Almond Breeze FAQs
This page contains frequently asked questions about our Almond Breeze® products.
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Almond Breeze® is available in refrigerated 64 fl oz gable top cartons, and 32 fl oz and 64 fl oz shelf stable aseptic cartons.
Yes. We offer Unsweetened Almond Breeze® in a variety of flavors and sizes, which provide the same flavorful taste with lower calories.
No, these refrigerated gable top Almond Breeze® products are not available directly from Blue Diamond Growers.
Blue Diamond offers Almond Breeze® in Original, Vanilla, and Chocolate flavors.
Almond Breeze® can be used in most recipes requiring dairy milk. Almond Breeze® does not work with packaged instant puddings.
No. All Almond Breeze® products are dairy-free. They do not contain lactose or casein.
Almond Breeze® is vegan and does not contain any animal products, by-products or derivatives.
Yes. Almond Breeze® contains trace amounts of soy in the form of soy lecithin which is derived from soybeans. It is common in many food products and helps to emulsify the natural oils found in almonds to produce a creamy texture. A soy-free version will also be available later this year.
The ingredient MSG (monosodium glutamate) is not added to Almond Breeze® or present in any of the ingredients including flavors.
No, the potable water used in Almond Breeze® is not fluoridated.
No, Almond Breeze® does not contain cholesterol.
No, Almond Breeze® does not contain any egg ingredients.
No, Almond Breeze® does not contain peanuts.
Yes, Almond Breeze® is made in a peanut free plant.
No. Blue Diamond uses only California almonds grown by our grower co-operative members without the use of genetic engineering or gene manipulation. The varieties of almonds used in Almond Breeze® were developed using traditional agricultural breeding techniques.
All refrigerated Almond Breeze® products are certified Kosher OU-D. They are dairy free products made on heated equipment also used for dairy products. Blue Diamond uses stringent equipment cleaning and testing procedures to ensure that products made on dairy equipment are dairy-free. For individuals following orthodox kosher rules, dairy-free products processed on heated equipment also used for dairy may not be eaten together with a meat product. Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is safe for individuals with dairy allergies.
All shelf-stable aseptic Almond Breeze® products are certified Kosher OU meaning that all ingredients are kosher certified containing neither meat nor dairy ingredients or derivatives.
No. Almond Breeze® products are wheat and gluten free.
Refrigerated and shelf-stable Almond Breeze® Original and Vanilla products have 2.5 grams of total fat per serving, whereas Almond Breeze® Chocolate has 3 grams of total fat per serving. Shelf-stable Unsweetened Almond Breeze® products have 3 grams of total fat per serving.
The fat found in Almond Breeze® comes primarily from the natural almond oil found in almonds with small traceable amounts from vegetable oil found in the vitamin and soy lecithin ingredients.
For sweetened Almond Breeze® products, Blue Diamond uses natural evaporated cane juice which is the crystallized juice from the first pressing of sugar cane. It is unbleached and made with minimal processing. It has a unique naturally sweet flavor. Unsweetened Almond Breeze® products have no sugar or sweetener added.
Each serving of refrigerated and shelf stable Almond Breeze® contains 25% DV of Vitamin D, 50% DV of Vitamin E and 10% DV of Vitamin A. Almond Breeze® products made for Canada do not contain added vitamins.
Blue Diamond uses “Dutch Process” cocoa in Almond Breeze® Chocolate products. The term “Dutch Process” refers to cocoa beans that have been treated with alkali to neutralize acidity, improve color and enhance flavor.
No. It does not contain dairy.
Original and Vanilla Almond Breeze® flavors contain no caffeine. Chocolate Almond Breeze® contains ~1.5 mg of caffeine per 8 fl oz serving. For comparison the USDA Nutrition Database lists an 8 fl oz serving of regular brewed coffee with 95 mg of caffeine.
All flavors listed in our ingredient statement are derived from natural sources as defined by FDA. No artificial flavors are used. In addition there is no added MSG in our flavors.
No. Almond Breeze® is not designed for the replacement of breast milk or infant formula.
Yes, children can consume Almond Breeze®. However, Almond Breeze® is not suitable for use as an infant formula. Check with your Pediatrician to determine what age is appropriate.
If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, it is always best to discuss your diet with your doctor.
Unopened refrigerated Almond Breeze® should be stored at a temperature of 35 to 45°F up until the “Sell By” date printed on top of the carton. Keep refrigerated Almond Breeze® in the middle of your refrigerator to prevent possible freezing. Avoid refrigerator door storage as it tends to have the biggest temperature change than any other part of the refrigerator. Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is perishable and will spoil if not refrigerated.
Unopened shelf-stable Almond Breeze® can be stored in your pantry unrefrigerated up until the “BEST BEFORE” date printed on top of the carton. Once opened shelf-stable Almond Breeze® must be refrigerated or it will spoil.
After opening refrigerated Almond Breeze® should be used within 7 days. Shelf stable Almond Breeze® should be used within 7-10 days of opening. Do not leave your refrigerated Almond Breeze® or opened carton of shelf stable Almond Breeze® unrefrigerated for an extended period of time. Storage at room temperature will shorten the shelf life and just like regular dairy milk, Almond Breeze® will spoil if left unrefrigerated too long.
Almond Breeze® products have mild and pleasant odors. If your Almond Breeze® does not look, smell or taste the way it should, it may be spoiled. Signs of spoilage include:
No, for best quality we recommend consuming the product before the “Sell By” date.
No. It is not recommended. Freezing Almond Breeze® causes the product to separate irregularly and this greatly reduces the visual quality and consistency of the product upon thawing.
Shaking Almond Breeze® before serving helps to maintain product consistency. Over time solids in Almond Breeze® such as cocoa powder may settle to the bottom of the carton.
Check with your local recycling center to confirm that the container is recycled in your area. Almond Breeze® uses recyclable material for packaging. Generally, cartons can be recycled after removing plastic screw caps or plastic spout.
No. The cartons are not microwave safe.
Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is packaged in gable-top 64 fl oz cartons with a white plastic pour spout fitment. All container boards are made from FDA approved virgin materials with a multi-layer structure and an oxygen barrier designed for extended shelf life applications.
The shelf-stable carton is a laminate of three materials: high-quality paperboard, polyethylene, and aluminum. Paperboard provides stiffness and strength to the product. Polyethylene provides a tight seal for the innermost and outermost layer of the carton. Aluminum forms a barrier against oxygen and light which helps preserve product without refrigeration and/or added preservatives.
No. It does not contain BPA.
The almonds are grown in orchards by our grower co-operative members in California.
Yes. Almond Breeze® is made using a high heat thermal pasteurization process to kill pathogenic microorganisms.
Blue Diamond has developed and patented product formulas that deliver a mild tasting almondmilk with a smooth and creamy texture. Almond Breeze® is made with carefully selected almonds and quality ingredients which when combined and processed in the proper ratios results in truly unique product.
Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is made using sophisticated equipment in an Ultra Pasteurization process utilizing very high heat for a very short period of time. Ultrapasteurized product when packed in a specially designed protective carton results in an extended shelf life (ESL).