WCIF Almond milk


#1

So I’m lactose intolerant so I drink mostly soy milk and almond milk. I usually get Almond milk from RT mart and costco in bulk but they both stop selling it. I asked and it seems Silk stopped distributing to them. I’m guessing maybe poor sales number when most people here drink soy or regular milk. Maybe jason’s? I haven’t tried there yet. Carrefour doesnt have them either.


#2

Maybe it’s time for plan B


#3

Maybe give City Super or Jason’s a try. If you don’t mind the sweetened ones, 7-11 used to sell ‘single serving’ cartons for like 30nt a couple of years ago, just too sweet for my taste also probably not all natural ingredients. I think they still have it.

You could also give goat milk a try. It has lactose (less than cow’s milk) but I have a friend who is lactose intolerant but goat milk is not a problem. Also it has more calcium and easier to digest than cow’s milk. Tastes weird for about the first 7 days. Now I actually enjoy the taste. Of course you need home delivery service for goat’s milk.

Philips electronics makes a bean and nut milk machine that is essentially one button you need to push, but you do need to soak them and it takes about 30-40 mins. I use it exclusively for soy milk and add a little honey as a sweetener.


#4

No time to find sources, but the probability for your almond milk to contain neither almond nor milk in Taiwan is close to 99%… Never mind, there is sugar / fructose / aspartame / C something / E something inside. As long as it is ok for your intolerance, let it be.
Shoud I post or should I go?


#5

Happened to be in City Super today and no almond milk there…

I wonder what ever happened to those class action lawsuits against Silk about the almond content…


#6

And to give it the ‘typical’ almond flavor they add apricot kernels (pits). At least they look like almonds.
Buy a blender and a cheesecloth, almonds … soak overnight, blend and strain, hopala, almond milk.


#7

i think theres a difference between nut milk and the ‘almond tea’ that you find here in the night markets and 7-11. they taste totally different anyway. the taiwan one tastes like marzipan!


#8

I personally do not like drinking milk from animals period, It’s just a weird concept in my head.


#9

I might make it myself occasionally but it seems like too much trouble to make it all myself all the time.


#10

Today the Beitou Costco (closest to Guandu Station) had Blue Diamond brand almond milk in stock, in the icy section with dairy items.

NT$149 for 1.89L.


#11

Costco, and surprisingly the Tuntex Mart located in Keelung also stocks it.


#12

I was at the one in neihu and they said they didn’t stock them anymore. Maybe beitou is different. I’ll give them a call. Thanks


#13

Just bought some in Beitou this evening… look in the cold freezer section in the dairy room.


#14

Zhongli had some still last week. Wish they’d bring back the chocolate!


#15

Jason’s has almond flavored rice milk in the organic section. No weird stuff, no carrageenan -like Costo’s Blue Diamond stuff. Very tempting for the lactose intolerant. 200 ntd a carton.


#16

7-Eleven still has the single carton sweetened almond milk.

It works well with cereal. Usually I will use 1/2 almond milk and 1/2 water so it’s not too sweet. One carton is worth 4-5 bowls of cereal.


#17

I made my own almond milk yesterday. Although it was good, it was extremely time consuming for how much almond milk I actually get out of it.


#18

Huh? where else does milk come from? As it’s intended to be drunk, neither the teat now the milk has a problem with it.

Anyway, you will find it next to the sour cream, as usual. Old Taiwanease joke.


#19

In the tianmu Carrefour, I saw almond breeze brand almond milk. 1.89L / .5 gallon for 149ntd


#20

Easy to make my own. Large costco bags of almonds ***. Soak overnight. Blend with water and whatever, according to taste. I was making 2L per batch, enough for a couple of days.

The only hard part was remembering to soak them overnight.

*** not using the whole bag per 2L, if that’s not obvious