Ben & Jerry’s expands non-dairy lineup

Ben & Jerry’s has expanded its line of dairy-free frozen desserts with a vegan version of its popular chocolate chip cookie dough variety. Another dairy-free option, chocolate caramel cluster, also joins the lineup.

“Ever since we introduced non-dairy in 2016, our fans have been clamoring for more,” said Sarah Fidler, a research and development specialist and “flavor guru” at Ben & Jerry’s. “The biggest challenge this time was creating a chocolate chip cookie dough flavor that stood up to the original. I think we nailed it.”

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Kellogg Co. Rolls Out Instant Smoothie Bowls

Kellogg Co. is entering the increasingly popular smoothie bowl category with joyböl. This shelf-stable product features a collapsible spoon and a cup of wholesome ingredients to which the consumer adds cold water, milk or a non-dairy beverage, then stirs to make a creamy, satiating portable breakfast or snack. The initial launch is in five varieties. Four of them — chocolate hazelnut, matcha berry, strawberry almond quinoa, and superberries and acai — come with granola clusters.

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Absolutely Gluten Free Takes on Energy Bar Category

Absolutely Gluten Free, maker of all-natural crackers, flatbreads and pizza, is taking on the energy bar category with the launch of TahiniBar, a grab-and-go sesame seed snack that weighs in at only 100 calories. The dairy-free, gluten-free bar complements many of today’s hottest food trends, according to the company.

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Stacy’s Snacks Introduces Cheese Petites Baked Cheese Snacks

The Stacy’s Snacks brand is introducing Cheese Petites, a snack that simplifies the beloved combination of real cheese and crackers. Designed to be enjoyed on-the-go or featured as the new centerpiece of any food spread, the crackers come in Parmesan with Rosemary and Romano with Garlic and Pepper flavors. With cheese as the first ingredient, one serving is a good source of calcium and delivers 6g of protein.

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Avocado Mash Added to Good Foods Product Line

High-pressure processing (HPP), being rebranded as cold pressure, is the driver of innovation for Good Foods LLC. The company relies on this heat-free technology to extend the shelf life of perishable food while also preserving its flavor and nutrition. The company most recently introduced Avocado Mash, a blend of ripened avocados and seasonings with no artificial ingredients or added sugar. The mash is sold in four-packs of single-serve containers and was developed in response to the trending avocado toast menu item.

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