Plant-based beverage company Elmhurst 1925 has announced the US launch of a new unsweetened hemp creamer and an unsweetened milked oats beverage.
The hemp creamer is made with four ingredients, including real hemp cream. In addition to the original unsweetened variety, Elmhurst said it will debut more varieties this year for pouring into hot and iced coffee.
Peter Truby, vice president of marketing at Elmhurst, said: “Elmhurst 1925 is passionate about leading the plant-based milk category with on-trend innovation, and given the explosive growth of the hemp category, we’re excited to announce the industry’s first hemp creamer.
“Crafted simply with just four ingredients, including real hemp cream that’s produced from hemp grown on our own fields, original unsweetened hemp creamer is the first in a line of on-trend varieties we plan to introduce, starting at Expo West.”
The new unsweetened milked oats will also be launched at the Expo West trade show in early March. It is described as the counterpart to Elmhurst’s milked oats beverage but without sugar.
Made with three ingredients – oats, water and salt – the drink is free from added gums or oils and contains 20g of whole grains. Elmhurst said the product is suitable for drinking by the glass, stirring into oatmeal and mixing into smoothies.
Both the unsweetened hemp creamer and unsweetened milked oats are crafted through the HydroRelease method. Using just water, this process separates the components of a nut, grain or seed before reassembling them as a creamy, beverage-ready emulsion, maintaining the full nutrition of the source ingredient without added gums or emulsifiers.
The hemp creamer will go on sale as of March in 16oz cartons with a suggested retail price of $4.49, while the unsweetened milked oats will be sold in 32oz cartons, retailing for $5.99.
Last September, Elmhurst released unsweetened milked walnuts and unsweetened milked cashews, both made with two ingredients.