Non-Dairy Milk Trend
Consumers are constantly altering their diets based on the latest food or nutrition trends and fads. The non-dairy category has been growing exponentially over the past five years. The percentage of Americans who are vegan, on plant-based diets, or have a dairy intolerance is increasing. According to Vegetarian Times, approximately one million adults are vegans, 7.3 million people are on a vegetarian-based diet, and around 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant (Cornell University). Research from Mintel says that non-dairy milk sales have grown 61% over the last five years in the US, and was estimated to reach $2.11 billion in 2017. These jarring statistics suggest that as foodservice providers, we need to provide a healthy, non-dairy alternative to our customers.
Keany’s Gourmet department works diligently to keep up with trends like this one and provide our customers with the necessary products both consumers and the market are demanding. The Barista Series from Pacific Foods are plant-based beverages made for coffee. These non-dairy beverages are specifically made for use with coffee since they can tolerate high heat, have subtle flavors, and creamy texture. Each variety can withstand the heat from steaming, does not curdle with hot coffee, and also mixes well with cold brew and iced coffees. Keany offers the soy (#30121) almond (#30122) and coconut (#30123) varieties. New non-dairy milk types spark excitement as consumers look to diversify their selection.
All the beverage varieties are dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and go great with all coffee. The soy (#30121) beverage contains 5g of protein per serving, and is great with chai and vanilla lattes. The almond (#30122) is perfect for cappuccinos. The coconut (#30123) beverage makes an amazing mocha. In addition to coffee, these non-dairy alternatives are great for smoothies, baking, soups, and various other creative recipes.
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