Review of Sainsbury’s Unsweetened Almond Milk

Well my mission to try some new dairy free milks has not been that successful. So I am trying really hard to find some new dairy free milks to try. One of my favourite milks is almond as I like it’s fairly neutral flavour and that it’s low in calories. So when I saw my regular almond milk was out of stock I decided to try Sainsbury’s own brand almond milk instead. I personally didn’t like the colour or design of the packaging design with the light blue and brown colour scheme with a glass of milk. The only positive is that is clearly labelled as being milk free and suitable for a vegan diet.

The ingredients list is on the back of the carton with 2% almonds noted. The almond is clearly highlighted in bold as an allergen. There is a note that it is not suitable for individuals with an allergy to other nuts due to the manufacturing methods. The milk is labelled as being milk free, and suitable for vegans.

On opening the carton there was a subtle nuttiness aroma to the milk. I’m personally not keen on milks that have a sweet artificial aroma and this didn’t so that was a big positive for me. It poured easily into a glass it was cream/brown in colour. It was slightly runny and wasn’t really creamy in consistency. On sipping the milk it was slightly smooth but not creamy in texture. There was a pleasant subtle nutty flavour to this milk, but if I’m honest I wouldn’t say it tasted of almonds. It didn’t taste artificially sweet compared to other brands that I have previously tried. I also warmed the milk for 90 seconds in the microwave ready for my famous Weetabix test. It microwaved well and did not separate or form a skin to the top of the milk. Its aroma didn’t change. It was absorbed easily by the Weetabix. On tasting the Weetabix it tasted just as a Weetabix should the milk did not impact on its flavour. This may sound a little strange but a couple of milks that I have previously tried have made my Weetabix have an artificially slightly sweet flavour. I personally don’t like this and like to add my own sugar to my Weetabix should I want to.

So would I recommend this almond milk? Yes I would. I liked everything about this milk from its aroma through to its flavour. So if you follow a dairy free or a vegan diet why not give this almond milk a try. So thank you Sainsbury’s for producing an almond milk that I can enjoy.

67 Comments

  1. September 28, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I do love almond milk but I feel going for the same named brands. Good to know you rate the Sainbury’s, worth a try for sure.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Hi, it is always worth trying supermarket own brands, please let me know what you think to this if you give it a try.

  2. September 28, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I’m not vegan but the only non dairy milk I’ve tried is soy milk and in a cup of tea you can’t really taste the difference x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      I’ve never had any milk in my tea, apparently that milk is one of the better dairy free ones to have in a brew.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      It sure is perfect for a nighttime cuppa.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      They sure can be I always bulk buy the UHT versions when they are on offer. It’s on my list to try.

  3. September 28, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    loved this post

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you. I hope that you found it helpful.

  4. September 29, 2017 / 2:54 am

    I tend to avoid almond milk and go for coconut instead as I find the almond too strong a taste in my tea.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Hi, that is interesting to know thanks for the helpful tip.

  5. the aubrey
    September 29, 2017 / 4:25 am

    i love almonds especially when they are custered in the milk
    loved your post dear

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      It is a nice milk to try, thanks for stopping by.

  6. September 29, 2017 / 7:28 am

    I can’t drink lactose milk so I tried all the available alternatives. My vote is on Aldi’s Almond milk, just as good as the big brands, but half the price 🙂
    #FabFridayPost and also from #ThatFRidayLinky 🙂

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Oh I have yet to try Aldi’s I must give it a try thanks for the tip.

  7. September 29, 2017 / 8:17 am

    I’ve never tried almond milk but I may try some! #ThatFridayLinky

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      It’s a great low calorie milk to try, I hope that you like it.

  8. September 29, 2017 / 8:18 am

    This sounds good. I sometimes cook with almond milk so I will give this one a try next time! #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      I hope that you like it, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  9. September 29, 2017 / 8:47 am

    My daughter loves almond milk, so I will make sure to share this with her. Thanks for the review!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hi, no problem I hope that your daughter enjoys it.

  10. September 29, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I’ve never tried almond milk, I like almonds in chocolate so would probably like this too ☺️

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      September 29, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Oh chocolate and almonds a great combination.

  11. Jasmin N
    October 1, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I’ve been super in love with oat milk lately but I can’t wait to try out the almond milk! Sounds super lovely – I think I should try this one out 🙂

    ~ Jasmin N
    // littlethingswithjassy.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      I personally prefer almond milk to oat its good that there are so many choices to choose from.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Hi, it sure would be 😊.

  12. October 1, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    So glad you’ve found another dairy free alternative that you like! I haven’t sampled this one, I do love a soy milk hot chocolate though, and Oatly oat milk for my porridge!

    Abbey 😻 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Hi, thank you its great to have a choice. Soy milk hot chocolate sounds good, I’m not so keen on oat milk.

