Dairy alternatives

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 November, 2011, 12:00am

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Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate

946ml for HK$39.50, ThreeSixty

This soy- and lactose-free drink is as smooth and creamy as skim chocolate milk, and it is unlike other thin and chalky dairy alternatives. It's also rich in antioxidant vitamin E.

Verdict: has a pleasant almond aftertaste, but is a little sweet.

Sanitarium So Good Vanilla Bliss

1 litre for HK$28, ThreeSixty

With a strong, sugary vanilla flavour, you can hardly taste that this is soy milk. It has a consistency similar to skimmed milk, and will probably go well with a bowl of bland muesli.

Verdict: I'll make it an occasional treat, but it's way too sweet.

Freedom Foods So Natural Rice Milk

1 litre for HK$26.90, ThreeSixty

The carton makes it clear that you have to shake this well before pouring. Made with brown rice, it's watery and dotted with specks of white sediment. I had a sip and couldn't drink any more.

Verdict: the least palatable of the three products