Sunday, January 29, 2012

CIAO BELLA announces Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt

Ciao Bella!

As we kick off 2012 with our most innovative and intriguing product line to date, we pose the question: how do you say ‘Greek yogurt’ in Italian?

Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt by CIAO BELLA®!

For over two decades, CIAO BELLA® has become known for its signature suite of chef-inspired gelato and sorbet products, and Adonia Greek Frozen Yogurt is the latest concept to emerge in our commitment to creating the most exciting all natural desserts on the market. Coming to retailers nationwide this spring, the Adonia line includes a variety of rich, tangy and fat-free flavors available in 14-oz. containers (Blueberry, Espresso, Key Lime, Mango, Peach, Raspberry and Vanilla) and yogurt bars (Blueberry + Vanilla and Peach + Vanilla).

In addition to Adonia, we’re continuing to bring the classics in the new year including all of our gelato, sorbet and novelty products that made a splash in 2011. CIAO BELLA® garnered acclaim last year from several industry and media leaders (Everyday with Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, Gourmet Retailer, Men’s Health, Phil Lempert, Real Simple, Shape) and was deemed a winner by the FITNESS Healthy Food Awards, Health Food Awards, Self Healthy Food Awards, and NASFT, which awarded CIAO BELLA® its 17th sofi™ Gold Award at the 57th Summer Fancy Food Show.

Below you will find information on the new Adonia line, as well as CIAO BELLA®’s established collection of superior all natural desserts. We look forward to providing consumers with an even wider distribution of the entire Ciao Bella family of products at retail, wholesale and gelato bars nationwide in 2012. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the CIAO BELLA®
brand and product offering.

Tastefully Yours,
The CIAO BELLA® Team

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NOTE: I didn't get the original email, but you can see pics of all the new flavors on facebook.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yasso Introduces First-Ever Frozen Greek Yogurt Smoothies

National leader in frozen Greek yogurt 
adds smoothies to their all-natural product line

BOSTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yasso™, creator of the world's first frozen Greek yogurt novelty bars, announced the launch of Yasso™ Smoothies, an all-natural frozen Greek yogurt smoothie line. Yasso™ Smoothies are the first frozen Greek yogurt smoothies to become available in the United States.


Yasso™ Smoothies are a delicious, guilt-free staple for the health-conscious consumer and available in Strawberry Banana, Mango Pineapple and Mixed Berry. Yasso™ Smoothies come conveniently packaged, are easy to prepare and can be consumed by women, men and children as a wholesome yet convenient meal, snack or after exercise drink. When prepared with one cup of skim milk, each 8-ounce serving is fat-free, low in sugar, boasts 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

"We crafted Yasso™ Smoothies to complement our Yasso™ Frozen Greek Yogurt novelty bars and provide consumers with a new way to enjoy the health benefits of Greek yogurt," said Drew Harrington, Co-Founder of Yasso™. "We are excited to offer consumers the first frozen Greek yogurt smoothie. As a young company, we look forward to growing the Yasso™ brand and sharing new products with our consumers."

Yasso™ Smoothies will be available in the freezer case near the original Yasso™ Frozen Greek Yogurt novelty bars. Yasso™ Smoothies are available in both retail and club offerings. The retail packs are 7.4-ounces and make two servings; the club packs contain five 7.4-ounce pouches and make ten servings.

About Yasso™
Founded by childhood friends, Amanda Klane and Drew Harrington, Apollo Food Group launched Yasso™ in early 2010 as the world's first frozen Greek yogurt bars. Delivering on consumer's desires for a healthy alternative to frozen treats, Yasso™ has quickly become one of the fastest growing brands in the frozen novelty category. Available nationwide in Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry, Yasso™ Frozen Greek Yogurt bars are all natural, fat-free, contain 6 grams of protein with only 70 calories and are made with rBST-free milk. To learn more about Amanda and Drew's story and the creation of Yasso™, please visit http://www.teamyasso.com/our-story.

Follow Yasso™ on Twitter: http://twitter.com/eatyasso
Become a fan of Yasso™ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YassoFrozenYogurt
For more information visit: http://www.teamyasso.com

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Outback Steakhouse Brightens Up a Dreary Winter

TAMPA, Fla, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Outback Steakhouse® is inviting customers to beat the winter blues. (the article has been edited to focus on the awesome looking ice cream part)

For a limited time, Outback Steakhouse® will offer OREO® Cookies 'N Cream Waffles dessert which features warm chocolate waffle cakes with vanilla ice cream, OREO® cookie crumbs, whipped cream, and house made chocolate sauce.

