**UPDATE!!** = NEW YOGURT FROM SODELICIOUS! Read on for the full review :D
Hi guys! I’m sooooooo sorry I have neglected my blog in the past couple weeks. With the end of summer approaching I was blasted with a wave of business combined with laziness… I’m starting graduate school in just a short week and a half! Eeek! I promise to be a better blogger going forward :)
Apologies aside, I present to you in this blog…my first vegan product review!!! For those of you who are newly vegan, considering going vegan, curious about those suspicious looking vegan yogurts on the shelf of your grocer, or a longtime vegan who maybe hasn’t tried them or is looking for a good recommendation for a friend/loved one but who has forgotten what dairy tastes like (and therefore worried about making a non-ominvore friendly recommendation). I have the answers for you!
I have a hot, tempestuous, lustful, desirous affair with yogurt…frozen yogurt…yogurt shakes & drinks…pretty much anything with yogurt I’m sure to love. So committing to veganism, I did imagine that someday I might miss my true beloved…yogut. Thankfully, I was so wrong. Over the past few weeks I have been buying and taste testing all the non-dairy vegan yogurt brands available to me and I now present to you: The Results!! (Results you can hopefully :) trust. As a still new vegan, I know my yogurt dammit and I want something that tastes just as good without all the animal exploitation!!)
**NEW** So Delicious Coconut Yogurt Greek Style!
It truly is SO DELICIOUS!!
Consistency is identical to dairy yogurt
Coconut is good for your heart!!
Lower fat than other coconut based yogurts/items…only 4 grams of fat per yogurt cup!
6 Live Active Cultures!
Honestly I don’t have any criticisms, it’s definitely a new favorite
Oh wait, I thought of one… sort of… it’s a little pricey compared to its soy counterparts offerred by other brands. So/Del Greek Coco Yo = $1.99 per/yogurt. Honestly though, it’s worth it, I mean, you’re reaping health benefits and spoonfuls of coconut yogurt bliss.
I approve this yogurt for everyone! Coconut yogurt for all humankind!
I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of So Delicious Greek Style yogurt to my grocery shelf since being tipped off by a lovely So Delicious Representative (who was kind enough to read my review of their other yogurt products). So, yesterday, when I saw it sitting pretty on the shelf of Whole Foods in Oakland, I nearly fainted. I couldn’t wait to try it, and it did not dissapoint. I have tried the bluberry and the raspberry. I have the strawberry in my fridge and it has breakfast written all over it for tomorrow morning.
The yogurt is, in my humble oppinion, perfection. The consistency is identical to dairy yogurt, the fruit flavors are right on point, and most exciting (for me anyways) is these yogurts have that amazing natural tartness that one finds in the dairy yogurts. This is an element I have missed in my non-cruelty yogurts. So Delicious Coconut Greek Style yogurt has sung a siren song to my palette.
Ok, enough with the gratuitous love letter/recommendation of So/Del Coco Yo. Something which critics of the regular So Del Coco (non-greek) Yo might find interesting is that the Greek Style is much less sweet than the regular. Some people didn’t like the natural sweetness the coconut brought to their regular Coconut-based yogurt. The greek style is very natural tasting and as stated previously, has that natural tartness inherent to dairy yogurts.
So in conclusion, So Delicious now has TWO yummy coconut-based yogurts you can try/buy/eat/bathe in/write love ballad to/contemplate/review/whatever you like to do with yogurt…
If you like sweet –> get the regular So/Del Coco Yo
If you like tart –> get the greek style
Whatever your fancy, go get some yogurt :)
1. Ricera Yogurt!
Low Fat, only 1 gram of fat per container
Soy Free, for those of us who may be wishing to reduce our soy intake, this is an easy substitution
Made with fiber rich cultured brown rice, one little container = 1 Full serving of whole grains
The texture is not akin to “regular” yogurt, but rather syrup-like
Recommended strongly to seasoned, long-time, or adventurous vegans.
Not Recommended to new vegans, or vegans looking for a true yogurt substitute
After reading a rave review about Ricera yogurt on another blog, I was very excited to try it. So excited in fact, that I ordered a whole case because my local Whole Foods didn’t carry it.
(I got 10% off for ordering by the case! So if you find a yogurt you absolutely love, save yourself some money and order by the case!)
I tried the vanilla flavor. Opening the little carton I was a bit surprised by the texture which is not dairy/yogurt-like at all, but more syrup-like. This really isn’t a bad thing unless you want an exact yogurt subsitute. I’m certainly not criticizing the Ricera, because in fact, I DID like it! I ate the whole case :).
