Review of Alpro Unroasted & 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 Alpro’s unroasted and unsweetened almond milk instead.

I liked both the colour and design of the packaging. It’s cream background with almonds with the milk cascading outside. Onto the ingredients list with 2.1% almonds noted. The almond is clearly highlighted in bold as an allergen. There is a may contain warning for nuts. The milk is labelled as being milk free, gluten free and suitable for vegans.

On opening the carton there was a subtle marzipan like aroma to the milk. I’m personally not keen on milks that have a sweet artificial aroma but I was intrigued by this aroma. It poured easily into a glass it was cream/faint green 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 faint but subtle marzipan flavour to this milk. That said 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 marzipan like aroma intensified slightly. It was absorbed easily by the Weetabix. On tasting the Weetabix the milk impacted on its flavour. This may sound a little strange but the Weetabix tasted a little like an almond based cake. The subtleness of the flavour was spot on and it added a great flavour to my Weetabix. It made for an enjoyable breakfast.

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, gluten free or a vegan diet why not give this almond milk a try. So thank you Alpro for producing an almond milk that I can enjoy.

81 Comments

  1. November 9, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Very interesting review! I tried the roasted taste one, and I didn’t like it at all. I love homemade almond milk though. Maybe I should try this version too.

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Hi, you can’t beat homemade, this is quiet different, if you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  2. November 9, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Oh this sounds lovely, I’ve only ever tried their normal almond milk so I’ll have to give this one a go! 🙂

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Hi, if you do give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  3. Kyla Matton Osborne
    November 10, 2017 / 3:25 am

    I think the marzipan aspect of this milk sounds intriguing, Not sure that we have access to this brand of almond milk, but I’ll keep an eye out for it!

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, it is indeed interesting and very different to what I had expected. I hope that you can find it to try.

  4. November 10, 2017 / 7:35 am

    I have always loved almond milk taste. Its healthy as well. great post. I just launched my blog today 🙂

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, it tends to my milk of choice, good luck blogging.

      • modlotus
        November 12, 2017 / 5:18 pm

        thank you!! which comment plugin do you use? I like it.

  5. RaisieBay
    November 10, 2017 / 11:38 am

    This is my regular milk and I love it on my Weetabix, warm or cold I don’t mind.
    #ThatFridayLinky

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Hi, it is great with Weetabix I always have to have mine hot.

  6. November 10, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    There is so much information in this one post. Love the review. Might try it one day

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you, if you try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  7. November 10, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Great review. I just wish alternative milks were not so damn expensive.

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Hi, yes they can be but supermarket own brands can be a lot cheaper. I always bulk buy when they are on offer for well known brands.

  8. November 10, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Sounds good. Is that the website on the label. #FabFridayPosts

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      No, I think that maybe me getting carried away with my blog label 🙈.

  9. November 10, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Awesome, I’ve never tried that one but maybe I will! What other ones have you tried??

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      I have tried a few from supermarket own brands and Almond Breeze.

  10. November 10, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Thank you for the informative review! I have not yet tried Almond Milk. Do other types of Almond milk have a strong flavour? I prefer there not to be a strong flavour!

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Hi, I personally prefer the unsweetened versions and it doesn’t have a strong flavour, but most people seem to prefer the sweetened versions.

      • November 10, 2017 / 8:58 pm

        Ok thanks! I’ll try the unsweetened version first!

  11. November 10, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    For me almond milk is the best alternative. I used to drink Alpro but I have started to look for more local brands (i live in sweden) and that somehow feels better!

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Hi, local is is always better if you can get it.

  12. November 10, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I saw this in Tesco and assumed it would be awful! I’m glad you liked it but I’m not sure if I see the point in this milk? What difference does the roasting make? I love alpro almond original but I’m not a fan of the unsweetened one! X

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      Hi, I thought that i would take a gamble and really liked it. I am not sure what difference the roasting makes but difference in flavour is very surprising. It seems to be common that most people prefer the sweetened version.

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Hi, nothing wrong with that 😊.

  13. November 10, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    This sounds good! I have tried some vegan milk before but it went off really quick and I gave up!
    This sounds nice though and if I see it in the shops I will try it out for sure!

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Oh no that was a shame I tend to keep my milks for 5 days and they are ok. If you give this a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

      • November 10, 2017 / 8:49 pm

        I will do! It’s defo time for me to try again! I want to like it so muxhB

  14. November 10, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    As a lover of milk and wetabix I’m defo going to try this. Thanks for sharing x

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Oh you should, if you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

  15. November 10, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Over tried alpros unsweetened almound milk before and didn’t like it, I felt it was too bland to have on its own. I’m intrigued that you think this has a rather marzipan taste too it though as I love marzipan! I’ll have to pick this up and give it a try!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think, I prefer plain its interesting how everyone’s tastes are different.

  16. November 10, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I really like the regular almond milk.
    I like to try and opt for dairy free alternatives as I find they make me feel better.

    This definitely sounds interesting so I might have to try it.

    Mel

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:35 pm

      Hi, this one is well worth trying as it has a slight twist, please let me know what you think when you try it.

