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Mar 8, 2007 07:23 PM

Soy Milk vs Cow's milk - the nation decides

OK folks - its time to decide - what is going in your coffee today?
Personally its tea without any milk - coffee - soy milk wins hands down.
But what about in cereal - again soy for me - and baking???? I dont do enough of it to have an opinion.
And what of the soy/rice hybrids - nice in muesli I find.
So why are there no little plastic pots of soy milk at McDonalds etc?

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  1. Basically, when flavour is really important, I choose soy.

    In coffee, I like a mix of milk and soymilk.
    In tea, soy wins, but I'll use milk if I have to.
    For baking, I usually stick to dairy because you can't taste it. Unless, of course, there are allergies or vegan diets involved - then soy again.
    Cereal - definitely soy.

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    1. re: piccola

      But soy is also a common food allergy.

      1. re: pescatarian

        I meant milk allergies. Obviously I wouldn't use soy for soy allergies.

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        1. soy milk is nasty-tasting i think. in baking tho, i will use it, cuz id rather use soy milk than pasteurized animal milk. ive had great luck in most any baking application ive used it in. i even did a pumpkin soup once i think and that came out great.

          1. I dislike the taste of all soy milk that I've tasted and have been able to pick it out in cooked dishes as well. Haven't liked freshly pressed soy milk either. Can't figure out why it is so popular.

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            1. re: JudiAU

              I agree, Judi. Never got the soy milk love. Nothing better in a cup of coffee than whole cream, although that is a decadence I only enjoy once in a while. Otherwise, it's 2% for me, although another treat I love on occasion is the organic raw milk in glass bottles that they sell at Whole Foods -- it is so good!