The company claims that this is the industry’s first-ever private label, certified organic, refrigerated almond milk and I believe what it is saying. I cannot recall seeing another one.
Why is this product so novel?
Well, it is novel in terms of what you can get in the supermarket.
Prior to this product being available, our only option (aside from making it at home) was buying boxes of almond milk, which sit on the shelves in the dry goods aisle.
These boxes are kept at room temperature until you open them. Then, they go into the fridge. The shelf life of these boxes (before they are opened) is approximately one year.
Whole Foods is now offering a much more fresh alternative. Its almond milk is kept cool and has an expiration date of roughly two months.
The taste: Extremely good because of its sweetness and full-body texture.
The ingredients: You might need an advanced degree in nutrition to know exactly what everything is. I am guessing that there are some natural preservatives in there because otherwise it wouldn’t last two months. Organic sugar cane is the primary sweetener.
This product is a step is the right direction for Whole Foods. Clearly, something with a shorter shelf-life is preferable.
If you are looking for a dairy-free alternative, this is a good one to try out.