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GLOBAL – The #Dairy Innovation Monday section this week features new interesting additions from Parle Agro, Verve, Danone, and Pretty Cool Ice Cream.

Parle Agro launches Smoodh Hazelnut Chocolate


Parle Agro, the largest Indian beverage company, has launched a new variant to their disruptive flavored milk portfolio called Smoodh Hazelnut Chocolate.

Crafted by combining the taste of hazelnuts and chocolate, and blended with milk, the company said the new Smoodh Hazelnut Chocolate is a wholesome, energy-boosting, nourishing drink.

The new variant is available in classic and convenient, single-serve Tetra Pak at the price of Rs10(US$0.13) for an 85 ml pack.

Verve debuts Oatmilk Latte with house-made oat milk

drink Flash Brew nitro-infused coffee, an Oatmilk Latte with house-made oat milk.

The proprietary oat milk, blended offsite to Verve’s formulation, is featured in Original and Chocolate flavors, as well as a first-in-industry Honey Lavender, sweetened with honey from Mexico.

Verve noted the launch is part of its ways to innovate the craft coffee experience and, in this case, respond to the growing demand for high-quality coffees on the go.

The Oatmilk Lattes (90 mg of caffeine per serving) will be available at Verve’s California cafés, specialty groceries, and online through Amazon and the company’s e-commerce site.

Danone expands International Delight portfolio with Grinch-themed coffee creamers

Danone, a French multinational food-products corporation, has expanded its International Delight portfolio with a festive line of Grinch-themed coffee creamers.

In partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, International Delight has introduced a new flavor: Gingerbread Cookie Dough, sweet buttery dough, and brown sugar with hints of ginger and cinnamon.

The International Delight’s Grinch coffee creamers will be available at major retailers across the US for an SRP of US$3.99 per 32oz bottle.

Meanwhile, the brand’s famous Peppermint Mocha and Frosted Sugar Cookie flavors have also returned to shelves.

Porshe partners Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch special frozen treats line

Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream, in collaboration with Porsche, a German automobile manufacturer, has launched a limited edition of special frozen treats in the ice cream line.

Porsche tapped into their paint color names for inspiration for the flavors and incorporated cars from throughout the company’s history on the packaging.

According to Porsche, the colors and flavors include Mint Green, Strawberry Red, Macadamia Metallic, Frozen Berry Metallic, and Lime Gold Metallic.

Porsche says it will make these frozen treats available at exclusive events later this year.

There’s no word on price, but a quick scan of Pretty Cool Ice Cream’s online store shows that their dairy treats cost around US$6.

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