Saturday, January 2, 2010

Product Review: So Delicious Coconut Milk

Having dairy and soy intolerances, it's been hard to find a replacement for milk. I find rice milk too bland and almond milk too sweet. I'll use them for baking (the key is to use unsweetened), but I had given up eating cereal and drinking coffee.

Luckily my company's marketing manager recently told me Turtle Mountain had added a coconut milk and creamer to their So Delicious® line. I have known about their coconut ice creams for awhile so I was excited to hear about the new products.

I must say, I was a little hesitant at first. I was afraid it might have too much coconut flavor but it is absolutely delicious. There isn't a strong coconut flavor nor is it too sweet. The taste is almost the same as skim milk. I'm finally eating cereal again!

The creamer is great as well. I've tried the original and french vanilla and enjoy them both. Just a little bit thicker than the milk the creamer works well in coffee. I do have to add a bit more than a dairy creamer though but that's ok.

There are also some great nutritional benefits to the milk and creamer. They are both dairy, lactose, soy and gluten free. They provide medium chain fatty acids and the milk is an excellent source of B12 - which is a great thing for celiacs. I'm always battling to keep my vitamin B levels adequate. They're also cholesterol and trans fat free.

Out of all the milk alternatives this is my favorite by far. You can drink it straight from a glass, use with cereal, coffee and cooking.