Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Silk Pure Almond Milk Review & Giveaway


I've always been a big drinker of milk. To me there is nothing like a tall glass of cold milk. It is refreshing and thirst quenching. I can't imagine life with milk. That is not the case for all though. I have friends that are lactose intolerant and those that are allergic to milk. For them, they have to find alternatives to milk if they want to enjoy things as simple as a bowl of cereal (there is something about the crunch of cereal against the back drop of milk - especially if you have a good chocolate cereal that flavors your milk as you go).

I recently had the chance to try one such alternative - Silk PureAlmond. It is available in both original and vanilla. When I was contacted about trying it, I must say that I was intrigued by the concept - how do you get milk from an almond? Is it from the nut itself or from the plant? I did a little research and learned that it is actually made using ground almonds and water. It is dairy free and has no soy (although you likely are familiar with Silk's Soy Milk line).

We decided to try the Vanilla Almond Milk. It sounded sort of like a treat, compared to plain white milk. There was no denying the taste of almonds in the milk - I must say, I'm not a big nut eater so I might be more sensitive to the flavor than others. I thought it was smooth and creamy, sweet but not too sweet. Definitely a drink I could enjoy, occasionally. I did not use it on cereal or in coffee, but I have to guess that the original and the vanilla would likely be very good over a bowl of cereal or used as a creamer in coffee.

The kids though, thought it was a real treat. They couldn't get enough of it and requested it at mealtime. We had opened the almond milk before we visited my family for the weekend and my kids asked Grandma if she had any almond milk and told her that she should get some - clearly they were enjoying it. At the time we were trying the Silk PureAlmond, I happened to have some chocolate milk in the refrigerator as well and they were choosing the almond milk over the chocolate milk. As a mom, I was quite okay with this. The Silk PureAlmond product only has 60 calories per serving for the original and 90 calories per serving for the vanilla (better than the chocolate milk that we had).

You can learn more about Silk PureAlmond here. You can also find them on Facebook.

Register here to print at .75 off coupon and then find a local retailer to try Silk PureAlmond for yourself.

Giveaway
Would you like to Silk PureAlmond? Courtesy of Silk, I have the opportunity to give away a coupon for a free half gallon of Silk PureAlmond to three A Busy Mom of Two readers. In addition, one of those winners will also receive a Silk PureAlmond branded ChicoBag.

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This giveaway will remain open until May 24th at 6 pm. Winners will be selected using random.org and will be limited to one per person. The winners will be contacted by e-mail (be sure to leave one!) and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. Giveaway is open to US residents only and no PO Boxes.

No compensation was received for this post. I did receive coupons to try the Silk PureAlmond product for the purposes of sharing my experience. The opinions expressed are all my own and those of my family.

20 comments:

Holly said...

I can't drink milk, and we have Ceral night about once a week when we are both too tired to cook (or because we have scored some free cereal and it is a way of cutting some expense from the weekly budget. So I am allllllways on the look out for coupons...so PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!

eclairre said...

My favorite way to enjoy milk is with oatmeal. My favorite milks are Almond Milk or Skim Milk. :)

Kathy Rambousek said...

I love milk! I've begun to use almond milk in my baking and on oatmeal, but I haven't braved the taste of drinking it straight

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Stacey said...

I would like to be able to drink any kind of milk. Since I can't drink "real" milk, maybe this would work for me. It sounds like it would be great in coffee too! ~Stacey M.

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candice said...

milk normally makes my tum hurt but i love it and i enjoy it best with cereal and any kind of sweets (cookies, brownies, cake, etc)! i've tried almond milk and found it quite tasty. much better than soy.

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myfirstbaby said...

I dont drink milk for personal reasons. So me and my toddler drink Soy Milk. Chocolate Soy is my daughters favorite. Havent tried the Almond Milk yet but would love too! Thanks

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debbielynne said...

My favorite way to enjoy milk is with cookies!

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Jennifer said...

I love milk with oreos!!! Yummy!!!