Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt

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Product by:
Hain Celestial (DREAM brand)
Version:
Plain, Vanilla, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry
Price:
TBD per 6-ounce cup

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On August 19, 2015
Last modified:April 22, 2016

Summary:

Though it ventures into the "too indulgent for breakfast" territory for our tasters, we all thought the sweet flavor was pleasant and dessert-worthy. The Vanilla was a favorite for its well-rounded flavor and gentle vanilla notes, but the berry flavors were perfect for lean, probiotic-rich fruit parfaits. Everyone thought these were quite similar in consistency to "traditional" low-fat dairy-based yogurt, but with less tang, and more flavorful sweetness. In a couple varieties, a little squeeze of lemon made the flavors come alive.

Have you seen the yogurt section at your local natural food grocer as of late? It’s being taken over by dairy-free options! And Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is the latest to encroach on a former dairy-rich space.

Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt - Available in 5 flavors, all dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Sweet, dessert-like and probiotic-rich!

Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt possesses many surprising similarities to those well-known Yoplait yogurts. The sugars, calories and low-fat nature are nearly spot on (sadly no protein though), and the smooth, creamy but light and slightly gelatin-y consistency (don’t worry, they’re vegan!) boasts a remarkable resemblance to its dairy-rich nemesis.

Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt - Available in 5 flavors, all dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Sweet, dessert-like and probiotic-rich!

All of the flavors have a similar sweet vibe that is mild, pleasant and indulgent. They lacked the tang that makes yogurt so recognizable, but I found that a squeeze of fresh lemon perfected the taste and heightened the delicious notes. We did find them too sweet and high in sugars for the morning, but as probiotic-rich (4 strains: L. acidophilus, bifidobacterium lactis, S. Thermophilus, L. Delbrueckii), high calcium (25% of the RDA) desserts, they were a definite hit.

Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt - Available in 5 flavors, all dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Sweet, dessert-like and probiotic-rich!

As for the individual flavors, the taste of the Plain was pure (tasted only of cane sugar with just mild hints of coconut and no funny sweeteners) but fell just a little flat. However, the Vanilla picked it up with a more well-rounded taste (see those nice little vanilla bean specks in the picture above!), and was my hands-down favorite. That said, the Raspberry (pictured above), Strawberry (pictured below) and Blueberry varieties were true to their respective fruit, and had dessert-like appeal, especially when paired with fresh fruit! I recommend these for making parfaits or even frozen dessert.

Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt - Available in 5 flavors, all dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan. Sweet, dessert-like and probiotic-rich!

Certifications: Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is Certified Kosher OU-D (it is dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines – see our Understanding Kosher guide). It is labeled as gluten-free, vegan, and non-genetically engineered, but we did not note certifications for these.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Coconut Dream Non-Dairy Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, 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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

11 Comments

  1. I’m worried because it seems so many things like this make me sick but I saw it today and am curious to give it a try and see how I do with it.

  2. Why doesn’t Whole Foods sell this?
    I live in Chicago and I can only find 1 flavor.
    Thanks let me know! It’s hard to find here.
    Any suggestions.

    • Good question Abee! I have seen it at the Whole Foods in my area, but it can vary by region. Have you requested that they order it in? If their distributor carries it (which they should) then they can order it in for you. In many cases, when you request that they order it, they will start to stock it, too. That has happened a lot for me. I would also check with mainstream grocers. Dream is owned by Hain Celestial, and many of their products are more readily available in conventional stores.

  3. i am opening a business in Downtown Mt Dora , and i would love to sell natural and healthy products like this,,, and would love to sell diabetic products, what distributor may i use?

  4. I have seen this and wanted to try it for some dishes I was making for meat meals (I keep Kosher at home), but the label says dairy (as you note), and I was trying to figure out why. Figured it was due to processing. Disappointing though since I can’t use it as a dairy-free sub for meat meals.

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