The goods: this week’s new products
This week we bring you a new supermarket convenience range for busy peeps who hate chopping vegies, a low-GI honey for those who want to cut back on their sugar intake, a gut-healthy milk and a “superfruit” drink enriched with essential oils. Sounds fancy. Check out all the latest new products worth digging into.
Coles launches biggest convenience range ever
Coles has launched its biggest-ever range of homestyle convenience meals under its new brand “Coles Kitchen”. As part of Coles’ initiative to simplify life for its customers, the new range is part of a transformation of its convenience aisles. There are now 100 new Italian, Asian, Indian, and Australian meals and sides available.
The recipes include restaurant-inspired meals like Slow-cooked Beef Brisket Bourguignon, Slow-Cooked Greek Inspired Pork, Chicken and Tomato Tagliatelle, Chicken Tikka Masala with Rice, Butter Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower Chana Masala.
Meals start from just $6.50 each. Soups start from $3 each, sides from $2.30 each and meal centres designed for couples to share from $10 each.
Coles launched the new products in response to customer research which found a third don’t have time to cook from scratch. Additionally, more than 50 percent don’t like to cook at home. When it comes to meal prep, the biggest pain point was chopping and cutting.
Capilano Low GI Honey
Hot on the heels of the launch of its Choc Honey spread, Capilano has launched a low GI honey that offers honey-loving Australians an easy way to reduce their sugar intake. The honey has been certified as low GI by an independent laboratory, using an approved methodology based on the international standards for testing.
“Because this honey provides a slower and more sustained energy release, it’s also an ideal alternative to sugar for consumers looking to lower their sugar intake,” says Ryan d’Almeida, CEO of Hive + Wellness, the company behind the Capilano brand. “The naturally-occurring sugar profile of this specially selected 100 percent Australian honey influences the way it’s digested in the body. As a result, this lowers its GI rating.”
The product has the endorsement of the Glycemic Index Foundation, which worked closely with Capilano during the development phase.
“Low GI foods digest more slowly,” says Kathy Usic, CEO of the Glycemic Index Foundation. “This helps keep your blood glucose levels stable. Whereas high GI carbs cause a sudden spike in blood glucose and lead your blood sugars to peak and crash.”
Capilano Low GI Honey will be available in Woolworths and select IGAs around the country.
Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness Milk
Dairy Farmers has released A2 Goodness Milk in 2L full-cream, lite and the segment’s first-ever prebiotic variety. A2 protein milk is a type of milk that comes from cows that naturally produce the A2 beta-casein protein. Some evidence suggests that the A2 beta-casein protein is less likely to cause digestive upsets.
The white milk launch follows off the back of the successful May launch of Dairy Farmers A2 Goodness Flavoured Milk. This is the segment’s first A2 chocolate milk, available in 1.5L and 300ml sizes. It also contains 25 percent less sugar.
Like regular Dairy Farmers milk, a serving of A2 Goodness Milk provides eight essential nutrients. It contains calcium, protein and vitamins B2, B5 and B12. These assist with the development of strong bones and muscle growth and repair as well as mental performance.
In addition, A2 Goodness Prebiotic Milk offers the added benefits of supporting your gut health. It improves gut microbiota by feeding the “good “bugs in your gut.
Dairy Farmers’ new products are available at Coles Supermarkets across VIC, NSW and ACT, along with other leading retailers.
Essential oils producer Young Living brings you NingXia Red. This powerful superfruit drink is designed to “energise, fortify and revitalise the body and mind”. The signature blend features Young Living’s orange, yuzu, lemon and tangerine essential oils combined with goji berry and wolfberry superfruits. There’s also blueberry, aronia berry, cherry, pomegranate and plum juices to deliver a whole-body nutrient infusion.
Chosen specifically for their flavour profiles, the essential oils included in the drink also contain d-limonene. This is a powerful, naturally-occurring component found in citrus oils.
The drink contains stevia as a sweetener. It also has only 5g sugar per 60ml serving.
Find out more at the Young Living website.