Will pecan milk find success in the abundantly crowded alternative dairy market? In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney talks about why pecans are an optimal nut for plant-based milk since they are zero waste and don’t require straining. She introduces the team to a few pecan milk companies, including THIS PKN, Pecan Milk Co-op and MALK Organics, and discusses each of their unique selling points. The team wonders whether the taste would be too strong and whether pecan milk will experience a breakthrough akin to oat milk.
Also, in this episode, Mira talks about Cadbury’s latest innovation: a vegan version of its iconic Dairy Milk Chocolate Bar. Rather than using cow’s milk to create the creaminess of the product, the vegan chocolate is made with almond paste as a vegan substitute. Mira wonders whether vegan versions of famous confectionary products are marketed toward vegans, or whether brands are also thinking of flexitarians and non-vegans. The team wonders how closely the vegan Cadbury Dairy Milk bar resembles the original and whether Cadbury will introduce other vegan versions of its products.
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