New vegan butter alternative coming to Canadian shelves


Published April 15, 2021 at 12:44 am


Good news for those who don’t eat animal products, a new, butter alternative, is coming to Canadian shelves.

Upfield, an international leader in plant-based nutrition, announced it’s launching a vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO plant-based butter alternative in Canada called Flora Plant-Based Bricks.

The new bricks are made from a blend of plant-based oils, including 100 per cent physically sustainable palm and palm kernel oils, and non-GMO sunflower oil.

Flora Plant-Based Bricks are kosher and halal-certified, and they can be swapped one for one with traditional butter or margarine in almost any recipe.

Additionally, these bricks are designed to be more environmentally friendly—the average plant-based spread has a 70-per-cent smaller carbon footprint, and requires half the water of traditional butter.

“Home chefs now have another easy way to add a dairy-free, buttery twist to their favourite dishes and baked goods with Flora Plant-Based Bricks, while doing their part to contribute to a more sustainable planet,” Leesa Steiner, brand lead for Flora, Upfield Canada, said in a news release.

“With more Canadians adding plant-based foods to their grocery baskets for dietary, ethical and environmental reasons, Flora Plant-Based Bricks are a delicious vegan choice for consumers looking to lighten their environmental footprint by choosing foods produced with sustainably-sourced ingredients and through production that has less impact on the environment, without sacrificing great taste,” she continued.

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