I've never been a big fan of drinking milk. It's okay in cereal, but other than that I'm not one to want a tall glass of milk. So on my search for looking for a milk alternative I tried soy milk. I never could really get use to the taste of it, with or without the vanilla. Recently I tried this almond milk. I purchased the vanilla flavor first, it was good but a little too sweet for me. So the next time I purchased the original flavor. It was just right. I does taste like almonds, so you'd have to like almonds to drink this. I personally think it's a better alternative to milk than soy. It give cereal a nice nutty flavor and in protein shakes for breakfast you can't really tell it's almond milk in there.