Valio introduces Valio Oddlygood non-dairy products made from Finnish oatsStaff Writer | December 19, 2017
Valio introduced a new range of plant-based products: the spoonable Valio Oddlygood gurts and the Valio Oddlygood oat drink – both made from Finnish oats at Valio’s Riihimäki and Turenki plants, in Finland.
Food innovation Valio Oddlygood oat drink
Valio’s new plant-based products complement Valio’s milk-, fruit- and berry-based product offering. Valio Oddlygood gurts are a spoonable, yogurt-style snack made from Finnish oats.
he Valio Oddlygood oat drink is also made from Finnish oats and can be enjoyed on its own or used in smoothies or for baking or cooking.
"Studies show that consumers want a wider range of good-tasting and local product options in the selection of plant-based products. Consumers enjoy experimenting with plant-based products. The products are non-dairy, so they also make a good option for vegans and milk allergic persons," says Valio’s Business Manager Anne Arponen.
Spoonable Valio Oddlygood gurts will be available in a wide range of popular flavours and different sizes of packaging.
The Valio Oddlygood flavours include mango, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, and vanilla. In addition to the unflavoured oat drink, a dark cocoa option also will be offered.
Valio’s success is based on listening to consumers and on product innovations
"We listen to consumers carefully, and we continuously pursue new and interesting product innovations. Our product development expertise is world-class: we use our more than 100 years of innovation and technology knowledge to offer high-quality products from various ingredients in addition to our main raw material milk.
"For example, we have been making juices and berry soups for decades. Now consumers will be able to enjoy these great flavours again but in a new product category," summarizes Valio’s CEO Annikka Hurme.
"Valio is a dairy cooperative owned by Finnish dairy farmers, so milk will continue to be the focus of our operations also in the future. We believe in the success of high-quality, good-tasting milk products, and the new product innovations complement our offering," says Valio’s Chairman of Board Vesa Kaunisto. ■