No dunking is necessary — this milk comes preloaded. The Shatto Milk Company will be adding Cookies & Cream to its regular rotation [For those who missed a chance to try it last year, they’ll be bringing some to the Overland Park Farmers’ Market tomorrow]. Quart-sized bottles of the flavor will start appearing on shelves Monday. It should be in all stores that regularly stock Shatto by Wednesday.
In 2013, the dairy based in Osborn, Missouri, released a series of seven limited run flavors — apple pie, birthday cake, blueberry, candy corn, chocolate cherry, cookies & cream, and mint chocolate — to celebrate its 10th anniversary. At the end of the year, they asked milk drinkers to vote for their favorite on Facebook. Cookies & Cream was the winner.
“It didn’t just hit the mark. It got phenomenal feedback,” Matt Shatto says. “We loved the buzz it created and that it provided customers with something unexpected.”
While Shatto is quick to stress that Cookies & Cream didn’t replace any flavors, the dairy did stop producing Orange Dream last August.
“We’re unable to procure the ingredients. Our supplier changed the minimum order size and we would have had to purchase years of supply at a time,” Shatto says.
Next month, Shatto holds its annual Family Day at the Farm. The customer appreciation event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 21. Visitors to the farm can take a tour, a hayride and enjoy free samples.
Cookies & Cream will initially be offered in only quart-sized bottles, but could be expanded to larger sizes if there is demand. For those who did pick up a bottle, Shatto has a suggestion.
“Mix it with our vanilla ice cream and you’ve got a pretty good milkshake,” Shatto says.[Image via Facebook: Shatto]