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Elmhurst’s ‘Elmhurst Aquafaba’ is an Egg Replacer Made of Bean Brine

While there are many egg replacers on the market that take the form of powdered products, Elmhurst is set to release an innovative new alternative made with aquafaba, or the water in which legumes have been cooked.

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Elmhurst to Debut Aquafaba Egg Replacer in a Carton!

Fantastic news! Early next year, you might be able to pick up cartons of aquafaba at the market. For the uninitiated, aquafaba is the brine that comes from a can of chickpeas, and it can be used as a replacement for egg whites in baking. The product will be launched by New York-based Elmhurst Milked, a former dairy plant that rebranded itself as a company that makes plant-based milk free from thickeners, emulsifiers, and stabilizers after 92 years of business.

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Vegan Takeover? Former Dairy Brand Releases Aquafaba Egg Replacer

Former dairy brand Elmhurst will be launching a new vegan egg replacer made from bean brine early next year.

Called ‘Elmhurst Aquafaba’, the new product is made from chickpeas and water, and can be used as a substitute for egg whites.

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Former Dairy Brand Debuts Aquafaba Egg Replacer

A new vegan egg replacer—tentatively called “Elmhurst Milked Aquafaba”—is set to debut in February 2018. Newly vegan brand Elmhurst operated as a dairy facility in New York for 90 years before current CEO Henry Schwartz transformed the brand to produce only plant-based products. With the expertise of culinary innovator Cheryl Mitchell, Ph.D, Schwartz re-launched the brand (now called Elmhurst Milked) in March…

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The best of the best: The Natural Products Expo East 2017 NEXTY Award winners

These standout products exemplify integrity, innovation and inspiration, securing them a NEXTY Award at this year’s Natural Products Expo East.

Check out the awardees we thought truly showcased the integrity, innovation and inspiration driving today’s natural products industry.

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New Hope Network

Alternative milks at Natural Products Expo East 2017

Delicious new plant-based milks caught the attention of New Hope editors at Expo East. See new products from Organic Gemini, Elmhurst and Oatly.

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Expo East 2017 Recap

Natural product brands and manufacturers of all sizes and types came from across the country to Baltimore, Md., last week for Natural Products Expo East 2017. From subtle product updates to category-disrupting innovations, this year’s expo, held Sept. 13-16 at the Baltimore Convention Center, gave attendees a chance to see and experience the latest developments in beverage firsthand, and BevNET’s editorial team was there to cover it all.

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Elmhurst Milked Debuts Oat, Brown Rice, Peanut, and Unsweetened Nut Milk Varieties at Expo East

Innovative plant-based beverage company Elmhurst Milked™ is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Natural Products Expo East conference in Baltimore, MD (September 13th-16th), where the clean label producer will preview six all-new beverage varieties including Milked Oats, Milked Brown Rice, Milked Peanuts, Milked Peanuts – Chocolate, Milked Almonds – Unsweetened, and Milked Hazelnuts – Unsweetened. These new varieties will be available to the public beginning in November 2017 and will be sampled at Expo East alongside Elmhurst Milked’s original Milked Almonds, Milked Hazelnuts, Milked Walnuts, and Milked Cashews varieties (Expo East booth #6512, section level 300).

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Milking It

Gone is the iconic rainbow of sprightly red, orange, green and blue cartons of milk from bodega refrigerators across New York, where Elmhurst Dairy vended its Queens-based milk for nearly 100 years. October 2016 marked the first time since the island of Manhattan was called New Amsterdam that New York City didn’t have its own local milk producer.

However, just a year later, sleek white skyscraper-shaped cartons, as svelte as the Empire State Building, are destined to replace the missing local milk—but this time with nut-based beverages

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National Peanut Board

Elmhurst Milked Peanuts – Chocolate is Here!

The dairy alternatives case will soon welcome a new addition…peanut milk! Elmhurst Milked brand just launched a Milked Peanuts – Chocolate which will roll out in retail stores across the country in January.

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From cows to nuts: Elmhurst Milked garners national attention

ELMA, N.Y. — Elmhurst Milked began in the dairy business in New York City in 1925. But as the tastes of consumers have changed, so has the business.

The company closed its dairy operations in Queens last year, deciding to join the growing plant-based foods industry from its Stueben Foods facility in Elma.

