Product: So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk – $2.49+
You know…I’ve found that even if I could drink it…I have lost my appetite for cow’s milk. Seriously. I have no real urge to pour a glass and down it. That being said…I have been drawn in and become hooked on unsweetened non-dairy milks…such as those made from nuts or coconut. Honestly. It doesn’t get much better than your morning cereal swimming in a pool of unsweetened almond milk…does it? It’s one of my little joys in life. And I’m not ashamed.
Well, I think the minds at Turtle Mountain, makers of the So Delicious Dairy Free products, have introduced a new line of dairy-free beverages. From the company that makes, honestly, some of the best coconut milk, some of the best almond milk…and some of the best other products that utilize those…So Delicious Dairy Free has brought Cashew Milk to the market.
Why this hasn’t been done before, I don’t know.
I mean, I’ve downed soy milk, rice milk, hazelnut milk, almond milk, coconut milk…I even did one of those nut-milk blends that was made from almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews. But never, ever…just cashew. Which is sad…because it is my favorite nut. It’s also the most popular nut in America, with 31% of people naming it their top choice (almonds came in at 16%). Cashews have a delicate flavor, but are quite rich. And they are a great source of iron, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, and zinc. They also contain high levels of antioxidants that can help lower the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
Cashews are not just delicious…but little powerhouses in their own right!
Currently, So Delicious offers two varieties of their Cashew Milk. Both of which are unsweetened. One is the original flavor the other…vanilla. I’d love to try vanilla, I just have to find it first. As it was, this was tucked away on the bottom shelf at my local Whole Foods. I didn’t see it, but my roommate spotted it and I commenced with yet another happy dance in the aisles of Whole Foods. Their Christmas video of goofy customers will be filled with me this year, I swear. So, as the only available option is the Unsweetened Original Cashew Milk…that’s what I bought.
This morning…it made its debut. Actually, I opened it up last night to pour into my Maple Raspberry Overnight Oats, but…I didn’t taste the milk. My roommate did…and said it tasted like almond milk. That’s her palate for you.
So, I’m working on polishing off a box of Vanilla Chex…so this morning, my cereal got a nice, healthy dash of So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk. I found it to have a bit more body to it than unsweetened almond milk, meaning it was a bit thicker…more like cow’s milk. I tasted it…and found that it had a very smooth and light flavor. I liked it. Maybe not as much as my unsweetened almond milk…but I liked it. I liked it enough to slurp it up by the spoonful with my cereal. Now…lunch today, I retrieved my Refrigerator Oats and sat down to devour it. The cashew milk was SO good in that. I mean, it had a thicker consistency, so it wasn’t as soupy as it usually is. It really softened up the gluten-free oats, mixed well with my dairy-free yogurt, my pure maple syrup, and the raspberries I added for flavor. It was fantastic. I’d use the So Delicious Cashew Milk in that every single time I make it…if I could. I was blown away. And I think I ate them faster than I ever had before. I loved that both varieties that are out are unsweetened. I only buy unsweetened almond milk, so that was how I wanted my cashew milk. It has a bit of a richer texture and flavor…and I liked it. As a cashew lover…well…that’s a good thing.
Let’s talk ingredients now…because I have been cutting certain additives out of my diet wherever possible. I was so happy to see that So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk did not have carrageenan listed. Total win. What this milk is made up of includes: cashew milk (filtered water and cashews), non-GMO canola oil, calcium phosphate, magnesium, magnesium phosphate, locust bean gum, gellan gum, guar gum, vitamin A acetate, sea salt, vitamin D-3, L-Selenmoethionine (selenium) zinc oxide, folic acid, and vitamin B-12.
As for the nutritional information I like to pass on…keep in mind that this is milk derived from a nut. Therefore…it is going to have more fat than other non-dairy products. And…this one actually has a lot of fat in it. A serving of 1 cup will only serve you up 35 calories, but 30 of those calories are calories from fat. Yeah…that’s…a lot. One cup will also provide you with 3.5 grams of fat and 85 mg sodium. This beverage has no fiber, no protein, no cholesterol, and no sugar. I’m bummed about the protein part. At least I get 1 gram with almond milk.
So…overall…a delightfully tasty beverage from So Delicious. The Unsweetened Cashew Milk is just as good as it sounds. I hope to track down the vanilla version of it sometime because I love my unsweetened vanilla almond milk and treat myself to it every now and again.
So Delicious…you are definitely living up to your name…as you tend to do. Thank you for introducing my favorite nut to milk form and livening up my breakfast and lunch. SO DELISH!