However, if you are looking for a vegan yogurt which will be identical to your dairy yogurt, this is not the one. The flavor was very tasty, the vanilla was definitely there, but to me it was more like a spiced vanilla or a chai vanilla. Overall, I enjoyed this yogurt & it’s something I will buy again. I appreciate very much that it is a whole grain yogurt. I really like to get as much variety in my diet as I can and this is an easy, tasty way to do it!
The most wallet friendly of all the vegan yogurts, I believe this was only about 99c per cup! Stock up!
Great for those soy milk lovers out there as it does have a slight but distinct tinge of soy milk flavor
Yummy traditional fruit flavors like blueberry, peach, raspberry etc…Besides the soy milk flavor, the fruit flavors are true to taste!
If you don’t like or are not used to soy milk, you may not like this. As mentioned above, it does taste true to soy milk
The texture is much closer to your dairy yogurt, however the texture is still a bit thin
This isn’t a con per say, but it’s a soy product. A lot fo vegans I know are trying to be more conscious of their soy intake. It’s just an observation.
Recommended for eating yummy vegan yogurt on the cheap!
Recommended if you are accustomed to soy milk
Not Recommended for someone who is looking for an exact yogurt substitution
This is the first soy yogurt I ever tried, I actually tried this even before I went vegan. I suppose I was testing the waters, seeing if I could live with a dairy yogurt substitute. The answer to that question: absolutely. I’ve been drinking soy milk for years so I really like Whole Soy Yogurt Co. It’s widely available at most traditional grocery stores, it’s cheap, it’s quick and it’s yummy!
Texture is almost perfect. Indistinguishable from dairy yogurt!
Really fun flavors like Key Lime Pie (which is the one I tried)
Has live active cultures for your digestion
Cheap! Between 99c and $1.49 depending on your grocer
None, this is a great yogurt
Recommended for any vegan, new, old, even those looking for a true yogurt substitute.
Not recommended for those looking to reduce their soy intake
I tried the Key Lime Pie flavor and it was super tasty! The texture is identical to regular yogurt and the flavor is really yummy! I would love some reader feedback if you have tried this yogurt and tell me if you taste any soy flavor, I really couldn’t but I want to be as accurate as possible!
4. So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt
Texture is spot on, I will reveal my favorite yogurt shortly, however until I tried my fave yogurt, this was my favorite. Identical in texture to dairy yogurt.
Fun flavors like Passionate Mango & Pina Colada
Coconut based! Get your fruit, and then get more fruit from the coconut!
I believe this is the most expensive of all the vegan yogurts I tried
Very Sweet (this goes in pros and cons, it just depends on your taste preferences!)
I would recommend this to any vegan or omnivore.
Recommended if you want to reduce your soy intake.
I was very curious about the So Delicious Coconut Yogurt after I read a pretty scathing review on another blog. I bought two flavors, vanilla and pina colada. The other blogger stated that the vanilla was inedible to her but the other flavors were better. I really wanted to see about this vanilla myself…
I don’t really know what to say other than, we just must have different taste buds because I loved the SO Delicious Coconut Yogurt. I loved both flavors, I thought the texture was spot on, and the flavors were really good! This yogurt is sweeter than the others I tried, which is fine with me but I can see how others might be put off by this.
It seems to be a controversial yogurt…but doesn’t that make you want to taste this dangerous delicacy? Try and tell me what you think! Comment!!
5. Amande Almond Yogurt
The texture is AMAZING. Full, fluffy, custard like, unbelievable.
Flavor is impeccable (I had the peach & it even had little peach bits mixed in)
It’s made from almond milk!!! Almonds! Get your nut protein!!
Recommended for everyone. Everyone. Go buy some right now.
Not recommended for those looking to reduce fat (see comments on the Coconut Yogurt)
I’m sorry, I can’t be impartial with this yogurt because I FUCKING LOVE IT!!!!! This is the sweetest thing to ever touch vegan lips. I really enjoyed all the yogurts I tried and I’ll be buying all of them again, but in my opinion, the Amande blew everyone right out of the water. The texture is divine, the fluffiest, fullest yogurt I ate. The flavor was amazing. I am unable to come up with a single criticism. I would love to hear what any of you have to say about this yogurt. Please bring the criticism because I really do want to provide an accurate review of each yogurt. However, for my taste palate, this yogurt was perfection.