Sanitarium has been making food since 1898, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that So Good arrived. Starting as a milk replacement, the brand now offers a small range of dairy free frozen desserts.
I bought both products from my local store and tested them out. This review looks at So Good Chocolate Bliss 1L. Find out if this ice cream substitute is worth a spot in your freezer.
Is So Good Chocolate Bliss any good?
So Good Chocolate Bliss is a vegan frozen dessert that will appeal to consumers looking for a dairy-free sweet treat. It’s got a subtle chocolate flavour and an ice cream-like texture.
So Good won’t be for everyone. There’s an unmissable soy taste that distracts from the chocolate. Consider a coconut or nut plant-based ice cream brand if soy doesn’t appeal. There are plenty on offer in Australia.
- Dairy and gluten free.
- Suitable for vegans.
- Less fat than regular ice cream.
- Easy to find in most supermarket freezers.
- Australian made.
- The soy flavour is distracting.
- Relatively expensive, considering the ingredients.
Are there any alternatives to So Good?
There’s a lot of competition in the vegan space, with new brands popping up almost monthly. Here are some tasty alternatives if So Good isn’t available or you want to try something different.
Connoisseur Plant Based Hazelnut Chocolate 1L: A plant-based frozen dessert with swirls of chocolate sauce and roasted hazelnuts. Coconut oil is used in place of dairy ingredients.
Pana Organic Double Chocolate 475ml: A dairy-free ice cream made with coconut milk. It’s also got crunchy choc chips throughout.
Coyo Dairy Free Probiotic Chocolate Bean 500ml: A coconut-based frozen yoghurt with probiotics.
The Cashew Creamery Chocolate 473ml: A plant-based product offering chocolate flavour with a hint of sweet cashew.
What do others think about this product?
There are dozens of reviews on the internet for this product. I read them all and made a quick summary:
The reviews for So Good Chocolate Frozen Dessert are mostly positive. It is popular with those with dietary restrictions like dairy allergies or lactose intolerance.
Many reviewers praise its rich chocolate taste and creamy texture. However, some reviewers mention a noticeable soy flavour. Not everyone will enjoy it, especially those unfamiliar with non-dairy ice creams.
There are also mentions of the dessert being hard to scoop compared to other ice creams.
Also check out: So Good Vanilla Bliss Review.
This tub’s main ingredients are water and cane sugar. Soy protein is used to give the frozen dessert a creamier texture.
Ingredient list: Water, Cane Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin, Soy Protein (3%), Cocoa Powder (3%), Sunflower Oil, Emulsifiers (471, 477), Vegetable Gums (460, 466, 412, 407a), Acidity Regulator (Potassium Citrate), Salt.
Milkfat is a signal of better mouthfeel and creaminess. So Good contains no dairy, so it has 0% milk fat.
No frozen desserts are good for you, so eat in moderation. So Good Chocolate Bliss has 1.2g of saturated fat per 100g and 17.3g of sugar.
Servings per package: 10
Serving size: 51g
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About the manufacturer
The Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company was founded in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1898. Operating under the trading names Australian Health and Nutrition Association and New Zealand Health Association Ltd, both entities are owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The company makes nutritious and affordable products. It has become a key player in the food industry with factories in Australia and New Zealand.
Sanitarium’s diverse product range includes Honey Puffs, Marmite, So Good, and Up & Go. The portfolio also has Weet-Bix, an iconic brand in Australasia.