WHITE PLAINS, NY. — Danone North America is introducing a plant-based yogurt alternative for children.
Fortified with calcium and vitamin D, Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative is made with almond milk, fava bean protein, live and active cultures and organic coconut oil. The product is colored with fruit and vegetable juice and sweetened with cane sugar.
Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative contains 25% less sugar per oz than average flavored yogurt alternatives, Danone said. The offering is dairy-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and Non-GMO Project verified and comes in three flavors: apple cinnamon, strawberry and mixed berry, which includes blueberries and raspberries.
The yogurt alternatives contain 110 to 120 calories, 4 grams of protein and 7 grams of sugar per 4-oz cup.
“This is a crucial time for parents across the country, and Danone North America has convened an important conversation with industry experts to discuss the current challenges in children's nutrition due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lia Stierwalt, senior director of marketing for Silk Plant-Based Yogurt Alternatives. “We are happy to announce the launch of Silk Kids Almondmilk Yogurt Alternative as part of the solution, expanding our company's kid's portfolio and platform with a delicious plant-based option that kids love and parents can feel good about.”