Well my mission to try some new dairy free milks is proving a little harder than I expected. One of my favourite milks is soya only mainly because I personally find it easier to cook with. So when I spotted an organic soya milk in my local co-op I thought that I should give it a try. It is UHT and comes in a 1 lite carton. I personally found the packaging design to be a little unappealing. I assume it is meant to be representing a field but why there is a chicken on top of the word organic I’m not sure. Oh and one final criticism to this packaging I’ve yet to have a soya milk that is white. Sorry for moaning co-op.
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. To the front of the packaging the milk is labelled as being 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 and was the typical cream colour you get with soya milk. It was slightly thick and creamy in consistency. On sipping the milk it was smooth and slightly creamy in texture. There was a very faint nutty element to this milk I naively thought its flavour might have been a little more distinct being that it was an organic milk. That said I personally preferred this. 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 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 a slightly in sweet flavour. I personally don’t like this and if I have sweet tooth on a particular day I like to be able to choose to add a little sweetness to my Weetabix.
So would I recommend this soya milk, yes I would. It’s neutral flavour was spot and made a pleasant change to the other soya milks that I have tried. It wasn’t and artificially sweet and was nice and creamy and smooth. So if you follow a dairy free or vegan diet why not give this soya milk a try. So thank you co-op for producing a soya milk that I can enjoy.