Last updated on May 11th, 2018 at 02:40 pm

South Africa is slowly catching up to the overseas market in terms of gluten and dairy free alternatives. More and more, restaurants are starting to offer these alternative as well, making it far easier to eat out if you suffer from any intolerances, or if you simply choose to avoid these common allergens.

I’ve known about Almond Breeze for many years and was excited when I heard it was launching in South Africa. I had the opportunity to sample the two flavours on the market: Original and Unsweetened (sadly Chocolate isn’t around yet, but hopefully it will be soon).

I far preferred the taste of Almond Breeze Original to any of the other non-dairy alternatives I’ve tried before. It has a slightly sweet, natural and neutral taste that I found worked well with coffee, tea, cereal and more. I also found it to be a great addition to my morning smoothie – usually I add water but this made it far creamier.

I definitely preferred Original to Unsweetened, but the latter is perfect for those who are looking to avoid sugar. I tend to consider myself a bit of sugar junkie.

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About almond milk

Almond milk is the “it” word when it comes to healthy eating and drinking. It’s embraced by health gurus, vegans, banters and anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

The versatility and health properties of almonds as a superfood have long been known and have over time been used to create almond milk. Almond milk is also cholesterol free and a perfect non-dairy alternative for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant.

About Almond Breeze

Almond Breeze almond milk has the benefit of added calcium, vitamin A, D and E. A glass of Almond Breeze Unsweetened almond milk contains fewer than half the calories of skim and low-fat milk, making it a great tasting, creamy alternative to dairy.

Almond Breeze Original and Unsweetened almond milk is available at leading retail outlets around the country at a recommended selling price of R34, 95. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information.