A shocking amount of vegan ice cream flavors are debuting left and right. One day the whole world will be vegan and we can say, “told ya so!”.
The iconic Breyers Ice Cream Company is now offering non-dairy ice cream made with almond milk.
In true stealth mode, they didn’t announce the new flavor, it just appeared on grocery shelves and
Immediately sold out via word of mouth –
which prompted people who can’t find the flavor to wonder if it really exists!
But the pictures clearly show Breyers Oreo Cookies & Cream Non-Dairy Almond Milk Dessert. Because yes friends, Oreos are vegan. Chock full of sugar I am sure, but vegan nonetheless.
Last year, Ben & Jerry’s began offering plant-based ice cream flavors to the masses, but
When a “mainstream” corporate-owned giant such as Breyers gives a nod to the vegan lifestyle, it means we’re getting somewhere.
As we evolve toward a new way of living, a recent industry research report by Packaged Facts found that the traditional ice cream industry is hitting a point of stagnation, so it’s the non-dairy sector that is driving growth in the industry.
This raises a few points of interest:
It seems these plant-based options are becoming more attractive alternatives to corporations that historically rely on animal products for profit. As a consumer, this bugs me a bit. There’s part of me that wants to just enjoy the damn ice cream for what it is, but a little voice inside cringes at giving my money to any corporate conglomerate (such as Unilever—which owns Ben & Jerry’s) that makes changes based more on profit and less on ethics.
Anyhow, the introduction of vegan alternatives sends the right kind of signals to the masses – and this is what I am all about!
Plus, products like these give an easy way out for people, who wish to try veganism, but are just too addicted to dairy. Better to rely on packaged foods for a while rather than keep torturing animals!
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