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ChickP Develops Plant-Based Ice Cream Prototype with ‘Dairy’s Full Sensory Experience’

ChickP, the Israeli food tech company specializing in chickpea protein, has introduced protein isolates customized for dairy-free ice cream. The company claims to have developed a creamy plant-based ice cream prototype that offers the full sensory experience of dairy.  ChickP states that its protein isolates will help manufacturers overcome the challenges of texture, flavour, and use of additives when making dairy-free ice cream. The development follows the successful use of the company’s isolates in creating a nutritious chickpea-based creamer for cappuccino and an egg replacement for vegan mayonnaise. Creating dairy-free ice cream The plant-based ice cream prototype was developed in collaboration with VANIGLIA, a premium international ice cream chain headquartered in Israel that uses 100% natural ingredients without artificial colors or preservatives.  According to ChickP, …


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Jooma Introduces New Almond Milk Concentrate for the Chinese Market

Jooma, a Chinese subsidiary of Munich-based NOIX AG, is launching an almond milk concentrate called Call Me Almond Milk for the Chinese market. The company claims it is the first to offer this type of product.  NOIX is a plant-based food developer operating in China. The company was awarded the Good Food Award in 2021 and 2022 for its sustainable almond-based yogurt brand Jooma, becoming only the second foreign producer to receive this award after Oatly. Recently, Jooma continued its innovation in the plant-based food sector with a range of coconut based-yogurts. High-quality almond milk Call Me Almond Milk allows consumers to make high-quality almond milk for any occasion, including warm almond milk — an important option in China. “Our panel tests have confirmed the excellent taste,” …


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Ingredients Experts CP Kelco & Chr. Hansen Develop “Next Level” Shelf-Stable Vegurts

CP Kelco and Chr. Hansen, two leading ingredient solutions companies, have collaborated to develop shelf-stable plant-based yogurt alternatives called vegurts. The companies say they have developed industrially validated prototypes of “next level” drinkable and spoonable shelf-stable vegurts that will allow manufacturers to respond to the growing demand for great-tasting plant-based dairy. “This collaboration represents a new way of helping our respective customers accelerate their product development and access technical application support globally,” said Anne Sinha, marketing director at CP Kelco, on behalf of the two companies. Chr. Hansen coined the term vegurt upon the launch of its fermentation solutions for plant-based products in 2020. The Danish ingredient expert, which also offers results for other plant-based products, recently launched a range of cultures to keep alt meat …



Global Dairy Alternatives Market Report 2022: Size, Forecasts, Industry Trends, Growth, COVID-19 Impacts, Competitive Landscape 2021-2027

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Dairy Alternatives Market, Size, Global Forecast 2022-2027, Industry Trends, Growth, Impact of COVID-19, Company Analysis” report has been added to’s offering. Global Dairy Alternative Market is estimated to reach US$ 42.26 Billion by 2027, from US$ 22.01 Billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 11.49% during 2021-20278 Products and beverages that can be used as dairy substitutes are dairy alternatives. These are made from plants and are thought to be a healthier alternative to dairy. Furthermore, several essential vitamins and minerals make these alternatives healthy. They’re also low in fat and cholesterol, and lactose isn’t present in them. Similarly, most people worldwide are transitioning from dairy to dairy-free goods as they become more aware that dairy-free diets can help with various …



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7 Out of Ten Citizens Say EU Should Fund Milk Alternatives in School Canteens

72% of participants in a public consultation, as presented yesterday by the European Commission, said that the EU should fund plant-based milk alternatives in school canteens. The organisations ProVeg International and Compassion in World Farming are calling on the EU to follow this recommendation in its ongoing review of the scheme that provides healthy food to schoolchildren. The ProVeg petition and social media campaign with the hashtag #schoolmilk, urging the EU to include plant-based milk in school meals had already exceeded 40,000 signatures back in June, reinforced by additional campaigning by The Vegan Society this September on World School Milk Day. Olga Kikou, Head of Compassion in World Farming EU, states: “These are excellent results that must pave the trajectory of the EU scheme funding …


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Minor Figures Launches All-Purpose Oat Milk at Tesco and Morrisons

