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Raspberry-Flavoured Cultured Almond Milk by Amande

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I saw this product awhile back and was extremely curious about it. I had tried cultured coconut milk in the past, but my problem with it was the coconut aftertaste that took over. The vanilla flavour with the coconut did not mix too well, and was way too strong. Since I loved yogurt back when I ate dairy, I was looking for something that would really replace it, without some kind of aftertaste.

Well, I think I found it. Amande (French for almond) is a company that produces cultured almond milk. If you take a look at their website, they have a few flavours. I loved raspberry yogurt so I saw raspberry-flavoured cultured almond milk and decided to give it a try. The great thing with Amande is that it’s (obviously) vegan, dairy free, gluten free, no GMO, fruit juice sweetened and has 6 live active cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus, L. bulgaricus, L. rhamnosus, L. casei, Streptococcus thermophilus, and Bifidobacterium bifidum).

My verdict? Absolutely delicious! Since it is sweetened with fruit juice, it wasn’t overly sweet, which I really enjoyed. It had a little bit of a nutty taste, which is to be expected since it IS cultured almond milk, after all – however, it was not overpowering like the cultured coconut milk I had. I am very curious to try the other flavours listed on their website, such as blueberry, peach, and plain.

I will be buying it again for sure!

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Earth’s Own Chocolate-Flavoured Almond Milk

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I am not a huge fan of most things that are chocolate-flavoured, I’ll admit. I guess that puts me in the minority. I have always preferred vanilla ice cream over chocolate ice cream, for example.

My sweetheart had tried chocolate-flavoured soy milk before, and was kind of neutral about it. He doesn’t really like the aftertaste of most soy drinks. Neither do I. Some flavours do a better job at hiding it, however.

We went to our local supermarket and he wanted to try the almond milk. We went for the chocolate stuff. I had already tried the original, unsweetened almond milk and really liked it, despite it being a bit “dry”. Most non-dairy drinks have so much sugar in them and I wanted to avoid that; however the plain unsweetened almond milk was a little too plain, and could have used a bit more sugar. They should really have the happy medium option. Lightly sweetened?

Anyway, this chocolate almond milk tastes just like the good ole chocolate dairy milk. I admit we were really fooled! It also reminded me of chocolate-covered almonds. Delicious!