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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 Island Vegenaise

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One of our newest discoveries is Vegenaise. When I ate animal products, I was a huge mayonnaise fan, and after becoming vegan, I was very curious about a plant-based version. That’s when we found the Earth Island Vegenaise.

There are 5 kinds of Vegenaise:

  • Original Vegenaise (soy-based)
  • Organic Vegenaise
  • Grapeseed Vegenaise
  • Reduced Fat Vegenaise
  • Soy Free Vegenaise

I went with Soy Free. I wanted to make some dipping sauce for raw veggies (I will share the recipe shortly), and I needed Vegenaise. For a 473 ml jar, it came to $6.99, which is, I’ll admit, expensive, but well, that’s the price to pay to have my conscience free. Well worth it, I believe.

Not only is Vegenaise very much like its egg-based cousin, it actually tastes way better! My dipping sauce tasted just like as if I used mayonnaise. Amazing, and highly recommended, even considering its high price.