Among the trendy dairy alternatives, there’s oat milk and then there’s quinoa milk – but how about a blend of both? Belgium company Flores has concocted just that, choosing organic and locally-sourced ingredients along the way.
“Oat is great to give some softness and sweetness, but adding quinoa means there’s also a bit of bitterness that cuts through that, making the milk more delicate in flavor,” explained the company’s Bernard de Burlin. “We don’t do plant-based products just to create a dairy alternative that mimics milk. We believe that being creative and coming up with new combinations benefits the consumer, allowing them to discover new flavors and also try something healthy.”
Quinoat has been released in Belgium earlier this month and is barista-friendly thanks to being able to achieve a foamy and creamy appearance when heated up. It contains 3.9g fat, 62 calories and 2.1g sugar per 100ml.
Flores also offers a range of vegan ice creams, including a quinoa-based lemon ice cream and sea-buckthorn sorbet.
The company’s products are currently available in retail and the food service industry across Benelux as well as online through the manufacturer’s website.