Expo East Overflows with New Dairy-Free Products


With Expo East in full swing, new dairy-free product releases are the hot news of the week. Here are some highlights of the launches thus far.

Lifeway Launches Dairy-Free Kefir Beverages

The leading supplier of kefir in the U.S., Lifeway, is expanding its lineup of probiotic beverages to include Plantiful, a new dairy-free, plant-based protein drink. Made from organic and non-GMO pea, hemp and rice protein, the Plantiful blend contains 5 dairy-free kefir cultures for an infusion of gut-healthy probiotics. It will be available in 4 flavors, inclusing the Cocoa Bean and Coconut Cream varieties shown below. Plantiful is an organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free beverage.

Lifeway Launches Dairy-Free Probiotic Kefir in 4 Flavors at Expo East

GoodBelly Raises the Probiotic Bar at Expo East

NextFoods is expanding its GoodBelly brand beyond the beverage aisle with the introduction of GoodBelly Probiotic Bars. The portable dairy-free snacks are available in two flavors: honey almond butter and cocoa peanut butter. And they pack in 1 billion probitics per serving with no refrigeration required. They’re also gluten-free, with ingredients like organic honey, organic coconut oil, buckwheat flour and puffed quinoa.

GoodBelly Raises the Bar for Dairy-Free Probiotics at Expo East

Enjoy Life Goes Teal and Sweetens the Deal with New Bars

Enjoy Life, a subsidiary of Mondelez International, announced a complete packaging makeover for its entire product portfolio at Expo East. The new packaging will feature the unofficial shade of food allergy awareness, bright teal. Plus, they are releasing new high-protein Grain & Seed Bars in Banana Caramel, Cranberry Orange, Chocolate Marshmallow, and Maple Sweet Potato flavors. The bars are crafted from sorghum and certified gluten-free oats, and are free of palm oil, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, egg, sesame, sulfites, and lupin. They’re made in Enjoy Life’s dedicated facility and are Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, and Halal Certified.

Enjoy Life Goes Teal and Sweetens the Deal with New Bars

Kite Hill Mooo-ves Beyond Cheese

Like so many other brands, Kite Hill is seeing the demand for probiotic dairy-free products. So they have launched full lines of almond milk Greek yogurt and drinkable dairy-free yogurt. The new drinkable yogurts contain 1 billion live probiotics per serving and will be sold in four flavors: unsweetened original, vanilla, mango, and berry. The Greek-style yogurt is already hitting shelves and contains a whopping 10 grams of protein per cup. You can find it in black cherry, blueberry, mango, peach, strawberry, vanilla, and plain unsweetened.

Kite Hill Adds New Drinkable Dairy-Free Almond Milk Yogurts + Greek-Style Yogurts to It's Product Lines

Califia Blends Seasonal Creamers into their Product Mix

At Expo East, Califia Farms announced two limited-time seasonal additions to its creamer line up: Pumpkin Spice (made with real pumpkin puree) and Mint Cocoa (made with real cocoa powder and peppermint oil). These Califia Farms Creamers are made with real almond and coconut creams, are free of dairy, soy, GMOs, gluten, and partially-hydrogenated fats, and have less than two grams of sugar per serving.

Califia Farms Launches 2 Seasonal Dairy-Free Creamers - Pumpkin Spice and Mint Cocoa

Milk Allergen Alerts and Recalls this Week …

Undeclared Milk, Soy & Egg in Select Coburn’s Products

Undeclared Milk Alert on ShopRite Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Chips

More Fun & Helpful News this Week …

Amy’s Plans New Drive-Thru Restaurants in California and Beyond

Nestle Purchases Sweet Earth for a Fast Move into Plant-Based Convenience

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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