Best known for its barista milk alternatives, UK brand Minor Figures has expanded its range with two varieties of all-purpose oat milk. While the brand’s barista range is aimed at specialty coffee, the Everyday oat milks are designed to be suitable for all applications, including cereal, hot drinks, and smoothies. Everyday Oat contains no added sugars and is fortified with calcium and vitamins, while Everyday Oat Light is similar but made with less oil to lower its fat content. The range made its debut at 250 Waitrose stores in June, before launching at all Holland & Barrett locations nationwide. Now, the oat milks have launched at 300 Tesco and 400 Morrisons stores, and are expected to be available via Ocado in the near future. “We’re …


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Milkadamia to Debut More Sustainable Dairy-Free Milk Tea in 2023

Dairy-free brand milkadamia announces the debut of Milk Tea, a new ready-to-drink tea featuring macadamia milk and black tea, which will launch at major retailers in January 2023.  According to milkadamia, the global popularity of milk tea – typically rich black tea made with condensed or evaporated milk – is increasing exponentially among Millenial and Gen-Z consumers. Blending black tea with milkadamia’s “slightly decadent” macadamia nut milk, the new Milk Tea contains 100 calories per serving, and will be the first US brand offered in 32 oz. multi-serve cartons, versus less sustainable single-serve packaging. Each carton will retail for an MRP of $6.99.  Healthy benefits Native to Australia, macadamia nuts offer a host of nutritional benefits, including Vitamin E, antioxidant compounds, healthy fats and soluble …


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Hope and Sesame Launches Sesamemilk at Top Canadian Natural Retailers and

The Planting Hope Company announces Hope and Seasame Sesamemilk is now available to Canadian consumers on, as well as in leading natural grocery stores nationwide. The launch expands Hope and Sesame’s distribution across Canada, including at key retailers in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario.  On Amazon, customers can choose from four Hope & Sesame flavors, including its award-winning Barista Blend, now offered in bilingual packaging.  In natural grocers, customers can find the sesamemilk in shelf-stable packaging at 69 new stores, including Supermarch Pagano, Marches TAU and Avril Natural Market (Quebec), Ambrosia Natural Foods, Marcheleo’s, and Natural Emporium (Ontario), and Pomme Natural Markets and Roots Natural (British Columbia.) Expanding access “We’re thrilled to expand the availability of Hope and Sesame Sesamemilk to customers across Canada …


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Unilever May Launch Its First Animal-Free Dairy Ice Cream in 2023

Multinational food giant Unilever reveals it is currently using precision fermentation techniques to develop its first animal-free dairy ice cream. The company might launch its first precision-fermented ice cream product sometime next year, reports Bloomberg.  Unilever is the world’s largest ice cream manufacturer and owns top-selling brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Magnum, and Klondike.  Andy Sztehlo, Unilever’s head of research and development, says the company is working with several startups on animal-free versions of its ice cream, and if successful, would likely launch fermented dairy proteins in one of its major brands in 2023. He also noted he had recently tasted prototypes.  The entry into animal-free dairy is part of Unilever’s environmental stategy, which seeks to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by its …


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Mylkcubator Announces Second Cohort of Alt Dairy Startups

Mylkcubator, an alt dairy accelerator program by Pascual Innoventures, has revealed the five startups chosen as part of its second cohort. The startups are: Maolac, Israel — Using biofunctional ingredients to create nutrient-rich proteins inspired by milk. PFx Biotech, Portugal — Commercialising bioactive and functional human milk proteins made via precision fermentation, which will be used as ingredients in pediatric and advanced nutrition. Miruku, New Zealand — Applying molecular farming technologies to program plant cells and produce proteins and fats suitable for use in plant-based dairy products. ERGO Bioscience, Argentina — Developing plant-derived versions of proteins previously only found in animal products, such as casein and myoglobin. Nutropy, France — Producing dairy-identical ingredients using yeast. Investments in previous cohort Pascual Innoventures has also announced investments …


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NONA Vegan Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Expand Italian Cream and Meat Sauces

