Can we still call plant-based a niche? As producers and operators alike work to ensure there is an option for every consumer, Starbucks is piloting a partnership with Miyoko’s Creamery to offer a new item that not only taps this rising category, but makes it quite affordable.
Starbucks is now testing Miyoko's Cashew Milk Cream Cheese at just $1, according to yahoo!life.
"Starbucks' aspiration is to become resource positive," Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Kobori said in an earlier announcement as Starbucks discussed its commitment to sustainability. "This aspiration, coupled with the inside that our customers are looking for more plant-based choices, has inspired the development of exciting and delicious plant-based beverages and food."
It looks like this new addition would be right in line with such goals, but is still tentative as neither company has released a formal announcement, and the item is only available at one location in Issaquah, Washington, according to the source.
Available in a 1.5 oz package, the prospective menu item comes in two flavors—Everything and Cinnamon Raisin—to complement Starbucks’ pastry offerings like Plain, Blueberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Cheese, Onion & Garlic, Sprouted Grain, and Everything bagels.
Is this just the beginning for the two sizable brands? Deli Market News will continue to report.