Unilever launches new vegan versions of magnum bars in Sweden and Finland

EUROPE – Magnum, an ice cream brand owned by the British/Dutch Unilever company, is set to launch two new vegan versions of its popular ice-cream bars in Sweden and Finland next month. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the brand will add Magnum Vegan Classic and Magnum Vegan Almond, which are European Vegetarian Union approved, to its existing product line. The Magnum ice cream brand is one of the largest in the world. Originally developed in Belgium, the brand was even rated the number one best-selling ice cream on the planet by Forbes in…

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Domino’s Pizza partners with Cold Stone Creamery to launch a ‘cultural’ ice cream flavour in Nigeria

NIGERIA – The Pizza giant Domino’s in partnership with the US ice cream parlor chain, Cold Stone Creamery has launched a new ice cream flavor called Baby Cakes alongside a squad meal that matches family lifestyles in Nigeria. To promote a cultural upbeat among consumers, the two are also collaborating with Biola Alabi Media to produce a movie dubbed ‘Lara& the Beat’, something geared at creating global awareness of the products, reported This Day Nigeria. According to Marketing Manager of Cold Stone Creamery, Bimpe Olanrewaju, the pizza and ice cream chains…

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Ben & Jerry under attack over deceptive marketing allegations

USA – US iconic ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has come under attack from the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) which has filed suit against the Unilever-owned company over deceptive marketing allegations. According to FoodingredientsFirst, the OCA is suing Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., for what it calls the “deceptive labeling, marketing and sale of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream products.” The suit was filed in D.C. Superior Court under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act. The allegations relate to what the OCA – a non-profit consumer advocacy organization representing…

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Tetra Pak launches Extrusion Wheel for stick ice cream products

SWITZERLAND – Tetra Pak, Switzerland’s Tetra Laval’s subsidiary has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at the highest capacity on the market. The Extrusion Wheel can be added to existing lines and uses a vertical rotating design that moves continuously at a synchronized speed to the line, to produce up to 12,000 products per hour per lane, double the currently available maximum capacity. As opposed to the traditional method which involves inserting…

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Tetra Pak launches ice cream solution for liquid dairy and juice drinks producers

SWEDEN – Tetra Pak has launched Tetra Fino Aseptic 100 Ultra MiM, a new package that offers an opportunity for customers to produce liquid dairy and juice drinks using their existing production processes and market them as ice creams and frozen products. According to the company, the new package allows dairy and juice drinks to be produced and distributed in small carton pouches at room temperature, and subsequently turned into frozen products in shops or in a consumer’s home. This means producers can tap into the global ice cream market…

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Tetra Pak acquires German company to boost ice cream products offering

SWEDEN – Tetra Pak has acquired Big Drum Engineering, a company that develops, builds and installs filling machines and systems for the ice cream and general food industry, to strengthen its product offering for ice cream manufacturers. The deal will expand Tetra Pak’s ability to provide end-to-end solutions for the food and beverages companies. The company already provides full range ice cream equipment, raw material storage and other production solutions for moulded and extruded ice cream products. “This acquisition means we can now provide an even more extensive range of…

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Tetra Pak launches ice cream extrusion line for medium-sized producers

SWEDEN – Tetra Pak has launched ice cream extrusion line that the company promises improved product quality and volume flexibility for medium-capacity producers. The packaging and processing equipment major says that the new line uses an independently controlled horizontal cutter to slice the ice cream as it emerges from the extruder. “This patented technology means the cutting speed stays consistently fast, irrespective of the line speed, ensuring a precise, clean cut even at low rates of production,” the company says, while offering better flexibility to ice cream makers. “By programming…

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