Creamers have certainly come far from the “non-dairy” creamers filled with chemical ingredients and, believe it or not, dairy! Those impostors still sit on the shelves of most grocers, but as the “truly” dairy-free demand grows, so do the natural options. The latest is Almond Milk Creamer from So Delicious Dairy Free. Their Coconut Milk Creamers have been wildly popular, but I guess they thought “Why stop there?”
Tasting Notes for So Delicious Almond Milk Creamer
Since I’ve never been a coffee drinker, creamer isn’t a luxury that I typically use. But for a proper review, I sampled it with English Breakfast black tea. Tony also lent us his thoughts since he does drink coffee and isn’t opposed to the addition of dairy-free creamer.
I expected it to be a little thicker, but the very fluid, relatively creamy consistency of this almond milk creamer was perhaps a touch more indulgent than 2% milk – for comparison purposes. Though, 1 tablespoon (the serving size) is virtually fat-free. Fortunately, it flowed perfectly into my hot tea, with no separation. It barely even needed a stir to completely disperse and create a milky beverage.
When tasted straight, the Original Almond Milk Creamer has a gently sweet flavor with a nutty finish. Honestly, I think it would be quite pleasant added to smoothies or over oatmeal for a little extra splash of creaminess. In my tea, the sweetness was quickly muted by the bold tannins, though the creamy aspect did help to mellow the harshness a bit.
The French Vanilla had more of the dessert-like flavor that I think of with traditional dairy creamers. Made natural vanilla flavor, rather than pure vanilla extract, which has a more “refined” food taste. Nonetheless, it is a powerful match for the mightiness of black tea and coffee. Tony proclaimed that no added sweetener was even needed, it was “perfect” as is.
For those who enjoy the Coconut Milk Creamer from So Delicious, I sampled the French Vanilla of each type, side by side to compare. The coconut just barely edges out the almond milk creamer in sweetness and thickness. And the almond milk creamer still has that telltale, slightly nutty finish.
The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Creamer
Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Creamer is Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan and Kosher D.E., and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free Almond Milk Creamer is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.com.
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I don’t think I can do it. I can’t go vegan. I’ve tried so many of these. None adds even a similar flavor as I’m used to from adding a teaspoon of cream to my coffee each morning. I keep trying…. I’ve been so good about “well, this is the only cuppa you get, so you drink it or….” But so far, it’s just been a lot of perfectly good wasted coffee..which is sort of the antithesis of trying to go plant-based for ecological reasons. There’s gotta be better- this is like watering down your coffee with peanut water .
Non-dairy creamer hits the mark
Not as thick as expected, but this somewhat rich dairy alternative adds body and a smooth finish the second it submerges into a hot beverage. The Original is mellow, focusing more on milkiness, while the French Vanilla is hyper-sweet, doing double duty for milk and sugar.