Plant-based yogurt is having a moment. A recent analysis by Fact.Mr found that vegan yogurt sales had increased by over 30,000 metric tons from 2017 to 2018! As market competition encourages innovation, small and large companies alike are launching their own versions of vegan yogurt.
Here are a few exciting new plant-based yogurts gracing grocery store shelves:
The vegan brand Yooga has created a unique yogurt formulation that blends coconut cream and finely milled chia seeds. Yooga yogurt will launch at 156 Walmart stores this month. The innovative product comes in mouthwatering flavors like vanilla bean, turmeric golden milk, strawberry, blueberry, and sea salt chocolate.
Already known for its delicious soy and almond milk yogurts, Silk has just come out with an oat-based yogurt line under the label Oat Yeah that features vanilla, mixed berry, strawberry, and mango varieties. Oat Yeah launched earlier this year with three flavors of oat milk. Joshua Cook, brand manager of plant-based yogurt for Silk, stated:
Creating a yogurt alternative was the natural next step after our well-received Silk Oat Yeah Oatmilk beverage launch earlier this year. Oat Yeah Oatmilk Yogurt Alternatives are a tasty option for any person looking to make progress toward their health and wellness goals.
Whole Foods 365
According to VegNews, Whole Foods Market just added a vegan yogurt line under its 365 brand. The almond milk yogurts have been spotted on Whole Foods shelves in vanilla, strawberry, mango, and plain varieties.
Nancy’s Probiotic Foods
Dairy creamery Nancy’s Probiotic Foods has launched its own plant-based yogurts featuring billions of probiotics. Excited shoppers can find this oat milk yogurt in plain, vanilla, strawberry hibiscus, and blueberry. Sheryl Kesey Thompson, Nancy’s co-owner and vice president of marketing, said:
As interest in plant-based options continues to grow, and as a company with a long heritage of probiotic innovation, it made sense to update and offer a new line of non-dairy products.
The Scandinavian brand Hälsa Foods recently launched its drinkable vegan yogurt at select Costco locations in the Bay Area. Made in strawberry, blueberry, mango pear, and Concord grape flavors, the organic plant-based yogurt is created with whole-grain oats, live cultures and prebiotics, and organic fruits and berries. According to CEO Mika Manninen, Hälsa Foods aims to expand its distribution to 800 outlets by the end of the year.
Trader Joe’s just introduced a new cashew-based yogurt called the Organic Creamy Cashew Cultured Yogurt Alternative, which can be found in vanilla bean and strawberry flavors. This comes on the heels of Trader Joe’s cultured cashew beverages, which launched earlier this year.
These incredible vegan yogurts are joining a surge of new plant-based products hitting the market. Just recently, Swedish brand Oatly launched its oat milk ice cream in select locations in the United States, while Beyond Meat just debuted plant-based ground beef.
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