Good? No. There's some good stuff in there to be sure but lots of added sugar, guar gum and natural flavors. I'd use it in a pinch but I wouldn't make a habit of it.
Having said that if you are just starting out and are used to using Coffeemate creamer in your coffee I say buy the Silk and enjoy. You'll get some good benefit from the coconut and you can move on to a more unadulterated product when you're ready.
The very healthiest product would be coconut milk strained from fresh coconuts you cracked yourself. Most people don't go that route, for obvious reasons. Next best would be canned coconut milk, but it will have a preservative or 2. Least ideal would be the coconut milk in a carton: watered down, sweetened, with thickeners, synthetic vitamins and added flavors.
They make unsweetened one- it's good, especially like this:
- 8 oz Silk Unsweetend CoconutMilk
- Scoop of whey
- Half a frozen banana
Pulse blend that baby and presto delicious
I just bought my first Coconut milk and Almond milk yesterday, the Coconut milk was under the "Silk" brand. Is it any good? Not really. It's very thin in spite of having some thickening agents in it(guar gum) that seem absent. It has the consistency of water, a VERY slight taste of coconut. It should be called Coconut Milk Extra Lite because it's just not what I THOUGHT I was paying for...a healthy alternative that tastes like it's description...COCONUT! This is a total fail in my opinion. If anybody wants to start drinking coconut milk, my advice is skip the SILK brand and buy something else until you find one that actually has a rich, full bodied flavor and mouth feel, that this brand sorely lacks in both. As a side note, the Almond milk I got was a store brand, and I absolutely LOVE it! So out of the two, I at least got ONE winner out of it. : /
I prefer linen coconut milk myself. Or polyester if I'm desperate.
DELICIOUS... CREAMY, SMOOTH, A LITTLE SWEET. VERY TASTY. NICE CHANGE FROM JUST DRINKING PURIFIED WATER AND HERBAL TEAS.
Thanks everyone I'm just starting and of course didn't read the lable very well. I know better now. I checked the priced on the real deal pricey pricey. Is 5.00 a normal price for one can? The one I found had sugarcane in it, the rest of the ingredients seemed ok
I find that most of these products seem overly thickened. I'm not personally bothered by the vanishingly small amount of guar gum required to thicken a couple quarts of liquid, it's just the texture I have trouble with.
I liked the Almond Breeze coconut-almond blend better, though I've only had the one in the shelf-stable TetraPak cartoons.
Nasty stuff. We bought some and ended up throwing it away. Save you money for the good stuff.
Silk is usually contaminated with soy or gluten.
i like the thai kitchens coconut milk full fat and canned (yes i know that's bad) diluted with water
It depends on how strict you are. It is sweetened with evaporated cane juice, which is just sugar, it is thickened with guar gum and it is enriched. I would bet that it is pasteurized too. That said, these ingredients are from natural sources, that does not mean organic, and coconut milk is good for you.