Ahh, Ben & Jerry’s, why are you so good to us? Earlier this year ice cream mogul Ben & Jerry’s announced added new vegan ice cream flavors to their repertoire (Cherry Garcia, Coconut Seven Layer Bar, and Caramel Almond Brittle), just one year after launching a line of vegan ice cream flavors including Chunky Monkey, Coffee Caramel Fudge, P.B. & Cookies, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Now our friends across the pond will get to experience the magic that is Ben & Jerry’s!
On their website, the ice cream giant shared the delicious news, stating, “Well, so much for surprises! So many of our fans have been asking us to bring our nondairy ice cream across the pond, we couldn’t keep the secret anymore. We can now confirm that it’s true, we are working on bringing Non-Dairy here! We hope to have it available in Ireland soon. Well, that is, if we don’t eat it all ourselves first..”
There isn’t an exact release date yet and for good reason. Ben & Jerry’s said in the statement that they, “want to make sure these flavors live up to what Ben & Jerry’s is known for enormous chunks, delicious swirls and a commitment to values-led ingredient sourcing.” We are really impatient when it comes to food, but this sounds like a good reason to hang tight!
With Häagen-Dazs recently announcing four new delicious vegan flavors, plus Breyer’s already in on the vegan ice cream game, it’s no surprise Ben & Jerry’s is upping the ante by offering their yummy vegan ice cream flavors in the United Kingdom.
What’s more, consumer demand for milk alternatives is on the rise. People are becoming more concerned about their own health and are also coming to realize the impact that their food choices have on the planet and animals. As a result, they are actively looking for alternatives that can not only replace the traditional animal products they grew up with – but also surpass them in taste and quality as well. With the entire market for dairy-free milk projected to reach $1.7 billion by this year, it seems like a total no-brainer that Ben & Jerry’s would want to deliver their awesome non-dairy ice creams to your door to meet this rising opportunity.
Don’t live in the UK and can’t wait to have some non-dairy ice cream? We feel you. Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream flavors are now available for delivery nationwide. Order a pint or even two. We certainly won’t judge!
To learn more about rising plant-based food trends, check out One Green Planet’s Future of Food page.
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