Product Type: Alpro Soft Drink
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Alpro Soya Chocolate Milk
Member Name: JJ2010JAYJAY
Alpro Soya Chocolate Milk
Advantages: Lovely Taste, Great If You Have A Dairy Intolerance/Allergy
Disadvantages: Lots Of Sugar/Calories
Being as I have a mild allergy to milk, I can't have much dairy before I start suffering from migraines. That is a bit of a shame as I do quite like milk. Then again, I do still drink it every now and again. Since I was young, I've had Alpro soya milk every so often so I still drank milk once in a while. Only recently, I developed a desire for chocolate milkshakes, but of course, I could only drink small quantities to prevent me from getting migraines. A few weeks ago, whilst I was shopping, I came across this Alpro soya chocolate milk. So I decided to give it ago and see what i was like. I don't know why I didn't come across this before as I do buy Alpro products quite often.
When I got home, I placed the milk in the fridge to let it cool down, as I thought that it would taste nicer and more refreshing if it was chilled. After a couple of hours, I took it out of the fridge and it was nice and cold. It says to shake before use, so I did so and poured myself a glass. I wasn't expecting it to taste anywhere near as good as normal chocolate milk, but I had my first sip. It was amazing. It tasted very chocolaty and rich, and in my opinion, nicer than other chocolate milk. I think the taste doesn't suit everyone, as you can still taste that it is soya milk. But I love soya milk anyway, which makes this drink even more delicious.
~Price & Availability~
As far as I am aware, this product is widely available in most, if not all supermarkets. At Tesco, it is currently selling for £1.39. It isn't what you would call a bargain, because that makes this more expensive than diesel. (If you haven't already gathered, I am trying to imply that they come in a one litre carton.) I would still happily buy this product though, but the only downside is that I seem to finish a carton easily within two days, but having looked at the nutritional information, I think I should limit how much of this I drink, but I'll get onto that later.
The carton is rectangular in shape, with a sloped top with an easy pour spout thingy (to use its technical name.) It has the Alpro logo at the top, as well as having the nutritional information and other legal requirement on it. The top of it is pale blue, whilst the rest is dark brown, and looks like chocolate milk being poured, obviously representing the chocolate milk inside.
Here is all the nutritional values of 100ml of this drink:
9.1g of which sugars
Clearly, this drink isn't good for you. It has quite a high sugar content per glass which is bad for your teeth, let alone a relatively hefty amount of calories. On the other hand, at least it contains calcium, which is necessary to be healthy. It is especially good if you have fussy children who don't like drinking plain milk.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this, but only if you like soya milk, otherwise you may not appreciate the taste.
Summary: A Delicious Chocolate Milk Drink, But Is Packed With Sugar