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Shatto Milk Co.’s special birthday cake flavor will help benefit local charity

09/18/2013 11:15 AM

09/18/2013 9:47 PM

Shatto Milk Co. will release another new special edition flavor next week.

The family-owned dairy company has been rolling out a few limited edition flavors in honor of its 10th anniversary this year.

The sixth flavor, Birthday Cake Milk, is scheduled to hit store shelves Monday with the word “Home” on the side of the bottle.

Only 4,000 of the Home bottles were created and 20 percent of sales will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

RMHC-KC operates two Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City and recently announced a capital campaign to build a third.

Other Shatto milk bottles also will have hang tags telling customers how they can donate to the charity.

Once the Home bottles are gone, the birthday cake flavor will then be available in the company's pint-sized bottles for another week or so.

Shatto’s other limited edition flavors were: chocolate cherry milk with the word “Smooch” on the bottle released before Valentine’s Day, mint chocolate milk with the word “Lucky” on the bottle released before St. Patrick’s Day, cookies and cream milk with the word “Thanks” on the bottle released in late May, apple pie milk with the word “Indie” released before Independence Day, and blueberry milk released before Labor Day featuring the word “Chillin.”

Only five anniversary flavors were planned. However, customer response has been so great the company decided to add two more flavors — the birthday cake milk in anticipation of its birthday party on Oct. 10, and another — yet to be announced — flavor before the end of the year.

Shatto’s birthday celebration also will benefit RMHC-KC and feature local food and drink products.

Amigoni Urban Winery, Boulevard Brewing Co., chef Jasper Mirabile of Jasper’s, chef Josh Eans of The American, Ryan Maybee of Manifesto, Eden Alley Vegetarian Cafe, The Westside Local and others will participate.

Tickets are limited and cost $70. For more information, go to

Joyce Smith is an award-winning Kansas City Star business reporter covering restaurant news — openings, closings, expansions, lawsuits, trends, new products, new menu items, health code violations and more.


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