Back in February 2014, I did a review on the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage. At the time, I was okay with it but I wasn’t overly impressed. It was one of those 946mL tetra box almond drinks and seemed relatively average in taste. I’d buy it on sale but wouldn’t necessarily pay full price for it.
Fast forward a few months and the hubby picks up a carton of Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage. He had headed over to the fridges at our local grocery store and picked up one of those larger cartons. Reason? He’s trying to up his calcium intake and since dairy doesn’t agree with him, almond milk seemed the next best thing.
You’re not going to believe what the family thinks of Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage now.
Product Review: How does Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage (in the CARTON) taste?
I can’t believe it.
Of all the almond drinks I’ve tested, neither one of them have really done backflips for any of them. This is the first almond drink that my daughter actually says she likes wholeheartedly and it is certainly the first one that the hubby said he’d be willing to buy again. He says it tastes like almonds and is the right amount of sweetness for him.
Now, I have to admit, the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage in the carton tastes different than the one I tested in the 946 mL tetra box. It tastes smooth, it’s got body, and it’s flavourful. It doesn’t have a funny after taste like some almond drinks do and overall it’s tastes really really yummy.
Did I just say that?
OMG. I think I did.
Product Review: What ingredients are in the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage?
Now, I did a little compare and contrast and it turns out that the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage in the carton (that one I’m testing in this post) actually has a different list of ingredients than it does when it’s in the 946 mL tetra box.
Take a look.
Here are the ingredients for Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage that comes in a carton (NOT the one in the 946 mL tetra box ): Almond Base (Filtered Water, Whole Almonds), Cane Sugar, Tricalcium Phosphate, Canola Lecithin and/or sunflower lecithin, Salt, Gellan Gum, Carrageenan, sodium bicarbonate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Gluconate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.
I make that distinction because you’d think the company would have the same ingredients given that they’re the same product but in fact, that’s not so! For those that want to make a quick compassion, take a look at the ingredients for the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage in the 946 mL tetra box: Almond Base (Filtered Water, Whole Almonds), Cane Sugar, Tricalcium Phosphate, Canola Oil, Salt, Gellan Gum, Canola Lecithin And/or Sunflower Lecithin, Carrageenan, Natural Flavour, Vitamin A Palmitate, Zinc Gluconate, Riboflavin, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.
I find the differences odd but I wonder if the formula has to be changed because the packaging is different? Maybe some of those ingredients help to increase shelf life? I have no idea but this might help to explain why this carton of Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage tastes so much better than the almond drink that was in the 946 mL tetra box.
So, would I buy the Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage in a carton again? Yep, I would. Yes, I recognize it’s got the canola lecithin in it and I’m not exactly a fan of it but I’m impressed that both the hubby and my daughter are willing to drink it. As an alternative to dairy, almond milk is a great way to boost up those calcium levels amongst other goodies that it provides.
It’s a good thing the hubby picked up this carton of Earth’s Own Original Almond Beverage. I would have never thought to try it out. As a carton, it’s too much for me to use on a review so I often resort to the smaller packs. After this review, I may just try out a few other different brands of almond milk and see how they fare!
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