Plant-based dairy alternatives niche but growing
“There is a growing demand for plant-based dairy alternatives in Latin America but there is a lack of options and mainstream availability compared to popular animal-based products," Sabin told FoodNavigator-LATAM. "The pricing reflects that and is also a contributory factor.”
Despite remaining relatively niche, plant-based product launches can be seen across Latin America from Chile’s The Not Company with its vegan mayonnaise to Colombian brand Hatsu’s line of almond, hazelnut and coconut plant-based milks.
Brazilian dairy ice cream manufacturer Rochinha launched a range of vegan ice creams and sorbets that bear the vegan logo.
Non-dairy companies are also experimenting with more convenient formats. This year, Paraná-based Benni Alimentos launched a soluble cashew nut milk powder with a two-year shelf life.
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