Review of Ripple – Pea Protein Beverage

***Update: Well I'm pretty disappointed but finally get what people were saying about the fish taste. (Algal oil from the comment section.) This is the 3rd time that I've purchased Unsweetened Ripple & the 1st time that it tasted and smelled like raw salmon skin was sitting in my beverage. I thought I could get over it but after the 3rd mouthful of coffee, it went down the drain. I never throw out coffee. Too weak, strong or sweet? I drink it anyway. I won't give up on Ripple because I want non-dairy options but I won't buy the unsweetened again.

I've had my eyes open for non-dairy milk/creamer substitute for a long time now. I think I've found a great option in Ripple. I bought the Unsweetened flavour because I wanted the true taste, not a coverup. No offence to the other flavours, which include, Original, Vanilla & Chocolate. Ripple also comes in a kids to-go size of 8 FL OZ, which would be perfect for anyone on-the-go.

The flavour of the Unsweetened Ripple Pea Milk, is very mild & subtle. There is a slight aftertaste but it does not linger.

The consistency is very thick but smooth. If you do not like the thickness of whole milk or cream, you may not like this beverage. You could also use Ripple for baking or cooked cereal.

If prefer to watch a video review you can head over to Nadia's Kitchen Creations here.

I've also been looking for an alternative for dairy milk/creamer for my coffee & tea. Ripple was great & the first alternative that I actually liked. It has a thicker consistency, with a very light taste so it was a perfect creamer, that did not overtake my coffee.

Price: $8.49 for a 48 FL OZ bottle. Pricey for a family of four. A great option if you are just an occasional milk drinker or for your daily coffee and tea. If it's in your budget, give it try. If not there are other options. Prices may vary by store and country.

Rating: 🌑🌑🌑🌓🌕

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Till next time,


6 thoughts on “Review of Ripple – Pea Protein Beverage

  1. April

    I also have been searching for a beverage non-dairy creamer that's healthier than Coffeemate. I tried the unsweetened Ripple original. It was only $4.99. Unfortunately, I can definitely taste the algal oil. It's a definite fishy/seaweedy taste that lingers. Maybe it would be less noticable in the sweetened versions. I like the healthy-ness of the product, but that fishy taste....ugh. now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of the bottle. I think I'll try adding sugar and cocoa to make it chocolate and add it to chia seeds to make pudding.

    1. Post author

      Interesting. I didn't taste the algal oil at all. I did taste the pea protein but it wasn't unpleasant to me at all. Maybe mixing it like you said will cover up the taste. Good luck!

  2. Alisha

    I agree with April. The unsweetened original has a strong fishy taste to me. I have noticed it’s stronger when heated up. Like in coffees or oatmeal and less noticeable when I put it in smoothies. But, man I’ve been trying to hide it in stuff and it still is so strong. I really like the nutrition and love that it’s unsweetened. But the original doesn’t have that fish taste so maybe I’ll have to stick to that.

    1. Post author

      I've only tried the original, so far but I'm glad that you have another option that doesn't taste fishy. The nutrition is great though.

  3. Carolyn E

    I find that all the flavors have that fishy taste, unfortunately. If I try to cook my cream of wheat in Ripple milk, it ends up tasting like fish -- even if I use Original or Vanilla.

    It seems that Ripple shouldn't really be used for cooking if you're sensitive to that flavor, so I might buy the Chocolate to try cold once it's on sale.. but otherwise, I'm going to stop buying Ripple. I just can't stand the fishy taste when it's heated.

    1. Post author

      That is not good. I have been hesitant to buy different flavours because I don't want the fishy taste. I do still want to try the one made for coffee/tea.


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