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November 27, 2017

Here’s How Koel Thomae Launched Noosa Yogurt

Food & Wine

A tale of of dairy farm drive-bys and international yogurt smuggling, plus why Noosa comes in a clear container.

November 8, 2017

A Complete Ranking of Noosa’s Fall Yogurts

Spoon University

There are far more flavors to fall than just the stereotypical gourd, which is why I was super excited to try noosa’s delicious fall yogurt flavors. Here are all of noosa’s fall yogurt flavors, ranked from good to best.

November 6, 2017

These Founders Hit the Road–and Found Their Next Big Idea

Inc.

Travel, Mark Twain famously wrote, “is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

That’s true in business as much as in life, as countless founders have discovered…

November 2, 2017

Maple is the new pumpkin spice

Moneyish

“We’re seeing that Maple flavors are the next wave of pumpkin spice. Our maple ginger has one of the highest repeat rates of all our mix-in flavors. Our fans really love the novelty of this unique combination,” Koel Thomae, co-founder of noosa yoghurt said in an email, of inspiration behind the brand’s new fall maple flavor.

November 1, 2017

Big Trips Inspire Bigger Companies

Inc.

After tasting a new kind of creamy, full-fat yogurt while visiting her mother in Australia, Thomae decided she had to bring that recipe to the U.S. – and used it to start a company.

October 31, 2017

Material World: Yogurt Battle Puts Big Food Struggles on Display

Bloomberg

Big Food’s having a tough time, and yogurt is no exception. Large, bureaucratic food companies have trouble keeping up with consumers looking for fresh ingredients and new products. Upstarts like Chobani are beating out old standbys such as General Mills’ Yoplait and DannoneWave’s Dannon. This week on Material World, Jenny and guest host Craig Giammona dig into the evolution of yogurt, the changing consumer and the lessons yogurt provides for the rest the grocery store. Big and small industry players reflect on how Greek yogurt catapulted the industry and what might come next.

October 12, 2017

Passion project

Boulder Weekly

Noosa Yoghurt founder Koel Thomae on doing what she loves.

October 3, 2017

6 ways maple is muscling out pumpkin spice

USA Today

Bye bye, pumpkin spice. Hellooo, maple.

If you haven’t taken note, pumpkin spice which these days is in everything from lip balm, peanut butter and Febreze air freshener, is getting some competition from the sweet, amber substance probably best known for flavoring pancake syrup.

You can bet that restaurants and food makers want to see pumpkin spice’s popularity replicated. Sales of pumpkin-flavored foods reached a record $414 million in sales in the year ending July 1, the consumer data company Nielsen found.

Maple could be on its way. According to Google Trends, maple-related searches have skyrocketed since Sept. 3.

Before you start raking leaves, get ready for these maple-licious contenders…

September 7, 2017

How This Yogurt Company Went From Massive Failure to $170 Million

Inc.

noosa yoghurt founder Koel Thomae learned some lessons the hard way after taking a $100,000 hit 18 months after starting the company.

September 5, 2017

How Yogurt Flavors Get Made

Food & wine

From yogurts with notes of rosewater and hibiscus to savory cardamom-spiced pots, the yogurt landscape is way sexier outside the U.S., so trend scout Koel Thomae is always on the move. After co-founding and later selling her own yogurt brand, noosa, she stayed on with the company doing innovation research. The business of scouting yogurt flavors has taken her across the globe to find inspiration, especially in “high dairy consumption locales” like Denmark and France, where people eat way more yogurt per capita. “In France, people might have it for lunch, as a snack, or as a sweet treat,” Thomae says. “In the United States, yogurt is mostly a breakfast item, although that’s slowly changing.”

September 1, 2017

18 PUMPKIN SPICE PRODUCTS TO HELP US KICKSTART FALL

Babble

Whether you think it’s too soon for fall flavors or you’re totally over the summer heat, there’s one thing we can all agree on: pumpkin spice is delicious. There’s nothing quite like that first whiff of pumpkin spice, that’s reminiscent of cozy days filled with flannels and autumn activities with our family.

noosa’s velvety yogurt features real pumpkin puree and a touch of wildflower honey. Does that not sound amazing? It’s basically like eating pumpkin pie for breakfast!

