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November 10, 2012 7:32 PM   Subscribe

How can I tell if almond milk has gone bad?
posted by bearwife to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
First of all, is it homemade, a refrigerated carton, or the box kind? I've never seen the refrigerated carton go bad (and mine stay in there for a while), whereas the box kind seem to lose their natural sweetness and that's my sign of "time to throw out."
posted by DoubleLune at 8:07 PM on November 10, 2012

I've seen my refrigerated cartons get kind of separated--I could see little chunks of something (maybe the almond parts? it wasn't like spoiled milk chunks, more like nutty little bits) and it got a lot more watery. Maybe it wasn't 'bad', per se, but it grossed me out to eat watery, softly-chunky cereal, so I've always thrown it out. I haven't had almond milk in a while but if I remember correctly this always seemed to happen after a week and a half to a couple of weeks.
posted by Papagayo at 8:35 PM on November 10, 2012

Almond Breeze FAQ

How can I tell if the product turns bad?

Almond BreezeĀ® products have mild and pleasant odors. If your Almond BreezeĀ® does not look, smell or taste the way it should, it may be spoiled. Signs of spoilage include:

The carton looks abnormally bloated
When opened, product appears to be moldy, curdled and/or slimy
The color has changed
The product has an off odor or smells like sour milk
The product texture has changed and is not smooth and creamy

posted by srboisvert at 10:10 PM on November 10, 2012 [2 favorites]

My 2 year old drinks almond milk due to a mild dairy sensitivity. We found a sippy cup full of it hidden underneath the couch, once; the cup had clearly been there for a few days. It was FOUL. Really unbearably -- so much worse than when dairy milk goes off.

IME, when almond milk goes bad, it does not do so subtly.
posted by KathrynT at 12:12 AM on November 11, 2012

I find that it separates and starts to smell and taste weirdly like blueberries?
posted by wreckingball at 1:24 AM on November 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

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