Review: Silk Pure Almond Milk
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Jun 9 2010

Review: Silk Pure Almond Milk

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!

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Cara says:

    This is my new favorite milk! So creamy and delicious. They just started selling it at our Super Walmart. :)

    • Glad to hear that you like the Silk Pure Almond, too! I hope that my Super Walmart starts to carry it soon – I may be going nuts looking for it back in Ohio.

    • Marie says:

      You do know that PureAlmond is NOT Pure almond, right? And you know that “all natural almondmilk” is not, right? Have you read the label, the fine print?

  2. Tom Cincurak says:

    As a big advocate of almond milk, I want to compliment you on the Silk product. It is fantastic. I spoke to the dairy manager at our local Sobey’s grocery store and suggested he bring the product in. It has been selling like hotcakes!!!

  3. Sterling Bennion says:

    I like the vanilla flavored almond milk, but with a local coupon I decided to try the dark chocolate version. I tried 4 local grocery stores but none had any. I thought I’d try their website, but it brought up a virus warning, a little concerning from a company preparing something I’ve been drinking. I finally tried the 888 number on the carton but received a recorded message. At that point I gave up. I hope they spend a lot on advertising cause customer service sure is bad.

  4. Lee Lang says:

    I have used almond milk and really loved dit but I find that when i try it in a recipe for tapioca, it curdles. do you have any thoughts on how to avoid this

    thanks Lee Lang

  5. Mallary Benrube says:

    Hi my name is Mallary Benrube I drink Silk Milk to send me your Coupon to my E- Mail address.

  6. Mallary – you’ll need to print the coupon yourself from the company’s website. Click on the link above to do that. We don’t have the coupons or represent the company in any way. This is just a review of their products.

  7. Heather Fryling says:

    I just tried the Pure Almond Dark Chocolate- YUM!!!!! I found it at the Kroger in VIrginia Beach. I think it is better than regular chocolate milk. Hope you have luck finding it in Columbus. I will have to look for it when I visit my parents in a few weeks for Christmas in Bellefontaine, Ohio.

  8. Sury Vulimiri says:

    Hi I am wondering whether the Silk – Pure Almond has any Soy in it. If yes, what percentage. Let me know. I am curious. Thanks

  9. Pat says:

    Can you freeze Silk Almonmd?

  10. Frank Teodosio says:

    I HAAVE BEEN USING SILK REGULAR SOY MILK FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I HAVE A QUESTION I BOUGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME YOUR ALMOND MILK. NO WHERE ON THE CARTON DOES IT SAY THAT IT CONTAINS SOY. SO, I WOUILD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS A SOY PRODUCT ?LOOKING FOWARD TO YOUR ANSWER., AND LOVE YOUR PRODUCT, I AM WAITING FOR SILK ICE CREAM.
    THANK YOY
    FRANK

  11. Mike says:

    Just make sure whatever soy or almond milk you purchase does NOT have the ingredient Carageenan in it. This seaweed based filler has been linked to causing cancer in lab rats.

  12. macky says:

    I was looking for the expiry date on a carton of Silk almond milk I bought recently in a promotion “Buy one get one free” at a local grocery. I found at the top of the carton a date ? 5 02 11 . If this is it I am not sure if it’s the 5th february or the 2nd May . What is interesting is that I opened one carton , used a bit more than half and refrigerated the balance with the other carton. However about a week after I used the milk again and found that the milk in the opened carton was still good BUT the milk in the unopened carton , which showed signs of ‘bloating’, had turned sour. Any suggestion for this development?
    Maybe both cartons had expired when I bought them??

    • macky – In the U.S. 5 02 11 is May 2nd. For the other questions, you’d need to contact the manufacturer for help.

      • macky says:

        Thank you….then they were expired when I bought them this month and that would account for the “bargain”.. I’ll be more careful next time.
        Of course I can’t hold the Company responsible if the unscrupulous Grocery sells expired products Then there’s the legal admonition to ‘let the buyer beware’ of what they are buying..

  13. macky says:

    I forgot to mention that the almond milk is delicious and helps make a fabulous peanut ice cream which I can eat without fear of side effects from lactose and saturated fat etc. Thanks for thinking of us. :)

  14. Jenn says:

    Hey everyone i tried silk vanillia almond milk it is okay but i tried the silk pure almond milk also i love the silk pure almond milk better and i have tired their new coconut milk also it is good also when i drink it my complextion looks glossy

  15. Bettie dever says:

    Can you PLEASE make available your milks in a quart or pint size containers… A half of gallon is to much for one person and you have to be concerned about the milk going bad before it’s used up!!! PLEASE consider this request…it would be greatly appreciated!!! I’m sure mine isn’t the only time this has been asked of you!!! Thanks!

  16. Bettie – this website is not connected in any way to the company that makes the product in the article. You would need to reach out to the company to ask for what you want regarding a different sized carton. Good luck!

  17. Patty Passmore says:

    Are your almonds genetically modified?

    • Patty,

      I went to the Silk Pure Almond website and found the following information for you –

      “Silk Pure Almond almondmilk is certified by the Non-GMO Project, the nation’s first system designed to test whether a product’s ingredients have met defined standards for the absence of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs”

      I hope this helps!

      Kim

  18. Lavelle says:

    I found almond milk at a SAMs club in package of 3 and froze 2 of them. When I took one out it was separated and looked spoiled. It tasted ok but is is safe

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