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Own-brand vs branded soya milks

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
What reasons are there to buy the more expensive branded soya milks instead of the stores' cheaper own-brand?

I sometimes despair at the boring design on the cartons for own-brand soya milks, but other than that?
 

Mufflon

Star Member
Location
Germany
Taste.

I'm very picky with the mylks, tried a lot of them (both cheap and expensive) and found only a few out of the whole crowd of brand or own-brand mylks I like at all.

When it comes to soy milk, I always seem to come back to Alpro. Oat milk I usually buy Natumi or Provamel (depending on what is available at the particular store).
 

Brian

Mad Bard
Location
Gothenburg
I remember back in the 80s trying Provamel in my coffee and as well as a tendency for it to separate, it had a thick beany flavour making it unpleasant to drink. Tesco's own brand worked well in coffee without separating and it didn't taste at all beany. I hardly use soya milk now I am in Sweden as I drink black coffee and if I need milk for cooking or supplementing, I choose a local (and cheap) brand of almond milk. I'm sure Provamel must have changed their recipe many times by now though.
 

Mufflon

Star Member
Location
Germany
Don't know but I still think of Alpro soy milk as the best in coffee (no separating, not that "beany"). It's also fact that many mylks are not fortified with calcium and I prefer a fortified mylk.
 

Brian

Mad Bard
Location
Gothenburg
Don't know but I still think of Alpro soy milk as the best in coffee (no separating, not that "beany"). It's also fact that many mylks are not fortified with calcium and I prefer a fortified mylk.
We have Alpro over here so maybe I will give that a try.;)
 

Mufflon

Star Member
Location
Germany
It seems like Germany has a whole plethora of mylks, be it almond, oat, soy, cashew, coconut, rice, hazelnut, macadamia or a mix of e. g. rice, coconut and almond.

It also seems that I don't like 99% of them. :p
 

Brian

Mad Bard
Location
Gothenburg
It seems like Germany has a whole plethora of mylks, be it almond, oat, soy, cashew, coconut, rice, hazelnut, macadamia or a mix of e. g. rice, coconut and almond.

It also seems that I don't like 99% of them. :p
Oats are the big thing in Sweden and usually they make good products but I tried a brand of vanilla oat yoghurt once that tasted like sickly caramel thickened with wheat flour!:yuck:
 

Mischief

Stranger in a strange land
I like all of the Aldi house brand milks - soy, almond, cashew, coconut. The coconut is my favorite for drinking and use on cereal, though obviously not for things like mashed potatoes.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I like all of the Aldi house brand milks - soy, almond, cashew, coconut. The coconut is my favorite for drinking and use on cereal, though obviously not for things like mashed potatoes.
I agree (expect for the coconut which I don't like any of!).
Aldi still doesn't have an unsweetened soy though, do they?
Mine very very rarely has cashew!
 

Mischief

Stranger in a strange land
I agree (expect for the coconut which I don't like any of!).
Aldi still doesn't have an unsweetened soy though, do they?
Mine very very rarely has cashew!
The local Aldis used to carry an unsweetened soy, back when they carried only soy. Then they started carrying almond milk, and I think most of their customers switched to almond milk (I confess I did), so their selection of soy decreased.

The cashew milk is only periodic here too. However, the coconut milk and the chocolate almond milk seem to have become regularly stocked items.
 
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