Silk for a Delicious, Non-Dairy Alternative
Not everyone is able to drink milk or use dairy products in cooking. Lactose intolerance can be a real problem. Silk comes to the rescue for those who are unable to drink milk. Made of soy or tree nuts, Silk provides a delicious, non-GMO, lactose-free way to enjoy ‘milk’ once more. Gluten-free Silk not only contains fewer calories than dairy milk, but it also contains more calcium, making it great for growing children and those who are concerned about bone health. And, it’s not only those with lactose intolerance that might enjoy Silk, it just plain tastes good and can stand alone as scrumptious beverage.
Carefully Chosen Ingredients Mean a Great Glass of Silk
Silk is very fussy when it comes to formulating their plant-based products. Using such nutritious ingredients as soy, almonds, cashews, and coconut, Silk also is packed with vitamins and minerals. For those who follow a paleo diet, Silk may make the perfect accompaniment. Silk also is great in coffee or tea, and kids just love Silk’s chocolate ‘milk’, too. Every ingredient used in Silk products is carefully tested for nutrient density and purity. Only the best ingredients make their way into Silk. Customers will also be pleased to learn that Silk products are artificial color-free and artificial flavor-free.
How Tofu Helped Silk Get Started
Back in the 1970s, when soy was just beginning to attract attention in the West, some savvy food experimenters in Colorado started to experiment with it. They tried all kinds of foods based on soy, even mayonnaise, sausage, burgers, and pizza! However, it wasn’t until they got the idea to make a milk substitute that things really began moving. Naming their soymilk Silk, the founders finally got their 3 products into a grocery store in 1978. Consumers generally know a good thing when they see and taste it, and this was just the boost that Silk needed to really start making a mark in the world. From that small beginning, Silk now offers a line of premium, lactose-free ‘milks’ that taste good and may be a healthy alternative to dairy milk.