Saturday, 14 July 2012
Review: Almond Breeze Almond Milk from Blue Diamond
When this super breakfast hamper turned up at my door I can tell you I was a very happy lady! Every Mum needs some quality time to herself and I was chuffed to hear that Blue Diamond almonds wanted to acknowledge this.
Have you heard of almond milk before? No, me neither. So when I was sent some to try out I was a bit unsure what to expect but it is absolutely delicious, well if you like nuts that is. Because it does taste a bit nutty in my opinion but as I like nuts that suits me fine. I have found it best with muesli for my breakfast but my hubbie likes it by the glass as a nice cool evening drink. It is good in coffee too and adds an extra something.
I must tell you that I expected the milk to leave an aftertaste or to be a bit powdery in taste (like almonds can be after you have too many) but it is not at all. It really is very good and Blue Diamond are so sure that that you will enjoy it that they have a money back taste guarantee. Fab hey?
Currently Almond Breeze is available in original, unsweetened and soon there will be chocolate here in the UK too.
Nadia Sawalha has been developing some recipes which include the Almond Breeze almond milk and I totally fancy the apple pancakes. In fact anything that you may cook which would include classic cows milk can be switched for almond milk for a slightly different flavour.
Of course this is also a fabulous alternative for those who are lactose intolerant or are vegetarian or vegan. I was really interested in the nutritional content of this milk as it provides just 48 calories per 200ml serving, that is over half less than semi-skimmed milk and less fat too. Sounds good, doesn't it?
Almond Breeze is currently on sale at Waitrose and Tesco, the RRP is £1.40 but Tesco currently has it on special at £1.00 and at that price I will definitely be buying it again as myself and my husband both really like it. I could not get the kids enthused about it, even the one that likes nuts so perhaps it is a product more suited to adults.
Disclosure: I received a breakfast hamper for the purposes of this review.