Friday, November 26, 2010

Milks, part 2

In a previous post, I talked about some non-dairy milk alternatives. Yowzers, they are becoming popular! This actually makes me very happy, because that also means they are getting cheaper!

Here are some quarts that have graced the fridge at work as of late:

Halzenut Milk

This is a sweeter milk that really added nice flavor to oatmeal and tea/coffee. I liked this one a lot because it was thick and creamy like soy milk and had 2 grams of protein and adequate calcium to boot. (~$2.50 on sale)

Pearl Soy Milk

For something that was $1, I thought it was pretty good. I thought it was slightly creamier than the average soymilk I've had, though that probably comes from the extra calories it has versus other soymilks. Being organic is a plus. I know Pearl comes in a bunch of other flavors, but I am not adventurous enough to try because I usually don't drink soy milk alone. Love the vitamin and protein boost, though!

Coconut Milk

I first tried this when Tea Time brought it over one day, and I wanted to put some non-dairy beverage into my decaf. My first impression is that the taste was a little "grassy"? Definitely not as thick or chock full of vitamins as the other two, and even though the "saturated fat" content is mostly "healthy," it makes me weary. Still, I wanted to give this a fair shot and got it for $1.69 (after coupon) at Whole Foods.

I found this to be a thicker and creamier than the other milks, though for some reason I can't get over the fact that it's... coconut. Makes me think I'm drinking up a bunch of fat, but as you can see, besides the saturated fat issue, it's not too bad nutritionally. Not a big fan of the taste, but texture-wise, it's close to that of milk.


  1. it's so strange how different brands can taste so different! i like almond breeze but dislike pacific. and with soy milk, i only like soy dream and TJ's brands.

  2. My kids (two of them are lactose intolerant) are stuck on Rice Dream...