Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Inc. added three new flavors to its Edy’s Dreamery Ice Cream line in July. Cherry Chip ba da Bing features vanilla ice cream with bing cherries, chocolate chips, and cherry swirls. Nothing But Chocolate! features milk and dark chocolate ice creams with fudge brownies and fudge swirls. Banana Split features vanilla and banana ice creams with fudge swirls, sliced bananas, and strawberries. This brings the total flavor selection of the brand to 21. The pint containers are available nationwide. Dryer’s is based in Oakland, Calif.
Southeastern Mills Inc. introduced its Country Biscuit Mix in July. The quick and easy mix requires consumers to just add water or buttermilk, knead briefly, cut, and bake. The company, based in Rome, Ga., produces batters and breadings, seasonings and marinades, sauce and gravy mixes, specialty baking mixes, flour, corn meal, and grits.
Tropicana Products Inc. has introduced a fortified orange juice targeted at children. Tropicana Pure Premium Healthy Kids is fortified with a mixture of vitamins A and E and calcium, plus the vitamin C and other nutrients inherent in orange juice. A serving of the juice equals a fruit serving. The product is available in a 64-oz carton and single-serve, 8-oz, on-the-go sizes bundled into a 6-pack. Tropicana, a division of PepsiCo, Inc., produces and markets branded fruit juices. The company is based in Bradenton, Fla.
A&B Ingredients introduced a new line of organic rice starch and organic rice flour in August. The line includes a raw “cook-up” organic rice starch, an instant pre-cooked rice starch, and an organic flour series. The company, based in Fairfield, N.J., produces rice-based ingredients.
Thejuicecompany introduced its smoothiepacks® line of crushed-fruit smoothie drinks to the U.S. in July. Each 4 oz.- serving is equal to one of the British Dietetic Association’s “5 A Day” fruit or vegetable portions. The 100% fruit drinks contain no artificial flavors or colors, saturated fat, sugar, preservatives, or added caffeine and are available in raspberry, mango, passion fruit, and peach flavors. The product is being distributed in North America by the Natural Group Inc., of Modesto, Calif. Thejuicecompany is based in London, England.
Odwalla Juice Co. introduced a line of certified organic juices in August. The line features orange juice, carrot juice, and apple juice. The company is based in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Pepsi-Cola North America introduced Pepsi Blue in August. The berry-flavored, blue-hued cola is being offered in 20-oz and 1-L bottles. The company is based in Purchase, N.Y.