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Swiss conglomerate Nestlé has announced it will launch vegan condensed milk in three major U.K retailers.

The company says it has been developing the plant-based alternative to its classic Carnation condensed milk – which is commonly used in many recipes for desserts and confectionaries – for 18 months.

The new product, which is made from oat and rice flour, will be available on Ocado’s website from September – and will roll out to Morrisons and Tesco stores the following month.

‘It has been a challenge’

It will retail at £2.19 for a 370g tin – nearly 50p more expensive than its dairy counterpart.

According to The Grocer, Nestlé’s marketing lead for Dairy Brands U.K Vittoria Simms said: “It has been a challenge for vegans to find suitable alternatives to make dairy or caramel-based sweet treats or desserts, without having to compromise on taste, texture or appearance.”

Plant-based food facility

Earlier this year, Nestlé announced plans to build a plant-based food facility in China – as part of a $103.58 million investment.

The food giant’s first facility, which aims to launch vegan meat products by the end of 2020, will be built in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.