A few posts ago, I extolled the virtues of almond milk in preference to soy milk. At least to my taste, almond milk had a much nicer flavor and was lighter on the tongue (not to mention the waistline). I still feel this way, but with a caveat…
The other day I visited Safeway’s extensive organic foods section to get some unsweetened almond milk. I was particularly looking for unflavored, as I already had vanilla. They were out of the brand I usually buy, so I found a different one instead. For a few days I endured a strange taste in my cereal and lattes, until I realized – it was the brand. There was nothing wrong with it, in the sense of being past its due date – it just tasted different and had a really unpleasant flavor. I tossed it rather than drink the rest.
So, what were the mystery brands? Great – Blue Diamond’s Almond Breeze. Yep, the maker of the little cans of almonds and a long-time player in the almond business. Icky – Almond Dream. Avoid it if you can.
What are your favorite almond milk or soy milk brands?