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My new addiction

I just had one of these for the first time today and I'm hooked and hooked hard. It's a "vanilla chai tea" protein drink but it tastes like eggnog. The shocking part is that even though it is incredibly sweet it doesn't appear to have any processed sugar.

If I'm reading this right it is sweetened with apple juice. Or is it? Am I missing anything?

Vanilla Chai Tea (Soy Milk, Brewed Green Tea, Natural Flavors, Vanilla Extract)
Apple Juice from Concentrate (Water, Apple Juice Concentrate)
Soy Protein Isolate
Calcium (Tricalcium Phosphate)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Magnesium (Magnesium Oxide)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)
Zinc (Zinc Sulfate), Iron (Ferrous Lactate)
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Of course having soy every day is not good for you but the drink is so damn expensive (about what you would expect to pay at Starbucks for a big fancy mixed coffee drink) that there is no chance of me consuming this daily. But I love it!


these are so good, they are a better price at Costco-in a huge bottle... why is soy every day bad?
Soy is loaded with trypsin inhibitors that prevent proper protein digestion; goitrogen which inhibits thyroid function; phytic acid, a fiber that impairs absorption of minerals; and phytoestrogens which dangerously increase the estrogen hormone.

You can google "why is soy bad for you" and you'll find some articles on it.
The apple juice probably is the lone sweetner in there. Apples and pears are used a lot in some of those 'fake' juices on the grocery store aisles as cheaper fillers or sweetners than the real thing (next time you're in the store, go check a bottle of Welch's grape juice, for example, and see how minimal the actual grape content is in it! It's mostly other juice.) but in this case, nice to see them using natural sugar vs. the hillbilly heroin: high fructose corn syrup.
I hope you drink with like a muffin or something I drank that alone once and got really sick but it is good I always ate it with something but the one time I so regret it.
Only thing I try to warn people about with soy is that you can't use soy as your major protein source and expect that to be just as good as meat or dairy (at a bare minimum you'd have to it more of it more often as the absorption rate is lower and slower). I totally don't buy the anti-soy propaganda beyond that as it's not supported by the evidence and it's a bunch of sexist nonsense to spread fear of of being feminized by your food as if that would somehow hurt anyone.