S&D Beverage Innovations Releases MilkSplash® Products for the Foodservice Industry
CONCORD, N.C. – S&D Beverage Innovations now offers award-winning MilkSplash® in a new foodservice-friendly bottle and pump. MilkSplash is an innovative zero-calorie flavoring that operators can quickly and easily add to milk, milkshakes, steamers and other dairy-based beverages.
Ideally suited for restaurants, amusement parks, schools, clubs and resorts, MilkSplash Foodservice can be used at the front of the house for instances where customers dose their own beverages, or it can be used in the back of the house when operators combine the flavoring into milk by the glass. Unlike competitive syrups, MilkSplash’s unique formula was designed to mix easily and evenly with milk so there is no mess, hassle or curdling.
The addition of MilkSplash Foodservice products also aligns with industry trends. For total kids’ foodservice beverage servings in 2014, carbonated soft drink servings fell 4 percent while milk servings increased by 5 percent. For operators looking to capitalize on this shift, MilkSplash gives parents a healthier alternative to beverages with added sugar, such as soft drinks, sports drinks and pre-flavored chocolate milk. Menu variety is also a key consideration. Foodservice outlets are often constrained by the perishability of milk, limiting their ability to offer flavor variety, but MilkSplash Foodservice has a 12-month unopened shelf life, when stored at ambient temperatures.
“According to The NPD Group’s CREST®, over a billion servings of milk are served annually within foodservice settings — making it a critical beverage consideration for today’s operators,” said John Buckner, VP of marketing at S&D. “By offering MilkSplash, a catalyst to greater milk consumption, foodservice operators can add value for the customer and differentiate their business — which can lead to increased profits.”
MilkSplash Foodservice is available in six delicious and uncommon flavors that appeal to kids: Cocoa Loco, Jammin’ Banana, Cookies ‘N Cream, Chippy Cherry™, Vanilla Cream Cloud and Caramel Crawl™. For more information on MilkSplash Foodservice, visit www.milksplash.com.
MilkSplash was created by S&D Beverage Innovations, LLC, a division of S&D Coffee & Tea, the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the foodservice industry. Founded in 1927 and based in Concord, N.C., near Charlotte, S&D holds the highest certified designations in global quality and food safety, and counts a multitude of the world’s best-known foodservice organizations as its customers. A team of talented and experienced food scientists and marketers drives new product development for S&D Beverage Innovations. MilkSplash won the 2014 World Dairy Innovation Award in the Best Children’s Dairy category. For more information about MilkSplash, visit www.milksplash.com.