Rickland Orchards Rolls Out First Shelf-Stable Greek Yogurt Bar
The phenomenon of Greek yogurt has spread across all consumer groups, and Rickland Orchards is staying ahead of the curve by expanding into non-traditional ways in which to enjoy Greek yogurt. In 2007, Greek yogurt sales totaled $35.4 million and the projected Greek yogurt sales for 2012 are estimated to be well over $2 billion.
Busy parents, active kids and teens, and health conscience consumers can enjoy the benefits of Greek yogurt and probiotics effortlessly, thanks to Fairfield, N.J.-based Rickland Orchards, a wholly owned subsidiary of Natural Instincts LLC. Rickland Orchards launches the first-ever Rickland Orchards Greek Yogurt Bar, a nutritious, all natural, on-the-go snack. They are layered with honey-roasted granola, real fruit and nuts, and dipped in Authentic Strained Greek Yogurt imported from Europe. The bars are shelf–stable and provide an excellent source of fiber (5g) and a good source of protein (7g) and probiotics in each serving.
These one-of-a-kind bars are available in six flavors -- Blueberry Acai, Cherry Almond, Toasted Coconut, Cranberry Almond, Apple & Honey, and Orchard Peach.
"We have literally traveled the globe in the last six months searching for the best ingredients and securing our supply of shelf-stable, authentic Greek Yogurt", says president & co-founder Michael Sands. "Working with the top food scientists was a must before we approved the product for launch. The hard work paid off -- the acceptance by dry grocery buyers has been incredible. They see the growth of Greek Yogurt in the refrigerated section and want to capitalize on it in their set."
Suggested retail price is $1.49 to $1.79.