JOEL CANADA, JUSTIN BRODNAX, & AUGUST VEGA, co-founders, MALK: Nut milk 2.0
By Elaine Watson
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Texas-based MALK uses high-pressure-processing (HPP), and no preservatives, thickeners, or emulsifiers in its ‘cold-pressed’ organic nut milks, which offer a premium take on the category.
“It’s not about whether the ingredients added to commercial nut milks are harmful, they just seemed unnecessary,” says co-founder August Vega. “I just felt there had to be a better way... Because of the HPP and the fact we don’t use thickeners, MALK also tastes completely different to the nut milk brands you buy.
“Yes, you can buy a $2.99 almond milk or buy ours for $6.99 (28oz bottle), but it’s organic, it’s HPP, and it’s a premium product. Are we going to convert every single nut milk consumer to our brand? No, but if these things (cleaner labels, organic ingredients etc) are important to you, we’re here.”