Since launching in March, Elmhurst Milked offers milked almond, walnut, cashew and hazelnut beverages, with six more on the way this fall

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Progressive Grocer

Elmhurst Milked Non-Dairy Milks

You’ve probably heard of rice milk, but have you heard of peanut milk? Both are part of the new line of Elmhurst Milked beverage varieties, which also include six dairy milk substitutes

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Spring Products

A hazelnut milk that includes 11 nuts per glass. Hazelnut milk from Elmhurst in upstate Elma, NY contains 11 whole hazelnuts per glass, unlike the five in other products that use nut-flavored water with additives to give the appearance of milk.

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Food Republic

Why Would A Big Dairy Company Go Totally Vegan?

From big dairy to completely plant-based vegan nut milks, Elmhurst Milked has done a total 180°.

For 90 years, Elmhurst Dairy, owned by brothers Max and Arthur Schwartz, processed dairy from local farms and delivered milk to New Yorkers. Fast-forward to 2016, CEO Henry Schwartz, son of Max, changed the company’s name and flipped facilities that once pasteurized milk and made yogurt into a home for mills. They grind cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts with water, then press and filter it. The final product is bottled up and shipped as Elmhurst’s cold-milled nut milk. We sat down with Henry to talk about the dramatic change of plans.

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The Plant-Based Food Industry Unites!

Michele Simon on the Fight to Create a Better Food System.  In this episode, I speak with Michele Simon, the Executive Director of the Plant Based Foods Association.

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Steuben Foods Launches Non-Dairy Milk

Elma, N.Y.-based Steuben Foods is releasing its non-dairy milk one year after closing its Elmhurst line of dairy milk after 92 years in business. The new Elmhurst Milked products are a line of vegan beverages made from almonds, cashews, walnuts and hazelnuts

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Ex-Dairy Farm Launched Delicious New Variety of Vegan Milks

“After 92 years in business, it was time to embrace a new model and look toward the future,” said Schwartz, aged 82.

In this impressive turn of events, what’s even more exciting is that as of today, their new products are already available to purchase. The company have launched their beautifully packaged range of vegan milks, ‘Elmhurst Milked‘ which you can order directly from their website or pick up in a number of stores across the US

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Buffalo Scoop

Elma Company Debuts New Line Of Plant-Based Milks

After shuttering its Elmhurst line of dairy milk in 2016 after 92 years in business, Steuben recently debuted Elmhurst Milked​​, a groundbreaking new line of vegan beverages and the next step in the company’s storied evolution. Steuben looks forward to leading the plant-based revolution with an investment in clean label products that are concurrently delicious and nutritionally robust.

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The Buffalo News

Steuben Foods goes nuts over non-dairy milk

Just one year after closing its Elmhurst line of dairy milk after 92 years in business, Elma-based Steuben Foods is coming out with a new non-dairy milk that is already hitting store shelves.

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curiouser & curiouser | A Collection of the Delicious & Delightful


I’m spending this weekend at the beach with friends, which makes this Friday even better!  But before we officially get into the weekend, I’ve rounded up a few favorites to share…

This nut milk brand is a new essential, as far as I’m concerned.

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New York-Based Food Trucks Converging In The Hamptons For “The Great Food Truck Derby”

“A host of food trucks will be serving up samples of their most popular items – from cheesesteaks and beignets, to pulled chicken sliders and Greek gyros,” shared Michaela Johnson, the event coordinator. “On top of the food, guests can also look forward to grabbing cold drinks and enjoying live music

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My Subscription Addiction

Vegan Cuts Snack Subscription Box Review – July 2017

The Vegan Cuts Snack Box is a monthly subscription box from Vegan Cuts full of vegan and natural food products and snacks.

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Beverage Industry

Readers name their favorite new beverage of June

Also popular in the latest poll was Elmhurst Milked, a line of vegan nut milks. The dairy alternative line garnered 22 percent of the vote.

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Vegan Nutmilks

Using a patented cold-milling process called “milking,”—developed by food scientist Dr. Cheryl Mitchell—Elmhurst Milked crafts non-dairy milks that combine the nutrition of whole nuts with creamy texture.

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Company Spotlight: Elmhurst Milked

In the 1900s, New York City looked a lot different than it does today. Taxi cabs were still horse-drawn, and much of Manhattan remained covered in farmland. This is why it is fitting that the Elmhurst story begins with a small herd of cattle.

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Functional Beverages in a Digital World

Grocery store shelves that once held conventional soft drinks are now filled with beverages that boast clean labels and benefits ranging from probiotics to protein. As the better-for-you beverage category evolves, retailers are jumping aboard to find ways to effectively market these futuristic beverages in the digital age.

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Why Elmhurst Dairy pivoted to plant-based milk

Now called Elmhurst Milked, the family business continues on by making delicious, additive-free nut milks produced with five pronounceable ingredients: filtered water, nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts or hazelnuts), cane sugar, salt and natural flavors.

