Friday, 4 March 2016

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Vanilla Milk Review

blue diamond almond breeze vanilla milkBack in 2012 I wrote about Alpro’s Soya Vanilla Light. Sometime between then and now, it’s disappeared from supermarket shelves. For reasons unknown to me, Alpro seem to have discontinued this product. It’s such a shame because it had a lovely taste.

However, I recently discovered a vanilla flavour almond milk from Blue Diamond. Since it’s not overloaded with calories (34 per 100ml), I decided to try it out.

(Updated packaging and ingredients 2017): They've removed carrageenan and added vitamins.

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze brand is now a familiar sight amongst the alternative milks range. Their range of almond milks are made from California almonds and contain all natural ingredients. This milk is described as a dairy free milk alternative.

Updated Packaging 2017

blue diamond almond breeze vanilla milk

I’ve been using Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze almond milk in my recipes a bit more now, especially when making smoothies and ice lollies.

Almond Breeze Vanilla Flavour is sweetened with raw cane sugar and flavoured with natural vanilla.

The almond taste is predominant, but the vanilla is strong enough not to be completely overwhelmed by almond. However, it is very sweet (due to the added sugar) so if you prefer unsweetened, this isn't for you. Because I have such a sweet tooth, I can quite happily drink this on its own.

I haven’t tried it in tea or coffee, but I have made some very tasty vanilla matcha lattes with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t froth up well, but I’ve found that to be the case with most of the almond milks I’ve tried. It’s lovely in smoothies, and works well with berries and banana.

blue diamond almond breeze vanilla milk

Almond Breeze Vanilla Flavour Almond milk is a long life product so you can store it out of the fridge until it’s been opened.

What the pack says:

Made from California almonds, Almond Breeze is an all natural, great tasting creamy alternative to milk and soya.’ 

They also say:

Blue Diamond has been producing almonds since 1910. No one knows them, or loves them, like we do. Our 3000 plus growers are dedicated to producing delicious tasting and nutritious almonds for out Almond Breeze.

Here is some more info from the carton:
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Source of Calcium
  • All natural ingredients
  • Free from dairy, eggs and lactose
  • No soya, peanuts or MSG
  • Gluten Free
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Taste guarantee – if you are not satisfied with the taste, they’ll guarantee your money back.

Purchased at Ocado online.

Nutrition per 100ml: 35 calories, 0.5g protein, 5.7g carbohydrates, 5.5g sugars, 1.1g fat, 0.1g saturated fats, 0.3g Fibre. 0.13g salt, 120mg calcium.

Ingredients: Spring water, raw cane sugar, almonds (2%), calcium carbonate, natural vanilla flavour with other flavours, sea salt, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, stabiliser: gellan gum, vitamins: D2, E, B12.

Related Posts:

Almond Breeze Reduced Sugar Almond Milk Review: Read Post
Almond Breeze Vanilla Milk Review: Read Post
Alpro Soya Light Vanilla & Chocolate: Read Post
Alpro Soya Milk Light review: Read Post
Alpro Almond Milk and Hazelnut Milk Review: Read Post
Alpro Soya Coconut Yogurt and Almond Yogurt review: Read Post

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