Why is this almond milk different?
June 7, 2014 6:07 PM Subscribe
I am traveling in Europe and have found unsweetened almond milk here with very different nutritional information than I find in the US. Help me figure out what's diffferent, or if one country just has the wrong information.
posted by yellowcandy to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In the US, I usually buy unsweetened almond milk that lists a calorie count of 30 or 35 calories (depending on the brand) per 8 oz. (237 ml) serving. In Germany, all the unsweetened almond milk I have found--literally every single brand-- lists a calorie count of 35-40 cal/100 ml., or an average of 88 calories per oz. serving! That's more than twice as much.
From the ingredient list, both countries' almond milks look the same. But clearly something is different. Is the US version diluted? Does one of the countries have its calorie count wrong? Is there some other difference I haven't accounted for here?
Essentially, what gives?