Nestlé has distributed a press release to attempt to bring attention to its dairy free options available in various parts of the world which are made from rice, oat, soy, coconut and almonds.
- In the US it offers a non-dairy Häagen Dazs ice cream, and Natural bliss coffee creamers and will launch Starbucks non-dairy creamers this month
- In the UK Nestlé will launch vegan Carnation condensed milk alternative in September
- In Brazil, Nesfit rice- and oat-based drinks
- A new vegan-friendly Milo in Australia
- Plant-based Nescafé cappuccinos and lattes are available in Europe and Oceania.
The company states, “Plant-based products made from pea protein is a key focus area for Nestlé. Ninho Forti+, an oat- and pea-based beverage in a ready-to-drink carton with a paper straw was the first to launch in Brazil end of 2019. In January 2020, Nesquik GoodNes was launched nationwide in the United States. It is an oat- and pea-based beverage with the distinct Nesquik chocolate flavor and 40% less sugar compared to similar products in the category.”
“Peas are one of the most environmentally friendly sources of plant-based protein, but when used alone, it can be challenging to turn them into a great-tasting beverage,” says Swen Rabe, Head of Nestlé’s R&D Center in Konolfingen. “By using our proprietary technologies, as well as our expertise in creating shelf-stable dairy products, we were able to develop a delicious pea-based beverage with a reduced sugar content when compared to similar products in the market.”