Stonyfield Farm Organic Milk comes in half-gallon gabletop cartons, in four varieties: Fat Free, Lowfat (1% milkfat), Reduced Fat (2% milkfat) and Whole Milk.
The company explains to its customers that its organic milk comes fresh from cows raised on organic farms. No antibiotics or artificial growth hormones are allowed. Instead, the farmers rely on good nutrition and minimal stress to keep the cows healthy, happy and productive. The cows eat only 100% organic feed, grown without toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. The milk is homogenized to break up and disperse milkfat throughout the milk for a smooth, consistent texture and refreshing taste. Stonyfield says that ultra-pasteurization helps the milk stay fresh longer, unopened. Once opened, the milk should be consumed within seven days. There is no difference in the nutritive value or great taste of ultra-pasteurized milk, just greater convenience for everyone.
Noteworthy IntroductionsBrigham's Inc., Arlington, Mass., has rolled out a new ice cream flavor that is just wicked! Wicked Chocolate is a triple decker of chocolate decadence. It features the company's famous rich chocolate ice cream with chewy brownie pieces and Brigham's signature fudge sauce.
Naperville, Ill.-based Quality Chekd Dairies Inc., an organization of dairy processors whose packaging carries the well-known "Blue Q. Red Chek" trademark, is offering its members the option to manufacture an Organic Soymilk line. Half-gallon cartons are available in original and vanilla flavors.
INTERNATIONALDairy products positioned towards children are not unusual, however, the form keeps getting more creative. For instance, Baojianran Foodstuff's recently debuted Milkana Cheese Snack. Introduced in China, the snack is cheese on a stick, mirroring a frozen novelty or lollipop. This is a great way to entice children into eating a healthy cheese snack, rather than snacking on sugary foods. The cheese sticks come in a plastic tub that features images from Disney Pixar cartoons.
Another variation on flavor comes from South Africa's Tiger Food Brands, which launched Ice Cap Bubblegum Flavoured Ice Cream Topping. The topping flavor is different than the more traditional chocolate and caramel flavors available in the States. Bubblegum is apparently a popular flavor for kids in South Africa, as they also have a bubblegum-flavored mayonnaise.