Food Business News - August 7, 2018 - 64
Cultured dairy provides canvas for inclusions
oft, spreadable cheeses, including
cream cheese and goat, as well as
sour cream and yogurt-based dips,
welcome inclusions. They often include
fruit and vegetable pieces, along with
seasonings, but anything is possible.
Sonoma, Calif.-based Laura Chenel's
is adding cranberry and cinnamon to its
fresh chèvre medallion collection. The
3.5-oz rounds will be available for a limited
time during the fourth quarter of 2018. The
tangy soft cheese includes cinnamon-seasoned, slightly sweet, yet tart, cranberries.
The brand is familiar with using
inclusions to enhance its cheese. Other
offerings include poppy seed with peppercorns, sun-dried tomato and basil, chives
and shallots, and fig and grapefruit. FBN
toppings such as whole grain oats, nuts
and chocolate-covered clusters. The
protein- and fiber-containing inclusions
enable each 5-oz cup to deliver 17 grams
of protein and 6 grams of fiber.
Better-for-you is often a consideration when selecting yogurt inclusions.
For siggi's, New York, it's the purpose of
the brand's new Simple Sides line. The inclusions in the dual-compartment whole
milk yogurts contain no added sugars.
Flavors are vanilla yogurt with dried coconut and cacao nibs, honey yogurt with
Packaging that separates the main product
from inclusions gives consumers the opportunity to customize their eating experience.
dried figs and walnuts, vanilla yogurt
with almonds and dried cherries and
plain yogurt with muesli and currants.
"Yogurt with crunchy, tasty
toppings as a side has become a popular snack among consumers in recent
years," said Siggi Hilmarsson, founder.
"However, many of those offerings are
sadly more comparable to sugary treats
than wholesome snacks. (We) combine
some of our classic yogurt flavors with
simple toppings like dried fruit, nuts
and coconut. All these toppings are
made without any added sugar." FBN
The author is a contributing editor for Food
Business News and a principal in the firm
Dairy and Food Communications, Inc. Her web
site address is www.berryondairy.com.
Food Business News
August 7, 2018