Friday, May 13, 2016

Almond Breeze Almond Milk

What's everyone going nuts about? 

Almond milk is one of an ever-growing line of non-dairy alternatives to traditional cow’s milk.
There are a few varieties and brands of almond milk making their way into South Africa. 
I have sampled the Almond Breeze brand. 
Almond Breeze Almond Milk is available in three variants at the moment in South Africa; Original, Unsweetened and the Barista Blend. 
It is available at: Pick n Pay, Checkers, Spar, Food Lover's Market, Dis-Chem and Wellness Warehouse. 

I'm not one to add sugar to things I consume so, Almond Breeze Original was a little too sweet for my liking. I would imagine that this would probably be your best bet if you're wanting to make the switch from dairy milk to almond milk. The Original Almond Breeze Milk is sweet and tasty. 
Having said that, I really enjoyed the Unsweetened Almond Breeze! 
I used it in cooking, baking, cereals and smoothies. It has a neutral clean taste, with a slight but not overpowering sweetness. You can clearly get a taste of that almond goodness within. 

The only thing that I added my almond milk into that I didn't enjoy was my coffee.  I  couldn't get the milk to froth well. Cue the introduction of The Barista Blend from Almond Breeze. A variant of Almond Milk specifically made for coffee making! How awesome! The Barista Blend was made to compliment the finest coffees in the world and provide the correct consistency to froth for visual presentation. 

Almond Breeze is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free and are soy-free.

Overall, I would highly recommend trying the products and finding which would suit your needs most. I will definitely continue using the unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk and am really keen to try out the Barista Blend! 

It's a great healthy alternative to dairy milk and leaves you feeling healthier... and I think, we all want to feel healthier.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rémy Martin - One Life/Live Them

"You only get one life, live them."
"Why be one thing when you can be many things."

On the 30th of March, Rémy Martin hosted an event at the Oyster Box in Durban. 

Rémy Martin's One Life.Live Them campaign was launched in October last year. I was fortunate to photograph their Legends event in December last year held at Moyo on the Pier. 
We were then treated to a night with living music legend, Vusi Mahlasela. 

Vusi Mahlasela, Image: Lee Folkard

Naturally I then inquired about the campaign and was very keen to be involved in their upcoming events.

The event held at the Oyster Box was geared towards the entrepreneurs and leaders. Two of the campaign ambassadors were brought in to chat about their life and experiences thus far.  
The two speakers were informative and embodied the brand and the current campaign. 
Mayihlome Tshwete and Ludwick Marishane both ground-breakers in the respective paths who live their different lives. 

Ludwick Marishane

Mayihlome Tshwete

This international campaign recognizes and celebrates individuals multi-talents, by understanding that people are not defined by one talent or skill, but are multi-faceted, with many passions. 
If that isn't a mantra to follow, I don't know what is! 

The event went on way into the evening; with a fine-dining three course meal being paired with Rémy Martin Cognac Fine Champagne.

Best part about this campaign; YOU could be invited to the next exclusive event.
All you have to do is sign up at:
You get to create your own online profile and be part of the Rémy Martin world.