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EVELYNF SparkPoints: (15,156)
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3/22/10 4:21 P

almond breeze original unsweetened = YUM

MYCUTEGIZMO Posts: 3,845
3/22/10 10:14 A

Well I love both..but it's hard to compare because of the very different nutritionally level..

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3/22/10 9:58 A

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JMGNIAD SparkPoints: (14,219)
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3/22/10 9:50 A

i only buy soy milk because I don't drink regular milk, but i have tried almond milk and i will be buying it again. i get my vanilla soy milk from aldi, and i use it in my cereal. it tastes like cream to me. one you didn't mention is rice milk. when i was vegan years ago i used to use rice milk. i used to really like it.

MRSLEENY Posts: 1,098
3/22/10 9:49 A

I like the almond milk when I can find it unsweetened.

TWINMOM01 Posts: 189
3/22/10 9:26 A

you can also use Almond milk for cooking - in recipes that calls for milk you can replace with Almond milk - you can't do that with soy milk because the soy will separate in the baking process

EX-PRESSO Posts: 478
3/18/10 3:41 A

uh, thank you for the informations.

I#m allergic against milk, so i skipped to soya milk.
But almond milk sounds aswell pretty nice.


DARLEY SparkPoints: (21,812)
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3/18/10 12:27 A

Soy milk is okay, I prefer the chocolate flavor. I would much rather drink Almond milk any day though. Almond milk has an amazing flavor and comes in vanilla.

PAMPAMTAY SparkPoints: (0)
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3/17/10 2:56 P

I prefer almond milk

KASHIPRINCESS SparkPoints: (0)
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3/17/10 2:34 P

i have never had almond milk but i like 8th continent light vanilla soy milk.. it is soo good and very vanilla!!!! it has more protein than silk brand and its only 60calories and 2g of fat per cup

SACREDAMULET Posts: 3,256
3/17/10 2:21 P

I'm going to go with the flow here. I love the Unsweetened Vanilla from Almond Breeze. It has only 40 calories. However, it isn't fortified the way soy milk is, and does have a lower protein % with a higher fat %.

Soy milk is higher in protein, lower in fat, and higher in vitamins+minerals. However, it does have more calories. I love Silk Lite Vanilla. It's 80 cals/cup and delicious. I use it for everything that you'd use milk for.

KATSMEYOW Posts: 146
3/17/10 2:04 P

I like both, but in different things. I like Soy milk in my coffee or tea and in smoothies. I like Almond milk with my cereals. If I am having soy milk I like to get the light or non-fat ones. For almond milk I use Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla (or Chocolate for a treat).

SAILORSWEETIE18 Posts: 110
3/17/10 1:42 P

I have never tried almond milk, but I love soy milk and have it every morning with my cereal. The regular is delicious, but I absolutely love the Light Vanilla which is only 80 calories and has 6 grams of protein :)

-STINA- Posts: 729
3/17/10 1:16 P

I think the almond milk tastes much better, though I like both. However, almond milk is pretty dismal in the protein category - 1 gram. Not good...way less than regular milk or soy milk. So, it depends whether that's important to you or not. I'm not sure on the other nutrients/if it's fortified as much as soy milk is.

BHU_23 SparkPoints: (0)
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3/17/10 1:16 P

i prefer soy milk.

TWINMOM01 Posts: 189
3/17/10 12:50 P

well I adore Almond milk...

As for soy there are conflicting views about soy in your diet - a lot depends on what else you are eating because just like anything else soy in moderation is good - a lot of soy in your diet can be detrimental, especially for some women because it can have an estrogenic effect

If you eat a lot of processed foods - chances are they have soy in them somewhere...and by processed I don't' just mean junk food...a lot of supposed "healthy" food is processed...

You also have to balance out what else you are eating during the day...if you already get a lot of protein and calcium in your diet then the minute differences between soy and almond milk in those regards shouldn't be a deciding factor in which you choose. Likewise a difference between - drinking a glass a day vs downing a bunch of glasses a day...

I have only used the Almond Breeze Almond milk - the original is great - if you want a sweet treat try the sweetened Vanilla flavor -it adds more calories and carbs but is delicious for a treat every now and then

LOVELYLANA9 Posts: 1,916
3/17/10 11:46 A

I drink the soy because I'm in perimenopause and it's supposed to help with the symptoms...I really like it!

KALORIE-KILLAH SparkPoints: (20,313)
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3/17/10 11:44 A

I love the taste of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk.

However...

It isn't fortified with nutrients as much as soy milk is. I now drink Light Silk Vanilla soy milk (and Light Silk Chocolate). I've heard that Silk now has an almond milk, too, so I might give that a try if they fortify it more.

Almond Breeze didn't seem to have as much calcium, protein, and fiber as Silk, which is why I switched, but I still love the taste of almond milk over that of soy.

DANIELLEG1280 Posts: 37
3/17/10 11:26 A

I've never had soy milk, but the almond milk unsweetened vanilla only has 40 cals per cup and 3 g of fat (I think). It's really good in cereal and in coffee. Has a slight vanilla nut taste but nothing overpowering. It doesn't have much protein though and I think soy does.

GLOW8211 SparkPoints: (67,045)
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3/17/10 11:12 A

Almond milk is really good

SNARKIE Posts: 15
3/17/10 11:08 A

Almond milk tastes really good, you get a slightly stronger nutty flavor than with soy (for obvious reasons) and it's very light. Overall I find it to be a bit more mild and more similar to milk than soy milk is. Anyway, it's relatively inexpensive and worth a shot!

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SHERYL-67 Posts: 351
3/17/10 11:01 A

Not sure about the nutrition, but I love Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla. Only 40 calories in a cup (8oz.)

MAURMAUR Posts: 545
3/17/10 10:37 A

i like regular milk, but I like to switch to soy milk every now and then. I've heard a lot of good things about almond milk, but how does it compare to soy milk tase-wise and nutritionally?

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