Aloe Meets Yogurt: ALOVE Debuts at EXPO WEST

A long-time favorite in Japan, aloe vera yogurt is coming to the U.S.
and is poised to be the next big craze that invigorates the yogurt

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ALOVE–A delicious and nutritious first-of-its-kind yogurt experience is coming
to the U.S. by way of Japanese market-leader Morinaga
Nutritional Foods, Inc.
As a long-time favorite Japanese snack, aloe
yogurt is ready to claim its rightful spot in U.S. dairy aisles. ALOVE
introduces a vibrant, innovative, smooth and refreshing snack experience
to American consumers. With promising research showcasing health
benefits associated with aloe-based ingredients in yogurt, along with
swelling demand for Japanese products, ALOVE is poised to reinvigorate
the yogurt category, à la Greek yogurt nearly a decade ago.

Food Trend Meets Market Opportunity

Claire UK Magazine
referred to aloe vera juice as the latest beauty
and health craze, citing a wide array of benefits. A
Japanese study
recently published in Skin Pharmacology and
Physiology shows that women who consumed aloe sterol-fortified yogurt
daily over 12 weeks revealed statistical differences in skin elasticity,
skin moisture, collagen score, and transepidermal water loss. Aloe
vera’s functional properties, along with trending U.S. consumer demand
for Japanese cuisine, which Whole Foods names among the top trends to
watch in 2017, places ALOVE on a trajectory to become America’s next big
yogurt trend.

“Healthy foods and longevity are hallmarks of Japanese culture,”
commented Hiroyuki Imanishi, President and CEO, Morinaga Nutritional
Foods, Inc. “We’ve been enjoying aloe yogurt for decades as a light,
nutritious and delicious snack. We think it could be the spark that
revitalizes American yogurt sales the way Greek yogurt did in the past.”

About ALOVE Japanese-Style Yogurt

ALOVE is a delicious and nutritious, kosher-certified yogurt snack that
offers a good source of protein and calcium, with no artificial flavors.
Made in the U.S. from locally sourced California milk, the product
contains zero high-fructose corn syrup, is gluten-free and does not
contain aloin. ALOVE is made via Morinaga’s proprietary process; fresh
aloe is removed from the aloe plant leaves, leaving only the best and
tastiest parts, and then mixed into creamy yogurt. ALOVE comes in three
delicious flavors: Original Aloe, Strawberry and Blueberry.

To taste ALOVE for yourself, visit Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. –
Booth #2863 at Natural Products EXPO WEST in Anaheim, CA at the Anaheim
Convention Center March 10-12, 2017.

To learn more about ALOVE, visit
Instagram: aloveyogurt

About Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.

Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. has over a century of rich history
steeped in dairy manufacturing and technological expertise in Japan. In
1985, the company formed Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. and began
marketing aseptically packaged tofu, which is sold in the United States
under the Mori-Nu brand name. The Institute of Food Technologists voted
Morinaga’s packaging “the #1 food science innovation of the last 50
years” because it increases nutrient retention and flavor while ensuring
food safety. For recipes, tofu tips, or to purchase products visit
For more information about Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., visit
Connect with us via and Twitter @MorinagaTofu.


for Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.
Angela Diffly, 404-550-7789