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Milk- and Dairy Alternatives

Nestlé Discontinues Pea-Based Milk Alternative Wunda

Nestlé has withdrawn its yellow pea-based milk alternative, Wunda, from the market. The Swiss multinational company confirmed to Dutch publication Food+Agri that Wunda is no longer available in the Netherlands, and the product has also disappeared from international sites. Additionally, the brand’s dedicated website has been taken down. Wunda launched in 2021 and was one of the first milk alternatives made from yellow peas. While the product initially did well, there were suggestions that Nestlé may have entered the market too late. It also could be suggested that some consumers may have avoided the brand due to concerns about Nestlé’s ethical controversies in favour of other brands. Last year, Nestlé withdrew Wunda from sale in the UK, along with its plant-based meat brand Garden Gourmet. …


Milk alternative made from yellow peas

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vly and KWS Collaborate to Develop Plant-Based Products Made from Yellow Peas

German alt milk brand vly and seed specialist KWS have announced a multiyear partnership to develop plant-based foods made from pea protein. Vly already offers a range of pea-based milk alternatives, while KWS has been breeding yellow peas since the 1980s. The company now leads the market in France, which is described as the largest and most important European pea market. Previously, KWS has focused on selecting for traits such as yield, resource efficiency, and standing power. However, as part of the new partnership, the company will work to adapt the characteristics of yellow peas for use in plant-based foods. “As a seed producer, we can contribute to food development right from the start — for example, in terms of improving taste, processing quality, and …


MIGHTY founders, Tom and Nick Watkins

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Investments & Finance

Mighty Plant-Based Milk Raises £8M for International Expansion

Mighty plant-based milk has raised £8 million in new capital as the fast-growing UK alt dairy brand looks to invest in international expansion. Mighty will also launch its new cutting-edge fermentation technology as it looks to lead the next generation of plant-based milks.  Pea-based pioneers Originally known for its pea-based milks, Mighty has expanded its product range which now features oat-based products, vegan protein powders, and shakes. Mighty has the goal of simplifying and democratising the plant-based milk segment, with the brand’s research showing over 70 different types of plant milk on the market, from soy- to potato-based. This complexity of choice, Mighty believes, can prove a barrier to entry for first-time buyers.  The Yorkshire-based brand now has its sights set on expanding into EU …


Company News

Sweden: Sproud Appoints Global CEO, Continues to Work Towards £50M Revenue Target

Sproud, the Swedish company behind the eponymous low-carbon pea milk, announces that Sara Berger, the current CEO of Sweden’s largest fruit and vegetable supplier SydGrönt, will be appointed Global CEO of Sproud from August. The company is now entering a new phase of significant growth, with the goal of reaching SEK 500 million (almost £50 million) in sales within three years.


VLY Foods Team

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Investments & Finance

Vly Raises €6.1M For Yellow Pea-Based Milk That “Matches Cow’s Milk for Nutrients, Taste & Functionality”

Vly, a German producer of pea-based milk, today announces an investment of €6.1M led by Five Seasons Ventures, alongside previous investors Global Founders Capital and Good Seed Ventures. The company will use the fresh funds to upscale in DACH and new European markets, including the UK, further product development and key talent. “We have started with milk, but we want to create a range of new dairy alternative products” Vly was founded in 2018 by Niklas Katter, Moritz Braunwarth and Nicolas Hartmann, who after 400 iterations in research and development, created the milk using yellow split pea protein. The finished product is said to be neutral in taste, high in nutrients, low in sugars, and is functional, meaning it can be used for everything from …


Heartbest Foods milk

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Company News

Heartbest Foods’ Innovative Plant Milks to be Available Throughout Mexico

Mexican foodtech company Heartbest Foods, whose investors include Blue Horizons Ventures, recently announced that its plant-based milks will be available nationwide across Mexico, according to its co-founder and CEO, Aldo González. The company produces a range of vegan milk, cheeses and creams including unique drinks such as pea & amaranth.


Mighty Pea

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Company News

Mighty Pea: “World Plant Milk Day is a Great Opportunity to Make a Change”

It’s day three of our celebratory series about the wonderful world of plant milks, leading up to World Plant Milk Day this Saturday 22nd. We are featuring different plant milk brands every day this week to see how they are celebrating and how they envision the future of the milk industry. Today we have two wonderful brands — Mighty Pea from the UK and Sproud from Sweden, both specialising in pea protein.


Christian Christensen, Direktør Dryk ApS

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Dryk: “Our Sole Aim is to Make it Simple for Everybody to Convert From Animal-Based to Plant-Based Milk”

Dryk is a dairy alternative brand seeing success in its native Denmark where it produces a large range of plant milks with ingredients including hemp, quinoa, pea, and of course the ubiquitous oat. The company develops its products in close cooperation with leading food manufacturers who take pride in creating the best quality.


Qwrkee Pea M'lk

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Products & Launches

Qwrkee Launches Innovative Pea M’lk Range

Qwrkee, a new food and drink brand offering various plantbased products including snacks and dairy alternative beverages, announces the launch of innovative “pea m’lks” that are aiming to be a match for dairy in terms of nutrition, in a way that they claim is unlike other dairy alternatives currently on the market.