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Chickpeas Star Ingredient in New SweetPea ‘Un-Dairy’ Ice Cream Line

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SweetPea, a new plant-based, non-dairy ice cream alternative, has been launched in the United States. Featuring protein-packed chickpeas, the “un-dairy dessert serves up half the calories, half the fat and all the taste of ice cream, with a taste so unbelievably creamy, you won’t believe it’s non-dairy,” boasts the producer.

“We’re excited to finally share SweetPea with ice cream lovers everywhere,” said Heather Romens, co-founder of the Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA-based company. “It was important for us to provide a non-dairy frozen dessert that is both delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone. We’re incredibly proud of the pints we’ve created.”

For Romens, who is lactose-intolerant, SweetPea is the culmination of a lifelong craving. Her family entered the frozen-dessert business in 1987, opening an ice cream shop in Virginia Beach. It later expanded into multiple stores and ultimately into ice cream cakes sold at supermarkets. Yet, Romens never had the chance to enjoy her family-crafted treats until now.

“It took us a number of years, a lot of hard work, experimentation and taste tests to get SweetPea just right,” she said. “I’m happy to report that it has been well worth the wait!”

Now available to order online, SweetPea products include: Mean Vanilla Bean, Peanut Butter Bomb, Must Do Cold Brew, Mango Tango, One ‘n Only Cookies ‘n Cream, Salted Caramel’s Sweet Talkin’ Pralines, T.G.I.PieDay: Raspberry, 3 Parts Chocolate, and Hello, Cookie Dough.