California Woman Uses Quarantine to Flex Her Entrepreneurial Muscles, Start Organic Nut Mylk Delivery Service

Photo via MylkMaid/Instagram



For many in the baby boomer generation, the arrival of the milk man spurs memories of a long-forgotten era where life was simpler and high quality, wholesome food was the norm, instead of processed food.

But in recent years, the rise of non-dairy milk alternatives has correlated with that of the rise of the organic food industry, leaving many to ditch traditional milk straight from the cow for something from a wide variety of nuts.

Recently, one mother decided that to meld these two worlds together, after noticing that there were no non-dairy milk options at the grocery store that fit her liking.

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Using the coronavirus situation and its associated quarantines as a chance to conceptualize and create a new business, the woman, Amalia Lloyd, sprung into action, creating an entirely new business idea along with her husband, Brandon, that could become a new niche market in a world that is increasingly searching for a wider variety of healthy options.


California Woman Bucks Tradition, Launches Organic Nut Mylk Delivery Service

While the Food and Drug Administration has questioned whether or not nutty drinks made from nuts, soy, coconut and other ingredients other than dairy should be allowed to be marketed as “milk,” Lloyd’s products are thicker and creamier than store bought nut milks by design, calling to mind the nourishing qualities of traditional dairy milk.

nut mylk bagHer company, MylkMaid, launched during her sheltering-in-place living situation back in May, and offers three varieties of nut mylk: almond, cashew, and macadamia.

Unlike most other store bought almond and other nut mylk brands, her products only use nuts and water as the main ingredients profile.

Instead of using carrageenan, a thickening agent linked to health problems that is still allowed in organic food despite much controversy, the products are naturally thicker because of the dull blade that is used for crushing the actual nuts, according to a report from Monterey County Weekly.



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Lloyd and her husband also strain the mylks by hand using old-fashioned mesh nut mylk bags, which have been popularized by raw food cafes and health food stores.

“You get a consistent slant and creamy consistency,” Lloyd said according to the report.

“It’s cold-pressed, essentially.”

The nut mylks are deliver at customers’ doorsteps, or at a The Stationæry, a seaside coffee shop and cafe in Lloyd’s hometown.

The bottle is $4.00 extra for first-time customers with refills costing $12.00.

The team is also partnering with local bakeries to better distribute their product, opening up the possibility that their mylk may be used in vegan baked goods at some point in the future as well.

For more information on the company, check out MylkMaid Monterey on Instagram by clicking here.

A similar business with a similar name has also sprung up in the UK as well, offering locally produced oat and seed mylks, and another organic nut mylk business named Mylkman is currently operating in Los Angeles County.

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