Food and beverage companies are always looking for better and innovative ways of providing consumers with new experiences; either by expanding or giving a twist to their product portfolio. Here are some of the new products that have made the headlines.

USA – Throughout March, Portland, Oregon and Chicago, Illinois will begin seeing the new Dreamland Creamery light ice cream pop up in freezers at select local retailers.

The new Dreamland Creamery light ice cream comes as a rich in protein and lower sugar product (50% less sugar than regular ice cream and 8 grams of protein) with no artificial flavors or colors.

The New Dreamland Creamery

It will be available in four flavors, including Vanilla, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Cookies & Cream and Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl at MSRP US$6.99.

USA – Moshi, a new craft soda brand, has also launched the Yuzu Sparkling Drink line exclusively distributed by Brooklyn Food & Beverage.

This new line highlights yuzu, the uniquely aromatic Japanese citrus, in a fizzy and refreshing ready-to-drink sparkling beverage. Moshi Yuzu Sparkling includes 4 SKU’s: Yuzu Original, Yuzu Shiso-Apple, Yuzu White Peach, and a Yuzu Sparkling Water.

Moshi Yuzu Sparkling Flavors

Currently available in 12 oz. glass bottles for distribution in 12 pack cases, the new Moshi Yuzu Sparkling Drink is a vegan and gluten-free product without any artificial preservatives or coloring priced at $2.99 per bottle.

USA – Utz Quality Foods is also bringing to the shelves a new flavorful innovation to its diverse snack food portfolio designed to win with Millennials and Generation Z fans and households with families.

Utz Foods has introduced a new line up ranging from Zapp’s New Orleans style “Evil Eye” Kettle Potato Chips to Good Health Creamy Onion & Chive Veggie Chips to Utz Ridge Cut Potato Chips and TGIF Buffalo Blue Pub Bites and Party Sticks Zesty House Fries snacks.

Commenting on the new products Dylan Lissette, Chief Executive Officer of Utz Quality Foods said “We continue to focus on emerging trends with our national Power Brands, BFY/Craft and regional local brands.

Utz Quality Foods new products

“And our unique distribution model provides a quality service that is superior in the snacking business, ensuring fans can find their favorite snacks anytime, anywhere.”

USA – Mama Chia, creator and leading brand of organic, plant-based beverages and snacks powered by chia, has announced that its Chia Vitality Beverages and Chia Energy Beverages are now keto-friendly, with just 6 grams of net carbs per serving.

Maintaining the same full flavor and fun drinking experience, total sugars have been reduced to just 3-4g per bottle.

Each flavorful Chia Beverage is packed with 3200-3400mg of heart and brain healthy Omega-3, 3g of plant-based protein, 21% of daily dietary fiber, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants and more.

Mama Chia Vitality Beverages will be available in; Blackberry Hibiscus, Blueberry Pomegranate, Raspberry Passion, Strawberry Lemonade and Cherry Lime flavours.

Mamma Chia keto-friendly products

Mamma Chia Energy Beverages, which contain 90mg natural caffeine from organic yerba mate, will also continue to be available in both Blackberry Blast and Raspberry Razz.

UK – Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller has also announced the launch of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels across the UK.

The distiller has also unveiled plans of launching the whiskey international including in Singapore, Canada and Australia this spring, and in Italy, France, Germany and Dubai later this year.

The initial launch will include a limited number of cases as Angel’s Envy begins its international rollout.

USA – Kellogg has expanded its plant based range with the launch of Incogmeato by MorningStar Farms – which comes as a new line of next-generation plant-based protein that looks, cooks and tastes just like meat.

Incogmeato is debuting its new, ready-to-cook plant-based Burger Patties, Original Bratwurst and Italian Sausage with complete protein profile masquerading as meat.