Most Recent US Dairy Alternative Beverages Market Study by Packaged Facts24 Jan 2012 • by Natalie Aster
In the refrigerated line of RTD dairy alternative beverages, quart-size cartons and half-gallon cartons have been available for some time; the half-gallon size is the primary seller.
Something new in 2011 was the availability of plant milk products in a twin-pack composed of two, half-gallon cartons bundled together. Another bundled format involves single-serving (6-oz or 8-oz.) containers in packages of three, four, six or eight. Aseptic packaging originally offered in one-quart size is now offered additionally in half-gallon and singleserving packaging.
According to the report “Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.: Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk and other Dairy Milk Alternatives” by Packaged Facts, most manufacturers recommend that unopened, refrigerated RTD beverages be stored at a temperature of 35°F to 45°F up until the “Sell By” date printed on the carton. Unopened, shelf-stable RTD beverages can be stored unrefrigerated up until the “Best Before” date printed on top of the carton. Freezing dairy alternative beverages causes most products to separate, and this greatly reduces the visual quality and consistency of the product upon thawing. Over time, solids in plant milks may settle to the bottom of the carton, but these are easily redistributed by shaking the beverage.
Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.: Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk and other Dairy Milk Alternatives
Published: January 2012
Price: US$ 3.500,00
Soymilk origins are nebulous. Various and sometimes conflicting sources report mentions of historical references of soymilk in early Oriental literature, art, and poetry from both China and Japan. The introduction of soymilk created a new grocery category and beverage option. Vegetarians and health enthusiasts have known for years that foods rich in soy protein offer a good alternative to meat, poultry and other animal-based products. Consumption of soy foods has risen steadily among the population at large, bolstered by scientific studies attributing various health benefits to soy.
More information can be found in the report “Dairy Alternative Beverages in the U.S.: Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk and other Dairy Milk Alternatives” by Packaged Facts.
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