Jane and I have become addicted to Silk's Light Chocolate Milk. We probably go through a half gallon every week or two. It's our "dessert." Someone even suggested to us that it makes a great hot chocolate, although it's been too hot to try it since we heard the suggestion. We've tried a whole slew of the silk products over the last 11 months, this is our favorite. (I really like the Silk Mocha beverage too.)
So we were in Whole Foods recently and they had a private-brand Soy Chocolate Soymilk product. It was $3.69 for a ½-gallon container. We pay $3.50 for the Light Silk at Ralph's. (Yes, that is the name of one of our grocery chains... if you don't believe me, google it!) We decided it was time for a taste test. We brought both containers home with us, and today was the day.
The winner was the Silk Brand Light Chocolate Milk, by far. We poured a glass of each. The Silk product was darker and thicker than the Whole Foods - 365 brand. It also had a more chocolate-y taste than the 365 brand, and a better overall mouth-feel. And it also won in the nutritional category, at least for the things we look at, although that may not be fair as the Silk Chocolate Soymilk we consume is the "Light" chocolate milk.
The nutritional information stacks up as follows (The Silk Light Chocolate Soymilk // 365-Brand Chocolate Soymilk):
- 120 calories // 150 calories
- 1.5 grams of fat // 3.5 grams of fat
- 0 grams saturated fat // 0.5 grams saturated fat
- 22 grams carbohydrate // 24 grams carbohydrate
- 5 grams protein // 7 grams protein
- 100 mg sodium // 170 mg sodium
So, as far as I'm concerned the 365-brand is okay, but if you can get the Silk Light Chocolate Soymilk, it's a better product. Jane actually disliked the 365-brand and wouldn't have it again.