Why macadamia nuts?
milkadamia was born out of a farm kitchen in Australia. We started out as macadamia farmers in New South Wales, Australia, growing nuts (well, they’re really drupes) that were then processed and turned into ice cream, cookies, or chocolate-covered goodies.
Our farmer, who spent his days caring for these incredible nuts, was disappointed. Macadamias have a wealth of nutritional benefits, yet most of the world was consuming them as candy. From that concern, milkadamia was born.
In creating the milk, we worked hard to make it creamy and fairly taste more neutral than nut-forward, unlike other nut milks. We did this because we wanted to appeal to those looking to give up dairy for health or ethical reasons.
What’s the story behind the name?
We try to be witty as well as thought-provoking, defiant and hopeful. Our name fits many of those traits: milk + macadamia = milkadamia.
We have heard from those who believe the word “milk” can only be defined as something from specific lactating animals. Of course, they are seeking to redefine the dictionary and botanists. It’s a silly fight.