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I am excited to be participating in a 10-Day Switch to Silk challenge! The premise behind this challenge is that I will use Silk products in lieu of dairy milk for 10 days and experience the different tastes and applications Silk products can bring into every day foods.
I remember trying soy milk for the first time as a child when my mother was trying to rule out a dairy allergy in my younger sister who suffered from eczema and I just remember it being a dark tanish-grey color…I don’t think anyone ended up liking it. Having grown up in Japan this soy milk may have been slightly different to those currently found in the U.S., and even though I have a taste for most things soy, soy milk hasn’t been one of them. I had given soy milk another try during grad school, and although I tolerated the chocolate variety, I still hadn’t acquired a taste for soy milk.
It wasn’t until the new year, after my son was a few weeks old, that I thought he might have a dairy allergy and I looked for milk alternatives while I tried to determine whether or not he had an intolerance for cow’s milk. Thankfully, after cutting dairy for a 10+ days and not seeing much of a difference, the doctor determined that he just has GER (not GERD) and that he would grown out of it. One thing I discovered during my food allergy experiment, was that unsweetened PureAlmond milk was a fraction of the calories of our 2% milk so I have stuck to using it with my cereal in the morning. It tastes a little nutty and works really well with my cereal and the lower calories of this variety support my efforts to lose more of my pregnancy weight!
What about the dozen or so other varieties Silk now offers? Applications other than in my cereal bowl? The next 10 days I will be tasting different varieties of Silk and testing them in applications where I wouldn’t normally think to use in place of dairy milk. Your taste buds and preferences (or dietary needs) will vary from mine, so my experiences may be different from yours, but I hope to get you thinking outside the box and consider finding a place for Silk in your diet.
Tomorrow I will share my Day 1 experiences with Silk Unsweetened Organic Soy Milk, which is the most intimidating variety of Silk to me. I figure if that’s the “worst” it can get all the other varieties will be uphill from there, especially since I already know I like the PureAlmond milk. If you want to join me in the Switch to Silk challenge, register here for a coupon and other special offers to get your started. They also have ideas for foods and meals in which you can switch from milk to Silk from breakfast to drinks and everything in between. With 13 varieties at under 100 calories per serving, what’s not to love?
Samples of the products mentioned in the review and materials to facilitate the review were provided for this review. No other compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.