New Product Review
DHA is considered by scientists around the world to be physiologically essential for the development and maintenance of the brain, eye retina and nervous system throughout life, from the final trimester of pregnancy to old age. DHA is vital for normal functioning of neural tissue, cognitive performance and visual acuity.
"We know many consumers, especially women, are looking for products that are easy to enjoy without compromising on taste," says Kirsten Aune, marketing mgr. "Yoplait Ultra is a great-tasting, ready-to-eat option that's perfect at breakfast, lunch or anytime."
Noteworthy IntroductionsPennsauken, N.J.-based J&J Snack Foods is growing its Tio Pepe's® brand of churros with the company's first Hispanic-targeted frozen novelty: Tio Pepe's® Horchata Congelada. The novelty is a frozen version of the traditional Mexican horchata drink.
Tio Pepe's Horchata Congelada is available in two package sizes. The 3-fl-oz M-Paks target school a la carte or nutrient-based menu programs, as well as Mexican restaurant kids' meals. The 4-fl-oz squeeze tubes target convenience stores, theme parks, vending, ice cream distributors and Mexican-themed quick-serve restaurants.
Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., adds Baby Swiss to its Cracker Cuts line of 18-presliced pieces of cheese designed to conveniently fit the top of most snacking crackers.
"Millions of Americans have adopted a diet that restricts carbohydrates, and we want these people to continue enjoying the ice cream flavors they love to eat," says Scottie Mayfield, pres.
Additional flavors will join the four core flavors later in the year.
1-quart shelf-stable boxes, a single cup serving contains 8g fat.
The company also sells 11-oz aseptic, eight-sided, single-serve cartons of ready-to-drink dairy-based shakes. The shakes come in four flavors-chocolate, orange crème, strawberry and vanilla-and are sold in four-packs.
InternationalThe addition of extra ingredients to ice cream often gives it an indulgent feel or added texture/bite. Chocolate chips is a common mix-in, as are nuts, both of which we see in abundance around the world. More indulgence has been given with the addition of bakery items such as dough, biscuits/cookies or brownies, which is a trend we see much more in the United States rather than elsewhere. Now, another bakery ingredient joins the list. New in Austria from Eskimo-Iglo, a Unilever company, under its Cremissimo brand, is a take-home, limited edition chocolate ice cream with muffin pieces.
tend to appear more in confectionery products than in dairy products. However, Safeway in Canada has a new twist on sherbet, providing a lip puckering experience. Under its Safeway Select private label brand is new Lemon Crunch Sherbet, which is low-fat lemon-flavored sherbet with all-natural fruit flavors and tiny sour lemon candy pieces. The company says it is marketed toward serious fruit lovers.
Contributed by Lynn Dornblaser, dir., Global New Products Database (GNPD) Consulting Services, a division of Mintel International, a global research company. For more information call 312/932-0400, or visit www.gnpd.com.