So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt

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Version:
Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla, Pasionate Mango, Plain, Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Strawberry Banana
Price:
$1.99 per 5.3-ounce single; $3.99 per 16-ounce tub

Reviewed by:
Rating:
4
On May 2, 2016
Last modified:May 2, 2016

Summary:

Removing the carrageenan from dairy-free yogurt is tricky business. We don't think they've mastered the formula yet, at least with the flavored varieties, which lacked that smooth mouth feel. Fortunately, the Unsweetened has retained a creamy consistency and the savory flavor that makes it our versatile go-to yogurt alternative.

New Formula! So Delicious has been diligently removing carrageenan from their products, based on consumer request, and the dairy free coconut milk yogurt alternatives have also received a face-lift.

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt (Review) - our unbiased take on this vegan, soy-free alternative

For starters, we love the attractive and wide packaging of the new single-serve So Delicious coconut milk yogurt alternatives – they stack better in the refrigerator and make better bowls for adding granola and fruit. The thin, more eco-friendly lids also close up nicely if you only opt to eat a portion of the dairy-free coconut milk yogurt in one sitting. As for the updated recipe, well, our reviews became a bit more mixed based on the variety.

For some reason, it seems that carrageenan-free becomes more tricky when fruit, flavors and/or sweetener are added. The good news is, the Unsweetened cultured coconut milk has remained as creamy and versatile as ever.

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt (Review) - our unbiased take on this vegan, soy-free alternative

It’s very smooth, even without stirring, and has a savory, slightly tangy flavor with just a slight touch of bitterness. The consistency is a wee bit runnier than most, but still thick enough to enjoy by the spoonful or in recipes. That said, I love how well it works in both sweet and savory recipes and how I can sweeten it as I please for breakfast or a snack. When I feel like keeping it sugar-free, it actually shines with just a few drops of pure stevia. The two compliment one another for a delicious heightened experience. But it also melds well with natural sweeteners like honey or agave nectar (for strictly vegan).

The Vanilla Unsweetened cultured coconut milk was close in smoothness, but it seems that hint of flavor does have a little effect on texture when carrageenan is removed. Even so, it is a great option for blending into smoothies.

However, things really start to go awry with the carrageenan-free So Delicious coconut milk yogurt formula when both sweetener and flavors are added. We first sampled the Vanilla, Raspberry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana, all of which had a somewhat off-putting consistency. Even after stirring and stirring and stirring … each still had a somewhat lumpy, separated look.

SD Coconut Milk Yogurt - strawberry

I realize that looks can be deceiving, but indeed the texture was a little unpleasing to each of our tasters. It was a bit pudding-like in thickness, but without that nice creamy mouth feel. Just to verify that it wasn’t a batch issue, we waited several weeks and picked up another Strawberry So Delicious coconut milk yogurt at the store. Alas, it had the same consistency issues.

The flavors of the Raspberry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana So Delicious Dairy Free coconut milk yogurt alternatives were voted as “okay” with a Yoplait-ish vibe. The Vanilla tasted a little “off” with a bit of bitterness rather than the pure vanilla sweetness our palates were expecting.

As for the nutritional value of So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt, it is stocked with several strains of probiotics, which include L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Rhamnosus, L. Acidophilus, Bif. Bifidum, and Bif. Animalis (love this name, and don’t worry, it’s vegan). It’s also got a little bit of enriching fat (mostly medium chain fatty acids from the coconut), and is fortified with goodies like calcium, magnesium, vitamin D2, and vitamin B12. Here again is where I prefer the Unsweetened version – it’s got a nice, bone-health balance of 20% each calcium, vitamin D AND magnesium. The flavored varieties are heavier in calcium and vitamin D (more like dairy yogurt or milk), but lack the support of plant-based magnesium.

Clearly, we’re still happy with those big tubs of Unsweetened So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt, and will continue to be customers of the brand for this one-of-a-kind product.

So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt (Review) - our unbiased take on this vegan, soy-free alternative

Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt is Certified Vegan, Certified Kosher Parve, Certified Gluten Free, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-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 So Delicious website at www.sodeliciousdairyfree.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.

24 Comments

  1. Sharon peters on

    This is the best dairy free product I’ve ever had. Only found raspberry and strawberry/banna flavor here in va. Looking for mango.

  2. I’m very new to the dairy free diet, and am in the UK , can anyone advise me where I can purchase these items.

  3. I really like the plain yogurt with my paleo granola I make. This yogurt is awesome. I don’t care for the ingredients locust bean gum and all the wierd stuff but the plain doesn’t have that in it.

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  5. We are still waiting for your brand of yogert to come back its the only kind I can eat what’s the problem ,you said something about a new recipe I have a case on order from my local store why did you stop making what you were making before you had the new rescipe ready

    • Hi Jo Ann, I’m not affiliated with So Delicious, this is my unbiased review (review update of the new version coming!). But what I have learned of production is that it isn’t this simple. Most likely they have to use the same equipment to produce the new yogurt recipe as the old, which means they can’t be working on production of the new recipe (testing and such) while still producing the old. Also, stores like Whole Foods won’t typically give space on shelves to stock new varieties along with old (they only have a set space), so they may opt to run out what it is in inventory before scaling up with the new version. The packaging is also different, which may affect how they are on the shelves in terms of space. There is always a method to the madness especially in the complex world of food manufacturing!

  6. joan bennesh on

    I can’t find the so delicious yogurt anywhere where I live. I have tried Walmart, Target, Publix, Winn Dixie, Aldi’s, Fresh Market…can find the coconut milk and ice cream, but not the yogurt. I live in the Villages, Florida 32162 area. Anyone know where I can find the So Delicious yogurt near here?

  7. Stephanie Jensen on

    Thanks for that on the chocolate. I looked at the packages on the ones that I have. They don’t have the DE on the kosher certification. Something must have improved, at least where I am at.

  8. Stephanie Jensen on

    This is one of the first ones that I tried when I found out about my allergy last year. I like it. I get the strawberry, strawberry banana, blueberry, and the passionate mango. Strawberry and strawberry banana were my favorite yogurts before I found out about my allergy. I tried the chocolate and didn’t like it.

  9. I just discovered this and absolutely love it. I have a small portion after dinner with some ghiradelli dark choc chips and a couple of homemade picked habanero peach slices on top! Delicious!!

  10. I love these yogurts too but noticed some of the flavors have carrageenan in them. So I’m limited to only a few flavors. 🙁

  11. LOVE this plain coconut yogurt. Here’s my favorite way.

    1 plain coconut yogurt
    1 teaspoon chia seeds
    Vanilla extract
    Cinnamon

    Just yummy!!

  12. ruwan weerasuriya on

    Hi, I am from Sri Lanka. i would like to know about coconut yougrt and how its made. Also the cost. If you like to share with me please drop an email.

  13. Thank you for clarifying that bif. animalis is vegan – I love the So Delicious yogurt and got nervous when I saw that on the package!

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