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.
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.
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.
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.


  1. February 23, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I had the vanilla one the other day, it was very nice! I made a smoothie with it as well. Alrpo products are great!

    • February 23, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      I have still to try the flavoured ones yet. I should really give them a try, Chloe.

  2. February 23, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I love the soy milk of Alpro, use it often for my overnight oats. Never tried the light one though!

    • February 23, 2017 / 10:09 pm

      Hi, it’s certainly worth giving it a try. I personally preferred this to their regular soya milk. I really need to try some overnight oats, Chloe.

      • February 23, 2017 / 10:10 pm

        I’ll have to try it out. Haven’t seen it on the shelfs here yet.

        • February 24, 2017 / 6:18 am

          I hope that you can find it soon.

  3. February 24, 2017 / 8:36 am

    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!


    • February 24, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Oh I will have to try this sounds delicious

  4. Le Coin de Mel
    February 24, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    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.

    • February 24, 2017 / 10:08 pm

      Hi, yes my old faithful Weetabix test it is very scientific. I’m glad that I’m not the only one curious about the flavourings and why they need to be added.

  5. February 25, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I always used to drink soya milk when I was living my parents. I quite like the taste, but haven’t had it for years. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • February 26, 2017 / 4:19 pm

      Hi, I wonder if it’s flavour has changed? Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  6. diynige
    February 25, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    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

    • February 26, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      You never know you might try soya milk one day ?.

  7. February 27, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    We’ve yet to try Alpro soya milk, but must give it a go, as our friends rave about it!! #MarvMondays

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:08 pm

      Hi, you should it’s a popular choice and this is a nice one to try first as I though it had amore subtle flavour, Chloe.

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:06 pm

      Hi, Alpro do a large range of products many of which I still have to try. Thanks for your kind comment, Chloe.

  8. February 27, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    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 |

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      Hi, yes we are all guilty with those old habits. I still need to try more dairy free milks but often stick to the same ones, Chloe.

  9. February 27, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I used to use Soya, but I’ve been shopping around with alternatives! Oatly do an amazing oat milk, it’s light & fresh, without an overly sweet taste. I really recommend it!
    Bisous, Faz

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      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.

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Hi Lindsay, I personally think that soya milk is a little creamier than almond milk, but it’s worth giving it a try, Chloe.

  10. February 27, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Often use Alpro Soya when baking lactose free treats. Never tired the light version before!

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Hi Candice, I personally find that soya milk woks well when baking. You should give the light version a try, Chloe.

  11. Corinne & Kirsty ⛄️ (@corinnekirsty)
    February 27, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love reading your blog coz I always find out about things I didn’t know before or I’ve never tried! Like this milk! I don’t really drink milk in general, let alone soya milk but I may give it a go! Thanks for sharing! xx C&K

    • February 27, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      Hi, You should give it a try you never know you might like it. I frequently see people having it with their coffees, Chloe.

  12. February 27, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Great post! I’ve been meaning to try non-Dairy mills and soya has never sounded appealing – until now!

    • February 27, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Hi, I hope you take the plunge to try a dairy free milk. Soya milk is far the easiest to find. thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

  13. Charlotte
    February 27, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    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

    • February 27, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Hi Charlotte. I hope that you like your first try of soya milk. Thank you for your kind comments, Chloe.

  14. February 27, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    I’ve always thought about swapping milk for a soya milk. I’ve always been scared as I don’t know what they taste like and I’m often put off by the smell of things. After reading your review I think if I am going to try one I think it might be this one. I’ve never seen a review on hem before so I’m glad I read this

    Tasha x

    • February 27, 2017 / 6:16 pm

      Hi, I hope that you enjoy it when you give it a try, it’s quiet a nice introduction into soya milk, Chloe.

  15. February 27, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    I’ve tried a couple of dairy-free milks, almond being my favourite, but I might give soya another try! X

  16. March 1, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    My son lives on Alpro Junior but I would be interested to see if he would drink the light version. My daughter can’t tolerate soya so she has Oat milk but I worry about the sugar content. #freefromfridays

    • March 2, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Hi, yes sugar content is always a worry. I don’t have that much of a sweet tooth and I notice it if I have an unsweetened milk.

  17. September 28, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    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?

    • September 28, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      I like almond and soya, but often go for almond as less calories. I quiet like the flavour of almond with cornflakes. I tend to have Alpro unsweetened almond and like their lighter version of soya, but like most soya milks to be fair. Oh and I tend to go for UHT and bulk buy when on offer ?.

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