Hope and Sesame sesamemilk has been on the market for less than a year. In that time, they've released five flavors of sesamemilk. The company hopes to introduce a more sustainable non-dairy milk to the market. Sesame grows faster and uses less water than other alternative milk bases such as almonds. 

Every non-dairy milk seems to have its drawbacks, but Hope and Sesame presented an intriguing product with a sustainable model so when a representative reached out asking if I wanted to try some, I accepted. Little did I know that they would send me 33 ounces of each flavor.

My high hopes weren't entirely met. Some flavors were better than others, but they don't taste great on their own, as there is a lingering aftertaste. 

The sesamemilk tastes like something that is supposed to be healthy. It's not very sweet, despite having seven grams of sugar, and has an unpleasant chalky aftertaste. 

Each eight ounce serving has eight grams of protein, which is great for a non-dairy milk. It comes from Sesamein which is "an organic, plant-based sesame protein blend." One serving also provides 30% of the daily recommenced intake of Calcium, and 50% of Vitamin D (enhanced by the addition of B2).

The best flavors are the ones with the most added flavoring. The chocolate version is my favorite. It has a similar consistency and taste to chocolate milk but is less sweet. The chocolate hazelnut is the second best. it has the same chocolate flavor but has a nutty aftertaste. I was expecting something similar to a Nutella flavor, but this was less rich.

The least pleasant flavors were the unsweetened original and original. They have the least flavor, and thus the lack of sweetness, even in original, stands out. It also seems a little watery, which makes it feel less like milk. The chalky aftertaste is still there and it makes it hard to drink on its own. 

Sesamemilk is something that is best kept on hand as a non-dairy substitute, rather than something to put in cereal or drink straight. It isn't too flavorful to overpower other ingredients if baked into a dessert or blended into a smoothie. Also, It can be stored in a cabinet until opened, which makes it longer lasting than almondmilk, which has to go in the fridge as soon as it's purchased. Sesamemilk has its bonuses, but just isn't quite there yet