Whole Foods’ 365 brand recently released a line of organic, non-dairy milks.
Since I’m always up for trying a tasty milk alternative, I jumped at the chance when they offered to let me try out their new organic almond and soy milks.
I was pretty impressed from the get-go. Rather than ship an energy-intensive, refrigerated box with the milks, they just sent me a gift card so that I could pick some up on my next trip to the store. That might seem like a simple thing, but emissions-wise, that difference is huge! Especially when you consider I’m probably not the only blogger that’s trying out their new vegan milks for review.
I picked up the unsweetened soy and the regular almond milk, since that’s what we normally buy.
365 Organic Soy Milk
Since discovering the joys of almond milk a few years ago, I haven’t been drinking or cooking with quite so much soy milk. Still, I tried out this one in the name of science! My husband keeps soy milk for himself, so I still use soy from time to time.
The soybeans in the Whole Foods milk are organic, which means they’re also non-GMO, which is really important to me.
I’ll be honest here – I was not nuts about the soy. Maybe it’s just my new found love of almond milk, but I found that the soy milk had a strong aftertaste. It also seemed to separate in coffee a bit more than the brand my husband usually uses.
365 Organic Almond Milk
First of all, organic almond milk? This is something I’ve been hunting for for years! The taste was very similar to the almond milk I usually buy. It didn’t do quite as well in coffee as my usual brand, but I’ll take an organic almond milk that separates a bit over a non-organic version any day!
I also tried the almond milk out in mashed potatoes, and it worked really well. They came out creamy and delicious!
Both milks cost around the same as the soy and almond milk we keep in the house now. I’m not sure if my husband will be into switching soy brands, but you can bet that I’ll be buying organic almond milk at Whole Foods now.