KANSAS CITY — The proliferation of the plant-based movement has led to an explosion of innovation in the dairy-free segment. CPG companies are launching new non-dairy frozen desserts, yogurt alternatives, overnight oats and more.

Unilever PLC’s Magnum Ice Cream brand is adding a new flavor to its non-dairy bar lineup. The Magnum Non-Dairy Sea Salt Caramel Bars feature a sea salt caramel base made with coconut oil and pea protein dipped in a cracking non-dairy chocolate shell. The plant-based bars are certified vegan and made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa.

"At Magnum Ice Cream, we're obsessed with delivering a next-level bite," said Leslie Miller, director of marketing for North America ice cream at Unilever PLC. "Caramel is Magnum's most popular ice cream flavor in dairy bars and tubs, so it's exciting to bring it to market in an equally delicious Non-Dairy Bar.”

Unilever’s Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto business is releasing two new dairy-free sorbetto flavors — strawberry hibiscus and dark chocolate — and its first dairy-free Layers variety.

The Dairy-Free Coconut Chocolate Cookie Layers, inspired by coconut macaroons, includes layers of coconut sorbetto, oat crisps, dairy-free hot fudge and chocolate cookie pieces.

"At Talenti, each flavor is crafted for taste and we're always listening to fan feedback to our flavors, including our Layers and sorbetto lines,” Ms. Miller said. “That's why we are excited to add flavors that directly respond to what our fans want, such as dairy-free options.”

So Delicious Dairy Free, a subsidiary of Danone North America, is debuting Pairings Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternatives. The 5.3-oz cups contain a yogurt alternative base made with organic coconuts and live and active cultures paired with sweet crunchy toppings. The pairings are dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, certified gluten-free, certified vegan and Non-GMO Project verified. Varieties include Coco Almond Crunch, Spiced Blueberry, Salted Caramel Cluster and Key Lime Pie.

"At So Delicious, we're passionate about delighting consumers with mind-blowing food experiences made with quality ingredients," said Joshua Cook, brand manager of plant-based yogurt for So Delicious Dairy Free. "Our new So Delicious Pairings come in four indulgent, artisan flavors of smooth coconut yogurt alternative paired with carefully selected toppings perfect for a delicious plant-based snack."

Brekki, maker of dairy-free, ready-to-eat overnight oats, is introducing Overnight Oats with Ancient Grains & Fruit Down Under. Each 5.3-oz cup is dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free and vegan and features a base of oats, almonds, almond milk, organic coconut nectar, flax, chia and buckwheat groats with the addition of fruit, fruit purees and spices on the bottom. Varieties include apples and cinnamon, acai berries, bananas and maple brown sugar, blueberries and strawberries.

“We have great insight into what our target consumers are looking for,” said Nick Scangas, chief operating officer of Brekki. “This new product supports consumers in living a balanced, healthy lifestyle by enjoying a product that ‘checks all the boxes’ for flavor, ingredients and nutrition, with ready-to-eat convenience. There is no storing, washing and slicing fruit or chopping nuts required. The Fruit Down Under line is a perfectly balanced solution so consumers can focus on enjoying this delicious product while going about their busy lives. The texture and mouthfeel of true, whole ingredients are a testament to our commitment of making products we can be proud of.”

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