The lowdown on ALMO

As a bit of a McDonald's eatin, beer drinkin Kiwi, I never imagined I would be writing about almond milk.... However it is a bit of a fascination among the coffee world, and you know us....we LOVE helping people in the coffee world. We want to help cafe owners and baristas deliver the best. So here are a few facts about the latest product to join the Doppio Or Nothing stable, we are proud to be associated with Almo. Wanna know more? Give us a shout any time 0402 087 790



Our Milk: What’s in it?

We only use the finest sourced ingredients and have gone to the ends of the world to produce Almo. The list- Filtered artesian water (yes, that’s right, artesian water from a spring deep under New Zealand’s north island), Australian grown almonds, natural calcium from limestone for your supplementary dietary needs (we dislike sardines too), a sprinkle of xanthan gum to stop the almonds from splitting in water and a pinch of salt to cast away any demonic spirits. That is all.

Our Milk: Is Almo better than fresh almond milk?

Tough argument and we will have the raw vegans onto us if we say anything but good things about raw almond milk.Let’s just state the facts- almonds drop to the ground where kangaroos poop and beetles crawl. Raw milks are not suitable for pregnant women, immune compromised individuals and children to consume. It doesn’t stop you from drinking almond milk, but unless you know that the almonds used are pasteurised, we would advise to play it safe and buy a long life variety that doesn’t contain carrageenan, vegetable oils, corn maltodextrin or added starches. Sugar, we’re the only brand that doesn’t contain all or any of the above. Buy Almo. We promise you will love it. We also last longer, 6 months shelf life and 7 days in your fridge compared to other fresh almond milks.

Our Milk: Is your milk suitable for Vegans?

Yes, yes and yes. We even labelled it vegan-friendly on packaging. Our milk is produced on manufacturing  lines which also package dairy products but we ensure there is no cross contamination. We know how important it is to make sure our milk is safe to consume.

Our Milk: Does your milk contain Sugar?

Dang, No. We’re on the sugar free movement. Unsweetened. Not even the rice syrupy stuff. We know it takes 66 days to curb sugar cravings so we don’t tempt ourselves!

Our Milk: Is your milk suitable for pregnant women and children?

Our milk is not suitable as a complete milk replacement for children under 5 years. However, given our almond milk is pasteurised, it is safe for pregnant woman and immune-compromised individuals to consume. Hooray.

Our Company: Where are you based?

We’re an Australian owned company supporting 85% of all Australian almond growers. Our head office is located in Melbourne. We currently distribute in Australia, New Zealand & Singapore.

Our Milk: Does your milk contain Carrageenan?

No. We like to not add questionable additives into our milks. Health comes first and food is life. Carrageenan is also labelled as Vegetable Gum 407. Confusing right? We still don’t add it.

Packaging: Can I recycle the bottle?

Yes you can! Our bottles are BPA-free and you can unzip the sleeve from the bottle and up-cycle or re-cycle, whatever tickles your fancy.

Packaging: We love the design, who did it?

Super cool, huh? We got a truly talented RMIT Graphics Design graduate and a Kiwi super mum to create the blingin gold and matt white bottle design. We cannot reveal their names as we’ve put them in witness protection. We love you M.A & R.C x

Our Milk: How is Almo made?

Once upon a time in the land around the Murray river…Sorry, but we would have to banish you to Bermuda if we told you exactly how we make our luscious milk. Boy, did we fork out a lot to perfect the formula. In short summary, we don’t squeeze almonds to death nor do we blend, sieve and throw away almond meal like fresh almond milk. We churn our Australian grown almonds like Mr Willy Wonka and blend it at a secret temperature with water, salt, calcium and xanthan. We then say a few prayers to stop the almonds from splitting and bless the water with all the love in the world whilst it bottles into BPA-free plastic. We wrap a sleeve around the bottle to stop the light oxidizing our milk and box it up ready for you to purchase.

Q: Our Company: What does the name Almo mean?

Rewind to 2014, when we were born- we had a long hard think about suitable names for our Australian-grown almond milk. We had an epiphany, shorten almond to almo-Spanish and Latin word for ‘nourishing’. Not only that, but the feminine origin of Almo is ‘Alma’ which was a reserved title for classical goddesses. We then googled and Wiki’d Almo and discovered it generally translated to ‘spirited soul’ and translates to ‘water’ in Arabic and ‘salt water’ in Greek. Did you guess it’s also short for almond? And no, unlike Elmo, our milk is not red or fluffy. But we do think it’s pretty awesome.

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