costCo has stopped selling soy milk

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    Mar 19, 2016 2:59 PM GMT
    about end of February costCo, a warehouse foods company, stopped selling unsweetened & plane Silk brand soy milk. i hate it when that happens. They continue to sell almond & vanilla soy milk flavors which are horrid.

    I also noticed it was off the shelves at Restaurant Depot on west 13th Ave. So possibly their distributor discontinued sales of the product.

    any reason they stopped distributing the product
    What about your area?
    is almond functional?
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    Mar 19, 2016 5:44 PM GMT
    You have to remember.....Costco only stocks items they can get a great price on. So even the most popular and common items might be absent from their selves.

    I switched to coconut milk several years ago anyway. The only time I buy soy milk is I occasionally buy chocolate soy milk which tastes better than chocolate diary milk. When I get sugar cravings around bedtime, I just drink a shot of that and it's gone.
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    Mar 19, 2016 6:30 PM GMT
    I've been drinking almond milk. I hear some sources discussing issues with it, but maybe not as much as soy. I love cow's milk, but I've developed a lactose intolerance, which runs in the males in my family.

    My father had it, and my youngest son by the time he was 4. I thought it had skipped a generation with me, but by my 60s it appeared. "Real" milk was off my menu.

    So if I want a white liquid that looks and sorta tastes like dairy milk, I drink almond. Not the answer I'd like, but better than water, I suppose. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 19, 2016 7:13 PM GMT
    Maybe you're just used to the taste of soy milk. I definitely prefer the taste of almond milk. I get the Almond Breeze brand. They now have one that's a mix of almond and cashew which I always get.

    I get the unsweetened and add 2 packets of stevia and 2 packets of monk fruit sweetener. Unsweetened they all taste icky to me.

    Silk Soy is 8 grams protein while their almond is 1 gram of protein, per cup.
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    Mar 19, 2016 9:35 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidMaybe you're just used to the taste of soy milk. I definitely prefer the taste of almond milk. I get the Almond Breeze brand. They now have one that's a mix of almond and cashew which I always get.

    I get the unsweetened and add 2 packets of stevia and 2 packets of monk fruit sweetener. Unsweetened they all taste icky to me.

    Silk Soy is 8 grams protein while their almond is 1 gram of protein, per cup.

    Almond Breeze is what I drink. The one marketed here as "Original", not unsweetened. My husband prefers vanilla flavored. I haven't seen the cashew blend, I may try that if it's sold here.

    I actually have a recipe for making my own almond milk, from almonds. And we have the kitchen appliances to do it.

    But the cost of the almonds, plus the effort, exceed the cost of simply buying it in the carton. The economy of scale, I suppose.
  • metta

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    Mar 20, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    I don't buy Silk soy milk because it is not organic. I only buy organic soy milk.
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    Mar 20, 2016 4:39 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif I assure you that all soy milk, like all food, is organic. If that doesn't make sense to you, you don't know what the word means.


    Costco also recently stopped selling FCOJ. (Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice.). Just get used to buying something there, and it will disappear without warning.
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    Mar 20, 2016 5:10 AM GMT
    I suspect this was because plain soy milk tastes bad. Same with plain almond milk. I mean, let's face it. Neither of these things are "milk". It's basically water with soy or almond extracts. The sugar or vanilla flavorings are what make it palatable.
  • Ariodante83

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    Mar 20, 2016 5:44 AM GMT
    I drink cow.
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    Mar 20, 2016 5:52 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI suspect this was because plain soy milk tastes bad. Same with plain almond milk. I mean, let's face it. Neither of these things are "milk". It's basically water with soy or almond extracts. The sugar or vanilla flavorings are what make it palatable.

    It seemed to me that soy milk needed a lot of vanilla to get rid of the "beany" flavor. It was fine in my cereal or something like that, but in a glass; yuck. The sweetened Almond Breeze is practically like a milkshake.
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    Mar 20, 2016 7:39 AM GMT
    Goat milk is the best but for taste I like Buffalo's. Though, Buffalo milk has too much cholesterol.
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    Mar 20, 2016 4:32 PM GMT
    i am familiar with a dairy operation in eastern Colorado and it is well managed to be profitable. The disease abatement, rats, chemicals and animal husbandry management... is outside my tolerance range.
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    Mar 20, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
    pellaz saidi am familiar with a dairy operation in eastern Colorado and it is well managed to be profitable. The disease abatement, rats, chemicals and animal husbandry management... is outside my tolerance range.

    Just an aside: in 1985 I judged a high school national science fair in Minot, North Dakota, on behalf of the Army. Had about 600 entrants, all spread in booths through a local shopping mall.

    And one of the teens had a presentation on dairy farming, which her family did on their farm. Her focus was the computerization of modern dairy farming. She had all kinds of printed reports and graphs, for every member of their herd.

    To make sure it just wasn't last year's recycled entry by an older brother or sister, or created by her parents for her, I questioned her. But she knew her stuff. They were tracking and graphing not only individual cow output volume, but analyzing milk quality. Components like milk fat, which fetches the highest market price.

