Silk Pure Almond Dark Chocolate is fabulous--I do think it's sweet, but it still has a clear chocolate flavor (I've found that some regular chocolate milks are just like sugary milk with a very faint cocoa taste to them... bleh.)
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I use the unsweetened Almond Breeze.
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Great in coffee, tea or on cereal - horrible if you drink it straight.
I get Silk Vanilla Almond Milk. As others have said it is on the sweet side, but that makes it perfect for iced coffee in my opinion. 1:1 ratio of coffee to almond milk and no need to add any sweetener. Beats using the artificial creamers by a long shot!
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I have used the Almond Dark Chocolate and I love it. I don't know about the Vanilla. I only drink milk that is Non Fat so I am not too worried about using that for my cereals.
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I love love it!! It's all I drink now. I have some everyday.
If you don't instantly love it, I wouldn't bother trying to develop a taste for it. It's really disappointing, nutritionally; it's low in protein, has only a tiny bit of natural calcium (most of it is added calcium, which tends to settle out and stick to the inside of the container so you don't get the full dose), and often has a lot of sugar. It doesn't even have much vitamin E, compared to eating actual almonds. I actually like the taste well enough, but it's just not nutritious enough to bother with IMO when you could get so much more from regular milk or soy milk.
all we drink---read up on the disadvantages of drinking cow milk-yuck!
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I like it in a shake or something along those lines. In cereal it's ok too.
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I love the Silk unsweetened almond milk 1 cup is only 35 calories. I just drink it by the glass, but was going to try it in my Bear Naked Fit (vanilla almond crunch)100% pure & natural granola. but I thought I would try it as a cereal.
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I love almond milk! I can drink it plain or in something else. I like Blue Diamond unsweetened vanilla.
I don't drink it strait, but I use unsweetened vanilla in my coffee and some teas. I also sometimes use it in baking or smoothies. I think it would be fine on cereal but I don't really eat boxed cereal. It works pretty well when cooking oatmeal.
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The unsweetened kind is still a little sweet, but more earthy. You may want to buy both kinds and mix them to wean yourself from the sweet one. That's what I did with soy milk and now I can't stand the sweetened kind.
I tried almond milk for the first time. I bought the Silk brand original flavor. I love it, but it is a bit sweet. I think it will be great in coffees, teas, cereals, and an occasional glass to help curb a sweet tooth. I think I may need unsweetened to drink with my meals. How is the unsweetened kind?
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