REVIEW: Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice

With the holiday season comes a plethora of holiday flavors. One of the most popular is pumpkin spice, which is not only a Starbucks Latte variety, available only this time of year, and a limited edition Bath & Body Works scent, it’s also a seasonal Silk Soymilk flavor.

I believe Pumpkin Spice was also the name of the fired sixth Spice Girl who had one mean muffin top and a penchant for spray-on tans.

Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice isn’t as tasty as the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and it doesn’t make me extremely horny like the scent of the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion does, but it’s better tasting than Silk’s other holiday flavor — the mediocre Silk Soymilk Nog.

According to Silk, their Pumpkin Spice can be consumed either chilled or warm, but I like my soy milk the same way I like my interactions with ex-girlfriends — chilly. With a name like Pumpkin Spice, you might think it’s going to taste somewhat like pumpkin pie, but if you’re coming in with those expectations, you need make like a Match.com subscriber who hasn’t found any matches and lower your expectations.

The Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice has a pleasant pumpkin flavor with a hint of cinnamon, but it’s definitely not as pungent as a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte and it doesn’t make you think you’re eating a pumpkin pie. Perhaps its most disappointing characteristic was its lack of creaminess. Although it contains carrageenan, which is known to be a thickening agent, it was as watery as skim milk. I was hoping it would be as rich and creamy as egg nog, but like most of Silk’s soy milk products, it had the same creaminess as the water coming out of the breasts of a statue on the Playboy Mansion grounds.

Overall, I did enjoy it, but I think it’s because I’m a regular soy milk drinker. If you normally drink moo milk, you might find the flavor and consistency of the soy milk a bit odd. Like all Silk Soymilk products, the Pumpkin Spice is dairy-free, cholesterol-free and lactose-free, so if you’re looking for a healthier egg nog replacement, and you don’t mind soy milk and the fact that soy milk really isn’t milk, then the Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice might be something you should try.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 170 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, 300 milligrams of potassium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 24 grams of sugar, 6 grams of protein, 4% calcium and 4% iron.)

Item: Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice
Price: $2.99
Size: 1 quart
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Pleasant pumpkin flavor. Better tasting than Silk Nog. Cholesterol-free. Lactose-free. Low in saturated fat. Decent source of soy proteins. The way the scent of the Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Spice Body Lotion makes me feel down there. Statues that shoot water out of naughty parts.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie. Non-soy milk drinkers might not enjoy it. 24 grams of sugar per cup. Consistency was thin, like all Silk products. Having to lower your expectations on online dating sites.

23 thoughts on “REVIEW: Silk Soymilk Pumpkin Spice

  1. Moo milk drinker! Love it! I too am a soy milk drinker due to allergies, but only with cereal. I can’t drink a big glass of it. Thanks for making me chuckle. I may have to give this pumpkin spice version a try.

  2. I love the fact that soy milk isn’t really milk! Too much of the real thing’ll give me a wicked stomachache, but enough about my masochistic hobbies. Being a fan of seasonal flavors of things who hates when they’re completely hijacked by said flavors, I think this could actually hit the spot. I’ll give it a try!

  3. Hmmm I’ll bet this could be a nifty addition to my refrigerator…still I’ll bet it has that iffy soy-taste that soy products so often have… I kinda like it actually, but I’ll bet I wind up being the only one that drinks it!

  4. Regular drinker of Soy Milk, huh? I thought you were watching your girlish figure, Marvo! Just put that fake healthy sugar milk down, right now! (I really looked up the nutritional content of Silk soy milk; damned if even that shit’s plain version of it has sugar in it! Still feel virtuous for drinking S-O-Y milk?)

  5. Soy milk is the best thing ever. And Pumpkin Spice happens to be my secret porn star name. One of the best reviews I’ve ever read on here. It almost made me forget about my fantasy football induced nervous breakdown. For that, I thank you, Marvo.

  6. I once bought the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin soap from Bath & Body Works, and it made my hands smell like I had just rubbed them with the inside of a pumpkin. Not in a good way. But I like the Wallflower.

    I am lactose intolerant and drink a lot of soy milk, so I will have to check this stuff out.

  7. According to the scholarly source MANswers, the smell of pumpkin releases endorphins that makes you want to get it on. So instead of coconut-scented perfume and cheap booze, maybe escorts should start rubbing pumpkin pies all over their bodies.They’re probably willing to do that if you ask them, most likely there’s some sort of surcharge though.

  8. Most Nog and nog-related christmas themed beverages are not my friend, but the soy ones are always great. No horrible aftertaste. can’t wait to try this.

  9. Silk does have an unsweetened version. Also, the plain version has 6 grams of sugar per serving, compared to 12 grams in reduced fat moo milk.

    I’ve been drinking soymilk for about ten years, and I think it works best if you don’t try to pretend it’s milk. I like to make iced coffee in a tall glass with lots of ice cubes and a big splash of soymilk on top. It’s almost like a dessert drink, but with less fat and guilt.

    That pumpkin/endorphin connection freaks me out. I can’t stand pumpkin or its scent in any form, but every man I know loves it. Suddenly it all makes sense. No wonder guys love Thanksgiving.

  10. I love the taste/smell of pumpkin pie spice. Philosophy at Sephora had a really amazing body wash (and an apple pie smelling one too). I am not down with the SOY milk though.

  11. I currently have some in my fridge. Got it at Target also. Never tried soy milk in my life til a few days ago. I am lactose intolerant, but still loves me some good ole fashioned moo milk.

    I liked this milk, it tasted like a REAL pumpkin, not a fake lab created flavor.

  12. EW I did not like!
    I like almost every food, ever. I drink a LOT of soy, almond, and coconut milk, and am around 80% vegan. I also like pumpkin flavors, and pumpkin spice lattes :)
    However I did not like this drink at all! It is not the texture, I just found the flavor awful!
    On a side note- I really recommend Silk’s Iced Mocha, and it’s half the calories :)

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