My Grand, Tear-Filled Farewell to Vitasoy’s Chocolate Peppermint Soymilk.

There was a lot of talk over the summer about the discontinuation of Vitasoy soymilks, and I really took it to heart.

It was my first ‘favorite soy milk'; I remember buying 99 cent and 4 for $5 cartons of it by the basketfuls from the tiny Central Square Whole Foods during college.  There always seemed to be a Creamy Original in my fridge, no matter what. When I moved to Portland I realized it was no longer the cheapest soymilk around, and I was cheap, so I just moved on, until I fell for the Chocolate Peppermint.  It became a vegan holiday tradition, as did stocking up on the sales afterwards.  Seriously, stocking up.

So, when two of my friends recently alerted me to 99 cent sales on Vitasoy’s holiday flavors at Grocery Outlet, I immediately thought three things:

1) HOW SOON could I get there.

2) HOLY CRAP.

3) Hold me, it must be the final close out…

Shockingly, I haven’t yet run there, but a friend did gift me with a Holly Nog and dear Peppermint Chocolate soymilk.  Have you ever heard of anything nicer?!  A mug of warmed Holly Nog before bed is just…l;ksglfdklfgh…nice.

love.

Goodbye, my friends….

My google skills aren’t bringing any hard evidence aside from rumors on discussion boards, and the company website doesn’t mutter a word about the discontinuation of all or any lines.  The best, and by best, I mean most depressing, actual word was found on the My Vitasoy Facebook, commenting that:

“Unfortunately, due to heavy competition in the US soymilk market, we’ve discontinued our Vitasoy Soymilk in the US…but they’re still in Canada….We apologize for the inconvenience….”

Deep breath.

So will next year revolve around homemade coconut soy nog and Westsoy’s (arguably even better?) Chocolate Peppermint Stick Soy Beverage?

Or a trip to Canada?

Update: Vitasoy confirmed via comment below that their Facebook remark is true, and pretty much, they give their Canadian fans a big hug.

20 thoughts on “My Grand, Tear-Filled Farewell to Vitasoy’s Chocolate Peppermint Soymilk.

  1. my story is shockingly similar to yours! (except my favorite was the unsweetened original. (it’s still the most amazing unsweetened plain soymilk i have ever tasted.)

    i would consistently buy boxes of them with a $1 off coupon from mambo sprouts, but when that coupon disappeared, so to did my purchasing. (and at that time, the prices of soymilk skyrocketed.) i just can’t realistically buy 32 oz boxes of smilk for anything over 2 bucks. even 1.50 is pushing it. my everyday soymilk is the kirkland brand from costco. that works out to about a buck a box. i sacrifice perfection for affordability.

  2. HAHA! YES! I had heard the rumours, but I didn’t know they were still going in Canada. I wondered why I kept seeing cases of it at regular prices, terrified they would suddenly disappear…. my christmas is awesome again! :D

  3. Wow, thank you for all your support on Vitasoy’s soymilk line. Yes, we are available in Canada. If you are fans of HollyNog and Peppermint Chocolate, stock up quick as the holiday season will be over before you know it!
    Again, thank you Vitasoy fans. It warms our hearts to know we have fans like you out there. Vitasoy will continue to be available in Canada for the foreseeable future.

    Remember to follow us on Twitter @MyVitasoy and on Facebook: My Vitasoy.

    Happy Holidays!
    Vitasoy USA

    • Hands down the best skin care line especially for vegnas is Aubrey Organics. The ingrediants are super simple and you could literally eat it and be fine. Thats my moto when buying skin care products if I would be sick eating any of the things in it I dont want it. Whatever line you choose make sure to check for any sodium laurth sulfate or any sulfates for that matter and also check for anyhting ending with parabin baddd things!!Good luck!

  4. You had me really scared for a moment there but luckily, I am in Canada. I just saw (and bought) my first Peppermint Chocolate and Holly Nog of the season last week. I think that I will stock up even more now – just in case…

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  6. Yey! I’m glad we still have those in Canada. Hee Hee. It’s worth a visit :)

    And can I say, the fact that they replied and posted makes me like them as a company just a little bit more? Well played Vitasoy!

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