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Almond "milk" deception

pizzamyheartpizzamyheart Posts: 1,508Member Member Posts: 1,508Member Member
What a deceiving name, isn't it? I mean almond milk isn't actual MILK. Do you drink it? Do you agree that it should be called "Nut Juice"? Same as coconut milk. A coconut can be classified as a fruit, or a nut. So is coconut milk "fruit juice" or "Nut juice"? Do you consume either of these sneaky products? What do you think they should really be named?
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  • DonutEatThatDonutEatThat Posts: 1,309Member Member Posts: 1,309Member Member
    Cashew milk FTW. Technically a seed juice... doesn't sound appealing but I'd still buy it.
  • pizzamyheartpizzamyheart Posts: 1,508Member Member Posts: 1,508Member Member
    I like to put unsweetened coconut milk in my smoothies, although I enjoy calling it nut juice.
  • cee134cee134 Posts: 33,720Member Member Posts: 33,720Member Member
    I would say what it is. Almond Juice or Almond Water. Just like Soy Juice/Water or Cashew Juice/Water.
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 3,500Member Member Posts: 3,500Member Member
    I guess a lot of things are called milk nowadays.

    Nothing compares to real dairy milk in terms of taste, imo.

    I drink soy and almond milk now. It is fine if they are labeled as milk, doesn’t bother me.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 5,747Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,747Member, Premium Member
    As soon as what products like this are called becomes a serious issue for me, I'll let you know. 😒
  • O_shiri_shunokeruO_shiri_shunokeru Posts: 51Member Member Posts: 51Member Member
    nooshi713 wrote: »
    I guess a lot of things are called milk nowadays.

    Nothing compares to real dairy milk in terms of taste, imo.

    I drink soy and almond milk now. It is fine if they are labeled as milk, doesn’t bother me.

    Have you tried oat milk? I think for me, its now the only alternative to dairy milk. Like drinking Honey Bunches of Oat. Comes in vanilla and also super creamy. It's my perfect smoothie milk
  • JthanmyfitnesspalJthanmyfitnesspal Posts: 1,928Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,928Member, Premium Member
    "Milk substitute." That was the standard terminology for many similar products in the past. The dairy industry hates the use of "milk" for non-dairy, but has failed to stop it in the courts so far.

    "Coconut milk" has been around for a long time. So has "soy milk." The others are newbies. The dairy case looks ridiculous.
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Posts: 3,500Member Member Posts: 3,500Member Member
    nooshi713 wrote: »
    I guess a lot of things are called milk nowadays.

    Nothing compares to real dairy milk in terms of taste, imo.

    I drink soy and almond milk now. It is fine if they are labeled as milk, doesn’t bother me.

    Have you tried oat milk? I think for me, its now the only alternative to dairy milk. Like drinking Honey Bunches of Oat. Comes in vanilla and also super creamy. It's my perfect smoothie milk

    I recently bought some and used it in a smoothie but didn’t try it alone. I will be sure to do so. 🙂
  • oocdc2oocdc2 Posts: 1,219Member Member Posts: 1,219Member Member
    "Milk substitute." That was the standard terminology for many similar products in the past. The dairy industry hates the use of "milk" for non-dairy, but has failed to stop it in the courts so far.

    That boggles my mind, considering milk is an opaque white fluid rich in fat and protein, secreted by female mammals for the nourishment of their young. All the nut "milks" are soaked and pressed, with no secretion by mammals involved.

    How a judge or jury can't connect that is beyond me...

  • CoffeeAndContourCoffeeAndContour Posts: 1,424Member Member Posts: 1,424Member Member
    I love coconut milk, it's my go to with cashew being a close second. I can forgive their deceptions, we all lie sometimes.
  • ChrisCatMamaChrisCatMama Posts: 1,013Member Member Posts: 1,013Member Member
    I don’t consider it sneaky. It’s a nondairy replacement for milk. For those of us who won’t, or can’t have dairy, it’s a great alternative.
  • svornovsvornov Posts: 9Member, Premium Member Posts: 9Member, Premium Member
    mtndewme wrote: »
    Look, the almonds die, forefit thier bodies so we can have a nondairy alternative that's tolerable. It's kind of like the "body of christ" but it's just a cracker. It's milk bc I believe it is.
    An unnecessary and disrespectful analogy lowers the discussion.

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