Oregon Couple Debuts ‘Hazelnut Milk’ , The Perfect Alternative To Dairy Milk, Even Amidst The COVID-19 Crisis.
BEND, OREGON, May 24, 2020 RCP FOODS®, an independently-owned, plant-based food and beverage company, is celebrating National Milk Alternative Month with the upcoming launch of Cheri’s HazelCream, an enhanced line of nutritious, great-tasting plant milks made from hazelnuts, vanilla flavoring and a proprietary process that deliver a complementary blend of nine essential amino acids. The product provides all the equivalent proteins of dairy milk plus complete omega-3, -6 and -9 along with vitamins and minerals, all in a creamy oat base. It is available in June via their website for direct to consumer pre-sale of the product.
Cheri’s HazelCream delivers something that the current non-dairy market is lacking. It provides an excellent one-to-one milk alternative for cooking that actually tasted good and holds up in recipes without being too watery or making the cake go flat. – with a suggested retail price of $6.99 for a quart. This low-sugar, low carb cream has 40% less calories than dairy milk and it captures the rising tide of consumers eager to explore the alternative milk phenomenon.
“We’re excited to introduce a versatile, delicious hazelnut milk that outperforms traditional dairy milk in both baking and in flavor,” said Cheri Redgrave, founder and CEO. “Cheri’s HazelCream is a true game changer for our industry and marks one of the first times we’ve seen a plant milk formulated with this level of nutrient-rich ingredients. Targeted especially for those who are choosing a dairy free lifestyle, this now allows us to meet the demands of a previously untapped consumer segment – one whose primary barrier has been concern for nutrition or food allergens.”
The launch comes at a time when consumers are looking to add delicious milk alternatives to their plate. Between 2000 and 2019, per capita consumption of dairy milk has declined nearly 29%. And more people than ever are experimenting with plant-centric diets, prioritizing health and wellness goals while reducing their impact on the planet. A Nielsen survey found that nearly 40% of Americans are trying to eat more plant-based foods.
“We created a healthier alternative for cow’s milk by leveraging diverse, plant-based ingredients such as locally sourced, Oregon Hazelnuts, and our proprietary roasting method, to design our great-tasting product,” said Chris Redgrave, Co-Founder RCP Foods. “It delivers quality products, healthier fats and it behaves more like a milk product in recipes and it’s flavor compares to that of dairy milk.”
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