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Every third Brit drinks vegan milk in cups of tea, as buyers opt for dairy-free products


No whey! Every third Brit has vegan milk in their cup of tea, as buyers opt for dairy-free products

  • The number of UK households buying non-dairy milk has increased by nine percent
  • Beverage brand Oatly says this is due to increased brand awareness among shoppers
  • Buyers used to be dairy-free for dietary reasons, now they're citing the environment

Nowadays, the milk in your tea doesn't always have to come from a cow.

And while vegan-friendly almond, soy and coconut milk alternatives always seemed to be reserved for the trendy millennials, Brits of all ages now seem to be opting for dairy-free milk.

In fact, a third of us now buy milk that comes from plants, a survey shows.

Around 32 percent of households in the UK bought dairy-free milk, up from 23 percent the previous year and just 13 percent in 2017

While vegan-friendly almond, soy and coconut milk alternatives always seemed to be reserved for the trendy millennials, Brits of all ages now seem to be opting for dairy-free milk

While vegan-friendly almond, soy and coconut milk alternatives always seemed to be reserved for the trendy millennials, Brits of all ages now seem to be opting for dairy-free milk

Around 32 percent of households in the UK bought dairy-free milk, up from 23 percent the previous year and just 13 percent in 2017.

Beverage brand Oatly, which conducted the study, said the trend was due to increased brand awareness among shoppers.

The Swedish company says consumers have historically opted for dairy-free alternatives mainly for dairy or health reasons.

But many are now opting for plant-based milk because it is less polluting.

Beverage brand Oatly (pictured), which conducted the research, said the trend was due to increased awareness among shoppers

Beverage brand Oatly (pictured), which conducted the research, said the trend was due to increased awareness among shoppers

Ishen Paran, General Manager of Oatly in the UK, said that as a result, families know that they can have a direct impact on the health of the planet "through the products they buy".

The research was released today on World Plant Milk Day.

Founder Robbie Lockie said, “The pandemic has shed further light on the role of animal husbandry in creating new diseases.

"For these reasons and more, we urge everyone to switch to delicious dairy-free options for seven days."

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