We took a break from our news features for the recent holiday, and the stories have piled up! So this week we’re highlighting a bundle of new dairy-free treats that are bound to please. There’s more vegan cheese from Pizza Hut, non-dairy hot cocoa from Starbucks, dairy-free whip from Reddi-Wip, and healthy cookies from No Cow.
D’s Naturals Rebrands to No Cow and Launches High Protein Cookies
The dairy-free revolution is here, and one young entrepreneur is helping to lead the movement. In 2015, at the youthful age of 18, Daniel Katz contacted us to share his new line of No Cow Bars. At the time, his fledgling company was named D’s Naturals, but now Daniel is embracing a completely dairy-free path. He is rebranding the entire company under the No Cow name.
In addition to the updated identity, No Cow has released a new line of high-protein, low-sugar, dairy-free cookies. The cookies are available in Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate and Snickerdoodle and contain 12 grams of plant-based protein but only 1 gram of sugar.
Pizza Hut UK Gives Vegan Cheese a Permanent Place on the Menu
In September, we shared the news that Pizza Hut was test marketing Violife dairy-free cheese at select locations in the United Kingdom. The cheese alternative was a big hit, so they are making it permanently available at all UK Pizza Huts.
But what about the U.S. and Canada? We aren’t sure if Pizza Hut has any dairy-free plans for North America, but there is a petition you can sign to show your support.
Starbucks Introduces Toffee Almondmilk Hot Cocoa with Dairy-Free Potential
Homemade dairy-free hot chocolate is easy to make. But locating a cup of hot cocoa to enjoy while running about can be far more difficult. Starbucks is making it easier this season with their new Toffee Almondmilk Hot Cocoa. The toasty non-caffeinated beverage is made with almond milk, mocha sauce, and toffee nut syrup, and is available seasonally in Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada.
But Starbucks warns, “Though it’s made with Almondmilk, Toffee Almondmilk Hot [Cocoa] is not dairy-free because it is topped with whipped cream! To order it dairy-free, customers can ask to ‘hold the whip’.”
Dairy-Free Spray Whipped Cream Continues to Trend
You might not be able to order that Starbucks hot cocoa with whip, but you can pack along your own dairy-free canister for a special finish.
And next year, Reddi-Wip plans to join the mix with two new dairy-free spray whipped creams. One will be made with real coconut milk and the other with real almond milk.
Reddi-Wip has had a “Non-Dairy” version for many years, but it actually contains caseinate (milk protein). The new dairy-free varieties would reportedly be vegan and free of all milk-based ingredients. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see!