Butter

Power of protein

Shamrock Farms' high-protein Rockin' Refuel Lean Builder milk tops the Dairy Foods poll

The new protein milk contains 20 grams of protein with 8 grams of carbs and 6 grams of sugar per serving.

Rockin' Refuel Lean Builder, a high-protein milk from Phoenix, Ariz.-based milk processor Shamrock Farms, received the most votes in Dairy Foods' 2013 Best New Dairy Products poll. The milk was one of 25 dairy foods and beverages nominated by the editorial staff of Dairy Foods. 


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The art of food

Move over, tannenbaum. Make room for Keller's 'butterbaum'

Dairy Farmers of America's Keller's Creamery also molds butter in the shapes of lambs and turkeys.

Keller’s Creamery, owned by Dairy Farmers of America, is putting its butter sculptures into new, easy-to-open packaging. The new packaging includes a molded, plastic casing with easy-to-open tabs that allow convenient access to the butter. 


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Dairy trends

Demand for Greek yogurt helps to push butter prices down

In other butter news, DFA this fall is packaging its Plugra brand butter in a plastic tub.

A convergence of consumers' growing appetite for Greek yogurt coupled with their declining interest in fresh milk and changes farmers have made in animal feed have resulted in increased supplies of butterfat.


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Sweet and savory

Kroger rolls out private label finishing butters

There are three savory flavors (roasted garlic and herbs; lemon pepper and lemon garlic and herb) and three sweet flavors (honey; cinnamon brown sugar; and caramel sea salt).

Kroger, Cincinnati, rolled out six SKUs of finishing butters in late October under its Private Selection label. The butter is sold in 3.5-ounce (99-gram) cups. 


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Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham, Texas

Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, has no shortage of ideas. Every year it considers roughly 300 new flavor concepts. Through a rigorous evaluation process, the company whittles those ideas down to five or six. It is serious about finding flavors that resonate with consumers and translating those flavors into ice cream.

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What's happening in milk; plus we look at Blue Bell ice cream operations, what drives its success.

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