Soymilk is becoming so mainstream that it has become common to find not only an ample supply of flavors (even in some small or obscure stores), but also several companies are now making single serve packages. I even spotted some of these individual servings in a convenience store! Of course, in the past (in the U.S. at least) milk and soymilk products were mostly refrigerated luxurious. But these days we are finally catching onto the benefits of shelf-stable beverages.
Vitasoy has long been a contender in the soymilk market, and is well known for their broad organic soy-based product line. Yet, it wasn’t until recently that they saw fit to jump into the single serve market with their own shelf-stable line of organic soymilks. Unlike their competitors, these beverages can be resealed after opening (of course, you must refrigerate them at that point!). They come in the old standby trio of flavors, plain, vanilla, and chocolate.
Soymilk isn’t a top contender in our home these days due to a soy intolerance in the family. However, I couldn’t resist giving these new products a trial, since the Vitasoy line is well known for quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All three flavors are wonderfully creamy, and on par with the fat levels of good quality, regular soymilks. Since I pretty much always purchase unsweetened milk alternatives, even the plain variety with just 5g of sugar per 8oz serving tasted like a bit of a treat, but certainly not over the top sweet. I was glad that the vanilla wasn’t too much higher in sugar (just 9g) as some vanilla flavors can be a bit sickeningly sweet in my opinion. Of course, the chocolate variety was sweetened quite a bit more, but it is chocolate “milk” after all!
For those kids who don’t or can’t drink milk, but do tolerate soy, these are an excellent pack along option for school (ready to take over the lunchbox space that was formerly occupied by milk) or when buzzing around town.