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Unsweetened, Vanilla, Almond Dream

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devilishlyj May 29, 2009 01:36 PM

I am wondering if anyone knows of a place where I can reliably find this low-cal alternative? I've found places that stock the sweetened kind, or stocks this from time to time, but every single place that does seems to be consistently out! I need my almond milk fix! I'd take original or chocolate flavor as well, the important part is it being unsweetened. I might be losing my mind a little from searching high and low. Pretty much any part of Montreal is cool, or even the South Shore. I don't go into the West Island or Laval very much though.

Any help with this would be appreciated!

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  1. MikeyMadness RE: devilishlyj May 29, 2009 02:18 PM

    I didn't know what this was, I'm ashamed to say I had to look it up! I don't recall having seen it in stores, so I called them and while they don't have a specific list of stores that carry it in Canada, they did say that IGA and Loblaws often have it, and if they don't, the store manager can order it. I would probably look for your closest IGA Extra store, and with any luck, maybe they carry it!

    Good luck on your hunt.

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      devilishlyj RE: MikeyMadness May 29, 2009 03:36 PM

      Aw, thank you so much I'm heading to the South Shore next weekend so if I can't find it on the island by then I'll hit as many IGA Extra stores as I can. Loblaws, here I come!

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      chilipepper RE: devilishlyj May 29, 2009 05:47 PM

      Fruits du Parc (where the Cinema du Parc) has it, I believe, along with a whole range of Soy Dream, Rice Dream, etc.

      1. anachemia RE: devilishlyj May 29, 2009 08:11 PM

        Young Brothers on Van Horne has it! They're a small grocery across the street from Outremont metro. They almost always have all 4 or 5 flavours of Almond Breeze in stock, including unsweetened vanilla and/or the plain one (I know because I buy it every week!) and their prices are good too - $2.49/L.

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          devilishlyj RE: anachemia Jun 2, 2009 09:28 AM

          Thanks for the replies! Managed to get the last 5 at my local Provigo over the weekend, but since they were out for a couple of tries before that, I'm writing down the other places in case of future dry-up!

        2. mainsqueeze RE: devilishlyj Jun 5, 2009 09:24 AM

          Hi, are you looking for Almond Dream or Almond Breeze? On the Taste the Dream website (http://www.tastethedream.com/) they don't have an unsweetened vanilla almond milk product listed, so I suspect you mean Almond Breeze. We saw several boxes of unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze at Loblaws this week. I imaging most big Loblaws stores should carry it.

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            devilishlyj RE: mainsqueeze Jun 5, 2009 10:42 AM

            Yes, I meant Breeze. I got a little kooky looking so hard for it. Every place I went seemed to be having a promotion on it for weeks, and of course that flavor was sold out. Woe was me. Now I have a nice little stash!

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              Chocolatine RE: devilishlyj Jun 22, 2009 02:21 PM

              the Louise Ménard IGA in the Complexe Desjardin has it, with the soy / rice milks, just on the corner of the deli counter.

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            Matash RE: devilishlyj Jun 22, 2009 04:48 PM

            Is this made from mostly almonds- or is it mixed with soy milk . Please give me details as I would like to get some at Loblaws.

            Thanks

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              SnackHappy RE: Matash Jun 22, 2009 06:41 PM

              It's water, almonds, tapioca starch, vanilla and a bunch of stabilizers and preservatives.

              And on a side note, since reading this post, I've seen it at pretty much every grocery store i've been to. They may have been low on this product for a while, but the problem seems to have been solved.

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                mainsqueeze RE: Matash Jun 23, 2009 06:42 AM

                It doesn't really taste like almonds. I was kind of disappointed about that. However I think I like it better than soy milk. It doesn't leave a slightly astringent feeling in my mouth as soy milk does.

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                  devilishlyj RE: mainsqueeze Jun 23, 2009 10:06 AM

                  It's quite good on cereal or in coffee - low fat soy breaks up when my coffee is really hot (the way I like it) and this doesn't. I've been buying a box every time I use one so I don't run out...

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