Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Provamel oat and almond milks - review and giveaway

I was recently asked to review Provamel oat and almond non-dairy milks. I was interested to try these new products even though I'm not vegan, as I don't drink dairy milk due to a mild lactose intolerance (and a general dislike of the taste of milk!). I tested out both products, with the help of my family to see how they would stand up to use poured over breakfast cereals, in hot drinks and in cooking.

Both milks are suitable for vegans and they are low in saturated fat, dairy-free and 100% organic... 
"The new almond flavour contains all the goodness of pure almonds – widely known to be rich in mono-unsaturated fats and vitamin E – and is naturally sweetened with agave syrup.
Provamel’s new oat milk is low in sodium, free from added sugars and boasts the additional benefit of rich oats, which are packed with fibre, protein and unsaturated fats."
We all preferred the look and taste of the almond milk...it looked white and creamy like real milk and smelled faintly of nuts. It tasted slightly almond-y and was pleasantly sweet. It tasted good in tea and coffee, chilled and poured over cereal; I think it would great in milk shakes and smoothies too. The almond milk also worked really well as a cooking ingredient in my vegan Victoria sponge cake recipe.

Unfortunately the oat milk didn't go down quite as well. It had a pale beige colour which didn't look as appealing as the almond milk, and as it was unsweetened and tasted mildly oaty, none of us found it as palatable. This particular milk might be a good option for those avoiding nuts as well as dairy products, but it wasn't one for us!

Both milks are available at Holland and Barrett and all major health food stores, with an RRP of £2.99 and £1.59 respectively for 1litre. Although the almond milk is almost twice the price of the oat milk, I think it's worth it if you're looking for a pleasant tasting non-dairy milk, that all the family will enjoy.

The great news is that Provamel have offered a litre carton of each milk as a giveaway, so you can try both of these products yourself. All you have to do is follow my blog, and then pop along to Provamel's website. Let me know which your favourite Provamel product is (in a comment below), and make sure you leave a contact email address or Twitter ID.

UK residents only.
Competition NOW CLOSED.
I will announce the winner here and on Twitter - the winner is...Karen aka 
@marmitina .
The winner will be picked randomly and contacted within 48 hours.
If I don't hear back from the winner within 7 days of this, I reserve the right to re-draw and offer the prize to someone else.

Integrity Statement

I received 2 carton's of Provamel milk to review and to give away on my blog. I did not receive payment, and the views expressed are genuinely those of myself and my family.

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  1. I'm not a vegan either but I use soya milk for similar reasons, and was an alpro girl until recently when I decided to give provamel unsweetened a try... I really liked it and would recommend. The almond one sounds absolutely delicious and I bet the oat one is really good for porridge!

  2. Andrea Upton10/2/12 7:39 pm

    I have never tried these, but they look really interesting, the other day my friend had some of the provamel alternative to single cream, that looked really good too, one to look out for when I go shopping!
    Following you on twitter @UptonAndrea

  3. I really like the chocolate and caramel soya desserts, really nice for when you fancy a treat and handy for packed lunches as they don't need to be refrigerated. @marmitina on twitter.

  4. The strawberry milk would probably go down well here @MummyFever

  5. My favourite of their products is the almond milk, though I'm also quite partial to the chocolate desserts! I love oats (Scottish roots ♥) so I might have to ignore your warning and go for it anyway?!

    Have you ever tried hemp milk? I tried Good Hemp's, it's... erm... distinctive. I put some rosewater into it so I could get through the carton, but I wonder if it'd be any good for savoury cooking. It has that earthy/grassy taste to it.


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