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Califia Farms unveils plant-based milk that rivals dairy milk’s nutrition
Melissa Bradshaw

Melissa Bradshaw

22 February 2024

Califia Farms unveils plant-based milk that rivals dairy milk’s nutrition

Dairy alternative brand Califia Farms has launched Califia Farms Complete, a plant-based milk that is nutritionally comparable to dairy. The plant-based milk is made from a blend of pea, chickpea and fava bean protein. It contains nine essential nutrients, eight grams of protein, all nine essential amino acids and half the sugar of dairy milk. One 8oz serving contains the same amount or more of these nine essential nutrients as an equivalent serving size of dairy milk: protein, calcium, vitamins A, D and B12, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and riboflavin. Califia Farms stated that while plant-based milks are popular thanks to taste and a relatively lower fat, sugar and calorie profile than dairy milk, its new product serves the 60% of consumers who are concerned about missing out on important nutrients when drinking a plant-based beverage according to Mintel data.

It is available in a 40oz, refrigerated format and is free from the nine major allergens as determined by the FDA: milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat, soybeans or sesame. The product is also non-GMO Project Verified. Suzanne Ginestro, chief marketing officer of Califia Farms, commented: “The launch of Califia Farms Complete is a stand-out addition to our product portfolio and signals a shift in the way we think about plant-based milks”. She added: “This product is not only irresistibly delicious and creamy, but it also delivers an undeniably impressive number of vitamins and minerals that rival that of dairy milk”. Five additional new items are also joining the Califia Farms Complete in the brand’s dairy-free beverage line-up. Matcha Almond Latte is made with real matcha green tea powder and Califia’s almond milk. The Organic Oat and Coconut Barista Blends are designed to steam and froth perfectly, while Pure Black Sweetened Ice Coffee base has been brewed to blend with Califia’s plant-based milk and creamers. Also available exclusively for a limited time is the Chocolate Strawberry Almond Creamer, offering strawberry and chocolate flavours in a sweet alternative to traditional dairy creamers. The new products are available now at selected retailers across the US including Target, Walmart and Kroger.

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