So Good Soy Milk Review and Giveaway - Toronto Teacher Mom

So Good Soy Milk Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Last month, my family and I were able to try out a brand of milk alternative called So Good. This soy milk is made from non-genetically modified soy protein by Identity Preservation who uses a monitoring system to help control each step of the manufacturing process. This ensures that no genetically modified soybeans ever enter the supply stream. I also find it very reassuring. Especially where my kids are concerned. Natural foods are a big part of their diet.

When it comes to milk, I personally prefer organic milk. I don't think I'll ever be able to do without it. But when I come across parents who's children have developed an intolerance to gluten or lactose, for example, I am amazed at how more commonplace it is becoming. We introduced goat milk early on in our kids' diet but we also throw in almond milk as well as rice milk to give them variety. And while it's not always their preference, they don't seem to mind a change every now and then.
First of all, it's nice to know that So Good is gluten, cholesterol, animal product, and lactose free. It comes in ten different flavours and I don't think I need to tell you which ones my kids prefer. Chocolate, of course. Made with natural cocoa, their chocolate soy beverage is an excellent source of nutrition and contains 6 grams of soy protein and 308 mg of calcium (per 250 ml serving). It is also low in saturated fat and fortified with 15 essential vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, D2, B12 and riboflavin. During my daughter's birthday party, I offered it to her friends and was surprised to see them drink it without hesitation. Some of them even asked for more!


I think I'm going to have to try the strawberry flavour next just to make this delicious strawberry banana smoothie. 
 
(Update: I have since come up with a very simple recipe for an iced mochaccino using So Good chocolate milk!)

Also, I was pleased to learn that So Good has factories on both the east and west coast of Canada, reducing its distance to market. It's also great to know that So Good has received two recent Canadian Family Foods Award as well as the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal of Approval.
So Good is owned by Earth's Own, a Canadian food company with a passion for health and wellbeing.  Earth's Own are the makers of another beverage called Almond Fresh which recently won the Canadian Living award for Best New Dairy Alternative Product. I shared a couple of the vouchers with my in-laws because a couple of them follow a vegan diet. I brought home a carton and the kids liked it. I found it was great as a milk substitute and especially enjoyed it in my homemade iced cappuccino. Yum!

For this giveaway, So Good is offering a $50 worth in product vouchers to one lucky reader. Please note that only residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, are eligible to win. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.






Disclosure: I received vouchers redeemable towards So Good and Earth's Own products to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. I'd love to try the Almond Fresh because almonds can lower cholesterol as part of a diet low in saturated fat.

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    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  2. Almond fresh is delicious and very good for you.

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  3. The Butterscotch Swirl soy frozen desert looks AMAZING!!! I want to try it because it's low in calories and looks really tasty!

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  4. I'd like to try the chocolate soy
    leannemacg at gmail.com

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  5. I would like to try the So Good Chocolate Supreme Frozen Desert.

    mommakoala(at)cogeco(dot)ca

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  6. I'd like to try the Light Vanilla because I love the flavour of vanilla and I like that it now comes in a "light" version.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

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  7. I would like to try the Butterscotch Swirl Dessert as it sounds so yummy.


    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

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  8. We can not have soy but we would all love to try the Almond Milk, the one we use now is wonderfull, creamy and sweet!
    tracyschultz@yahoo.com

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  9. I wouold love to try the So Good Beverage. I am on a plant protien based way of eating right now. No animal products. This sounds great and I love that it has different flavors too.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  10. i would love to try the chocolate supreme soy frozen desert because it looks delicious and it is a healthier choice.
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I'd like to try the vanilla light b/c i love the flavor of the vanilla but not the calories

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  12. I like So Good Vanilla, I can use it in my beverages.

    kimmctyre(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  13. Since I tend to prefer things plain and boring, I'd stick with the So Good Original, or maybe even the Strawberry. The Almond Fresh that you mentioned in your post sounds good, but I can't have it because I'm allergic to almonds!

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  14. I would like to try the Chocolate or Light Vanilla So Good.

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  15. I would like to try the So Good Chocolate Supreme because it is Free of animal fats and it's only 130 Calorie per serving

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

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  16. I want to try the light chocolate to see if it is comparable to the normal chocolate soy milk!

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  17. almond Fresh is our choice. We already know we love it.

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  18. I would love to try the So Good Chocolate Supreme Frozen Dessert because it looks absolutely delicious and is low in saturated fats.

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  19. I would like to try the Almond Fresh Chocolate because it's a healthy beverage alternative

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  20. i'd like to try the So Good chocolate flavoured soy milk

    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'd like to try the strawberry flavoured one. That banana strawberry smoothing shown above looks 'So Good!'.

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  22. I'd love to try the chocolate supreme soy desert

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  23. I would like to try the Fat Free Vanilla soy milk as I have never tried that flavor before!
    sbabij2 at shaw dot ca

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  24. http://twitter.com/#!/KimMctyre/status/103166660260790272

    @kimmctyre

    It says messed up for my today's tweet, so I am not sure if entered, just posted here

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  25. I would like to try the so good strawberry because i think it would be great for smoothies!

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  26. I would like to try the Chocolate Frozen Dessert because how can you go wrong with chocolate? Plus this would probably be a much healthier option for a chocoholic like me.

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  27. Like to try Almond Fresh Chocolate, my kids love to chocolate so much
    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to try the So Good Chocolate Sipreme as it sounds yummy.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Light vanilla soy milk!
    fionabarnowl at care2 dot com

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  30. I'd love to try Chocolate So Good
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  31. I would love to try the chocolate ice cream. Looks delish.

    If I can't find it I would stock up on Chocolate So Good.

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  32. Tip for all - Silk is so much better tasting than So Good.

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