No-sugar-added lowfat Chocolate Milk
Company: Foremost Farms USA, Baraboo, Wis.
Distribution: Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Northern Illinois.
Suggested Retail: 89 cents to $1.09 per pint.
Ingredients: Grade A pasteurized lowfat milk, cocoa processed with alkali, food starch, cocoa, salt, carrageenan, sucralose (Splenda® brand), natural and artificial flavor, vitamin A palmitate and vitamin D3 added.
Nutrition Information: (1 cup) Calories 110, fat calories 25, total fat 2.5g, saturated fat 1.5g, cholesterol 10mg, sodium 220mg, total carbohydrate 13g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 11g, protein 8g, vitamin A 10 percent RDV, vitamin C 4 percent RDV, calcium 30 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV, vitamin D 25 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: The Grip It Sip It™ line includes Vitamin D white, reduced-fat white, fat-free white, strawberry, chocolate malt, chocolate and lowfat chocolate milk.
More Details: Foremost Farms recently launched a new no-sugar-added lowfat chocolate milk under its Morning Glory™, GG Golden Guernsey Dairy® and Grip It Sip It brands. Sweetened with Splenda non-nutritive sweetener, the product has 56 percent less sugar, 52 percent fewer carbohydrates and 47 percent fewer calories than regular chocolate milk. It’s available in pints, quarts and half gallons.
Toasted Onion Dip
Company: Roberts Dairy LLC, Omaha, Neb.
Distribution: Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and parts of Colorado, Illinois and South Dakota.
Suggested Retail: $1.94 per 16-ounce container.
Ingredients: Milk, cream, modified food starch, guar gum, sodium phosphate, locust bean gum, sodium citrate, carrageenan, seasonings, sugar, monosodium glutamate, dehydrated parsley, calcium stearate (to prevent caking), dehydrated garlic and artificial color, coagulent, natamycin (natural preservative). Contains milk and soy.
Nutrition Information: (2 tablespoons) Calories 60, total fat 5g, saturated fat 4g, cholesterol 20mg, sodium 160mg, total carbohydrate 2g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 2g, protein 1g, vitamin A 4 percent RDV, calcium 4 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Bacon Cheddar and Party Vegetable.
More Details: Made with real sour cream, Roberts’ newest dip flavors — Toasted Onion, Bacon Cheddar and Party Vegetable — complement the company’s existing flavors, Rockin’ Ranch, Sassy Salsa, French Onion and French Onion Lite.
YoBaby Plus Fruit & Cereal
Company: Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $2.99 per package of six 4-ounce cups.
Ingredients: (Apple & Cereal) Cultured pasteurized organic whole milk, naturally milled organic sugar, organic apple puree, inulin, organic oat flour, milled organic flax seed concentrate, organic rice flour, organic oat bran, organic spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), pectin, ferrous gluconate (iron), natural flavors. Contains six live active cultures including L. acidophilus, bifidus, L. casei and L. reuteri.
Nutrition Information: (4 ounces) Calories 120, total fat 3.5g, sodium 50mg, total carbohydrate 18g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 16g, protein 4g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 45 percent RDV, protein 25 percent RDV.
More Details: YoBaby Plus Fruit & Cereal is the first yogurt to contain both fruit puree and a mixture of cereal grains while also being fortified with iron, an essential mineral for babies and toddlers. Introduced in 2000, YoBaby yogurt was the first whole-milk yogurt designed specifically to help meet the nutritional needs of babies and toddlers. Naturally high in calcium and protein, YoBaby yogurt provides important nutrients for growing bodies.
Popsicle® Minis Fruit Bars
Company: Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream, Green Bay, Wis.
Distribution: National.
Suggest Retail: $3.99 per box of 20 bars.
Ingredients: Strawberry: Water, strawberries and strawberry puree, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, pectin, natural flavor, citric acid, guar gum, locust bean gum, Red 40. Grape: Water, concord grape puree (from concentrate), sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, pectin, citric acid, guar gum, locust bean gum. Orange: Water, orange juice (from concentrate), sugar, orange pulp, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, pectin, citric acid, guar gum, locust bean gum, natural flavor, Yellow 6.
