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Instant Yogurt Product Comes To Vending


April 29, 2008
By Canadian Vending Staff

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RACINE – The first units of Yokit – a new yogurt-like snack that does not require refrigeration – rolled off the production floor last month and entered the multi-billion dollar market for healthy snack foods. Yokit, which is patent pending, is a unique instant product with the taste, texture, and healthy attributes of yogurt. Simply add cold water, shake, and eat. 

RACINE – The first units of Yokit – a new yogurt-like snack that does not require refrigeration – rolled off the production floor last month and entered the multi-billion dollar market for healthy snack foods. Yokit, which is patent pending, is a unique instant product with the taste, texture, and healthy attributes of yogurt. Simply add cold water, shake, and eat.

Dilip Kotecha, Yokit president, announced with the first production run that the company’s primary target is the vending industry.

“Schools and private businesses across the country are seeking healthy alternatives to the current offering of sodas and potato chips in vending machines. Yokit provides all the important nutritional benefits of yogurt without the need for refrigeration. In addition, shelf life of the product is more than one year.”
Yokit provides an instant, healthy snack and meal alternative for those with on-the-go lifestyles, appealing to hikers, bikers, students, and office professionals. Made in less than one minute and requiring no refrigeration, Yokit’s “yogurt when you want it” is a convenience feature not currently available with traditional yogurt products.

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Kotecha said, “The great thing about Yokit is you eat it when you want it … if you need a mid-afternoon healthy break, are out on a hike, or the kids want to make their own snack.”

New product offerings soon to be available include a Yokit drinkable smoothie with added nutraceuticals.
Kotecha said, “With a great-tasting instant formulation, we plan to use Yokit as a delivery system to address many of the health needs of consumers internationally.”

Yokit comes in a 5.5-ounce serving size cup, complete with instant mix and spoon. Currently, there are seven flavours, including Strawberry, French Vanilla, Tropical Fruit, Raspberry, Orange Dreamsicle, Pineapple, and Strawberry-Banana. Retail pricing is estimated between $1 and $1.50, depending upon the respective retail outlet.

To find out more information on Yokit, purchase product, discuss private labelling or distribution opportunities, contact Harish Kotecha (512) 773-7815, HKotecha@YokitInc.com, or visit www.yokitinc.com. o