My Switch to Silk 10-Day Challenge: Day 1 & 2 ~Plus~ Giveaway (4/12) #SwitchtoSilk

So the most intimidating Silk product to me is unsweetened soy milk. I have never really been a fan of soy milk and the ones I have tried in more recent years (in college and grad school) were vanilla or chocolate flavored, so I just assumed unsweetened, unflavored soy milk would be, well, for a lack of a better word: disgusting. Don’t ask me why, but I figured I’d start this challenge with what I think would be the least palatable to my taste buds and move on to sweeter or more flavorful varieties. I suppose I want to end on a high, happy note, since (as I mentioned in my introductory post for this challenge) I do know that I like the Silk PureAlmond varieties I have tried. 

Day 1 is my first taste of the Silk Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk, which also comes in a vanilla and original variety, and the verdict is…..

Growing up in Japan I have a taste for many things soy and even enjoy the taste of soy, but for some reason soy milk isn’t as enjoyable as other soy foods; however, I am thinking that this unsweetened soy milk may not have tasted as bad as I expected because it was unsweetened. Now that I reflect on it, an unsweetened soy milk would be more similar to the soy flavors my pallete is used to as opposed to the sweetened and flavored varieties. I will revisit this unsweetened variety later this week as well as give a couple of other soy milk varieties a try, so we’ll see how my theory plays out.

On Day 2, I put the Silk PureAlmond Original variety to the test in a cooking application! My husband is rarely ever home for breakfast with the family, because of the wee hours of the morning soldiers get up for their physical training before the word day, so pancakes are always a treat when he is home in the morning! I decided to try the PureAlmond milk in a different application than just in my cereal bowl and the pancakes turned out yummy. I felt that they may have been ever-so-slightly heavier compared to using dairy milk, but not dramatically, and the nutty undertone of the almond milk paired well with syrup. 

My darling daughter is helping mix the batter (she loves to help and “help” in the kitchen) as we get ready to surprise Daddy after he gets out of the shower! 

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One TCDR reader will win a Silk Chicobag and free product coupon from Silk. 

The mandatory entry:
1. Visit the Switch to Silk website and comment on a fact you learned or which variety you think you would enjoy the most. 

Additional entries
2. Publicly follow my blog and comment for one additional entry.
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4. Subscribe to TCDR emails and comment after you confirm your subscription. (Subscription form located in left sidebar).
5. Comment on a non-giveaway or current giveaway and come back here and comment which one. Limit 5 extra entries.
6. Blog about the giveaway and comment with the URL for two (2) extra entries, leaving two separate comments.
7. Add the TCDR button to your blog or website and comment with the URL where it can be found for TWO additional entries, in TWO separate comments (HTML code found in bottom left sidebar).
8. Fan/Like The Cloth Diaper Report and/or Silk on Facebook for one additional entry each.

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and will end on April 12, 2011. The winner will be drawn via and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will the drawn. Email addresses must be visible in your Blogger profile or left in each set of comments to be eligible for the giveaway. 

Samples of the products mentioned and equipment to facilitate these reviews were provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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