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Iced Almond Milk Matcha Latte

I am not joking when I say that I’ve made this Iced Almond Milk Matcha Latte every single day for the last 8 days.

It’s been my summer life-force for so many reasons… 1) It tastes incredible…it’s a creamy slightly sweet green tea delight… 2) It gives me such a great boost of energy…and 3) It literally takes only minutes to make.

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Three Delicious Ways to Use Nut Milks

We love nut milks. Give us almond, cashew, walnut or event hazelnut and we can’t get enough. However, we’ve learned to get picky about our dairy-free milks and actually read the labels. That’s where Elmhurst comes in.

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Buffalo Means Business with Steuben Foods

But what I’m really here to talk about today, is this new brand that we’re excited to talk about which is Elmhurst Milked.  It’s our line of clean-label, vegan, non dairy milks. They’re brand new and that’s the new journey for Steuben and Elmhurst.

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5 New Healthy Products: Volume 18

From drinks to dessert, we’ve got you covered with new delicious, healthy products.

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This Dairy Started Over by Going Vegan

It’s no secret that cow’s milk dairy is on a downward slope. According to research firm Mintel, sales dropped seven percent in 2015 and are expected to drop another 11 percent through 2020. That’s a drastic decline, and dairy producers have been feeling the pinch.

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Elmhurst Milked

After closing Elmhurst Dairy last year, Henry Schwartz has debuted Elmhurst Milked, a new brand of vegan nut milks available in select grocery stores and specialty markets as well as nationwide through a direct-order system, which delivers the products directly to the consumer’s home, the company says.

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A Dairy Operation Reborn: From Cows to Cashews (and Other Nuts)

But that wasn’t the end of Elmhurst Dairy. The company relaunched this year, but don’t bother looking for cow’s milk in any of their products—Elmhurst Dairy has shifted into the nut milk business with the launch of Elmhurst Milked, which includes almond, cashew, hazelnut, and walnut milks (and whose tagline is “All of the nuts, none of the nonsense”).

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Free Nutmilk Mocktail Tasting at OpenStreetsPGH

Elmhurst Milked, a new line of all-natural, vegan nutmilks available for direct order online at shop.elmhurst1925.com, is bringing a unique tasting event to OpenStreetsPGH featuring nutmilk cocktails.

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Elmhurst Milked to Offer Free Mocktail Tastings During OpenStreetsPGH

Be sure to stop by Elmhurst Milked’s onsite airstream at OpenStreetsPGH. Their mixologists will highlight the delicious natural flavors of their Milked Cashew, Milked Hazelnut, Milked Walnut and Milked Almond nutmilks through unique mocktails like the Chocolate Nut-ini with Milked Hazelnuts, chocolate syrup and organic vanilla and a “Nuthopper” with Milked Almond, Crème de Menthe, white chocolate and mint.

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Healthy Smoothies Boost Your Bakery

Smoothies are becoming increasingly popular for a reason. They combine healthy ingredients together to create a beverage that not only tastes good but is good for you.

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This 90-Year-Old Dairy Made the Switch to Nut Milk

That’s right, ordering milk from Elmhurst, means you’ll have someone deliver your milk directly to your home, just like the old days. Only this time, it’s okay if the milk hangs out outside for a little while, since nut milks don’t need to be refrigerated before you open them.

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Sip Nut-Milk Mocktails at This Saturday’s Wynwood Block Party

Move over, bovine lactations: Nuts are the future of milk. And no company better represents that idea than Elmhurst, a 90-year-old dairy plant in New York that recently made the switch from cow’s milk to all-natural vegan nut milks.

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92-Year-Old Dairy Plant That Switched to All-Plant-Based Launches Line of Minimally Processed Milks

Starting over is never easy – especially if, for most of your life, you’ve been certain that the life path you’ve chosen is right for you. But after 92 years of business, starting over is exactly what the New York City-based company formerly known as Elmhurst Dairy did.

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What’s Up with Wellness

Retailers have an opportunity to engage consumers by stocking the right “better-for-you” products and putting them in the right place.

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Elmhurst Milked Cashews Horchata

This Cinco de Mayo, think beyond margaritas with a healthy spin on a classic horchata.

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Why a Near Century-Old New York Dairy Switched to Making Nut Milks

Following a growing trend, 82-year-old CEO Henry Schwartz decided to evolve the family dairy business.

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Elmhurst leads plant-based revolution with delicious line of nut milks

The national rollout of Elmhurst Milked is in the next two weeks — and AOL.com editors were lucky enough to try them.

