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Where can I buy Abbot Kinney's drinks?

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Are plant-based products better for my health?

The Abbot Kinney's plant-based drink alternatives to milk offer a choice as part of a balanced diet and help in the making of healthy choices.

Are your plant-based drinks a good replacement for regular dairy based drinks?

The drinks offer a great alternative on taste and usage in cooking and baking similar to milk. Our milk alternatives are not intended as a direct replacement for cows milk, they offer a choice as part of a balanced diet.

Why is organic good for me?

Organic offers an alternative choice which we think is better for the environment and tastes great.


What is a plant-based cap?

The caps of our drinks are made of sugar cane that is a renewable plant-based source. They are fully biodegradable.

Is the carton recyclable?

Generally yes but please refer to your local council policy. Also see Tetra Pak® Recycling on tetrapakrecycling.co.uk.

Does your packaging contain bisphenol A/BPA?


What is your packaging carton made of?

Our plant-based drinks are packaged in a 1 litre carton. All container card board is made from EU approved virgin materials. The packaging is laminated with a layer of aluminium which forms a barrier against oxygen, light and microorganism to preserve product without added preservatives.

Can the carton be put in the microwave?

No the packaging is not suitable to be used in the microwave.


Do you add any sugar to your products?

There is no sugar actually added to our plant-based milk alternatives except Best of Plants Chocolate which contains raw cane sugar. There will however be a small amount of naturally occuring sugar in the drinks.

Why is the barista drink diffferent to mild?

Our Barista Edition uses the great tasting blend of rice, coconut and soya. It has a great light mild taste and the recipe is designed so it can be frothed as cows mik to make great cappuccino's. The recipe contains guar gum which helps with the frothing.

What is guar gum? And why is it used?

Guar gum is a widely used as an ingredient. We added it to some of our drinks because it is soluble and forms a slight gel that helps to prevent any separation over shelf life. Guar gum is made from guar beans which are a legume.

What is the source of sea salt used in your drinks ? Why do you add salt?

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

What do you mean by mild?

The taste is not distingtive of any 1 particular milks used in the blend. Sometimes 100% plant-based non-dairy drinks can be too strong in taste. These synergistic blends of milk give a great taste more similar to cows milk. The taste of the blends is improved by using optimum blends to give a great light tasting mild drink.

Are your drinks pasteursied? How are they made?

Yes. Abbot Kinney's drinks are produced via a process called aseptic processing. UHT or Ultra High Temperature which eliminates all microorganisms. This process is a closed process applying an Ultra High Temperature to achieve a commercially sterilized product and then packaged in a sterile container. 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 to help the drinks shelf life.

Do your drinks contain any preservatives and / or artificial ingredients?


Are your drinks GMO free?

Yes we don’t use genetically modified ingredients in any of our products.

Are any of your products certified halal or kosher?

No, none of our products are certified halal or kosher.

Do your drinks contain any animal products or by -products?

No, none of our products contain any animal products or by -products.

Do your drinks contain wheat or gluten?

No, none of our drinks contain wheat or gluten.

Do your drinks contain any eggs?

No, none of our drinks contain any eggs.

Where is the organic soya used in the blends from?

Our soya comes from the sustainable soy fields of our producer in Italy.

Where is the organic rice used in the blends from?

Our rice comes from the sustainable rice fields of our producer in Italy.

Where is the organic coconut used in the blends from?

The origin of our coconuts is The Philippines.

Are your drinks suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, all our drinks are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

In what country are Abbot Kinney's drinks produced?

Our drinks are produced in the lovely country of Italy.


When I opened my refigerated drinks and poured into a glass, I found it was curdled and separated, can I drink this?

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 somewhere in the drinks shelf life. One example, if the product was frozen, it may have broken down and separated forming curdled pieces once thawed. Also excessive heat will effect the shelf life.

Can I freeze your drinks?

No, we do not recommended freezing Abbot Kinney's drinks as this may cause the product to separate irregularly and this greatly reduces the visual quality and consistency of the product upon thawing.

How soon should I use your drinks after I open them?

After opening, Abbot Kinney's drinks should be used within 5 days. Because the drinks do not contain preservatives, they are susceptible to spoilage after being opened for a prolonged period of time. Once opened, do not leave opened unrefrigerated for an extended period of time. Storage at room temperature will shorten the shelf life and, just like cow’s milk, Abbot Kinney's plant-based drinks will spoil if left unrefrigerated too long.

How should I store your drinks?

Unopened Abbot Kinney's drinks can be stored in your fridge up until the “BEST BEFORE” date printed on top of the carton.

Can your drinks be used in baking and in recipes?

Abbot Kinney's plant-based drinks can be used in just about any recipe calling for traditional cow’s milk or other dairy alternative milk. It can be used in baking, soups and sauces, as well as heated up for hot drinks, etc.

Are your drinks suitable for pregnant / breast feeding women?

The milks are a blend of plant-based alternatives to milk and are safe to drink as part of a balanced diet. However if you have a specific question you should consult a doctor or medical professional about the use of Abbot Kinney's plant-based drinks during pregnancy or breast feeding.

Can infants drink your products? Can they be used as an infant formula?

Abbot Kinney's plant-based alternatives to milk are 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 our milks for an infant.

What is the shelf life of your drinks?

Our chilled Abbot Kinney's drinks have a shelf-life of 9-12 months from manufacture, once opened should be kept refrigerated and used within 5 days. Our chilled drinks should be kept refrigerated at all times.

Why do I need to shake the product before use?

It is not necessary to shake. However can be a good idea to shake the Abbot Kinney's drink blends a little before serving as it helps to maintain product consistency.