I am a vegan iced coffee drinker. Sure it's easy to go to most coffee shops and get an iced coffee with soy milk, but what about at the grocery store? Coffee drinks have been having more of a presence lately in the coolers at stores recently. At first it was just the Starbucks Frappicino's, but as you can tell by our ever-growing coffee section many more companies have stepped up to the plate.
That's all great, except 99% of them are made with dairy milk. Every once in a while there will be a black iced coffee drink but I’d rather drink battery acid than black coffee. Then my dream came true when I found this bottle at the co-op. Not only was it made with almond milk, but it actually says VEGAN in bold letters across the front. Dr. Chao gets points with me because a lot of companies are scared of using the word vegan sometimes in fear of scaring away those who aren't (because you know, all vegan food is bland and gross).
As I expected, this drink is awesome. This was free of the gross chalky taste a lot of vegan milk drinks have. It is very comparable to an iced vanilla latte you would get at a coffee shop (in taste and price since this was only $2.99). I don't know how it compares to a dairy based drink, but I feel like even non-vegans would really enjoy this because almond milk is delicious. I'm really looking forward to checking out the rest of the drinks by Dr. Chao, especially the coconut milk based coffee drinks.
- United States
- Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
- Reviewed By
- Derek Neuland on 7/20/2012