FAL Food & Beverages, a FAL Group company, has introduced a new range of coconut-based beverage called ‘Coco Joy flavoured coconut milk,’ which the company claims is the first flavoured coconut milk in Australia.

Coco Joy flavoured coconut milk joins Coco Joy’s range of coconut products, including coconut water, flour, oil, skin care, ice desserts, and an array of kid’s beverages.

Marketed as a healthy and dairy-free alternative to flavoured milks, the new range is available in chocolate, banana and coffee flavours in 500ml or 250ml sizes.

FAL Food & Beverages CEO Tim Xenos said: "According to Dairy Australia, 239 million litres of flavoured milk were sold across the country in 2013/14.

"With up to 20% less sugar than some competing brands of flavoured milk and all the goodness of fresh coconut, we are finally giving Australians a healthier option that’s easy on the tastebuds and the stomach too.

Real brown coconuts from Southeast Asia’s coconut groves have gone in the making of the new flavoured coconut milk.

The company says that post husking and halving of fruit, the delicate pulp is pressed to release its rich, tasty cream which is then blended with pure filtered water and natural flavours.

Xenos said that Coco Joy flavoured coconut milk is free of dairy, soy, lactose or gluten and has no added preservatives and natural flavours.

"The addition of Coco Joy Flavoured Coconut Milk to our range is the first of several new and innovative announcements for Coco Joy in 2015. With a unique retail concept in the pipeline, we look forward to ‘Bringing Back the Joy’ to Australians in the months to come," added Xenos.

Coco Joy flavoured coconut milk is now available at www.falstore.com.au and select convenience stores, with distribution to expand throughout the year. It is priced at $3.50 for 500ml and $2.50 for 250ml.