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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:41 AM
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Just tried out my first serving of Soy Milk. IT'S BROWN! Eeeeeeew.
Geez Louise...I had been hearing about all the health benefits, and somebody had posted here a couple of days ago about how much they liked soy milk.

Man. Is there any WHITE soy milk (hidden racism???? anybody ever catch Tom Joyner and his crew do that riff? hilarious!)

I dunno. It tasted kind of chalky (Eden Soy, fortified with b vitamins and other good stuff). Any recommendations on more milk-like soy milk?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:44 AM
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1. Yes, you can et white soy milk
Stay away from the stuff in the boxes that sit on the shelfs without refrigeration. Buy the soy milk that you find in the dairy section, that has an expiration date. That soy milk is wonderful!

And you can get it flavored with vanilla, or chocolate, or plain, and probably a bunch more as well.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:44 AM
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2. you got the chocolate soy milk instead of the vanilla soy milk brand
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:50 AM
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4. It's "original" flavor, not chocolate or vanilla. But also off the shelf.
I'll go to Whole Foods, and get some out of the Dairy Department. Any brands in particular that are good?
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:31 AM
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21. Vanilla is brown, too.
It's not so bad. It used to be all my daughter would drink, for the first six years of her life. Eden Soy Extra, vanilla. She couldn't tolerate any other soy milk brand or flavor (except plain Eden Soy vanilla).
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:47 AM
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3. I use Silk
and I only like it on cereal.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:04 AM
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5. Does It Spoil Or Sour As Quickly As Regular Milk?
And is it 100% fat free (like skim milk)??
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:13 AM
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6. It last @ 2 months refrigerated... It does come fat free, I believe
but my "version" has 4 gm fat per 1 cup serving.

I've never had any spoil. Since we only use it on cereal the half gallon sometimes last a couple of months.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:08 AM
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12. My veggie roommate keeps cartons of it in the cupboards
Says they last months without problems if unopened, although I haven't tested his theory, he seems to be fairly healthy.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:07 AM
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11. My favorite, too, but it's expensive.
Target has a good one and it's only $2.44 a half-gallon. Don't remember the name. It's in my refrigerator at home and I'm at work.
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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:25 AM
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7. My favorite is Westsoy.
I like their vanilla Soy Slender product. I can't have sugar anymore, and this is sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar. For cooking, I use their unsweetened Organic soy milk. I've tried the Silk, and it just tastes too watery to me. It also has a lot of sugar added. Just keep trying and you'll find one that is right for you. Experiment.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:49 AM
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8. Thanks for the suggestions. I'd like fat free, as little sugar as possible
no artificial sweeteners. Taste, look like milk.

Impossible dream?

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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:52 AM
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9. Don't buy the cheap shit.
And by that, I mean the cheapest soymilk on the shelf. I drink "Silk" vanilla flavour.
It's good, and it's healthy.
My cholesterol has decreased since I've been drinking it.

the cheap shit tastes like that hippy-made crap you got at the Food Co-op 25 years ago...Chalkwater.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:05 AM
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10. I'm in the minority here...
But I think Silk is NASTY! We prefer Sun Soy soymilk. We love the chocolate and the vanilla is great for making shakes or hot chocolate. The plain is excellent for cooking.
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:16 AM
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13. Do you like Sun Soy with cereal?
And thanks for the input!
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:37 AM
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15. I've had the plain with cereal...
It's not bad. I don't eat much cereal anymore so I can't really say I'm used to the taste.
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lcooksey Donating Member (373 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:24 AM
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14. Soy milk -- the beige beverage
I think that would make a good tag line for a commercial on soy milk.

I like the Westsoy light vanilla. The fat free is too watery, and the plain is too bland. But the vanilla has enough flavor to be good straight up, or over cereal.

YMMV
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:38 AM
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16. Silk Soy Milk is baby blm's FAVORITE.
They make regular soy, vanilla and chocolate. The chocolate is so rich that I mix one ounce of it in with 7 ounces of regular.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:41 AM
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17. I give another vote for Silk brand.
I drink the vanilla . Just love it. I use the boxes mostly..Put them in the refrigerator,get them cold and to me they are just as good as from the dairy case.

Silk is more expensive. I get mine at Cosco- a box with 12 quart size boxes is $10.99.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:01 AM
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18. It's not processed enough.
:)

Plain soy milk is like plain yogurt. A tolerance has to be developed. I usually only drink vanilla Silk. It has a slight, but not unpleasant, aftertaste.
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:28 AM
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19. Have you looked at mammal milk?
If you've ever seen any (human) breast milk, it can come in shades of a watery white to a blueish white. Even skim cow milk is kind of a bluish-white...

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Angelus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:31 AM
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20. Ewwww...
I tried that crap once and it was the most disgusting thing I've ever drank. :puke:

Is there ANY good vegetarian foods/drinks that tastes good? I tried boca burgers the other day, and I tell you, my stomach(and taste buds) are still gagging today. :puke:
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