NEW YORK — Lavva, a maker of plant-based yogurt alternatives formulated with pili nuts, is expanding into the non-dairy beverage space.
Lavva’s plant-based milk alternatives are available in unsweetened and chocolate varieties, each containing 140 calories and 3 grams of protein per serving. They launched nationwide at Whole Foods Market in September and will be followed by a new unsweetened plant-based creamer in October.
All three products are made with the same base ingredients: coconut water, filtered water and pili nuts. They contain no added sugar, and the chocolate plant milk is sweetened with dates.
The plant milks and creamer have a creamy texture and smooth taste, according to the company. Pili nuts, which are low in carbohydrates and high in fat, are grown in volcanic soil found in Southeast Asia and have been shown to help prevent soil erosion and encourage natural pollination.
“Lavva recognized a need in the market to create a more sustainable plant milk that was just food from its source,” said Liz Fisher, founder and chief executive officer. “From there, we spent countless hours experimenting with combining Pili nuts and real food ingredients to create a product without vegetable oils, processing aides or added sugar found in other leading brands. We're proud that our Unsweetened Lavva Plant Milk only has three ingredients, one of which is filtered water. The mouthfeel and flavor comes from the nut itself.”
Lavva Unsweetened Plant Milk and Chocolate Plant Milk are available for a suggested retail price of $5.49. Lavva Plant Creamer will be available for a suggested retail price of $3.49.