Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Taste Test: Mint Chocolate Non-Dairy Beverages!


So Delicious Coconut Milk Mint Chocolate vs. Silk Mint Chocolate

Another So Delicious / Silk face-off. Let's dive in.
The So Delicious Coconut Milk Mint Chocolate really isn't any thicker than the Silk Mint Chocolate, though that was the case with the Nogs. And the color is quite similar. In fact, there wasn't much difference between these two drinks, except the So Delicious does have a slight coconut taste.

Overall, I'm not really a fan of either. This is definitely a taste preference on my part. I pretty much figured this would be the case going in, as I have had the Silk in the past. I've never much liked chocolate milks (except for chocolate almond milk), and I definitely don't care for the mint added to chocolate 'milk' beverages. I'll drink them, but I won't buy them. This is the case for just about anything mint chocolate, I'll eat it...because...but it's not something I put in my "Like Column".

That said, I DO think people who like mint chocolate flavors would enjoy these drinks. In fact, I know quite a few people that like the Silk Mint Chocolate (they tried it in years past, but have not yet tried the So Delicious brand to determine a preference).

If I were to purchase one for guests, it would be the Silk, only because that slight coconut taste is distracting from the mint chocolate. But ultimately, I rated them the same.



So Delicious Coconut Milk Mint Chocolate
Rating: **

Silk Mint Chocolate
Rating: **

***** awesome! Highly recommended.
**** hey, this is pretty dang good.
*** not bad at all.
** eh.
* bad. Keep looking for alternatives.

[You can find both of these Mint Chocolate beverages at Whole Foods. The So Delicious is a new product so I'm not sure who else will be carrying it, but the Silk is usually found at Sprouts and some of the supermarkets that carry Silk regularly.]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why someone who doesn't even like chocolate milk would venture to do a taste comparison of chocolate milk is beyond logic. This makes your review irrelevant, at best. Why not write about flavors you actually like? It just might be of some value to readers who take the time to view your blog.

Kenike said...

Anon-
I'm sorry you felt the review wasn't very helpful. I generally try to review products I like or recommend. In fact, I actually recommend these products as I stated in the review, just not for myself. The milks were leftover from a dinner party, as I had purchased them for guests. I figured it couldn't hurt to do a review and comparison since I had them on hand.

Reviews are, by nature, completely subjective, so even the best, most well-written review about my absolute favorite flavors could mean very little to another person. That's just the way reviews work. My question is, would you have made the same complaint if this had been a movie reviewer critiquing a romantic comedy who generally didn't like romantic comedies? Professional reviewers do not usually pick their review topics based only on "flavors" that they like. I'm not a pro by any stretch, but it's not fair to suggest I should only review and post about my favorite things. And it's certainly not illogical to sample and review a wide variety of products.

As I mentioned in the post, I *do* like some chocolate milks, in fact I LOVE chocolate almond milk, and I was hoping I might like the So Delicious drink. I'm open minded about vegan food and beverages and I often try things I think I won't like or previously haven't liked. That's the only reason I have grown to like tempeh, hummus, falafel, and avocadoes. I kept trying different versions of them until I found preparations that I liked.

Before I go, I wanted to take a moment and recommend a few other vegan websites for my readers. They often review similar products, and offer another opinion on many of the produts I talk about on here.

The Laziest Vegans in the World (http://www.laziestvegans.com)

Vegansaurus (http://vegansaurus.com)

Vegan Beauty Review (http://www.veganbeautyreview.com)

Thanks for visiting. I do hope most visitors find the majority of posts informative or at least entertaining. I am always open to suggestions and constructive feedback.

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