August 29, 2007

The Verdict on Soy Milk

Gah! It’s not cow’s milk.

I tried silk vanilla soy on a bowl of Special K. I think I’m going to have to try it with some other cereal, maybe a puffed rice cereal or something.

First, it came out light brown. Milk is WHITE. This was NOT. My eyes nearly bugged out and I could feel the bile rising in my throat as light brown liquid poured onto my Special K. Blech. Still makes me cringe in remembering…

Second, there wasn’t a nutty taste and I think that’s because I got the vanilla. It was SWEET! First bite I thought, ‘Holy crap, I hope my pancreas is working!!’ Then I looked at the ingredients and the second ingredient is cane juice… as in… SUGAR cane.

Holy crap. Message to Silk, cut the sugar guys. Really. Are you doing it to hide some hideous flavor?

Third and last… my cereal seemed to get soggier faster. Maybe it was Special K. Maybe it was a bad cereal choice. But I don’t remember my Special K getting so soggy so fast and I can’t eat soggy Special K because when it floats around in the bowl, it looks like old soggy nasty scabs and… wow… that’s just so so so so nasty on so so so so many levels. As soon as they get that ‘I went swimming and look what happened to the scab on my knee’ look, I gotta throw the bowl out.

With all the soy milk too.

By the fourth bite I was trying to minimize milk in the spoon… as if I was trying to eat cereal that had been lightly dipped in something wet.

Something that was not milk. Real milk.

So… believe it or not, I’m not giving up on the soy thing. I’m just going to try it with a different cereal. And if that doesn’t work, I’m going to try regular soy, not vanilla, and if that doesn’t cut it, I’ll try Rice Milk. I’m trying the soy route as I know soy is good for women as they get into the menopausal zone and I should be there in the next few years.

We’ll see. I’m just trying to keep my mind wrapped around that fact I poured brown thick liquid on my cereal this morning. The esthetics just were NOT there. That is a fact.

That one scrambled egg with raisin toast I eat every morning isn't seeming like such a bad thing anymore...

Posted by Boudicca at August 29, 2007 08:23 PM | TrackBack

I am an extremely finicky eater, as in I wouldn't be caught dead within fifty feet of a mushroom, but years ago, I think i was a teenager, and I tried rice milk...I gotta tell you, the stuff was really good. I like soy...take it or leave it. But rice milk is seriously good, and I think it actually enhances the flavor of cereal. Are you coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs?

Posted by: Erica at August 29, 2007 09:29 PM

Oh you didn't read me during the cocoa puff incident!

Heh. Anyway, chocolate is on my no-no list, so I don't do chocolate cereal, which I think would make a difference. I tend to go with sticks and twigs cereal, except for my sudden craving for Special K when I realized I might be able to eat cereal. I think the cereal choice was a mistake.

But VW has said she likes rice milk better too... so I might give that a try.

Posted by: Bou at August 30, 2007 05:58 AM

I think the flavored soy milk is pretty gross myself - try out plain before you give up on it completely.

With all these people singing the praises of rice milk, I gotta try that out...

Posted by: loquita at August 30, 2007 07:04 AM

Oh Bou... better you than me. Blech. I've tried a few flavors of silk (samples in grocery stores), and I'm just appalled.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at August 30, 2007 07:44 AM

Oh my! Well, for one thing. Regular soy is probably a better bet. Silk Vanilla soy is very sweet so unless you like "sweet" you won't like it.

Personally I'd rather starve than eat cereal. I never have liked it much. So I generally have leftovers from the night before... or I make an egg (although I'm not into morning cooking - LOL)

Posted by: Teresa at August 30, 2007 07:49 AM

Soy Milk? How do they milk a soy? Now I have seen the turks milk a camel and even tried camel milk..and I have puked some goat milk yogurt stuff but I would have to see what that soy looked like before I would try the milk..I wonder if it is pasteurized and homogenized and sterilized and comes from a TB vaccinated soy?

I gotta read up on might be a good agri-business to invest in if they don't eat much and give lots of milk with a high milk fat content..

Posted by: GUYK at August 30, 2007 10:43 AM

Yeah, other brands taste much better, and the unsweetened flavor is definitely the way to go. I also find that it tastes better with european-style muesli (oats, nuts, rasins, maybe some spices or other bits of fruit if you're lucky, but no sugar, and nothing cooked) than with regular cereal, which tends to taste really funky with it, maybe because you're expecting that very particular milk flavor. I like rice milk better, too. Almond milk is also very good, unless you're eating cereal with lots of almonds in it. Hemp milk is Re-Vol-Ting.

Posted by: Amity at August 31, 2007 12:50 AM

That doesn't make me want to try it any sooner!!

BTW, I took on your chocolate addiction. I'll give you the details later....

Posted by: Sissy at August 31, 2007 08:44 PM