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.
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.
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.
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.