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Soy Milk Sales Drop in America, Rise in Britain

Do You Drink Soy Milk?

Earlier this week, the UK's Telegraph reported that the number of soy milk drinkers is on the rise in Britain, with sales up more than £136 million during 2010 for various reasons, including lactose intolerance. Interestingly enough, it was reported just last week that the $2.6 billion US market for soy food and beverages is down 16 percent compared to that of the years 2008-2010. Sounds like, with a focus on new trends such as gluten-free, soy has lost a bit of its luster in America. Still, I'm lactose intolerant and drink it all the time in my coffee, although recently I've also gotten into almond milk. Do you drink soy milk?

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Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
I drink almond milk! I don't like regular milk and soy milk has an off taste.
prencesschris prencesschris 6 years
i love soy milk but i can only tolerate drinking it when its chocolate
reggaecupcake reggaecupcake 6 years
instead of drinking soy milk i drink so delicious coconut milk, it is so much better and has no funky aftertaste that soy does! i recommend to all! as well as their yummy coffee creamers!
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
Funny — after writing this post, I skipped the almond milk and went back for the soy at the supermarket!
dleighl dleighl 6 years
My family uses soy, almond and cow's milk. I drink all three, my son drinks almond and cow's milk and my husband will only drink cow's milk. I've only cooked with cow's milk though. I've never thought to substitute one of the others.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I prefer almond milk. Plus the quality of soy milk has been dropping steadily over the years. I don't know if it is the retailers method of storing it causing it to go bad prematurely or what, but I made the switch to drinking almond milk years ago.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 6 years
I agree with others that almond milk is so much better. I'll get soy when I get coffee at starbucks b/c they don't have almond - but that's about it.
papermageling papermageling 6 years
Soy milk is okay, but almond milk is much tastier!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
I'm kinda grooving on almond milk at the moment. For a treat, I mix in a little bit of light chocolate syrup.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
I use it for my cereal, and occasionally for baking. But it annoys me that even the "plain" version is sweet! I've gotten to the point where I've started making mashed potatoes with the cooking water instead of milk. Nothing like taking a big bite of potatoes and having the sweet aftertaste of soy milk! Yuck.
amber512 amber512 6 years
No, I try and stay away from processed soy, especially here. I try and stay away from GMOs in general.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 6 years
I must say, I'm kind of shocked by the number of soy haters out there.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 6 years
I do, but not often. Soy is being stuffed as an ingredient and anything manufactured and I'm afraid of overdoing it. Too much soy is a bad thing. I was using it as some protein source. So, I have to up the legumes!
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 6 years
I do - I'm not necessarily lactose intolerant, but definitely lactose sensitive, and one of the biggest triggers is milk (and yogurt). I swap soy milk for cow's milk in my cereal, but don't really use it for anything outside of that. If I'm baking, I can use cow's milk, as it doesn't have the same impact on my stomach as when straight out of the fridge.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
I don't drink it.
myhousemd myhousemd 6 years
There's a stock of it in my basement, so I've gotta finish it off. But I'm not a fan. It adds unnecessary sugar to my breakfasts, and any foods I bake. My fav will always be whole milk.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
i LOVE soy milk
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
No, I think it's too disgusting. I keep buying it occasionally, but I can't ever get myself to drink more than a sip at a time. Not even chocolate soy milk can mask that horrible taste. I'm all for almond milk, though!
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
No, never, and I'm lactose intolerant! I could never ever drink something that resembles milk because (a) brings very scary flashbacks and anticipation nausea (b) I quit drinking milk very young, I never got accustomed to its texture or effect on food etc so I don't miss it. If I crave a cool, none-juicy refreshment (e.g. with dessert) I'll have good old fashioned horchata (de chufas or de almendras) which is darker in colour and a different texture to milk
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