Aldi's New Banana Milk Has Everyone Talking

For a variety of reasons (like adhering to a vegan diet, lactose intolerance, or ethical issues with factory farming), many people have lately been trying to avoid dairy-based milks. Unfortunately for those with tree nut or soy allergies, a lot of the popular dairy-free milks available are based on these two ingredients, which significantly cuts down on who is able to make the dietary choices they would like. 

Healthline lists soy and tree nut allergies among the eight most common food allergies, which affect 5 percent of adults and 8 percent of children. Food allergies can be severe and not something you want to mess around with, as exposure for some individuals can result in symptoms such as swelling of the tongue or mouth, difficulty breathing, hives and itching, or anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal. 

Recently, fans of the popular discount grocer Aldi have been thrilled to spot a new type of milk substitute on the store's shelves. On Instagram, user @aldi.mademedoit shared a photo of Mooala's Bananamilk taken in the aisle of an Aldi store, asking followers if anyone had tried the drink and stating that they had no idea banana milk was even a thing. Did you?

This is what Mooala's Bananamilk tastes like

According to the Mooala Bananamilk product page, the milk substitute is made from three main ingredients; organic bananas, filtered water, and sunflower seeds. The product has no added sugars, claims to be a good source of both calcium and potassium, and has only 60 calories per serving. 

Go Dairy Free reviewed the brand's original and chocolate Bananamilk flavors, stating that the original Bananamilk flavor is not as banana-forward as it smells, and features a light taste and cinnamon notes. The outlet explains that, generally, they find sunflower seed products to be a bit overwhelming, but the banana balances this well and makes for a pleasant, sweet beverage. 

They call the consistency of the drink a bit thin compared to cow's milk, but Go Dairy Free suggests Mooala Bananamilk could easily replace dairy-based milk in cereal, oatmeal, or for baking and cooking. PopSugar says the non-dairy drink is a great base for smoothies, and say that they can't wait to try it in pancakes, chia pudding, coffee, and baked goods.