Velvet® Chocolate Nut Lovers Ice Cream
Company: Velvet Ice Cream Co. Inc., Utica, Ohio.
Distribution: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Florida.
Suggested Retail: $5.39 to $5.59 per 56-ounce round container.
Ingredients: Milk, cream, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, nonfat milk, alkalized cocoa, whey, buttermilk powder, peanuts, cashews, pecans, almonds (buttered & salted), guar gum, mono- and diglycerides, calcium sulfate, polysorbate 80, cellulose gum, carrageenan.
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 180, fat calories 100, total fat 16g, saturated fat 5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 30mg, sodium 60mg, total carbohydrate 19g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 14g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 8 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
More Details: When Velvet Ice Cream Co. president Joe Dager discovered that a large number of customers of the 1817 Ice Cream Parlor at Velvet’s Ye Olde Mill headquarters were ordering their chocolate ice cream with extra nut topping, he was inspired to create the company’s latest flavor, Chocolate Nut Lovers. Starting with a base of Velvet’s rich Dutch milk chocolate ice cream from its Natural line, the flavor was born out of the realization that the company hadn’t produced a chocolate ice cream with more than just one variety of nut.
Salads of the Sea® Cajun Krab Dip
Company: Salads of the Sea, Dallas, Texas.
Distribution: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.
Suggested Retail: $2.50 per 7-ounce package, $4.49 per 12-ounce package and $11.99 per Party Pack. Ingredients: Imitation crab, cream cheese, salad dressing, pasteurized cheese sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic and pimentos.
Nutrition Information: (2 tablespoons) Calories 92, fat calories 64, total fat 7g, saturated fat 4g, fiber 0g, sugars 2g, protein 4g, cholesterol 26mg, sodium 316mg, total carbohydrate 3g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 3 percent RDV, iron 2 percent RDV.
Other Varieties: Seafood Cheese Spread and Cajun Smoked Salmon Flavored Spread.
More Details: Just in time for fall and winter get togethers — from a football tailgate to the office holiday party — Salads of the Sea has debuted a new Party Pack highly inviting to consumers. The Salads of the Sea Party Pack features three 12-ounce round containers of the brand’s best-selling items — Cajun Krab Dip, Seafood Cheese Spread and Cajun Smoked Salmon Flavored Spread — in one easy-to-grab sleeve.
New Product Ticker
Category Number of Reports Number of SKUs
Ice Cream, Novelties and Frozen Yogurt195504
Cheese118355
Margarine, Butter and Spreads1829
Dairycase Foods2973
Yogurt and Yogurt Imitations28113
Milk, Non-dairy Milk and Yogurt Drinks58161
Total Introductions*4461,235
*Year-to-date new stock keeping units (SKUs) as of September 28, 2005.
SOURCE: Productscan Online (www.productscan.com), Naples, N.Y.
Blue Bunny® Blendz™ Frozen Novelties
Company: Wells’ Dairy Inc., Le Mars, Iowa.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $3.49 to $3.79 per package of four 6-ounce containers.
Ingredients: (Toffee Crunch) Milk fat and nonfat milk, water, sugar, toffee (sugar, butter [cream, salt], whole milk solids, corn syrup, cocoa butter, chocolate liquor, almonds, soy lecithin, vanilla, salt), dextrose, glycerine, natural and artificial vanilla flavor, mono- and diglycerides, salt, carob bean gum, guar gum.
Nutrition Information: (1 container) Calories 250, fat calories 80, total fat 9g, saturated fat 6g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 30mg, sodium 170mg, potassium 170mg, total carbohydrate 39g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 34g, protein 4g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 1 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 1 percent RDV, riboflavin 10 percent RDV, vitamin B12 6 percent RDV, phosphorus 10 percent RDV, thiamin 2 percent RDV.
Varieties: Toffee Crunch and Peanut Butter Cup.
More Details: Blue Bunny Blendz brings soft-serve ice cream to the grocer’s freezer case, offering soft dairy dessert with candy pieces in a convenient 6-ounce container. Premixed and individually packaged, the new novelties are loaded with inclusions.
Blue Bell® Butterscotch Nut Ice Cream
Company: Blue Bell Creameries LP, Brenham, Texas.
Distribution: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
Suggested Retail: $5.29 to $5.69 per 1/2-gallon container.
Ingredients: Milk, cream, sugar, skim milk, roasted almonds (almonds, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt), corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, brown sugar, coconut oil, modified food starch, natural and artificial flavor, salt, cellulose gum, vegetable gums (guar, carrageenan, carob bean), soy mono- and diglycerides, artificial color (includes Red 40).
Nutrition Information: (1/2 cup) Calories 190, fat calories 90, total fat 10g, saturated fat 5g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 30mg, sodium 90mg, potassium 170mg, total carbohydrate 20g, fiber 0g, sugars 17g, protein 4g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 10 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
More Details: Blue Bell’s new Butterscotch Nut Ice Cream blends creamy butterscotch ice cream with crunchy roasted almonds and a luscious butterscotch swirl.
Organic Valley® Ricotta Cheese
Company: Organic Valley Family of Farms, LaFarge, Wis.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $4.49 per 15-ounce tub.
Ingredients: Organic whole milk, organic skim milk, organic vinegar, salt.
Nutrition Information: (1/4 cup) Calories 100, fat calories 60, total fat 7g, saturated fat 4g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 20mg, sodium 100mg, total carbohydrate 3g, dietary fiber 0g, sugars 3g, protein 6g, vitamin A 6 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 0 percent RDV.
More Details: Organic Valley has added Organic Ricotta Cheese to its line of delicious, award-winning cheeses. This new product is the first of its kind in nationwide distribution.
Président® Fat-Free Crumbled Feta
Company: Lactalis USA Inc., New York, N.Y.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $3.25 per 12-ounce container.
Ingredients: Pasteurized nonfat milk, salt, cheese cultures, corn starch, enzymes, vitamin A palmitate, titanium dioxide (for coloring).
Nutrition Information: (1 serving) Calories 30, fat calories 0, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, total carbohydrate 2g.
Other Varieties: Crumbled Feta.
More Details: A leader in the feta category in both sales growth and innovation, President introduces its Crumbled Feta and Fat Free Crumbled Feta in family-sized 12-ounce containers.
Ben & Jerry’s® Fossil Fuel™ Ice Cream
Company: Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Holdings Inc., South Burlington, Vt.
Distribution: National.
Suggested Retail: $3.69 to $3.99 per pint.
Ingredients: Cream, skim milk, liquid sugar, water, sugar, sweetened condensed skim milk, egg yolks, cocoa (processed with alkali), unbleached wheat flour, coconut oil, chocolate liquor, expeller pressed soybean oil, brown sugar, cocoa, butter, evaporated cane juice syrup, guar gum, cocoa butter, anhydrous dextrose, natural flavors, salt, vanilla extract, cocoa extract, milkfat, soya lecithin, baking soda, carrageenan. Allergy information: May contain peanuts and tree nuts because the Fudge Dinosaurs are made on equipment that also processes these nuts.
Nutrition Information: (1/4 cup) Calories 280, fat calories 150, total fat 17g, saturated fat 11g,  cholesterol 60mg, sodium 75mg, total carbohydrate 30g, dietary fiber 1g, sugar alcohol 0g, sugars 26g, protein 4g, vitamin A 10 percent RDV, vitamin C 0 percent RDV, calcium 15 percent RDV, iron 4 percent RDV.
More Details: The company says the new flavor supports its work educating consumers about climate change issues. Fossil Fuel contains sweet cream ice cream with a fudge swirl, chocolate cookie pieces and five species of chocolate dinosaurs.  m