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By itself, So Delicious “Unsweetened” coconut milk has a bland taste. The sweetened version of So Delicious coconut milk tastes nasty to me. I prefer the unsweetened variety over the sweetened. Coconut milk is not as rich tasting as cow or goat milk. I decided to use this product, because I was looking for some healthier alternatives to cow’s milk and soy milk.
So Delicious coconut milk is really thin in its consistency, which lends rather well to soup preparation. It is much thinner than some of the canned coconut milk preparations.
There are many different varieties of So Delicious dairy-free coconut milk:
- Unsweetened Vanilla
- Unsweetened Original
So Delicious has many products available beside coconut milk. This company has broadened their product offering to include almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk frozen desserts, dairy-free cultured products, coconut milk coffee creamers and other products. I have yet to try any of these other products, but thought they were worth mentioning.
Benefits of using So Delicious Coconut Milk:
- Made with organic ingredients, including coconuts and certified UDSA Organic product.
- Is vegan, meaning that it does not contain any animal products. The product is not tested on animals.
- So Delicious coconut milk does not contain any GMO coconuts.
- Gluten-free and certified Kosher
Now for the cons. Any time that you buy a product off the shelf, it is processed. No matter how “natural” the manufacturer says the product is, it is still processed. As stated earlier, So Delicious coconut milk is very thin compared to canned coconut milk. It doesn’t separate as much as canned coconut milk. So, the product is really dilute.
It is also fortified with vitamins- another clue. Fortifying a product with man-made vitamins, doesn’t necessarily make the product healthier for you. It increases the price of the food, if anything. I would much rather get the vitamins and minerals directly from the food itself. Some So Delicious products have added sugar, too.
In some ways, So Delicious coconut milk in the carton is a little better than the traditional canned coconut milk. Canned acidic foods have a reputation for BPA (Bisphenol-A) contamination. There are a few brands of canned organic coconut milk out on the market, which don’t contain BPA. They aren’t widely available and it is something to be aware of.
So Delicious is also expensive when you compare it to other brands of coconut milk. The $2-$3 cost really adds up if consuming the product on a daily basis. Considering that it is diluted with water, you’re not getting as much bang for your buck as a consumer.
I still see it as an option for people who don’t want to go through the trouble of selecting organic coconuts and preparing the coconut milk themselves. I know that the average American will not go through the trouble to do this, since we lead fast paced lives and some of us are lax and nonchalant when it comes to attending to proper health and nutrition.
My feelings about So Delicious Coconut Milk Unsweetened are mixed: On the one hand, I don’t think that this is a bad product. It is better than gulping down, hormone and antibiotic laden cow’s milk. On the other, I don’t think that it is the best coconut milk product on the market.
In life, there are pros and cons to just about everything. So Delicious coconut milk unsweetened is a product that I use due to lactose intolerance, uterine fibroids and because convenience factor of using packaged coconut milk. I recommend it to people over choosing soy milk or cow’s milk.