August 29, 2017

noosa Unveils Mix-in Yoghurts

cheddar.com

noosa is a yoghurt line made out of all-natural whole milk and fresh fruit purees. Co-Founder Koel Thomae joins Cheddar to explain why the company has entered into a new category, mix-in style yoghurts. “noosa Mates” include crunchy toppings such as granola, roasted nut, and pretzels.

August 22, 2017

Colorado-based noosa yoghurt hits another home run with new products, concept

The Colorado Gazette

noosa yoghurt has hit it out of the dairy case again. It’s scored a home run with several new products and a new concept: noosa Mates, a 5.5-ounce container of yogurt topped with another container (or mate) of crunchy mix-ins. They’re like mix-ins for ice cream and come in five flavors!

 

August 11, 2017

From mocktails to coconut milk, you’re going to see a lot more of these brands

CNBC

Greek yogurt? Been there, eaten that. Customers are now exploring brands from other parts of the world.

Brands like Siggi’s, an Icelandic yogurt, and noosa, which has with Australian roots, are growing. Siggi Hilmarsson, founder of Siggi’s, and Koel Thomae, co-founder of noosa, both say Greek yogurt made shoppers more open minded and willing to try new products.

“I absolutely think Greek yogurt really invigorated the category from both a retailer and consumer perspective,” Thomae said.

August 1, 2017

you’re welcome! 6 things that delight us this month

Parents Magazine

aussie yum!  love artisinal gelato? this yogurt equivalent: not low-fat or low-sugar, but fresh and delicious and worth every calorie when motherhood has you craving a treat.  koel thomae, a colorado mom by way of australia, found the family recipe in her home country and brought it to america. noosa is from whole milk, sweetened with a bit of wildflower honey and fresh fruit purees and made in small batches on a family dairy farm north of denver. new noosa yoghurt mates even have mix-ins like Guittard chocolate.

July 26, 2017

noosa yoghurt unveils multiple new flavors

Coloradoan

noosa is releasing a Colorado-exclusive Palisade peach flavor that will be in the market for only a limited time.  The company said it sources the peaches through a co-op of farmers on Colorado’s Western Slope.

They are also piloting a new build-your-own yogurt bar at the King Soopers in Broomfield where customers get to pick their flavor and topping. The company hopes to bring the yogurt bar to other stores.

July 24, 2017

New dairy products: noosa mates mix-in-style yogurts

Dairy Foods

noosa yoghurt introduced a new line called noosa mates, mix-in-style yogurts that are paired with high-quality, toppings like crunchy granolas, roasted nuts, pretzels and dark chocolate.

they’re available in five varieties: banana chocolate peanut (chunks of dark chocolate, banana chips and roasted, salted peanuts); coconut almond chocolate (dark chocolate chunks, toasted coconut crisps and almonds); honey cranberry almond (granola, cranberries, roasted almonds and pepitas); honey pretzel peanut and maple ginger (granola, gingersnap streusel and candied ginger).

July 17, 2017

Noosa Just Released 5 New Yogurts That Are Basically Dessert

The Kitchn

in the seven years that noosa yogurt has been on the market, it has gained quite a loyal following. the latest innovation from the colorado-based company goes a little more mainstream …last month noosa announced it was going to release a new line of yogurt called “mates,” which basically combines their yogurt with a small packet of mix-ins.

July 14, 2017

10 Best Ideas of the Week

BizBash

noosa yoghurt celebrated “mates”,  its new mix-in line, with a launch event on july 12 at 447 broadway in new york. the event, which was designed by m booth, featured a d.i.y. yogurt bar that invited attendees to make their own creations.  the event offered cocktails and “mocktails” inspired by the new flavors, including maple ginger, coconut almond chocolate, honey cranberry almond, and banana chocolate peanut. the event also invited attendees to write their own noosa love letters at a station that included a branded pink and white mailbox and a chrome typewriter. talent from the haiku guys and gals was onsite to help write the letters.

