Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vitamilk


I'd like to start this review off by first putting this important detail out there: I do not like soy milk. I love soy (tempeh, tofu, edamame, roasted soy beans, etc.), but I have, for some unknown reason, never liked soy milk. This drink has haunted my visits to the Asian market for the past year or so, as every market in the area seems to have some form of this beverage. Every time I have seen it I have considered trying one, but I was not able to overcome my doubts about it until this past weekend. I honestly think that the textured neck of the glass bottle is what sold me this time around.

After losing open-refrigerator staring contests with this beverage for several days, I finally worked up the stomach to give it a go. I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised. The substance, as expected, smells and tastes pretty much like soy milk, but it is sweetened heavily enough to mask the...oddities of the soy milk taste. It is pretty clear that the manufacturer (Green Spot Company) has added a thickening agent (possibly the coconut and palm oils listed in the ingredients) to the milk, as well, as it is a good bit thicker than most soy milks that I have had previously. In my experience, typical soy milk is closer to the consistency of water than it is to cow's milk, but the Vitamilk seemed to be even a bit thicker than standard dairy milk.

As I said, the soy milk taste was definitely still there, especially in the immediate aftertaste. It is a fairly dense beverage, so I would definitely recommend waiting until you are in the mood for a Vitamilk to begin drinking one so as to not tire of the stuff halfway through.  I don't know that I would make Vitamilk a beverage habit, and I may very well never feel the urge to buy another one. But I am glad that I tried it, and I did enjoy it all the way to the bottom of the bottle. If you have a taste for soy, it is easy to recommend that you keep an eye out for Vitamilk.

Verdict: Recommended

Purchase: Golden Market Asian Grocer [Columbia, SC]
Size: 10 fl. oz. [300mL]
Price: $1.25

13 comments:

  1. A friend suggested that I try drinking a bottle of it today. I was surprised as well, since the first time I tried drinking soy milk (a few years ago) I immediately felt like dumping the bottle along with its contents in a trash can... and I did. I don't know about other people, but I thought it tasted horrible. Now, I actually drank Vitamilk.It tasted okay, so I ended up drinking all of the bottle's contents.

    I regret doing it now though. I feel sick. Heck, I even vomited a little. I have no idea how my friend is able to drink it without having any problems at all.

    What soy milk has against me, I'll never know. One thing's for sure though, I'll never drink any brand of soy milk ever again.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that you had such a bad reaction to the Vitamilk. It sounds like you may have some sort of very mild soy allergy, or perhaps there is a soy equivalent of lactose intolerance. Is it just in reaction to soy milk, or do you have similar reactions with other soy byproducts such as tofu?

    Regardless, it's a shame that you didn't get to enjoy your Vitamilk!

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  3. well i dont drink soy milk before cause i dont like the taste. but when a friend told me that vitamilk taste good i tried it the first one i drank is Vitamilk Energy and it taste good but the other one the white one is not. it taste different.

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  4. Vitamilk Energy is very much better tasting!

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  5. You should have tried the chocolate flavor :)

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  6. I've tried all 3 variants. Choco shake is the best!

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  7. Is it safe to drink 2 bottles of vitamilk choco shake everyday? My fiance had an enlargement of liver recently.

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  8. i drink 2 bottles of vitamilk almost everyday... it helps me think intelligently,
    its helps a lot in my work as a web developer. :)

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  9. i am lactose intolerant, but i found vitamilk and love it so much. my ref is full of it.

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  10. My boyfriend introduce this drink to me. I love the taste of chocolate shake,en sometimes I craved for it everyday..is it adviseable to drink it if I want to loose some weight?

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  11. Will this vitamilk make me fat? Or can i have some weight with this Vitamilk?

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  12. really i also have some stomach disorders by drinking this soy vita milk three days before i first time used.now i have stomach pain,gas problems etc.i quit drinking this milk.oh!cow's milk is really fine one.

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  13. Please try to create strawberry flavor i like it.

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