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Shelf life: Chobani lands in Coles and Woolworths

New products in supermarkets we are covering this week include a colourful and whimsical healthy dessert and a new almond milk from a soft-drinks giant.

Chobani fulfills the Unicorn Dream in Coles and Woolworths

US company Chobani has unveiled a unicorn-themed yoghurt pink candy pieces, fairy floss crisps and pie-crust cookies. The limited released probiotic food range is encased in a flip packaging. It has Greek yoghurt with a side of mix-ins. Chobani released six different whimsical foils. Shoppers can buy the new product range at Coles, Woolworths and selected independent stores.

Coca-Cola launches Simply Almonds in the US

Softdrinks giant Coca-Cola’s Simply Almonds has launched in the US with three flavours of premium almond milk – Original, Unsweetened Original and Vanilla. It will be available in supermarket shelves in spring bottled in 46-oz, multi-serve carafe. Simply Almond contains between 50 and 90 calories per 8-oz serving.

“Simply stands for more than just great-tasting juices and drinks. Our beverages are made with simple, all-natural, non-GMO ingredients, supported by a commitment to transparency, quality and authenticity. Moving into almond milk – a current gap in the Coca-Cola North America portfolio – is a natural extension for us as we continue to explore ways to grow the brand,” said Kelly Marx, brand director, Simply Beverages.

Movenpick Ice Cream collaborates with Perfume Trees Gin

Dessert company Movenpick Ice Cream and Hong Kong distillery Perfume Trees Gin have partnered together to create a new 5-star cocktail for drinkers, Movenpick Ice Cream x Perfume Trees Gin cocktail. This will be available at the Movenpick Ice Cream pop-up stores and the company will also host a flash roadshow with cocktail-making demonstrations.

“Movenpick always brings elevated ice cream experiences to consumers,” said Montha Khongkrurphan, Hong Kong ice cream & chilled business director at Nestle Hong Kong.

“This partnership with Perfume Trees Gin will bring an even more innovative way of enjoying the 5-star ice cream treat with a cocktail experience, as the finest natural ice cream with the touch of purest Gin will bring a fantastic moment to your table.”

Kyn creates new range for different hair textures

Skincare brand Kyn has launched a product line for different hair types like super fine hair, highly textured hair and “everything in between”. It also has created a hemp oil for colour-treated hair as a pre-wash treatment or for everyday use for curly hair.

“Kyn was formulated to be an adaptable gender-free range suitable for all hair textures. We worked with a multi-racial buying team at a large US beauty retailer to create a product that would work equally as well on textured hair as it would on fine hair. We spent a lot of time understanding the routines that people used,” said Kyn founder Bex Gold.

Asda releases 100-per-cent recyclable crisp tube

UK supermarket Asda has created a 100-per-cent recyclable crisp tubes for its ‘Snax’ range. The move aims to cut 98.2 tonnes of non-recyclable packaging from its operations annually, equal to 2.34 million crisp tubes. The original packaging uses foil, metal and cardboard materials.

“We’ve worked hard with our supplier to introduce a solution for our crisp tubes that’s easy and simple for our customers to recycle. We are passionate about delivering our commitment to customers to use less and recycle more and this move marks the next step in our journey as we strive to deliver a reduction in plastic packaging of 15 per cent by 2021,” said Fiona Dobson, Asda’s own-brand packaging development manager.

The ‘Snax’ products are available in two flavours – Original and Sour Cream and Onion.

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