|Win a coupon for a free carton of Good Karma Flax Milk|
Good news! There's a tasty, tasty non-dairy milk on the market: Good Karma flax milks – all vegan and gluten-free. Each serving contains a whopping 1200 mg of balanced omega 3s, plus added calcium and vitamins B12 and D.
The good folks at Good Karma sent me three cartons to sample: original, unsweetened and vanilla. The carton promises "Creamy and delicious." This tagline is, by no means, hyperbole– and I'm not one to throw away a compliment. The milks all tasted smooth and rich – even the unsweetened, which – get this – weighs in at just 25 calories/2.5 grams of fat per cup, making this the perfect beverage for folks who are watching their weight and/or fat intake. But even original only contains 50 calories/2.5 grams per cup [Note: web site says 60 calories, but carton says 50. I'd prefer to believe the carton].
I tried these milks over cereals, in baked goods, in soups and in smoothies. They are my new favorite things, and they'll definitely be making a regular appearance in my shopping cart. Of the three, I was most partial to the vanilla. Most vanilla non-dairy milks taste too perfumey for my taste–like they are trying too hard, so I usually avoid them. But this vanilla is understated and subtle. The Good Karma web site says they also market a coffee creamer, which I am anxious to try.
That said, my only critique is that these milks did not work well in my morning cappucino. They seemed to lose their creaminess when heated – I'm not exactly sure why [in the cappucino only; I made a carrot cream soup with unsweetened as a base and it worked out fine]. But their good qualities more than make up for it.
Want to try Good Karma flax milks? Leave a comment and make sure there's a way I can contact you. [US residents only, please] You'll get a coupon for a free carton. I'll announce the winner in a few days. Good luck!