I guess it takes just one Wall Street Journal article to make almond milk mainstream – or at least acceptable to try. I read the piece and decided to give it a try. Two others I know did the same. (sidenote: Looks like PR really does work … sometimes.)
Color, texture and taste were all good. Taste was neutral (unlike soy), which was good.
The nutritional comparison for almond milk was general favorable, but a bit mixed. Fewer calories – significantly fewer calories than milk, actually – and as much calcium as milk or soy. But significantly less protein in almond milk than the others:
|Almond||Lactaid 1%||Soy Light|
The final verdict on almond milk? Not bad. Good for hot chocolate or as a novelty. But not sure it’s beaten out Lactaid as my go-to for morning coffee. Or even soy milk for G’s post-workout protein shakes.