May 23, 2017

A rare look inside the noosa Yoghurt plant

The Coloradoan

noosa co-founder rob graves, who learned to milk cows on the property at age six, walked media from around the country through the state-of-the-art yogurt producer. like brewery tours of the area, the noosa tour had samples including a flight of whole, chocolate and root beer milks.

the production process is mostly automated and takes about 18 hours to complete a batch. machines can fill 280 cups a minute. the site features a treatment plant that re-uses the same water for three purposes — making yogurt, cow drinking water and irrigation for crops. there’s a 10 a.m. quality testing every day of the year.

May 9, 2017

How Many of These Lemony Treats Have You Tried?

The Kitchn

some people like lemons. and then there are those who really like lemons — as in, they’re total lemonheads and like to suck on lemon slices as if they’re oranges. is that you? we’ll assume yes. you wouldn’t have clicked on this story if it wasn’t! with that settled, we’d like to know how many of these lemon treats you’ve had before. take a look! and then start making plans to try the ones that are new to you.

May 1, 2017

noosa’s Thomae on Succeeding in the Competitive Dairy Industry

bloomberg

bloomberg market’s am with pimm fox and lisa abramowicz hosted koel thomae, co-founder of noosa yoghurt, on building the company and selling to private equity, and competing in the highly competitive american dairy industry.

January 7, 2017

New dairy products: Noosa yoghurt’s new tart & sweet flavors

Dairy Foods

Noosa yoghurt, Bellvue, Colo., launched new tart and sweet flavors for 2017.

January 1, 2017

New Noosa Flavors Get to the Tart of the Matter

Denver Life Magazine

With yogurt sales projected to have hit $9.1 billion in 2016, there’s a pretty good chance your next trip to the grocery store will include a stop at the dairy aisle for the treat. Some flavors you should try? Noosa Yoghurt‘s three new globally-inspired launches: Orange & GingerStrawberry & Hibiscus and Pear & Cardamom.

December 20, 2016

Noosa Yoghurt releases 3 new flavors

The Coloradoan

Noosa Yoghurt has three new flavors out in the market.

Orange & Ginger, Strawberry & Hibiscus and Pear & Cardamom are now out on shelves, showcasing global flavors.

December 1, 2016

Friday Faves: Koel Thomae, Cofounder of Noosa

The Infatuation

If you eat yogurt (or is it yoghurt?), chances are you know about Noosa.

December 1, 2016

Mixing Bowl

O, The Oprah Magazine

The makings of a delicious month from a stacked sweet to a floral finish.

November 29, 2016

5 Foods That Taste Like Your Holiday Favorites, But Have Half The Calories

Elite Daily

Rather than abolishing all holiday treats and foods entirely in an effort to stay healthy, I’ve searched out healthy seasonal foods that still bring out the delicious flavors of our holiday favorites… without packing on the pounds.

November 27, 2016

Female Entrepreneurs Say A Woman’s Place Is In The Food Business

Forbes

After Hillary Clinton lost her bid to become the first female president of the United States, I started thinking about women in my own line of work: consumer packaged food. Is the food industry a tough place for women? Are the standards higher? Or is it the welcoming place you’d expect, given women’s traditional gender role as a provider of meals for the family?

October 27, 2016

9 Healthy Ways to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix

Consumer Reports

You can enjoy this fall flavor favorite without going overboard on calories or sugars.

October 27, 2016

The 5 Best Healthy Holiday Snacks at the Grocery Store

Parade

Try these sweet swaps to embrace the season’s best flavors without the winter weight worry.

October 18, 2016

Beyond the Lattes: 30+ Healthy Pumpkin Spice Treats, Snacks, and Foods

Pop Sugar

Whether you’re ready or not, pumpkin spice season is upon us. And if you’re a pumpkin fan but also livin’ that healthy lifestyle, fear not: there’s tons of stuff for you, too.

It’s true, though — pumpkin spice flavors aren’t just for Oreos and sugary lattes (although we don’t mind those now and then!). From protein powders to flax-and-pumpkin-seed granolas to oatmeals and Greek yogurts, it seems like pumpkin spice has invaded some of our healthiest staples and snacks. We’re not mad about it. ‘Tis the season, right?

October 6, 2016

11 Highly Successful People Reveal Their Favorite Productivity Tricks

CNBC

CNBC asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs how they manage overwhelming to-do lists and overflowing inboxes — and ultimately, how they get so much done.

