Review of Aldi Orginal 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 works well when baking both sweet and savoury dishes. So when I recently popped into Aldi I decided to try their own brand almond milk. I liked the colour and design of the packaging with the cream and blue colour scheme with a picture of almonds cascading into the almond milk. The is milk is also clearly labelled as being suitable for a vegan diet.

Aldi Orginal Almond Milk

Onto the ingredients list, this is found on the back of the carton with 2% almonds noted. The almond is clearly highlighted in bold as an allergen. There is no may contain warning. The milk is labelled as being suitable for vegetarians.

Aldi Orginal Almond Milk

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 and was a dark cream/brown in colour. This was slightly off-putting if I am honest. It was slightly runny and wasn’t 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 of regular almond milk 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.

Aldi Orginal Almond Milk

So would I recommend this almond milk? Yes I would. Apart from the colour 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 Aldi for producing an almond milk that I can enjoy.

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42 Comments

  1. April 5, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I have an Aldi coming in down the street so I’ll have to try this 🙂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:49 pm

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

  2. April 5, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    We have been drinking coconut milk for awhile but I don’t like it for savoury things. This milk sounds promising.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Hi, I use almond milk in savour finishes and it seems to work well. I would love to know what you think if you give it a try.

  3. April 5, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I love almond milk! You should try hazelnut x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Oh yes I need to try more hazelnut milks it’s on the list 😊

  4. April 6, 2018 / 8:39 am

    This sounds not too bad! I’ve never tried almond milk but I’d give it a go. Never come across your blog before, am going to go follow you on Instagram now! #thatfridaylinky

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Hi Nat, I tend to use almond milk as my first choice at the moment. It’s great as there are so many choices now. I hope you like my IG pics.

  5. April 6, 2018 / 10:48 am

    I’ll bear this in mind as Rev T has gone diary free and we’re looking for an acceptable substitute for milk in coffee. He’s trying coconut milk at the moment. Thank you

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      Oh how is the coconut milk going? If you try this almond milk I would love to know what you think.

  6. April 6, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    Sounds delish! I’d love to try this brand.

    #FabFridayPost

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      It sure is worth trying. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. April 6, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Awesome, then I must try, I drink almond milk as well. My kids do as well but drink only the almond breeze brand, I have tried the silk brand but I’m sometimes a Creature of habit so I tend not to change brands once
    I’ve found something I love that works. Also, the kids love it and they are creatures of habits as well, figured, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree :)anyway the ultimate test of the Aldi brand almond milk will have to be the kids…. if they love it and can’t tell the difference…. it’s a winner plus it will be cheaper….

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      Yes the kids are the ultimate test. I would love to know if they like it. My go to almond milk is Alpro unsweetened.

  8. April 6, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I really do like a lot of Aldi’s originals foods but we have not yet tried the almond milk. #FabFridayPost

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 2:42 pm

      I rarely go in Aldi as it’s not local to us. I think next time I pass by I shall stock up with some of their other goods to review.

  9. April 6, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    We are getting an aldi in our town. I am looking forward to checking it out. #thatfridaylinky

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      I hope you enjoy it, please let me know what you think.

  10. April 6, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Hi. Have you ever tried making your own almond milk? It is refreshing and delishous and very easy to make. It is not creamy but that probably comes from the guar gum that is often added to the milks.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Hi, i keep meaning to, maybe one day.

  11. April 7, 2018 / 9:12 am

    I enjoyed this too. I like quite a lot of Aldi’s products and they are reasonably priced too.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:40 pm

      Hi, there sure is no doubt many more to try.

  12. April 7, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I love coconut milk will be trying this Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      I need to try this again.

  13. April 7, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    Something in my mind struggles with anything called milk that isn’t milk. Just can’t get my head around it. Though maybe I would love it. Like I say to the children…it might be your new favorite food/drink!! Thanks for linking up with us #FabFridayPost

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 18, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Fair point, and you never mind you might like it.

  14. April 9, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I’m a recent convert to almond milk having drank soya for years. The Aldi version is good and I’ve been stocking up quite a bit for smoothies and cereals. Added bonus – it’s cheap! #lgrtstumble

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 5:53 am

      Hi, I also personally prefer almond milk. It certainly is a good price in Aldi although I always stock on UHT ones when they are on offer. You have just prompted me to have more smoothies.

  15. April 9, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I really like a lot of Aldi foods, the coffee is pretty good too. I sometimes have almond milk so will try this. #LGRTStumble

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 5:57 am

      Hi, they sure do but we don’t have a local Aldi do I don’t pop in that often. I’m glad the coffeee is nice I’m afraid I am not a fan of coffee.

  16. April 11, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    This sounds really good! To be honest, I only ever really buy Alpro because at least then I know what I’m getting! I love that this one contains the added vitamins as that’s another reason I usually stick with Alpro. A lot of store own brand versions don’t have the added vitamins in so it’s great that this one does x

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

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      April 13, 2018 / 6:10 am

      Hi, I totally understand the importance of trying to get the extra supplements in the milk. I tend to have a lot of Alpro but I always like to try other milks and brands.

  17. May 1, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    I think it’s fun to see the Aldi staples in different countries. In the States, the Aldi dairy brand is Friendly Farms and their almond milk is probably the best I’ve ever had. My favorite cafe actually uses it as one of their dairy free milk options

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      May 12, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Oh its interesting to know that’s its available in different countries and even in cafes.

  18. September 28, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    Not only is the U.S. packaging different, the Aldi almond milk here is lighter in color. Who knew? Thanks for sharing.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 30, 2018 / 11:15 am

      Hi, sometimes the colour of the almond milk I try varies. I always have to triple check US packaging.

  19. October 8, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been wanting to try this out!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      I hope that you found it helpful.

  20. October 23, 2018 / 8:05 am

    Thanks for your review.

    I don’t like all the added ingredients to the alternative milks in the supermarkets. It is not difficult to make almond milk yourself. My grandma used to do it for me when I was little. She soaked the almonds overnight in water. Then she used to peel the skin off of each almond. That’s a lot of work–the peels can be left on. In a blender, whiz the soaked almonds with a water (use a little or a lot depending on the consistency you want). Strain through a cheese cloth. That’s it. You can make any nut milk this way. Cashew milk is really creamy and cashews have no peels.

    In the old days, in India, my grandma did not have a blender. She used a large mortar and pestle. So much work–she really loved me. 💕

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks for the advice I shall have ago at making my own one day soon.

  21. October 29, 2018 / 1:43 am

    great review on Aldi Original Almond Milk!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you.

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