100% Natural Nut Mylk with no additives, or preservatives.

 

Ever since I started drinking soya mylk in 2003 I've been on a search for the tastiest non-dairy mylks on the market and I've tried a LOT of mylks!!

 

I don't think there is a vegan mylk I haven't tried. I'm constantly on a quest for the very best of the best plant mylk to drink in my coffee.

 

The more mylk I drank over the years (and especially during lockdown), the more I began to question where all the Tetra Pack was ending up. Although these are 70-90% paperboard, which is recyclable, they also contain aluminium and a plyethelene cap.

 

Recycling is a great first step but my goal is to re-use more than recylce. Leading a plant-based lifestyle for me goes beyond kindness to all living beings. It means being kinder to the planet and aiming to reduce my carbon footprint!!

 

Seeing the cartons in our waste week after week got me thinking about doing a waste audit to look at where most of the waste was coming from. I realised a lot of our waste was coming from plant mylk cartons (we were going through about 8-10 per week) and I began experimenting with my own non-dairy mylk.

 

I started to question the ingredients in the mylks I was buying, the additives being added to extend the shelf life and also where the primary ingredients were coming from. I read the labels more and noticed that most almond mylks only contained 1-2% almonds and most plant mylks have different oils and gums added.

 

There's been a lot of media attention around Californian Almonds, some of which you can read here . This was one of the reasons I never drank it much and the fact I didn't enjoy the taste, which is no wonder with 2% almond content.

 

Less has been said about the ethics of other nuts but lockdown got me into research mode and I learned about the working conditions of many women who shell cashew nuts (an ingredient I use a lot). You can read more about that here if it's of interest. 

 

I haven't solved any of these problems but I have been speaking with people in the Fairtrade nut industry to find out more and understand whether Fairtrade nuts could be an option for my mylks as my business grows.

 

For now I'm committed to only using almonds from Europe (Spain or Italy) and I'm committed to using organic ingredients wherever I can, no oils, preservatives or fillers and making nut mylks with a higher percentage of nuts, so they taste creamy and delicious.

 

My nut mylks contain 13% nuts and I can guarantee a taste you won't have ever experienced from a Tetra Pack nut mylk. 

 

My aim is to build a thriving business that does good, that's good for people and planet, rooted in Scotland, for the people of Scotland, with authenticity at it's core. 

 

The main way to get my mylk will be via a select number of retail outlets in Aberdeen. The detail of these venues will be confirmed very soon. You can also order directly from me for collection.

 

I will be trialling a monthly subscription service with 10 customers initially, who can collect their mylk from me. If this is of interest please get in touch. This service will be allocated on a first come first served basis. I am offering this to a small number of customers to begin with to determine demand and ensure I offer the best service I can.

 

I offer my mylk in glass bottles to ensure there is no waste associated with my service and to be part of a circular economy.

 

With your first purchase you will need to rent a reusable glass bottle. This will cost £1 for as long as you want it. Thereafter you will only pay for the refill mylk (providing you bring your bottle back for the refill).

 

I am committed to using 100% organic ingredients and a much larger percentage of nuts (13%) than most shop bought mylks, which contain 1-2% nuts. My mylk is made in very small batches of two litres the day before, or the day you receive it. I have completed a series of Laboratory tests on my mylk to ensure they are suitable for consumption. I hold a Level 2 Health and Hygiene Certificate and will have full authorisation from Aberdeen City Council to commence production before I start.

 

I do not use any thickeners (no carrageenan or gums), preservatives or sweeteners in my mylks. All the ingredients are real whole foods.

 

The left over nut pulp will be turned into delicious, high protein soda bread, which you will be able to purchase too.  

 

Almond mylk includes (10%) organic whole almonds from Spain or Italy, organic cashew nuts (3%), dates, water and a pinch of salt.

 

Almond mylk may contain traces of peanuts.

 

My second delicious nut mylk is peanut mylk!!

 

I wanted to make a flavourful mylk that is creamy and delicious in coffee, and makes THE yummiest peanut hot chocolates. I love flavour in my coffees but would rather not add a tonne of synthetic, sugary syrup. My peanut mylk is also a great addition to curries and sauces where you would usually require coconut milk.

 

Peanut mylk ingredients; organic peanuts (10%), cashews (3%), a pinch of salt, a few dates and water.

 

Peanut mylk may contain traces of almonds...

 

PRICES

Almond mylk 1 litre bottle = £6

Peanut mylk 1 litre bottle = £5

Small nut pulp loaf = is £4.50

 

Please contact me for wholesale prices.

 

Please contact me to discuss any allergies and to order. jo@joshealthycupboard.co.uk. My mylks contain NUTS (peanuts, cashews and almonds). I can't guarantee that either mylk is free from traces of gluten.

 

Keep mylk refrigerated below 8 degrees. Once open consume within 48 hours or before use by date. For best experience, shake bottle before serving. Ingredients may separate when left to stand.