Part of the fun of being on vacation for me is being able to sample new food items that I can’t find at home yet. The perfect example: Silk Pure Almond Milk. I have been looking for this almond milk in Columbus and have yet to find it. I was able to find it shopping in North Carolina, and it was on sale, to boot!
I normally use Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze when I am at home. I use it in my coffee, on cereal, in baking or just to drink alone. I was a little hesitant to try the original or non-vanilla flavor of the Silk Pure Almond, but was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it! The flavor is awesome! The milk is smooth & creamy and ranks right up there with the Almond Breeze.
More about Silk Pure Almond:
For starters, it’s the almonds. Every little nut is a perfectly packaged powerhouse of natural antioxidants and more. In fact, we like to think of almonds as Nature’s Perfect Nutrition – and that’s where our almond milk begins.
Almonds are recognized by health professionals as a nutritious addition to a healthy diet. A serving of almonds provides an excellent source of vitamin E (a natural antioxidant), and a good source of protein and fiber. In fact, almonds are higher in protein and fiber than any other tree nut. Plus, they’re naturally low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free.
It doesn’t take much to get from whole, natural almonds to Silk Pure Almond™ almond milk. Each glass provides an excellent source of natural antioxidants* and as much calcium and vitamin D as dairy milk, with absolutely no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy or soy. And, best of all, a serving of Silk Pure Almond Original almond milk is only 60 calories, and a delicious glass of Vanilla is just 90.
Like every product in the Silk® family, Silk Pure Almond milk treats your body to perfectly delicious nutrition, just as Nature intended.
*Fortified with natural antioxidant Vitamin E
Silk Pure Almond comes in both Original & Vanilla, though I have only sampled the Original at this point in time. They are both dairy, lactose, soy & gluten-free. The labeling does not say “gluten-free”, but I did call to verify that the products were gluten-free. One would think that they would label it. When I looked into this a little further, I was able to find the following information on the Silk website:
Are Silk products okay for people with wheat and gluten allergies?
There are no wheat, wheat gluten, rye, oat, barley or malt ingredients in Silk soymilk, Silk Live! soy yogurt and Silk creamer. Because our products do not contain these ingredients, and our plants do not handle or receive these ingredients in their operations, we would not expect the presence of these items in our products. However, at this time we do not actively test for this type of contamination. Those with severe allergies should always consult a doctor before introducing a new food.
Consumer safety is our highest priority; we are currently setting up gluten testing protocols, and look forward to putting them in place by 2011.
Silk Pure Almond can be found in the stores listed here. If you sign up here, you can receive a $.75 off coupon for Silk Pure Almond. Be ready to print the coupon off when you are done registering. Don’t make the same mistake I did and sign up with no printer available.
Have you tried Silk Pure Almond? What did you think? Do you have a favorite almond milk?
Now, if I could just get my hands on Nature’s Own Gluten-Free Bread!