  13. October 1, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I love almond milk, I usually have almond breeze (as it doesn’t bust my budget, being a student and all) how much did this one cost?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      I think its about the same price. I also use Almond Breeze.

  14. Kayleigh Zara
    October 1, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    This sounds amazing I love almond milk and I have the same preferences as you I don’t like it too sweet or artificial tasting x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 1, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Oh this should be perfect for you to try then.

  15. October 2, 2017 / 8:37 am

    I didn’t know Sainsburys did there own version of almond milk, good to know and thanks for sharing X #mmbc

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      Hi, they sure do they have a variety of dairy free milks both UHT and in the chiller.

  16. The Daisy Pages
    October 2, 2017 / 9:50 am

    I was interested in reading your review, as I’ve been thinking of trying dairy free milk but just haven’t taken the plunge yet. Do you have a favourite out of all the different varieties that you’ve tried so far?
    #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      Hi, I like unsweetened almond milk as it also low in calories, but it depends what I am using the milk for. If cooking I tend to use soya milk.

  17. October 2, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Great review and you were comprehensive in covering all the points. Unfortunately I’m one of those people who are allergic to nuts and can’t drink any almond milk. I use rice milk as it’s one of the few milk subs I can eat. Wish I could use almond milk as I know it would be fabulous. #MMBC

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Hi, yes it is a great alternative milk but obviously not suitable for you. Are there any rice milks that you could recommend? I have only tried a few and I have not really enjoyed them, thanks.

  18. mommyhomemanager
    October 2, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Unsweeted almond milk is always my go-to. One time my husband bought the unseated vanilla, and the flavor was just too sweet for me…especially in cereal. This sounds right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:44 pm

      Hi, yes this sounds like the perfect milk for you to try. It’s amazing what a difference in the taste the sweetened version can make.

  19. envyfisher
    October 2, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    I wish we had Sainsbury’s in the Netherlands! I don’t like milk at all anymore, so this sounds like a pretty perfect alternative!

    x Envy

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Hi, yes that is a shame all of our supermarkets tend top stock alternative milks.

  20. diynige
    October 2, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I dislike the smell of almonds great review Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Gosh this would be no good for you then.

  21. October 3, 2017 / 11:47 am

    This seems good for those on a vegan/diary free/clean living diet.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      It sure is great for both diets.

  22. October 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Nice, I need to start mixing up what I get sometimes. This sounds good. I am guilty of finding a brand I love and sticking with it. Before I was vegan I never drank milk and really didn’t like it but now I’m a little obsessed with Rude Health almond milk and hazelnut mmm… My daughter will tolerate any type of milk in her porridge but will only drink oat milk. It’s crazy how many milks are on the market now. Great review! x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Oh I like Rude Health as well, but a tad expensive I shall have to try the hazelnut one.

  23. October 3, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I do like Almond Milk in a smoothie so must remember this one. #bigpinklink

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:54 pm

      Oh yes a milk smoothie I’ve not had one for a while.

  24. RaisieBay
    October 4, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I’m on a non dairy diet but I’ve always avoided this, I think I might give it a try, I really don’t like sweetened milk either and it’s good to know it doesn’t separate in the microwave.
    #MMBC (catching up!)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 5, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Yes that separation can be a pain and not very appetising. If you try this milk, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  25. October 6, 2017 / 5:57 am

    I love my almond coffee fix in the morning. It’s just the best! Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 6, 2017 / 10:06 am

      I keep meaning to try a almond milk coffee but I am not a fan of coffee so keep putting it of.

  26. October 6, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Hi Chloe, I can’t imagine not being able to enjoy a nice cold glass of cows milk! At least there are alternatives out there for people who cannot enjoy cows milk. I’ve seen almond milk here, but it is a little on the pricey side.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 8, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Hi, it can be pricey but supermarket brands tend to be a good option price wise.

  27. October 8, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I have never tried almond milk before. Like Debs, I am a huge cows milk fan. It sounds a really tasty alternative for those who can’t have it though 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 8, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Hi, it certainly is a great alternative to try, thanks from stopping by.

  28. October 8, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Ahh my husband drinks almond milk as he can’t have dairy and he loves it! We haven’t tried sainsburys but his favourite is from aldi! Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink xxx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 8, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Oh someone else has recommended the one from Aldi, I must give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

  29. October 8, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    It’s good to see that you’ve found one you like. Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 8, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      It sure is 😊.

  30. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 9, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I have never drunk almond tea. So interesting. I am glad you found one you like and would recommend it. xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 9, 2017 / 4:43 pm

      Indeed its always good to find new alternatives to enjoy.

  31. Jessica Behan
    May 11, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Unfortunately I found the Sainsburys unsweetened almond milk too overpowering in tea but it turns out it’s good in coffee. I agree that it works well on Weetabix!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      May 12, 2018 / 6:52 pm

      I’m glad that it passed your Weetabix test as well, intetresrtuing that it doesnt work well in a cup of tea.

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