Jane and I thought it was time to do another side-by-side taste test of vegan chocolate milks. Last year we settled on Silk's Light Chocolate Soymilk as our favorite, but things can change. We found a soymilk in Target, Archer Farms Organic, and we also found some 8th Continent Light Soymilk which a number of you say you prefer. So, we figured it was time to revisit the issue. Without further ado, here are our findings:
Archer Farms Organic Chocolate Soymilk
Calories 130. 3 g fat. 5 g protein.
This was the only full fat chocolate soymilk we sampled. Interestingly, it looked the "lightest" of the three. It was paler in color and appeared more "watery." It had a nice nose. As for taste. I enjoyed it very much. Jane liked it too, but thought it had an aftertaste. It placed second in our taste test today.
Silk Light Chocolate Soymilk
Calories 120. 1.5 g fat. 5 g protein.
Our personal favorite. It still holds up as the winner. The scent was more chocolate-y and the beverage itself has more body. A very satisfying drink.
8th Contintent Light Chocolate Soymilk:
Calories 90. 1.5 g fat. 7 g protein.
Downright awful. I thought it smelled like paint. Jane, who typically has a better sense of smell than I do, thought it smelled like chocolate. But we both agreed it was terrible. It had a chalky aftertaste and the texture was also not as good as the others. It was so bad we double-checked the expiration date to make sure it was still okay. It was.
In the past we've also tried the Whole Foods store brand and didn't care for that either. Hands down Silk Light Chocolate Soymilk is the way to go.
When we buy soy or almond milk, we tend to buy the refrigerated varieties, but many of these products are also available in asceptic cartons, so you can stock up and keep them in your cupboard as they do not need to be refrigerated. Here's a few chocolate soy milks that are available in asceptic packages:
The review is about chocolate soy milks, but there are also chocolate almond milks (which we prefer):
Along with vanilla milks in both soy and almond varieties: