Review of Tesco’s Free From Almond Milk

Well, I am slowly working my way through a through a variety of dairy free milks. I was in Tesco’s the other day and decided to take advantage of their free from offers. As part of this I decided to buy their own branded almond milk. The milk is free from milk, wheat, gluten and soya, whilst also being suitable for both vegetarian and vegan diets. It comes in a simple carton with a picture of almonds and a picture of a dark cream milk. A 250ml serving contains 65 calories, 2.5g of fat, 10.0g of sugar and 0.3g of salt.
On opening the carton and pouring the milk into the glass I was immediately struck by the dark colour of the milk compared to others I’ve tried and it’s artificially sweet aroma. To me it smelt as if it had a hint of chocolate. I even got a work colleague to check and they agreed with me about the aroma. I was curious as I was wondering if I was going to have a chocolate style milk. I checked on line and Tesco’s didn’t have this so I definitely did have the right milk inside the carton. The milk itself was slightly thick in consistency compared to other almond milks I’ve tried. I personally thought that this was a good thing. On sipping the milk, I definitely thought that there was a artificial taste which was much sweeter than I anticipated with a hint of chocolatish taste. I personally found this a little strange as it was a plain almond milk. I tried this milk cold with cornflakes and didn’t need any sugar as the milk added sweetness to them. I also tried it warm, microwaving it for the same time as all the other milks I have tried. It heated well and kept it’s colour and consistency. I added my usual weetabix to it. The weetabix took on the sweet taste from the milk, which I personally didn’t like. I am afraid that I really didn’t enjoy this milk, I found the dark colour artificial slightly off putting. This with the sweet aroma and artificial sweetness to taste meant that it didn’t tick many boxes for me. I know that it is all down to personal taste, but this was definitely not for me, sorry Tesco’s. That said if you follow a dairy, and or lactose free diet and you have a slightly sweeter tooth this could be the milk for you.

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