September 30, 2016

5 Things Women’s Running Loved This Week

Women's Running

After a very extensive search (read: I’ve tasted them all) I found the best pumpkin yogurt.

September 27, 2016

Honey, We Shrunk the Bee Population

Denver Life Magazine

Celebrate National Honey Month with Noosa Yoghurt as they unveil a Denver billboard and their new alliance program, Blooms for Bees.

September 26, 2016

The Latest Pumpkin Spice Foods That Are Actually Good

Tasting Table

These 7 snacks are ones we can get behind.

September 22, 2016

What’s All the Buzz About Noosa?

5280 Magazine

Colorado’s favorite yogurt company launches the Blooms for Bees program to coincide with September’s National Honey Month.

September 1, 2016

Now Spoon This

Dr. Oz: The Good Life

Our taste test winners.

September 1, 2016

noosa Bucked Old Trends To Cultivate New Growth

Biz West

The idea started when Thomae sampled a taste of Australian yoghurt in a beach town named Noosa near Australia’s Sunshine Coast . . .

September 1, 2016

The Comprehensive Guide to Pumpkin Spice Flavored Foods

People Food

August 30, 2016

29 Limited-Edition Fall-Flavored Foods Hitting Shelves ASAP

Refinery 29

Don’t be overwhelmed by the possibilities. We’ve got an ample snack harvest (29 selects, to be exact) rounded up right here. Happy fall, y’all.

August 23, 2016

Colorado-Based Company Unleashes Tasty New Yogurt Flavors

Colorado Gazette

I recently tried several new Noosa flavors: raspberry habanero, pineap­ple jalapeiio, mango sweet chili and Mexican chocolate. And I am giving them all an enthusiastic two thumbs up.

August 15, 2016

91 Fall-Flavored Things You Need to Get Your Hands On

Good Housekeeping

You didn’t know they existed — now you might not be able to live without them. Here’s where to find every single thing.

August 8, 2016

How Noosa Yoghurt Went From Zero to 25,000 Stores

Bloomberg

Noosa is one of America’s fastest-growing yogurt brands, with sales over $100 million in 2015. Co-founder Koel Thomae describes the company’s growth in this edition of Bloomberg’s “Small to Big.”

August 7, 2016

27 Foodie Finds to Make August the Tastiest Yet

popsugar

From Rosé-flavored chocolate to a cookbook that celebrates spiralizing every veggie under the sun, these products run the gamut from indulgent to light, but they all receive an editor’s stamp of approval for tastiness.

May 31, 2016

Oatmeal for Dinner and Frozen Yogurt for Breakfast

Wall Street Journal

Marketers push for us to eat foods at nontraditional times of day.

May 26, 2016

8 Super Trendy Yogurts From Around The World

Refinery 29

Check out a few of the best worldly brands out there, broken down by style and taste for your spooning pleasure.

May 3, 2016

meet our entrepreneur of 2016: Koel Thomae

Colorado Biz

Girl meets yogurt. Girl falls in love with yogurt. Girl brings yogurt home.

April 29, 2016

noosa’s playbook for gaining ground on industry giants

Fast Company

Savvy moves by yogurt maker Noosa helped it steal major market share from brand behemoths like Yoplait and Dannon. This is how they did it.

March 30, 2016

14 inspiring female entrepreneurs share their stories on making it

Boulder Lifestyle Magazine

We rounded up some of the top female entrepreneurs in Boulder to hear how they started their own companies.

March 1, 2016

savory yogurts are a thing

Sunset Magazine

Currently craving: the smoky-sweet-tart blackberry serrano variety from cult-favorite Noosa Yoghurt.

February 19, 2016

noosa yoghurt finds success since acquisition while holding to roots

the denver post

Colorado yogurt company has expanded to 25,000 retail outlets, up from 5,000, since 2012.

February 7, 2016

trending! sweet heat for your sweet heart

Food Network

Move over, sweet and salty; hello, sweet heat. This flavor combo that gives a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) burn to sweet foods has been steadily gaining traction.

