Stonyfield Organic, Londonderry, N.H., said it introduced organic shelf-stable and lactose-free single-serve milk. Available nationwide, the ready-to-drink (RTD) 8-ounce bottles currently come in two options: 2% reduced-fat Chocolate milk and 2% reduced-fat Plain milk.

According to the company, shelf-stable milk, or ultra-high-temperature (UHT) milk, is heated at a high temperature for a very short time (to destroy any bacteria). UHT milk does not require refrigeration until it is opened. Each of Stonyfield’s milk singles offers 8 grams of protein and nine essential nutrients —protein, vitamin D, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B12 and phosphorus. As with many of the other products Stonyfield Organic offers, they are made with milk from pasture-raised cows.  

Adding to the convenience of the product, the RTD milk singles are available in either a 12-pack format or individual bottles. The offerings are currently available in all Ahold divisions (Stop & Shop, Giant, Hannaford), Shaws, select Walmart locations and several independent retailers. The 12-pack has a suggested retail price of $13.99 ($12.00 at Walmart), and the individual 8-ounce bottles have a suggested retail price ranging from $1.00 to $1.30.