Articles by Jim Carper

Shake it, sugaree

We need rules about sugar in food. No we don’t. We have the info to make our own choices

Those voices in my head were talking to each other about yogurt and sugar. I decided to let them out this month to speak directly to you.

What happens when a good-for-you food like yogurt turns into a candy bar? My brain churns when I think of the desecration of this pure dairy food and two of my personalities come out. This month, Red State Jim and Blue State Jim share their points of view.

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Mile High excellence

Kroger's best practices keep the milk fresh longer

A company executive said the new plant will help the company develop new products. She calls dairy an “under-innovated” category and adds, “We think there’s a lot of future for dairy innovation.”

On a tour of Europe, Kroger’s dairy experts saw technologies and processing techniques not found in a typical American. Best practices at Mountain View Foods in Denver preserve milk’s freshness and help Kroger develop innovative dairy-based products.

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Et tu, value-added?

An Aussie dairy hops into California with a premium-priced A2 milk said to offer a ‘digestive advantage’

Australia’s a2 Milk Co. said it will expand the dairy industry’s user base by bringing back consumers who turned away from cow’s milk because of digestive issues.

Starting in April, Australia’s a2 Milk Co. will begin selling milk that has  a “digestive advantage” in California supermarkets and independent stores.

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4 mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwiches you have to make in April, National Grilled Cheese Month

In recognition of National Grilled Cheese Month (April), Arla Dofino asked two food bloggers to re-imagine this comfort-food classic.

Heidi Larsen of and Maria Lichty of created four grilled cheese sandwich recipes that call for creamy Havarti, dill Havarti, smoked Gouda and Eureka! Organic Breads products.

Arla Foods, a cooperative owned by European dairy farmers, is the fifth largest dairy company in the world. The Arla Dofino brand of cheese includes Havarti, Gouda, Edam and Fontina, which are made by the Hollandtown Dairy in Kaukauna, Wis.

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We look inside Kroger's Denver plant; Also, see what trends are happening in yogurt.

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