Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk

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Version:
Unsweetened, Original
Price:
$4.49 per 32-ounce aseptic package

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Rating:
5
On June 29, 2015
Last modified:August 19, 2015

Summary:

As you might expect, macadamia milk is smoother, creamier, richer, and less pronounced in flavor than almond milk. The consistency is akin to 2% milk, but without a drop of dairy. We found the Unsweetened to be extremely versatile, working in savory dishes and as a sugar-free option in breakfast smoothies and granola. The Original has a pleasant "just sweet enough" drinkable taste that is a match for all of your dessert-like desires.

Almonds, hazelnuts and cashews have all been “milked” in recent years, but the creamiest nut of them all has been overlooked in North America, until now. Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk is flying onto our shelves, straight from the largest supplier of macadamia nuts in Australia.

Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan and Made by Australia's Leading Macadamia Nut Supplier (now available in North America!)

I was introduced to Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk by my good friend Tess Masters (yes, The Blender Girl!) at Expo West this year. She seriously couldn’t rave enough about the brand, and has even become a spokesperson for them, starring in this informational video for their product launch in North America.

As Tess states, Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk is quite versatile. It is richer than most milk beverages, and more like a 2% milk in consistency, with about 5 grams of fat per cup. Consequently, it has a nice creamy pour with a full-bodied taste, but a refreshing and somewhat light finish.

In terms of nutritionals, Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk is not a highly fortified beverage like so many of its competitors. Nonetheless, it does contain 2 grams of fiber and 80 mg of calcium (8% of the RDA) per serving (it is not a notable source of protein). And macadamia nuts are a good source of zinc and potassium.

Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan and Made by Australia's Leading Macadamia Nut Supplier (now available in North America!)

To establish a base, I trialed the Unsweetened Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk first. It had a surprising sweet vanilla scent, though there wasn’t a sprinkle of sugar or drop of extract within! And the taste was quite savory, with just natural hints of sweetness that would compliment most dishes – from cream sauces to smoothies.

The Original had the same wonderful natural fragrance, but just enough sugar added (6 grams per cup – still less than dairy milk!) to make it a pleasant, very drinkable beverage on its own. I think this one could win over almond milk fans who are craving a nut milk that is smoother, creamier and not quite as pronounced in flavor.

Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk - Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan and Made by Australia's Leading Macadamia Nut Supplier (now available in North America!)

Certifications: Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk is labeled as Gluten-Free and GMO-Free, but I did not note any certifications at our time of review.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Suncoast Gold Macadamia Milk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Suncoast Gold website at www.macmilk.com.au (it is an Australian website, but don’t worry, this milk is sold in North America, too!).

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

  1. I would like to know where I can purchase the unsweetened Macadamia Delight. in my area, Woolworths don’t appear to have and Coles only sell the sweetened one. I would consider buying it by the box.

  2. Mary Beth Babineaux on

    I have no idea where you get sun coast macadamom milk for $4.49? Only place I can find it in the United States is on line at Amazon for $10.00 for 32oz. I love it I hope I can find it for a descent price soon…

    • Hi Mary Beth, that is the suggested retail price from the Suncoast Gold – I guess Amazon decided it’s worth gold and marked it way up! It’s $8.80 on Amazon right now, but my guess is, the price will go down – hopefully in the very near future!

      • It hasn’t. Now it’s 12.00, which is way outside my price range. It’s too bad though, as I’m on Weight Watchers and think this could be a great product for me. It says it’s sold at some Krogers and QFC in Oregon, but searching their websites yields no results. I guess I am just not destined to try this product. 🙁

        • Hi Carole, I just talked with a rep of the company a couple of weeks ago – they have reformulated (removing the caraggeenan) and will be launching again in the US. If successful, that price should go down significantly.

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