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I usually have full fat cowโ€™s milk, but recently Iโ€™ve tried the different plant based varieties you can get with Alpro - such as cashew, almond, coconut, oat and soya - and they are quite tasty, particularly the oat and soya

I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll ever give up cows milk, as I still like it in my tea, but the others are great for cereals, making shakes, etc.

Are you a fan of plant-based milks? What do you use them for?

hspexy
1 month ago
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nina090976
nina0909761 month ago

Yes,I like alpro too.Oatly barista is my favourite,great in coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

I use them for baking too,hot chocolates with some squirty cream(Morrison's sells a dairy free cream)...on cereal,use it for my protein shakes ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

I've yet to try the barista varieties but I do have one in the cupboard, which I will look forward to cracking open. It already looks yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹

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ACR
ACR1 month ago

I like them, especially any almond or hazelnut variety. However, I don't buy them very often as I don't put milk in my tea or coffee and prefer natural bio yogurt on my cereal. Pea milk is also a healthy option, amongst other things it has 50 percent more calcium than cows milk https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/the-health-hub/food-drink/diets/dairy-free/what-is-pea-milk/

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing the info. Iโ€™ve heard of pea milk but Iโ€™ve yet to try it. There seems to be so many plant alternatives, itโ€™s definitely something Iโ€™m willing to look more into

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

I have never actually tried them. We just have whole milk in the house for my son and semi skimmed for cooking. I'm assuming you can use them to make things like white sauce etc but I'm not sure what it would taste like.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

A lot of them seem to be tasty these days. when they first came out, some were just horrid, and so expensive. You can pick them up for the price of milk these days, so worth looking into ๐Ÿ˜Š

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

hspexy I might get some next time we need milk and see what it is like.

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LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas1 month ago

For some reason I have never really liked the plant based milks unless itโ€™s hidden in a milkshake. Full fat cows milk all the way!! ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿฅ›๐Ÿฅ›

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

Have you tried many different ones? I didn't like coconut milk so for a while turned my nose up at all alternatives but since I tried oat milk I wouldn't go back. There's so many different ones so perhaps you just haven't found one you like yet ๐Ÿ™‚

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

I know what you mean, but there really are some tasty ones out there now. Before there wasnโ€™t much variety and they were expensive

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

hspexy yeah the variety and price have definitely both improved. It's not expensive at all really now and most supermarkets do their own brand version of all the alternative milks ๐Ÿ™‚

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MarkGaudie
MarkGaudie1 month ago

lornaae great in curry the coconut milks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

I recently switched to oat milk a few months ago and love it, I much prefer it, it's much more ethical and environmentally friendly too! Plus, it's handy as I can buy a few at a time due to it being longer-lasting that cows milk. I won't be going back ๐Ÿ™‚

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

I was surprised but how delicious oat milk was, and itโ€™s certainly got a more wholesome taste to it. I still love my cows milk though

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lornaae
lornaae1 month ago

hspexy yeah I was a bit sceptical to try it but I'm so glad I did because personally I much prefer it ๐Ÿ™‚

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ptenn00
ptenn001 month ago

the Alpro ones are very delicious, and most are on offer somewhere at some time, so always worth shopping around and never pay full price

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MarkGaudie
MarkGaudie1 month ago

Yes me and my wife went vegan in January and we have tried all different brands of plant based milks. Alpro seem to have the most nutrients and actually healthy substance in their milks. Iโ€™ve noticed a lot of the other brands are heavily watered down and donโ€™t offer much in terms of B12 etc.

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MarkGaudie
MarkGaudie1 month ago

If your trying these milks outfit the first time you may like the sweetened versions to start with. We tried these and liked them but we have now got used to only buying the unsweetened varieties.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

Good advice - Youโ€™re right about the unsweetened varieties, as they do seem quite bland, but I donโ€™t mind them. Theyโ€™re fine if youโ€™re using them for cereals, etc.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

I think the Alpro milks are sweet or the none sweet ones are very tasteless and they fill the tummy more than milk.

I like some of them, but not all. i find pea milk disgusting.

I really like cow milk and I prefer the taste too.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
1 month ago

Lol Iโ€™ve yet to try pea milk, but Iโ€™m willing to give it a go and find out how disgusting it really is ๐Ÿ˜‚

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nissan3
nissan31 month ago

Pea milk sounds disgusting ๐Ÿ˜‚

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