Nutrition Information: (Two bars) Calories 70, total fat 0g, sodium 5mg, total carbohydrate 18g, sugars 14g, protein 0g, vitamin C 10 percent RDV.
More Details: Made with real fruit, these snack-sized bars come in three flavors — strawberry, grape and orange.
White Chocolate Almond Lites
Company: Wells’ Dairy Inc., LeMars, Iowa.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: Varies by market.
Ingredients: Light ice cream: Milk, nonfat milk, polydextrose, sorbitol, maltodextrin, whey protein concentrate, glycerine, cellulose gel, carob bean gum, sucralose, mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, carrageenan, vanilla extract, vanillin, polysorbate 80, vitamin A palmitate, annatto (for color). Coating: Coconut oil, lactitol, soybean oil, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, diced almonds, nonfat milk, soy lecithin, natural flavor, sucralose, artificial flavor, salt. Allergen information: Contains milk, soy and almonds. Attention diabetics: Product contains carbohydrates naturally occurring in milk products.
Nutrition Information: (One bar) Calories 100, fat calories 60, total fat 7g, saturated fat 5g, cholesterol 5mg, sodium 30mg, total carbohydrate 10g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 2g, sugar alcohol 4g, protein 2g, vitamin A 2 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 6 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV, riboflavin 4 percent RDV, Vitamin B12 2 percent RDV, phosphorus 4 percent RDV.
More Details: With 100 calories per serving, new Blue Bunny Sweet Freedom™ White Chocolate Almond Lites should satisfy the most unwavering of sweet cravings. Each bar combines a trio of light vanilla ice cream, white chocolate confection and diced almonds.  df
Just Dandy
Peerless regional company creates top-selling flavors.
Making a unique vision reality, Don Whittemore — a music biz whiz who promoted artists such as The Beatles, Elvis, David Bowie, Cat Stevens and John Denver — established Van Nuys, Calif.-based Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream in 1981.
Building a pint customer base since 2000, Dandy Don’s specializes in sundae-bar catering and serving fine restaurants and markets in Los Angeles County from Burbank to Malibu and Northridge to Bel-Air.
The company serves ice cream and sorbet to more than 150 restaurants, hotels and country clubs in the Los Angeles area. In fact, the area’s top chefs use Dandy Don’s ice creams in their dessert recipes, the company reports.
Dandy Don’s sundae-bar catering brings hot fudge sundaes to large corporations and television and movie sets, as well as private homes.
Using a custom-designed wrap-around label in conjunction with a lid label to avoid huge minimums required in direct-carton printing, the company recently created new packaging for its top-selling pint flavors.
Customers all over the country can purchase one-of-a-kind flavors such as Cappuccino Crunch, Strawberries & Brown Sugar, White Pistachio, Banana Cream, Green Tea and Pink Ginger online and have them shipped overnight to anywhere in the continental United States.
More information is at www.dandydons.com.
Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream
Company: Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream, Van Nuys, Calif.
Distribution: Small markets in the San Fernando Valley of greater Los Angeles, plus Internet sales.
Suggested Retail: $3.99 per pint.
Ingredients: (Strawberries & Brown Sugar) Fresh milk, fresh cream, brown sugar, corn sweetener, strawberries, whey, guar gum, carob, lecithin, strawberry flavor.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 190, fat calories 84, total fat 10g, saturated fat 6g, cholesterol 35mg, sodium 45mg, total carbohydrate 27g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 26g, protein 3g, vitamin A 8 percent RDV, vitamin C 4 percent RDV, calcium 7 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.

New Product Ticker
Category Number of Reports Number of
SKUs
Ice Cream, Novelties and Frozen Yogurt 132 389
Cheese 111 302
Margarine, Butter and Spreads 14 31
Dairycase Foods 27 53
Yogurt and Yogurt Imitations 25 102
Milk, Non-dairy Milk and Yogurt Drinks 55 141
Total Introductions* 364 1018
*Year-to-date new stock keeping units (SKUs) as of July 31, 2004.
Source: Productscan Online (www.productscan.com), Naples, N.Y.