavor, Silk Chocolate Almondmilk Frozen Dessert.
In addition to the new flavor, Cold Stone introduces the Don’t Cry Over Spilled Silk creation, made with Silk Chocolate Almondmilk frozen dessert, banana, peanut butter and toasted almonds.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Cold Stone Creamery has chosen to work with Danone North America and the Silk brand to bring the Ice Cream Parlor’s first-ever plant-based frozen dessert to Cold Stone customers,” said Derek Neeley, Vice President of Marketing for Silk, Danone North America.
“Cold Stone’s creativity and leadership in frozen desserts, combined with our expertise in plant-based dairy alternatives and our strong track record of delivering exceptional flavor and texture, is a powerful combination to bring a delicious collaboration.” of plant-based desserts to frozen treat lovers around the world. country.”
“Cold Stone is thrilled to share its first-ever herbal flavor,”said Sara Schmillen, vice president of marketing for Kahala Brands, parent company of Cold Stone Creamery.
“We pride ourselves on our high standards when it comes to flavor. It was important for us to innovate with an equally high quality and respected brand like Danone and its Silk Almondmilk product.”
Silk Chocolate Almondmilk frozen dessert is available at Cold Stone Creamery stores nationwide.
Silk launches Silk Nextmilk
Silk Nextmilk, from Danone North America, is now available in the United States.
The beverage is a source of six key nutrients found in dairy products, including calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus. Silk Nextmilk also provides 4g (8% DV) of plant-based protein per serving. Silk Nextmilk is lactose-free, non-GMO project verified, and contains 30% fewer calories than cow’s milk.
“Some consumers remain skeptical of plant-based foods and beverages due to their taste and texture, but Silk Nextmilk is on a mission to change that. We have deconstructed dairy products to create this revolutionary product that delivers the taste and texture that dairy drinkers will love,” said John Starkey, President of Plant-Based Foods and Beverages, Danone North America.
“With Silk Nextmilk, a true category changer, we’re sure dairy lovers will want to walk down the aisle.”
Danone North America said its research team deconstructed the dairy consumption experience – including key nutritional factors, molecular composition and sensory elements – and reconstructed it with plants that reflected the different components of the flavor curve and mouthfeel of dairy products, in partnership with its own dairy experts.
Silk Nextmilk is now available in whole and reduced fat varieties in multi-serve cartons (MSRP: $4.99/59 oz carton) in the refrigerated section of grocery stores nationwide, including Target, Kroger, Publix, HEB and more.
Renewal Mill partners with Salt & Straw with upcycled vegan ice cream flavor
Renewal Mill, an American supplier of recycled ingredients, has teamed up with small ice cream company Salt & Straw to create a chef-led custom vegan ice cream flavor, Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcake.
The new flavor is made from Renewal Mill’s baking mix, Dark Chocolate Brownie, and is part of Salt & Straw’s annual “Veganuary’s Vegandulgence Series” campaign to raise awareness of vegan food options.
The Renewal Mill Chocolate and Salted Caramel Cupcake is available for purchase in-store at all 25 Salt & Straw locations and online at Salt & Straw’s website through January 31, 2022.
Renewal Mill’s dark chocolate brownie mix is made with recycled organic okara flour, which Renewal Mill makes by recycling soy pulp generated during the production of soymilk.
By recycling soy pulp that would otherwise go to waste and release greenhouse gases that cause global warming, Renewal Mill is fighting climate change and global food loss by converting food manufacturing by-products into ingredients .
“According to cutting-edge research, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted each year, with much of it ending up in landfills and contributing to climate change,” said Caroline Cotto, co-founder of Renewal Mill.
“By improving the efficiency of our food system, Renewal Mill is helping to ensure the next generation of consumers have a healthy planet and a sustainable future. Upcycling is about respect: respect for all the resources that go into growing and producing our food, and the people who do it. We’re honored to partner with Salt & Straw and help not only raise awareness about food loss and climate-friendly food options, but also prove that eating sustainably doesn’t sacrifice taste.
“At Salt & Straw, we make some of the most indulgent and carefully crafted vegan ice creams in the world”, said Tyler Malek, co-founder and head ice cream maker at Salt & Straw.
“Partnering with Renewal Mill has been one of our most significant initiatives on this menu because their products have captured that perfect mix of being revolutionaryly thoughtful, as well as downright delicious. Their brownie mix is really, really good. We simply bake this mixture, brush it with a homemade vegan caramel glaze and slip it into an oat milk ice cream to create one of the most delicious desserts you will ever taste. .vegan or not.
Ilchester teams up with Sainsbury’s to list ‘the best melting vegan cheese on the market’
UK cheese supplier Ilchester has a new listing at Sainsbury’s for its new plant-based cheese alternative, the Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature block.
The sixth product in Norseland’s portfolio of vegan cheese alternatives, which includes Applewood Vegan Block, Applewood Vegan Slices, Applewood Vegan Grated, Mexicana Vegan and Ilchester Vegan Blue, is available from 459 Sainsbury’s stores and will cost £2.35.
Lisa Harrison, Senior Brand Manager for Ilchester, said: “It’s a fantastic way to start 2022 and celebrate Veganuary with a listing for one of our newest cheeses, our Ilchester Vegan Melting Mature which only launched in July 2021.
“Getting another listing for the Melting Mature is really the icing on the cake because we want as many people who want to try a flexitarian, vegan or vegetarian diet to have access to our plant-based cheese alternatives.”
“The demand for vegan food shows no signs of slowing down as the pandemic has really focused people’s thoughts on healthy eating and boosting their immune systems.
“Figures for 2020 showed there was a 40% increase in the number of people following a vegan diet in Britain, from 1.1 million to 1.5 million, equivalent to 3% of population.”