Alpina Restart is a line of all-natural, nonfat yogurt that comes in four flavors: blueberry, peach, strawberry and vanilla. Each 6-ounce cup contains 170 calories and is a good source of protein, fiber and calcium. The chef-created, fruit-based marmalade contains no refined sugars, while the yogurt includes probiotic cultures and the prebiotic fiber inulin. Each cup also contains a pack of low-fat mix-in granola, which contributes to the product’s fiber content.
The product is marketed by Alpina Foods LLC, Miami, a division of Alpina, which is a leading dairy-producing company in South America with global headquarters in Colombia. For almost 10 years, the company has been importing products such as Hispanic-style yogurt in drinkable and cup form, Hispanic cheeses, baby food and dulce de leche. Today, only the latter two are imported, with all other products produced domestically since 2010, including new Alpina Restart, which was developed with the intent to grow the company’s consumer base beyond the U.S. Hispanic population.
In April, the company announced plans to build its first U. S. manufacturing plant in Batavia, N.Y., which will initially be dedicated to yogurt production. This site was chosen because of its proximity to a supply of milk from local farmers, as well as the skills of local workers, according to the company.