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I have a couple of questions related to milk alternatives.

1. which brand do you think has the best flavor? How does it stack up nutrition wise compared to milk?

2. how do I get a fairly low cal (like skim milk, 90 calories a cup and no fat) soy/rice/nut milk? do they exist and do they tatse decent?

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The fat free stuff is not good by itself, I mix it with Silk or Sunsoy half and half. I mix lowfat 'Lite" Westsoy with Lowfat Westbrae Rice Milk and that is really good, never tried it by itself. I usually use this blend in cereal. I have alos used Lite Westsoy in sauces and for drinking Splenda Westsoy Soymilk is lowfat and yummy.

I always use plain rice/soymilk. I have never tried almond milk although Almond Breeze is reccomended by many.

http://www.silkissoy.com/index.php?id=34

http://sunsoy.com/

http://westbrae.com/products/index.htmlhough

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I like almond milk (Almond Breeze) better than soy. It has a great flavor! I've tried the vanilla and the plain, and I like the plain the best because it's not too sweet.

One glass has:

60 calories

2.5 grams of fat

Healthy stuff!
 

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The only dairy case soymilk I can get here is Silk (I dispise aeseptic pack anything except silken tofu).

I like it - more importantly my daughter (the Anti-Vegan) likes it.

It's fortified and not too many calories.

I can't wait to move back to the states so I can try the nutmilks.
 

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I tried Almond Milk (Pacific??) and it was plain disgusting. I ended up using it for cooking oatmeal, and even then I still couldn't stand it. Maybe I'm biased because I am not very fond of almonds anyway (I hate "marzipan", my family loves it *yuck*).

My personal favorites are Pacific FatFree Rice Milk (I like it more watery than creamy), and Rice Dream Rice Milk. Both of them plain. I don't like chocolate, and flavors usually just add unnecessary sugar anyway.

I also tried some other kind of soymilk (I don't remember the name, was it EdenSoy??), and it was sooo gross. I will never try it again. It was on sale at Fred Meyer and I was just thinking maybe I could experiment and see how it tastes. It had an odd brown color, way too dark for my eyes, since they were expecting a rather white fluid. It had a lot of fiber, maybe that was what made it so brown, but that didn't make up for the nasty taste.

In general, I like non-soy milks much better (other than almonds). Maybe that's because soy gives me bloating and tummy aches.

I don't like Silk much either, has a taste to it that I don't like, and it tastes way too much like real milk, and I always freak out if I have it, because I think I am having real milk or someone's trying to trick me and put real milk in the Silk container. The same thing happened with Soy Dream ice cream, I couldn't eat it because it tasted so much like real ice cream. And I can't have those fake meat products, they taste nasty to me, they are WAY too much like real meat.

Anyway, I went off topic here...
 

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so far I have tried:

Pacific Almond

Rice Dream

SunSoy

Silk

I have liked them all. On cereals, I defintely like the extra flavor of the almond milk. For just drinking I like the Silk, and the SunSoy too. I find the SunSoy does better for cooking with.

I'll keep trying new brands (except Edensoy, which my sister says is just plain gross) bonus, the kids love it too!
 
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