Kara Dairy Free Launches First Coconut Milk Based Milk Alternative in the UK


Kara Dairy Free Coconut MilkFor the past decade Europe and North America have battled back and forth in innovation for the free-from market. Soymilk became a common term in the UK before it really hit the mainstream in the US, and companies like Oatly in Europe jumped on the opportunity for soy-free, dairy-free needs. But North America responded with an even bigger selection … almond milk, hemp milk, and most recently coconut-based milk alternative. As someone who is dairy-free I can vouch that the selection is wonderful. I enjoy the varying tastes and properties of every last option, and was very pleased with the richness of the latest coconut milk beverage. So I am thankful to see that the UK now has their own coconut milk beverage from Kara dairy free. From Talking Retail:

“Launching this January is Kara Dairy Free, the UK’s first coconut based non-dairy milk. Aimed at consumers seeking a more natural and better tasting alternative to milk, Kara Dairy Free is freshly pressed coconut milk enriched with calcium. Like semi-skimmed milk, it contains just 2% fat, but has the added benefits of being cholesterol and lactose free, and contains the richest source of Lauric Acid of any kind of milk. Lauric Acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which is healthier than saturated animal fats and also helps control cholesterol.

Kara Dairy Free also contains no artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives and is a versatile cooking ingredient. Coming out top in recent taste tests it was the preferred choice to leading soya and rice drinks.

With a shelf life of 9 months Kara Dairy Free is available in one-litre cartons with an RRP from £1.29. It will be available from Tesco Extra stores, Whole Foods and Planet Organic from January. Further stockists are expected throughout early 2010.”

Kara actually manufactures a wide range of coconut products, from coconut cream to coconut spread. See their website for more information on the new non-dairy coconut milk and their full product range – www.kara.com.sg.

Article by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. In addition to her own dairy-free lifestyle, Alisa has experience in catering to the needs of various special diets, including gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, and multiple food allergies. Need Go Dairy Free now? Order the E-Book for immediate delivery.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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