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Bonsoy Long-Life Soy Milk (1Ltr Soy Drink) $3.80 (Was $5.28 Save $1.48) @ Coles

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Deal is back, so stock up!
Doesn't need much of a description, but for completeness sakes here is the previous deal:
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/314509

FAQ:

Q: Is it poisonous?
A: Stay away if you are worried, but plenty of awesome (IMO) cafes around use it.

Q: Can you elaborate on the above?
A: Sure

Q: Will I get man-boobs?
A: Please refer to your best friend (Google) or here if you are lazy.

Q: I can get {INSERT_BRAND_HERE} soy milk for less than half price?!
A: Fortunately you have the power of choice, but so does everyone else. Its a matter of taste/preference.

Q: Its available at {INSERT_STORE_HERE} for cheaper, regularly!
A: Cool, but for everyone else that can't get to {INSERT_STORE_HERE}, Coles is literally everywhere.

Q: Its $3.99 at ALDI everyday pricing?
A: Probably, although its still cheaper here on special. And good luck finding stock, it will vary between store to store (some don't even have any).

Q: How do you open the damn thing?
A: By cutting the corner with a pair of scissors so it pours nice.

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  • +14 votes
    • for faq but also because bonsoy is no.1!
    • -4 votes

      It boggles my mind that people are willing to support a product which recently poisoned people including mothers and babies:

      https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2010/193/7/iodine-toxicity-so...

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        That's fine, as long as they're not selling caged eggs, I'm fine with buying their bitch-tits juice.

        • -3 votes

          And this isn't an isolated incident for soy drink:

          A cluster of thyrotoxicosis associated with consumption of a soy milk product:

          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16366059

        • +2 votes

          @Scrooge McDuck: that article is from 2010 mate. I wouldn't call 'recent' 8 years ago.

        • +1 vote

          @footyboy:

          What is recent is subjective. Given the seriousness of the poisoning, even 20 years ago would be too recent for me to trust the product at present.

        • +5 votes

          @Scrooge McDuck: ok so come back in 2030 mate and we'll catch up over a Bonsoy coffee.

        • +2 votes

          @Scrooge McDuck:

          It was an additive, that additive is no longer added….end of case

          In aviation we used to joke that you couldn't get in to an airline unless you have done a gear up landing….the moral of the story is that people learn from errors, they are scrutinised more and as a result are generally a safer option

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        http://www.thyroid.com.au/soy-milk-reformulated-after-thyroi...

        Yeah. Great to link something that once was.

        Also… breaking news women are allowed to vote.

  • +14 votes

    Love the FAQ!
    + for you

  • +2 votes

    I have heard soy increases estrogen in men, is it true?

    • +1 vote

      As usual its better to do your own research. I've revised FAQ as it is a really frequently asked question. If in doubt, skip by and stick with milk :-)

      • +8 votes

        Dairy milk has GH-1 hormone (suitable for cows), that's bad too. Soy and Dairy aren't supposed to be consumed by humans.

        • +5 votes

          For some reason people are negging you for pointing the inconvenient fact that cows milk has hormones in it that act on humans. Because facts must be ignored!

        • +1 vote

          Soy and Dairy aren't supposed to be consumed by humans.

          I'm starting to think this too because I've noticed when I have dairy my skin tends to break out really badly

        • +6 votes

          @Diji1:
          No, they are negging him because soy is fine to consume, despite being accurate on the dairy.

        • -6 votes

          @danred:

          Environmental & social impacts of soy

          As soybean agriculture sweeps across South America and elsewhere, fragile ecosystems such as rainforests and savannahs are feeling the strain, as are iconic species like the jaguar and giant anteater.

          In some cases, smallholders growing crops for subsistence are being displaced by the expansion of soybean plantations.

          http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/soy/im...

        • +6 votes

          @Scrooge McDuck:
          Please don't try to divert attention, we are only talking about the health effects and not environmental.
          Even if we weren't, only 6% of the worlds soy is consumed by humans. Something like 70% is fed to livestock which is where you get your cows milk from.

        • -4 votes

          @danred:

          So in your mind, is it OK to piggyback on environmental harm so long as you're part of a group which isn't the main contributor? I don't think the victims of rainforest clearing for soybeans care what your end use is. Your demand contributes to higher prices, which incentivises more rainforest to be cleared.

          I don't even drink milk, it's too high in sugar.

        • +1 vote

          @Scrooge McDuck:
          So you wouldn't choose a much lesser of 2 evils?
          Your in the oh-well-if-you-cant-prevent-100-percent-of-harm-then-why-even-try camp, as though 6% vs 70% isn't a tremendous amount of harm reduction (and were only talking about soy here too!)
          Unless you don't eat meat or any dairy, your part of the 70%.
          If you do want to know more I would honestly be happy to chat.

        • -1 vote

          @danred:

          Will you take more than 4 days to think of each response?

