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.

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65 thoughts on “Review of Sainsbury’s Unsweetened Almond Milk

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

    • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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!)

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

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