Review of Alpro light soya milk

Well my mission to try some new dairy free milks has not been that successful. One of my favourite milks is soya only mainly because I personally find it easier to cook with. So when I saw Alpro light fresh milk on offer I just had to give it a try. I personally liked the packaging design with the red colouring to the side with the splattering of milk surrounded by three leaves.
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The ingredients list is on the back of the carton with water, soya beans and flavourings noted. I’m intrigued to know what the flavouring is. The soya is clearly highlighted in bold as an allergen. There is no may contain warning. The milk is labelled as being dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans.
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On opening the carton I was surprised that there was no nuttiness aroma to the milk. In fact it smelt pretty neutral, of nothing really. I viewed this as a positive. I’m personally not keen on milks that have a sweet artificial aroma. It poured easily into a glass it was cream in colour but slightly lighter than other soya milks that I have previously tried. It was slightly thick and creamy in consistency. On sipping the milk it was slightly smooth but not creamy in texture. There was only a very faint nutty element to this milk. I viewed this as a positive as it was nice to have a neutral tasting milk that didn’t taste artificially sweet like other brands that I have previously tried. I also warmed the milk for 90 seconds in the microwave ready for my famous Weetabix test. It microwaved well and did not separate or form a skin to the top of the milk. It’s aroma seemed to change and it reminded me of custard. Strange I know but I thought this added a nice little twist so long as it didn’t impact on its flavour. Luckily, it didn’t. It was absorbed easily by the Weetabix. It did seem to impact on the texture of my Weetabix making it slightly smoother. This made a pleasant change and made it stand out from other soya milks that I have tried. On tasting the Weetabix it tasted just as a Weetabix should the milk did not impact on its flavour. This may sound a little strange but a couple of milks that I have previously tried have made my Weetabix have an artificially slightly sweet flavour. I personally don’t like this and like to add my own sugar to my Weetabix should I want to.
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So would I recommend this soya milk? Yes I would. Its neutral flavour was spot on and made a pleasant change to the other soya milks that I have tried. It wasn’t artificially sweet and wasn’t too creamy. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or a vegan diet why not give this soya milk a try. So thank you Alpro for producing a soya milk that I can enjoy.

41 thoughts on “Review of Alpro light soya milk

  1. oooo my god you MUST try the chocolate one!! amazing in smoothies and with porridge! I put the chocolate milk in my porridge and have it with a bit of coco powder and orange segments, wal-la chocolate orange porridge!

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  2. I like the idea of the ‘Weetabix test.’ Very scientifical 🙂 I also think it’s a definite positive that’s there’s no nutty flavour to it as you’d want milk to have a neutral flavour. I also wonder what the flavourings may be, and why they added them.

  3. I have never tried it and most likely never will great review Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  4. I’ve been telling myself to try these dairy free alternatives to milk as I think it would just make a better change in our diet but old habits vie hard – will defo try this recommendation! Thank you for sharing!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk

    • Hi Faz, thank you for stopping by and your recommendation. have tried this one and if I’m honest I wasn’t that keen. It’s great that there are so many choices of dairy free milk to try these days, Chloe.

  5. I’ve been wanting to give soya milk a go for a while and this seems like the perfect one to start with! I’m especially intrigued about it going like custard when you warmed it, that sounds lovely! Great review as always xx

  6. This is one of my go to milks although I quite like Tescos and Sainsbury’s fresh unsweetened which I think is similar to this one. I’ve really tried to like nut milks and tried many but can’t get passed the nutty taste. Whilst they seem ok in weetabix which masks the flavour I don’t like them with other cereals so soya for me is the best all rounder! What’s your usual go-to type + brand of milk? Is there one you always go back to?

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