Dreyer’s Carb Benefit™ ice Cream
Company: Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, Calif.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail:: Varies by market.
Ingredients: (Chocolate Chip) Skim milk, cream, milk, chocolaty chips (coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, sorbitol, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, mannitol, soy lecithin, natural flavor, sucralose, artificial flavor), polydextrose, glycerin, mono and diglycerides, sucralose (Splenda® brand), natural flavor, cellulose gum, carob bean gum, annatto color, acesulfame potassium, carrageenan, corn syrup, maltodextrin, caramel color.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 160, fat calories 100, total fat 11g, saturated fat 8g, cholesterol 30mg, sodium 30mg, total carbohydrate 14g, dietary fiber 6g, sugars 2g, sugar alcohols 4g, protein 2g,  calcium 4 percent RDV.
Varieties: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip.
More Details: While several companies rushed into the low-carb craze with ice cream and frozen snacks, it’s been challenging to achieve the taste, texture and flavor of real ice cream. To meet the challenge, Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream launched new Carb Benefit ice cream, offering low-carb aficionados the delicious ice cream experience they are used to in higher-carb products. Carb Benefit offers 4 grams of net carbs per serving.
Juice Smoothies
Company: Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail:: $3.99 per multi-pack of four six-ounce
Carb Benefit™ Ice Cream
Company: Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream, Oakland, Calif.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail:: Varies by market.
Ingredients: (Chocolate Chip) Skim milk, cream, milk, chocolaty chips (coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, sorbitol, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, mannitol, soy lecithin, natural flavor, sucralose, artificial flavor), polydextrose, glycerin, mono and diglycerides, sucralose (Splenda® brand), natural flavor, cellulose gum, carob bean gum, annatto color, acesulfame potassium, carrageenan, corn syrup, maltodextrin, caramel color.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 160, fat calories 100, total fat 11g, saturated fat 8g, cholesterol 30mg, sodium 30mg, total carbohydrate 14g, dietary fiber 6g, sugars 2g, sugar alcohols 4g, protein 2g,  calcium 4 percent RDV.
Varieties: Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Butter Pecan and Mint Chocolate Chip.
More Details: While several companies rushed into the low-carb craze with ice cream and frozen snacks, it’s been challenging to achieve the taste, texture and flavor of real ice cream. To meet the challenge, Dreyer’s/Edy’s Grand Ice Cream launched new Carb Benefit ice cream, offering low-carb aficionados the delicious ice cream experience they are used to in higher-carb products. Carb Benefit offers 4 grams of net carbs per serving.
Juice Smoothies
Company: Stonyfield Farm, Londonderry, N.H.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail:: $3.99 per multi-pack of four six-ounce bottles.
Ingredients: (Surfin’ Strawberry) Organic juices from concentrates (apple, white grape, concord grape, strawberry), organic nonfat yogurt (organic cultured pasteurized nonfat milk , pectin), organic naturally milled sugar, inulin (natural dietary fiber), whey protein concentrate, raspberry puree, pectin, natural flavor, organic beet juice concentrate (for color), milk mineral concentrate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Contains six live active cultures including L. acidophilus, bifidus, L. casei and L. reuteri.
Nutrition Information: (One bottle) Calories 120, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 40mg, potassium 160mg, total carbohydrate 28g, dietary fiber 3g, sugars 24g, protein 4g, vitamin A 0 percent RDV, vitamin C 100 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
Varieties: Surfin’ Strawberry and Orange Wave.
More Details: Stonyfield Farm introduces its new certified organic juice smoothie for kids. Made with organic nonfat milk and organic juice, the beverage contains 30 percent fewer calories than the leading kids’ yogurt smoothie and, according to Stonyfield, is the only yogurt smoothie offering 100 percent of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C.
Sargento Cheese Dips!™
Company: Sargento Foods Inc., Plymouth, Wis.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail:: $1.29 to $1.49 per package.
Ingredients: (Cheddar Dip & Buttery Pretzels) Wheat flour, cheddar and other natural cheeses (pasteurized milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes, annatto), water, whey partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, contains 2 percent or less of sodium phosphate, corn syrup solids, salt, artificial butter flavoring, lactic acid, gelatin, sorbic acid (preservative), apo-carotenal (color), yeast, xanthan gum, guar gum.
Nutrition Information: (1 unit [106g]) Calories 360, fat calories 140, total fat 16g, saturated fat 5g, cholesterol 15mg, sodium 1,430mg, total carbohydrate 47g, dietary fiber 2g, sugars 5g, protein 9g, vitamin A 25 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 8 percent RDV.
Varieties: Cheddar Dip & Buttery Pretzels, Cheddar Dip & Tortilla Chips and Cheddar Dip & Zesty Ranch Bagel Chips.
More Details: Sargento is dipping into snacking excitement with the introduction of Cheese Dips. Available in three popular varieties, this line of portable, single-serve snacks is perfect for time-pressed cheese enthusiasts. The company touts Cheese Dips as being great for lunches, afternoon snacks and as grab-and-go light meal alternatives.
Silk® live!™
Company: White Wave Inc., Boulder, Colo.
Distribution: Natural food stores nationwide.
Suggested Retail:: $1.69 per 10-ounce bottle.
