June 11, 2019
Noosa is thicker and creamier than most yogurts and not as tart. Real coconut cream makes every spoonful taste like you’re indulging in a tropical crème brûlée. —Hillary Maglin, editorial intern
October 4, 2018
Female Founders 100: The Visionaries There are entrepreneurs who set out to build a better version of something, and then there are those who have the foresight to dream up an entirely new reality. These women are reinventing industries, connecting dots we didn’t imagine could be, and pushing us out of our comfort zone.
September 18, 2018
Blooms for bees with noosa yoghurt and beeyond the hive
September 6, 2018
As a mom and the founder of a successful Fort Collins-based yoghurt company, Noosa, you wouldn’t expect Koel Thomae to be as relaxed and down to earth as she is. Her calm Aussie nature comes out immediately, and her scrappy, get to work attitude is what pushed her to build the company from the ground up.
September 5, 2018
Calling all PSL lovers! Here are the products you’ll want to pick up the next time you’re at the grocery store.
August 29, 2018
It’s (basically) pumpkin spice season, y’all.
August 27, 2018
Pumpkin spice season has arrived and more pumpkin items will continue to be added to restaurant menus and store shelves in the coming weeks.
August 27, 2018
Fall is just around the corner and people are already pumped for pumpkin spice season to officially get under way!
July 6, 2018
No brand had ever truly made my tastebuds swoon; that is, until I encountered noosa yoghurt.
June 14, 2018
New Belgium’s research and development brewer was testing a novel strain of Lactobacillus, the souring bacteria that morph milk into yogurt. In fact, this culture came from noosa!
April 5, 2018
It’s like getting Willy Wonka’s golden ticket but for yoghurt. Your flavor adventure can sprawl for miles and miles or go no further than your front door.
March 12, 2018
Koel Thomae took her love of Australian yogurt and created a business that retails in more than 25,000 U.S. stores.
March 8, 2018
Delicious ways to support women every time you shop.
March 5, 2018
Five new grocery-store products we’re loving right now.
January 12, 2018
Five new flavors are joining the noosayoghurt family, including three new noosa mates mix-in varieties.
January 8, 2018
noosa yoghurt is introducing five brand new delicious flavors to our lineup, including three mix-in-style yoghurts to join the noosa mates family!
January 1, 2018
January 1, 2018
We had the opportunity to taste test the new products at Real Simple. Our review? We will certainly be tossing them into our grocery carts.
January 1, 2018
It took just a spoonful of a simple tub of yogurt with passion fruit puree on a trip home to her native Australia to nudge Koel Thomae into a new career.
December 12, 2017
Noosa mates is a new line of premium mix-ins in with five flavor combinations including Banana Chocolate Peanut, which includes a trio of crunchy banana chips, Guittard Chocolate chips and salted peanuts paired with rich, creamy yoghurt made with the finest ingredients.
December 11, 2017
Unfinished Biz episode 1 profiles Koel Thomae, founder of hugely successful Noosa Yoghurt. VMG hasn’t actually invested in Noosa (we tried), but Koel’s story is too incredible not to share. Find out where her epiphany happened, how she launched a dairy business from scratch, and how she’s conquering the natural foods industry. Plus some great Australian trivia for Robin and Wayne!
December 8, 2017
a tale of of dairy farm drive-bys and international yogurt smuggling, plus why noosa comes in a clear container.
December 8, 2017
Koel Thomae, noosa yoghurt co-founder, discusses breaking into the dairy business and competition against the largest global players.
December 6, 2017
Dairy Foods editors Sarah Kennedy and Kathie Canning reviewed all the new dairy products published in Dairy Foods magazine and on dairyfoods.com in 2017. From the hundreds of products, our team nominated 30 dairy foods and beverages. We picked our 10 favorites, based on originality, packaging and taste, see those below. Now it’s time for readers to choose their top 10 best new dairy products from among the 30 nominees.
November 8, 2017
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
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
“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
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 12, 2017
Noosa Yoghurt founder Koel Thomae on doing what she loves.
October 3, 2017
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Noosa yoghurt, Bellvue, Colo., launched new tart and sweet flavors for 2017.
January 1, 2017
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 & Ginger, Strawberry & Hibiscus and Pear & Cardamom.
December 20, 2016
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
If you eat yogurt (or is it yoghurt?), chances are you know about Noosa.
December 1, 2016
The makings of a delicious month from a stacked sweet to a floral finish.
November 29, 2016
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
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
You can enjoy this fall flavor favorite without going overboard on calories or sugars.
October 27, 2016
Try these sweet swaps to embrace the season’s best flavors without the winter weight worry.
October 18, 2016
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
CNBC asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs how they manage overwhelming to-do lists and overflowing inboxes — and ultimately, how they get so much done.
October 1, 2016
October 1, 2016
September 30, 2016
After a very extensive search (read: I’ve tasted them all) I found the best pumpkin yogurt.
September 27, 2016
Celebrate National Honey Month with Noosa Yoghurt as they unveil a Denver billboard and their new alliance program, Blooms for Bees.
September 26, 2016
These 7 snacks are ones we can get behind.
September 22, 2016
Colorado’s favorite yogurt company launches the Blooms for Bees program to coincide with September’s National Honey Month.
September 1, 2016
Our taste test winners.
September 1, 2016
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
Because it’s perfectly acceptable to give into your obsession now
August 30, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Marketers push for us to eat foods at nontraditional times of day.
May 26, 2016
Check out a few of the best worldly brands out there, broken down by style and taste for your spooning pleasure.
May 3, 2016
Girl meets yogurt. Girl falls in love with yogurt. Girl brings yogurt home.
April 29, 2016
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
We rounded up some of the top female entrepreneurs in Boulder to hear how they started their own companies.
March 1, 2016
Currently craving: the smoky-sweet-tart blackberry serrano variety from cult-favorite Noosa Yoghurt.
February 19, 2016
Colorado yogurt company has expanded to 25,000 retail outlets, up from 5,000, since 2012.
February 7, 2016
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
January 3, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Finding clients before you quit your day job will help you build the cash flow you need to make the leap.
May 6, 2015
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
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
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!
April 1, 2014
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July 13, 2013
July 1, 2012
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.