Posted: Nov 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
(Last Updated: Nov 17, 2015 at 12:02 PM)
Of the single serve offerings from Malk, which hails from Houston, TX, this is the only variety that comes without added flavor or sweetener. It also uses cashews, rather than pecans, distancing itself from the rest of the line, although it's still USDA Organic and high pressure processed. From a taste perspective, it’s about what we’d expect from unsweetened cashew milk -- it tastes like raw cashews. If the objective is to provide a straight milk alternative, this is awfully close. But for a product like this, we feel as though there’s a bigger opportunity in pairing it with another flavor or adding maple syrup as the company does in its other varieties. As it stands right now, the product is, despite having very clean flavor and a smooth body, rather one dimensional. On the packaging and branding front, we really like the Malk brand. It’s a nice play on “Milk,” both in name and, thanks to the opaque white bottle, how they’ve executed the product’s appearance. Overall, a unique and fresh approach to nut milk, but we feel as though the other flavors are a bit more developed and market-ready.