Nuts About Buckeyes Ice Cream
Company: Pierre’s French Ice Cream Co., Cleveland.
Distribution: Ohio.
Suggested Retail: $4.99 to $5.59 per 1.75-quart container.
Ingredients: Cream, skim milk, buttermilk, sugar, peanut butter swirl (peanuts, peanut oil, sucrose, salt), peanut butter buckeye candies (sugar, peanut butter, peanuts, salt), coconut oil, partially defatted peanut flour, cocoa processed with alkali, nonfat milk, milk, partially hydrogenated palm oil, soy lecithin, salt, palm kernel oil, natural flavors, corn syrup, pasteurized egg yolks, dairy whey, stabilizer-emulsifier combination to maintain smoothness (mono- and diglycerides, guar gum, locust bean gum, carrageenan), pure vanilla extract, annatto (color).
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 210, fat calories 110, total fat 12g, saturated fat 6g, cholesterol 35mg, sodium 100mg, total carbohydrate 20g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 15g, protein 3g, vitamin A 4 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 6 percent RDV, iron 2 percent RDV.
More Details: The newest flavor from Pierre’s, Nuts About Buckeyes, combines French vanilla ice cream with a peanut butter swirl and chocolate-covered peanut butter buckeye candies. The ice cream is part of the company’s fall feature flavor lineup, which also includes Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint Sick and Brownie Touchdown Sundae®.
Kraft® String-Ums® String Cheese
Company: Kraft Foods Inc., Glenview, Ill.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $3.99 per 12-ounce package (String-Ums), $4.79 per 15-ounce package (Superlong String-Ums).
Ingredients: (String-Ums) Pasteurized milk, skim milk, vinegar, salt, enzymes.
Nutrition Information: (One stick) Calories 80, fat calories 50, total fat 6g, saturated fat 3.5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 20mg, sodium 220mg, total carbohydrate <1g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 0g, protein 7g, vitamin A 4 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
Varieties: String-Ums, 2% Milk String-Ums and Superlong String-Ums.
More Details: Kraft is offering another nutritious snack option with its String-Ums string cheese products. Fun and portable, these snacks provide a good source of protein and calcium. Kraft String-Ums string cheese products are also sold under the brand name Kraft Polly-O String-Ums on the East Coast and select Southeast regions.
Pumpkin & Spice Gelato
Company: Ciao Bella Gelato Co., Irvington, N.J.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $3.95 to $4.95 per pint.
Ingredients: Pumpkin, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, milk, cream, nonfat dry milk, corn syrup, locust bean gum, guar gum, carageenan.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 220, fat calories 110, total fat 12g, saturated fat 8g, cholesterol 45mg, sodium 75mg, total carbohydrate 23g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 20g, protein 3g, vitamin A 75 percent RDV, vitamin C 2 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 2 percent RDV.
More Details: Ciao Bella Gelato helps usher in autumn with a new line-up of fall flavors made with a creative array of ingredients that capture the essence of the season. In addition to Pumpkin & Spice, new fall gelato flavors include Chocolate with B&B Liquor, Marzipan, Rum & Fig, Maple Gingersnap and Apple Caramel Crisp.
Fat-Free Yogurt with Splenda®
Company: Roberts Dairy LLC, Omaha, Neb.
Distribution: Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and parts of Colorado, Illinois and South Dakota.
Suggested Retail: 49 cents to 55 cents per 6-ounce container.
Ingredients: (Strawberry Banana) Cultured pasteurized grade A fat-free milk and dry milk solids, strawberries, bananas, modified corn starch, gelatin, strawberry and banana flavor with other natural flavors, sucralose (Splenda brand), malic acid, Red 40, Blue 1.
Nutrition Information: (6 ounces) Calories 70, total fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 90mg, total carbohydrate 11g, fiber 0g, sugars 10g, protein 8g, vitamin A 0 percent RDV, vitamin C 4 percent RDV, calcium 30 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
Varieties: Strawberry, Blueberry, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry Banana, Cherry Vanilla, Mixed Berry and Black Cherry.
More Details: Roberts Dairy has introduced a new line of fat-free yogurts with Splenda. A good source of calcium and rich with real fruit, the company’s new yogurts offer a lower-carbohydrate alternative to most sugary snacks.
Cappuccino Fudge Blitz Premium Ice Cream
Company: Wells’ Dairy Inc., Le Mars, Iowa.
Distribution: Midwest.
Suggested Retail: $2.79 to $2.89 per pint.
