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 Post subject: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:45 pm 
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I've been vegan for over a year now, and the only thing I miss from my "pregan" days is coffee with milk. I've tried soy and almond milk in coffee, and they're just not the same. Any recommendations for something really creamy for coffee?


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:51 pm 
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I like the Wildwood soy creamer, but you can also get it made by So Delicious (coconut based), Organic Valley and Silk.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Silk creamer is pretty good, and if you like flavored creamer I've never seen coffee flavor syrups that aren't vegan.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:17 pm 
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I dig Silk's creamers, especially the French Vanilla flavor and the Hazelnut flavor.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:27 pm 
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I second the So Delicious Coconut Creamer vote. It comes in original, french vanilla, and hazelnut. And all of them are fat free!


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:54 pm 
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I used to use the So Delicious creamer. I liked it, and now that I think about it I'm not sure why I stopped. I'll have to pick some up and try it again!


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:12 pm 
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I prefer my coffee black, but I think that Trader Joe's creamer is very good. It's repackaged something else, maybe wildwood? I just tried So Delicious Hazelnut Coconut Creamer and hate it. The hazelnut taste is overwhelming and grossing me out, which is surprising because I usually enjoy hazelnut. Right now, I am enjoying the occasional splash of Silk Holiday Nog in my coffee.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:26 pm 
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I like silk creamer but even just the silk original is good. It's better if it's full fat. Also silk's coconut milk works really well in coffee, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:57 pm 
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I really like the Silk creamer, but I have read that carrageenan can be bad for your stomach lining, so I try to avoid it.
Does anyone else worry about this? It's a problem, since carrageenan is a thickener in most non-dairy milks, yogurts, etc.
I have found a couple of soy milks that don't use it, and I use those in my coffee most of the time.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Coffee
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:57 am 
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Carrageenan used for food shouldn't be a problem:
http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/ ... .htm#64275

EU recommends no more than 5% of degraded carrageenan in carrageenan used for food:
http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/scf/out164_en.pdf


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