The Coconut Collaborative, Europe's leading coconut yogurt brand, is launching their dairy-free yoghurt and dessert products in America, spreading coco-love across the Atlantic with dairy-free coconut treats.
Back in early 2017, we took a look at the coconut evolution in our March 2017 healthwatching report, with the coconut trend fitting into three of our food & drink mega trends for 2017-18: Health is the New Wealth; Wellness Your Way; and Ethical Eating. The report covered the coconut water trend, coconut oils, what other coconut products have been hitting the shelves - including the harder to find yet potentials to be the next big thing in coconut, and more. Read the report here.
"Pleasure needn't be sacrificed in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle," says Edward Averdieck, Co-founder at The Coconut Collaborative. "We felt there's a real gap in the U.S. market for great tasting, plant based yoghurts and desserts which feel indulgent but aren't packed full of sugar." Edward, who co-founded the business with his identical twin brother James, is moving with his family to launch the brand in the U.S. "We think you really can have the best of both worlds. Our yoghurts and desserts combine great taste with a deliciously thick and creamy texture as well as all the healthy benefits of Coconut."
The Coconut Collaborative's move coincides with American Heart Month, as the brand aims to keep your heart strong with healthier alternatives for creamy products. In the U.S., sugar consumption is amongst the highest in the world, with 100m Americans suffering from diabetes or pre-diabetic complications. In fact, sugar is a leading cause of heart disease in the U.S., and one of the top recommendations for all Americans is to limit their intake of added sugars. Each Coconut Collaborative yoghurt and dessert is made with an entire coconut and only natural sugars. And, since coconut milk contains essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it offers a host of benefits to the human body. Packed with fatty acids that are broken down immediately for energy and not stored in the body as fat, coconuts are the ultimate super food and offer a deliciously refreshing flavour.
Find out more about the Coconut Collaborative brand and its products here.