Ingredients: (Raspberry) Filtered water, whole organic soybeans, organic evaporated cane juice, raspberries, dextrose, pectin, sodium citrate, natural flavors, fructan, purple carrot juice, beet juice and red cabbage juice (for color), sea salt, yogurt cultures (L. bulgaricus, S. thermophilus, L. acidophilus, B. bifidium, L. casei, L. rhamnosus), tricalcium phosphate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), calcium pantothenate, niacin, zinc gluconate, vitamin A palmitate, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin B12, biotin, vitamin D2.
Nutrition Information: (Peach; one bottle) Calories 220, fat calories 35, total fat 4g, saturated fat 0.5g, polyunsaturated fat 2g, monosaturated fat 1g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 120mg, potassium 350mg, total carbohydrate 38g, dietary fiber 4g, sugars 32g, protein 7g, vitamin A 25 percent RDV, vitamin C 25 percent RDV, calcium 35 percent RDV, iron 10 percent RDV, vitamin D 25 percent RDV, vitamin E 25 percent RDV, niacin 25 percent RDV, riboflavin 25 percent RDV, folate 25 percent RDV, vitamin B6 25 percent RDV, biotin 25 percent RDV, vitamin B12 25 percent RDV, phosphorus 25 percent RDV, pantothenic acid 15 percent RDV, magnesium 10 percent RDV, iodine 15 percent RDV, manganese 25 percent RDV, zinc 10 percent RDV.
Varieties: Raspberry, Peach, Strawberry and Mango.
More Details: White Wave, maker of Silk Soymilk, has introduced Silk Live, a live-cultured, fruit-flavored smoothie. With six active probiotic cultures and 19 vitamins and minerals, Made with natural, organic soy, Silk Live promotes digestive health and helps boost the immune system.
Carb Freedom™ Cottage Cheese
Company: Wells’ Dairy Inc., Le Mars, Iowa.
Distribution: Midwest.
Suggested Retail:: Varies by market.
Ingredients: Skim milk, milk, ultra-filtered skim milk, cream, salt, phosphoric acid, guar gum, carob bean gum, carrageenan, mono- and diglycerides, potassium sorbate and carbon dioxide (to protect freshness), cultures.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 120, fat calories 50, total fat 6g, saturated fat 3.5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 25mg, sodium 450mg, potassium 115mg, total carbohydrate 3g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 3g, protein 13g, vitamin A 4 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 8 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV, thiamin 2 percent RDV, riboflavin 8 percent RDV, vitamin B12 2 percent RDV, phosphorus 10 percent RDV.
More Details: While cottage cheese is naturally low in carbohydrates, Wells’ Dairy has taken it a step further. Carb Freedom cottage cheese contains 3 grams of net carbs and 13 grams of protein per serving, offering yet another option for low-carb lifestyles. df
Bring on the Cheer!
Holiday traditions begin with Moovers Eggnog.
Get ready for a new twist on an old tradition. Summer memories have barely had time to fade, but Orrville, Ohio-based Smith Dairy already is set to launch a new flavor of eggnog for the upcoming holiday season.
Moovers® English Toffee Eggnog is a combination of premium eggnog enhanced with a buttery toffee flavoring. “We have had great success with our seasonal eggnog products over the past five years,” says Bill McCabe, vice president of marketing. “We wanted to develop a unique flavor that would complement our existing line and generate incremental sales.”
Trends indicate that eggnog sales are on the rise. Nationally, the percent change in per capita sales of eggnog has increased since 2000, as reported in IDFA Milk Facts 2003. The compound annual growth rate over the past four years is 7.61 percent.
The package design for English Toffee Eggnog features a colorful illustration of a friendly snowman, complete with carrot nose and decked out in holiday attire. The label on the 30-ounce package also provides room for a recipe for eggnog muffins as well as other eggnog uses for holiday festivities.
“Seasonal packaging and products like eggnog spark retail sales,” says McCabe. “Our seasonal Santa and Mrs. Claus package designs have proven to encourage impulse purchases.”
English Toffee Eggnog joins two other award-winning Moovers flavors: Traditional and Low Fat Custard Style. Santa and Mrs. Claus adorn the premium eggnog package while two cheerful toy soldiers are featured on the 30-ounce lowfat custard-style nog. The plastic resealable bottles are wrapped in full-shrink PVC labels.
Moovers English Toffee Eggnog
Company: Smith Dairy Products Co., Orrville, Ohio.
Distribution: Multiregional.
Suggested Retail:: $1.19 per 11-ounce bottle and $2.39 per 30-ounce bottle.
Ingredients: Milk, sugar, cream, eggnog base (high fructose corn syrup, egg yolks, corn syrup, sugar, natural and artificial flavor, annatto [tumeric extract for color]), high fructose corn syrup, nonfat dry milk, whey, stabilizer (dextrose, cellulose gum, carrageenan, guar gum), natural and artificial flavor.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 190, fat calories 80, total fat 9g, saturated fat 5g, cholesterol 60mg, sodium 75mg, total carbohydrate 24g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 23g, protein 4g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.

New Product Ticker
  Category Number of Reports Number of SKUs
Ice Cream, Novelties and Frozen Yogurt 151 456
Cheese 113 308
Margarine, Butter and Spreads 15 32
Dairycase Foods 29 58
Yogurt and Yogurt Imitations 27 112
Milk, Non-dairy Milk and Yogurt Drinks 59 159
Total Introductions* 394 1,125
*Year-to-date new stock keeping units (SKUs) as of August 31, 2004.
Source: Productscan Online (www.productscan.com), Naples, N.Y.