"If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all" is generally my policy when reviewing gluten free food. If something is gluten free and not that good I try to mostly refrain from saying so because I don't want to put a company under that might be having a bad day. Also, others might like and depend on a product and I don't want to play a part in a particular gluten free food not being available to people who like the product. In the case of Mimiccreme, which I purchased on Amazon in bulk after reading about it on Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom, I have to override my policy of not posting negative reviews.
Mimiccreme, an almond/cashew milk beverage which is both gluten free and dairy free is really not a good milk or cream substitute. Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom used it to make chocolate pudding, so maybe the chocolate flavor masked the off taste of the "creme" product. I ordered the almond/cashew creme product because in theory an almond/creme blend would be amazing. Cashews give any product a wonderful buttery flavor and fresh almond milk is wonderful. Which is why I ordered four boxes of this product without ever trying it. How disappointing to find that it had a terrible glue like consistency and off taste. I couldn't drink more than a few sips of it. My sister said "You need to tell them it is inedible" after reading this review. My kids don't seem to mind the taste of Mimiccreme as milk in Envirocrisp Kaola Krisp cereal because the sweetness of the cereal disguises the off taste of the milk so we are using up the four cartons we have of it.
"It's not my favorite" is what I have taught my kids to say when they hate something but don't want to offend anyone who might like something. And in that spirit, I would say Mimiccreme is not my favorite. I prefer the taste of homemade almond milk, Almond Breeze, or So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage to Mimiccreme. Even straight coconut milk watered down is a better choice for our family.
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