Happy Happy Foods Co-founder, Lloyd Smith, explains why the latest offering in its product line, Happy Happy Almond Daddy almond milk, is the happier choice.
At Happy Happy Foods, creating a superior plant- based milk specifically for espresso-based beverages has always been top priority. Crafted to produce a smoother tasting latte, its products are considered a “nutritionally and environmentally happier choice”.
Co-founder Lloyd Smith says, further to Happy Happy Soy Boy, the company’s soy milk offering, the company is delighted to expand its range with the release of Happy Happy Almond Daddy.
“Happy Happy Almond Daddy is a fun, creative, and healthy product, and works beautifully well with espresso. As with our soy milk, we included fewer ingredients to produce a clean, smoother tasting latte” Lloyd says.
With just eight ingredients, Lloyd says the light texture and creaminess of the milk is due to the absence of seed oils.
“Our point of difference in the market is that we don’t include seed oil or maltodextrin in our products. Maltodextrin is similar to high- fructose corn syrup. This can cause inflammation, which is associated with an increased risk of obesity and cancer,” Lloyd says.
“We deliberately left these ingredients out to deliver a low-calorie almond milk, with only 41 calories per serving of 200 milliliters.
“Our aim has always been to make really clean products with the least amount of additives. We have a unique recipe and formula that extracts as much out of the almonds as possible, and the ultimate result is a very smooth cup of coffee.”
Released alongside Happy Happy Oat Oat Oat, the company’s exciting new oat milk, Lloyd says the product expansion of the brand is an opportunity for the café industry to offer a variety of milk alternatives to its customer-base.
“We wanted to add diversity to the marketplace with our range of plant- based alternatives. It’s important we cater for consumer demand and supply healthy options,” he says.
“That’s why roasters and baristas choose our brand, because of its high quality, foamability and the way it tastes with espresso. We are truly plant-based, not a dairy company in disguise.”
Lloyd says the coffee industry’s sharp rise in plant-based milk consumers over the past few years is in one part due to health and diet-based reasons, but also because of its reduced environmental impact. Happy Happy Foods goes one step further, producing these products without compromising on taste.
“The team have worked hard to deliver and constantly improve our plant-based products that are better for the environment, while still providing flavour and nutrition,” Lloyd says.
“We believe this is a superior product in the marketplace. It delivers what an almond latte should taste like, without an ashy aftertaste. Happy Happy Almond Daddy allows consumers to make an almond latte with uninterrupted coffee notes and flavours.”
Lloyd notes that the world is facing a climate emergency and that as a society, we need to consider the environmental consequence of every decision we make.
“We can never underestimate, on an individual level, how we can contribute to making a change. The hospitality industry needs to lead the way in establishing sustainable practices and influencing consumer behaviour,” Lloyd says.
One such step for Happy Happy Foods has been generating awareness about the carbon footprints of both individuals and businesses. This past year, the team has focused on introducing climate labelling on its products and achieving carbon neutral status for its products and people.
With a commitment to “measure, reduce, and offset”, Happy Happy Foods worked with independent emissions consultant CarbonCloud to conduct a carbon emissions assessment of its products. This includes each individual step of the process from seed to cup: the emissions produced by the cultivation of its raw materials, transportation, manufacture, and distribution.
Happy Happy Almond Daddy’s climate footprint in Australia and New Zealand is 0.71 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions per kilogram, a figure that is now displayed on its carton packaging.
“Progress can only be made when we fully embrace the challenge of transparency and accountability for a greener future,” Lloyd says.
Looking ahead, Lloyd says Happy Happy Foods’ main goal for 2022 is to increase brand awareness in the café industry and solidify why its products are one of the best on market for plant- based milk offerings.
“Our mission is to make plant- based foods and beverages tastier, fun, more mainstream and better for the environment than the products of the generation before us,” Lloyd says.
“To create a world where more and more consumers can choose products that are happier for them, and by making this choice, also happier for the environment.”
For more information, visit www.eatdrinkhappyhappy.com/ climate-happy
This article appears in the August 2022 edition of BeanScene. Subscribe HERE.