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Welcome to my blog - my ramblings about trying to find healthy, affordable gluten free food in St. John's, NL.
Despite being gluten free, I love to try new products and am always interested to hear about new places to eat.
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Friday, 26 April 2013

Earth’s Own Chocolate Almond Milk Review

I’ve been trying to reduce dairy these days, so I’ve been trying some new Almond and Coconut varieties of milk. Last week I went out on a limb and picked up Earth’s Own Chocolate Almond Milk. The carton said it tastes like chocolate covered almonds, so I was in!

I’ll be up front; I’m not a huge milk drinker unless it’s in cereal or a smoothie. I do love my yogurts, but milk I can take or leave. This stuff is hard to leave! It has a delicious, rich chocolaty taste without being overpoweringly sweet. It is also about the consistency of 1% or 0.5% milk, so it’s not too thick to swallow.

This stuff was so good, I had to make sure I actually got some because it was a popular item in the house!

Per one cup serving, there is 120 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 21 grams of sugar. The calorie count is less than chocolate dairy milk, as is the fat and sugar. The sugar is still a little high however if you are concerned about sugar content.

Earth’s Own is a Canadian company based in British Columbia, and they use all non-GMO ingredients. The Almond milk is gluten free, kosher and vegetarian.  The milk is fortified and is a source of vitamins, minerals and calcium as dairy milk is. The major difference is non-dairy milks do not contain protein.

The 1.89L carton cost $3.49 at Dominion (it is regularly $3.99) so it’s comparable to dairy milk in price.

This will be a definite re-purchase for me! 


  1. Almonds have LOTS of protein!

  2. They do - but when I compared the labels cup per cup with dairy milk - the almond milk has less.

  3. But Almond Milk has extremely low in protein, that's telling you very little Almond in this milk.

    You can make this drink at home, mostly water, sugar and 4-5 almonds.