We try dairy alternatives as coronavirus sends sales soaring by 300 per cent – The Sun

AS coronavirus hits Britain, sales of oat and milk alternatives have boomed by 300 per cent.

We trial two dairy alternatives, which have a longer shelf life than milk, along with gut-boosting alternative Kefir. And as wet weather continues to play havoc with hair, we also test the latest multi-tasking products.


with Jane Atkinson

  • Plenish Enriched M*lk, £2.50, 34 cals per 100ml, plenishdrinks.com – buy now

PLENISH Enriched M*lk is a plant-based alternative to dairy that claims to rival the nutritional profile of cow’s milk.

It’s got 28 per cent more calcium, produces less greenhouse gas – so it’s got green credentials.

The almond milk was tasty and it was a great alternative in my tea.

  • Kefir, Biotiful Dairy, from £1.45 for 100ml, 63 cal per 100ml, biotifuldairy.com – buy now

WITH the trend for gut health products continuing to explode, Kefir, Biotiful Dairy, has launched some new cultured dairy drinks and yoghurts.

Terrific for boosting your digestive health, a quick protein-packed hit, or even a healthy lunchbox choice for kids – I love them.

The Morello cherry yoghurt drink was a great swap instead of breakfast – tasty and filling, too.

  • Innocent, £1.99 for 750ml, 72.2 cal per 100ml, innocentdrinks.co.uk – buy now

INNOCENT’S dairy-free range is available in Almond, Oat and Hazelnut.

Tasty in tea, lovely in lattes and splendid on cereal, I’m a fan of all three.

But my favourite was the Hazelnut – delicious in a hot chocolate.


with Gabriella Stein


  • Beauty Works 10-in-1 Miracle Spray, £11.99, 250ml, lookfantastic.com ­– buy now

A multi-tasking hair treatment that promises anti-frizz, heat protection, volume and anti-ageing abilities.

So I was keen to see if it lived up to its billing. Natural ingredients such as argan oil, macadamia and silk eliminate frizz, restore shine and prevent split ends. Can be applied to damp or dry hair.

Fantastic product – my hair felt in instantly better condition – frizz and flyaways were gone and I was left with a gorgeous glossy shine. My favourite!


  • L’Oréal Professionnel Serié Expert Absolut Repair Gold 10-in-1, £15.50, 190ml, lookfantastic.com – buy now

Multi-purpose spray to treat damaged or chemically treated hair.

Claims to reduce split ends and nourish hair, leaving it softer and stronger. And most importantly for everyday use, it promises to increase manageability by detangling and taming frizz for an easier blow dry.

Protects against heat up to 230C and features anti-pollution properties. A good, solid beauty workhorse product.


  • Hershesons, Almost Everything Cream, £10, 50ml, hershesons.com – buy now

This claims to be a one-step solution to streamline your haircare routine.

Cream can be used on wet hair to boost shine, seal split ends and prime hair for styling as well as providing heat protection and preventing frizz.

For all hair types, including natural curls. A fantastic all-rounder.

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