Ireland-based food manufacturer Kerry Group has announced the launch of yoghurt lolly in the UK.

Yollies is not a frozen product; Kerry claims it is made from “extra-thick” yoghurt that is “firm enough to stay on a stick”. They are packaged in “stay-fresh pods” to retain their shape.

Yollies are sold in packs of four and are made using real fruit puree. They contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Flavours available include raspberry, strawberry and apricot.

Yollies are available in Asda from August at an RRP of GBP2.00 (US$3.36).

Last week, Kerry’s UK consumer foods business announced the launch of Cheestrings cheese in a spreadable format.

For the first half of 2014, Kerry reported higher sales and profits, although revenue and earnings from its consumer foods business fell.