By and large, I am not one for binge eating or late-night junk food fests over a breakup (or breakout, which sometimes go together). However, chocolate Silk and I, we have become fairly good friends. It has gotten me through many rough times. Even tonight I pulled into Cub Foods and picked up a half-gallon; even at MM’s suggestion. Unlike the MM, I don’t have a dietary need to choose soy milk, nor do I wholly go the organic route–wow, I don’t have that kind of money. But the magic of chocolate Silk–this particular combination of brand and flavor, in particular–just jives with me.
In addition to its seratonin-feeling effects, like most soy products, it has fantastic nutritional benefits. There are conjectures (read me: I did not say hard-and-fast facts–not even a registered dietician would say that) that it can help with things from preventing cancer to lowering cholesterol to uses in hormone replacement therapy and increasing bone density. And that makes me feel good, but I’d probably like it if those benefits weren’t there. I just wouldn’t drink it as much.
I only wish I got paid to tell you this
I would love to tell you that I get paid $.01 for every recommendation I give for chocolate Silk. But dear White Wave apparently hasn’t discovered what a great spokesperson I am, or surely MM and I would be retired by now and probably have a cabin “up north,” wherever that is, like most hearty Minnesotans. Despite this, I do give my endorsement here, and not just for moody women, either. Attention, men: you can drink soy milk and still be manly. Your girlfriend will not be put off, and your wife will think you’re great. Even though you still won’t watch “Becoming Jane” with her.
Tribute to the bean
As for me, I simply think it is smooth and so good cold. Which is why I have written a poem to honor this end-product of the very humble soya bean.
I do not like plain silk
I do not like it instead of milk
Not on a boat
Not in a moat
I do not like plain silk in a glass
I would rather have a bowl of grass
But chocolate, boy, it brings me joy
I pledge devotion to chocolate silk
My last gift: pointing you a location where you can get a whopping $2.50 off a half-gallon of soy milk. You and I both know how much the cost of milk has gone up, so this is especially magical.