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Soy milk really makes me mad!

PaulF | Aug 8, 2006 11:19 PM

I actually really like soy milk. I put it on my shredded wheat (fiber is SO important) and I put it in my daily decaf.

In fact, my whole family prefers it to cow milk and so we buy a lot of it. Different types, too. Plain and vanilla. Silk and Westsoy. Non fat and extra calcium. We have our faves, but depending on whether we're in a chain grocery, health food store or ethnic market -- we buy what's available.

But, what I want to know is:

How did the entire soy milk industry somehow miss the day they taught "milk cartons" in packaging school. I mean, I know you're competing with the dairy guys, but would it kill you to put soy milk in a milk carton.

I'm so sick of rectangular boxes with little plastic caps and foil dealies you've got to pull off. Half the time the foil tears and you've got to get a knife to cut it out and the other half the time the plastic top thing falls off and it's got no seal and the stuff is just a spill waiting to happen.

Even the Silk brand, which uses a container that looks like a milk carton, forces you to unscrew a cap and try and pull a plastic -- I dunno -- cork out of the bottle using a little plastic ring that also breaks off if you don't do it just right.

(inhale --- exhale)

Someone tell me why the soy milk folks insist on using crappy packaging. It's because they think they're better than everyone else, isn't it? "Ooooh, we're healthy, try and open this."

Thanks, I feel better now.

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