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Nov 21, 2013

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I drink almond milk aka almond beverage, non dairy almond drink or whatever else you’d like to call it. Ever since I made the switch to drinking almond milk (okay, I know it’s not milk per se but quite frankly, it sounds odd calling it an almond beverage so bear with me) I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of brands that make it.

True to ThingsThatWeDo.com form, I’ve tried to sample different brands whenever possible. My choices are often fueled by price and availability. So, for today’s product review, I decided to take a closer look at the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage (that’s a mouthful).

The Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage was on sale at just under $3 so was closer to the usual price I’d pay for my regular almond drink. Normally, it’s quite a bit higher which is why I haven’t gone near it prior to today. Let’s see what this is all about, shall we?


Product Review: What ingredients are in Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage?

Here are the ingredients that go into each carton of Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage: filtered water, organic almonds, organic evaporated cane juice, potassium citrate, sea salt, carrageenan.

Hm..impressive, a few choice ingredients with filtered water and organic almonds taking the top two spots. That’s a pretty decent list.

Fingers crossed: I hope the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage tastes good.


So…how does the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage taste?

Give the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage a good shake, open the lid and pour myself a glass.

Hm…the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage seems a little thinner than some of the other almond drinks I’ve had in the past. Other than that, the colour and smell are pretty much the same.

Take a sip…

Hm…

The Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage is light. It tastes light and has a light feel to it and I’m guessing that’s because there aren’t many filler ingredients to weigh this drink down. So, I’m thinking that’s a good thing. Compared to the other almond drinks I’ve had, I’d say the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage tastes a little saltier than I need it to be.

I know, that’s an odd comment right? I’m not sure if it’s the sea salt that is in the drink or if it’s something else that my taste buds are decoding as ‘salty’ but that’s how the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage translates in my brain. It kind of catches me off guard. At the time of this post, I can tell you that I’ve had the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage for a good few days now so I’ve adjusted to the flavour but initially I couldn’t help but think it was a tad too salty for my liking. I almost think it would taste better if they got rid of the evaporated cane juice and sea salt all together.

Hm…


Verdict:

So, what do I think of the Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage?

I’m not sure. I want to like it. I really do. I like the fact that it’s made with organic almonds and that filtered water is the first ingredient but I have to be honest and say the taste doesn’t agree with me. I picked up the original flavour so I’m not sure if I’d feel the same way about the other flavours. I mean, I did get used to the taste but I can’t say I’m loving it.

Hm….it gives me 6 grams of sugar and 140 mg of sodium per 250mL cup serving. You see, other almond drinks give you a hit of sodium or sugar depending on the brand you buy but they also give you calcium and other goodies that get added in.The Pacific Foods Organic Almond non-dairy beverage is about as clean as you can get it but it also means you only get a 2% hit of your daily recommended intake of calcium and iron.

Hm…I’m undecided.

 

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For more information, visit their website by clicking here (note: this is a link to their site but the ingredients listed aren’t the same as the one for my carton so I’m guessing it’s because I’m in a different country? *shoulder shrug*)

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