Ingredients: Milk, cream, sugar, fudge revel (corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, water, cocoa processed with alkali, food starch-modified, sugar, natural flavors, salt, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate as preservatives, xanthan gum, citric acid, carob bean gum), white chocolate cookie dough (sugar, wheat flour, margarine [partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt, whey, soy lecithin, monoglycerides, sodium benzoate as preservative, artificial butter flavor, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate], corn syrup, cream, natural flavor, food starch, soybean oil, water, pectin, natural butter flavor, natural vanilla with other natural flavors, salt), mocha cookies (enriched flour [bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folate], margarine [partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, water, salt, monoglycerides, soy lecithin, sodium benzoate as preservative, artificial flavor, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate], brown sugar, sugar, pasteurized eggs), chocolate flavored chips (sugar, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, cocoa, cocoa processed with alkali, dextrose, soy lecithin), white confectionery drops (sugar, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, nonfat dry milk, artificial color, soy lecithin), invert sugar, natural and artificial flavor, cocoa processed with alkali, ground espresso, salt, baking soda, baking powder (sodium bicarbonate, aluminum sulfate, calcium carbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), egg yolks, carob bean gum, guar gum, artificial flavor, carrageenan.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 190, fat calories 80, total fat 9g, cholesterol 35mg, sodium 80mg, potassium 140mg, total carbohydrate 24g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 20g, protein 3g, vitamin A 6 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 6 percent RDV, phosphorus 8 percent RDV.
More Details: Packaged in pint containers, new Blue Bunny Cappuccino Fudge Blitz Ice Cream is a blend of coffee-flavored ice cream, white chocolate crèmes, mocha espresso brownies and chocolate fudge marble. Distributed in grocery and convenience stores, the company expects this frozen treat will brew quite a buzz with java junkies and ice cream enthusiasts alike.  df
The Future Tastes Sweet
Company creates ice cream to satisfy consumers’ desire for a healthier lifestyle.
Dolce Food Corp. has launched il Dolce Futuro™, a premium light ice cream that succeeds in taking the carbohydrates, fat and calories out of everyone’s favorite dessert. Unlike other reduced-carb ice creams that depend on high fat and sugar alcohols to provide the taste people crave, il Dolce Futuro — Italian for “the sweet future” — takes a more sensible natural approach, the company says.
In development for more than five years, the ice cream applies a unique combination of ingredients to deliver the taste people seek and health benefits people need. The company claims it is the perfect ice cream for everyone, whether you are on a low-carb, low-calorie or low-fat regime. The ice cream is also ideal for those watching their sugar intake due to diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions.
Dolce Food was founded in 2004 by Dr. Michael Singer, a diabetes complications specialist and life-long ice cream fanatic, as part of his search for a better way to help his patients enjoy their lives. Singer says the company is guided by two principles: producing low-carb products that do not rely on excess fat or sugar alcohols to deliver great taste, and developing products the widest range of consumers can enjoy every day.
Understanding the importance of blood sugar control and how difficult it is for adults and especially children to celebrate birthdays and special events without dessert, Singer worked with his wife’s family recipe and leading dairy scientists to perfect an ice cream that everyone could enjoy. Singer says the company’s products and vision reflect his relentless dedication to creating a sweeter future for everyone.
“Dolce Food takes great pride and dedication in creating a great-tasting premium light ice cream that fulfills everyone’s desire for satisfying desserts that fit with today’s lifestyle needs,” says Singer. “I wanted to create something amazing — an ice cream that could go head-to-head with the best premium brands on flavor, but deliver the health benefits everyone is searching for — something my patients and my family could eat every day if they wanted to. Whether you’re someone who’s watching your carbs and your calories or a diabetic who needs a low-sugar treat, il Dolce Futuro gives you the sweet you crave without hurting your diet.”
The ice cream is available in five flavors — Butter Pecan Abandon, Chocolate Surrender, Vanilla Bean Embrace, Java Elation and Chocolate Almond Crush.
Il Dolce Futuro Premium Light Ice Cream
Company: Dolce Food Corp., San Antonio.
Distribution: Rhode Island; national rollout expected in 2005.
Suggested Retail: $3.49 to $4.29 per 16-ounce container.
Ingredients: (Chocolate Almond Crush) Skim milk, cream, polydextrose, roasted almonds (almonds, hydrogenated soybean oil, salt), cocoa powder processed with alkali, whey protein concentrate, dried egg yolk, glycerine, locust bean gum, guar gum, carageenan, sucralose (Splenda® brand).
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 120, fat calories 70, total fat 9g, saturated fat 3.5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 40mg, sodium 85mg, total carbohydrate 12g, dietary fiber 7g, sugars 3g, glycerine 1g, protein 5g, vitamin A 4 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 4 percent RDV.

New Product Ticker
category Number of Reports Number of SKUs
Ice Cream, Novelties and Frozen Yogurt 159 482
Cheese 119 317
Margarine, Butter and Spreads 15 32
Dairycase Foods 33 66
Yogurt and Yogurt Imitations 29 126
Milk, Non-dairy Milk and Yogurt Drinks 69 186
Total Introductions* 424 1,209
*Year-to-date new stock keeping units (SKUs) as of September 30, 2004. Source: Productscan Online (www.productscan.com), Naples, N.Y.