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It's Just So Good.
Member Name: llamalove
Date: 29/05/05, updated on 24/06/05 (3171 review reads)
Advantages: great for a variety of diets, tastes sweet and delicious when cold, versatile
Disadvantages: bit more expensive than milk
It was the early 90’s when I first tasted soya milk and my overall impression was… ‘Okay if you like chewing cardboard’ – it was dry, sour and left a horrible aftertaste in my mouth. Needless to say, I didn’t ever want to try it again.
So, nearly 15 years later my mum offers me a glass of ‘So Good’. After lots of… ‘What? Soya milk? No way!’ she persuaded me to give it a try and soon enough I was hooked.
There are so many different milks available on the market now and soya milk has been around for quite some time. So Good is a dairy free alternative to milk, it’s low in cholesterol and low in fat, it contains 20% more calcium than milk so overall it’s great for people on a variety of diets…lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, low fat, low cholesterol…the only diet it’s probably not good for is your low carb, Atkins type. So Good is made from soya proteins and has extra vitamins and calcium added and does not contain any animal product.
So good looks almost like milk. It comes in a white cardboard carton with blue screw cap picturing pure white ‘milk looking’ liquid being poured into a glass. When you open it however, it looks slightly darker – a kind of dark creamy colour with a hint of grey. Don’t let this put you off though.
So Good has to be served chilled. I can imagine it would taste pretty nasty if left to go warm. But when served straight from the fridge it has a sweet, ice-creamy taste. It’s smooth and of a good consistency. If you are used to milk and you expect milk you’ll probably get a bad shock but if you’re looking for something new and refreshing you’re in for a sweet treat. After swallowing, you’re hit with the aftertaste. I find it quite pleasant but this is the bit that my hubby hates! It’s quite a strong taste and it really lingers for a good while. You can taste it on the tip of your tongue and round the edges…It seems to have some kind of kick that hits your taste buds with a bit of a twang.
Looking at the ingredients, So Good does contain ‘grape extract’ – maybe this is where the sweetness comes from.
So Good can be drunk straight from the glass as a refreshing drink, can be poured onto cereal and can be used where milk is recommended in recipes. It can also be drunk in tea and coffee but all soya milks have a tendency to separate when added to hot liquids so it’s recommended that you put the So Good in first, let your kettle cool slightly then add the water. I myself have never used it warm or on my cereal. I’m not a big milk fan so I tend to drink this straight from the carton to glass to get my daily calcium dose.
So Good should be kept refrigerated unlike many other soya milks you find in long life cartons on the shelf. Once opened it needs to be consumed within 5 days and it is not recommended for freezing.
So Good contains:
Filtered water, Soya Protein, Maltodextrin, Grape extract, Sunflower oil, Acidity regulators, Flavourings, Calcium Phosphate, Salt, Zinc Gluconate, Niacin, Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Vitamin D, Potassium Iodide, Folacin, Vitamin B12
It contains no preservatives and is free from artificial flavours.
Nutritional information includes (per 100ml)
Energy – 50kcal
Protein – 3.4g
Carbohydrate – 5.3g
Fat – 1.7g (only 0.2g saturated)
Fibre – 0g
Sodium – 0.05g
So Good is available for around £1.29 for a 1 litre carton. It can be found in most supermarkets in the chilled cabinets, usually near the milk and fresh juices.
You may also find ‘So Good Dairy Free Soya Drink – Low Fat’ and ‘So Good Dairy Free Soya Drink – Chocolate’ for about £1.08 each.
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