Hemp Bliss Yum!


I’ve long been a fan of hemp foods, especially my favorite hemp seed granola, and the organic hemp oil that I add to my protein shakes in the morning.

But now there’s organic Hemp Bliss hemp nut milk, coming in three flavors; Original, Chocolate, and Vanilla.

Taste Test:

I’ve tried the milks and they are really delicious (especially the chocolate of course!!), though they have a bit of that classic nutty aftertaste typical of hemp foods. If you are trying it for the first time, mix it up in a smoothie, or add it to your morning cereal. If you are used to drinking other nut or grain milks, then you will probably like the hemp milk as it has a similar nutty quality.

Of the three folks in my household who drank it, one thought it “Too Hempy”, one liked it, and the third person thought it was “Pretty good, but stronger-flavored than soymilk”.

If you’re curious how your fave non-dairy drink weighs in against the Hemp Bliss, the company has put together a comparison chart here.

Remember, hemp is a different plant than that grown for drug-use, and has almost no THC, which is the chemical that gets you high. Hemp grown to make fabric and food is super eco-friendly, as it needs no chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Hemp can be eaten (and is packed with great nutrition like Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), Lineolic Acid, and lots of protein) and it can be used to make super-strong and long-lasting fabrics, rope, and even containers.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.