February 1, 2016

noosa on today show

The Today Show

January 3, 2016

27 brand new healthy snacks hitting stores right now

Delish

Whether you’re part of the 12 percent of the population resolving to lose weight this year, you’re feeling bloated from six weeks of nonstop holiday party foods, or you believe in occasionally eating things that aren’t slathered in cheese and deep-fried, here are the new foods (and drinks) you need to know about.

September 11, 2015

12 New Pumpkin-Flavored Foods You Gotta Try

Food Network

If pumpkin brings to mind jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes, you’re behind the times. Pumpkin is a season in the food world, synonymous with autumn.

August 27, 2015

Easy to make grab-and-go breakfasts

Pix 11

Morning can be such a hectic time of day, we all know how easy it is to skip breakfast. But luckily lifestyle expert, Limor Suss from TrendsGirl.com stopped by to show us some easy, make-ahead, grab-and-go breakfasts.

August 18, 2015

64 Fall-Flavored Things You Need To Get Your Hands On

Delish

Noosa, makers of Australian-style yoghurt (think: almost as thick as Greek yoghurt, but creamier), tested pumpkin-swirled yoghurt in Target last year.

August 17, 2015

The Comprehensive Guide to Pumpkin Spice Flavored Foods

People

Unlike most pumpkin-spice items, Noosa’s super-creamy Australian “yoghurt” is packed with actual pumpkin, making it a delicious option for people opposed to artificial spice flavors.

August 15, 2015

Taste Test: Our Guide to the Best Products at the Supermarket

Cooking Light

Sweet, salty, crunchy, or creamy—no matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve picked the perfect healthy snack for you.

August 10, 2015

Q&A: The remarkable rise of Noosa

Food Business News

Just five years after debuting in the United States, Noosa Yoghurt, L.L.C. is on course to generate $100 million in sales this year.

August 9, 2015

25 Innovative Consumer And Retail Brands For 2015

Forbes

For the third consecutive year, CircleUp scoured the country to find, select, and celebrate twenty five of the most innovative consumer and retail companies.

July 27, 2015

How to Start a Business Without Quitting Your Day Job

Money

Finding clients before you quit your day job will help you build the cash flow you need to make the leap.

May 6, 2015

A Square-Egg Maker Inspired Noosa’s See-Through Yogurt Tubs

The Wall Street Journal

Few items have survived all 15 relocations that Koel Thomae, co-founder of Noosa Yoghurt, has made through seven cities over the last 24 years. Yet through every new home, Ms. Thomae has held on to a square-egg maker.

April 16, 2015

The Yogurt Brands We Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Bon Appétit

Yogurt is amazing. It’s a perfect blank canvas for breakfast (we love a good mix-in), makes a convenient mid-afternoon snack, and fleshes out our favorite savory dinners.

October 1, 2014

Noosa Cyclocross

YouTube

If our Aussie-style yoghurt was a sport, we’d like to think it’d be this one. Full of surprises and super enthusiastic spectators, cyclocross is heaps of fun.

In fact, we love it so much, we decided to
sponsor our very own team!

September 1, 2013

Which Whey?

Fitness

July 13, 2013

On the Menu: Featuring Ann & Peter Haigh

On the Menu

Listen Now

July 1, 2012

Noosa Finest Yoghurt explodes out of the gate

Boulder Daily Camera, Zach Whittaker

Since its launch in 2010 by co-founders Koel Thomae, Paul Mathewson, Grant Mathewson and Robert Graves, Noosa Finest Yoghurt — using the common Australian spelling of the dairy treat — has seen explosive growth.

January 1, 2012

8 Fast Convenient Breakfasts

Real Simple, Lindsay Hunt

Noosa Finest Yoghurt Strawberry Rhubarb

Touched with a swirl of sweet fruit, this delicious newcomer is made in the ultra-rich, creamy Australian style.

December 20, 2010

January editors’ product picks

Delicious Living

Noosa Finest Yoghurt

Without a doubt, the creamiest, most full-flavored yogurt I’ve ever had. Made from a secret Australian recipe (and named for its small Queensland town) brought here by Aussie expats and crafted with Colorado grass-fed dairy milk infused with honey, all-natural Noosa raises the bar for yogurts everywhere. Available in blueberry, honey, mango, and raspberry.–Elisa Bosley, senior food editor