I am happy to report to you dairy-free beauties, there is a brand new fortified hemp milk on the moo cow alternative scene, and it is gluten-free, dairy-free, rice and soy-free- making a certain humble and finicky GF/CF visual associative thinker just plain stoked. Why? Well, aside from the whole, Why do they have to put brown rice in every dairy-free concoction? (Tough on those of us who are not only gluten-free and casein-free but allergic to brown rice) … Color. Dude. I won't name names, but (okay, it's Hemp Bliss). I cannot tell you how unappetizing your grayish BROWN hemp milk is. And not only is it icky blah beige, it separates in my coffee (and tea) into a swirling galaxy of hempy globules and curdled droplets of heinousness.
To be fair? I do so appreciate it that you sweeten it with organic cane sugar and not brown rice syrup, but. Can't you make it a little more homogenous? Because, um. Someone else has.
I was browsing non-dairy beverages last week in Santa Fe (ever the optimist, I am always on the look-out for a new milk alternative that doesn't, well, suck) and I spied a new kid on the block. Hemp Dream. Maybe it was the tie-dyed design that spoke to me, but I felt a kinship immediately. Then I read the label. Free of all my pesky allergens- gluten, casein, soy, brown rice. I bought only one- vanilla- not because I didn't have faith, but. After all, I am realistic (most of the time).
The new hemp milk is called Hemp Dream- and by the way, in case you were questioning if this review was coerced, or in any other way possible might not be 100% unbiased- apart from the bias of my own distinctive taste buds- in the spirit of full disclosure, I swear as a gluten-free goddess. I was not contacted by said company or approached or compensated in any way. This is me, buying a carton of Hemp Dream. On impulse. And reporting to you.
Of course, you might not want to take my word for it. You should do your own taste test. And the swirling globs in coffee test. But for my palate- I'm so happy with the new Hemp Dream I could cry. Well, maybe not cry. I'm not that dramatic.
This is a third party review by the gluten-free goddess, Karina of Karina's Kitchen. For more information , see the Taste the Dream website. (Note: at the time of this review, the Hemp Dream was not yet up on their website, but you should be able to contact them with inquiries on it.