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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Califia Farms Introduces Complete Kids Plant-Based Milk

Califia Farms has expanded its product lineup with the introduction of Complete Kids, a plant-based milk designed specifically for children. This new product features a protein blend derived from peas, chickpeas, and fava beans. Complete Kids provides 8 grams of protein, 50 mg of DHA omega-3, 55 mg of choline, and prebiotics, among other nutrients. The main ingredients include water, pea protein, chickpea protein, fava bean protein, chicory root fiber, and DHA algal oil. This launch follows Califia Farms’ recent release of nutritionally enhanced plant-based milk containing all nine essential amino acids. Additionally, the company introduced three new flavors of its popular plant-based creamers—Lavender, Brown Sugar, and Vanilla. Notably, the organic lavender almond creamer was recognized as the Best Dairy-Free Creamer by PEOPLE Magazine. Market …

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Califia Farms Launches Plant-Based Creamers in Lavender, Brown Sugar and Vanilla

Califia Farms, based in Bakersfield, California, announces the launch of plant-based creamers in three flavors: lavender, brown sugar, and vanilla. The creamers are USDA-certified and made with simple ingredients without gums or oils. The almond-based creamers, available in a 25.4-ounce refrigerated format, debuted at this week’s Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim, California. The creamers are the latest addition to the brand’s organic line, following Organic Almond Milk and Organic Oat Milk, which launched in January 2023. Most recently the company launched Califia Farms Complete, a plant-based milk designed to match the nutritional profile of dairy milk while containing 50% less sugar, just this week. The range will soon be expanded to include organic coconut milk and organic vanilla almond milk. Califia Farms was …

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Califia Farms Launches Nutritionally Enhanced Plant-Based Milk With All 9 Essential Amino Acids

Califia Farms, a California-based provider of premium plant-based beverages, announced the introduction of its latest offering: Califia Farms Complete, a nutritionally enhanced addition to its product range. Califia Farms Complete is a plant-based milk designed to match the nutritional profile of dairy milk while containing 50% less sugar. Califia Farms Complete is crafted from a blend of chickpea, fava bean, and pea protein. This innovative product boasts nine essential nutrients, including 45% DV of vitamin B-12 per serving, along with eight grams of protein and all nine essential amino acids. The company cites insights from Mintel, claiming that 60% of consumers say they are concerned they will miss out on important nutrients when drinking a plant-based beverage. The Califia Farms Complete beverage aims to provide …

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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

For World Milk Day, We Highlight Oat Milk’s Meteoric Rise and Latest Innovations

June 1 marks World Milk Day, and while the occasion was originally launched by the UN to recognize dairy milk, plant-based milk is increasingly taking center stage as the world’s creamy beverage of choice. Out of the countless dairy-free milk varieties, arguably none has shot to fame as quickly or attracted more passionately loyal fans than humble oat milk. It’s notable to recall that, just over five years ago, few people had ever heard of oat milk, and the product was virtually non-existent in most coffee shops and smoothie bars.  But brands like Oatly broke open the lucrative market for this innovative beverage, which is beloved the world over for its creamy texture, low calorie count and gluten- and nut-free ingredients. According to Research and …

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Products & Launches

Califia Farms Expands Plant-Based Creamer Line with Dairy-Free Heavy Whip

Plant-based dairy pioneer Califia Farms announces the addition of Heavy Whip, a one-to-one swap for heavy whipping cream, to its plant-based lineup.  Ideal for whipping, baking and cooking, the Heavy Whip is a multipurpose ingredient that allows consumers to customize any recipe calling for traditional heavy cream – from soup and salad dressings to whipped toppings and desserts.  Available in 16.9 oz refrigerated cartons, the unflavored, unsweetened Heavy Whip is gluten-free and made from a coconut oil base.  Each carton retails for a suggested $4.89, and as with all Califia products, the Whip is kosher and non-GMO.  New cookbook To celebrate the launch and highlight the diversity of Califia’s entire product portfolio, the company partnered with celebrity chef Carla Hall to release a new digital …

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Charity & Campaigns

New Greg Steltenpohl Pragmatic Visionary Award to Provide Scholarships to Change-Making Startups

