Rich Products (Rich’s), the leading supplier of dairy-free toppings, creams and culinary solutions, has launched new liquid dairy-free cream alternatives for the food manufacturing, beverage and catering sectors, that are ‘just like diary’ in terms of taste and performance.
Rich’s created the first dairy-free cream alternative over 75 years ago and the two new variations have been produced by its forward-thinking development chefs following extensive research and development. They are designed to help food and beverage developers meet the rapidly growing dairy-free demands of UK consumers.
Once dismissed as a fad, plant-based diets are now mainstream. A third of UK consumers are now following a flexitarian diet or have removed meat and dairy from their diets completely, while the estimated sales of meat-free foods in 2018 reached £740m.
Rich’s two new plant-based crèmes are perfectly placed to help development chefs, beverage innovators and foodservice companies cater to the UK public’s increasingly insatiable appetite for plant-based food and drink.
Plant Based Cooking Crème is the ideal, all-in-one solution for sweet and savoury hot applications. With a smooth texture and pleasant creamy flavour, it is the definitive dairy cream alternative for all cooking and pouring requirements. Plant Based Whipping Crème offers a variety of ways to add value to desserts, cakes and beverages, featuring superior stability and unparalleled versatility. It is the only dairy alternative with whipped performance and stability superior to fresh cream.
Both creams are 100% vegan and allergen-free, able to be used in a huge range of recipes, from desserts, soups, sauces and ready meals to hot and cold beverages. They also boast a range of health benefits such as zero trans-fat or cholesterol, 89% less saturated fat and 12% fewer calories than their dairy alternatives.
Rich’s Marketing Director John Want says: “We’re delighted to bring these pioneering plant-based creams to market, offering food manufacturers, development chefs, caterers and coffee shops a genuinely healthy, tasty and plant-based alternative to dairy creams.
“With half of UK adults (49%) choosing to avoid certain foods or ingredients and 39% regularly buying free-from food and drink, it is vital to have dairy alternatives that perform in terms of taste and consumer experience. Ours are the only plant-based cream alternatives that perform and taste just like dairy with no bean, grain or nut backnotes.”