To find a location near you or for more information about Outback Steakhouse, please visit www.Outback.com, www.facebook.com/outback or follow us on Twitter @Outback.

*Prices and participation may vary

About Outback Steakhouse
Outback Steakhouse was once again voted #1 Best Steak in the 2011 Zagat Survey® of National Full-Service Restaurant Chains for the third consecutive year. Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

OREO® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods Global Brands, LLC; Monin® is a registered trademark of Monin, Inc; Absolut® is a registered trademark of V&S Vin&Spirit AB; Kahlua® is a registered trademark of Pernod Ricard USA, LLC; Bailey's® is a registered trademark of R&A Bailey & Co; 100% Blue Agave El Jimador® Reposado Tequila is a registered trademark of Brown-Forman Corporation.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery Introduce New Waffle Bowl Sundaes

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery are introducing three new Waffle Bowl Sundaes to kick off the New Year. Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group.


The new Waffle Bowl Sundaes include:
  • Chocolate Salted Pretzel Sundae: Pretzel Ice Cream, Fudge Topping, Mini Chocolate Covered Pretzels and Whipped Cream in a Chocolate Waffle bowl covered with Chopped Mini Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
  • Forest Berry Yogurt Sundae: Forest Berries Yogurt, Strawberry Topping, Fresh Strawberries, Whipped Cream and a Cherry in a White Chocolate Waffle bowl covered with Fruity Pebbles®
  • Red Velvet Wonderful Sundae: Red Velvet Ice Cream, Fudge Topping, Brownies, Whipped Cream and a Cherry in a Chocolate Waffle bowl covered with Heath Bar®

"At Marble Slab and MaggieMoo's, we strive to be on the cutting edge of ice cream innovation by creating unique flavors and combinations," said Hilliard Creath, Brand R & D Manager – Ice Cream for GFG Management, LLC. "The new Waffle Bowl Sundae combinations are a testament to our innovative ambition, especially the Red Velvet Wonderful Sundae, created with our Red Velvet Ice Cream, which has been featured on Food Network."

To order your Marble Slab Creamery Cupcakes, Cake or Ice Cream Pizza or to find out more information about Marble Slab Creamery, customers can visit www.marbleslab.com to join Marble Mail, become a Facebook® fan or follow @MarbleSlab on Twitter®.

To order your MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery Cupcakes, Cake, Ice Cream Pizza or to find out more information about MaggieMoo's, customers can visit www.maggiemoos.com and join MaggiE-mail, follow @MaggieMoos on Twitter® or become a Facebook® Fan.

About Marble Slab Creamery® (www.marbleslab.com)

Marble Slab Creamery, a leading purveyor of chef created super-premium hand-mixed ice cream and the innovator of the frozen slab technique, was founded in 1983. Every batch of Marble Slab Creamery ice cream is fresh made in small batches in store using dairy from local farms and flavor ingredients from around the world. Today, Marble Slab Creamery is enjoyed by consumers across the globe with locations in Bahrain, Canada, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Oman, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

About MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery® (www.maggiemoos.com)

Inventor of the ice cream cupcake, ice cream pizza and a number of specialty ice cream flavors, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery is known for ice cream innovation. Opening its first store in 1989, MaggieMoo's has been serving up super premium ice cream and cakes for over 20 years and has consistently been awarded blue ribbons by the National Ice Cream Retailers Association. MaggieMoo's brand icon is Miss Maggie Moo, an ice cream celubutante, who focuses on giving back to the community by working with celebrities to raise money and awareness for local and national causes.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC (www.globalfranchise.com)

Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a focus on franchising. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, MaggieMoo's®, Marble Slab Creamery®, Pretzelmaker® and Pretzel Time®, as well as two retail franchise concepts: TAF® and Shoebox New York®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is an affiliate of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with approximately $5 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ruggles Introduces Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt

New product inspired by Greek yogurt phenomenon

ORRVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dairy Enterprises Inc. announced today that it has expanded its Ruggles® line to include Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt, with six exciting flavors available in pints and single-serve 4-ounce containers. Original Tart, Vanilla Bean, Peach, Honey, Blueberry, and Strawberry Ruggles® Lowfat Greek frozen yogurts are now available to retailers across the region.

