New Barn Organic Almondmilk Increases the Volume and Varieties

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We first told you about New Barn Organic Almondmilk back in 2016. It was the cleanest milk beverage to hit the mainstream, and contained just four to six ingredients. Some other pure brands have since emerged, but New Barn is staying competitive with new flavors and new packaging. I’m leaving one of my own photos and video below with their old packaging. But this is what their new cartons look like.

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New Barn Organic Almondmilk Increases the Volume and Varieties

The new packaging has 80% less plastic, it’s widely recyclable, and it’s made with 60% renewable energy. It’s also a full quart – four ounces larger than their prior bottles. However, it looks like the new packaging also meant a different facility or line. New Barn Organic Almondmilk used to be certified Kosher Pareve, but now it’s Kosher-D for a dairy line. See our Allergen Notes below.

In addition to the larger size, they’re expanding their line up of varieties to include more flavors. They even have a Barista variety, but we’re not covering it in this post since it is notably different from their classic almondmilk formula. Some of these varieties are already at grocers, and some are emerging this summer.

As you will see in the ingredients that follow, New Barn Organic Almondmilk is still carrageenan-free, and the only stabilizer it contains is acacia gum (the sap of the acacia tree). But they have made a few changes to their formula.

In the sweetened and flavored versions, New Barn will be using coconut nectar or cane sugar for sweetening instead of maple syrup. And the sweetened versions are a bit higher in sugars than they used to be. For example, the Original went from 7 grams up to 12 grams of sugar. However, the company says their new formula is also smoother and creamier. And they already offer a few unsweetened varieties.

New Barn Almondmilk (Review) - Organic, Pure, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Vegan Almond Milk Beverage

Unsweetened

No sugar is added and no coconut in this very simple dairy-free milk beverage.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic acacia gum, sea salt. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 50 calories, 5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Unsweetened Vanilla

It’s their unsweetened version with pure, organic vanilla extract added.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic vanilla extract, organic acacia gum, sea salt. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 60 calories, 5g fat, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Creamy Original (Coming Soon: Summer 2019)

It’s not quite “the original,” but this will be their classic almondmilk recreated.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic coconut nectar, organic acacia gum, sea salt. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 110 calories, 5g fat, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 12g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Chocolate (Coming Soon: Summer 2019)

Keep an eye out for this brand new flavor that’s enriched with cacao, but without dairy or soy. It should be a treat, but is lower in sugar than your average chocolate milk.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic cane sugar, organic cocoa powder (alkalized), organic cacao liquor, sea salt, organic vanilla extract, organic acacia gum. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 130 calories, 6g fat, 12g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Cold Brew Coffee (Coming Soon: Summer 2019)

This caffeinated flavor is also on the horizon. It’s like an almondmilk latte with organic coffee extract, vanilla extract, and cane sugar.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic cane sugar, organic coffee extract, sea salt, organic vanilla extract, organic acacia gum. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 100 calories, 5g fat, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g sugars (includes 10g added sugars), 2g protein.*

Toasted Coconut (Coming Soon: Summer 2019)

New Barn is going coconuts. Not only are they using coconut nectar in some varieties, but they’re also launching coconutmilk, and have this coconut flavor of their almondmilk coming out. It extremely rich and contains no added sugars.

Ingredients: organic almondmilk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic coconut water, organic coconut cream, organic acacia gum, organic sunflower lecithin, sea salt. Contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup serving): 130 calories, 12g fat, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Additional Allergen Notes*

According to New Barn, “Our products are not made on dairy free lines but we have extremely stringent allergen protocols.”

Contact them directly to discuss their protocols if you are dealing with any type of severe or highly sensitive food allergy.

More Facts on New Barn Almondmilk

Price: $5.99 per (32-ounce) quart

Availability: New Barn Almondmilk is sold at Whole Foods stores throughout the U.S. They are also gaining distribution at other independent retailers and natural grocers across the country. And they are going to be selling their almondmilk via Amazon Fresh.

Certifications: New Barn Almondmilk is Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, New Barn Almondmilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the New Barn website at www.newbarnorganics.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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Best almond milk ever

5.0 rating
April 8, 2019

I have bring trying to go off dairy and have struggled for Years trying to find something close to real milk for my coffee.
Recently I tried new barn almond milk
It is the best no dairy milk I be found so far
I even drank a cup of almond milk with a little sugar and coffee
And it tasted great
I am a very picky person then it comes to taste of food

Nirmalie

Just tried for the first time.

