A few years ago, NotMilk by NotCo entered the market to rave reviews. It was arguably the first milk alternative to make a fairly successful attempt at mimicking the taste and consistency of dairy milk. Their portfolio quickly grew to include Whole Milk, 2% Reduced Fat, 1% Low Fat, Chocolate, and Barista varieties. But like countless other companies, NotCo has made changes to sustain profitability. The NotMilk product range has shrunk, and they are now abandoning the refrigerated aisle. But have no fear, NotMilk is still available in shelf-stable packages!
NotMilk is Not Milk, but AI Says it Tastes Just Like It
Because of the uniqueness in this brand, and their changes over the years, I’m going to answer a few FAQs before jumping into the ingredients and nutrition facts.
Was NotMilk Discontinued? As mentioned, the refrigerated NotMilk line has been discontinued. You will no longer find them in the refrigerated section at grocery stores. But NotMilk has not been discontinued! You can still buy it in shelf-stable packages. It’s available in multi-serve 32-ounce cartons and 8-ounces singles.
Did NotMilk Change their Formula? They have changed it a couple of times. We do our best to keep up with the changes in the ingredients and nutrition facts below. In the most major change, they removed the coconut and the chicory root. This reduced the fat, calories, fiber, and some say, the richness in the flavor. It also made some of those “odd” ingredients, like pineapple, a bit more prominent.
Who Owns NotMilk? This milk alternative was created by the Chilean company NotCo. They received backing from several prominent venture capitalists, including Jeff Bezos. But the company is still independent.
Is NotMilk Truly Dairy-Free? With all of the confusion around technology and food, it’s hard to tell what’s really dairy-free these days! Some companies are using genetic engineering to create real dairy proteins from plants. Those products are vegan but not dairy free! NotCo is using advanced technology, but for the formula, not the production process. They used AI to develop a recipe that replicates the taste and texture of dairy-based milk. It’s vegan AND dairy-free, from beginning to end, and is made with the ingredients listed below.
Whole (also available in singles)
Ingredients: water, sunflower oil, pea protein, contains less than 2% of: sugar, pineapple juice concentrate, dipotassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, gellan gum, acacia gum, salt, monocalcium phosphate, natural flavor, cabbage juice concentrate, vitamin d2, vitamin b12.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 100 calories, 8g fat, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 2g added sugars), 4g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 25% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 35% vitamin B12.*
Chocolate (also available in singles)
Ingredients: water, sugar, contains less than 2% of sunflower oil, pea protein, cocoa (processed with alkali), pineapple juice concentrate, calcium carbonate, natural flavor, acacia gum, gellan gum, salt, dipotassium phosphate, cabbage concentrate, vitamin d2, vitamin b12.
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 130 calories, 5g fat, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 14g sugars (includes 13g added sugars), 4g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 25% vitamin D, 25% calcium, 35% vitamin B12.*
Ingredients: water, sunflower oil, organic cane sugar, oats, contains less than 1% of: chickpea protein, chicory root fiber, pineapple juice concentrate, salt, tricalcium phosphate, dipotassium phosphate, gellan gum, acacia gum, natural flavor, cabbage juice concentrate
Nutrition (per 1 cup): 70 calories, 3.5g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), 1g protein. Fortified to achieve the following RDA percentages: 20% calcium.*
Discontinued NotMilk Varieties
NotCo has completely discontinued their 2% Reduced Fat and 1% Low Fat NotMilk milk alternatives in the U.S.
NotMilk NYC is Now Nuthatch
There was another company called NotMilk NYC. They’ve been around longer, but NotMilk from NotCo does has a trademark on the name, so they were forced to change their name. NotMilk NYC is now Nuthatch. Nuthatch is small-batch nut milk produced by real hands with simple whole food ingredients. NotMilk from NotCo is mass produced with technology for a mainstream appeal and price point. The post above is for NotCo’s product.
More Facts on NotMilk
- Price: $3.79 per quart or $1.67 per 8-ounce single
- Availability: NotMilk is sold at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Safeway family of stores, and other regional grocers in the U.S. and Canada. All varieties are also available on Amazon.
- Certifications: NotMilk is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, NotMilk is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the NotCo website at notco.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.
Tasted exactly like dairy milk but with a little hint of coconut at the end. I really liked it because it had that slight saltiness that regular milk had. Not other plant-based milks have that salt in there.