"Greek yogurt has been one of the most exciting trends in the dairy case," said Penny Baker, Director of Marketing for Ruggles®. "Our new product is sure to appeal to families who are more health-conscious and have driven the steady gains in the traditional yogurt market. Greek frozen yogurt is a really exciting 'better for you' frozen dairy dessert option that is already gaining popularity in part due to the self-serve frozen yogurt shop craze."
Ruggles® Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt is all natural, and has at least two times the protein of regular frozen yogurt. It has no preservatives, artificial flavors, or artificial colors, and has live and active cultures for digestive health. Ruggles® Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt is naturally low in fat, and is gluten-free, low in sodium, and a good source of calcium. The new Ruggles® product has no high fructose corn syrup and is Kosher-approved

The six introductory flavors of Ruggles® Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt are inspired by top-selling Greek yogurt flavors found in the refrigerated yogurt case and have a tartness similar to refrigerated Greek yogurt. Vanilla Bean and Original Tart both offer extra retail sales potential for favorite toppings such as fresh fruits and granola.

Each of the six new flavors of Ruggles® Lowfat Greek Frozen Yogurt will be available in pint size with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $4.99, and single-serving 4-ounce cups at a suggested retail price of $1.49. Each single-serving cup also includes a spoon for customer convenience.

About Smith Dairy Products Company and Dairy Enterprises Incorporated
Smith Dairy Products Company manufactures products marketed by Dairy Enterprises Inc. Family-owned since 1909 and headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, Smith Dairy Products Company has sister production facilities in Indiana (Wayne Dairy Products Inc.) and Missouri (Pacific Valley Dairy Inc.). Smith Dairy Products Company manufactures a full line of quality dairy, beverage, ice cream, and foodservice products, from Ruggles® Premium Ice Cream to SMITH'S Milk in the distinctive yellow jug. Dairy Enterprises Inc. and Smith Dairy Products Company assure their customers the freshest and highest-quality products. For more information, visit www.smithsbrand.com or become a fan of Smith Dairy and Ruggles on Facebook.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kick Off the New Year Right With the Delicious New Baskin-Robbins BRight Choices Flavor, Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt

New Year's Resolutions Are Easy
 with this Great Tasting January Flavor of the Month

CANTON, Mass., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today introduced its first new flavor of the year and the latest addition to the BRight Choices® line, Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt. This honey and vanilla-flavored frozen yogurt with a triple berry ribbon and sweet honey oat almond pieces is the perfect flavor to ring in the New Year as the January Flavor of the Month.

Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt is not just a better-for-you dessert choice, it's a flavor that satisfies the most diverse palates with its sweet and crunchy combination. By blending BRight Choices® frozen yogurt with top trending snacks, such as almonds and berries, dessert enthusiasts will love this unique, delicious treat.

With 140 calories per 2.5 oz. scoop, 4.5 grams of fat, and beneficial live and active cultures, Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt joins the BRight Choices® flavor lineup that includes dairy-free, reduced fat, fat-free, no sugar added and light options. Delicious and crunchy, Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt is the perfect snack to help consumers stick to their New Year's Resolutions this year.

"Frozen yogurt aficionados, health nuts and ice cream enthusiasts alike are guaranteed to enjoy this delicious new addition to our BRight Choices® line," said Stan Frankenthaler, Baskin-Robbins Executive Chef and Vice President of Innovation at Dunkin' Brands. "Baskin-Robbins prides itself on providing consumers with a variety of products to meet dietary needs without sacrificing on taste and quality."

In Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide during the month of January, Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt is available by the scoop – in a cup or cone – or as a Baskin-Robbins classic sundae. Also available in fresh-packed pints, quarts and half-gallons*, frozen treat lovers can bring Berry Nut Honey Frozen Yogurt home to enjoy with family and friends or create their own specialty ice cream desserts.

*In California, Baskin-Robbins offers fresh-packed ice cream in three sizes: small (12 oz), regular (1 lb., 8 oz), and large (3 lb.).

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium ice cream, specialty frozen desserts and beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 6,000 retail shops in 33 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Based in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN). For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com

Dubba's Note: I'm sorry, but I find this terribly funny yet ingenious that they've made their starting flavor a healthy frozen yogurt. Smart thinking B-R.