  17. November 10, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Glad you liked it! I wasn’t the biggest fan and prefer the sweetened kind (sweet tooth) but it’s nice to know it tastes great with Weetabix!

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Hi, I personally tend to find the sweetened versions too sweet, guess its all down to personal taste. My milks have to pass the Weetabix test.

  18. November 10, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    I love the alpro milks but I am yet to try this one so I may try it soon ☺

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      Hi, you really should I was very surprised by it.

  19. Creative Nails
    November 10, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I’m glad you liked it! I’ve tried a few different dairy free products such as almond milk, and I was surprised that I liked it! I was expecting to not find it that nice. I do prefer it the sweeter ones though!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a very common theme that the sweetened ones are more popular. i am more a savoury person though.

  20. November 10, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I’m not vegan but am trying to cut down on animal products so will keep this in mind! Thanks for the review x

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      No problem , if you do try it, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  21. November 10, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try almond milk for a while but just haven’t got round to it. Almonds are my favourite nuts so I think it’s worth a try!

    Vicky x
    http://www.vickyviews.co.uk/

    • November 10, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Oh hopefully you will enjoy this milk then, please let me know what you think once you have tried it, thanks.

  22. pinarrawlins
    November 10, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    I love this almond milk! I’ve been drinking/cooking with it for about a year as I can’t drink normal milk. It took me a while to get used to the taste but I love it now!

    Pinar | http://www.beautybakingbella.com

    • November 10, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Hi, its one of my favourites, I prefer the unsweetened versions, this has a different taste to regular almond milks.

  23. November 10, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I am intrigued by the marzipan smell you describe! I am always a bit cautious with unsweetened almond milks because I’m always afraid they may have a slightly bitter taste – which is natural, I understand, but still not too pleasant to me.

    • November 11, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Hi, it seems to be a common theme and people seem to prefer the sweetened version, I don’t have a very sweet tooth.

  24. November 10, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I have noticed I get tummy aches when I drink milk so I’ve switched to Silk soy milk. They had a lighter version with 60 calories but I can’t find it anywhere now. I will have to try this one out too.

    • November 11, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Hi, I believe that this is even lower in calories. If you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

  25. November 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Hey, have you tried this as a coffee milk? I’m trying to find an alternative for regular milk.

    • November 11, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      Hi, i am afraid not as I drink all my tea milk free and I don’t drink coffee, sorry/

    • November 11, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Hi, sadly it tends to be the same with all of the styles of milk, thanks for stopping by.

  26. November 11, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I’m all for almond milk, but I never heard of this. I must check out according to your review!🖤🖤🖤

    • November 11, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      Hi, I ma not sure how I had missed it, if you do indeed check it out please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • November 11, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      Hi, hopefully you will enjoy this one then, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  27. November 11, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try almond milk but have always shy’ed away from it! Your review haas sold it to me, it’ll be in my basket during my next trip!

    Madiha
    http://www.mevstheodds.com

    • November 11, 2017 / 7:27 pm

      Great, please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • November 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, I am glad that my review has convinced you to give it a try, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  28. November 12, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Great review will be checking this out Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • November 14, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      H, if you do decide to check it out please let me know what you think, thanks.

  29. November 13, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Ah this is my staple almond milk! I always have it with my cereal – glad you liked it! x

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • November 14, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      I can’t believe that I have just discovered it.

  30. November 14, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I don’t like the taste of milk so I ocassionaly use soya or rice milk if I’m having cereal. I’ve never tried almond milk though. Sarah #fabFridayPost

    • November 14, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Hi, you should give it a go, you might be surprised.

  31. Le Coin de Mel
    November 17, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    I love your Weetabix test 🙂 It really is your signature test and I think the consistency is what makes your reviews so nice to read. I’ve never tried almond milk, but I think I’d like it 🙂 Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays.

    • November 17, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments it has made a naff day much better 😊.

  32. bettymariex
    November 18, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    We tried Almond but we prefer Oat, especially in tea. Thanks for following my blog. I’m a tea lover and I’ll be following you with interest!

    • November 18, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      Hi, I have yet to find an oat milk that I have likes, which do you recommend? I hope that you enjoy my tea reviews 😊.

      • bettymariex
        November 18, 2017 / 10:14 pm

        Oat-Ly is our favourite. They do a yummy chocolate one too (obviously we don’t have that in our tea ☕️ haha). Besides my normal tea I like Pukka Liquorice and Twinings Ginger. Tea Pigs everyday brew is the best I’ve ever tasted but so expensive!

        • November 19, 2017 / 4:17 pm

          Oh inter sting I didn’t like Oatly. I do want to try their chocolate version though as so many recommend it. I’m not that keen on liquorice but I love Pukka mint tea and Twinings lemon & ginger as well.

          • bettymariex
            November 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

            We have alpro occasionally but not tried any others

          • November 20, 2017 / 7:11 pm

            I tend to get it when it is on offer.

  33. November 21, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Welcome to that little voice and thank you for following my blog.

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