The Greg Steltenpohl Pragmatic Visionary Award has been set up to honour plant-based visionary Greg Steltenpohl of Califia Farms and his lifelong mission. Friends and family of natural products pioneer and plant-based visionary Greg Steltenpohl announce the launch of a $100,000 annual scholarship for food startups. The founder of Odwalla and Califia Farms, who passed away in March 2021, dedicated his life to transforming the food system through entrepreneurship. The Greg Steltenpohl Pragmatic Visionary Award was announced by Eli Steltenpohl when his father was honoured at the Community Purpose and Impact Awards presented by New Hope Media at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California. Award co-founders and advisors include: Mike Burbank – Managing Director, Morgan Stanley John Foraker – CEO, Once Upon a Farm; former CEO, …

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Market & Trends

Alt Dairy Expected to TRIPLE in Value to $32BN, Thanks To Cheese and China?

A new market study reveals that the plant-based dairy market is predicted to expand by nearly 3X over the next ten years from $11 bn to an estimated $32 bn. China is identified as a key market which is described as “flourishing” and cheese is identified as the next frontier in terms of innovation. “Cheese alternatives are predicted to be the “next frontier” in plant-based innovation, advancements in ingredient technology are estimated to fire dairy-alternatives market”  The report finds that plant-based dairy reached a valuation of $11bn in 2020, when plant-based milk expanded twice as fast as cow’s milk. Almond milk remains the category leader at US$ 6.5 Bn, followed by fast-rising oat milk, then soy milk. Two out of five sales of plant based …

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Society

In Memory: Greg Steltenpohl, Founder & CEO of Califia Farms, 1954-2021

Greg Steltenpohl, founder and CEO of hugely successful US plant milk brand Califia Farms, sadly passed away this weekend at the age of 67. The company produces, among other things, plant-based drinks, plant-based yogurts and cooking creams, which are much loved by US consumers as well as in the Chinese market. Greg originally founded Califia Farms as a co-op and it went on to become one of the most successful and creative plant-based milk brands on the market, receiving $225 million in investments in early 2020.

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Products & Launches

Califia Farm Debuts Oat Blends With Functional Ingredients Mushroom and Hemp

One of North America’s most recognisable plant milk brands, Califia Farms, today announces the additions of  Mushroom Oat Barista Blend and Hemp Barista Blend. Both products offer functional ingredients which continue to trend and were revealed as the most important quality in plant-based milks and creamers by 1 in 5 coffee drinkers in new research conducted by OnePoll.

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Plantbased Business Hour

When Will Plant-based Milks Be 50% of the Milk Category? Greg Steltenpohl of Califia Farms Makes The Call

When will plant-based milks be 50% of the milk category?  Greg Steltenpohl of Califia Farms calls it on the Plantbased Business Hour.  He and host Elysabeth Alfano also discuss 1) the necessary creativity in plant-based foods, 2) the hurdles he didn’t see coming, 3) the synergy between plant-based production and the eco-system and 4) what he wished he knew 10 years ago. Plus, Greg explains the generational shift in consumption patterns in the highlight clip below (2:39).  For the full interview, click here.   Click here for the audio podcast. Display content from YouTube Click here to display content from YouTube. Learn more in YouTube’s privacy policy. Always display content from YouTube Open “Generational Shifting: What are the Under 40 Age Group Buying?” directly Now you can …

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Califia Farms Supports COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Califia Farms Donates a Million Servings to Frontline Healthcare Workers and Communities

California plant milk producer Califia Farms announces it is partnering with Feed the Frontlines NYC, Feeding America, Founders Give, and Meals on Wheels to deliver its drinks to frontline workers battling the virus. Califia has already provided around 350,000 servings since March and will continue its donations until December.

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Company News

Califia Farms Receives One of the Largest Ever Investments in the Natural Foods Sector

Califia Farms, the recognisable Los Angeles plant milk brand which received over $50M in investment from celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio in 2018, today announces it has completed a $225 million Series D financing led by the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with participation from others including David Yeung‘s Green Monday Ventures.

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