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milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 26, 2021 08:26PM
....plant based.....on sale in stores this week......the unusual ingredient is 'cabbage juice concentrate' and 'pineapple juice concentrate'......it 'allegedly' has the best mouth feel like 'real' cow's milk.....


Ingredients
Water, Sunflower Oil, Pea Protein, Contains less than 2% of: Sugar, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Gellan Gum, Acacia Gum, Salt, Monocalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Cabbage Juice Concentrate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.


Plant-based NotMilk says it mimics cow's milk. We put it to a taste test

A registered dietitian tried NotMilk — the plant-based milk that says it tastes, feels and functions like cow's milk. Here's how it stacks up.

....Earlier this year I checked out NotMilk for my round up of healthy food trends for the year. NotMilk is made by NotCo, a food brand whose mission is to reinvent favorite foods without the use of animals, while not compromising on taste. They use plant-based ingredients and accomplish this by using artificial intelligence. In fact, their AI has a name — Giuseppe. According to the company, Giuseppe can quickly identify ingredients from plants that are ideal replacements for animal-based products, replicating them based on taste, feel, function and nutritional profile.

While plant-based milks have saturated the dairy aisle the last few years, they are generally categorized by their main ingredient — oats, almonds, coconut, cashew, etc. The difference with NotMilk is that their non-dairy blend is an odd-sounding assortment of plant ingredients, including water, pea protein, chicory root fiber, pineapple juice concentrate, coconut oil and cabbage juice concentrate. That last one may be a head-scratcher, but it’s what Giuseppe came up with.

How does it taste?

Most plant milks function like cow’s milk in the sense that you can use them in the spots where you’d normally use milk — in coffee, cereal and some recipes — but we don’t necessarily expect cashew milk or pistachio milk to taste like cow’s milk. But an AI-created milk that’s meant to actually replace the real thing? That’s a different story.

I tasted NotMilk straight from the fridge, starting with the 2% reduced fat. It was slightly transparent, which reminded me of skim milk. The flavor was pleasant and somewhat sweet, with vanilla notes. The whole milk looks creamier when you pour it but doesn’t have the bright white appearance of dairy milk. The flavor though, in my opinion, is the closest that any non-dairy milk has come to tasting like the stuff from cows.

Both varieties of NotMilk foamed nicely with an electric frother. Both were great in cereal, but the whole milk version tasted better. For coffee I found that the whole NotMilk was tasty but didn’t turn my coffee the expected shade of caramel brown that it does with my organic whole milk. Both versions worked nicely in smoothies, but I preferred the whole milk version in my banana muffin recipe.......



new.......milk substitute........?!



this is the manufacturers......website.......?!



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/26/2021 08:38PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 27, 2021 09:11AM
"AI Created" ? Hoo boy... "AI" is part of every marketing wonk's vocabulary now...
At least they've stopped using "Blockchain" as a solution to everything...
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 27, 2021 10:53AM
Newt,

Dang! Just placed an order with Whole Foods on Saturday. I'd've tacked a container of this to my order to try it out. Looks like it might be a solid lower carb, higher fiber substitute for plain ol' milk. I'm a fan of a couple of different almond milks but none truly compare with the real thing. If this stuff really tastes much more like real milk, I'll definitely become a customer.

Robert
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: September 27, 2021 11:35AM
Not engineered to mimic milk.... but I think this is one of the best tasting options and similar enough in Milk flavor to be be a great alternative... + has the protein level of milk and nice fiber too.

It's not widely available yet, but was fortunate to get an opportunity to try a couple containers in our home.

Even better - it's of a very positive environmental impact vs. other plant based milk alternatives and in the milk form is still delivered as a near whole food that makes it healthier (and thus the fiber content) which isn't the case with alternatives.

review
[www.greenqueen.com.hk]
or company site:
[whatif-foods.com]

future getting interesting. We really need to work on nutritional density in our foods. We're truly been robbed over the last decades. But that's a Kiss the ground in deep... [kisstheground.com]



OWC Larry
Other World Computing
[www.macsales.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/27/2021 11:36AM by OWC Larry.
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: Robert M
Date: September 27, 2021 11:52AM
Larry,

Thank you for your input! Much appreciated. I love milk but have to generally avoid it due to the sugar and fat content.

My favorite alternative is Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond cashew milk. Although it doesn't taste like the real thing, I like the flavor enough to drink it glass at a time without a second thought.

Califia Farms Unsweetened vanilla Almondmilk is a close second for the same reason. Tends to be more expensive than Almond Breeze.

My third favorite, which is what I usually buy due to easy availbility and price is Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Again, something I can drink a glass at a time.

All are great with cereal. None are suitable as a replacement for half & half. Same goes for any of the "creamer" versions of them. For coffee or making scrambled eggs, real half & half is still the only way to go for me.

Robert
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: d4
Date: September 27, 2021 08:40PM
I was all ready to buy some until I saw the 3 grams of added sugar. No need for that. Could've left it out. People can add their own sugar if they want.



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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 27, 2021 08:46PM
...the sugar is probably from the pineapple juice concentrate....



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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 28, 2021 06:47AM
All of this "imitation" stuff has oil as a main ingredient; that can't be good for you in the long run.
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Re: milk of human kindness?!.....there is a new milk substitute in town --> 'NotMilk'......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 28, 2021 07:36AM
.....but it is good for Popeye's girlfriend.....



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