Having just moved to Colorado from NJ, I have been reviewing a lot of new products as I investigate the brands that are available in my new locale. I have always had mixed feelings about doing product reviews when the product doesn’t really impress me. I’m not the type of blogger who will “woohooo” with eighteen exclamation marks over something that’s just….okay. In those instances, I tend to not say anything publicly, because maybe it’s just my taste and somebody else might really like it.
When a product is so bad that I figure I could potentially save someone else from it – I’m speaking up! (According to my husband, I should, because it’s refreshing for readers, and shows that I don’t just give everyone glowing reviews as a default).
And so with that preceding disclaimer and an apology to the manufacturer who may flame me very shortly – the award for Worst Tasting Soymilk I’ve Ever Had goes to So Nice Unsweetened Soy Milk, which I purchased myself at a local grocery. It’s bitter. It’s beany. I couldn’t even use it in smoothies or coffee because it’s bitterness was so strong that it ruined both. I detest wasting money or food, but down the drain it went.
For comparison I’d like to point out my usual soymilk favorite is Silk Unsweetened, which is creamier, less bitter and not beany at all. I’ve also had the pleasure of discovering that Walmart’s own brand of soymilk is very good. Called Great Value, it is less expensive than Silk, and the original is low in sugar but not unsweetened. It also is not organic, so if that matters to you you may choose to spend the 30 cents or whatever more to get the Organic Unweetened Silk. I find both Silk and the Great Value soymilks likeable, and am happy to buy either. Here are the Nutrition Facts for each, you’ll see the Great Value has a bit more sugar and calories, but they are pretty comparable:
But So Nice….isn’t very nice at all, and I definitely won’t buy again. FYI: No, the soymilk was NOT 6 weeks old (if you read the date on the carton), I just wrote this post a few weeks back and never posted it.)
*Please don’t confuse this product with the So Delicious brand of non-dairy ice creams, yogurts, and ice cream sandwiches. Those really ARE quite delicious!*