    She showed me that some cows produced good volume, but weak milk. Tested daily, tracked over weeks and months. She knew who their most valuable cow was, and the least they were probably going to replace. How different feeds and other conditions affected milk production.

    What amazed me was this kind of automated farm tracking in 1985. These dairy farmers weren't asleep at the switch! They were right on top of things, maximizing their operation and profits. On relatively small farms in the middle of nowhere, so remote you'd be surprised they even had phone service.

    Well, anywho, your comments made me recall that, from 30 years ago. Gawd only knows how sophisticated the dairy industry is today.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 21, 2016 2:03 AM GMT
    I recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.
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    Mar 21, 2016 4:17 AM GMT
    Hypertrophile saidI recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.

    Yup. Costco is great if you buy in bulk and eat in bulk. So not too good if you're a light eater.
  • metta

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    Mar 21, 2016 4:39 AM GMT
    ^
    I found the same thing. I will say, however, that it is a well-run company that pays their employees well.
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    Mar 21, 2016 4:43 AM GMT
    Hypertrophile saidI recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.

    Plus you need to recoup the cost of the membership. If you don't save enough to at least equal the membership fee then you've lost.

    There was a time, aeons ago, when the membership was free if you were a government worker (city, state, or federal). Then it was sort of worth it, if you didn't mind having to buy, for example, mayonnaise in a gallon jug.
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    Mar 21, 2016 4:48 AM GMT
    xrichx said
    Hypertrophile saidI recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.

    Yup. Costco is great if you buy in bulk and eat in bulk. So not too good if you're a light eater.


    I recoup my Costco membership fee several times over throughout the year icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 21, 2016 7:07 AM GMT
    Ariodante83 said
    xrichx said
    Hypertrophile saidI recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.

    Yup. Costco is great if you buy in bulk and eat in bulk. So not too good if you're a light eater.


    I recoup my Costco membership fee several times over throughout the year icon_lol.gif

    Lol. Same. Plus, I have the Costco Amex card. The benefits and cash back rewards definitely make up for the annual fee.
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    Mar 21, 2016 8:46 AM GMT
    The AMEX card rewards pays for about half of the costCo membership. Mute point as the AMEX is being replaced soon.

    I buy in huge quantities, cook it all at once and put it up in the freezer. But they stopped selling the soy milk.

    CostCo bake goods and vegetables are usually better than expected.

    CostCo will at any time refund the total membership costs
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    Mar 21, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    pellaz saidThe AMEX card rewards pays for about half of the costCo membership. Moot point as the AMEX is being replaced soon.

    Hopefully with a Visa or Mastercard. Long ago I had an AMEX card and it sucked because many merchants don't take it. Also true for the Discover card, but perhaps not as bad.

    (I had the AMEX card way back when I had no credit rating because I'd never had a loan or done anything to generate a credit rating. And back then there was an annual fee for the AMEX card; dunno if there still is.)
  • venue35

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    Mar 21, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
    Im allergic to milk but i know for a fact that goats milk is always organic but it tastes kind of gross.I buy it when i can find it.
    Rice milk is a nice alternative to soy milk.
  • metta

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    Mar 21, 2016 7:40 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    pellaz saidThe AMEX card rewards pays for about half of the costCo membership. Moot point as the AMEX is being replaced soon.

    Hopefully with a Visa or Mastercard. Long ago I had an AMEX card and it sucked because many merchants don't take it. Also true for the Discover card, but perhaps not as bad.

    (I had the AMEX card way back when I had no credit rating because I'd never had a loan or done anything to generate a credit rating. And back then there was an annual fee for the AMEX card; dunno if there still is.)


    They have various versions ranging from $0-$500/year. At least those are the offers they sent me.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 21, 2016 11:03 PM GMT
    xrichx said
    Ariodante83 said
    xrichx said
    Hypertrophile saidI recently bought a Costco membership and I'm sorry now that I did. The prices aren't all that great unless you buy huge quantities, and the hassle of shopping there along with the uncertainty that they'll carry the same thing twice negates any savings IMO.

    Yup. Costco is great if you buy in bulk and eat in bulk. So not too good if you're a light eater.


    I recoup my Costco membership fee several times over throughout the year icon_lol.gif

    Lol. Same. Plus, I have the Costco Amex card. The benefits and cash back rewards definitely make up for the annual fee.


    I got a refund on my membership today. I just hated going there.
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    Mar 22, 2016 2:25 AM GMT
    Hypertrophile saidI got a refund on my membership today. I just hated going there.

    Good for you.

    Another thing I never liked about Costco/Price Club/Sams Club is that since they often get someone else's overstock you'll see stuff one week and then the next week you won't see it, or ever see it again. It can make you want to buy something that you don't really need but you're thinking that if you don't buy it then you won't get the chance later on. It really encourages impulsive buying.