Canadian sauce maker NONA Vegan Foods announces a new $300,000 crowdfunding campaign through FrontFundr, Canada’s leading equity crowdfunding platform. The company, which sells Italian plant-based cream and meat sauces, plans to use the funding to expand its market presence in Canada and the US.  In addition to the fundraising campaign, NONA recently won the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) and Wells Fargo pitch competition. Following this success, CEO Kailey Gilchrist says the company is ready to invite investors to join in its growth. “We’re raising $300,000 on FrontFundr in order to expand our sales team and market reach in Canada and the United States” shared Gilchrist. “For as little as $250 CAD, everyday investors can be a part of our ‘famiglia’ as we embark on …


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Madrid’s First B2B Vegan Cheese Event Inducted by Väcka, Mommus & Vegasauria

Spanish vegan cheese startups Väcka, Mommus, and Vegasauria recently showcased their vegan cheese products to F&B professionals interested in animal-free and sustainable food solutions at Madrid’s 1st Petit Salón del Queso Vegano (1st Vegan Cheese Petit Salon). The event took place at The Kool Hub, a retail ecosystem space, organized by food design and innovation consultancy Singular Foods in collaboration with Food Storming, the Design Institute of Spain, Alimentaria Magazine, and Madrid Alimenta. Representing Väcka were Jan Vidal Riera and Máxime Boniface. On behalf of Mommus was Cristina Quinto Gomis, while Martin del Dedo showcased his company, Vegasauria.  According to Singular Foods, throughout the day, hospitality and food service professionals, suppliers, representatives from the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade, chefs, and journalists had the opportunity to …


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Indonesia’s Green Rebel Launches Dairy and Egg-Free New Range

Indonesian food tech startup Green Rebel Foods, known for its alt chicken and beef, has launched Creamy Crew, a dairy and egg-free alternative range. The offer includes two new products, Mayo-Nice and Caesar Dressing.  These new additions to the company’s portfolio reflect Green Rebel’s efforts on plant-based food innovation to provide alternatives for flexitarians, vegans, and people suffering from lactose intolerance – around 90% of the Asian population, the company says. Green Rebel’s alt meat portfolio includes whole-cut plant-based steaks, various flavored chicken alternatives, beef chunks and mince, and a mushroom patty. The company expanded into the plant-based cheese category when it launched its Green Rebel’s Cheddar Cheeze for the first time in December 2021. Dairy-free alternatives  100% plant-based, Green Rebel’s Mayo-Nice, Caesar Dressing, and Cheddar-Style Cheeze …


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Eat UNRestricted: A Black-Owned Cheese Maker Expanding the Dairy-Free Market

When Dianna King entered college to study electrical engineering, she promised herself she would one day start a plant-based food business. After graduating the Georgia Institute of Technology, King worked hard to do just that, eventually launching Eat UNRestricted -a plant-based cheese company on a mission to make healthy and delicious vegan food more accessible, reports Black Enterprise.  Eat UNRestricted offers a range of products it describes as “Vegan cheese with Southern soul.” The company’s products include Better Cheddar, a cheese sauce made from carrots, potatoes, aquafaba (chickpea brine), spices, and seasonings. Sold in 9 oz and 12 oz jars, Better Cheddar is available in Original, Garlic and Chipotle varieties, and is meant to be used for cooking, spreading, dipping and snacking. The company also …


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Sophie’s BioNutrients Develops Chlorella Ice Cream with More Iron and B12 Than Cow’s Milk

Sophie’s BioNutrients, a B2B food tech company, has collaborated with the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) to produce its first chlorella-based ice cream. Made with Sophie’s dairy-free Chlorella Protein Concentrate, the new vegan ice cream boasts a complete nutritional panel, with more B12 and iron than most dairy and plant-based alternatives.  Sophie’s Chlorella Protein is a neutral-hued microalgae flour naturally cultivated from Chlorella vulgaris. The company states the Chlorella vulgaris strains it uses are US GRAS and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved as food ingredients. More nutrients To create the ice cream, the team at Sophie’s worked with DTI’s technical experts to perform an initial screening of the ingredient’s potential, before combining it with functional ingredients that mimicked ice cream’s natural texture. The finished product …