Another decadent, creamy liqueur is hitting the shelves and this one sets a precedent. Not only is it the first hemp milk liqueur ever made, but it’s also vegan!
I was already a big fan of BOM BOM’s first vegan flavor, Nilli Vanilli, so when they asked Vegaprocity to try the new Fully Baked, well, I was pretty stoked, man.
The creamy hemp milk base blends perfectly with the mix of brownie and chocolate chip cookie flavors, creating a smooth and decadent liqueur. It is lower calorie and has no artificial flavors or preservatives. At 14.2%, it boasts a slightly higher alcohol-by-volume than Rum Chata or Bailey’s Almande. Far out.
Fully Baked was inspired by the BOM BOM founders’ favorite ice cream flavor: Ben & Jerry’s Half-Baked. Ben & Jerry’s released Half-Baked’s non-dairy counterpart earlier this year which features brownie fudge bites and peanut butter cookie dough.
“We decided to take Half Baked all the way with Fully Baked,” said BOM BOM founders Eva Maria Janerus and Kevin Mowers. “We want our company to always evolve … which is why Fully Baked uses hemp milk.”
For the official Vegaprocity test of the world’s first hemp milk liqueur, I made their Flower Power Chai: equal parts hot or iced (I did iced) brewed chai tea and BOM BOM’s Fully Baked. Before this, I never thought of mixing tea and alcohol. But this boozy chair latte is a new favorite for this flower child-at-heart! It would also be delicious paired with coffee, bananas, chocolate- basically any dessert flavor you fancy.
Not only is Fully Baked the first hemp milk liqueur ever created, but the very first alcoholic product to even be made with hemp milk. So although the BOM BOM line isn’t entirely vegan, they’re still awarded with superlatives. Plus, two out of three ain’t bad (Coco Mochonut is their only non-vegan flavor at the moment).
As if you needed another reason to try it, hemp seeds- from which hemp milk is derived- are an excellent source of nutrition and have many health benefits. Hemp ‘hearts,’ as they are called, contain heart-healthy compounds and essential fatty acids that support normal function and growth of your body’s cells, nerves, muscles, and organs.
Fully Baked made it’s debut in stores on June 1 and is available in MA, NY, NJ, CT and RI.