Update: Now in Coconut flavor, too, and available in both single-serve and 24-ounce multi-serve packages.
I’ve taste-tested quite a few dairy-free yogurts, I’d even venture to say that I’ve trialed most, if not all, that the market has to offer. Many are good, but I can honestly say that Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is simply amazing.
Back in the “dairy days” I dutiful downed the most popular brand of yogurt in the name of calcium consumption. I didn’t love it, and in fact have shied away from non-dairy yogurts aside from reviews and the occasional recipe. But, all that changed, as I found myself at the local co-op requesting a stock-up of Vanilla Almond Dream.
What makes Almond Dream Yogurt so special? In my opinion, it is the perfectly creamy texture, the lightly sweetened flavors, and the very fresh taste with subtle hints of almond. I also love that it is soy-free, gluten-free, and of course dairy-free (yes, it is vegan too!), and that it has 8 different strains of tummy-taming probiotics!
As for the flavors, Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt comes in five varieties: Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry, Mixed Berry, and Coconut. I received the first three to sample as single serves, and as you may have guessed, the Vanilla was my favorite.
Even so, the Plain was surprisingly excellent; it is slightly lower in sugars than the others, and has a nice, relatively neutral flavor that should work very well in recipes. It has only a touch of tang, which I think makes it more versatile than traditional yogurt.The Vanilla simply stepped it up a notch flavor. It became my lightly-sweet, post-dinner dessert, topped with pomegranate arils, berries, or even dairy-free chocolate chips. The Strawberry had little chunks of fresh berries within, and shared the sweetness of the Vanilla, but with a bright strawberry flavor. It was delicious as well, but I’m a vanilla girl at heart.
I later received the Vanilla (still my favorite), Strawberry and also the Mixed Berry almond non-dairy yogurt in Almond Dream’s new 24-ounce multi-serve packages! The consistency of the quarts was a touch more gelatinous than the creamy single-serves, but sweet, delicious and smooth nonetheless. The Mixed Berry was the sweetest of the bunch – richly flavored and dessert-like in nature. My husband adored it, and happily polished off the entire quart in just a two days! Though higher in sugar than I like to see for everyday eats, if it gets him to consume some probiotics (which he definitely needs) then I am happy. We both enjoyed it with plump fresh blueberries…
There are a few other great qualities about Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt that I would like to note:
Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is popping up on store shelves throughout the U.S., and you should even be able to find it at many conventional grocers as the distribution increases. If you don’t see it yet, you can ask the store to bring some in.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Almond Dream Almond Non-Dairy Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Dream Brand website at www.tastethedream.com. They occasionally have printable coupons for their brands on their website too.