There’s SO much more to a company than only their products. Yes, I just did that! Being interested in alternative, healthy foods and beverages, and having a coupon for their SO Delicious nut milks, I bought their 44 FL OZ SO Delicious Organic Almond milk. My boyfriend said later, “I love that stuff! I buy it, too!” Fancy that?
SO Delicious is an America-based corporation that sources and grows their ingredients primarily from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Brazil. So Delicious brands itself as a sustainability-aware, Eco-friendly corporation that treats humans, animals, and the environment as ethical and respectfully as possible. They have a lot on their website that details how they practice what they preach, even down to recycling cardboard boxes and personally checking the conditions of their farming partners in the countries mentioned above. Their website also discusses their green initiates, volunteer programs, posts sustainability updates, and lists info about their alternative commuter program.
What I found surprising and very pleasing were their labeling information page and their allergen page. On their allergen page, SO Delicious outlines how they segregate each of their ingredients so that there is no cross-contamination, how they clean and sanitize their spaces, and how they test their products before shipping to ensure their purity.
All of SO Delicious’s products are organic, contain as few ingredients as possible, are gluten free, dairy-free, and certified vegan and non-GMO Project Verified or enrolled. There are no artificial flavors, colors, hydrogenated oils, or trans-fats. Also, as all of their products are plant-based, naturally none of their products have cholesterol. Not to mention their healthy resources page lists links for autism, celiac disease, and so forth. Since my sister has both autism and celiac disease, I appreciated this. And I have to say, their sanitation and resources pages alone greatly impacted me and influenced me to want to support SO Delicious by continuing to buy their products. There’s so many places that still don’t know what I mean about celiac disease or cleaning surfaces or how to prevent cross-contamination!
Some nut milk products have a bitter or overly nutty flavor. I assumed SO Delicious’s Almond Milk with Cashews would the same. However, when I drank one of my little glasses (like in the picture), I found that the nut milk has a light, unsweetened, slightly nutty flavor that was rather yummy and not at all overbearing. The milk itself is very slightly thick, but by no means viscous either like some other nut milks and alternative drinks. I thought it was just right!
A big additional plus with me is that the bottle is recyclable and well-designed. There’s quite a bit of text about SO Delicious’s Eco-friendly guarantees, sustainable sourcing, and “only 6 ingredients” for this particular product.
This creamy, mild, delicious almond milk is definitely a drink I’ll buy again!
The six ingredients in SO Delicious Almond Milk with Cashews are organic almond milk (filtered water, organic almonds), organic cashews, sea salt, gellan gum, natural flavor.
Seems pretty sweet (not referring to the taste)!
The Bottle Information
In detail, the the bottle contains the following information:
35 Calories, Unsweetened, Dairy-Free, Organic Almond milk with Cashew. Simply 6 ingredients, featuring a Organic Almonds & Cashews. Carrageenan-Free. NON-GMO, USDA Organic, and I’m green sticker.
- No added sugar
- Lactose free
- Gluten free
- Soy free
- Carrageenan free
- Vegan Certified
- No preservatives
“fall in love with the bottle too. We start with renewable sugarcane which is turned into your bottle, made from at least 80% plans. It is also recyclable. That’s a choice you can celebrate with every sip!”
I was extremely satisfied to read this, though I’d never heard of a bottle made of sugarcane!
When I picked up this drink to try, I mainly only did so because I had a coupon. However, my second reason was because I wanted an enjoyable, healthy, alternative drink to further diversify my fluid intake – and from a more Eco-conscious company. I have to say, as I have more coupons for SO Delicious products, I intend to use them all! I really enjoyed the mild, nutty flavor of their Unsweetened Almond Milk. That, and because this is allegedly such an Eco-responsible company, I’ll definitely buy again. Kudos!