Many restaurants across the United States are adding plant-based milks to their menu. Dunkin’ added oat milk to all of their locations, giving customers an option for dairy-free lattes and coffee. Most Starbucks allow coffee drinkers to substitute cow’s milk for various dairy-free options, such as coconut, soy, and almond milk.
Plant-based meat alternatives have gained most of the attention in the past due to marketing of big manufacturers. However, dairy-free milks have become increasingly popular, with oat milk being the latest and fastest growing product.
Menu mentions of oat milk have increased by 50% each year in the United States, despite almond milk being the most popular worldwide. However, many baristas claim that almond and soy milk tend to turtle when heated and have a strong flavor that can affect the experience of drinking coffee. Oat milk tends to have a creamier and more neutral taste.
Technomic’s survey reports that 41% of consumers worldwide are eating more plant-based foods than a year ago. Peanut, cashew, walnut, and rice are also other options but not as widely used in the foodservice market.
Chasin Foods can help you with all of your foodservice needs. We offer various types of dairy-free options. Contact us today to learn about how we can assist your operation to be the best of its ability!
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