Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer Now in Vanilla Lemon and Pumpkin Spice

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2018 Update! Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer now comes in more flavors and packaging options. And their newest flavor is my favorite. Also, their seasonal Pumpkin Spice Creamer is available from September on, but only while supplies last. Last year they sold out by October!

This is the dairy-free creamer that I know many of you have been waiting for. The naturally rich almond and coconut base of nutpods is accompanied by just a couple of thickeners (no carrageenan!) for the most seamless splash I’ve seen in a while. Each variety has absolutely no sweetener added, offering a blank canvas for beverages and even a wide range of recipes. And now they have more than a few flavor options to choose from.

Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer - surprisingly rich and full-bodied, in three unsweetened (0 grams of sugar) flavors! Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, carrageenan-free.

Tasting Notes for nutpods

I’ve seen many dairy-free coffee creamers “do the job” but this was the first to impress me all around. On its own, nutpods is a smooth, relatively rich (think half and half) sip with a complementary blend of almond and coconut. The two flavors almost cancel one another out for a more neutral taste, but slight undertones of both did emerge. And since each variety is unsweetened (with 0 grams of sugar), they are quite versatile for all types of drinks, recipes, and dietary desires.

But what truly dazzled me about nutpods was the consistency and mouth feel. The creators accomplished two things that I had yet to see together in another dairy-free creamer. The first was how this creamer perfectly became one with my acidic hot tea, even without stirring. The second was how it did truly give my tea a full-bodied, gently creamy consistency. It wasn’t watery or just flavoring, nutpods actually behaved like a traditional creamer, but without any hydrogenated oils or carrageenan!

And as of this year, it now comes in five flavors.

Original

This baseline option is wonderfully neutral and the perfect for both sweet and savory dishes – including cream sauces! I didn’t want any added sugars, so I added a few drops of stevia to the tea pictured below, and the flavors melded quite nicely.

Ingredients – purified water, coconut cream, almonds, less than 2% acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum. Contains tree nuts (almonds, coconuts).

French Vanilla

Though it also has no sweeteners of any kind, the French vanilla has a notable scent and lightly sweet flavor. For that reason, it’s perfect with tea or coffee, and likely fantastic in pancakes and baked goods.

Ingredients – purified water, coconut cream, almonds, less than 2% natural flavors, acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum. Contains tree nuts (almonds, coconuts).

Hazelnut

I still haven’t tried this flavor! But have heard rave reviews, particularly from coffee lovers. Hazelnut is a natural java match, so I’m not too surprised!

Ingredients – purified water, coconut cream, almonds, less than 2% natural flavors, acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum. Contains tree nuts (almonds, coconuts).

Vanilla Lemon (New in 2018!)

This unsuspecting flavor is now my favorite! I honestly thought vanilla and lemon sounded like an odd combination for a creamer, but it far exceeded my expectations. The fresh scent is heavenly and it adds the perfect warm vanilla notes and citrus squeeze to my hot tea. It’s just as rich as the other flavors, but with more depth in flavor.

Ingredients – purified water, coconut cream, almonds, less than 2% natural flavors, acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, gellan gum. Contains tree nuts (almonds, coconuts).

Pumpkin Spice (Seasonal)

I love that they came out with this variety because the holidays do call for a special flavor. But for me, pumpkin needs to be sweetened. As a base for making a pumpkin spice latte or even a dessert, I really like it. Unlike the other flavors, it just needs some added sweetener to work for my taste. However, I like the little boost of spice. I would love to see them come out with a Chai flavor as a spin-off from this one.

Ingredients – purified water, coconut cream, almonds, natural flavors, less than 2% acacia gum, dipotassium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, gellan gum, sea salt. Contains tree nuts (almonds, coconuts).

Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer (5 flavors; refrigerated and shelf-stable) - we have the ingredients, availability , and more! (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

Nutpods Now in Shelf-Stable and Refrigerated

The flagship flavors of nutpods, Original, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut, are now available in the refrigerated section too. We’ve been told that the formula is the same, but the packaging is a little different. The refrigerated versions come in little classic “milk carton” containers, and they must remain refrigerated at all times.

Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer (5 flavors; refrigerated and shelf-stable) - we have the ingredients, availability , and more! (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free)

The Facts on Nutpods Dairy-Free Creamer

Price: $3.75 per 11.2-ounce carton

Availability: The shelf-stable nutpods can be found on the center aisles of grocers, usually near the coffee. The refrigerated versions are sold in the refrigerated section with the other chilled creamers. Both product lines are sold at grocers throughout the U.S. The shelf-stable creamers can be found on Amazon.

Certifications: Nutpods Dairy-free Creamer is Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, nutpods Dairy-free Creamer is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, verify on the label and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the nutpods website at www.nutpods.com.

About Author

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.

24 Comments

  1. I’ve tried so many non-dairy creamers and this brand is my absolute favorite! And by a lot. As someone who used to do a lot of milk and no sugar in her coffee, I grudgingly used other creamers that forced me to sweeten my coffee by using them. Now I only buy this brand. I can’t wait to run out to buy the pumpkin spice flavor and try it. And, having recently switched more to tea than coffee, I’m excited to try this new vanilla lemon flavor as well.

  2. I am not allergic to dairy and enjoy dairy products. I buy organic, non-GMO, pasture-raised and grass fed cattle products. But I have to watch my LDL cholesterol level now, so I am testing non-dairy creamers for coffee. I just found out that my diet and exercise alone weren’t getting the job done and I’m taking Lipitor. Nutpods are much better tasting than the soy and totally almond creams, but unfortunately, they do have coconut cream, which raises LDL. Poo. I may have to give up coffee altogether.

    Getting old is NOT for sissies. Let’s see: maybe have a stroke OR no creamer, no steak, no cake, no cocktails? I might go for the former and play the odds…

  3. Deborah A Allen on

    All the ingredients are good UNTIL it lists Dipotassium Phosphate. This is really unfortunate. This is a chemical. This inorganic salt is used as a stabilizer and anti-coagulant in non-dairy creamer. It’s also used in fertilizers and cosmetics, and is said to cause vomiting and diarrhea if consumed “in quantities.” (see InRFood.com). It is difficult for products to try to remain organic and natural and still have some shelf life, just be aware of this fact.

    • Still MUCH better than dairy – which in the end is full of chemicals, and very cruel to cows and bobby calves. Also a fact to be aware of.

  4. What a cool product! I’m not a coffee drinker any more but if I was, I’d totally be wanting this. Love that there’s no carrageenan, especially since it’s so hard to find dairy free, “dairy-like” substitutes that don’t contain it (unless of course you make your own from scratch). The vanilla flavour sounds divine!

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