A host of both hot and cold packaged coffee and latte suppliers added to their arsenals during the second part of 2023.
Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC launched Victor Allen’s Snickers Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee, while Maxwell House Iced Latte with Foam (The Kraft Heinz Co.) marks the first-ever foaming agent available at retail.
“As iced beverages continue to rise in coffee shops, this opens a huge opportunity to continue the growth of cold in the coffee aisle at grocery stores,” said Sweta Kannan, director of marketing and coffee innovation at Kraft Heinz.
Cold-stirred foam technology “allows coffee lovers to save the time and money of going to a coffee shop, and instead inspire them to unleash their inner barista by providing an easy-to-make cafe-style experience with every sip in three simple steps,” she said.
What allows the instant latte to generate its own foam is powder containing natural food-safe ingredients in a gaseous form encapsulated in a matrix of starch and dairy, the supplier said.
According to Maxwell House, 31% of all coffee ordered in coffee shops is iced, but only 7% of coffee consumed at home is cold.
Read ahead for a review of recent cold and hot coffee/latte arrivals, as well as signature creamers.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch One Step Latte K-Cup
The Original Donut Shop Cinnamon Toast Crunch One Step Latte K-Cup pod is inspired by Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (General Mills). Infused with cinnamon sugar flavor notes, the cinnamon coffee latte beverage is made with coffee, sweetener and real dairy—all in one K-cup pod.
Tim Hortons Cold Brew Concentrate
Tim Hortons Cold Brew Concentrate is available in Medium Blend Black, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Swirl and Mocha Cereal flavors. Conveniently packaged in 32-ounce multi-serve bottles, each concentrate offers eight individual servings when prepared as directed. Users just mix with water and ice.
Maxwell House Iced Latte with Foam
Maxwell House Iced Latte with Foam (The Kraft Heinz Co.) marks the first foaming agent available at retail, the manufacturer said. Available in three flavors, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Caramel, users can add an individual sachet to iced water, pour and stir. The product is available for an SRP of $6.99 per six 1-ounce sachets.
Tim Hortons Coffee Creamers
Sourced from 100% real Canadian dairy, Tim Hortons Coffee Creamers are available in three brand flavors: Double Double, Vanilla Dip Donut and Chocolate Dip Donut. With no artificial preservatives or added vegetable oils, creamers join other brand offerings, including whole bean coffee as well as Keurig K-Cup pods that feature popular options such as Original and Dark Roast, Maple, Hazelnut and Double Delight.
Snickers Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee
Trilliant Food & Nutrition LLC launched Victor Allen’s Snickers Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee in 8-ounce cans as well as a 12-count packs. Made with real cream and sugar, Victor Allen’s candy-flavored Snickers Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee features 130 calories per 8-ounce can.
Creamalicious Coffee Creamers
Creamalicious Coffee Creamers (Creamalicious LLC), packaged in 16-ounce bottles, feature signature flavors of Bay’bee Lis’sen White Chocolate Blondie and Uncle Charles Brown Suga Bourbon Cake. The African American- and female-owned ice cream and coffee creamer company also offers Creamalicious Ice Creams pints in seven flavors: Slap Yo’ Momma Banana Pudding, Aunt Poonie’s Caramel Pound Cake, Granma Gigi’s Sweet Potato Pie and others.