Nestlé is launching its new plant-based milk Wunda in the UK and Ireland.
Launched across Nestlé’s French, Dutch and Portuguese markets in May, Wunda will be available in the UK supermarkets next week.
Wunda which is pitched as “the closest thing to milk” will go on sale from 28 June.
Wunda is made from yellow split peas sourced in France and Belgium, and according to the company has “strong nutritional values", less sugar and fat compared to similar plant-based drinks on the market. It's a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins D, B2 and B12, and calcium.
The dairy-free drink will be available in two variants: original and unsweetened. Nestlé says the milk offers “neutral, refreshing taste” and tastes close to dairy. It could be drunk on its own, poured on cereal, used in coffee and tea, frothed, used for cooking and baking.
Wunda was developed as part of Nestlé’s R&D Accelerator initiative in just six months, the food giant said.
The vegan milk was also certified as carbon neutral by the UK Carbon Trust which was achieved through several measures along the supply chain, including using renewable energy in production and reducing emissions during distribution, in addition to “high-quality” offsetting.
“We are really excited to be bringing Wunda to the UK and Ireland,” said Nestlé UK & Ireland MD for food and dairy Honza Dusanek.
“With plant-based diets growing in popularity, more people are turning to alternatives to milk for their daily cereal, latte, desserts, baking or cooking, but it’s very difficult to find one great plant-based milk alternative for every use.”
Nestlé‘s aim with the launch of Wunda was “to make plant-based milk alternatives an easier and more attractive choice for people who want milk that tastes closer to dairy but remains just as versatile”, he added.
“We want to offer a drink that tastes great and makes using a plant-based milk alternative a Wunda-full, tasty, positive, no-compromise experience that is good for you and good for the planet.”
He said that Wunda could “disrupt the market, stand out and offer something different to what’s already on the shelves."