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Product Review: So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan)

Posted Mar 10 2009 3:13pm
When I tried this product, I instantly thought of my sister. She is currently nursing a little one and he is having serious food allergy issues. However since he is too young to test ( reliably), she has eliminated corn, soy and dairy from her diet.  If you can’t have these, what do you have over your cereal for breakfast, and you don’t like rice milk ? Or what do you dunk your cookies in? Ta-da! So Delicious to the rescue!
This So Delicious coconut milk beverage from Turtle Mountain is gluten free, dairy free and vegan. I sampled two flavors: vanilla and regular.  Both beverages had the same pourability and consistency- smooth and slightly thick; it was similar to 2% reduced fat milk and looked like it too. The color was a nice white that reminded me of dairy milk.  Each serving contains 5g. of fat, so it has a nice “body” to it and didn’t look or taste like watered down coconut milk. Much, much better than that!
But how did they taste? I tried the vanilla flavor first, and it was somewhat sweet with a great vanilla flavor and just a hint of  coconut. It even has a pleasant vanilla scent when you open the carton. I tried it as a beverage and over my cereal, both with success.
The regular flavor has a light coconut flavor and wasn’t very sweet to me.  I was surprised that it didn’t have much of a scent at all when I opened the carton. It tasted clean and refreshing with my Nature’s Path Koala Crisp cereal.
Another bonus: with both flavors there was no weird or odd aftertaste.
I was really impressed by these gluten free products. They are tasty and would probably substitute wonderfully in recipes, hot cocoa or coffee.
Pros: Smooth and light, no overpowering coconut flavor
Cons: If you don’t like coconut at all, you probably won’t like it
Rating: 4 1/2 stars
To purchase, check your local natural foods store!
Ingredients: Coconut cream (water & guar gum), organic evaporated cane juice, calcium phosphate, magnesium phosphate, carageenan, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D-2, selenium, zinc oxide, folic acid, vitamin B-12. For additional nutritional information, please click HERE to visit their website.
*This product is also available in an unsweetenedflavor
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