Is the age of dairy coming to an end? First, vegan cheese turned trendy. Now, nut-based milks are booming—specifically, almond.
According to the Nielsen Company, almond milk sales have risen by 250 percent in the past five years—people spent $894.6 million on the alt milk in 2015 alone. Compare that to soy milk’s 2015 sales of $297.7 million or coconut milk’s $61.3 million and you’ll start to understand the magnitude of the moment for almond milk.
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As popular as it is, though, don’t expect almond milk to dethrone cow milk quite yet. Though dairy milk sales are dropping (old-school milk saw a 7-percent decline in sales in 2015), almond milk accounts for just 5 percent of the milk market.