Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative: Move Over Yoplait!

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Version:
Peach & Mango, Blueberry, Strawberry, Vanilla (also in 24-ounce), Black Cherry, Tropical Pineapple, Plain (24-ounce)
Price:
$1.29 per 5.3-ounce single

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On April 4, 2016
Last modified:August 16, 2016

Summary:

If you're looking for a dairy-free option that rivals popular dairy yogurts in taste and consistency, then this could be your holy grail. Not only does it offer satisfyingly sweet, slightly tangy flavors and the perfect creamy consistency (without carrageenan!), it's also naturally equivalent in protein and calcium. But like those dairy-based yogurts, these are a bit high in sugars (aside from the Simply Plain with just 7 grams per cup). To note, these have a base of non-GMO, whole soy (not isolates).

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.

Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative: Move over Yoplait! This vegan cultured non-GMO soy offers sweet, creamy bliss. Several flavors, single-serve and select large tubs. See post for full review.

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.

Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative: Move over Yoplait! This vegan cultured non-GMO soy offers sweet, creamy bliss. Several flavors, single-serve and select large tubs. See post for full review.

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 and 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 Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative: Move over Yoplait! This vegan cultured non-GMO soy offers sweet, creamy bliss. Several flavors, single-serve and select large tubs. See post for full review.

The bevy of fruity flavors were released as single serves last year, but this year Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative is going big. They now offer 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!

Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative: Move over Yoplait! This vegan cultured non-GMO soy offers sweet, creamy bliss. Several flavors, single-serve and select large tubs. See post for full review.

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.

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.

23 Comments

  1. I never liked yogurt but I tried the Silk and it was delicious, it doesn’t taste sour like yo plait it’s a little sweeter with a better taste. I’m going plant crazy. Thanks to Silk for making something that I can eat.

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  3. I am in search of silk non dairy free yogurt in “plain” . Can’t seem to find it in any of the stores…can someone share which markets carry it?

    • It’s pretty new, so it might now be in stock yet. I would ask your local stores (the ones that sell Silk) if it is in the system yet. If it is, then they should be able to order it.

  4. I’ve seen these in the store and wondered how they were! I’m not a HUGE fan of yogurt to begin with, I only like a few flavors of greek yogurt. We are almost 100% dairy free in our home, so this naturally would be a good fit for us! I’ll have to try them!

  5. I love the fruit flavored yogurts and usually use them as snack/sweet treat with granola because like you said – lots of sugar. I had no idea they had a plain one in a large container. So can’t wait to get my hands on that!

  6. REGALO ROMAN on

    CAN WAIT TO TRY THIS YOGURTS
    I LOVE SILK PRODUCTS BUT IN THE PLAIN,
    I WAS USING THE ALMONDS AND CAT. AND FOUND OUT OF MY ALLERGY TO THEM I BROKE OUT REAL BAD.
    I WILL CONTINUE WITH THE PLAIN ONES AND THE VANILLA SILK MILK I AM DIABETIC AND THE CHANGES HAS DONE ME REAL GOOD RECOMMENDED TO ME AFTER WE FOUND OUT ABOUT MY HERNIATED DISC.
    DR SAYS DAIRY FREE IS BEST OPTION FOR INTERNAL INJURIES WAY TO GO SILK A NEW CUSTOMER TO DAIRY FREE I LOVE YOU ALREADY THANK YOU THANK YOU

  7. I just tried it last week the strawberry flavor and I agree with you review. I really liked it although I do try to avoid soy as much as possible because of the issue with it increasing estrogen but once in a while I’m sure it’s fine for me to eat this.

  8. I love their yogurt for baking too. I make a great banana muffin with their vanilla yogurt. My only complaint is the consistency varies…sometimes it’s watery-ish, and sometimes it’s perfect. Thanks for the review!

  9. I’m actually a big fan of soy in dairy alternatives, as long as the soy used is whole soybeans, not a soy derivative like soy protein isolate, and organic and/or non-GMO. I’m a dairy-eater, but still like these Silk yogurts – soy just provides so much creaminess and silkiness, like regular yogurt. I’m excited they make a Simply Plain. I haven’t seen that but hope to find and try it soon!

    • Thanks so much for your feedback Amelia! The Simply Plain should be rolling out in stores soon. I got the chance to trial it at Natural Products Expo West in March, when it was officially released, but it reportedly has started shipping.

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