Drink of the Week: Pop & Bottle Almond Milk

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Out of the multitude of nuts milks now on the market, Pop & Bottle almond milk is perfectly smooth, creamy and, most importantly, consistent. The independent, California-based makers achieve this by significantly upping the almond-to-water ratio (about 20 percent almonds, as opposed to the more typical 2 to 5 percent) and by keeping the ingredients simple with no thickeners or emulsifiers. The vanilla bean flavor includes organic almonds, organic medjool dates, vanilla bean, pink Himalayan sea salt and purified water. The other flavors incorporate the same simple ingredient list and include Cacao, Chai Spice, Matcha Green Tea and Cold-Brew Coffee. Made fresh and shipped cold, they come with a refrigerated lifespan of about three weeks, if you can resist that long. $25.99/case, popandbottle.com