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          @Scrooge McDuck:
          Cool deflection.
          Im outta this thread mate. Catch.

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          @danred:

          So you wouldn't choose a much lesser of 2 evils?

          There's a 3rd choice: Not consuming either.

    • +34 votes

      Not true. Soy contains phytoestrogen (a plant hormone) which is 1000's of times weaker than regular estrogen.
      Japanese and asian cultures have been eating soy for thousands of years, and its been found that the consumption of soy actually reduces the incidence of cardio vascular disease and certain cancers such as breast, prostate.

      Besides, if you're worried about soy, you should stop eating animals because 70 percent of the world's soy is fed to livestock and six percent of soy is turned into food. Bioaccumulation is real.

      Long story short: Go enjoy some bonsoy

      • +1 vote

        Stop making sense; you'll be down-voted for that.

      • +1 vote

        Isn't Japan an Asian country?

        • +1 vote

          Japan is its own continent.

      • +1 vote

        couldnt agree more, i switched to soy and other nut milk. i havent been drinking cows milk for a while now and i feel so much better.
        whe you drink cows milk, you'll get to drink small dose of faeces too. yuck

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vate7NI6gIo

      • +4 votes

        70 percent of the world's soy is fed to livestock

        More reason to avoid dairy like plague.

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      (profanity). I thought my man-boobs have been getting bigger. I love soy.

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    Cheaper to buy the fresh soymilk from Asian grocery stores.

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      Cheaper to milk your own soybeans!

      Just kidding but the soymilk in Asian groceries is more watery. I like drinking it from the bottle, but it makes me feel like I'm using skim milk and the taste doesn't mesh well for cafe drinks. Bonsoy is creamier and tastes better in coffees!

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        Homemade soy milk tastes bland and watery if you grind it from soaked soy beans. Asian soy milk is closer to home made (if you get the unsweetened). Soy milk you buy in supermarkets tastes nice because of the added sugar and thickeners.

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    Well ALDI soy milk is like $1.10 every day? What’s the difference compare to this “premium” priced ?

    • +6 votes

      check the ingredients on the labels

      This is Bonsoy: Filtered water, organic whole soybeans, tapioca syrup, sea salt, job's tears (hato mugi), calcium carbonate.

      This is So Good: Filtered water, soy protein (3.5%), corn maltodextrin, vegetable oils (sunflower, canola), cane sugar, minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium), acidity regulators (332, 450), antioxidant (ascorbic acid), vitamins (A, B12, D2, B2, BI), natural flavour.

      Not sure of Aldi, but generally it comes down to what soy ingredients are used. If Aldi uses whole soy beans then that would be great. If it is like So Good then, well it really isn't so good

      • +11 votes

        Aldi's is even worse, uses soy protein powder like So Good but less vitamins etc. Powder is likely imported. So Good is Sanitarium so you're basically giving the Seventh-day Adventist Church (wholly owned by) a bunch of tax minimised profits.

        I personally use Vitasoy Soy Milky, uses whole Australian beans only, minimal ingredients, and doesn't taste like beans.

        • +6 votes

          yeah I use vitasoy too, pretty much same ingredient structure as Bonsoy

          Didn't know Aldi was so bad…explains the price though

        • +3 votes

          Vitasoy Milky is my choice too.

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          Yes the Aldi soy milk is awful. I am going to try Bonsoy. I drink Vitasoy I don't like how they add sunflower oil to it.

      • +1 vote

        Thank you for this post.. used to drink alot of the aldi product but will be switching over

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        So this is Aldi soy milk with a multivitamin in it?

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      Regardless of what everyone in this thread is saying, Bonsoy has been carried by Aldi for at least the last 3 months and is $4.00.

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        I’ve seen it at Aldi, but not regularly at the store that I go to (chadstone, VIC), and let’s not forget that surcharge on payments on card which is the main reason I go for Coles. Not a lot, but add in the flybuy points, paying with Amex (or discounted vouchers) and it’s the full ozbargain spirit.

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          Use discounted gift card on top

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      Soymilk is not actually a thing that exists, rather it's something that we make out of soy. So it varies quite drastically product to product. Bonsoy tastes completely different to other soy milks.

      Coconut milk/cream is another thing where it varies greatly product to product - did you know "coconut milk" isn't actually a thing? It's just coconut extract mixed with water. "Coconut cream" just has less water in it than "milk". Some brands even have 100% extract with 0 water. Same idea with soy milk.

  • +4 votes

    Bonsoy to pay soy milk victims $25m in record class action
    https://www.smh.com.au/business/bonsoy-to-pay-soy-milk-victi...

    No Aldi soy milk affect news?

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      That's how you know a product is real. It changes.

      I'd actually take this as a plus, but I'm a weirdo.

      If there were a cheese that gave people issues 5% of the time, I'd love that too.

