One of our staff was recently diagnosed with lactose intolerance.
She switched to lactose-free milk and so did the rest of our office (no sense having multiple cartons of milk, and lactose-free tastes the same as regular milk).
However, she found herself out of luck at many restaurants. She tried bringing soymilk in Tetra Pak cartons (think juice boxes) with her, but found it wasteful to use just a couple of tablespoons and toss the remainder.
Instead of learning to like black coffee, she took a tip from our vegan photographer and discovered SOY GO, a creamer made from soy powder—the soy equivalent of Coffee Mate.
Coffee Mate is lactose-free, but it’s full of glucose, hydrogenated vegetable oil (a trans fat), palm kernel and/or soybean oil, sodium caseinate, dipotassium phosphate, sodium aluminum silicate, monoglycerides, aceylated tartaric esters of mono- and diglycerides, and artificial flavor and coloring.
In comparison, Soy Go is all natural, 100% organic, non-GMO and vegan. The ingredients are the finest soy powder, sugar, natural color, xanthan gum (a stabilizer), inulin (a fiber used to replace fat), natural flavors, dipotassium phosphate (prevents coagulation) and salt. It does requires more stirring to dissolve than Coffee Mate.
There are 10 calories per packet. Each packet also contains one gram of fiber and one gram of protein. Packets are designed to “cream” a mug with 8 to 10 ounces of coffee.
If you can’t find it locally (try health food stores and Whole Foods), you can buy it online.