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Finding Bonsoy

Posted in Cafes, Food Reviews with tags , , , , , , on May 21, 2008 by thepseudoepicurean


You know you’re in a bit of trouble when your (unfortunately) gold-plated tastebuds have acquired a liking for the crown jewel of all soy milks, Bonsoy, which in our consumeristic society, also means that it comes with a hefty price tag. This is a classic case of how curiosity killed the cat; I tried it one day and have never looked back since. I wouldn’t recommend it in your coffees, teas and basically as a milk substitute in your cooking, but it’s great if you have it plain or with your cereal in the morning.

But at $4.12 for a 1-litre carton (in Safeway and Coles), it certainly is very expensive to be drinking it everyday as a milk substitute, especially when it was never intended to be in the first place since I am not exactly lactose-intolerant.

As a result of this, I’ve resorted to looking out for them during the weekly Safeway/Coles specials, but since it’s not your regular household item (like Glad wrap or Kleenex), and a premium one to be more precise, it’ll probably only ever go on special when the sun, the planets and all of their moons are aligned.

I’ve even gone as far as googling “discount Bonsoy” and reading up forums to see if I could find them any cheaper, but to no avail…until today. A quick (online) surf up to the organic grocers that are just across the road from my house, and I have discovered that they sell my revered Bonsoy for $3.75 a pop.

News like this is too good not to share, because I’m pretty certain that there are lots more tightarsed people like me who love their Bonsoys and are looking for a less costly solution that doesn’t require a compromise.

Oh, and while you’re there, you’ve gotta pop over to Artisan Espresso that’s right across the road for a coffee.

Organic Wholefoods: 483 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

Artisan Espresso: 438 Lygon Street, Brunswick East