Tastiest Soy Milk (aired 8/15/04)

Got milk? Well, how about soy milk? People spend almost six hundred million dollars a year on it. In this TV ad, one soy milk takes regular milk head on.

Commercial)"Lower in saturated fat, no cholesterol."

In addition to seeing soy milk touted in new TV commercials, you'll find more and more kinds of soy milk in your supermarket.

And more people are opting for it — sales of soy milk continue to climb while regular milk sales are relatively flat.

But numbers aside, how does soy milk actually taste?

Consumer Reports Erin Gudeux just tested eight top-selling ones to find the tastiest.

We tested the vanilla version since that's the most popular flavor."

Testers sipped their way through more than 150 samples of soy milk, and found some had drawbacks.

This one is a little chalky."

This one is very sweet. It has an artificial vanilla flavor."

But three were quite tasty. They are Silk, SunSoy and WestSoy Plus. They all have a nice balance of vanilla, bean and sweet flavors.

Consumer Reports also tested for isoflavones, and found each has 20 milligrams or more of healthy isoflavones per serving.

In addition to the potential benefits of isoflavones, soy milk is lower in saturated fat than whole or two percent milk and has no cholesterol."

While soy milk does have some advantages over regular milk, Consumer Reports says it'll cost you a little more — more than three dollars for a half-gallon.The health benefits of soy include helping to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack. But Consumer Reports says there are some people who should avoid adding soy to their diet. To find out if soy is a no-no for you, you can go to ConsumerReports.org and click on "Limit Soy Intake?"*


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