story begins when founder Caroline was in college and her favorite treat, frozen yogurt, started giving her stomach aches. Assuming that lactose intolerance was to blame she began living dairy-free, but was still plagued by stomach pains after drinking store-bought almond milk. A little research pointed to some common ingredients: the gums and carrageenan that are routinely added to foods to artificially thicken and prevent separation. Nutty Life avoids the need for artificial thickening agents by using more of the good stuff, cashews! While most brands only use 2% cashew, Nutty Life uses 8% in their Café Blend.