Campbell Soup-owned Pacific Foods has added cashew non-dairy to its existing seven varieties of shelf-stable dairy alternatives.
The brand said the product’s mild and creamy taste closely resembles low-fat dairy milk, ‘making it highly drinkable and recipe ready’. Pacific has produced a Non-Dairy Made Easy Guide which offers tips and suggestions on how to use the drink in cooking.
The new range is available in four variants: original, original unsweetened, vanilla, and vanilla unsweetened. It joins Pacific’s lineup of non-dairy beverages, which includes: almond, hemp, coconut, hazelnut, soy, rice, and oat.
Pacific claimed that increasing awareness of the nutritional benefits of nuts and adoption of plant-based diets are driving demand for cashews and related products.
Assistant brand manager at Pacific Foods, Kari Davis, said: “Our fans are careful about what they buy and the impact it has on personal and planetary health. As a manufacturer, we’re always aiming to provide great-tasting, nourishing products made with organic and ethically-sourced ingredients that consumers can believe in.”
The new line is available across the US this autumn with suggested retail price of between $3.99 and $4.99 for 32oz.
Oregon-based Pacific Foods also makes organic broths and soup and generated net sales of approximately $218 million in the year to the end of May. It was acquired by Campbell Soup for $700 million in July.
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