Food Business News - February 23, 2016 - (Page 39)

New Food Products Ben & Jerry's unveils vegan varieties SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. - Ben & Jerry's, a subsidiary of Unilever, is introducing a line of non-dairy frozen dessert. Made with almond milk and Fair Trade, non-bioengineered ingredients, the four certified vegan varieties include peanut butter and cookies, coffee caramel fudge, chocolate fudge brownie and Chunky Monkey. "Creating these new flavors with a non-dairy base composition that meets the high expectations of Ben & Jerry's consumers was quite a challenge," said Kirsten Schimoler, food scientist for Ben & Jerry's. "We wanted to bring the same fun with all of the creamy, funky and chunky swirls plus the Ben & Jerry's flavor excitement to our nondairy fans, and we nailed it." The introduction follows an on-line petition on that attracted more than 28,000 signatures. The company said it spent nearly three years tasting samples and tweaking recipes to perfect the product. "When developing desserts, you can feel a lot like Goldilocks," Ms. Schimoler said. "One option may be too thin, the next may be too thick. Some melt too quickly, some too slowly. Some flavors are too strong, some are too bland. Coconut milk tastes too much like, well, coconut, and we wanted a blank canvas to let our fun flavors, chunks and swirls shine through... "It took 50 or more versions of almond milk base mix to get to a point where we felt taste and texture were good enough to start adding chunks and swirls. There were versions that were so thick they looked like pudding, and I couldn't freeze or pump it; there were versions that were so firm it wouldn't scoop." The new flavors are available in pints for a suggested retail price of $5.69. FBN Rudi's debuts organic bread for children BOULDER, COLO. - Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc., a business unit of the Hain Celestial Group, has introduced a new product geared toward children: Rudi's Organic Bakery Kids Bread. According to the company, it is the first nationallyavailable organic bread made specifically for children. The new organic bread, which comes in white and wheat varieties, has small, thin slices, making it the ideal size for children, according to Rudi's. Additionally, the bread recipe was developed specifically to appeal to children as well as parents, which means that it's "incredibly soft and fluffy and made with only simple, organic ingredients," the company said. "Kids typically love bread, and given the lack of organic bread options that specifically appeal to kids, we decided to develop a sandwich bread that kids would love with a simple, clean ingredient label that moms can appreciate," said Lauren Beno, associate brand manager for Rudi's Organic Bakery, Inc. "The leading kids breads on the market today are made with synthetic preservatives and chemical additives, so we wanted to provide families with an option they can feel good about giving their kids." Like all Rudi's Organic Bakery products, Rudi's Organic Bakery Kids Soft White and Soft Wheat Breads are certified U.S.D.A.-organic, non-bioengineered and baked using only simple and organic ingredients. The bread is available nationwide at a suggested retail price of $4.29. FBN Oreo portfolio expands DEERFIELD, ILL. - Mondelez International is introducing two new Oreo flavors: Cinnamon Bun and Filled Cupcake. The Cinnamon Bun Oreo features cinnamon-spiced frosting sandwiched between two golden cinnamon wafers. The Filled Cupcake variety, which is limited-edition, consists of two chocolate cookies surrounding chocolate crème with a dollop of vanilla crème in the center. FBN February 23, 2016 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® 39

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Food Business News - February 23, 2016
Campbell Soup defends G.M.O. labeling decision
Whole grains versatility
Dairy Business News - The many shades of cocoa
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Pickup ahead in food m. & a. activity
WhiteWave broadening its Horizon
Pilgrim’s Pride plans sizable strategic investment
Consumers not clear on clean label definition
W.H.O. report urges tax on sugar-sweetened drinks
Snacks ‘area of weakness’ for Kellogg
US Foods files for initial public offering
Beyond Tyson 2.0
General Mills ahead of natural, organic sales goal
Mondelez ‘Lines of the Future’ steadily proliferating
Smucker looks to ‘lead with innovation'
Food business blossoming for
Mars to remove artificial colors across portfolio
Three trends driving gluten-free market
Market Insight - The demise of orange juice
Washington - President’s budget for food safety leans heavily on user fees
Ingredient Trends - Manufacturers responding to non-G.M.O. trend
Whole grain intake still could improve
Is there a U.S. cocoa shortage?
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Secretary Vilsack says reports demonstrate net energy benefits of ethanol
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - February 23, 2016