Thursday, May 21, 2009

Back to Soy

So despite my bitching about the book Skinny Bitch, the book's description of the dairy industry is prompting me to make the move back to drinking soy milk after many long years of abstinence. Although I initially loved soy, I found after a while that the chalky flavour started bothering me. Plus, given that I never drank soy fast enough, it always went bad. So I stopped buying it. But I was revolted enough by the dairy descriptions that I was convinced to go back. I'd learn to like soy milk or convert to rice milk, but I was cutting out my milk milk! That was it. However, when I poured it into my cup of chai yesterday, I did so with hesitance.

But I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did it taste good but I was reminded that soy chai drinks are actually far superior than milk based chai because the touch of vanilla (I prefer vanilla soy) and the nutty flavour of the soy just makes the drink that much richer and satisfying. Yup, thrilled to be reminded. I may still have a long way to go before I'll be able to handle soy yoghurt or soy pudding, but soy chai: I'm your girl! Added bonus: the sweetness of the vanilla soy means I use less sugar. It's all good!

Now if only I can convince P...

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