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So Delicious Coconut Milk

An Milk alternative product made from Coconut Milk by Turtle Mountain

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A Great Milk Alternative for those allergic to Milk, Soy Milk...etc (Veggie/Vegan Friendly too!)

  • May 14, 2009
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I was recently browsing the milk aisle at my local health food grocery store when I saw this product and had to give it a try.  I love milk with my coffee and cereal, but would like to cut back on my milk intake.  I've tried "Rice Milk" and "Soy Milk" as alternatives to milk before, but both of these options don't have the same creamy (fatty) consistency as regular milk does.  Surprisingly, this Coconut milk product has a very similar texture and consistency as 2% milk.   Also, it actually has a very subtle taste and isn't very sweet... also similar to milk.  There isn't any weird odor or after taste either.  I would say that it tastes more like milk than coconut milk... which is a bit odd.  But for the purpose of using it for coffee and cereal, this works out great.  I would even guess that this would be great for making homemade Ice Cream with, since it is made with Coconut Cream.  In fact, there is a Ice Cream product line from the company that makes this product (Turtle Mountain) which uses this Coconut milk for the base of their Ice Cream ingredients :)

There are actually two choices they offer: "Original" and "Vanilla".  I'm reviewing the "Original" version, which isn't very sweet and tastes amazingly like real milk.  I've heard that the "Vanilla" version tastes sweeter and is more flavorful.   So choose one that you think suits your needs better.    I always like to outline the pros and cons of a product, so here they are:

Pros:
-Similar taste, color and (creamy) texture of 2% Milk (Better than Soy or Rice Milk)
-No after-taste and very minimally sweetened.
-Vegetarian and Vegan friendly
-Doesn't cost much more than regular milk.
-Contains healthy "Fats"


Cons:
-I'd love a version that simulated the taste and texture of whole milk
-Only keeps 7-10 days in refrigerator after opening
-I wished it had more "coconut flavor" to it... I like Coconuts :)


Facts & Ingredients:

So Delicious Original Coconut Milk Beverage - Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL)
Servings Per Container 8

So Delicious Coconut Milk BeverageCalories 80
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 5g (9%)
Saturated Fat 5g† (25%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg (0%)
Sodium 15mg (1%)
Potassium 90mg (3%)
Total Carbohydrate 7g (2%)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%)
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 30%
Folate 6%
Vitamin B12 50%
Magnesium 10%
Zinc 4%
Selenium 8%

INGREDIENTS: Coconut Cream (Water, Coconut, Guar Gum), Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D-2, L-Selenomethionine (Selenium), Zinc Oxide, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12.

Conclusion:

If you're looking for a great healthy milk alternative, look no further.  I think the "So Delicious Coconut milk" product is probably much better for you than regular milk.  In all respects (taste, texture...etc)  I consider it the best "milk alternative" product that I've come across so far.

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May 14, 2009
Hey Rache, the original (as opposed to "vanilla") isn't really sweet at all. So I think you'd enjoy that more than the Vanilla variety. Also, thanks for the tips! :) BTW, I found it at my local "Whole Foods" Supermarket.
May 14, 2009
We were just at whole foods today and I looked for this (totally because I read this review) but they didn't have it! Either that or I didn't know where to look, but you'd think it'd be with all the other milk alternatives. I'll definitely give this a try if/when I find some :) Great review, thanks for sharing!
May 15, 2009
Hey Shinjiblue, sorry you couldn't find it. I think that it's a really new product. I saw it next to the milk and milk alternatives. I hope you get a chance to find and try it next time :)
 
May 14, 2009
I think canned coconut milk is still better for cooking purposes. Although the "Vanilla" version might be good for cooking. I'm not sure as I've not tried cooking with it yet. But let me know if find out :)
 
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Duc Truong ()
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I'm a man with many hobbies. I work a full-time job in the field of 'Lyophilization' for a small Pharmacuetical company. It's a dream job because it gives me lots of days off to pursue … more
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"So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage" is a Milk Alternative product made by a company called Turtle Mountain.  They also use this product in their "So Delicious Ice Cream" product line.
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Coconut Milk, Turtle Mountain, So Delicious, Milk Alternatives

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