        • +3 votes

          What's the basis of the neg vote ? It's a good price on a good product. If it's about the payout from four years ago, They changed the recipe. Anyway, I've been drinking this as a milk replacement for most of my life and I'm as healthy as an ox. Not sure how much these people who got sick were drinking but I have a glass a day.

        • +2 votes

          the way I look at it is if research is inconclusive then it probably isn't too big a risk….as long as it is consumed in moderation.

          Also put it in perspective, do you drink alcohol, soda or eat processed foods? These are all products where research is very clear on the damage to your health. If you consume any product that clearly damages your health but pass on others that don't have a clear link then you are probably being irrationally paranoid.

          Random fact:

          Dean Lukin, ate kilos of soy products daily instead of animal products, he won gold for Australia and became the heavy weight lifting champion of the world

        • +1 vote

          @Scrooge McDuck: yeah but that's not the product that's referenced in this deal. That page is dated 2009 which is well before the formula was changed.

          But in regards to the product before it was changed, some people must have better tolerance to high levels of iodine because I was ingesting quite a lot of it for a very long time.

        • +1 vote

          @Scrooge McDuck:

          Good duck….

          I'm blown away how much crap some people consume

        • +2 votes

          Not really playing Russian Roulette by consuming something which has been heavily studied, researched, and deemed safe across the board when consumed within the recommended intake amounts. There's a pretty huge difference between having irrational fears and maintaining a healthy level of scepticism when it comes to what you put in your body.

          The link from cminez isn't even about soy being dangerous. It's about ingredients being added to the soy milk (in this case seaweed) having excessive amounts of iodine and becoming dangerous to people with thyroid issues.

  • +3 votes

    OP, I opened the damn thing by cutting the corner as instructed. I even managed to pour some into the glass. The biggest problem is, how do I actually drink the damn thing?

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      Warm it up or mix with coffee (unique taste).

      You can also get a proper sweetened soy milk and add gelatin to create a nice pudding.

    • +1 vote

      I don’t drink it by itself, goes really well with coffee (stronger ones in my experience). Just treat it how you would with milk and froth it if that’s what you normally do.

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    never tried this before, how is it compared to sogood's and vitasoy's?

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      Get one to find out. Personally won’t use other brands, tried and kept coming back to this. But it’s a personal taste thing.

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        Same here, have tried other soy milk brands and it just doesn’t taste the same.

    • +1 vote

      I wouldn't order a soy coffee from a cafe that doesn't use bonsoy. I'd rather drink cow milk.

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    Never tried Bonsoy. Good in coffee? I like So Good Soy Milk in coffee because it's creamy and tastes good.

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      I don't have milk in coffee, but most cafes use it if that means anything.

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    At Coles now. It is "20% off. Was $4.80. Now $3.80. Save $1"

    This is WA. Buying one now. Will grab a So Good for backup. Will make a Soy plunger coffee when i get to work.

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      And the verdict… good in coffee. A few bits floating around the top of the cup, but the taste is good. Cheers.

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        I think for soy in general it depends on the strength of coffee and coffee bean. What I heard is that weaker coffee tends to attract the “floating bits”, but better speak to a coffee specialist to make sure.

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    Is there a chance the track could bend?

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      Not on your life, my terms of use reading friend.

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    Regular price at aldi.
    It is much better than the cheaper branded soy milk.

  • +7 votes

    They need to work on their packaging. Very hard to get a good shake on it when the corner is cut off, and then pouring is a job for a marksman. It overshot the cup by a fair way.

    Between the shake and the pour I managed to get Soy Milk dispersed all over the kitchen counter, my hands, and my shirt.

    No, i am not an 8yo. Just used to the screw on lid soy milk.

  • +5 votes

    Pureharvest soy milk has the same soy content (14%) and the rest is filtered water. Good price at less than $2.00.

    • +1 vote

      yep that's what we drink. woolworths has it $1.70 forever for the unsweetened malt free

  • +1 vote

    Ha ha we must be related OP? 😂

    • +1 vote

      Yes!! Haha! Big fan of NISSAN?

      • +1 vote

        Of course mate ;)

  • +1 vote

    I expect to see all the profile pics updated with Soy Face by the end of next week.

  • +6 votes

    Time to stock up and start writing for BuzzFeed.

  • +1 vote

    Any soybeans harmed in the making of this?

    • +2 votes

      Entire generations have been wiped out.

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        Dem bastards.

  • +2 votes

    Q: How do you open the damn thing?
    A: By cutting the corner with a pair of scissors so it pours nice.

    Here is an example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-p8YpR7rJc

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    Only 14%. Watch YouTube video how to make soy milk and you can get 50% plus high protein soy milk at lower price. No need protein powder anymore.

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      What? You can't get any drink that will be 50% protein. A piece of chicken is 30%.

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    Both of the ALDI stores near me have Bonsoy always at $4

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      Good to know this is cheaper than aldi