So Good Vanilla Soy Milk

Overall Score2
  • Consume at your own risk. I would only use this soy milk to make ice cream because I would not have to add any sugar.
So Good Vanilla Soy Milk

So Good Vanilla Soy Milk

UPDATE: Since 2013 So Good has vastly changed their formula. They have simplified their ingredients and state on their website that they use non-GMO soy grown in North America, so I’ve updated my rating from 1 Star to 2 Stars. However, as reader Raelynn points out, So Good increased the sugar content from 12g per cup to 14g per cup in 2016, and my biggest critique of this milk was the sugar content and sweetness! I will have to update this review with an accurate tasting profile of their new recipe to see if I still dislike it. Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments below.

Edited Post:

Ugh, where to begin. A lot of soy milks on the market are very similar and extremely interchangeable. I wrote a post on So Nice Unsweetened soy milk, which is my favourite choice. So Good vanilla soy milk, a brand which is easily confused with So Nice, is not as good nor as nice. The first big fault is that So Good is made with non-organic soy, and without GMO-free certification is almost certainly genetically modified. (Update 2018: A reader named Susan has pointed out the So Good’s website states that they use certified non-GMO soy grown in North America in their soy milks. Can anyone verify whether or not this is shown on the packaging?). The second fault is that it is made with corn syrup, in case you wanted extra GMOs in your milk. (Update 2018, So Good is now sweetened with cane sugar and brown rice syrup). As for the taste, So Good tastes like a melted vanilla milkshake, which isn’t bad, but represents just how much sugar is in it. If you like sugar and GMOs, grab So Good, if you don’t, pick up some So Delicious, So Nice, or other So soy milk.

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My name is Dana Hart. I am an anthropology student and traveller. Veganism is a passion I have discovered in the past few years, and the more I learn, the more I love. While I prefer to make vegan creations in my kitchen, I am often busy with school or traveling across the country and need food on the road. What Vegans Eat is my project to share my passion for vegan food with other vegans and the world.

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5 comments

  1. Susan

    I just read So Goods sight and they state that they only use North American grown certified non GMO Soy. Just wondering where your getting the info from?


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      Dana Hart

      Hey Susan, I’m glad to see they’ve adjusted their sourcing and labeling! That’s great news. Back in 2013 when I wrote this post that wasn’t the case, so I’ll make sure to add an update to the review. Thanks again!

  2. Raelynn Smith

    Soy Good Vanilla ups the sugar Nov. 2016.
    Because our daughter can’t have milk, we stopped buying milk and decided to find an alternative. I brought home several alternatives to try: soy, almond milks. Disgusting was how I would describe most. The only one I actually enjoyed was Soy Good Vanilla The Soy Good Original was better than most but still not what I would want to drink.
    For a milk alternative I mixed 1 part bottled water with minerals with 4 parts So Good Vanilla. That gave me both a good taste and it cut down on the sugar. It was very time consuming but that was the combination that gave a taste the was close to plain milk (not a milk desert beverage).
    The So Good Vanilla we bought at the end if Oct. 2016 is different than the So Good Vanilla we bought in Nov. 2016. The taste isn’t as good and they upped the sugar from 12g per 250ml to 14g per 250ml. Seriously, in this day and age, up the sugar is a good idea?
    I called their number and let them know this isn’t acceptable Canadian: 1-888-401-0019
    Congratulations, you’ve ruined the taste and added to people’s sugar intake. I’m going back to the store and starting over again to find a different milk alternative.


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      Dana Hart

      Interesting idea, to cut the milk with water to make the consistency more like cow’s milk and to reduce the sugar. Sorry to hear that they have increased the sugar, but thanks for update. The original recipe was definitely sweet enough already!

  3. Raelynn Smith

    Sorry, I couldn’t get the line divisions to copy right. I got it this time.

    Soy Good Vanilla ups the sugar Nov. 2016.

    Because our daughter can’t have milk, we stopped buying milk and decided to find an alternative. I brought home several alternatives to try i.e.: soy, almond milks. Disgusting was how I would describe most. The only one I actually enjoyed was Soy Good Vanilla. The Soy Good Original was better than most but still not what I would want to drink.

    For a milk alternative I mixed 1 part bottled water (with minerals) with 4 parts So Good Vanilla. That gave me both a good taste and it cut down on the sugar. It was very time consuming but that was the combination that gave a taste the was close to plain milk (not a milk desert beverage).

    The So Good Vanilla we bought at the end of Oct. 2016 is different than the So Good Vanilla we bought in Nov. 2016. The new product’s taste isn’t as good and they upped the sugar from 12g per 250ml to 14g per 250ml. Seriously, in this day and age, up the sugar is a good idea?

    I called their number and let them know this isn’t acceptable (Canadian: 1-888-401-0019)

    Congratulations, you’ve ruined the taste and added to people’s sugar intake. I’m going back to the store and starting over again to find a different milk alternative.

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