Danones new no-sugar Silk Oat Yeah variant

Danone's new no-sugar Silk Oat Yeah variant

Our round-up of new products includes European yogurt business Müller adding another ingredient into its range and Danone launching an organic milk for young children in the US.

Nestle's Allen's brand introduces less-sugar lollies

Nestlé has launched a lower sugar range of ice lollies in Australia under its Allen's confectionery brand.

Allen's 25% less-sugar range - Allen's Grubs - has been designed to satisfy rising demand among Australians for more healthy eating options, the Swiss food giant said, adding the comparison is based on the average amount of sugar in the brand's jellies line-up.

The sugar content has been reduced by substituting the ingredient with a soluble dietary fibre and no artificial sweeteners have been added as an alternative. 

Allen's Grubs come in five fruit flavours: raspberry, pineapple, apricot, blackberry and lemon, and are available in Coles, Big W and independent supermarkets across Australia priced at AUD2.95 (US$2.03). 

Joyce Tan, Nestlé's head of marketing for confectionery, said: "Our number one focus has been on creating the best taste possible, with 25% less sugar and absolutely no artificial sweeteners. These tasty treats are sure to spark smiles across the nation and are perfect for those wanting to indulge in a reduced sugar treat." 

Danone launches no-sugar Silk Oat Yeah in US

European dairy giant Danone has launched a healthier version of its Silk Oat Yeah oatmilk line in the US.

The no-sugar version of the plant-based beverage brand - Oat Yeah The 0g Sugar One - joins plain, vanilla and chocolate variants and, according to the French dairy firm, "delivers fans a creamy, crave-worthy texture inspired by dairy milk without the sweetness".

Travis Hayes, brand manager for Silk, said: "By introducing an oatmilk with zero grams of sugar, we continue to bring innovative options to meet ever-evolving consumer preferences.

"Oat Yeah The 0g Sugar One combines an ultra-creamy texture and balanced taste for versatility. It's delicious when sipped cold on its own, it serves as an excellent dairy milk alternative in recipes, and it can be used to add a tasty dollop of foam to your morning coffee."

Oat Yeah The 0g Sugar One is free from dairy, soy, cholesterol, artificial colours and flavours and is Non-GMO Project Verified. It is available now from retailers nationwide with a RRP of US$3.99 per half-gallon carton.

Muller's new yogurts with pretzel pieces

European dairy heavyweight Müller is introducing a yogurt complete with pretzels and biscuit pieces in the UK.

Müller Corner Creations Pretzel Party combines caramel flavoured yogurt made from UK-sourced milk, and a mixture of pretzel pieces, milk chocolate coated pretzel pieces and dark chocolate coated biscuit balls.

The new yogurts will be available in Tesco from 4 November carrying a recommended retail price of GBP3.00 (US$3.85) for a pack of six.

Danone targets Horizon Organic at kids segment

In the US, Danone has rolled out a new Horizon Organic milk aimed at children aged one to five.

The company claimed the Horizon Organic Growing Years product had been "formulated to deliver the key nutrients" to children in the age bracket.

In a statement, Danone said: "Every 8-ounce serving of Growing Years contains DHA Omega-3 to support brain health, choline to transport DHA in the body, prebiotics that feed good bacteria in little bellies and vitamin D and calcium for strong, growing bones."

Domenic Borrelli, president of Danone's Premium Dairy unit in North America, added: "Throughout history, milk has been synonymous with childhood nutrition and healthy development, and offering an organic product specially made for those early years is a natural next step for us."

UK dressings firm Tigg's gets notable domestic listing

Tigg's, the fledgling UK dressings business, has secured a listing at Tesco for its new range of chilled products.

The firm, based in Hereford in western England, has launched its range of three dressings – comprising The Bold Beetroot & Honey, Subtle Pepper & Mustard, and Smokin' Tomato & Chilli – into 400 Tesco stores.

Jacob James, who co-founded the brand with his brother Sam, said: "Sauces and condiments have always been a staple cupboard essential in UK households, however we're seeing a fundamental shift in consumer demand."

Tigg's, set up in 2016, has listings for its ambient dressings at UK independent stores. It is also present in Malta, the Baltic states and Kuwait.