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10 Exquisite Cereal and Vegan Milk Pairings

The earthy undertones of plant-based milks find their perfect crunchy cereals with our bourgeoise breakfast blowout.

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2 Must-Try Eats For Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 is almost here, but environmentally-minded food and drink options can be yours year-round. To get you in the spirit for Apr. 22, here are two very interesting sustainable options — one for eating and one for drinking.

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Historic, Family-owned Dairy Debuts New Line of Vegan Nutmilks

Historic Dairy Shifts to All Vegan Offerings; Elmhurst Milked Products are as Nutritious and Pure as Conventional Milk with None of the Emulsifiers, Thickeners or Stabilizers Used in Leading Brands Henry Schwartz, the longtime owner of Elmhurst Dairy in New York State, is thrilled to announce the debut of Elmhurst Milked, a groundbreaking new line of vegan nutmilks and the next step in the company’s storied evolution.

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Beverage companies unveil new products at Natural Products Expo West

Elmhurst Milked, Elma, N.Y., introduced its nut-based milks. Available in Almond, Hazelnut, Cashew and Walnut, each variety contains raw, cold-milled nuts and is free of emulsifiers, thickeners and whiteners, it says.

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Elmhurst Goes Non-Dairy With New ‘Milked Nuts’ Line

Dairy or not, Elmhurst is staying in the milk business.

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Got Milk? A Tale Of Two Cities

Recently, Elmhurst Dairy, one of the largest dairy operators on the east coast stopped producing cow’s milk altogether and will produce simple, raw, plant-based milk instead. After 90 years in the dairy business, the company decided it was time to make a change due to declining sales. It seems even some dairy producers see the advantages to switching.

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Elmhurst Dairy Going Vegan: Swaps Cows With Nuts

As milk has sort of gone out of style and it’s affecting many dairy farms including Elmhurst Dairy. Elmhurst Dairy first opened its doors in Queens, New York, in the 1920s and has been supplying the metropolitan area with cow milk for nearly a hundred years. With ongoing losses, Elmhurst Dairy had a rebirth and decided to become a plant-based milk company now called Elmhurst Milked. Swap cows for nuts!

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NYC’s oldest dairy producer is getting nutty to stay afloat—literally

Family-owned Elmhurst Dairy has been making milk since the 1920s. They’re still in operation today, but they’re not getting milk from cows anymore—they’re getting it from nuts.

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Elmhurst Dairy Switches to Plant-Based Milk after 90 Years of Dairy

Elmhurst Dairy in Queens, New York is changing their business model pretty drastically for the good of people, planet, and animals. Elmhurst Dairy milked plants use a new technique to create vegan milk without the need for thickeners or stabilizers.

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The V Word: Longtime dairy plant shifts focus to vegan nutmilks

A nondairy milk line from Elmhurst is making its way to Publix stores across the Southeast.

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Episode 73: Carnage, Film Review

We were featured on Film Review: Carnage, episode 73 of the podcast from The Bearded Vegans. This week, Paul and Andy gush over vegan food in Los Angeles before dissecting this week’s news with such stories as Taco Bell’s non-vegan rice debacle and a large dairy company switching to nut milks after cow’s milk was no longer financially viable. The episode concludes with an in depth review of Carnage: Swallowing The Past, the new rockumentary by vegan comedian Simon Amstell.

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New York City’s Last Remaining Dairy Has Reinvented Itself as a Nut-Milk Start-up

Last fall, New Yorkers got the sad news that the city’s very last dairy plant was headed for the big pasture in the sky… Elmhurst (officially now without the “Dairy” part) has suddenly reemerged as, of all things, a producer of vegan nut milks.

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Former Dairy Drops Cow’s Milk to Begin Producing Vegan Milk Instead

When the 90-year-old Elmhurst Dairy closed its doors in October 2016, it was the last milk-packaging plant within New York City limits. Everyone thought the Queens, N.Y., dairy was done and gone. Instead, in March 2017, something wonderful happened. Elmhurst began producing plant-based milk.

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This Dairy Company Is Ditching Dairy after 90 Years and Producing Plant-Based Milk Instead

Elmhurst Dairy in Queens, New York has ceased its dairy operation after 90 years citing decreased customer demand…However the declining demand for cow milk has lead to a growth explosion for plant-based milks, so Elmhurst Dairy have dropped the dairy and renamed to simply ‘Elmhurst’ and will instead produce their own range of healthy plant-based milks.

