Dairy giant Danone has released its first plant-based Actimel yoghurt drink range in the UK
Dairy giant Danone has released its first plant-based Actimel yoghurt drink range, Actimel 100% Dairy Free, as it accelerates its push into the plant-based market.
The new dairy-free drinks went on sale at Asda stores this week with two fruity flavours to choose from including Mango & Passionfruit and Blueberry which retail at £2.99 for a pack of six.
The Actimel 100% Dairy Free range will also be rolled out to other major supermarkets including Waitrose on 3 August, followed by Tesco, Sainsbury’s and other major grocery retailers later this year.
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To create a smooth and creamy texture without dairy, Danone has used a blend of roasted almonds and oats with two different strains of live cultures including AL. Casei and vitamins D and B6 to make them nutritionally fortified and good for your gut.
According to Danone, the new dairy-free drinks are also free from preservatives, colours or artificial flavours and are low in sugar, as well as being suitable for vegans. They also come in fully recyclable packaging.
“We’re excited to bring our decades of experience in live cultures and immune support to the plant-based world,” said Sarah Dossett, marketing director for Danone Essential Dairy & Plant-Based, UK & Ireland in a statement.
“Many people are looking for options that fit their flexitarian diet, and we wanted to offer them the Actimel they know and love in both dairy and dairy-free options.”
Want to make your own vegan yoghurt? Try this vanilla cashew yoghurt recipe.