Good Karma Flax Milk Review

by Ann on February 20, 2012

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I must be doing something right if I got some Good Karma Flax Milk sent to my house.  Hee hee.  I love trying different milks.  Personally, I’m not much of a cow’s milk drinker except I like half and half in my coffee.  I only put milk in cereals but when a recipe calls for milk I prefer experimenting with other products.  I have an 18 month old who hates milk and I’ve tried almond milk and coconut milk to see if she’d go there…nope.  So when I got the flax milk, I was excited that she may drink this instead all the while getting tons of Omega 3’s.  Of course I immediately had to try them all the second they arrived.  There are three flavors – original, unsweetened, and vanilla.

Why do people make unsweetened?  Yes, I know why, but personally in order for me to get that down the hatchet I’d need some sort of natural sugar.  Obviously, this is not for me, why did I try this first?  Then I went to the original.  It’s good!  It tastes surprisingly like milk.  I mean, of all the milks I’ve tried (soy, almond, hazelnut and coconut) this one is the closest to actual milk.  I think if I had an intolerance I’d probably buy this and just get used to it in my cereal.  It’d probably take a few bowls but I have never gotten used to anything other than actual milk in it.  When you have toddlers you have to get used to whole milk for awhile…or buy multiple milks that take up room in your fridge I guess.  But I do think this one is definitely a keeper if that day comes that I have an issue with milk or science proves how bad milk is for us all and that people shouldn’t even drink it.  Haven’t there been a few studies out like that already?  Rhetorical question – yes, I’ve read up on it quite a few times and just google it if you’d like to read about it yourself.  I’m sure you’ll find plenty of articles from credible and non-credible sources alike!  I’m still practicing moderation over here with everything.

On to the last flavor and my personal favorite – Vanilla!  Yummy!  This stuff reminds me of a vanilla milkshake!  I mean, throw in some ice and put it in a blender- excellent.  So, I decided to trick E (my 18 month old who hates milk) and put it in a opaque cup for her to drink.  She loved it at first, then decided she didn’t want anymore.  That’s the same way she felt about chocolate almond milk.  No milk has passed her test – ever.  But this is the kind I would personally buy and put into smoothies.  It would be fun to experiment with this with different smoothies.  Makes me want to crack out my Vitamix and get experimenting.

With 1200 mg of Omega 3 per serving- I wish my kids would drink this every day!  If your kids like regular milk or any other kind- give this a shot.  Hmmm, maybe with some peer pressure and some other kids drinking it I could get my kids to drink it too.  This is when peer pressure is good.  Good Karma flax milk is also Gluten Free, Vegan and Allergen free.  The Unsweetened is only 25 calories per cup, but you should do a caloric splurge for the 60 calories per cup in the Original and Vanilla!

 

Ingredients in Original:  All Natural Flaxmilk (Filtered Water, Cold Pressed Flax Oil, Evaporated Cane Juice, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vanilla Extract, Canola Lecithin, Sea Salt, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Natural Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.

Disclosure: I did receive this for free – but I’m totally honest with you on my opinions:)

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nance May 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Where can I buy good karma flax milk besides walmart??

2 Ann May 16, 2012 at 8:48 am

Nance, I believe you can buy it at Whole Foods

3 Judy July 29, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I found it at less costat a Grocery Market, but not all cities have one.

4 aleta September 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I just tried this….OMG!!!! It is the best ever……tastes great, consistency awesome, great with my super food smoothies!!!!!

5 Sheryl September 13, 2012 at 11:23 am

I bought this flax milk at a Feel Rite store for $1.99. I thought the price was right, so I tried it. I actually like the unsweetened, though I’m sure I would love the taste of the others. However, I’m trying to lose weight, so I grabbed the unsweeted and it actually tastes pretty good for only having 25 calories in a cup. Tastes similar to almond milk I guess. I make hot chocolate with it. I heat up 1 tbls. of unsweetened dark chocolate powder, 1 cup of flax milk, and 1 packet of truvia. For 35 calories I have a delicious and satisfying drink. Oh, and I also like that the flax milk doesn’t have a chalky residue to it. I will definitely run down to Feel Rite and get more.

6 JAHO September 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Henry’s has this on sale!!! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!! :)

7 Andy December 2, 2012 at 8:23 am

I had the unsweetened version. And it is pretty much water with some tapioca starch tossed in to make it look white. If there was any “flax oil” in it, I could barely taste it.

8 Jacob May 27, 2013 at 8:55 pm

You can buy it at the Neighborhood Co-op in Carbondale, IL
Yesterday it was on sale for $3.69/ half-gallon. And today I found
a very yummy looking recipe;
(google: ‘homemade flax milk – healthful pursuit’)..
can’t wait to try it! :)

9 Carrie July 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

I am about to try this- just saw it at WF today @ $4.29. Ouch, expensive, but I’m curious. I normally get unsweetened almond milk and add 2 tbsp of agave so I get the right sweetness for me as the original is too sweet for my taste but the unsweetened is blah.

10 Jo Ann October 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm

I have Flax milk that is passed the expired date, but still smell good and taste good. Should I use it?

11 Nadine November 10, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I am hooked on this. I am a sweets girl so I started with the vanilla. It was great with granola and for making smoothies. Now that I am trying to cut calories I switched to the original. I find myself using like regular milk, I actually think it tastes better. At the market down the street it is $2.99 a carton, which boils down to about 5 cents an ounce. On amazon it is a little over $28 for 12 32 oz packages that comes to 7 cents an oz. I really like the fact that it has a really lomg shelf life as well, not that it stays there for long.

12 Chris April 22, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I actually love the unflavored unsweetened version. Great for low cal shakes.

13 Jai June 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Is the milk suppose to be thick? I bought some and it really thick kinda scary cuz thick milk is bad…

14 shae wasi August 18, 2014 at 12:50 am

YOU WANT TO WATCH THE “Carrageenan”(cancer causing agent)…

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