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Soy Milk (and Cereal) in Central London


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Soy Milk (and Cereal) in Central London

peelmeagrape | | Feb 20, 2008 05:37 AM

I've recently moved to the West End and miss my old faithful weekday breakfast: a bowl of Kashi Go Lean cereal with *Light* Vanilla Silk brand soy milk. Boring it may be, but it's super-healthy, gives great energy well into the morning and means I can splurge on chowish eats later in the day.

I sorely miss my Silk Light Vanilla. Is there anywhere in central London that sells it? Perusing the supermarket shelves, I get the feeling that Londoners aren't really big soy milk drinkers. In Silk's absence, I've tried Waitrose's Sweetened soy milk (not bad flavor but rather high fat) and Alpro(?) Light Unsweetened soy milk, which is low-fat but tastes horrid. I'm looking for soy milk that's a little sweet or flavored but that has less than 5 grams of fat per 250mls. Any ideas? Otherwise, I might have to try pouring a little vanilla extract into the gross Alpro stuff to see if that helps.

Still on the topic of breakfast, I haven't had any luck finding Kashi brand cereal yet in London (I've tried Fresh and Wild in Soho but haven't made the trek to the Whole Foods yet). The best substitute I've found in terms of low-cal, high protein, high fiber, low fat (oh my!) is Vogel's Vita Pro Gluten Free cereal at the John Lewis Food Hall on Oxford Street. Expensive, though, at £3/box. Everywhere else I've been, the allegedly healthy cereals are fat-and-calorie-dense granolas, or absolutely tasteless Kellogg's All-Bran-type offerings with barely any fiber. Has anyone seen Kashi cereal in London? Or Vogel's for less money? Or some third cereal that can match these for health (low-cal, decent protein, 8-plus grams of fiber) and flavor?

Thanks in advance and apologies for offending any hounds who roll their eyes at such health concerns.