Margarine brand Flora—sold in North America under the brand Becel—has launched a vegan double cream in the United Kingdom. Flora Plant Double cream, which is targeted to the foodservice industry, is made from fava beans and vegetable oils and comes in a 1-liter resealable container. The product is suitable for both cooking and whipping and promises to behave just like dairy cream and provide “creamy richness, depth of taste, and indulgent mouthfeel.” 

“Flora Plant is a game-changer for the foodservice industry. Not only does it cater to those following a vegan diet, Flora Plant helps chefs overcome the challenge of managing allergens, which if not handled extremely carefully, can lead to a loss in customers, or even worse, criminal prosecution,” Alan Black, head of marketing at Upfield Professional, told FoodBev Media. “We believe following a vegan diet, or a diet that requires the removal of specific allergens, shouldn’t mean compromising on taste, and with Flora Plant, operators know they can serve delicious dairy-free dishes to all consumers with total confidence.”