Whether you are lactose intolerant, have environmental concerns about the damage the dairy industry does to the planet, or just prefer non-dairy milk, we have plenty to choose from in our Colomberie Health Shop.
At the last count we stock 11 different dairy free milk alternatives from 6 different sources. Here’s our guide to each of them. Which is your favourite?
Oatly Oat Drink
It is a great go to product for just about everything and is loaded with a nutritional balance (protein, carbs, fibers and healthy fat* in a balanced dose of each) that would make other drinks exceptionally jealous but since it is made of Swedish oats and Swedish oats are incredibly humble, well then jealously is not an issue. When should you use it? Whenever you would use old school milk from cows-chilled in a glass, for cooking or baking-in exactly the same amounts.
Oatly Barista Oat Drink
So you are a barista? Perfect. This carton of barista edition oat drink is based on liquid oats which means it isn't overly sweet or excessively heavy. What it is, is fully foamable putting you in total control over the density and performance of your foam so you can showcase your latte art skillz, sorry we mean skills. Anyway, give it a try and see what you think. We are here for you from now on, whenever you are ready. So you are a non-barista? Also perfect. Just heat this barista edition oat drink in a container while giving it a whirl until it foams up nicely and then pour yourself a latte without milk. And if you don't feel like a latte you will be happy to know that this product tastes just as amazing if you drink it straight or pour it on your granola or put it to work with your cooking skills. But let's keep that to us non-baristas, okay?
Made with real California almonds, Almond Breeze Original is a deliciously creamy alternative to dairy and soymilk. Almond Breeze Original is lactose free, soy free, calcium enriched, and contains only 60 calories per glass—that’s half the calories of 2% milk. ( 1 cup of USDA 2% fat dairy milk contains 122 calories vs. 1 cup of Almond Breeze Original contains 60 calories. Data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.) The unsweetened version of Almond Breeze Original provides a touch of the almond's natural sweetness, but eliminates the added sugar.
Almond Breeze Barister Blend is created to deliver a delicious latte or cappuccino with a beautiful foam and lush creaminess.
It takes whole food to nourish whole humans. Since 1983, we’ve been crafting premium-quality drinks packed with real food for real people. Whether it’s saying goodbye to lactose, or simply your inner-health preference, Bonsoy is wholly made goodness. From soy and almond milk to organic coconut milk and water, we’re the golden halo of health. So when you visit a café and see our boxes stacked high, or open a fridge to that welcome warm glow, you’ll experience a feeling of calm. It takes wholefood value to nourish whole humans. That’s why we only use premium-quality organic golden soybeans, so every drop is packed with real food for real people.
Soya original with calcium (Blue)
From start to finish our Soya Original with Calcium Drink is packed with goodness. Not only does it taste great, it's packed with high quality protein, and algae that contains calcium. It's a nutritious blend, gently sweetened with apple concentrate. Go on, take a sip.
Soya original with calcium and vitamins (Light Blue)
As a blend of calcium and vitamins B2, B12 and D, there's so much in this Soya Original with Calcium and Vitamins Drink. With all the goodness of soya beans and calcium. A touch of apple concentrate adds a sweet finish. Enjoy!
Soya unsweetened (Red)
Who'd want to improve on what's naturally delicious? Organic soya blended with water. Couldn't be simpler. We don't call our Soya Unsweetened Drink for nothing. Ideal in your cuppa, sauces or in desserts.
Created by Japanese soy masters using recipes perfected over many centuries, Bonsoy uses only a premium variety of whole soybeans. The beans are cooked and finely ground with purified hot water. This process gives Bonsoy its unique mellow flavour. Our special variety of whole soybeans are ideal for people wishing to add soy to their daily diet. Bonsoy is a great milk alternative and is perfect for cooking and baking Bonsoy is creamy, delicious and is a healthy satisfying everyday food delivering an excellent source of vegetable protein
Bonsoy - is created from a select variety of whole organic soybeans that are processed to the highest standard, helping deliver the best that nature has to offer. Bonsoy - is a natural, full bodied soymilk with a subtle smooth "Trademark" flavour and is an excellent source of quality vegetable protein.
Sproud Pea Protein Milk Alternative
Our fantastic Sproud Original Drink is here to stay. Sproud Original Drink is the future of plant milk. It is white as milk, but better for you and for the environment. Our Original Drink is free from allergens, lactose, nuts, soy and GMOs. In addition, it has a low sugar content. We produced a vegan milk drink that makes a minimal impression on the climate. We are incredibly proud to present a vegan product that does good for you and the environment.
In search of purity? Flip open our Rice Drink. Pamper your tastebuds with the intense flavour of organic rice. Unsweetened and refreshing to the very last drop. Irresistible.
Chi 100% Natural Dairy Free Coconut Milk is a delicious alternative to cow's milk. Chi is made by pressing fresh coconuts and contains only 100% natural ingredients. It's free from lactose, soya, gluten and is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs. Coconut milk is naturally high in 'good fats' and is made up of medium chain triglycerides. One serving of coconut milk is a source of protein, fibre, potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorous.
A blog on milk from a Jersey business wouldn’t be complete without a mention of our very own Jersey Dairy product. Whilst you won’t find it on our shelves Jersey Organic Fat Reduced Milk is still, in our opinion, the best choice when it comes to the perfect accompaniment to our Grumpy Mule organic and fair trade coffee. Available in both our juice bars Grumpy Mule is a strong tasting barista coffee and has become a firm favourite with everyone who tries it.
Jersey Dairy Fresh Organic Fat Reduced Milk may be an everyday essential but it is far from ordinary! It has the same creamy, superior taste and natural goodness as normal milk, but comes from our organic dairy, strictly regulated by the Soil Association. No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used at the farm and this practice is continued at the Dairy where strict Organic standards are adhered to for processing and packaging.
We hope you’ve found this article useful and that you make Barannes your one-stop shop for all your non-dairy alternatives to milk. Although we stock 11 different varieties there will still be some that we don’t sell. If you don’t find your favourite please ask and if we get enough demand we can start stocking it. We are here to serve you, our customers, and want to make sure we stock products you want to buy!