New launches in dairy and dairy alternatives
Joi introduces plant-based coffee creamer concentrate
US plant-based brand JOI has launched the first coffee creamer base: Cashew Hazelnut Oat Creamer Concentrate.
The product is shelf stable for up to nine months. Designed specifically for coffee and tested by baristas, the creamer concentrate is the latest addition to JOI’s range of plant milk-alternative concentrates, which include an Almond Base, Cashew Base, Organic Almond Base and Organic Cashew Base.
JOI’s Cashew Hazelnut Oat Creamer Concentrate consists of five ingredients: cashews, gluten-free oats, hazelnuts, organic pea protein and Himalayan salt. When blended with water, it becomes a custom creamer. Once made, the creamer can last up to seven days refrigerated.
“The Cashew Hazelnut Oat Creamer Concentrate is our solution to a more effective and delicious plant-based creamer,” said Hector Gutierrez, CEO of JOI.
“Current creamer alternatives on the market are filled with oils and additives, and do not steam or foam in the way that dairy-based creamers do. Our concentrate features whole and natural ingredients, mimics real creamer, and has a customizable consistency so you can create your own perfect cup of coffee.”
The creamer contains 4g of protein and 5g of healthy fats per serving.
Mooala launches Keto Mylk
Dallas, US, based Mooala, maker of organic, dairy-free beverages, has introduced the industry's first Keto Mylk. The company, best known for its plant-based Bananamilk, expands its organic beverage portfolio to include the new, keto-certified and carb-conscious option, which features less than 1g of net carbs, 0g of sugar and 5g MCTs per serving. It is the first dairy or alternative to milk to be specifically designed for the keto consumer.
Keto Mylk is available in both refrigerated and shelf-stable varieties in four flavors: Cinnamon Roll, Chocolaty Chip, Vanilla Crème, and Original, all made with a base of organic coconut cream. Plus, like all Mooala beverages, they are USDA organic, non-GMO and plant-based.
Keto Mylk is available for purchase now in shelf-stable, 33.8oz cartons online and refrigerated, 48oz multi-serve bottles at Sprouts stores nationwide. Keto Mylk will also be sold in approximately 1,000 major retail stores across the US in the first quarter of 2021, including Wegmans, Whole Foods, Safeway-Albertsons and others.
The plant-based keto market is significantly underserved, and Mooala is filling a gap that has long existed," said Karen Pendergrass, CEO of the Keto Certified Foundation.
To give Keto Mylk its flavor, Mooala uses a blend of organic coconut cream and organic MCT oil derived from coconuts. All four flavors are certified USDA organic, plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, carrageenan-free and non-GMO.
Mooala Keto Mylk joins the brand's full line of both refrigerated and shelf-stable, organic plant-based beverages. Offerings include Almondmilk, Bananamilk, Oatmilk and Creamers.
Launching in the US in January 2021, and with 20g of protein per 5.3oz cup and 25g of protein per 10 fl oz drink, is the new Oikos Pro yogurt line in both cup and drink formats.
Oikos Pro is a good source of calcium and it contains leucine, which is a branch chain amino acid that is involved in helping build muscle.
Single serve cups have 0g of sugar and come in Vanilla, Strawberry, Mixed Berry and Peach flavors.
The drinks also have 0g of added sugar and 9 essential amino acids per 10 fl oz, and come in Strawberry Banana, Mixed Berry, Caramel Macchiato and Coffee flavors.
The Oikos Pro drinks in Caramel Macchiato and Coffee flavors contain 100mg of caffeine per 8 fl. oz, equivalent to one cup of coffee.
Planet Oat Oatmilk Coffee Creamers
Planet Oat is rolling out some new offerings in January in the US, including coffee creamers, unsweetened oatmilk and new frozen dessert flavors.
The Planet Oat coffee creamers are available in three flavors, French Vanilla, Caramel and Coffee Cake. The products are dairy, lactose, gluten, soy, peanut, and tree nut free.
Planet Oat Unsweetened Oat Milk, available in original and vanilla flavors, contains zero grams of sugar and 45 calories per serving.
The company has also added new Planet Oat Frozen Dessert flavors in Mint Fudge Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavors.
Better Than Milk Organic Beverage makes US debut
Better Than Milk Organic Beverage also made its US debut just in time for the holidays. Better Than Milk, made from spring water sourced 450 meters above sea level in the Lessini Mountains of Northern Italy, is available in five flavors: Unsweetened Almond Drink, Almond Drink, Unsweetened Oat Drink, Unsweetened Rice + Calcium Drink, and Rice Hazelnut Drink.
All are USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, plant-based, and Kosher Parve. The entire line is free from gluten, dairy, lactose, soy, sulfites, carrageenan and artificial flavors. They are also environmentally friendly, packaged in recyclable cartons that are aseptic and responsibly sourced with plastic bio caps made of renewable sugarcane rather than petroleum.
Available in 1 liter cartons at a suggested retail price of $3.99, the range can be found at specialty/natural and grocery retailers nationwide such as Jewel-OSCO, Erewhon Market, Woodman’s Fresh Market, Buehler's Fresh Foods, Pete's Fresh Market, and on Amazon.