6 Recent Launches in the Growing Dairy Alternatives Category
Driven by a rising number of cases of lactose intolerance and increasing awareness of plant-based foods, the global dairy alternatives market is expected to reach $50.87 billion in 2028 and register a revenue compound annual growth rate of 10.5% during the forecast period, according to Reports and Data.
The New York-based market research and consulting company points to data from National Institutes of Health, which finds that about 65% of the U.S. population has difficulty digesting lactose. It also notes the perceived benefits of dairy alternatives, including nutrition profiles with antioxidants and fatty acids, which is said to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. Click through for a roundup of recent dairy-alternative launches in beverages, cheese and yogurt.
Zero Sugar Oatmilk
Califia Farms’ Zero Sugar Oatmilk has the rich, creamy and smooth taste of regular oat milk but with zero grams of sugar per serving, the company says. As with all Califia Farms products, this new offering is made with plant-based, dairy-free ingredients, including gluten-free oats, and is non-GMO certified, kosher, vegan and free from carrageenan. Zero Sugar Oatmilk has an SRP of $4.19
Cinnamon Roll Oat Milk And Cookie Butter Almond Milk Creamers
Also new from Califia Farms are two new varieties of plant-based creamers: Cinnamon Roll Oat Milk and Cookie Butter Almond Milk. The creamers have an SRP of $4.59.
Cheese maker Bel Brands USA is adding Babybel Plant-Based to its profile of dairy-free offerings, which also includes Boursin Dairy-Free and Bel's wholly-plant-based product line, Nurishh. Babybel Plant-Based has a soft and creamy texture, the company says, and is developed to taste like mozzarella cheese. Instead of Babybel's signature red wax coating, Babybel Plant-Based has a green wrapping for easy identification. The snack is Non-GMO Project verified and certified vegan.
So Delicious Yogurt Alternatives With Botanical Extracts
So Delicious Yogurt Alternatives with Botanical Extracts are made with coconutmilk and contain live and active cultures. Three flavors are available: Strawberry with Elderberry Extract, Mango with Ginger and Turmeric Extracts and Mixed Berry with Chamomile Extract. Each flavor contains 7 to 8 grams of sugar and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The yogurts have an SRP of $1.99 for a single-serve cup.
Silk Nextmilk is a plant-based beverage made for dairy lovers, maker Danone North America says. Available in Whole Fat and Reduced Fat varieties, Silk Nextmilk is made with a blend of plants that are designed to deliver on key attributes of dairy milk, such as taste and texture, the company says. It has 4 grams of plant-based protein per serving and is lactose-free and Non-GMO Project verified. Silk Nextmilk has an SRP of $4.99 per 59-ounce carton.
Silk Plant-Based Creamers
Silk also recently released new varieties to its plant-based creamer lineup, including Silk Enhanced Almond Creamers and Silk Sweet Oat Latte Creamer. Silk Enhanced Almond Creamers, made with almonds, come in Vanilla Latte and Salted Caramel flavors and have 4 grams of protein per 4-tablespoon serving. Meanwhile, new Silk Sweet Oat Latte Creamer is made with oatmilk.