Almond Breeze Frequently Asked Questions
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Can Almond Breeze® be used for baking and in recipes?
Almond Breeze® can be used in just about any recipe calling for traditional cow's milk. It can be used in baking, soups and sauces, as well as heated up for hot drinks, etc. We do not however, recommend Almond Breeze for use in making yogurt or puddings.
Can I use Almond Breeze® as an infant formula?
No. Almond Breeze® is not designed for the replacement of breast milk or infant formula.
How should I store Almond Breeze®?
Unopened REFRIGERATED Almond Breeze® should be stored at a temperature of 1 to 6°C up until the “Use By” date printed on top of the carton. Keep REFRIGERATED Almond Breeze in the middle of your refrigerator to prevent possible freezing. Avoid refrigerator door storage as it tends to have the biggest temperature change than any other part of the refrigerator. REFRIGERATED Almond Breeze® is perishable and will spoil if not refrigerated.
UNOPENED SHELF STABLE Almond Breeze® can be stored in your pantry unrefrigerated up until the “Best Before” date printed on top of the carton. Once opened, SHELF STABLE Almond Breeze® must be refrigerated or it will spoil.
Why is the “Use By” date on refrigerated Almond Breeze® longer than some dairy milks?
Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is made using sophisticated equipment in an Ultra Pasteurization process utilizing very high heat for a very short period of time. Ultra-pasteurized product when packed in a specially designed protective carton results in an extended shelf life.
How soon should I use Almond Breeze® after I open it?
After opening, REFRIGERATED Almond Breeze® should be used within 7 days. SHELF STABLE Almond Breeze should be used within 7-10 days of opening. Because Almond Breeze® does not contain preservatives, it is susceptible to spoilage after being opened for a prolonged period of time. Do not leave opened Almond Breeze® unrefrigerated for an extended period of time. Storage at room temperature will shorten the shelf life and just like regular dairy milk and will spoil if left unrefrigerated too long. Blue Diamond does not recommend trying to extend the Refrigerated “Use By” or Shelf Stable “Best Before” time frame of Almond Breeze® and Blue Diamond will not guarantee the quality of the product beyond this recommended time frame.
Can I drink Almond Breeze® beyond the ‘’Use By” or “Best Before” date?
No, for best quality we recommend consuming REFRIGERATED Almond Breeze® before the “Use By” date and SHELF STABLE Almond Breeze® before the “Best Before” date.
How can I tell if the product turns bad?
Almond Breeze® products have mild and pleasant odors. If your Almond Breeze® 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 colour has changed
The product has an off odour or smells like sour milk
The product texture has changed and is not smooth and creamy
Can I freeze Almond Breeze®?
No. Freezing Almond Breeze® causes the product to separate irregularly and this greatly reduces the visual quality and consistency of the product upon thawing.
Why do I need to shake the product?
Shaking Almond Breeze® before serving helps to maintain product consistency. Over time, solids in Almond Breeze® such as cocoa powder and calcium may settle to the bottom of the carton.