If the goal was to top one of the biggest dairy yogurt makers, they may have succeeded. Silk Dairy Free Yogurt takes cultured milk beverage to a new sweet and dreamy level.
But first, lets address the elephant in the room. Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative is soy-based. Why do I still like it? It is made with whole, non-GMO soy and not with genetically-modified soy and not soy protein, soy isolates, or soy concentrates. The latter are the types of soy that tend to get a thumbs down from scientific studies when eaten in excess. Fermented soy and whole soy foods actually don’t have a bad rap in the research. Just enjoy in moderation is the mantra I take with all foods! Plus, let’s face it, soy has been largely unbeatable as a base for yogurt substitutes.
Tasting Notes for Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative
Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative has a creamy, perfectly thick consistency and a flavor that certainly doesn’t smack of soy. The Vanilla had marvelous little flecks of vanilla bean! It had a rich, sweet taste with the perfect hint of yogurt-y tang. The Peach & Mango was like summer in a cup. The bright fruits and seamless taste beckoned to beloved dairy yogurts on the market, and made Tony say, “it tastes like Yoplait!”. Black Cherry isn’t the first variety I would usually reach for, but the dessert-like quality made it irresistible.
Which brings me to the one caveat for Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative. Like most dairy-based yogurts, the flavored varieties have 16 to 17 grams of sugars per serving. This is a bit steep for my breakfast. But considering the other virtues, I think it makes a wonderful afternoon or evening treat.
Since it is made with whole soybeans, each serving of Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative has 6 grams of natural, plant-based protein and 20% of the RDA for calcium without fortification. It is also fortified with vitamin D2 for a bigger bone health boost. And of course, it is carrageenan-free and each bite is stocked with dairy-free live and active cultures (a.k.a. probiotics). Plus, for those of us who want a lower sugar option, Silk has delivered.
Silk now offers larger 24-ounce tubs of select varieties, including Simply Plain. This no frills flavor is lower in sugars (7 grams per cup) and has a much less sweet, more versatile flavor profile. I still have to get my hands on a tub to give it a full test, because I have only sampled a little trade show taste, thus far!
The Facts on Silk Dairy Free Yogurt
Certifications: Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative is Non-GMO Verified. It is also labeled as gluten-free, but we did not note a certification for this.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and 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 Silk website at silk.com.