Hundred-Year-old Soy Milk Description

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Saturday, November 28, 1914: <<no entry>>

Source: National Food Magazine (November, 1910)
Source: National Food Magazine (November, 1910)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

I recently came across this hundred-year-old description of soy milk. Since Grandma didn’t write anything a hundred years ago today, I thought you might enjoy reading it.

18 thoughts on “Hundred-Year-old Soy Milk Description

  1. From soja to soy…fascinating. I’ve never tried soy milk…somehow, I am not convinced by claims it tastes like regular cow’s milk…it seems too far-fetched (in my own thinking) to believe a plant could yield a reasonable facsimile of an animal’s milk…lol.

    1. It’s interesting to learn more about the history of soy milk and how it is made. Thanks for the link. I always enjoy reading the resources you find.

  2. I too drink almond milk. When I mentioned it to a contact in Norway, she asked how to make it. Apparently it hasn’t made it to the stores there. Another advantage of almond milk is storage. Yes, I keep it in the refrigerator, but it isn’t necessary. Also, I always buy unsweetened, and I also enjoy the unsweetened chocolate almond milk, warm, with a little stevia. yum! It’s almost like “normal” hot chocolate.

    1. Your comment makes me try to remember how long almond milk has been available in the US. It seems like it’s only been a few years (but it could have easily been around much longer than that–but I might just have not noticed it in the stores).

  3. I don’t know why I’m not surprised that soy milk was popular so long ago. Very interesting to read about it and if your grandma had known she would probably be pushing to get rid of the cows on the farm so she wouldn’t have to milk ’em. 🙂

    1. Interesting. . . I’d wondered about the spelling. Apparently that was the old-fashioned way of spelling it (or maybe there are regional differences).

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