Last Updated: 10/17/2012 2:34 PM
Of the two nut based flavors that we sampled (Choc Full being the other), Vanilla Cloud is less indulgent-tasting. It’s made with water, coconut meat, honey, almonds, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and nutmeg. The resulting flavor tastes very much like almond milk flavored with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s sweet, but not too sweet, with the honey adding both some earthy flavor and thickness to the mix. This being a cold pressed raw product (rather than almond milk, which is more processed), the body of the drink is slightly gritty, but we’d still describe it more as milky than watery. Nutritionally, this product has 140 calories, 7g of fat, 11g of dietary fiber, 4g of protein, 8 percent RDA of iron, and 4 percent RDA of calcium per 8 ounce serving (two servings per bottle). Visually, the front panel is busy and text laden, but the design of this particular flavor seems to work for whatever reason. The approach definitely helps bolster the “raw” approach to what’s inside, while the name “vanilla cloud” is on the right track of being a useful name (adding the word “almond” would make it even better). Overall, we really like what they’ve created with this flavor.