Almond Dream Holds on With Their Classic Unsweetened Milk Beverage

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Updated 2019! Years ago, when my own strictly dairy-free ventures began, the options for milk alternatives were slim to none. In my small town, not a single store carried dairy-free beverages, and the nearest natural food store had just two types of soymilk and one brand of almond milk. Since that time, the market has become saturated with dairy-free milks, and brands are constantly reformulating to stay competitive. Almond Dream has been one of those brands, fighting to stay alive.

Almond Dream has had many flavors come and go, including Pumpkin Spice. And in recent years, they’ve dabbled in Boosted beverages with more protein and Ultimate beverages with more rich almonds. But alas, those have all been discontinued. Nevertheless, their Original Unsweetened variety has stood the test of time, and now stands alone as their one nutty dairy-free milk. (Yes, even Cashew Dream was discontinued!)

Almond Dream Almond Beverage Review and Information - for all 3 almond milk product lines - Classic Enriched, Ultimate (like homemade), and Boosted (fortified with omegas, protein, vitamins, and more)

Almond Dream Holds on With Their Classic Unsweetened Milk Beverage

Long before the other brands, Almond Dream was boasting a creamy formula from real almonds, and fortifying each glass to rival dairy milk in nutrients. It has a loyal following who love the smooth finish and the ability to stock up, since it’s shelf stable.

Almond Dream Unsweetened Almond Drink

This Unsweetened variety is the only almond milk variety left from their classic enriched Almond Dream line. Although it doesn’t sound as exciting as the as the Ultimate and Boosted, it is the lowest in calories and sugar and the highest in calcium of all their almond milks.

Almond Dream Almond Beverage Review and Information - for all 3 almond milk product lines - Classic Enriched, Ultimate (like homemade), and Boosted (fortified with omegas, protein, vitamins, and more)Ingredients: almond base (filtered water, almonds), sunflower lecithin, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, carrageenan, sea salt, gellan gum, natural flavors, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin e (d-alpha tocopheryl acetate), vitamin d2, vitamin b12. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 50 calories, 3.5g fat, 3g carbs, <1g fiber, <1g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 30% Vitamin A, 30% Calcium, 25% Vitamin D, 50% Vitamin B12.*

More Facts on Almond Dream Almond Milk Beverages

Price: $2.99 per 32-ounce carton or bottle (1 quart)

Availability: Almond Dream Almond Milk Beverages are sold at major retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Look for them with the shelf-stable milk beverages and in the refrigerated section.

Certifications: Most of the Almond Dream Almond Milk Beverages are Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Almond Dream Almond Milk Beverages are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Dream website at www.dreamplantbased.com or tastethedream.ca.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Love the Classic

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May 27, 2019

I’ve had trouble finding the Ultimate and Boosted varieties (I have heard the Ultimate really is rich like homemade!), but the Classic Almond Dream is still one of our favorites. I’m glad they kept the Unsweetened, which is the type we buy most. It’s a touch richer in consistency than Almond Breeze, and is good in smoothies and recipes. I still lean on homemade more for versatility, so I’m hoping to find the Ultimate almond milks soon.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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