Breyers launches fermented whey protein ice cream

Perfect Day, a precision fermentation supplier, has partnered with Unilever’s Breyers, to launch Breyers Lactose-Free Chocolate made with Perfect Day’s dairy protein from fermentation in the US. Perfect Day uses precision fermentation to create its functional whey protein. Breyers Chocolate is available in a 48oz tub available nationwide starting this month.

This launch from Perfect Day and Breyers aims to make frozen indulgence even more sustainable by introducing a product with a smaller environmental footprint, while maintaining the delicious, creamy taste people know, love, and expect from the brand, the companies say. In addition to being lactose free, the Breyers Lactose-Free Chocolate with Perfect Day is also cholesterol-free.

“We are thrilled to have developed this new product with Unilever, a hallmark example of how our second decade is focused on driving growth through collaboration with leading companies that share our mission of a kinder, greener tomorrow,” said TM Narayan, Perfect Day’s chief executive officer.

Perfect Day’s protein is the same as the whey protein in milk people are familiar with, with all the flavour, texture, and functionality benefits and a lower environmental impact. An ISO-compliant, third-party reviewed life cycle assessment (LCA) found that Perfect Day’s process reduces blue water consumption by up to 99%, greenhouse gas emissions by up to 97%, and non-renewable energy use by up to 60%, when compared to traditional production methods.

“The launch of Breyers Lactose-Free Chocolate with animal-free dairy is an exciting and innovative addition to Breyers’ growing better-for-you portfolio,” says Lisa Vortsman, chief marketing officer for Unilever Ice Cream North America.

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