Nush has created a range of nut milk yogurts made using almonds, which it has said represents an entirely new niche for the UK’s dairy industry.
Dairy-free, soya-free and protein-rich, the yogurts are produced by blending Sicilian avola almonds with filtered water and live vegan probiotic cultures. The result, Nush said, is ‘a light and creamy live yogurt with a delicate flavour’ that can be enjoyed as an alternative to traditional dairy.
The yogurt is made of 95% almond milk, with around a fifth of every serving consisting of pure almonds. Flavours include natural, blueberry, peach melba, and caramel and hibiscus.
Nush hopes that its alternative offering, billed as the first of its kind in the UK, will help it to secure a piece of the £325 million dairy-free market. Sales of dairy-free yogurts alone accounted for around £43.5 million in 2016.
A spokesperson for Nush said: “We launched Nush to bring a revolutionary offering to the dairy-free market. With the introduction of the UK’s only range of nut milk yogurts, we are tapping into growing demand for highly nutritious, convenient and vegan offerings that can be enjoyed as a satisfying snack or a versatile kitchen staple to be used as a key recipe component.
“Nush is created with 95% almond milk and a fifth of each serving comprises of pure almonds. Almonds have the highest concentration on nutrients per gram than any other nut and we are seeing British consumers increasingly opting for nourishing options that are rich in plant protein to harness the health and wellbeing benefits.”
Nush produces its nut milk yogurts using the same traditional methods utilised in the production of dairy yogurt at its dairy-free production site in the UK.
The Nush range has been made available in Whole Foods Market and will be launching in Planet Organic, Ocado and independent outlets throughout the UK from this month. It has a recommended retail price of £1.95 for a 125g pot.
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