Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H., has teamed up with the top-selling Honest Tea brand to mix fair trade-certified Kashmiri chai into Stonyfield's organic vanilla ice cream.



Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H., has teamed up with the top-selling Honest Tea brand to mix fair trade-certified Kashmiri chai into Stonyfield's organic vanilla ice cream. The result is Vanilla Chai, a creamy vanilla base with an added zing provided by rich spices like ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. Honest Tea's organic chai comes from fair trade-certified sources, which means growers have been paid a fair price to produce a quality product using environmentally sound methods.

"We're proud to partner with Honest Tea for this new venture. Their commitment to fair trade and our commitment to quality, environmentally sound products that support family farmers make us a great pair," says Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield's president and CE-Yo.

Also joining the Stonyfield Farm line-up of nonfat frozen yogurts is Raspberry White Chocolate Chunk-a combination of two perennial flavor favorites. Chunks of white chocolate are found in each bite of creamy, organic raspberry frozen yogurt. This low-fat treat is only 120 calories and has 1.5g of fat per half-cup serving.

Like all of Stonyfield's frozen desserts, Raspberry White Chocolate Chunk and Vanilla Chai are all natural and certified organic, contain no artificial ingredients, flavors or colors and no preservatives, and are made with milk from cows not treated with synthetic bovine growth hormone (rBGH).



Mill Valley, Calif.-based LightFull Foods introduces the 90-calorie, all-natural LightFull Satiety Smoothie. Available in four flavors-Strawberries & Cream, Peaches & Cream, Dutch Chocolate and Café Latte-the LightFull Satiety Smoothie is also packed with nutrients, including metabolism-boosting antioxidants, calcium and more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal.

LightFull Satiety Smoothies are among the first foods formulated specifically to address the role of satiety, or the sensation of fullness. The combination of healthful fiber and protein-rich nutritional content results in an energizing feeling of fullness, which is viewed among nutritional scientists as an important element in managing the increasingly widespread problems of overeating and obesity. LightFull Satiety Smoothies deliver a more fulsome sense of satiety and more nutrients per calorie than any other snack currently available, according to the company.

"Until now, there has really been a void in the world of convenient, nutritious, filling snacks for active women," says CEO Lara Jackle. "On-the-go women are constantly trying to juggle work, family and friends. Sadly, healthful eating and weight management are often lost in the struggle. Our tasty, all-natural smoothie is easy to toss into a purse or tote and is surprisingly filling, making healthful snacking on the go just one less thing to worry about."

The scientists at Caffe Del Mar, Solana Beach, Calif., have spent the past two years creating what they believe is a next-generation espresso latte energy beverage. According to the company, new Frappio™ bridges the gap between Starbucks™ coffee products and the extensive field of energy drinks dominated by Red Bull™. With the introduction of Frappio, the company believes it will be initiating the genesis of a coffee/energy category that could grow to 50% of the combined energy and coffee segments.

"Frappio is the most technologically advanced energy beverage to date," says Irene Adams, marketing director. "In addition to increased physical and mental performance, it may be the best-tasting canned or bottled coffee beverage on the market."

High energy, clear thinking, appetite suppression and stress reduction are some of the benefits that consumers will experience with Frappio, which combines brewed coffee and milk with a patented herbal extract. The latter is based on ashwagandha, which comes from the plant Withania somnifera. The claims associated with ashwagandha are regulated by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) where it is recognized as a performance and endurance enhancer.



Retail giant Safeway Inc., Tempe, Ariz., is taking private label to a new level with the roll out of more than 150 organic products sold under the O Organics™ brand. On the dairy side, the brand includes 16-oz packages of sweet cream butter (salted and unsalted), half-gallon cartons of milk (Reduced Fat 2%, Fat Free, 1% Lowfat and Whole), half-gallon cartons of ultra-pasteurized milk (Reduced Fat 2%, Fat Free, 1% Lowfat and Whole), 8-oz chunks of cheese (Mild Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar), 6-oz shredded cheeses (Mild White Cheddar, Mild White Cheddar and Monterey Jack, Monterey Jack and Mozzarella) and multi-packs of three 3.3-fl-oz ice cream bars (blackberry ice cream with dark chocolate coating, coffee ice cream with dark chocolate coating, strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate coating and vanilla ice cream with dark chocolate coating).