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Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Darcy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:53 am

Okay so even though I'm not a huge fan of refined sugar I am on a mission for better recover so figured I'd listen to you all and give this a go.

The cartons I picked up say "NEW 15% less sugar"!

How does that affect it's optimal recovery ratio!? Or is it not really enough to make a difference??

I wonder what prompted the change...
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby baldy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:18 am

Darcy wrote:Okay so even though I'm not a huge fan of refined sugar I am on a mission for better recover so figured I'd listen to you all and give this a go.

The cartons I picked up say "NEW 15% less sugar"!

How does that affect it's optimal recovery ratio!? Or is it not really enough to make a difference??

I wonder what prompted the change...

The ratio is still optimal but you just need to drink 15% more :)
Alpro aren't the only brand to sell chocolate soya milk either.
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Darcy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:29 am

Well that's annoying because the cartons are the same size :evil:

Who else does chocolate soya milk?!

I'd really like to make my own, actually...
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Catt Queen » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:35 am

Soy milk + cocoa powder + blender?
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby baldy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:58 am

Catt Queen wrote:Soy milk + cocoa powder + blender?

Not going to be as tasty.

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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Darcy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:07 am

Where is that from Baldy and how does it compare?

Maybe cocoa powder, soya milk, some sort of syrup (date?), pinch of salt. Maybe that could be mixed on the go without a blender.

Although coming in a handy carton obviously wins on the convenience front. I wish they did a mid-size carton!

Maybe still not as thick/tasty and also lacking the vitamins (depending on soya milk used - my usual Tesco's organic doesn't have them).
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby JP » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:38 am

that new 15% less thing is BULLSHIT!!!!!

All i can see is that they added 15% more water!!!

RIP OFF!!!

but nevertheless, that is what i will continue to drink. Will i now become 15% more ripped?
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby baldy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:53 am

Darcy wrote:Where is that from Baldy and how does it compare?

I get it from ASDA cos its 94p a litre. Lidl used to have an ever cheaper one but they stopped selling it for some reason.
It tastes great, not too sweet almost like dark chocolate milk.
Most days I drink at least 1l of soya milk probably more, feels like a rip off paying top price for alpro when I am just going to down it.

This is the holy grail of post workout soya drinks, I woudn't mind paying alpro pirces for it.
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Talyn » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:01 am

I'm yet to try this reduced sugar version so I hope it's still as good.

baldy wrote:This is the holy grail of post workout soya drinks, I woudn't mind paying alpro pirces for it.
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Agreed. Macchiato is the ultimate.

Ironically, almost impossible to find in this country, yet it's made here :(
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby baldy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:10 am

Talyn wrote:I'm yet to try this reduced sugar version so I hope it's still as good.

baldy wrote:This is the holy grail of post workout soya drinks, I woudn't mind paying alpro pirces for it.
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Agreed. Macchiato is the ultimate.

Ironically, almost impossible to find in this country, yet it's made here :(

Someone should write them a strongly worded letter.
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Darcy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:16 pm

JP wrote:that new 15% less thing is BULLSHIT!!!!!

All i can see is that they added 15% more water!!!

RIP OFF!!!

but nevertheless, that is what i will continue to drink. Will i now become 15% more ripped?


Hmmm yeah is it also 15% of anything else? Like protein or calories? Obviously they wouldn't advertise that..... Well, maybe the calories!
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby JP » Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:47 pm

protein and calories have dropped 10%, fat is the same.

so if anything, this should be increasing their products because they can sell more water at a premium :D
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Talyn » Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:58 pm

JP wrote:protein and calories have dropped 10%, fat is the same.

so if anything, this should be increasing their products because they can sell more water at a premium :D


Yeah it's annoying. And I bet the price will not be dropping by 15%.. Bastards!!

Oh but I can't stay mad with alpro chocolate soya I like it too much :mrgreen:
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby VeganGraham » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:03 pm

I've been buying this stuff.

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They do banana and strawberry flavours too.
I thought I'd better double check the ingredients before I recommend it and found it's got D3 in it. Isn't D3 the one that is frequently not vegan ?
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Re: Alpro chocolate soya milk

Postby Darcy » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:20 pm

I am drinking some now. It tastes watery! Probably entirely psychological. Thanks guys ;-)
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