A cow, a monkey, and a koala walk into a non-dairy plant … and Mooala Bananamilk is born. Okay, that might not be how it happened, but this unique dairy-free milk beverage with a crazy name and logo must have a good story behind it.
Not to be confused with banana-flavored milk, Mooala Bananamilk is a non-dairy beverage made with a real banana base. In fact, it’s made with bananas, sunflower seeds, and not much else. This rather virtuous drink is free of carrageenan, preservatives, and top allergens. And the Original flavor is even made without added sweeteners.
Mooala Bananamilk: All You Need to Know About This Dairy-Free Drink
I was curious how they would maintain a yellow banana drink without any real additives. The answer is, they didn’t. The Original beverage is a brownish color that doesn’t visually shout “banana!” But the dulled image doesn’t reflect the taste of Mooala Bananamilk.
We sampled the two initial flavors of Mooala Bananamilk, and were rather surprised by the flavor and consistency. You can read our tasting notes below, as well as the reviews from other consumers like you at the bottom of this post. Please do leave your own unbiased rating and review if you’ve bought and tried Mooala Bananamilk.
A wonderful banana scent emerged as I uncapped this beverage for the first time. However, the taste isn’t as boldly banana. It’s definitely banana, but it’s very light in fruit flavor with warm cinnamon in every sip. Sunflower seed milk can be quite overwhelming, but I think the banana neutralizes the sunflower seed base for a gently sweet beverage. The consistency is more like a very thin fruit smoothie than a creamy milk beverage, but I think it could be used for cereal, oatmeal and recipes.
My chief complaint is actually that the bottle is too big! Although they say that Mooala Bananamilk lasts seven days once opened, the taste was noticeably less fresh on day two. I think the lack of any preservatives (even ascorbic acid) causes the banana to degrade once opened. I’d prefer this in single serves.
Ingredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic sunflower seeds, less than 2% of: calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), gellan gum, organic cinnamon.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 60 calories, 3g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 30% calcium.*
The chocolate was rich and deep with just the right amount of sweetness – it isn’t sugary at all. But the consistency was a little too “banana” for me. It was more like a drinkable smoothie than a chocolate milk. So I went to my in-house chocolate milk beverage expert: my husband. Tony said the underlying banana was a little too overpowering for his taste, and needed to be a little fresher.
In both of our opinions, this variety is good for smoothies and recipes, but it isn’t one that either of us would drink straight up. However, I do like that it only has 10 grams of sugar per cup (some of it from the bananas) and that it has a thicker consistency for recipes. I’ve also read that it works quite well in coffee.
Ingredients: ingredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic cane sugar, organic sunflower seeds, organic dutch process cocoa, calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), gellan gum.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 90 calories, 3.5g fat, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 10g sugars, 2g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 30% calcium.*
We haven’t tried the strawberry yet, but it sounds like a delicious smoothie.
Ingredients: filtered water, organic bananas, organic strawberries, organic sunflower seeds, less than 2% of: calcium and potassium blend (calcium carbonate and potassium chloride), vegetable juice for color, pectin, monk fruit juice concentrate, organic strawberry flavor, gellan gum.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 70 calories, 3.5g fat, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugars, 1g protein. Fortified with the following RDA percentages: 25% calcium.*
More Allergen Notes
Although the bottles do not have a voluntary “may contain” statement, Mooala Bananamilk is not produced in a dedicated facility. Here is what they state about their allergen protocols:
We use a rigorous CIP (clean-in-place) sterilization process on the equipment after running any allergens and then test each production run for the Major 8 allergens before releasing the product. This would alert us to any cross-contamination issues while the product is still in the facility.
The Facts on Mooala Bananamilk
Price: $4.99 per 48-ounce bottle.
Availability: Mooala Bananamilk is available in the U.S. in the refrigerated section at Whole Foods, Costco, H-E-B, and other major grocers.
Certifications: Mooala Bananamilk is Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Mooala Bananamilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. The Original might be considered paleo-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Mooala website at www.mooala.com.
*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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I actually liked it
My bf and I were looking for different options for milk and after trying various brands of almond, oat, and soy milks we found this and decided to try it as well. We purchased the original banana milk first and honestly I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. The combination of banana and cinnamon (2 of my favorite flavors of things) just got me hooked. He likes it too and doesn’t want to go back to regular dairy milk again. We’ve also had the chocolate which is also good but I just wish it was a bit more chocolatey. We’re still looking for the strawberry flavored one but they don’t sell it in any of our local stores yet.
I recently had to change my diet due to being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I can not have dairy or added sugar. This has very little added sugars and before my diagnosis I would drink a glass of chocolate milk at bedtime.
I saw this in the grocery store and figured I’d try it. It is a little bit thick and has a rich tasting chocolate so I decided to add some unsweetened almond milk to it and was I ever glad I tried this. After 6 months of not drinking chocolate milk my prayers have been answered…
I tried the chocolate first as a base for my pea protein shake to help mask the spirulina additive, it worked! I just picked up the original and decided to have a few sips by itself, Loved it! Because of food sensitivities and other issues, I’ve been looking for a dairy free, gluten free and etc option and this TOTALLY filled the bill for me.
Tastes great and has a smooth consistency.
My friend gave me a bottle of your Chocolate.
I now drink 8 to 12 ounces every day.
Is nutritious; however, I do plan to add protein powder to it.
My friend said he did not like the Banana flavor.
1st we tried the keto creamer and we threw it in the trash. Next we just purchased the banana milk 2 big bottles. So disgusting to absolutely gross what a waste of money also poured down the drain
I like it
I’m normally not picky on what I eat and drink. I love almond milk in general and Mooala almond milk is so so good. I saw this in the store today and there was only one left so I figured it must be good. I was really expecting a banana flavor and it was anything but. I wish I would’ve taken a small sip of it before pouring it over a whole bowl of cereal because it was so bad I couldn’t eat my cereal. I don’t know if the flavor of the cereal didn’t mesh with the milk or what. But I don’t want to try it by itself and don’t want my kids to try it either. I’ll stick to mooala almond milk though! Almond milk in general is where it’s at for me now.
Healthy &YUMMY alternative 😊
Not a fan of almond milk and it isn’t good for environment but better than taking baby cows milk… as for Mooala original banana milk… so happy I tried this! Saves me from buying regular bananas and I use this in my morning smoothies and in my grape nuts and Raisin Bran!
Love that this company Cares about us out here who r intolerant of animal abuse as well as, or, intolerant to dairy.
The chocolate is great as a healthy post workout recovery drink
Yes, it has a strong banana flavor, but that’s not a bad thing. Bananas and chocolate complement each other perfectly. The thickness is almost smoothie like and feels nourishing and satisfying.
Send me my money back!
I purchased your banana/chocolate and banana/vanilla beverages, hoping for a new non-dairy drink with some redeeming value such as calcium, etc. I paid $4.99 per container. I prepared a glass of the “chocolate” one, took a large mouthful, and promptly dumped it in the sink. I never write negative reviews, but this drink did not have a pleasing flavor at all. The chocolate taste was bitter, and the banana flavor tasted like unripe bananas picked way before their time. I will not buy your product in the future, and would like my money refunded to me,
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