Made with freshly pressed coconut milk and with total fat and calcium levels matched to semi-skimmed milk, it’s not surprising to discover just how much like milk Kara Original + Calcium tastes.
Ideal for: breakfast cereals, tea or coffee, sweet or savoury cooking , on its own as a refreshing cold drink – 250ml provides 37.5% of the RDA of calcium.
Sounds good, right? I rely on dairy products a lot for protein though and this is lacking in that department. Other than that, it has a great nutritional profile. I soaked 1.5 portions of [me] and Goji cereal in 1/2 cup milk overnight (you can read the review and ingredients of my cereal mix here), and added some sliced banana this morning.
Verdict: It didn’t taste anywhere near as ‘coconutty’ as I was hoping for, and the texture is far from the creaminess I like with milk. But, it tasted good and was really refreshing. I thought it might be too sweet (I like flavoured milk, but not sweetened) but it was perfect for cereal. I tried it in a cup of tea and the fruit sweetener gave it an odd taste, but as a cereal mix-in, was delish
I am looking forward to using it for some more creations, and I am going to hunt down the coconut spread that they make (after months of seeing other bloggers eating delicious creations with Artisana Coconut Butter !)
What is your favourite coconut flavoured food/drink? Nothing beats fresh coconut water and pulp straight out of the shell, in my opinion. Though I also love pineapple coconut muffins.
What song is in your head right now? No Air (the Glee version) has been in my head for days!