5.0 rating
March 23, 2019

I am a huge milk drinker and have been all my life 60 years! Last year I got into the coconut milk phase and got used to drinking it. It is not always in stores I shop at. Everything is soy(yuk) and almond breeze (just okay)
Milk Barn brand is awesome I poured a glass and drank it down. I actually found it in grocery outlet for $1.99. However it expires in three days. I look forward to finding it elsewhere

Lois Nielsen

Finally perfectly clean plant based milk

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March 8, 2019

This is perfect … better than homemade, not over-priced, no gellan or guar gum. Only acacia gum which does not upset the stomach or intestines… tastes great … what more can I say…
Thank you Alisa

Richard

Natural with a fresh almond scent and lightly nutty flavor

5.0 rating
February 25, 2019

It doesn’t get much more pure than this brand. The base flavor contains just spring water, almonds, acacia gum and sea salt, with no carageenan, fortification or other funny business. Consequently, the taste is very natural with a fresh almond scent and lightly nutty flavor. It’s very rich, so I don’t really think of it as a “straight up” drink. But I loved it in smoothies, baking and it holds promise in hot beverages. However, it should be noted that there is almond residue (it’s natural remember!), which is notable in the aftertaste consistency.

Alisa

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33 Comments

  1. We just got some of the unsweetened New Barn almond milk. It has an off taste. Like unripe almonds or something. We eat raw almonds all the time & can’t figure out why it tastes odd. We did try adding a chocolate protein powder w/ dark cocoa & some stevia/sugar mix but it didn’t hide the taste much.

  2. Just tried their new barista brand and love it! I make my own almond milk but because its a chore this is such a great alternative. And i love to drink it straight, not to thick for me LOL.

  3. Anya Feinberg on

    I cannot buy the product again. There is no calcium in it. I was instructed by my doctor to drink a cup of almond milk a day for the calcium. I bought it because of the attributes that are detailed on the front of the beautiful bottle. Once I brought it home I checked and found it to be lacking. So very unhappy. Good bye Anya Feinberg

    • Hi Anya, we’ve not affiliated with New Barn. This is a third party review and I do note in my review above that there isn’t fortification in it. That said, it does have some calcium naturally from the almonds, it isn’t completely void of it. Some brands aren’t fortified, and they’re all fortified differently, so it is best to look at the label. Silk tends to have higher fortification levels of calcium than most, if that is your goal.

  4. I’m so excited to see your brand at the Chicago whole foods location! I was so excited to froth some for a tonic I was making but when I poured it out it was chunky 🙁 So I opened a second bottle and that one too was chunky. I understand there’s a stabilizer in the milk so I shook it up real well and was surprised to see little clumps. The date is good, it smells good and I even tasted a little and tastes fine but won’t drink it unless you tell me this is normal for your product. I also called and hope to hear back from someone because I’d really like to use it now.

  5. I’m partial to my fav So Delicious but recently started also buying Ripple as the girls love it and it’s a great way to get in protein. I’ve seen these, and their ice creams but haven’t tried them yet, I guess now I’ll have to. I just hope this doesn’t mean we will have to have more than 4 milks in the fridge at all times (an unsweetened Ripple, the Vanilla Ripple for lattes, So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk and So Delicious Unsweeteend Almond Milk for cooking, soaking muesli, chia pudding, and smoothies. Right now we have 7 kinds of milk we really need to consolidate! Love that it’s sweetened with maple syrup.

    • That’s crazy Sarah! I am hoping to review their ice creams soon as they are quite unique. But I’m having trouble finding more than one flavor locally! Working on it …

  6. Up to the present I have only used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk because all the others used careegenan which kills my stomach. How does this compare to the Silk brand? Is there any health difference or benefit? Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Gina, see all of my notes in the post above. I discuss the ingredients, taste, etc in detail so you can see if it is product that might work for you. I can’t really speculate on individual health benefits as everyone’s demands are different. But as noted, it is carrageenan-free and quite different from the traditional milk beverages.

  7. I adore New Barn’s almond milk!! When I’m too lazy to whip up a batch (and let’s face it, it’s a little too messy for an everyday batch) I always opt for New Barn or MALK. Both are great, affordable, and have a great taste and texture!

  8. Oh wow, this sounds awesome! I’ll take a bit of almond residue over all those fillers and gums any day! I’ll have to watch out for this!