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.
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.
– no preservatives