Every day this week “was a great day” for dairy, not for Barbie, specifically The Barbie Movie, and if you saw it, you know the line from the movie I am referencing regarding “a great day.” It is a bit personal, because if you remember, Barbie drinks real cows’ milk in the movie.
Mooing on, we should all be stoked for what 2024 promises. Let’s make every day a great day for dairy!
The week started with numerous dairy innovations debuting at the Winter Fancy Food in Las Vegas, followed by lots of energy at Dairy Forum in Phoenix and ending with an informative webinar by the Hartman Group titled “Taste of Tomorrow 2023: Navigating Food Through the Eyes of Gen Z and Alpha.”
In between all that excitement, I received so many new dairy product announcements this week that the Daily Dose of Dairy is set for a while.
Here’s one of my favorites. Once Upon a Farm, a childhood nutrition company, is entering the dairy category with real dairy! The company is launching organic A2/A2 Whole Milk Shakes. Available in three flavors—Banana Crème, Strawberry Crème and Triple Berry--these organic whole milk shakes are made with farm-fresh fruits and veggies, A2/A2 organic whole milk and no added sugar. These sippable shakes use organic A2/A2 grass-based whole milk sourced from Alexandre Family Farm.
In addition, Once Upon a Farm will release a second product line in its dairy portfolio--Whole Milk Smoothies—this spring. Varieties are Banana Berry Blast, Mango Pear-adise and Orange Squeeze. The whole milk smoothies compliment the brand’s existing Dairy-Free Smoothie line.
- 69% of Gen Alpha parents cook with their children
- 77% of parents with children 6- to 12-years old cook with them
- 63% of Gen Alpha parents cook with their children as a way to share their culture