I have to confess to discovering this a while ago, but forgot to finish my review to put it on my blog. For many years I have used soya milk both for the use on breakfast cereals and in cooking. With the development of new alternatives to cows milk becoming more freely available I thought it was about time that I became adventurous and sample some new varieties. I opted for coconut milk as I use a lot of coconut cream when cooking especially when making a home made curry. I found the packaging to be warm and opening and inviting. The way that the milk could be seen flowing out of the top of a coconut shell. I know, I fell for the marketing! Being UHT I just popped it in the cupboard for when needed, then transferred it into the fridge for safe keeping.
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Each carton contains 1 litre of milk. A 100mls serving contains 20 calories, 0.9 of fat, 1.9 g of sugar and 0.13 g of salt and 120 mg of calcium. On pouring the milk into the glass it pretty much looked like cows milk to me. This initially put me off purely from a psychological aspect as cows milk makes me sick.
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After putting my stupidity aside I decided to give it a try. I have to say I really enjoyed it. I could clearly taste the coconut. It was just the right amount of flavouring as it was not too strong and overpowering or too week that you couldn’t distinguish the coconut flavour in the milk. If I had to summarise the milk I would describe it as a watered down version of coconut cream. I have tried this milk on cereals, with porridge and cooking both sweet and savoury dishes and it has worked well. My favourite has to be as part of a hot drink, no not tea but hot chocolate, a great sweet treat. If you enjoy coconut and follow a dairy and lactose free diet you should definitely give this a try. Oh it’s also suitable for those individuals who follow a gluten and wheat free diet and it’s also suitable for vegans too. Well done to Alpro for producing another milk that I can enjoy.