Nick

Kara

4.24.2010

Silk Pure Almond review & giveaway

I was sent a coupon to try and review Silk's Pure Almond Milk. I started drinking almond milk on occasion within the last year or so as an alternative to cow's milk.  I picked up the original flavor and was pleasantly surprised by its rich, smooth taste. I normally buy the one Trader Joe's sells or Blue Diamond almond milk. Compared to both of these, this tastes like whole milk as compared to the skim milk, which is how I would describe the others. It is very creamy and tasty and has a great thickness to it.  I will tell you the website is not very user friendly and I couldn't immediately find the nutritional info (in a failed attempt to save a trip to the fridge).


How does it stack up?

Silk's unsweetened still includes evaporated cane juice - which is somewhat misleading since it says unsweetened.  
1 cup has 60 calories, 2.5g fat including good fats!, 8g carbs, 7g sugar, and 1g protein.

1 cup of skim milk has 90 calories, 0g fat, 13g carbs, 13g sugars and 9g protein.


1 cup of blue diamond unsweetened has 40 calories, 3g fat, 2g carbs, 0 sugars, and 1g protein

I'm not sure why they put the sweetener (cane juice) in there, and my only wish for almond milk is more protein, but comparing Silk's new line to all of the other almond milks I have tried - it is definitely my favorite by far! I find Blue Diamond's sweetened to be way too sweet, but the unsweetened to be tasteless and thin.  I will definitely purchase this. $2.99 a container.




**Note: I was not compensated to write this review. I was provided with a coupon to try a free container of Silk Pure Almond.

GIVEAWAY! Want to try it for yourself? One winner will receive a free coupon to try Silk Pure Almond.

Leave a comment below telling me your favorite use of almond milk.   If you don't use it yet, let me know what you might use it for. 

I will choose a winner on April 28th and the winner will have 48 hours to respond to email.

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*link back from your blog about this giveaway

21 comments:

  1. Sounds good - I like almond milk as an alternative to soya or rice, but I honestly don't know what I would have done without my alpro soya choc milk throughout my pregnancy - calcium, fluids, protien, carbs, omegas and choc fix - it has saved me when in need of a midnight snack, at work during first trimester when I couldn't face anything except that and even now if I'm in doubt about what I can face I'll plump for that - nice and cold is the best!

    Kaz

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  2. i love almond milk in cereal or in green monsters...it's so creamy.

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  3. I have only used the Blue Diamond brand but I am interested in this. I usually put almond milk on my oatmeal. I am already a follower.

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  4. Yum, I love this stuff. I use it for everything - cereal, my husband's protein shakes, cooking, etc.

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  5. I use almond milk for oatmeal, and also mix it with my green powder stuff to make my green drink. :)

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  6. I have been thinking about switching over to almond milk. I'm starting to think dairy is a problem for me, but I love milk!

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  7. I use almond milk for everything from cereal, oatmeal to all my baking - works great! Plus love to drink it straight up!

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  8. i like chocolate almond milk as a treat at night when i want something sweet.

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  9. I just saw that they started this new line. Thanks for the review. I was wondering about it.

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  10. I like it in oatmeal and in smoothies.

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  11. My cousin was drinking this exact same stuff in her coffee this morning. She says her hubby puts it in his cereal. that's probably where I would try it first... or smoothies!

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  12. I love to put almond milk in smoothies or on raw oatmeal.

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  13. I use almond milk in my oatmeal most mornings, and it's great in whipped frozen bananas!

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  14. aaaand ... I'm a follower! But I guess you saw that one coming. :)

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  15. Count me in for this one... where have you found the silk almond? I've been looking for it the past few weeks, but haven't spotted it. I use almond breeze in cereal and for baking.

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  16. And already a follower. Duh :)

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  17. I actually add t to my teas and coffee!

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