So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt

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Version:
Unsweetened, Unsweetened Vanilla, Passionate 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:February 14, 2017

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.

Tasting Notes for So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt

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 remained as creamy and versatile as ever.

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

Unsweetened

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 touch runnier than most. But it’s 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. As well as 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).

Vanilla Unsweetened

This variety was close in smoothness. Though 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.

Fruit Flavors

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 fruit flavors 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, 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

The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Yogurt

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.

37 Comments

  1. I find that this product is still ‘too commercial for a dairy alternative” It is difficult to make coconut yogurt taste like dairy yogurt and why would you, is my question… If you’ve ever tasted Anita’s Yogurt, you would see that with coconut yogurt made with only 3 natural organic l ingredients, the texture will vary and that’s ok.. To try to make the texture consistent with a dairy process is unnatural. What is more, adding vanilla flavor is adding MSG. Adding any Natural flavors is adding MSG. So-Delicious you can do better.

  2. So many of these yogurts contain inulin which I can’t seem to digest. Did they remove the inulin from their formula as well?

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