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Nestle moves to simplify ingredients in ice cream

BY Gina Acosta

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nestle is aiming to evolve with consumer preferences by changing the ingredients in six iconic ice cream brands.

The company announced that Edy's, Häagen-Dazs, Outshine, Skinny Cow, Nestle Ice Cream and Nestle Drumstick products will roll out with the removal of artificial colors and flavors, high fructose corn syrup and GMO ingredients. Other changes include the use of fresh milk from cows not treated with rBST, the addition of more real fruit or fruit juice and a reduction in sugar by an average of 11% on select products. 

"Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream understands that consumers want to know what's in their food, where those ingredients come from and how the food products they purchase are made," said Robert Kilmer, president, Nestlé Dreyer's Ice Cream. "We are the industry leader when it comes to innovation and, as consumer demand centers on transparency and choice, we are responding with new ways to make ice cream even better. Using simpler ingredients that our consumers can recognize, and removing those that don't belong, is a natural next step for our brands."

Nestle says the evolution of its ice cream portfolio builds upon the company's ongoing efforts to improve ingredient profiles while maintaining the great taste and flavors consumers expect.
 

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Hills Bros. Coffee unveils first-ever sustainable coffee pods

BY Gina Acosta

CHICAGO — American consumers will be introduced to the first certified 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod on Earth Day in Chicago.

Hills Bros. is introducing the new pods, which are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). This certification differentiates them from competitors in the U.S. marketplace. BPI Certified Compostable products have met rigorous independent testing and verification according to scientific standards for compostability. The BPI logo, which is displayed on certified compostable products and packaging, includes a unique ID number for each company that can be identified on BPI's online catalog  (products.bpiworld.org). 

Manufactured by Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Inc., Hills Bros. coffee in the innovative PURPOD100 format is compatible with all Keurig K-Cup brewers.

The new Hills Bros. pods go on sale April 22 at retailers such as Jewel, Mariano's, Copps, Woodman's, and Pick 'n Save, as well as online at Amazon.com and shopmzb.com. 

 

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Turkey Hill puts a tasty twist on gelato

BY Gina Acosta

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Leading ice cream brand Turkey Hill is turning its attention to making gelato — with an all new twist.

Turkey Hill is launching a new line of gelato with mix-ins like fudge or caramel cookies called Gelato Swirls. The new five-flavor line-up combines the rich and creamy texture of gelato, but with added ingredients not often seen in traditional gelato flavors.

"Some of the best new products are ones that combine two great things to create an even better result," said Turkey Hill President John Cox. "We did it with iced tea and lemonade, and we've done it again with Gelato Swirls."

The product line-up includes varieties like Brownie Fudge, Mint Cookie Crunch, and Raspberry Chocolate. It also includes combinations like Caramel Peanut Butter and others like Caramel Cookie, an early fan favorite that borrows inspiration from the classic Cookies 'n Cream and Turkey Hill's popular All Natural Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

Gelato Swirls is available in 32-ounce sizes at retailers where Turkey Hill products are sold. 

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