Daiya Foods is one of the founding members of The Plant Based Foods Association US and Canada and is a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical. The dairy alternative brand yesterday announced multiple new lines as well as innovative reformulations including a first-to-market pizza crust created with cauliflower, sweet potato and spinach.
The Canadian company has picked an apt time for its launch of several innovations, including a new version of the popular Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds, now made with chickpea protein. Its Veggie Crust Pizzas are the first plant-based frozen pizzas to market with a vegetable-blend crust made with cauliflower, sweet potato and spinach, and are also gluten free.
“During these uncertain times our customers—and their dietary needs—remain top of mind, and we’re committed to continuing to provide them with the exceptional plant-based products that they have come to expect from Daiya,” notes Michael Watt, CEO of Daiya. “I hope that our new offerings bring a smile to their faces and exceed their taste expectations.”
- Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds (SRP: $4.99–$5.99)—The new and improved recipe is now made with chickpea protein and features the best taste, texture and flavor of any Daiya Shred. With similar melt and stretch of dairy cheese, the new Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds are available in four varieties: Cheddar Style, Mozzarella Style, Pepperjack Style and a new Cheddar Mozzarella blend.
- Gluten-free Thin Crust Pizzas (SRP: $6.99–$7.99)—Daiya is introducing a new and improved gluten-free pizza with added crispiness and an herb-forward tomato basil sauce that delivers a mouth-watering pizza taste. It is also topped with the new Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds for enhanced melt and stretch.
- Veggie Crust Pizzas (SRP: $6.99–$7.99)—Daiya Veggie Crust Pizzas are the first plant-based frozen pizzas to market that feature a vegetable-blend crust made with cauliflower, sweet potato and spinach. Daiya Veggie Crust Pizzas are also topped with new-to-the-category ingredients, including feta-style and parmesan-style cheeze and the new Cutting Board Cheeze Shreds.
- Burritos (SRP: $4.29)—Available in both breakfast and dinner varieties, Daiya Burritos are now made with a new tortilla for better texture. The Breakfast Burritos come in two varieties, Homestyle and Fiesta, and the Dinner Burritos are available in four flavors: Santa Fe, Santiago, Tex Mex and Tuscan. Each provides 7-14g of protein per serving, depending on the variety.
Daiya’s selection of plant-based foods can be found in more than 25,000 grocery stores in the U.S., including Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway and Publix, as well as most natural food retailers. Daiya’s products are also available internationally in Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Hong Kong, and more.