One of the highlights of Natural Products Expo East was discovering Elmhurst Naturals Horchata. After the Expo, Elmhurst Naturals contacted me then sent me their lines of Horchata and Banana Water so I could try them all. Check out what I thought of the product line.
Elmhurst Naturals is a branch of Steuben Foods that uses natural ingredients with a healthier focus. They are known for their Banana Water and just launched Horchata, which is how I was drawn to them.
I love Horchata but oftentimes the only places I can get it are small ethnic restaurants in the area. This poses several difficulties as they either don’t know what is in theirs or only have an ingredient label in Spanish. Neither quite works when you are allergic to tree nuts and some Horchatas are made with almond milk. I never was a fan of Russian Roulette.
As I said, I found the Horchata at Natural Products Expo East and subsequently either sent or dragged every blogger friend to the booth because I liked it so much. You know, gotta share the good stuff!
Elmhurst Naturals Banana Water
Elmhurst Naturals Banana Water is light and hydrating. It’s also packed with potassium, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. You’d have to eat 2 medium sized bananas to get the same amount of potassium! My kids aren’t huge fans of bananas these days but I enjoyed the Banana Water. It is quite refreshing. I’ve also used it in place of water in oatmeal, most notably a tropical baked oatmeal (no recipe yet, I’m sorry). Even the kids loved it. The banana flavor is quite light so it doesn’t overwhelm the dish.
Elmhurst Naturals Banana Water Flavors
- Passion Fruit
Elmhurst Naturals Horchata
Elmhurst Naturals Horchata is the new kid on the block and, of course, my favorite. It has everything I want in horchata without the nuts. Not only is it low fat, low cholesterol, and low sodium, but the ingredients are simple and the ‘natural flavorings’ are vanilla and cinnamon. Just talking about it makes me want to go grab a bottle. Truthfully, the ingredients in this couldn’t be (much) simpler if I made it myself and that makes ME a happy camper. I drink my Horchata several ways – over ice, heated up, and I replace the milk in lattes with it for an Horchata Latte. I just might have a recipe up my sleeve too.
Elmhurst Naturals Horchata Flavors
- Dulce de Leche
Which Elmhurst Naturals line are you most interested in trying?
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