I have tried soya milk previously and wasn’t that keen on it, therefore I’ve always been put off trying other soya milk products. When Cinabar suggested I try this Chocolate flavoured soya alternative to chocolate milkshake, I was pretty much against the idea from the start. This chocolate flavoured soya milk was packaged in a 1 litre carton with 77 calories per 100ml, and was rich in calcium, and vitamins B2, B12 and D. Reading the carton further, I found that this chocolate flavoured soya milk was vegetarian and a vegan friendly, produced in a nut free environment, and was dairy, lactose, wheat and gluten free. It was also free from dairy fats, artificial sweeteners, colours and preservatives. Alpro Soya is also a good source of plant protein, and is “planet friendly”, using less land and water, and five times less carbon dioxide than 1 litre of diary milk. Alpro Soya uses ethnically sourced non genetically modified organic (GMO) soya beans. Apparently increased soya in your diet reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, and also improves cognitive and verbal memory.
Realising I was starting to sound more like a health food advertisement I decided to open the carton. On opening I noticed the brown milk smelt like chocolate, which I figured was a good start. It had a thick texture, but didn’t have a sweet chocolate taste, as it tasted almost identical to chocolate rice pudding. There was definitely a heavy rice pudding aftertaste with a hint of chocolate, which made me feel a little thirsty. Having said that, I was still pleasantly surprised by the satisfying chocolaty taste of this chocolate flavoured soya milk, and believe it would make a good healthy alternative to chocolate milkshake and chocolate puddings in general. So next time you see a carton in the fridge section in the supermarket don’t be shy and give it a try, it’s not bad at all and it’s good for you!