5 Creamers, Milks to Enhance the Coffee Drinking Experience
With on- and off-premise coffee sales showing continued robust dollar and unit growth, creamers can’t help but jump on the gravy train. These days, refrigerated plant-based, nondairy creamers sold at grocery are demonstrating high value with a growing number of consumers.
According to an April 2022 report from Portland, Ore.-based Allied Market Research, the global nondairy creamer market size was valued at $1.7 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $2.38 billion by 2027, for a compounded annualized growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2021 to 2027.
The almond segment was the highest contributor to the nondairy creamer market share, and it is estimated to reach $707.8 million by 2027. It’s outpacing coconut, oat and soy-based options.
Read ahead for five creamers or new milk offerings that can be used to enhance the coffee experience.
Mint Chip Oat Creamer joined Califia Farms’ line of dairy-free, plant-based and oat milk creamers. Available for a limited time, the creamer combines oat milk with the flavor experience of mint chip ice cream. Mint Chip Oat Creamer is made with ingredients that are non-GMO certified, glyphosate- and carrageenan-free, and kosher.
Strive Nutrition Corp. is partnering with precision fermentation supplier Perfect Day Inc. on the launch of a new line of milk alternatives enriched with Perfect Day’s animal-free whey protein. Varieties include Strive Freemilk Whole, Strive Freemilk Chocolate, Strive Oat+Protein and Strive Almond+Protein. “Our priority is to develop great tasting ‘wow products with clean ingredient labels that deliver efficient nutrition to the consumer and are good for our planet’s future generations by addressing climate change,” said Dennis Cohlmia, co-founder of Strive Nutrition Corp.
Ripple Foods’ newest addition to its portfolio of plant-based products is Oatmilk + Protein, which contains 6 grams of plant-based protein per serving and three times more protein than most regular oat milk offerings, the company said. It also offers 50% less sugar and 50% more calcium than dairy milk, it said. The variety is made with gluten-free oats and pea protein; it is 100% vegan and certified non-GMO and has an SRP of $5.99 per bottle.
A traditional dairy rollout, a2 Milk Co. expanded its specially formulated milk product line with Half and Half. The variety is made from cows that naturally produce A2 beta-casein proteins, which the company says cause less discomfort than A1 and A2 proteins. A2 Milk Half and Half contains only real cows’ milk and cream with no added sugar.
Danone’s Silk brand reintroduced Silk Oatmilk with new formulas and packaging. Original, Extra Creamy, 0g Sugar and Vanilla flavors are available. The dairy-free products can be used in cereal, smoothies and coffee or straight from the glass. They have an SRP of $3.99.