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Since then Impossible food Show theft With 2019 White-Castle-Burger-It wasn’t, Engadget has followed plant-based food science. Nowadays, it’s not just patties that can create a believable camouflage of animal products, and it’s not just impossible foods. Impossible and its biggest competitor, Out of the flesh, We also saw plant-based In the chicken part, Sausage, Pork, “KFC“And if Taco meat. But you don’t often hear of attempts to mimic a different animal-based product: milk.
And when you hear of plant-based milk, it is more likely to be a dairy alternative like almond milk, soy milk or oat milk. Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person. This is exactly the new line of Silk plant-based milk, the point of sale for Nextmilk. It is available in both full fat and reduced fat versions (MSRP for 59-ounce carton is $ 4.99). Today it is being sold in grocery stores like Target, Kroger, Publics and HEB among others.
I tried a sample Next milk of silk Last week and while it was delicious, I wasn’t fooled into thinking it tasted like cow’s milk. It tastes like a richer, fatter version of oat milk. It has creamy mouthfill like regular milk and I have tried that the taste of dairy food is somewhat closer than other plant-based milk, but for me it does not completely replace milk.
The list of ingredients reflects what I have tasted: it contains primarily oat milk, coconut milk, coconut oil, soy protein isolate, chicory root extract, cane sugar, sunflower oil, a vitamin and mineral mixture, sea salt, small proportions of locust beans. Gum, gelan gum, sunflower lecithin, soy lecithin and “natural flavors.”
Still, it’s pretty tasty, and it can be close enough to dairy for some people. When eaten as an adjunct to cereals or cookies, for example, I thought Nextmilk was more than an acceptable alternative. It also blends well with coffee and tea. “Silk Nextmilk is specially formulated to meet the taste expectations of milk-lovers through an incredibly tasty blend of herbs designed to provide the main features of dairy milk such as taste and texture,” a Danone (Silk parent company) spokesperson told Engadget.
In addition, Danone says that next-milk recipes can be used as a one-to-one alternative to traditional skim milk. At the same time, however, the company is also working on another product called So Delicious Wondermilk, which will arrive next month and is designed specifically for cooking purposes.
“Although Silk Nextmilk is meant for everyday milk lovers and offers great versatility. […] The Wondermilk drink was made with cooking-centric consumers in mind and the recipes taste great, ”said the spokesperson. When it comes down to it, Wondermilk will only be available through whole foods and natural foods like sprouts.
Danone is not the first to try a milk-free alternative that tastes closer to real milk. Impossible Foods, the company behind Impossible Burgers, is also working on it, with a product called Temporary. Impossible milk. However, its availability is still unknown.