It seems like every time we turn around there is a new awesome plant-based food hitting the market and shaking up traditional food norms. This past week alone, we’ve see Taco Bell add 26 certified vegetarian options to their menu, White Caste roll out an all vegan slider and Follow Your Heart launch an awesome egg-replacer that scrambles like the real thing. Suffice it to say, our heads are spinning with all the amazing tastiness that is being introduced to the plant-based food space. But just when we thought our jaws couldn’t drop any further, we heard the news that over 2,000 Walmart locations will now carry So Delicious Cashew Milk Ice Cream!
It’s no secret that consumer demand for milk alternatives has risen as the entire market is projected to be valued at $1.7 billion by 2016 and seems like the industry is finally starting to respond. As consumers grow more concerned about their own health and aware of the impact that their food choices have on the planet and animals, 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.
And there is no question that So Delicious’ cashew-based ice cream line will do just that. Offering mouth-watering flavors including Salted Caramel Cluster, Snickerdoodle, Cappuccino and Dark Chocolate Truffle, to name a few, this groundbreaking ice cream proves making more conscious food choices doesn’t mean having to settle.
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“For nearly 30 years, we have been making delicious frozen desserts for many families who can’t have dairy due to food allergies, intolerances, health drivers or ethical reasons,” Meghan Disch, brand manager for So Delicious Dairy Free, told Latest Vegan News. “We’ve had outstanding feedback from retailers and fans about our cashew milk frozen dessert pints that are appealing to folks far beyond those with custom diets. We are thrilled to be bringing dairy-free options to wider audiences across the country with a number of supportive retail partners.”
Bringing this line of dairy-free ice creams to Walmart is a huge indicator that the times are a’ changing! Major corporations and retailers are finally starting to see that consumers don’t want to spend their money on things that are not only bad for our health but also bad for the environment. And hey, when you can do something awesome for yourself and the planet … and eat your ice cream, why wouldn’t you!
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