Almond milk brands are popping up all across the nation, and the top dogs are being challenged to keep their spots high on the list.
But where do these brands stem from? And what makes the top brands special?
In this article, we’ll dive into the top 9 almond milk brands in the USA – and you may be surprised at a couple of them along the way!
The top almond milk brands in the USA
Based on sales and popularity, here are the top 9 almond milk brands in ascending order. If you want a closer look at what the sales numbers were for each of these, check out our article on the top almond milk brand in the USA. [NOTE: link here once other article is published]
#9: MALK Organics
Stemming out of Austin, Texas, MALK Organics is the new kid on the block. Utilizing simple and clean marketing and branding, MALK Organics boasts about their low-ingredient products. Their classic almond milk only has 3 ingredients, for example!
MALK Organics also carries themselves as a more premium brand, conveying how proud they are of their product – and it shows in everything from their product to their social medias to their website!
While they may not be raking in the dough as compared to some other brands on this list, I have a strong feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more about them within the next couple of years…
Hiland Dairy has a ton of products, including dairy products such as cheeses, yogurts, and creams. However, they’re also one of the top almond milk brands in the USA. They pride themselves on offering high-quality almond milk options that include vanilla flavored in both sweetened and unsweetened versions.
While not exclusively a dairy-free brand, Hiland has some great almond milk products that are popular all throughout the states.
#7: All Mooala Brands LLC
Probably my favorite name on this list (“Mooala” just rolls off the tongue), these guys come out of Dallas, Texas, and are dedicated to making dairy-free beverages.
Very popular for their banana milk, Mooala’s founder was lactose intolerant and decided to find a solution to dairy products. In 2012, Jeff Richards founded Mooala, and has since created many amazing products that are completely dairy-free for anybody to enjoy!
This brand makes some “simply” impressive products (terrible joke, I’ll see myself out).
Simply is owned by the Coca-Cola Company (which I thought was very surprising), and has been sweeping across the nation for their many products – they are the Coca-Cola Company’s second biggest brand behind Coca-Cola, and their beverages are found in nearly half of all American households!
They’re known mainly for their juices, but Simply’s almond milk has been received well by Americans. Of course, they’ll never be more popular than their sister, Coca-Cola, but at least us fans of coke and almond milk can enjoy something from essentially the same company.
#5: Califia Farms
Starting off our top 5 almond brands in the USA, Califia Farms is a very popular plant-based brand stemming out of, you guessed it, California.
Califia Farms broke onto the scene back in 2010, starting off by making juices and then quickly expanding into plant-based milks, creamers, and coffees. Their distinct curvy bottles are sure to catch your eye when you’re looking for almond milk in the store!
A very popular brand, Silk has been in the dairy-free business for over 25 years! Starting off as a company that made soy milk and tofu, they expanded into almond milk back in 2010. They quickly became a top brand in the USA, providing sweet and creamy almond milk that’s been competing with the top brands for decades.
You’ll see their sub-company at #2 on this list…
#3: Private Label
Now, this is a bit surprising, but private label milk is actually in 3rd place when it comes to sales and popularity.
If you don’t know what private labeling is, it basically means that one brand will make the almond milk, while another brand puts their label on it. This is quite common, and evidently very successful!
In fact, private labeling almond milk has made nearly $300 million dollars in the 2020-2021 year.
#2: Silk Almond
Silk Almond is the sub-company of Silk, #4 on this list, and is responsible for Silk Almondmilk (written as just one word). It accounts for a massive amount of almond milk in the USA, and contends with #1 on this list year-to-year.
What’s impressive to me is how a successful brand like Silk went and birthed another massively successful brand in the same space…they’re truly masters of their craft!
#1: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze
The undisputed champion for almond milk in the USA: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze!
As the self-proclaimed “Almond People,” Blue Diamond has been in the business for generations, priding themselves in perfecting almond-based products over the years. They gross well over 1/2 billion dollars every year, and they look like they’ll stay at the top for years to come!
With their high-quality products and household name, Blue Diamond really does solidify their spot as the top almond milk brand in the USA.
There you have it, the top 9 almond milk brands in the USA!
With the competition between all these, I’m excited to see the innovations and changes these companies will make to keep/move up in the standings. After all, challenge creates growth!
So, grab your favorite brand, use it to make yourself some vegan hot chocolate, and enjoy the wonderful world of almond milk!
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