I was recently contacted by the folks at Silk and asked if I'd be interested in trying their new product, Silk Pure Almond. One of my resolutions for the new year was to get healthier. I'm a big milk drinker, but even with skim milk I have to be careful with the calories. I also have to be careful not to drink too much because it will upset my stomach. I thought it was ironic, when Silk contacted me, because I had been wanting to try the product. Silk provided me with two coupons for a free half-gallon.
I picked up both the original and vanilla flavors and learned some interesting facts. Silk Pure Almond provides as much calcium and Vitamin D as regular dairy milk. It contains no cholesterol, saturated fat, dairy, or soy. A serving of the original flavor is only 60 calories and the vanilla is 90 calories per serving.
So how does it taste, you ask? I was actually pleasantly surprised about the taste. The original flavor has a very mild taste with the slight flavor of almond. Of course, the vanilla is a little sweeter than the original. I also experienced no aftertaste, which sometimes can be an issue for me. It's one of the reasons I just cannot make myself drink diet drinks. My favorite thing about this product is the creamy texture, more like the texture of whole milk. I'm totally fine with drinking skim milk, but it's definitely more watery than the whole milk. It feels like you're getting something more substantial and it's more enjoyable.
I have a coffee concoction that I drink every morning that is primarily made with milk. Well I have completely switched to making it with the Original Silk Pure Almond. I love it. I also enjoy both flavors in cereal. I haven't tried the product while cooking, but it can be used for that as well. The website provides some recipes. I wouldn't mind trying the Pure Almond French Toast.
I'm now a regular consumer of Silk Pure Almond. I keep a half-gallon in my fridge at home and in the fridge at work. Another added plus: I found that the expiration on this product is a lot longer than regular dairy milk. If you're the only person in the house using it, you don't have to worry about it going bad before you can drink it.
If you'd like to try Silk Pure Almond, you can print a coupon by registering at the website. Check here for a list of stores that sell this product.
Wanna try it? I'm really excited that Silk is offering three of my readers a coupon to try Silk Pure Almond FREE! One of the three winners will also win this really cute Silk Pure Almond branded ChicoBag!
To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and tell me which flavor you'd like to try. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you win.
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This giveaway will end at 12 am on Saturday, May 8th. Winners will be chosen randomly via Random.org and the first winner chosen will also win the bag. You'll have 36 hours to respond before I have to select another winner.
I'd again like to thank Silk for the opportunity to try this great product by providing me with the free coupons.