Plant-based milk company Ulu Hye makes a splash with new barista range

Plant-based milk company Ulu Hye makes a splash with new barista range

Ulu Hye co-founders Vasia Vogias and Heidi Peuten.

Six months after its foray into Woolworths (ASX: WOW) stores, plant-based milk company Ulu Hye has announced the launch of its new barista range made from almonds.

The latest barista range comes in recyclable jars that produce three or six litres of the plant-based milk depending on the size. When consumers blend the base with water for one minute, it results in milk that can remain in the fridge for four to five days.

Founded in Sydney by childhood best friends Heidi Peuten and Vasia Vogias in 2017, Ulu Hye came to fruition after the duo discovered the majority of UHT milk cartons – which are typically made from a combination of paper, plastic and foil – end up in landfill.

Aiming to save 10 million milk cartons from the same fate, the sustainability-driven company sells its product range in recyclable jars, subsequently preventing the dumping of 800,000 containers to date.

“The demand for this Barista Mylk Base has been huge as people love our Mylk Bases but wanted a barista option that would stretch and froth well in their coffee and be added to tea without splitting,” said Peuten, who is now based on the Gold Coast.

“We took a long time testing as we didn’t want to release an inferior product, and after many months, we’re thrilled with the results,” added the 2022 Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards finalist.

“Not only is it easy and convenient to make, it also has clean and minimal ingredients, and most importantly, rescues up to six cartons from entering landfill.”


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The launch of Ulu Hye’s barista range comes after the company rolled out three flavours of its nut milk base jars in selected Woolworths stores from June last year.

The company introduced its 120ml mini Mylk base jar range to the health food aisle of Woolworths stores, which are already available online from more than 350 health food stores across Australia.

Ulu Hye Almond Mylk Base
Ulu Hye Almond Mylk Base

 

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