So, I mentioned the other day that I was stocking up on the Alpro nut milks currently £1 at Waitrose/ Ocado. I also noticed in Waitrose the other week that there were some in the fridge section, and some on the ambient shelves.
The blue lid instructions say “keep refrigerated” and the white lid says “keep refrigerated once opened”. (And yes, I was a bit bored this morning so got them out to take photos).
The hazelnut ones are the same. I thought that the shelf one would have more additives, or stabilisers, or something, but no, they have identical ingredients, identical nutritional information. When I went to the alpro website before, I found no mention of them, but today when I looked they have a little section. But still no mention of the two types of milk. I can only assume that they think they will gain bigger market share by being in two sections of the shop at the same time. We have gone back to ordering from Ocado, so I will be stocking up on the ambient ones while they are still on offer- I see no point in getting the fridge ones as we never have much space in our fridge anyway. I usually have them on cereal/ in porridge, but today I had a little glass of each (to finish one and start the next). I do prefer the almond one- it is milder in taste I think. The hazelnut one really does taste very hazelnutty (surprise!) but I bet it would be lovely warmed up with a little cocoa/ nesquick in there- nutella hot chocolate anyone?
After feeling so optimistic yesterday afternoon, the dizziness/ fogginess got a lot worse. I made some dinner (Andy was out for the afternoon), but a couple of hours after I started feeling sick, and by the time Andy got home I was a bit of a clammy mess. I was trying to stay awake to take my last lot of painkillers, but he made me go to bed and listen to the radio instead. Anyway, although I feel lots better this morning, I decided not to go to Silverstone today. I thought for one the car journey might make the dizziness worse, plus the 15 min walk from the car park is based on normal walking speed, not my current speed.
So anyway, Andy was off this morning, and I have been sewing more of my blanket together and watching the athletics on TV, which I think it more sensible. Trouble is, when I am sitting still I start feeling totally fine, so I think I should be a lot better than I actually am, so then I get annoyed. Makes sense?
Would you choose almond or hazelnut milk? And any idea why they have 2 carton types of each milk? I am sure you can tell I have plenty of time to ponder these things! 🙂
Also, where/how do you start pole-vaulting? I mean, when I was at school we did a lot of athletics- all the running, jumping and throwing things. But with those you can start slow/ low/ light, and work up. But surely with a pole vault, you can’t start off with a metre stick and gradually jump higher. Not that I want to do it at all (I really don’t) but I just don’t even know anyone who has ever done it.
Oh, and also, a little shout out to Tam who is organising a bloggie cookie swap. She did this before (I think when I had just started blogging) and I took part and of course it was fun. So if you fancied signing up then have a look here.