Kefir company Lifeway Foods has announced that its LowFat Vanilla Kefir will be sold to Cosi Restaurants starting next week.


Lifeway’s Vanilla Kefir will not be sold as a resale item; instead Cosi Restaurants known for their convenient and fresh food will mix the vanilla kefir with organic blueberries. The healthy combination named “Cosi Kefir” will be sold as a featured item in participating Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest regions where Cosi Restaurants are located.


Both Lifeway Foods and Cosi Restaurants have similar visions in mind — to help health conscious individuals who are looking for fresh, premium and flavourful foods that are also convenient for hectic lifestyles, the company said. Lifeway satisfies this vision with their all-natural kefir and Cosi with their fresh sandwiches, salads and snacks.


This all-natural combo known as “Cosi Kefir” is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth and at the same time provide very important nutrients to the body. Both kefir and blueberries are now being discovered for their incredible health benefits. Kefir contains many probiotic cultures that may aid the digestive and immune systems while organic blueberries are considered the number one antioxidant fruit helping to fight against heart disease, aging and cancer.


“We are thrilled to have Lifeway’s Vanilla Kefir available at Cosi Restaurants especially since it will be used in such a healthy recipe,” said Julie Smolyansky, Lifeway Foods’ president and CEO. “We will also continue to expand into different avenues of foodservice, working with Cosi is our first attempt at food service and we foresee great results.”