As the name implies, nutpods initial kickstarter plan was for single-serve creamer. But as it turns out, more R&D is needed for those little shots, so in the mean time, they’ve launched nutpods in small, mult-serve aseptic packages.
Admittedly, I was a little disappointed at first. I really wanted to share grand news of the arrival of a quality single-shot creamer with the dairy-free community. But my dismay quickly washed away when I watched nutpods submerge and perfectly disperse in a piping hot mug of tea.
I’ve seen many dairy-free coffee creamers “do the job” but this was the first to impress me all around. On its own, nutpods is a smooth, relatively rich (think half and half) sip with a complimentary blend of almond and coconut. The two flavors almost cancel one another out for a more neutral taste, but slight undertones of both did emerge.
All three flavors of nutpods are unsweetened (0 grams of sugar), making them quite versatile for all types of drinks, recipes, and dietary desires. The Original is surprisingly neutral and likely perfect for both sweet and savory dishes – including cream sauces! I didn’t want any added sugars, so I added a few drops of stevia to the tea shown, and the flavors melded quite nicely. Though it also has no sweeteners of any kind, the French Vanilla has a notable scent and lightly sweet flavor. For that reason, it’s perfect with tea or coffee, and likely fantastic in pancakes and baked goods. I didn’t try the Hazelnut, but can imagine how much you coffee lovers would probably adore it.
Nonetheless, what truly dazzled me about nutpods was the consistency and mouth feel. The creators accomplished two things that I had yet to see together in another dairy-free creamer. The first was its ability to so perfectly become one with my acidic hot tea without stirring (see below how smooth it is – no strange little specks). The second was how it did truly give my tea a full-bodied, gently creamy consistency. It wasn’t watery or just flavoring, nutpods actually behaved like a traditional creamer, but without any hydrogenated oils or carrageenan!
Certifications: Nutpods Dairy-free Creamer is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nutpods Dairy-free Creamer is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Nutpods website at www.nutpods.com.