Most frequent questions and answers

If the product had no signs of spoilage and “Use By” date was current, the degraded appearance could possibly be caused by improper storage conditions. For example, if the product was frozen, it may have broken down and separated forming curdled pieces once thawed.

No, it is not recommended. Freezing Almond Breeze® causes the product to separate irregularly and this greatly reduces the visual quality and consistency of the product upon thawing.

After opening, Almond Breeze® should be used within 5 days. Because Almond Breeze® does not contain preservatives it is susceptible to spoilage after being opened for a prolonged period of time. Once opened, 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 cow’s milk, Almond Breeze® will spoil if left unrefrigerated too long. Blue Diamond does not recommend trying to extend the Use By time frame of Almond Breeze® and Blue Diamond will not guarantee the quality of the product beyond the recommended “Use By” time frame.

Refrigerated Almond Breeze®

Unopened refrigerated Almond Breeze® needs to be kept refrigerated and be stored at a temperature of 1 to 5°C 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 this area of your refrigerator tends to have the biggest temperature change compared to any other part of the refrigerator. Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is perishable and will spoil if not refrigerated.

Shelf -stable (long life) Almond Breeze®

Unopened shelf-stable (long life) 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 (long life) Almond Breeze® must be refrigerated or it will spoil.

Almonds contain good fats that provide a creamy mouth-feel and texture. Blue Diamond has developed a product formula and processing technique that delivers a mild tasting milk alternative with a smooth and creamy texture. Almond Breeze® is made with carefully selected almonds and quality ingredients which, when combined and processed in the proper ratios, results in truly unique and tasty product.
Yes. Shelf-stable (long life) Almond Breeze® is produced via a process called aseptic processing. UHT or Ultra High Temperature eliminates all microorganisms to ensure the product is able to store at ambient temperature condition. This process is a closed process applying an Ultra High Temperature to achieve a commercially sterilized product and then packaged in a sterile container. Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is produced via the same UHT process. Ultra high heat eliminates all viable pathogens to ensure the product is safe. The UHT processed product is packaged in a specially designed protective carton resulting in extended shelf life (ESL).
Refrigerated Almond Breeze® is packaged in a 1 litre carton with a white plastic pour spout fitment. All container boards are made from EU approved virgin materials with a multi-layer structure and an oxygen barrier designed for extended shelf life applications. Shelf -stable (long life) Almond Breeze® is packaged in a 1 litre carton with a white plastic pour spout fitment. The packaging is laminated with a layer of aluminium which forms a barrier against oxygen, light and microorganism to preserve product without refrigeration and/or added preservatives. There is no leaching of aluminium or aluminium components through the plastic layer.
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.
Sunflower Lecithin is used as an emulsifier in Almond Breeze®. It gives the product a creamy taste and appearance.
Natural Flavouring is added to enhance product flavour. It includes the natural essence or extract obtained from a plant source.

Only one product contains sweetener, Almond Breeze® Original. For this we use raw cane sugar which is the crystallised sucrose from the first pressing of sugar cane. It has a unique naturally sweet flavour. 

The sea salt is high grade sodium chloride salt derived from the vacuum evaporation of solar salt brine derived directly from sea water.


The fat found in Almond Breeze® comes primarily from the natural almond oil found in almonds with a small, trace amount from the vegetable oil found in the sunflower lecithin.
No. Blue Diamond uses only California almonds grown by our grower co-operative members without the use of genetic engineering or gene manipulation. The varieties of almonds used in Almond Breeze® were developed using traditional agricultural techniques.
No. Blue Diamond utilizes UHT (Ultra High Temperature) processing and special packaging material to extend Almond Breeze® shelf life.
Almond Breeze® products have mild and pleasant odours. If your Almond Breeze® does not look, smell and taste the way it should, it may be spoiled. Signs of spoilage include: The carton looks abnormally bloated; When opened, product appears to be mouldy, 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.
Consumers should consult physician about the use of Almond Breeze® during pregnancy or breast feeding.
Almond Breeze® is not a replacement of breast milk and/or infant formula and is not suitable as a main milk drink for children under three. Consumers should consult a paediatrician about the use of Almond Breeze® for an infant.
No. Almond Breeze® is not designed for the replacement of breast milk or infant formula.

Our ambient Almond Breeze® has a shelf-life of 12-months from manufacture, once opened this should be refrigerated and used within 5 days. Our chilled Almond Breeze® has a 90-day shelf-life and should be kept refrigerated at all times, once opened this should be used within 5 days. 

Unsweetened Almond Breeze® in both ambient and chilled, ambient Original Almond Breeze® and ambient Barista Blend Almond Breeze®.
The two varieties utilise different packaging material in order to maximise product quality as well as product shelf life. Please refer to Almond Breeze® packaging question “What is the carton made of” for details.
It is because shaking Almond Breeze® before serving helps to maintain product consistency.
The Almond Breeze® finished product is produced in the EU and then distributed in the UK.
The almonds are grown in orchards by Blue Diamond’s grower co-operative members in California, USA.
Yes. Almond Breeze® is suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.