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Highlights From The 2017 Natural Products Expo

Sooooo Expo! Expo West is the largest “natural living” trade show in the world; a 4-day extravaganza of healthy food, bath/body/beauty, supplements/wellness, cleaning/home, and any other eco-lifestyle product you can imagine, and it all takes place every March at the Anaheim convention center. It’s a bit of a shangri-la for those of us in the healthy-living community, and it’s always a totally wild, totally overwhelming, totally exciting adventure.

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Elmhurst Ditches Dairy, Launches Plant-Based Milk Instead

Cow milk sales in the United States have fallen by 50% in the last 5 years.

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This 90-Year-Old Dairy Company Is Switching to Plant-Based Milks

According to RiseOfTheVegan.com, Elmhurst Dairy in Queens has closed down after 90 years and reopened as a plant-based milk company.

Debuted last week at Natural Foods Expo West in California, the new nut-based brand is called Milked.

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Find Out Why This Dairy Manufacturer Switched to Vegan Milk

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Elmhurst Dairy shut its doors but is reopening as a vegan milk company.

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Premium ‘Elmhurst’ Nut-Based Beverages in the Packaging Innovation from SIG

The first food manufacturer to package low-acid products in the cutting-edge new pack from SIG is US company Steuben Foods. Steuben now offers premium nut-based beverages in combidome, in almond, cashew, hazelnut and walnut varieties. Sold under the brand name ‘Elmhurst’, the beverages have a very high nut content.

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Find Out Why This Dairy Manufacturer Switched to Vegan Milk

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Elmhurst Dairy shut its doors but is reopening as a vegan milk company. CEO Henry Schwartz—who took over the company from his father—revealed that the 100-year-old business was failing to meet consumer demands. He noted that “milk has sort of gone out of style … [and] we are unable to continue to go on without ongoing losses.”

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VBT 062: Interview with Naijha Wright-Brown & Greg Brown of The Land of Kush

“In this episode I interview Naijha Wright-Brown and Greg Brown, founders of vegan soul food bistro The Land of Kush in Baltimore, Maryland.” We were featured in the Vegan Business News Roundup section of the podcast.

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Elmhurst Dairy Swaps Cows for Nuts

92-year-old company Elmhurst Dairy has not only closed down its dairy operation, but has opted for a full rebranding in order to focus on plant-based milks…As a result, Elmhurst Dairy has now become just Elmhurst and debuted its new line called “Milked” during the Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim last weekend.

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Dairy company quits dairy after 90 years to produce plant-based milks instead

Elmhurst Dairy have dropped the dairy and renamed to simply ‘Elmhurst’ and will instead produce their own range of healthy plant-based milks.

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After Almost 100 Years, Elmhurst Dairy Decides To Go Plant-Based!

After almost 100 years in business, Elmhurst Dairy has made the decision to shut it’s doors after outgoing trends of their customers consuming dairy…We are thrilled that Elmhurst CEO, Henry Schwartz decided to go the humane route and change his business model to make compassion and health the driving force of his company.

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Plant-Based Was Biggest Trend at Major Trade Show

Food industry insider Organic Authority named plant-based products the most prominent during this year’s Natural Foods Expo West.

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Large Dairy Company Ditches Dairy after 90 years and Starts Producing Plant-Based Milks Instead

Elmhurst debuted their new range named ‘Milked’ at the trade show Natural Foods Expo West in Anaheim, California last week.

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Nutrient-Dense Nut Milks – Elmhurst Milked Boasts More Nuts Per Serving Than Leading Brands (TrendHunter.com)

(TrendHunter.com) ‘Milked’ is a new nut-based milk line that aims to set itself apart from other producers in this category by providing more nuts in a single serving than other leading brands.

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Nutrient-Dense Nut Milks

‘Milked’ is a new nut-based milk line that aims to set itself apart from other producers in this category by providing more nuts in a single serving than other leading brands. This feature is specifically called out each of the plant milk carton, with the branding noting its ‘Milked Walnuts’ is made with eight walnuts per glass, while its ‘Milked Almond’ uses 18 per glass.

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Shuttered Dairy Company Launches Vegan Milk Line | VegNews

Former CEO of NYC’s Elmhurst Dairy shifts company to produce “Milked”—a new line of cashew, walnut, almond, and hazelnut plant-based milks.

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Shuttered Dairy Company Launches Vegan Milk Line

Former CEO of NYC’s Elmhurst Dairy shifts company to produce “Milked”—a new line of cashew, walnut, almond, and hazelnut plant-based milks.

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The 20 most exciting new natural and organic products coming in 2017

Super excited and honored that we were able to attend Natural Product Expo West this year and here are the 21 most exciting new natural products coming in 2017. #16 – Nut Based Milk

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