The Darden brand of desserts, known for its smoothies, juices, baked goods and desserts, has a long history in Australia.
In recent years, the company has been expanding into the dessert wine category.
But the brand’s current focus on the dessert dessert wine segment has not been without controversy.
Dessert wines have been around for decades, but the term ‘dessert wine’ is used in a different way to ‘vegan’ or ‘vegetarian’.
Darden has been marketing their dessert wine in a more health-conscious way.
The DART (the Darden Signature Product) line includes several varieties of vegan desserts: a vegan-friendly vegan ice cream, a vegan chocolate cake and a vegan peanut butter cake.
The DART ice cream is a dairy-free version of the popular Dairy Queen brand ice cream.
Darden’s vegan chocolate milk is a vegan milk alternative to regular chocolate milk.
The vegan chocolate cakes are vegan desserts made with the company’s vegan flour, which is made from rice.
A new version of Darden’s popular peanut butter cookie is available in a chocolate frosting, with chocolate chip icing.
The company says the cookie will be available at Darden stores nationwide in early September.
It’s not just desserts, though, that have been in the spotlight.
In June 2017, Darden and its parent company Nestle agreed to pay $US2.3 billion ($3.8 billion) to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it deceived consumers about the nutritional benefits of the Nestle brand.
The suit alleged that Darden misleadingly advertised its products and services and sold the products as having all the nutritional and health benefits of natural products.
The company is also facing an ongoing legal battle over the marketing of the almond-nut-flour diet-foods, and claims that its gluten-free offerings are misleading.