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Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt adds to yogurt bar line

BY Jason Owen

BOSTON — Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt is adding three new flavors to its line of Greek yogurt bars with coconut, mango and vanilla bean flavors to hit retail store shelves in February.

"Our decision to launch Coconut, Mango and Vanilla Bean was based on consumer conversations throughout our national sampling tour and surveys we conducted on Facebook," said Yasso co-founder Drew Harrington. "We’re fortunate to have such wonderful fans and love including them in the creation of new flavors and product launches. Coconut, Mango and Vanilla Bean will add exciting flavor diversity to the current lineup of Raspberry, Strawberry and Blueberry."

The coconut flavor uses real shavings of coconut, creating a unique treat that has a punch of flavor. It’s a great healthy option for a summery snack. Mango is made with real mangoes, providing 60% of the recommended amount of daily vitamin C per bar. The authentic mango flavor also is a great solution for an on-the-go breakfast. Vanilla Bean takes the timeless flavor and combines it with the natural tartness of Greek yogurt, delivering a traditional taste with an untraditional calorie count and 7 g of protein.

Each bar is only 80 calories, has 6 to 7 g of protein and contains little to no fat. All Yasso novelty bars are offered in 3.5-oz. bars, made with all-natural, real Greek yogurt and are free of artificial sweeteners. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars are available in major retailers nationwide.

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Ben & Jerry’s celebrates ’30 Rock’ finale with new flavor

BY Jason Owen

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has announced it will reveal a new flavor aimed at celebrating the NBC series "30 Rock," which airs its series finale on Jan. 31. The flavor will be unveiled by co-founder Jerry Greenfield at a New York City finale party, steps from the namesake building at Rockefeller Center. Invitees will gather to view the series finale of the show and sample the new "30 Rock"-themed concoction

The flavor, produced at its factories in Vermont, was rushed to New York City for the event. Usually new flavors are released closer to spring, but the company decided to bump up the timetable to have the flavor on hand to accommodate the Jan. 31 finale. The flavor will be available across the country in Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops in February and on the shelves of grocery stores and convenience stores shortly thereafter.

A limited number of tickets are available for the "30 Rock" viewing party at FlynnTix.org, with all proceeds benefiting a local nonprofit organization to be announced on Thursday, Jan. 31. The event will feature "30 Rock" trivia contests, giveaways and of course, attendees will have a chance to sample the new flavor.


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Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes introduces Special Dark Chocolate flavor

BY Rebecca Haughey

LYNNFIELD, Mass. — Hershey’s Milk & Milkshakes on Tuesday announced the introduction of Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Milkshake to its line of single-serve refrigerated products.

Along with the other flavors, the new dark chocolate milkshake will be available in 12-oz. single-serve, plastic bottles at retailers beginning in March 2013.

Hershey’s Milk and Milkshakes are made with real sugar and no high fructose corn syrup. Other flavors include Hershey’s Cookies n’ Creme Milkshake and Hershey’s Strawberry Milkshake.

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