Research shows vegan ice cream sales more than double in five years
Amid an increase in consumers embracing a plant-based diet, research has shown that global launches of vegan ice cream more than double since 2015, according to studies from Mintel.
With data also showing that since the coronavirus outbreak more adults are considering a vegan diet. It would seem that the food industry is finally engaging with a sector where consumers are not only predominantly geared towards healthy eating, but also want to indulge in the occasional treat.
Impressive range of no added egg and dairy options
Inclusions specialist Pecan Deluxe is staying ahead of this curve, with an impressive range of no added egg and dairy options including salted caramel sugar pearls, cookies and cream biscuit pieces, and an eye-catching five-coloured sugar pearl mix. More recently, cocoa rich brownie pieces, cookie dough, oaty cookie pieces, and a variety of the company’s praline nuts and seeds have been added to the list.
Touch of Luxury
“As the popularity of plant-based inclusions increases, we’ve developed our dairy-free portfolio to encompass a spectrum of tastes, which mirror those found in non-dairy applications, allowing manufacturers to add a touch of luxury to their expanding vegan lines.” Explained; Liz Jones, Commercial and Development Director at Pecan Deluxe.
In addition to ice cream, food manufacturers wishing to broaden their appeal in the vegan market can now offer consumers a wide range of delicious and indulgent treats, as Pecan Deluxe’s inclusions are suitable for a much wider variety of applications including bakery, confectionery, and desserts.
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