Product Review: Did we go nuts for Milkadamia?

Milkadamia is crafted with care and flair to support the wellness of its users and the Earth. A dairy-free alternative made of raw macadamia nuts, grown on the gorgeous Jindilli Family Farms in Australia. This family farm is known for their regenerative approach to farming and Milkadamia’s farms plant thousands of trees each year helping to reforest areas previously cleared for dairy farming. As part of their commitment to water conservation, their trees are watered solely by the natural rainfall.

 

I am not a big milk drinker. My regular milk routine is with my morning coffee.  I tend to use flavored creamers that are sugar free.  Milkadamia offered us few options to try: Original, Unsweetened, and Unsweetened Vanilla.  I was pleased to have the vanilla offering as I use the flavored creamers in lieu of any extra sweetener.  When combined with my medium roast, I was happy with the overall taste.  Not too sweet, but did take that bitter edge off the coffee as I prefer.  The blend was not as “creamy” as a creamer or half and half but more of the skim milk variety.  I have recently been replacing my dairy creamers with almond milk, but I haven’t enjoyed the consistency as much.  It just dilutes the coffee instead adding to it.  Since Milkadamia is only offered in the refrigerated section of Wal-mart, I can’t see myself making an everyday us of it.  Once it becomes a bit more mainstream, like WAWA, I can see it being a staple in my cup-o-Joe.

I am fortunate to work with a plethora of people who are better versed in non-dairy options so I asked them to try Milkadamia as well.

 

John, a vegetarian:

“Being vegetarian, I recently tried the Milkadamia Unsweetened Macadamia Nut Milk. It is much thicker than almond milk. When I poured it into my cup it had a consistency of wall paint. I was a little apprehensive after that visual. It smelled sweet. I decided to steam the milk for 2.5 minutes in the microwave so I could add dark chocolate coco powder to it. I usually make hot chocolate w/ organic whole milk. I honestly could not taste the difference between Milkadamia & my regular store brand organic whole milk. I purchase almond milk frequently, and would substitute Milkadamia for it. Overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to my next cup of hot coco.”

 

John’s kids, vegans:

“My twin 7 year-olds were not fond of the milk, saying it tasted too pasty.”

 

Eric, gluten-free:

“As an avid almond milk drinker, I was eager to try out Milkadamia.  It had a nice taste, and while I probably wouldn’t drink it straight up like I would almond milk, it did work nicely in oatmeal.  It reminded me much of skim milk; it felt thin and watered down compared to the almond milk I am used to. “

 

 

Milkadamia is sold at Walmart stores nationwide in the refrigerated section.

 

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