Califia Almond Milk

I can't remember the last time I drank cows milk?  In high school I only bought soy milk for my cereal. At some point in the last few years I switched to almond milk. I haven't jumped onto the bangwagon that soy is bad, but when I started drinking protein shakes regularly almond milk became a regular feature in my diet. I did a cost/nutrition comparison of various almond milks and found that Whole Foods 365 brand of unsweetened almond milk was the best, better than Trader Joes. Although I bet it's the same as Almond breeze, just a bit cheaper sometimes. All three are shelf stable until you open them.

Recently someone turned me onto Califia Almond Milk which can be found at Whole Foods or Harris Teeter in the fridge. It costs a bit more than the 365 brand of almond milk, but totally worth it for the taste. It comes in a huge 1.4L gorgeous shaped bottle (like a bowling pin) that is BPA-free and 100% recyclable. They also have 3 flavors of iced coffee (mixed with almond milk), citrus juices (made from clementines) and holiday nog (which is light but delicious)!

Califia Farms was founded in 2010 by Odwalla's founder and all of its products are made in California. Their products are all 100% vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-,soy-, and dairy-free. Unlike most almond milks that are processed from roasted almonds, Califia Farms are made from whole blanched almonds. Califia Farms Almondmilk is substantially fortified with calcium, vitamin D (vegan), vitamin E, vitamin B12, and more. Their Almondmilk has 50% more calcium than cow’s milk. They make it creamier by adding less water to it. Once open it's good for 7-10 days. Their Pure Almondmilk comes in four varieties: Unsweetened, Vanilla, Creamy and a Coconut Almondmilk Blend. The coconut flavor was just released this January and is my favorite! Most coconut milk beverages have no taste to me, but theirs was very rich. They're all low on sugar.

Definitely look out for it next time you're at the grocery store!

1 comment

  1. Thanks, Anna! I'm dairy free and will have to check out this brand!!