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Silk Soy Milk Vs. Edensoy Soy Milk

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Silk Soy Milk vs. Edensoy? Years ago, our sons were diagnosed with dairy intolerance, and we switched to drinking Silk Soy Milk and Edensoy Soy Milk. The shift from cow’s milk to soy milk wasn’t easy. Going from drinking a pint a day of cow’s milk to soy milk was a huge shift in terms of preference and taste, but initially Edensoy and Silk Soy Milk was tolerable, and helped with the shift to drinking soy milk instead of cow’s milk.

Soy Milk has gained popularity in the United States, as health practitioners, researchers, and nutritionists tout the benefits of soy. Soy milk is made from soybeans; water is added to the crushed beans or to simple soy flour to make a paste, and the soymilk is then drained from added water blended in. The soy milk must be cooked; raw soybeans contain a chemical that is toxic. In parts of Asia a glass of soy milk is considered to be a basic meal rather than a beverage with a meal. Because soy milk has approximately the same amount of protein as cow’s milk, it’s considered to be an excellent milk substitute for people with dairy intolerance, people who are vegans by choice, or to add a variety to one’s diet.

Over time, as we adapted to a life without cow’s milk product, the two different brands acquired distinct tastes. Silk Soy Milk vs. Edensoy? Edensoy pulled ahead of Silk Soy Milk as time passed. Our kids liked it better, and especially enjoyed the Edensoy Rice + Soy variety. Edensoy has a richer taste than Silk Soy Milk as well; it is creamier, doesn’t taste as sugary, and bakes very well in cakes and muffins.

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However, Edensoy does not blend well in coffee. Time after time, every week, the newly-opened Edensoy quart of soymilk would be approached with hope. And every time the Edensoy soy milk was poured into the coffee, it coagulated and turned into little floating pieces of curdled soymilk. This was not my idea of tasty, and even worse–the caffine deprivation was painful and torturous.

Silk Soy Milk, however, did not curdle in milk. Ironically, Silk Coffee Creamer did–but not the well-known red half-gallon carton, nor did the vanilla-flavored Silk Soy Milk in the standard blue carton. Over time, Silk Soy Milk gained in popularity, as coffee drinking won out over Edensoy’s superior baking and drinking qualities.

And then there’s cost. A half gallon of Silk Soy can be found for $2.99. Two quarts of Edensoy cost a minimum of $4.38. The price different is stark, and for a family on a budget, Silk Soy Milk really pulled ahead of Edensoy.

After a while our sons began to prefer “the red milk” over Edensoy soy milk as well. Our older son, then four years old, would choose Silk Soy Milk when we traveled to the grocery store and made our selections. Edensoy, however, had convenient soy milk boxes for road trips with the kids. Within a year, Silk Soy Milk added their soy milk boxes to the fray; consumers now have the ability to buy both brands in single-serve soy milk boxes, although Silk Soy Milk’s option is considerable cheaper than Edensoy’s.

Silk Soy Milk passes the baking test, the kid drinking test, and the coffee test. In addition, national coffee chain Starbuck’s uses vanilla-flavored Silk Soy Milk in their soy lattes, and customers can order a glass of soy milk at their stores as well.

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For taste, baking, and coffee, Silk Soy Milk easily wins the contest vs. Edensoy. While the Silk Soy Milk brand is more prevalent in the U.S., it also provides the needed smoothness and creaminess to my morning cup of coffee.