Up-to-date products and announcements from the food and beverage sector

Up-to-date products and announcements from the food and beverage sector

Shake it up
Jimmy Joy has announced its newest launch, the Plenny Shake v3.0. Building on the foundations of their previous Plenny Shake v2.1, this latest offering promises to be even healthier and tastier than ever before.

With sustainability sitting at the core of its principles, Jimmy Joy has ensured its most recent product will now provide less opportunity for wasted packaging, increasing its bag size from five meals to ten meals per bag.

Joey van Koningsbruggen, CEO and founder of Jimmy Joy said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to launch the Plenny Shake v3.0. This is our most popular product and we’re delighted we can now offer our loyal customers an even healthier and tastier shake than our previous one.”

With a fine blend of oats, soy, golden flaxseed, rice flour and a mix of vitamins and minerals, Jimmy Joy’s natural ingredients make for a 100 per cent nutritionally complete, sustainable meal. It provides all the carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibres and all 26 essential micronutrients needed for a perfectly balanced diet. Jimmy Joy’s meals are also completely vegan, using natural plant-based ingredients blended with real fruit to ensure it is as delicious as it is nutritious.

The Plenny Shake v3.0 now contains just 3.2g of sugar, reducing its sugar content by 32 per cent by replacing maltodextrin for rice flour. Probiotics have been also added to the Plenny Shake, said to enhance and strengthen our gut microbiome, while Choline is the other new ingredient included, found to improve memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions.

Oatily delicious
nutpods, an industry-leading coffee creamer company, has recently introduced a new product line: zero sugar oat creamer. Available in two varieties, Original and Cinnamon Swirl, these flavors follow a successful online-only launch of shelf-stable oat Original and French Vanilla, and are part of a rapidly increasing number of oat-based alternative dairy products. The new oat creamers available in combidome, the carton bottle from SIG, will hit shelves in the coming months at the three largest natural retailers: Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Fresh Thyme.

“We knew that oat as a base ingredient would be a great complement to our nut-based creamers, with its neutral taste and incredible frothability. It has grown even faster than we anticipated,” says nutpods founder & CEO Madeline Haydon. “While retailers have slowed resets due to Covid-19, they are still excited about the growth and potential of oat creamers.”

In the past weeks, oat has become the number two driver of dollar growth in the category. The grain continues to win American consumers with its low environmental impact compared to other non-dairy alternatives, but most notably, its effective ability to mimic dairy.

Original and Cinnamon Swirl Oat Creamers are nutpods’ first appearance in SIG’s 16 oz combidome carton bottle. The combidome carton bottle combines the best features of a carton pack with the best features of a bottle, and demonstrates clear differentiation on the shelf. With fully printable display surfaces, nutpods has plenty of space to highlight and convey its messaging and new design. The combidome carton bottles are also recyclable and have a very good environmental footprint.

Sustainable palm oil
KTC Edibles Ltd, Britain’s largest independent manufacturer and distributor of edible oils, has launched Palmax IP – a full-traceable, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certified palm oil, as part of its ongoing sustainability programme.

Gary Lewis, Head of Business Development for Oils and Fats at KTC and President of NEODA, explains: “Palmax IP is the gold standard in RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil, for the food service industry and manufacturers. We are actively looking to educate customers about the benefits of sustainability, while encouraging them to adopt sustainable solutions as part of a complete transition by 2022.”

Palmax IP (identity preserved) sets a new standard in sustainability for food service customers and is ideal for companies who care about environmentally friendly, ethical production. It provides complete transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain, right back to the original mill and surrounding plantation.

The product launch is part of KTC’s continued commitment to transition to 100 per cent RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2022. As part of this, the company plans to launch an extensive range of identity preserved palm oil, palm olein, stearin and high oleic palm oil products over the coming year.

Palmax IP is sourced from Daabon, a global leader in sustainable agriculture. The palm is grown at Daabon’s own palm plantation in Northern Colombia, before being milled in Daabon’s own refinery. The company holds a wealth of sustainability accreditations and memberships, including Rainforest Alliance, Palm Oil Innovation Group and RSPO certification – offering the highest standards in palm oil sustainability.

Authentic flavors
unearthed® is helping customers discover Middle Eastern flavors with a range of new mezze dishes available from Waitrose, comprising three authentic dishes:

· Roasted Aubergine & Tomato in North African Inspired Spices topped with Dukkah
· Chargrilled Red & Yellow Peppers in a Ras el Hanout dressing topped with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins
· Whipped Goats Cheese with Roasted Butternut Squash & Chickpeas in a Preserved Lemon Dressing topped with Pumpkin Seeds

The range is currently available in 226 Waitrose stores, and will enable consumers to enjoy sharing dishes traditionally associated with summer travel and dining – even if they have chosen to stay home.

Carrie Hollis-Patel, Senior Brand Manager for unearthed® says: “Our small, shareable plates mean consumers can enjoy a range of traditional Middle Eastern flavors in one meal – ideal for sharing with loved ones as the nation reunites. Each dish has been created by our passionate unearthed team, which immerses themselves in local culture, tradition and ways of life so we can understand the special foods that bring friends and family together.”

Always striving to inspire and discover, unearthed® has produced these dishes to challenge the ordinary picnic platter or Summer time snacking.