Posted: May 6 2008, 17:33 ET
I've been using this for awhile now (and loving it), and the manufacturer finally added it to their website so I figured it was time to post a review on it.
Until I discovered this, I had been using the Almond Breeze, Unsweetened in my cereal each day, and loving it. This new product (it was so new it wasn't even on the manufacturers page for the first month or so I was using it) tastes nearly identical to the Almond Breeze to me, has 10 less calories, and is more economical. I can buy it locally for quite a bit cheaper than even a good sale price on the Almond Breeze.
In my opinion both the Almond Dream and the Almond Breeze are pretty horrible tasting without any sweetener added, but they are left unsweetened on purpose so you can add the sweetener of your choice (since different folks prefer different sweeteners). Of course I use liquid Splenda.
My main use for the stuff is to make my cereal each morning (instead of milk). I start with various whole grain cereals, and I buy cereals with no added sugar so all the carbs are complex carbs. Then I add quite a bit of liquid Splenda to the Almond Dream, and put that in the cereal. This lets you turn regular unsweetened puffed wheat into something akin to "Sugar Smacks", and makes Unfrosted Mini Wheats taste like Frosted Mini Wheats (to me). I also like a liberal dose of cinnamon added to my cereals (for those of you on maintenance who are taking notes).
Anyway, this stuff gets 5 stars from me. Just don't try to drink it without adding sweetener. I've read that some folks do, but I tasted it plain, and it's definitely not for me.
Serving: 8 fl. oz., Calories: 30, Fat: 2.5g, Total Carbs: 1g, Dietary Fiber: <1g, [Net Carbs: 1g], Protein: 1g